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Agartala: The Tripura Rajya Upajati Ganamukti Parishad, the tribal wing of the opposition CPI-M has announced a nine-day long mass sit-in demonstration across the state from January 17 to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

YouTube-trained Upasha turns heads at Khelo India Youth Games

Guwahati: 12-year-old Upasha Talukdar recently won three medals - one silver and two bronze - in rhythmic all-around competition and in Ball and Rope routines of gymnastics at the ongoing Khelo India Youth Games.

Civil society groups, officials, Oppn decry AFSPA extension in Nagaland

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In Assam, songs of Bhupen Hazarika, Zubeen Garg are now protest anthems

Guwahati: Assam has been at the forefront of the anti-Citizenship law protests that now echoes from across the length and breadth of the country. In the northeastern state, thousands have taken to the streets, voicing their opposition to the contentious legislation. And musicians, old and new, have helped the protesters find a new tune.

AASU dares Modi to inaugurate ‘Khelo India’ games in Guwahati

Intensifying its agitation against the new Citizenship law, a students’ body in Assam has dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the ‘Khelo India’ games on January 10 in Guwahati, saying it would organise a “massive protest” if he visits the state for this purpose.

Nagpur won’t run Assam: Rahul Gandhi’s all-out attack on BJP, RSS

Guwahati: In an all-out attack on the RSS and the BJP, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said Assam will not be run by Nagpur, the headquarters of the RSS, but by the Assamese people. Speaking at a rally in Guwahati, he said the BJP and the RSS won’t be allowed to attack the history, language and culture of Assam.

Govt to hold bamboo exhibition in Jammu to replicate North East model

New Delhi: The Centre will hold an exhibition on bamboo in Jammu next month, aiming to replicate the successful model being adopted in the North East to market its products. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Ministry of the Development of the North Eastern Region (DoNER), chaired by its minister Jitendra Singh. During the meeting, he said the N...

1,500 tourists stranded in Sikkim rescued

The Indian Army has rescued about 1,500 tourists who were stranded in East Sikkim on Friday evening. According to an official release said on Saturday, the tourists travelling in around 300 vehicles from Gangtok got stranded at various stretches of Jawahar Lal Nehru Road between 13th Mile and Nathu La due to heavy snowfall. Around 570 travell...

Prohibitory order imposed for two months on Imphal West

Imphal: The Manipur government has imposed a prohibitory order on Imphal West district for twomonths in view of the continued protests against the new citizenship law, an official said on Sunday (December 21).

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New Delhi: With the 71st Republic Day celebrations set to begin shortly, the entire national capital has been put under a multi-layered, ground-to-air security cover with thousands of armed personnel keeping a tight vigil over it, including the celebration venue Rajpath.

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Curfew relaxed for 16 hours in Shillong

Shillong: Curfew was relaxed for 16 hours in Shillong on Friday (December 20), as the city limped back to normalcy after week-long protests and stray incidents of vandalisation of public property over the amended citizenship law, an official said. With the Assembly adopting a resolution on Thursday to urge the Centre for Inner Line Permit regime - which w...

Gauhati HC directs Assam govt to restore mobile internet services

Guwahati: The Gauhati High Court directed the Assam government to restore mobile internet services at 5 pm on Thursday. Mobile and broadband internet services were suspended on the evening of December 11, following protests against the Citizenship Act.

Anti-CAA stir: Bengal, Assam peaceful, Mamata to hold rally

Kolkata/Guwahati/Shillong: No fresh incident of violence over the amended citizenship law has been reported in West Bengal and Assam on Wednesday so far, officials said. A senior police officer and two other personnel were injured when a group of agitators hurled crude bombs at them in Sankrail area of Howrah district in West Bengal on Tuesday (December 17) night. Howrah ...

Citizenship Act reopens old wounds of Assamese sub-nationalism

Guwahati: Minutes after Union Home Minister Amit Shah introduced the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha, five tyres were set on fire in the middle of Noonmati road in Guwahati.

Tea growers feel pinch of Assam protests, fear less production, sales

Kolkata: Tea growers in Assam have started feeling the pinch of the ongoing protests with partial disruption in production at many gardens and sale of the crop at the Guwahati auction centre being hampered, sources from the industry said on Saturday (December 14). Transportation of the produce has also been affected due to the ongoing stir, they said. "T...

Internet services suspended across Assam till Dec 16

Guwahati: Internet services across Assam will remain suspended till Monday (December 16) to prevent alleged misuse of social media in disturbing peace and to maintain law and order in the state, officials said. Suspension of internet services have been extended for another 48 hours keeping in view the prevailing law and order situation in the state, addit...

