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Himanta Biswa Sarma said that land of Satras and temple will remain safe and Assam government will ensure that no one encroaches them. (PTI)

‘Population control needed for reducing poverty’: Himanta to minority community

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2021 04:00 PM IST
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that stakeholders of the minority community should help the government in alleviating poverty in the community which he claimed was due to continuous increase in population.
People wait in queue to check their names on the draft list at the NRC centre at a village in Nagaon district, Assam, in 2018.(File photo)
People wait in queue to check their names on the draft list at the NRC centre at a village in Nagaon district, Assam, in 2018.(File photo)

Nearly 4,800 ineligible persons in Assam NRC, state coordinator informs Gauhati HC

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 04:07 PM IST
Similarly, among the 10,199 persons whose details were verified, names of 5,404 persons which should have got included in the NRC didn’t make it to the list
A section of the 1,600 support staff for the new foreigners’ tribunals in Assam protesting in Guwahati seeking release of their appointment letters.(HT PHOTO)
A section of the 1,600 support staff for the new foreigners’ tribunals in Assam protesting in Guwahati seeking release of their appointment letters.(HT PHOTO)

A year since publication of NRC in Assam, the process remains in limbo

Hindustan Times, Guwahai | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 04:47 PM IST
More than 19 lakh people left out of the National Register of Citizens in Assam are yet to be issued rejection slips while new Foreigners’ Tribunals to handle their cases are not functional yet .
People check their names in final NRC list in Assam in 2019.(AFP)
People check their names in final NRC list in Assam in 2019.(AFP)

Assam NRC had names of ‘ineligible persons’, says coordinator

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 07:44 PM IST
Signed by NRC coordinator Hitesh Dev Sarma, the memo sent on February 19 gave the district officials a day’s time to give details of people who should not have been included in the list. The memo has been seen by HT.
The final NRC list for Assam excluded 19 lakh citizens.(AP Photo)
The final NRC list for Assam excluded 19 lakh citizens.(AP Photo)

Assam NRC goes offline, company points to contract that wasn’t renewed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 02:18 PM IST
The services contract to host the NRC data on cloud expired in October last year, said Wipro.
The final NRC list for Assam excluded 19 lakh citizens.(AP Photo)
The final NRC list for Assam excluded 19 lakh citizens.(AP Photo)

Assam NRC data goes offline; nothing to worry, say officials

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 10:34 AM IST
Data on details included in the NRC final list, which excluded 19 lakh applicants, was released online on September last year following a Supreme Court order.
A woman checks for names in the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on a printed sheet of paper in Pabhokati village in Morigaon district, Assam.(AP File Photo)
A woman checks for names in the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on a printed sheet of paper in Pabhokati village in Morigaon district, Assam.(AP File Photo)

Supreme Court moves out Assam NRC chief, gives Centre 7 days to shift him to MP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 03:56 AM IST
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi directed the government to notify the transfer within seven days.
A woman checks for names in the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on a printed sheet of paper in Pabhokati village in Morigaon district, Assam.(AP File)
A woman checks for names in the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on a printed sheet of paper in Pabhokati village in Morigaon district, Assam.(AP File)

Supreme Court moves out Assam NRC chief, gives Centre 7 days to shift him to MP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 03:57 PM IST
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi directed the government to notify the transfer within seven days.
A woman displays a document that shows inclusion of her name in the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Pabhokati village in Assam’s Morigaon district .(AP Photo)
A woman displays a document that shows inclusion of her name in the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Pabhokati village in Assam’s Morigaon district .(AP Photo)

Mizoram Bill to detect illegal immigrants sent to President

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 05:37 PM IST
Besides identifying illegal immigrants, the Bill aims to provide a credible individual identification system and prevent appropriation of benefits of development schemes by “those who are not entitled”.
Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee has pointed out that Bengali Hindus constituted the largest group among the final list of 1.9 million left out of Assam NRC.(HT File Photo)
Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee has pointed out that Bengali Hindus constituted the largest group among the final list of 1.9 million left out of Assam NRC.(HT File Photo)

Whispers of ‘Bengal for Bengalis’, but can it impact state polls | Opinion

Hindustan Times, | By Avijit Ghosal
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 12:52 PM IST
Trinamool Congress is in a precarious position. The forces of anti-incumbency that it has generated mainly by corruption and high-handedness of its leaders and denial of democratic rights of a large section of the electorate in the 2018 panchayat elections have cost it dear in the general elections.
The final National Register of Citizens (NRC) identifying the status of all 3.1 crore applications, including 1.9 million exclusions, in Assam was published online on Saturday.(PTI File Photo)
The final National Register of Citizens (NRC) identifying the status of all 3.1 crore applications, including 1.9 million exclusions, in Assam was published online on Saturday.(PTI File Photo)

