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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has been vocal against the NRC in India/Photo: UNI

NRC AND THE EXODUS

Above: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has been vocal against the NRC in India/Photo: UNI By Inderjit Badhwar Home Minister Amit Shah’s desire to expand...
Assam Human Rights Commission fines doc 5 lacs for Medical Negligence

Assam Human Rights Commission fines doc 5 lacs for Medical Negligence

The Full Bench of Assam Human Rights Commission presided over by Chairperson, Justice T Vaiphei, held a Guwahati doctor guilty of medical negligence and...

Assam NRC matter: SC reserves verdict on citizenship status of people, born in India...

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its judgment on the citizenship status of people, born in India between 1971 and 1987, and who were...
SG Tushar Mehta

79 single-member Tribunals are functioning in Assam to deal with cases of illegal detention...

Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta informed the apex court on Thursday that at present 79 single member Tribunals consisting of judicial members, advocates and...
Supreme court

SC rejects plea seeking recusal of CJI from hearing matter related to foreigners’ illegal...

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain a plea seeking recusal of CJI Ranjan Gogoi in the matter drawing attention towards the plight...
Supreme court

We will come up with better measures for inmates lodged in detention camps: Assam...

The Supreme Court was told on Thursday by Assam Chief Secretary (CS) that he would come up with better measures for the inmates lodged...
Picture Credit Pixabay

Illegal detention: SC rebukes Centre for non-availability of Assam CS, asks for his mandatory...

Taking a stern view at the lackadaisical approach towards the plight of foreigners in detention camps in Assam by the state government, the apex...
Assam electoral roll

SC disposes of plea seeking restoration of names in Assam electoral roll

The Supreme Court on Thursday (Mar 28) was told by the Election Commission that the petitioner whose name was deleted from the electoral roll...
NRC

SC tells EC to clarify on Assam electoral list and NRC list

The Supreme Court on Tuesday told Election Commission to file an affidavit stating that the name of one Gopal Seth along with other petitioners’...
NRC

The Storm Before The Calm

By Sumit Saxena On Thursday, 24 January the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) case was scheduled at 3:00 p.m. before the bench comprising Chief Justice...

Supreme Court sets July 31 deadline for final report publication of Assam NRC

By Sumit Saxena The Supreme Court Thursday ordered, July 31 deadline to publish final report of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.  The exclusion...

Assam NRC: SC extends deadline till Dec 15, adds five more documents for proof

The Supreme Court on Thursday gave time till Dec 15 for people to file claims and objections for inclusion of names in the draft...
National Register of Citizens

Process for filing NRC claims in Assam to begin on September 25: SC

Supreme Court gives 60 day window for 40 lakh people in Assam for filing claims related to the National Register of Citizens, lists 10...
SC defers process for receiving Assam NRC claims, next hearing on Sept 19

SC defers process for receiving Assam NRC claims, next hearing on Sept 19

SC bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi declined Centre’s request for a copy of the final report of NRC coordinator, may expand list of...
INDIA ON TEST

INDIA ON TEST

~By Inderjit Badhwar Our cover story focuses this week on what could be the biggest human rights issue the nation has faced since it gained...
Tensions rise as Assam draft citizen list omits 40 lakh

Tensions rise as Assam draft citizen list omits 40 lakh

As expected, the draft list of citizens released by Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) has left out all “doubtful” residents of the state,...
Members of the All Assam students’ Union at a rally in Guwahati/Photo: UNI

National Register of Citizens in Assam: Identity Crisis

Above: Members of the All Assam students’ Union at a rally in Guwahati/Photo: UNI Updating the National Register of Citizens in Assam was part of...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in traditional Naga gear at the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland/Photo: UNI

Cultural Challenge

The Indian Constitution has special provisions for the protection of the cultural identities, customs, and economic and political interests of the original inhabitants of...
(Right to Left) Prateek Hajela, NRC Coordinator in Assam, Registrar General of India, Sailesh and police officials of Assam meeting with leaders of the political parties of Assam, in Guwahati (file picture)/ Photo: UNI

Corruption in Assam citizenship registration: SC refers case to constitution bench

Above: (Right to Left) Prateek Hajela, NRC Coordinator in Assam, Registrar General of India, Sailesh and police officials of Assam meeting  with leaders of...
​Technical challenge on time-bound chargesheet and bail dismissed by SC

​Technical challenge on time-bound chargesheet and bail dismissed by SC

A technical issue of due date of filing a chargesheet and bail in a serious crime was dismissed by the Supreme Court bench of...

