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Assam's CAA applicants to get only three months

Those applying for citizenship under the Citizenship Amendment Act are likely to be asked to swear allegiance to the Constitution and furnish proof of their religion and date of entry into India.

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  • Assam has emerged as the top state in terms of best practices followed in budget formulation, followed by Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, says a survey by Transparency International.

    The memorial has been built at Mokokchung, which is also the cultural and intellectual centre of Nagaland. This memorial is the first of its kind in Nagaland, which also has the famous Second World War Cemetery at Kohima. Christened "Veer Samriti", the memorial is spread over 13,500 sq ft and was built by 44 Assam Rifles.

    Having monitored the final NRC list with 31 million included in the registry while almost two million excluded, finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is waiting for the next step of the apex court on the NRC. ​​Once the people are given reasons for non-inclusion, they can move the foreigners’ tribunal to contest the exclusion.

    The Paresh Barua-led ULFA(I), along with a few other militant outfits of the Northeast, had called for a boycott of the Republic Day celebrations in the region. Three blasts had taken place in Dibrugarh and one in Charaideo districts of Upper Assam in a span of 10 minutes -- between 8.15 and 8.25 am on Sunday, a police officer said.

    The number of women police however has increased as compared to 2018 by 9.52 percent, as per the report. In 2015, the union home ministry had approved 33% reservation for women horizontally and in each category (SC, ST, OBC & others) in direct recruitment of non-Gazetted posts from Constable to Sub-Inspector in police forces.

    The Centre signs an accord with all factions of banned Assam-based rebel group National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)Amit Shah signs a...

    A monetary package of Rs 1,500 crore has been sanctioned by the government for implementation of the accord in the next three years, according to the accord. Home minister Amit Shah said Assam’s territorial integrity is assured with this agreement as every single Bodo group has come on board.

    The first blast was reported outside a shop at Teokghat in Sonari police station area of Charaideo district. Three explosions followed soon after in Dibrugarh district - two at Graham Bazar and AT Road, beside a gurudwara, and another at the oil town of Duliajan Tiniali, just 100 metres from the local police station, ASP Padmanabh Barua said.

    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.”

    The members of the insurgent groups -- ULFA (I), NDFB, RNLF, KLO, CPI (Maoist), NSLA, ADF and NLFB -- surrendered in presence of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at a programme in Guwahati.

    The government on Monday signed an accord with one of the dreaded insurgent groups of Assam -- the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) -- providing political and economic bonanza. The All Bodo Students' Union (ABSU), which has been spearheading a movement for a Bodoland state was also signatory to the accord.

    644 cadres of eight militant groups of Assam, surrendered at the Arms Laying Down Ceremony in Guwahati on January 23. Chief Minister Sarbana...

    An agreement will be signed by home minister Amit Shah and Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and the four National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) factions, aimed at safeguarding the Bodo language and culture. Before providing ‘special’ political rights to Bodos, a commission is likely to be set up for talking to a few people in Assam.

    Thousands of people, including women and children, have been protesting since December 15 at Shaheen Bagh and nearby Jamia Millia Islamia against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). Assam government is set to file a case against the alleged mastermind of the Shaheen Bagh protests for his 'seditious' comment.

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