Final Assam NRC list, with 1.9 million exclusions, published online

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 08:57 PM IST
Assam NRC: Individuals can now check the status of the applications by their families together on www.nrcassam.nic.in by keying in their application receipt number.
(HT Photo)
(HT Photo)

Final NRC status: 15 buildings, schools, hospital in detention centre for those not in Assam NRC

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 04:45 PM IST
In the final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on August 31, more than 19 lakh people were excluded. However, those left out can still apply to the designated Foreigners’ Tribunals within 120 days for their cases to be heard.
The final National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam had excluded 1.9 million applicants.(PTI Photo)
The final National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam had excluded 1.9 million applicants.(PTI Photo)

Post Assam NRC, Nagaland issues advisory on illegal immigrants

Hindustan times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 03:38 PM IST
The advisory added that non-locals should not be allowed to enter the state without valid documents issued by the district administration and any unusual influx of “outsiders” should be brought to the knowledge of government authorities.

Podcast: Niha Masih on history and political implications of the Assam NRC

By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 01:25 PM IST
Nearly 33 million residents of Assam applied to have their names included on the register, which was intended to distinguish between who was a legitimate resident of the state of the Assam and who was an illegal migrant.
In the final NRC list published 19,06,657 people out of the total 3,30,27,661 who had applied for inclusion in the NRC, did not find their names in it, as per a statement from the Assam NRC coordinator’s office(AP Photo)
In the final NRC list published 19,06,657 people out of the total 3,30,27,661 who had applied for inclusion in the NRC, did not find their names in it, as per a statement from the Assam NRC coordinator’s office(AP Photo)

Mizoram not to issue temporary inner line permits to those excluded from Assam NRC

Aizawl | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 05:38 PM IST
Mizoram home minister Lalchamliana said that the decision to not to issue temporary Inner Line Permits (ILP) to those whose names did not figure in the citizens register, was taken so that suspected foreigners from Assam do not enter the state.
The final NRC is a supplementary list of inclusion or exclusion of those applicants whose names were not included in earlier drafts.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
The final NRC is a supplementary list of inclusion or exclusion of those applicants whose names were not included in earlier drafts.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

In Assam NRC final list, over 19 lakh people excluded

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 11:30 PM IST
According to details made available by the state coordinator for NRC Prateek Hajela, a total of 19,06,657 applicants, of the 33 million who had applied to be included in the list that identifies Indian citizens, failed to make the final cut.
Senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.(HT Photo)
Senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.(HT Photo)

‘Unable to handle Assam NRC’: Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury takes dig at Centre

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 04:41 PM IST
Addressing the media persons after the senior Congress leaders met at 10 Janpath on the final NRC list issue on Saturday, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the government failed to properly handle the NRC in Assam.
(HT Photo)
(HT Photo)

Centre, Assam devising new ways to oust foreigners: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Guwahati | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 11:31 AM IST
Speaking to the media ahead of the release of the final NRC list, Sarma said: “I have lost all hope in the NRC. I just want the day to pass off peacefully, without any incident.”
NRC list released in Assam(PTI image)
NRC list released in Assam(PTI image)

Over 19 lakh excluded, 3.1 crore included in Assam NRC final list

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 02:14 AM IST
Assam NRC list was released on Saturday morning leaving out about 1.9 million people from the register. These people will now need to file appeals at foreigners’ tribunals to prove their citizenship.
People wait in queue to check their names on the draft list at the National Register of Citizens (NRC) centre at a village in Nagaon district, Assam state, India.(REUTERS)
People wait in queue to check their names on the draft list at the National Register of Citizens (NRC) centre at a village in Nagaon district, Assam state, India.(REUTERS)

Assam NRC Final List 2019 Highlights: Assam BJP vows to help genuine citizens excluded from NRC final list

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 11:44 PM IST

The National Register of Citizens or NRC list in Assam was published at 10 am on August 31. It intends to identify legal residents and weed out illegal immigrants from the state.The final publication of the NRC has stoked fear of loss of citizenship and long periods of detention. Ahead of the publication of the NRC, the state government has sought to calm fraying nerves after a spate of complaints that many people have been left off the rolls despite having valid documentation.The NRC, was first undertaken in Assam in 1951 and was being updated since 2015.Also Read| NRC List out: Here’s how you can check statusFollow major highlights here:

Security personnel patrol on a road ahead of the publication of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Kachari Para village, in Hojai district, Assam, August 30, 2019(REUTERS Photo)
Security personnel patrol on a road ahead of the publication of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Kachari Para village, in Hojai district, Assam, August 30, 2019(REUTERS Photo)

Assam NRC: CM Sonowal promises due care of excluded people on the night before the big day