SC directs Centre to up the ante against tea companies for recovery of wages

Above: Workers plucking tea leaves at a tea garden at Mongaldai on the outskirts of Guwahati (file picture). Photo: UNI The plight of several...
A file picture of BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav

Another jawan moves court with “poor food” complaint

Above: A file picture of BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav Another Indian jawan has complained of poor quality food. However, unlike BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, who in January...
Lead Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Witch-hunting: Diabolic Persecution

Single women and widows are often branded as witches to humiliate and ostracise them and seize their property. Why does this reprehensible practice continue...
‘Want quid-pro-quo for allowing foreign lawyers to practice in Indian courts’

SC acquits rape accused, says circumstantial evidence not enough

The Supreme Court on May 26 acquitted the late Jit Kakati in a rape case because the maximum evidence against him that the state...
All Assam Students Union (AASU) take out a protest rally against the citizenship amendment bill in Guwahati. Photo: UNI

Assam Infiltration Matter Set for Mid-July Hearing

In the case of illegal migration into Assam where complications arise about the Constitutionality of Section 6A of the Citizenship Act and also in...
The new population policy in Assam wants to ensure a two-child norm across the state. Photo: UNI

Assam: Two is the New Norm

The state government’s attempt to curb the number of children its citizens can have is being seen as a move to reduce Bangladeshi settlers...
Senior advocate KTS Tulsi. Photo: indianbarassociation.org

How Can We Say the Constitution Has Been Successful?: KTS Tulsi

iewKTS Tulsi, an Indian politician and senior advocate of the Supreme Court, is noted for representing Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, who was accused...
Muslim women hold placards in support of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board during a signature campaign in Ahmedabad.

UCC: Code of Controversy

As the center pushes for a Uniform Civil Code, it triggers a storm of protests and conflicting opinions on the timing and intent. It...

Sonowal takes oath as first BJP CM: His list of to-do’s a daunting one

Sarbananda Sonowal’s swearing in ceremony was a grand affair with BJP supporters coming in from different parts of the state. Sonowal is the first...

ULFA (I) decries land allocation to Ramdev in Bodo Territorial Council

The allocation of land to Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev in the Bodo Territorial Council (BTC) area has irked the  ULFA  (I) (led by Paresh Baruah). The outfit...

'Assam' - 30 News Results

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has been vocal against the NRC in India/Photo: UNI

NRC AND THE EXODUS

Above: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has been vocal against the NRC in India/Photo: UNI By Inderjit Badhwar Home Minister Amit Shah’s desire to expand...
Assam Human Rights Commission fines doc 5 lacs for Medical Negligence

Assam Human Rights Commission fines doc 5 lacs for Medical Negligence

The Full Bench of Assam Human Rights Commission presided over by Chairperson, Justice T Vaiphei, held a Guwahati doctor guilty of medical negligence and...

Assam NRC matter: SC reserves verdict on citizenship status of people, born in India...

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its judgment on the citizenship status of people, born in India between 1971 and 1987, and who were...
SG Tushar Mehta

79 single-member Tribunals are functioning in Assam to deal with cases of illegal detention...

Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta informed the apex court on Thursday that at present 79 single member Tribunals consisting of judicial members, advocates and...
Supreme court

SC rejects plea seeking recusal of CJI from hearing matter related to foreigners’ illegal...

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain a plea seeking recusal of CJI Ranjan Gogoi in the matter drawing attention towards the plight...
Supreme court

We will come up with better measures for inmates lodged in detention camps: Assam...

The Supreme Court was told on Thursday by Assam Chief Secretary (CS) that he would come up with better measures for the inmates lodged...
Picture Credit Pixabay

Illegal detention: SC rebukes Centre for non-availability of Assam CS, asks for his mandatory...

Taking a stern view at the lackadaisical approach towards the plight of foreigners in detention camps in Assam by the state government, the apex...
Assam electoral roll

SC disposes of plea seeking restoration of names in Assam electoral roll

The Supreme Court on Thursday (Mar 28) was told by the Election Commission that the petitioner whose name was deleted from the electoral roll...
NRC

SC tells EC to clarify on Assam electoral list and NRC list

The Supreme Court on Tuesday told Election Commission to file an affidavit stating that the name of one Gopal Seth along with other petitioners’...
NRC

The Storm Before The Calm

By Sumit Saxena On Thursday, 24 January the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) case was scheduled at 3:00 p.m. before the bench comprising Chief Justice...

Supreme Court sets July 31 deadline for final report publication of Assam NRC

By Sumit Saxena The Supreme Court Thursday ordered, July 31 deadline to publish final report of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.  The exclusion...

