India  /  Published 23.04.20

Foreigners negative

Six foreigners who had been living in a cave in Rishikesh, “apparently terrorised” by the possibility of contracting the coronavirus disease, have all tested negative for Covid-19 a week after pol...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 06.04.20

Stranded in India: 769 foreigners

As many as 769 foreign tourists from across the country have registered on the “Stranded in India” portal within the first five days of its launch, sources in the Union home ministry said. The to...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 06.04.20

Amnesty International appeals to release prisoners

Amnesty International has asked the Assam government to release those declared foreigners or detained across the six detention centres in the state immediately.It welcomed steps taken by the governmen...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 04.03.20

Expelled Polish student ‘not heard’

The Union home ministry did not give any opportunity to a Polish student of Jadavpur University to defend himself before expelling him from the country on the charge of involvement in anti-government ...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 09.09.19

People excluded from NRC are not criminals

Heed the numbers: a total of 3,30,27,661 applicants, of whom 3,11,21,004 figure in the updated National Register of Citizens, published in Assam on August 31. The 19,06,657 people who were excluded wi...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee in

Opinion  /  Published 16.07.19

Foreigner until proven Indian

What does it take to prove one’s identity (read citizenship) in a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic?Ask nonagenarian Amar Upadhyay, whose daughter, Baijayanti Devi, was the first wo...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee in

North East  /  Published 02.04.19

‘Foreigner’ families fight for identity

It’s a poignant tale of two families from diverse districts of Assam living in separate detention centres but bound in suffering wrought by the battle over influx and the need to establish their Ind...
By Sudeshna Pal in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 02.04.19

Demand to re-verify NRC by Supreme Court judge

Prabajan Virodhi Manch, a forum against infiltration, on Tuesday demanded an independent committee headed by a retired Supreme Court judge and comprising officials of others states for re-verification...
By Abinash Kalita in Guwahati

India  /  Published 01.04.19

Supreme Court directs Assam chief secy to appear before it on April 8

The Supreme Court on Monday voiced unhappiness over the inaction in a case relating to detention of foreigners in Assam and directed the state Chief Secretary to appear before it on April 8.A bench he...
By PTI in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 02.03.19

Compensation call for ‘foreigner’ tag

The Guwahati chapter of the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) will file a case at Gauhati High Court, seeking compensation from the state government for the children of Dilip Biswas, a small-time stall ...
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati


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