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AGP’s decision to re-unite with BJP taken without my knowledge, says Prafulla Mahanta

Former AGP chief Prafulla Mahanta says he's against alliance move, believes AGP shouldn't have gone back to BJP after snapping ties over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
People queue up to check their names on the final draft of the NRC in Assam

823 people detained in 6 Assam detention centres are foreigners, Centre tells Supreme Court

The top court had asked the Centre to provide details of functional detention centres in Assam and the foreigners detained in them during the last 10 years.

VHP’s change of heart welcome if part of larger poll plan

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People queue up to check their names on the final draft of the NRC in Assam

Centre hell bent on not allowing NRC process to go on, says Supreme Court

The apex court said it would not extend the 31 July deadline for the completion of NRC.
People wait to check their names on the final draft of the Assam's National Register of Citizens

48 ex-IAS officers urge Modi govt to fix NRC exercise, ‘ill-conceived’ Citizenship Bill

Expressing concern over the NRC exercise in Assam, the group says Citizenship Bill has exacerbated the situation.
College students protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Dibrugarh| PTI

Angry allies, upset state units & voters up in arms: How BJP is unravelling in Northeast

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill push has left not just Assam, but entire region up in flames, putting it in a precarious position politically.

Citizenship Amendment Bill: Atoning for Partition or religion a criterion in secular India?

The Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed in Lok Sabha Tuesday. The Bill seeks to provide citizenship to Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan who entered the country fleeing religious persecution before 31 December, 2014. Several opposition parties, including the Congress and even the northeast allies of the BJP, have opposed the Bill saying it is "against the fundamental aspects of the Indian Constitution". ThePrint asks: Citizenship Amendment Bill: Atoning for Partition or religion a criterion in secular India? https://youtu.be/STM9-B_Ywzg Proposed Bill can be called a revised version of the Akhand Bharat of Hindus thesis Hilal Ahmed Associate professor, CSDS The proposed amendment in the citizenship law goes against this spirit of the Constitution in two ways. First, it aims to recognise the religion of a person as the prime marker of his/her identity to offer citizenship in the country. This emphasis on religion is highly problematic. The existing provisions of citizenship law...
AGP Party president Atul Bora | Twitter

Another wicket falls for the NDA as Assam ally AGP walks out on Citizenship Bill issue

It’s not the arithmetic but the perception of constantly losing allies that would be of concern to the BJP, while opposition parties band together against it.

The Citizenship Bill complements NRC in pushing BJP’s Hindutva agenda: here’s how

JPC has upheld most of the provisions in the bill, which has become a political and social flashpoint, given the backdrop of the NRC process in Assam. 
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NRC process in next 6 months crucial for 32 lakh people in Assam, and for BJP’s poll agenda

The fact that the process won't be completed before the Lok Sabha elections suits the BJP politically.

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Africa has a new health care crisis — obesity

The recently published Global Wellness Index set alarm bells ringing when South Africa scored poorly for life expectancy, alcohol use, depression and diabetes.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.


1 soldier killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri

Pakistani troops have violated ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?