Assam NRC: SC extends deadline till Dec 15, adds five more documents for proof

The Supreme Court on Thursday gave time till Dec 15 for people to file claims and objections for inclusion of names in the draft...
National Register of Citizens

Process for filing NRC claims in Assam to begin on September 25: SC

Supreme Court gives 60 day window for 40 lakh people in Assam for filing claims related to the National Register of Citizens, lists 10...
SC defers process for receiving Assam NRC claims, next hearing on Sept 19

SC defers process for receiving Assam NRC claims, next hearing on Sept 19

SC bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi declined Centre’s request for a copy of the final report of NRC coordinator, may expand list of...
INDIA ON TEST

INDIA ON TEST

~By Inderjit Badhwar Our cover story focuses this week on what could be the biggest human rights issue the nation has faced since it gained...
Tensions rise as Assam draft citizen list omits 40 lakh

Tensions rise as Assam draft citizen list omits 40 lakh

As expected, the draft list of citizens released by Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) has left out all “doubtful” residents of the state,...
Members of the All Assam students’ Union at a rally in Guwahati/Photo: UNI

National Register of Citizens in Assam: Identity Crisis

Above: Members of the All Assam students’ Union at a rally in Guwahati/Photo: UNI Updating the National Register of Citizens in Assam was part of...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in traditional Naga gear at the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland/Photo: UNI

Cultural Challenge

The Indian Constitution has special provisions for the protection of the cultural identities, customs, and economic and political interests of the original inhabitants of...
(Right to Left) Prateek Hajela, NRC Coordinator in Assam, Registrar General of India, Sailesh and police officials of Assam meeting with leaders of the political parties of Assam, in Guwahati (file picture)/ Photo: UNI

Corruption in Assam citizenship registration: SC refers case to constitution bench

Above: (Right to Left) Prateek Hajela, NRC Coordinator in Assam, Registrar General of India, Sailesh and police officials of Assam meeting  with leaders of...
​Technical challenge on time-bound chargesheet and bail dismissed by SC

​Technical challenge on time-bound chargesheet and bail dismissed by SC

A technical issue of due date of filing a chargesheet and bail in a serious crime was dismissed by the Supreme Court bench of...

SC directs Centre to up the ante against tea companies for recovery of wages

Above: Workers plucking tea leaves at a tea garden at Mongaldai on the outskirts of Guwahati (file picture). Photo: UNI The plight of several...
A file picture of BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav

Another jawan moves court with “poor food” complaint

Above: A file picture of BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav Another Indian jawan has complained of poor quality food. However, unlike BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, who in January...
Lead Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Witch-hunting: Diabolic Persecution

Single women and widows are often branded as witches to humiliate and ostracise them and seize their property. Why does this reprehensible practice continue...
‘Want quid-pro-quo for allowing foreign lawyers to practice in Indian courts’

SC acquits rape accused, says circumstantial evidence not enough

The Supreme Court on May 26 acquitted the late Jit Kakati in a rape case because the maximum evidence against him that the state...
All Assam Students Union (AASU) take out a protest rally against the citizenship amendment bill in Guwahati. Photo: UNI

Assam Infiltration Matter Set for Mid-July Hearing

In the case of illegal migration into Assam where complications arise about the Constitutionality of Section 6A of the Citizenship Act and also in...
The new population policy in Assam wants to ensure a two-child norm across the state. Photo: UNI

Assam: Two is the New Norm

The state government’s attempt to curb the number of children its citizens can have is being seen as a move to reduce Bangladeshi settlers...
Senior advocate KTS Tulsi. Photo: indianbarassociation.org

How Can We Say the Constitution Has Been Successful?: KTS Tulsi

iewKTS Tulsi, an Indian politician and senior advocate of the Supreme Court, is noted for representing Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, who was accused...
Muslim women hold placards in support of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board during a signature campaign in Ahmedabad.

UCC: Code of Controversy

As the center pushes for a Uniform Civil Code, it triggers a storm of protests and conflicting opinions on the timing and intent. It...

Sonowal takes oath as first BJP CM: His list of to-do’s a daunting one

Sarbananda Sonowal’s swearing in ceremony was a grand affair with BJP supporters coming in from different parts of the state. Sonowal is the first...

ULFA (I) decries land allocation to Ramdev in Bodo Territorial Council

The allocation of land to Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev in the Bodo Territorial Council (BTC) area has irked the  ULFA  (I) (led by Paresh Baruah). The outfit...

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