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  • NRC will have no impact on Gorkhas: Amit Shah Apr 12, 2021 02:47 PM IST

    NRC will have no impact on Gorkhas: Amit Shah

    Amit Shah, during an address after a roadshow in Kalimpong, said as long as the Narendra Modi-led BJP government is there at the Centre, no Gorkha will be harmed.

  • Opinion: BJP banks on welfare and infra record in Assam to offset NRC, CAA backlash Apr 01, 2021 09:10 AM IST

    Opinion: BJP banks on welfare and infra record in Assam to offset NRC, CAA backlash

    State GDP growth matches national trend line, but high unemployment rates stand out as big worry

  • Opinion: Fear of being a minority at home defines Assam’s complex ethno-nationalistic politics Mar 29, 2021 05:20 PM IST

    Opinion: Fear of being a minority at home defines Assam’s complex ethno-nationalistic politics

    Elections aside, the lurking fear that illegal immigrants will determine the state’s political future continue to the occupy Assamese mindspace

  • RGI turns down Assam govt's request to financially support pending NRC work beyond March 31 Mar 27, 2021 08:55 PM IST

    RGI turns down Assam govt's request to financially support pending NRC work beyond March 31

    Guwahati, Mar 27 The Registrar General of India (RGI) has turned down a request of the Assam government to continue financial support for complet..

  • NRC correction, flood control, protection of rights find place in BJP's poll manifesto for Assam Mar 23, 2021 12:22 PM IST

    NRC correction, flood control, protection of rights find place in BJP's poll manifesto for Assam

    The party also made 'ten commitments' in the manifesto -- one of which is initiation of a process to "correct and reconcile" the entries made as part of the Supreme Court- mandated National Register of Citizens exercise, as it seeks to "protect genuine Indian citizens and exclude all illegal immigrants".

  • Exclusive | Repairing Indo-Bangla ties key focus of PM's first foreign visit since the pandemic Mar 22, 2021 05:03 PM IST

    Exclusive | Repairing Indo-Bangla ties key focus of PM's first foreign visit since the pandemic

    Modi's visit to Bangladesh this week is expected to seal diplomatic cracks that appeared in the relationship over the past 2-years due to the debate over the CAA and the NRC exercise. It may also shore up support for the BJP in West Bengal assembly elections.

  • No decision yet on nationwide NRC: Centre tells Rajya Sabha Mar 18, 2021 07:19 AM IST

    No decision yet on nationwide NRC: Centre tells Rajya Sabha

    Replying to another question, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said there is no provision of detention centres under the Citizenship Act, 1955.

  • NRC in Assam: Final list not yet prepared, Coordinator tells Gauhati High Court Dec 10, 2020 10:23 AM IST

    NRC in Assam: Final list not yet prepared, Coordinator tells Gauhati High Court

    Assam's National Register of Citizens coordinator has told the Gauhati High Court that the Registrar General of India has been silent on the final publication of the list for which it is the only authority to take action.

  • Will not allow NRC in Bengal, says Mamata Banerjee Dec 09, 2020 07:21 PM IST

    Will not allow NRC in Bengal, says Mamata Banerjee

    Maintaining that all the residents of the state are citizens of the country and no one can change that, Mamata Banerjee accused the BJP of trying to play divisive politics using the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

  • Bihar Election Results 2020: Asaduddin Owaisi blames RJD, Congress for being silent on CAA, NRC Nov 12, 2020 10:34 AM IST

    Bihar Election Results 2020: Asaduddin Owaisi blames RJD, Congress for being silent on CAA, NRC

    Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) fielded 16 of its 21 candidates in Seemanchal region and won five seats

  • Imran Khan asks Mark Zuckerberg to ban Islamophobic content on Facebook, cites CAA, NRC as examples of 'pogrom against Muslims' Oct 26, 2020 10:32 AM IST

    Imran Khan asks Mark Zuckerberg to ban Islamophobic content on Facebook, cites CAA, NRC as examples of 'pogrom against Muslims'

    Referring to India's Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), Khan said that Muslims are being denied their citizenship rights.

  • Joe Biden seeks restoration of peoples' rights in Kashmir; disappointed with NRC, CAA Jun 26, 2020 08:00 AM IST

    Joe Biden seeks restoration of peoples' rights in Kashmir; disappointed with NRC, CAA

    “These measures are inconsistent with the country's long tradition of secularism and with sustaining a multi-ethnic and multi-religious democracy,” according to the policy paper -- ‘Joe Biden's agenda for Muslim American community' posted recently on hos campaign website.

