Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicNational Register of Citizens

Topic: National Register of Citizens

NRC exercise will be smooth, there’ll be no hue and cry: Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Sarma says those who migrated illegally after 1971 will "just disappear", days ahead of the release of Assam's citizen register. 

Ensure justice for Hindu migrants during NRC drive, Vishva Hindu Parishad tells govt

Assam’s VHP writes to parliamentary panel on citizenship bill, says Hindu immigrants without proper documents must not be harassed.

After SC allows NRC deadline extension, Assam says final draft will be out ‘100% by 30 July’

Final draft was due 30 June but state coordinator had sought extension on grounds that flood had affected NRC work.

Fear, faith and pragmatism: Assam Muslims’ range of reactions to first NRC draft

The religious undertone to the issue has made all Muslims in Assam wary of the exercise. Many are insecure, but some look at it with optimism.

It’s clear NRC isn’t enough to protect Assam’s indigenous population

There is an urgent need for protective legislations which can bar illegal immigrants from acquiring land and enjoying other government benefits.

Uneasy political game to claim credit for NRC update in Assam

First draft of National Register of Citizens released; BJP pushing for it since it came to power in 2016, Congress says NRC update was its brainchild.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.