Gamosa to Joi Aai Asom, the signs of pride that shaped Assam protests

Guwahati: The Assamese gamosa and the salutation Joi Aai Asom along with the cry 'Ho! Ho!' have become the symbol of the protests raging the state against the amended Citizenship Act. The gamosa, a white and red patterned cotton handwoven fabric, is traditionally offered to elders and guests as a mark of respect and honour by Assamese people. It is being ...

Nagaland: Normal life hit in shutdown, 6 hour bandh called by NSF

Kohima: Schools and colleges were closed, markets were shut and vehicles remained largely off roads in parts of Nagaland on Saturday(December 14) amid a six-hour shutdown call given by the Naga Students Federation (NSF), protesting against the amended Citizenship Act, officials said. No untoward incident has been reported so far from the Naga inhabited ...

Curfew relaxed in Guwahati, Dibrugarh for few hours

Guwahati: The curfew, imposed in Guwahati and Dibrugarh town amid violent protests against the amended Citizenship Act, was relaxed on Saturday(December 14) for a few hours, officials said. The curfew has been relaxed in Guwahati from 9 am to 4 pm and in Dibrugarh from 8 am to 2 pm, they said. Long queues were seen outside shops at several places, includi...

Strong action against those involved in violence: Assam CM

Guwahati: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the violence was part of a political conspiracy against the BJP-led government in Assam.

AASU has filed petition challenging amended Citizenship Act : Samujjal Bhattacharya

Guwahati: All Assam Students Union(AASU) has on Friday(December 13), filed a petition in Supreme Court challenging the amended Citizenship Act, its chief adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya said. Bhattacharya, who was addressing a meeting in Guwahati amidst the indefinite curfew, hit out at the BJP top leadership for "betraying" the people of Assam. He also cri...

Centre, state should make stand clear on Chakma-Hajong refugees: AAPSU

Itanagar: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) on Friday(December 13) demanded that the Centre and the state government should make their stand clear on the Chakma-Hajong refugees, who are likely to get citizenship status after passing of the Citizenship Amendment Bill in both houses of the Parliament(now amended Citizenship Act). The apex stu...

AASU vows to continue non-violent mass movement against CAB

Guwahati: The influential All Assam Students Union (AASU), which is spearheading the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, on Friday(December 13) accused Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal of "surrendering before the Delhi leadership" and vowed to continue a "non-violent mass movement" against the contentious legislation.

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Kohima: With protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act raging across the northeast, people of Nagaland, who had been busy all of last week celebrating Hornbill Festival, were seen rushing to goods stores on Friday (December 13) to hoard essential items, amid tension that curfew in neighbouring Assam might hit supplies. As Assam happened to be the l...

Curfew imposed in Shillong; mobile internet, SMS services stalled

As protests escalated in Meghalaya against the Citizenship Act on Thursday (December 12), the government blocked mobile internet and SMS services across the state for 48 hours from 5 pm onwards, while the district administration of East Khasi Hills imposed an indefinite curfew in certain parts of Shillong.

Curfew relaxed in Dibrugarh, protesters observe fast in Guwahati

Guwahati: The indefinite curfew which was in force in Dibrugarh municipal area was relaxed for 5 hours on Friday(December 13) even as large number of people gathered in Chandmari area of Guwahati to observe a fast called by the AASU to protest against the Citizenship Act. In Dibrugarh municipal area, the indefinite curfew was relaxed from 8 am, officials ...

CAB protestors defy curfew, AASU holds public meeting

Guwahati: Defying the indefinite curfew, thousands of people converged at the Latasil Playground in the heart of the city on Thursday(December 12) to take part in a protest meeting by All Assam Students Union (AASU), which is spearheading the agitation against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill. Eminent litterateurs, artistes, prominent citizens, ...

People defy curfew in Guwahati, Army conducts flag march

Guwahati: Guwahati, the epicentre of anti-CAB protests, was placed under indefinite curfew while Army was called in at four places and Assam Rifles personnel were deployed in Tripura on Wednesday as the two northeastern states plunged into chaos over the hugely emotive Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Curfew imposed in Guwahati; Internet suspended in 10 districts for 24 hrs

Guwahati: The curfew, which was imposed on Wednesday in Assam's Guwahati, has been extended till indefinite period amid violent protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, a senior police official said.

Assam, Tripura on the boil, Army called out to maintain peace

Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill intensified in Assam and Tripura with the district administrations requisitioning the Army’s assistance to rein in protesters, and the Centre airlifting nearly 20 companies (5,000 personnel) of paramilitary personnel to control law and order situation in both the states.