  • Modi Govt 2.0 | Centre-state ties go downhill May 27, 2020 09:52 AM IST

    Modi Govt 2.0 | Centre-state ties go downhill

    COVID-19 was a good opportunity for the Centre to repair relations with the states and rebuild trust. Instead, it seemed keener to use the crisis to emphasise its dominance, and show who the boss was

  • Modi Govt 2.0 | A tumultuous year for India May 26, 2020 01:12 PM IST

    Modi Govt 2.0 | A tumultuous year for India

    For the past 12 months the BJP-led NDA government’s actions have been bold, and have seen strong and polarising reactions. Its response to the Coronavirus crisis has left a lot to be desired

  • Delhi Police clears Shaheen Bagh protest site amid lockdown over coronavirus Mar 24, 2020 08:08 AM IST

    Delhi Police clears Shaheen Bagh protest site amid lockdown over coronavirus

    Shaheen Bagh area has witnessed a sit-in protest against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed pan-India National Register of Citizens for around 100 days.

  • Politics | The Centre digs in its heels as the states unite in opposition Mar 06, 2020 08:14 AM IST

    Politics | The Centre digs in its heels as the states unite in opposition

    The Centre, should it choose to end the crisis, can agree to the 2010 NPR form and put out a list of NRC documents. That in itself will go a long way towards ending the protests. It will still be seen to be firm on the CAA and can claim that as a victory.

  • USCIRF members express concern over CAA; say it could result in 'disenfranchisement' of Muslims Mar 05, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    USCIRF members express concern over CAA; say it could result in 'disenfranchisement' of Muslims

    The new citizenship law passed by the Indian Parliament in December 2019 offers citizenship to non-Muslim persecuted religious minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

  • Coordination panel to study NPR issues in Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray Mar 03, 2020 01:30 PM IST

    Coordination panel to study NPR issues in Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray

    Addressing media in Vidhan Bhawan in south Mumbai, where the budget session of the state legislature is underway, Thackeray also declined to comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement that he was thinking of quiting social media.

  • Politics | Nitish Kumar gives a sneak peek into his election strategy Mar 03, 2020 11:10 AM IST

    Politics | Nitish Kumar gives a sneak peek into his election strategy

    The JD(U) leader’s strategy appears to be to retain the Hindu votes by riding piggyback on the BJP and, at the same time, winning over the minorities by passing the resolution against the NRC.

  • NRC Rejection Slip likely from March 20: Assam Govt Mar 03, 2020 09:00 AM IST

    NRC Rejection Slip likely from March 20: Assam Govt

    At present, work related to scanning of "speaking order" is going on and around 12 per cent job is left, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said while replying to a written query by Congress MLA Rekibuddin Ahmed.

  • NRC won't have implications on Bangladesh: Foreign Secretary Shringla Mar 02, 2020 01:30 PM IST

    NRC won't have implications on Bangladesh: Foreign Secretary Shringla

    Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan cancelled their visits to India in December over prevailing situation following passage of the new citizenship bill.

  • If no minority will be affected by CAA, why keep Muslims out of it: Chidambaram to Amit Shah Mar 02, 2020 08:13 AM IST

    If no minority will be affected by CAA, why keep Muslims out of it: Chidambaram to Amit Shah

    Addressing a rally in Kolkata, Shah assured people of the minority community that not a single person will lose citizenship due to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

  • Citizens of Maharashtra need not worry about CAA-NRC-NPR: Ajit Pawar Mar 02, 2020 08:10 AM IST

    Citizens of Maharashtra need not worry about CAA-NRC-NPR: Ajit Pawar

    Addressing the convention of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) here, he also ruled out any need to bring a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Population Register (NPR) in the state Legislative Assembly.

  • Politics | Two issues testing the Thackeray government’s strength Feb 28, 2020 02:59 PM IST

    Politics | Two issues testing the Thackeray government’s strength

    Other than the Bhima Koregaon case, the more crucial difference in the Maharashtra coalition is over the triple issues of the Citizenship Amendment Act, the National Register of Citizens, and the National Population Register.

  • Politics | Why delimitation could finally be a reality in Assam Feb 28, 2020 08:43 AM IST

    Politics | Why delimitation could finally be a reality in Assam

    A section of government officials and functionaries cutting across party lines and civil society groups feel that delimitation can be a tool to check the debilitating impact of the rapid demographic change in Assam.

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