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar/Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 10:34 PM IST
Updating of the NRC is being carried out on the directions of the Supreme Court as per the 1985 Assam accord that led to insertion of Section 6A by an amendment to the Citizenship Act, 1955.
The BJP’s apprehensions stem from a list released by the state government in the assembly this month which showed rate of exclusions of applicants in districts bordering Bangladesh from the complete NRC draft released in July 2018 was lower than the state average.(REUTERS FILE)
The BJP’s apprehensions stem from a list released by the state government in the assembly this month which showed rate of exclusions of applicants in districts bordering Bangladesh from the complete NRC draft released in July 2018 was lower than the state average.(REUTERS FILE)

Assam NRC Final List 2019: Politics takes centrestage as Assam braces for final Citizen list

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 10:50 PM IST
Even before publication of the final NRC list, political parties especially the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Assam have questioned the list’s credibility saying it might not be error-free.
The Congress party has cautioned the Centre about oversights in the list.(Reuters Photo)
The Congress party has cautioned the Centre about oversights in the list.(Reuters Photo)

Congress cautions Centre on Assam NRC, worried over citizenship bill

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 09:44 AM IST
While most neighbouring units of the Congress support the NRC exercise in Assam, with some demanding for a similar drill in their own states, it is the rival Bharatiya Janata Party’s push for the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) that they are wary of.
People wait to check their names on the draft list at the National Register of Citizens (NRC) centre at a village in Nagaon district, Assam.(Reuters Photo)
People wait to check their names on the draft list at the National Register of Citizens (NRC) centre at a village in Nagaon district, Assam.(Reuters Photo)

Final Assam NRC will be a supplementary list on status of people under lens

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2019 01:58 PM IST
According to NRC officials, the list would contain status of those people whose names were missing from the complete NRC draft released in July 2018 and those whose names were in exclusion list released this June.
Activists stage a dharna demanding an error-free NRC list.(PTI Photo)
Activists stage a dharna demanding an error-free NRC list.(PTI Photo)

Those excluded from Assam NRC can now file appeals in 120 days

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen and Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 07:28 PM IST
The development comes a day after Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal hinted at taking a legislative route for appeals by those not included in the NRC.
Supreme Court has said that Assam NRC exercise is going to be completed by August 31.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Supreme Court has said that Assam NRC exercise is going to be completed by August 31.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

‘Don’t bother about criticism, Assam NRC exercise to be completed by Aug 31’: SC

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2019 07:06 PM IST
“Our orders, our actions are being subjected to debates and criticism every moment. We are not bothered by it. If we will go into all this, we will never complete the task,” the Supreme Court said.
People wait in queue to check their names on the draft list at the National Register of Citizens (NRC) centre at a village in Nagaon district, Assam state, India, July 30, 2018.(Reuters file photo)
People wait in queue to check their names on the draft list at the National Register of Citizens (NRC) centre at a village in Nagaon district, Assam state, India, July 30, 2018.(Reuters file photo)

Supreme Court pushes NRC deadline, says no to re-verification

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashok Bagriya
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 11:11 PM IST
The NRC, monitored by the Supreme Court, is being updated in Assam with the intention of weeding out illegal immigrants.
An additional list to the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam released last year will be published on June 26, authorities have said.(PTI File Photo/Representative Image)
An additional list to the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam released last year will be published on June 26, authorities have said.(PTI File Photo/Representative Image)

Additional Assam NRC exclusion list to be published on June 26

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2019 11:50 AM IST
Monitored by the Supreme Court, the NRC is being updated in Assam with the intention of weeding out illegal immigrants.
Data entry operators of National Register of Citizens (NRC) carry out correction of names and spellings at an NRC Seva Kendra at Birubari in Guwahati .(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Data entry operators of National Register of Citizens (NRC) carry out correction of names and spellings at an NRC Seva Kendra at Birubari in Guwahati .(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Mystery over death of 88-year-old man whose name was missing from Assam NRC

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 04:36 PM IST
The man had told his family that he was worried about the likelihood of being sent to a detention centre if he failed to prove he is an Indian citizen because his name did not figure in the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
A bench of the Supreme Court has asked the Assam NRC coordinator to deal with the claims and objections of persons against wrong exclusion or inclusion of citizens in the draft NRC.(PTI File)
A bench of the Supreme Court has asked the Assam NRC coordinator to deal with the claims and objections of persons against wrong exclusion or inclusion of citizens in the draft NRC.(PTI File)

Supreme Court says no to extending July 31 deadline for finalising Assam NRC

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2019 11:40 AM IST
The SC direction came after Prateek Hajela, the Assam NRC coordinator, informed the bench that many persons, who had objected to inclusion of certain individuals in the draft NRC, are not coming forward before the panels dealing with such complaints.
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