Citizenship Amendment Bill
North East  /  Published 13.04.19

IPFT exodus shot in Tripura Congress arm

Tripura’s ruling BJP and its ally, the Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) suffered a major setback on Saturday after over 1,000 IPFT supporters joined the Congress, alleging that the indigen...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty and Sekhar Datta in Agartala

North East  /  Published 11.04.19

NRC update to root out all infiltrators: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the BJP was committed to implementing the citizenship (amendment) bill but it will be done only after consultations with all sections of the people of the...
By Swapnaneel Bhattacharjee and Kulendu Kalita in Kamrup

North East  /  Published 11.04.19

BJP, not Congress, supporting influx: Bora

Assam PCC president Ripun Bora on Thursday said the BJP, and not the Congress, was encouraging infiltration in the state.Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at a meeting at Kendukana...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 06.04.19

Citizen bill set to be major factor this poll

 “I am not a factor but the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, is.”This is how retired bureaucrat M.G.V.K Bhanu, the Congress nominee for the Tezpur Lok Sabha seat, took a dig at BJP candida...
By Pankaj Sarma in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 05.04.19

Congress eyes ‘Mukul wave’ in Tura

The Congress office here was filled with upbeat workers who are confidently working towards winning the Tura parliamentary seat.The last time the Congress won the seat was in 1999 when former Lok Sabh...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Tura


North East  /  Published 05.04.19

Citizen bill holds key to Mizoram prospects

On January 23, anti-citizenship bill protesters carried placards saying, “Hello China, Bye Bye India”. On February 12, the anti-bill brigade hit the streets again carrying a banner, “Welcome Ind...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

West Bengal  /  Published 02.10.19

Shah shifts focus from NRC, assures all but one

BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday sought to address rising panic in Bengal over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) by asserting that the Centre would first get a bill passed to protect “refugees...
By Sandip Chowdhury in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 04.11.18

Martyrs’ kin to hit the streets against bill

Family members of martyrs of the Assam Movement, who had sent five petitions to Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal for a discussion on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, have decided to hit ...
By Rajiv Konwar in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 10.09.19

Tarun Gogoi lauds 3 NE chief ministers for stand on bill

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday lauded the chief ministers of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram for categorically expressing their concern about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in fr...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 26.10.18

Assam Bengali bodies drop Nov 17 meet

Twenty-six Bengali organisations, which had called a meeting at Khanapara here in support of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, on November 17, have cancelled it after a discussion with Asam Sahi...
By A Staff reporter in Guwahati


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