Gogoi has been in jail since September 13 and has been charged under the National Security Act.
On November 15, the Supreme Court is likely to decide the fate of 30 lakh applicants who have submitted only a panchayat residency certificate to prove their family lineage and claim Indian citizenship.
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In conversation with Rima Das about Village Rockstars, a small Assamese film about a girl who wants to own a guitar, and which is making waves across international festivals.
While Assam had a woman chief minister in 1980, quite a few legislative assemblies of the northeastern states had ended their term without having a single woman MLA.
“One of my boys too recently got a contract by paying 10% commission to the minister. There are a few other ministers too who take commissions,” Ram Prasad Sharma told the media.
Authorities had earlier asked the family of Assam’s first speaker to prove their citizenship.
Gogoi was accused by the state police of instigating the public to take up arms against the government at a rally held in Moran town near Dibrugarh on September 12.
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All embankments along the India-Nepal border are controlled by India, which means that during a cross-border flood, one side will drain itself by drowning the other.
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Akhil Gogoi has been a bitter opponent of various policy decisions announced by the ruling BJP dispensation.
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Hazarika, who would have been 91 on Friday, wore many hats throughout his lifetime. What was uncanny however was his ability to bring the world to the people of Assam, long before globalisation made the word smaller.
What the confrontational politics of India’s northeast will mean for the future of panicked animals trying to survive a flood every year is unclear.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
National Register of Citizens Told to Segregate ‘Original Assam Inhabitants’ From Among 48 Lakh Applicants
The 48 lakh applicants submitted a panchayat certificate, which is only a supporting document, to prove their citizenship.
Exploring the history and the struggle of the Chakma tribe.
The death toll from drowning, snakebite, house collapse and landslide triggered by monsoon rains and floods rose to over 600 people on August 19.
Activists who have been working on the issue of undocumented immigrants from Bangladesh say they have not heard of these task forces, and even the police disagree on their number.
With today’s deaths, the toll in the latest wave of floods in the state rose to 49. The overall death figure in this year’s flood in Assam is 133.
Since August 10, seven rhinos, 122 swamp deer, two elephants, three wild boars, two hog deer, three sambhar deer, one buffalo and one porcupine have died,
The government’s decision to open 22 colleges named after Deendayal Upadhyaya reinforces the RSS’s much-hyped role in last year’s state elections and has triggered a backlash.
Assam, where more than 31 lakh people have been affected by floods in 25 districts, found innovative ways to celebrate Independence Day.
A fierce critic of the Assam’s BJP-led government, Ahmed campaigned against corruption, child labour and child marriage.
Video clips have emerged on social media that show a BJP minister in Manipur and a Congress MLA in Assam helping villagers repair embankment breaches in flood-hit areas.
The priorities of the central and state governments seem to be misplaced in Assam.
The man the BJP once described as a ‘key suspect’ in the Louis Berger case is now a senior minister in its own government.
The Supreme Court criticised Sonowal for saying the draft national register of citizens, meant to curb illegal immigration, will be released by December 31.
The Sonowal government has employed measures that appear designed to pressurise local authorities to work at its behest, all the while creating fear and giving rise to renewed anger among the Muslim community.
Assam and Arunachal Pradesh are facing floods and landslides due to incessant rains in last couple of days.
Major rivers in the state are flowing above the danger level while surface communication was disrupted at many places along the NH-415 that links Assam with Arunachal Pradesh.
More than three lakh people have been affected in the latest wave of floods, around 1,096 villages are under water and nearly 41,200 hectares of crop area have been damaged.
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The movements for Nepali in West Bengal and Bengali in Assam have faced an uphill task, both finding their first success in 1961.
India has a paltry water transportation system due to practical and policy difficulties, but trade with Bangladesh may open up avenues.
Yakub Ali was part of a protest held against alleged inclusion of Indian citizens in the doubtful voters list by the foreigners’ tribunals.
The water level in many states has reached waist level while power cuts and lack of water supply has further affected daily lives.
In 2005, conservationists launched a plan to establish rhino populations in seven parks in Assam, but this proved to be a much bigger challenge than was expected.
Bodo women in Chirang, a remote district in lower Assam, are breaking taboos, overcoming obstacles and handling their own finances – all thanks to the simple cycle.