Covid-19: Issuance of NRC rejection slip postponed
Following the outbreak of COVID-19, the National Register of Citizens (NRC) authorities will postpone the process of issuing rejection slips to those left out of the final register published last year. The exercise was slated to start from March 20.
Shaheen Bagh protesters allege petrol bomb hurled
Protesters at Shaheen Bagh alleged that a petrol bomb was hurled nearby the anti-Citizenshi...
Petrol bomb hurled at Jamia protest site
In a statement, the JCC said a miscreant opened fire and hurled a petrol bomb at the protest site a...
Assam government to frame detailed guidelines for MFI operations: Himanta Biswa Sarma
“Micro-Finance Institutions have played a significant role in promoting financial inclusion in Assam over the past few years - especially in terms of providing facilities for availing credit, deposit and insurance products, in addition to penetration of branches for extending banking/financial services in remote areas of the state," Sarma said.
Assam Congress MLA may join BJP soon, claims Himanta
BJP in Assam has claimed that a Congress MLA may join the party soon and that a couple of others are also in talks with it.
Covid-19 outbreak: Anti-CAA 'Mumbai Bagh' protest put on hold
The protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, National Register of Citizens and the National Population Register was going on in Nagpada area of south Mumbai since January 26 this year. "We may have differences with the government on CAA, NRC and NPR, but we are with the government in the fight against COVID-19," a protester said.
ILP cannot be implemented in Assam: Himanta Sarma
Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said “inner line permit (ILP) cannot be implemented in Assam as it’s the gateway to northeast India”.
Anti-CAA protest in Lucknow suspended amid coronavirus scare
The women protestors have submitted a letter to the police commissioner, saying they were suspending their 66-day-long protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the proposed nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR) temporarily in view of the outbreak.
AIUDF wants Priyanka Gandhi to contest for Rajya Sabha seat from Assam: Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president
Elections will be held for 55 Rajya Sabha seats in the country on March 26 with three seats in Assam. The BJP will field a candidate in one seat and its ally Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) will contest another seat. The third seat is being eyed by the Congress and AIUDF.
Assam Rifles brass under scanner for lapses in deal
Sources told ET that the director general of AR –– a three-star Lt Gen from the Army –– has been identified in the inquiry as having been instrumental in awarding a Rs 18-crore contract to a private contract by unjustly disqualifying the competition and fast-tracking the process.
Prohibitory orders imposed in Delhi till Mar 31; protests, gatherings banned
The Delhi Police on Sunday imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC in the national capital till March 31 in view of the coronavirus outbreak, banning protests, and other gatherings.
Assam Government puts State under AFSPA for six months
Security forces engaged in counter-insurgency operation in Assam favour the continuation of AFSPA in the whole state. In Manipur, AFSPA is in force in almost the entire state, except seven Assembly constituencies of Imphal. In AP, areas governed by AFSPA have been halved to those under eight police stations, besides Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts.
COVID-19: Park Circus CAA protest in Kolkata scaled down; batch of 7 to continue sit-in
The sit-in demonstration on the lines of Shaheen Bagh in Delhi began at Park Circus Maidan on January 7 with 60 women protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. "We were requested by the government to stop the gathering of protesters as a sit-in on a rotational basis. This has been allowed by the government," said Asmat Jamil, one of the organisers of Park Circus sit-in.
Petrol bomb hurled near Shaheen Bagh protest site
A petrol bomb was hurled by an unidentified person near the protest site at Shaheen Bagh on Sunday where women have been on a sit-in for over three months against the newly amended citizenship act, police said. No injuries have been reported.
Delhi lockdown: Anti-CAA protesters removed from Shaheen Bagh, other places
ET spoke to the women protesters who said that the police came around 7 am when hardly 25 protesters were there. Salma Ahmed, one of the protesters, said the pressure to end the protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has been building up over the last few days and the number of protesters had reduced significantly ever since the lockdown was announced in the city on Monday.
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