Entry of Assamese from Bengal only on humanitarian grounds: Himanta Biswa Sarma
The total number of coronavirus cases in Assam rose to 58 with five persons testing positive for the disease on Friday and the test report of a 16-year-old girl confirmed the infection after her death, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
Local Assamese channels under Centre's watch
On Wednesday night, shortly after the parliament cleared the bill and reports of violence from A...
Assamese people not immune to COVID-19: Himanta Biswa Sarma
Sarma said, “On Tuesday Assam reported two cases of COVID positive, one case of a...
Assam will remain with Assamese; SIT constituted to probe violence: CM Sonowal
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal assured the people that adequate measures will be taken to get the Clause 6 of the Assam Accord impl...
PM Modi reassures Assamese people who're concerned over Citizenship Amendment Bill
In an attempt to reach out the people of Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured them on Thursday that they had nothing to worry after t...
Leader of opposition of Assam Assembly challenges Citizenship Amendment Act in the Supreme Court
The petition said that the act is an attempt to impose an ethos which is in total violation of the composite culture and age old liberal values of the Assamese society. According to the petitioners, the very idea of defining and granting citizenship on religious lines is an idea opposed to the very basic foundations of the country.
Assembly to ratify clause 6 Assamese definition: Himanta
Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma led panel lately submitted its recommendation to the chief minister, Sarbananda Sonowal stating that the definition of Assamese given by the committee on Clause 6 of Assam Accord has to be ratified by the state assembly.
Accord panel 'finalises definition of Assamese'
A high-level committee, which has been tasked with looking into how Clause 6 of the 1985 Assam Accord could be implemented, is almost ready with its recommendations.
Assamese to be made mandatory for govt jobs in Assam
Finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said, “We will bring a bill where it will essential that student has to study Assamese as one of the subject for getting a government job needless to say for Barak valley and Bodoland it will be Bengali and Bodo respectively.”
Free lands belonging to the sattras, temples and Wakf: ASJU
ASJU stated that on the issue of defining indigenous or Assamese, the Assam Accord under which March 24, 1971 is taken as cut-off date for citizenship should be taken into account.
Panel faces task of defining who is 'Assamese'
While the central and state governments are hoping that the committee on Clause 6 of the Assam Accord will give its recommendation to help them counter the protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the panel faces the herculean task of defining 'Assamese' people.
Assam Bengalis oppose Kolkata's Bengali language push
There are differences over making Bengali first language in Assam and FIRs have been filed in different police station across the state against the drive.
Learning Assamese till Class 10 must for Assam govt jobs: Education Minister
Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that Assamese will be made a compulsory subject in all schools of the state and only those who have studied the language till Class 10 will be eligible for its government jobs.
CAB shows BJP’s ignorance about Assamese sensitivities: Tarun Gogoi
My government proposed NRC for a different reason and with a different approach. It was mainly to expose BJP’s allegations that there were 50-60 lakh illegal (Muslim) immigrants in Assam and also to find out the exact number of foreigners, says former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi.
Assam’s clause 6 panel suggests ILP, reservations in Assembly and jobs
Clause 6 provides for constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards to protect the cultural, social heritage of the Assamese people. The panel in its preliminary report is said to have suggested the introduction of Inner Line Permit, reservation of seats in the legislative assembly and local bodies, and reservations in employment for the Assamese.
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