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Amla candy rescues assam nutrition drive -Rahul Karmakar

-The Hindu Women unwilling to consume iron-folic acid tablets could opt for alternative. GUWAHATI: A drive for good nutrition among pregnant women and children in a southern assam district has been given a gooseberry candy twist. This follows a report that the targeted groups find the prescribed iron-folic acid tablets repulsive. According to the 2015 National Family Health Survey, 47.2% of the women of reproductive age in Hailakandi were a

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UNHRC asks India to end lockdown in J&K -Kallol Bhattacharjee

-The Hindu Michelle Bachelet also asked India to ensure that the National Register of Citizens verification in assam does not leave the people Stateless Geneva: The UN Human Rights Council urged India on Monday to end the lockdown in Kashmir and restore basic communications services. Delivering the Opening Statement, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet noted the situation in Kashmir and More »

Navi Mumbai to have Maharashtra's first detention centre for illegal immigrants: Report

ing authority for Navi Mumbai, and sought a three-acre plot in Nerul for the detention centre. This came days after more than 19 lakh people out of 3.3 crore were left out of the final list of the assam’s National Register of Citizens. The number of people left out in the state’s updated citizens’ database comprise around 6% of assam’s entire population. They will now have to appe

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West Bengal Assembly rules out NRC -Shiv Sahay Singh

-The Hindu House passes a resolution opposing NRC in assam In an unprecedented show of unity, the West Bengal Legislative Assembly on Friday passed a resolution opposing the National Register of Citizens ( NRC) in assam. The resolution also categorically ruled out the possibility of any such exercise in the State. The development comes within a week of release of the final list of NRC, in which o

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Remaking the idea of an Indian citizen -Yamini Aiyar

-Hindustan Times The Constitution promises religion-neutral citizenship. NRC and its fallout could upend that The controversy unfolding in assam over the National Register of Citizens (NRC), published on August 31, has brought to the fore important fault lines in the construction of citizenship in contemporary India. In particular, it places the spotlight on the role of key institutional actors – the bureaucracy and judiciary –

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The NRC is a 'national problem' not just assam's -Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty

-The Telegraph Can issuing work permits and settling people outside assam resolve the problem temporarily? In his Outlook article, (retired Union Cabinet secretary and a long-time North-east hand at the Centre) G.K. Pillai offered a temporary arrangement of granting ‘a five-year work permit’ to those not included in the final NRC, basically to maintain status quo, ‘to calm things down and allow a range of policy options to be

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assam to move Supreme Court for NRC reverification in select districts -Nistula Hebbar

-The Hindu “Technical flaws” may have caused exclusion of Bengali Hindu refugees, says State Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. New Delhi: The assam government and the ruling BJP in the State have termed the finalisation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) list there as a “mixed bag” with concerns being raised over several “technical flaws” in the process that may have caused exclusion of Bengali H

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assam NRC-excluded are not 'stateless', says External Affairs Ministry -Kallol Bhattacherjee

-The Hindu Ministry says those not in NRC will not be detained and will enjoy all rights New Delhi: Individuals excluded from the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in assam will not become stateless and will continue to enjoy equal rights available to all Indians, Raveesh Kumar, official spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry, said on Sunday. Mr. Kumar declared that the implementation of the NRC process would be d

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assam NRC final list: Centre in no hurry for follow-up -Vijaita Singh

rge number of people to detention centres is not a ‘practical’ option New Delhi: The Centre is not in a rush to take any decision after the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in assam was published on Saturday as the political leadership decides the next course of action. A senior government official said there were several options available, but sending a large number of people to detention centres was not “practical&rd

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A more precarious citizenship -Sanjib Baruah

formulation also surfaced in a somewhat novel context. In statements made in Dhaka, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar described the process of the identification of citizens and non-citizens in assam as India’s internal matter. Please click here to read more.

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