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The Trinamool Congress refuted the allegations saying that Mamata Banerjee was protecting India’s plurality.(PTI PHOTO.)

Bengal BJP calls chief minister Mamata Banerjee ‘anti-Hindu’

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 09:54 PM IST
One of the points of the charge-sheet tagged Banerjee as ‘anti-Hindu’. It was launched by Bengal BJP unit president Dilip Ghosh.
Last year, the Assam government had announced a cash incentive of Rs 30,000, or the price of 10 gm of gold then, to brides from poor families in the annual budget.(Getty Images)
Last year, the Assam government had announced a cash incentive of Rs 30,000, or the price of 10 gm of gold then, to brides from poor families in the annual budget.(Getty Images)

Assam board suggests cash incentive to Bengali Hindus marrying Assamese Hindus

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2020 03:00 PM IST
The Assam Linguistic Minority Development Board (ALMDB) submitted the proposal to chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal earlier this month and it could be included in the state’s annual budget to be presented next month.
According to the 2011 language census, Bengali speakers increased from 22% in 1991 to nearly 30% in 2011. During the same period, the number of Assamese speakers decreased from 58% to 48%.(PTI PHOTO)
According to the 2011 language census, Bengali speakers increased from 22% in 1991 to nearly 30% in 2011. During the same period, the number of Assamese speakers decreased from 58% to 48%.(PTI PHOTO)

Voting on religious lines, Bengali speakers may help BJP, Congress win in Assam

Hindustan Times, Goalpara/Barpeta/Dhubri | By Utpal Parashar/Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2019 10:22 AM IST
The ongoing polls to the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Assam is seeing a trend where Bengali speaking Hindus and Hindi speakers appear to align with the BJP while Bengali speaking Muslims, particularly in lower Assam, prefer Congress over AIUDF.
People wait to check their names on the first draft of the National Register of Citizens at Goroimari of Kamrup district in Assam on January 1, 2018.(AFP File Photo)
People wait to check their names on the first draft of the National Register of Citizens at Goroimari of Kamrup district in Assam on January 1, 2018.(AFP File Photo)

NRC backlash: Assam’s Bengali organisations to field candidates in all 14 LS seats

Hindustan Times | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya, Snigdhendu.bhattacharya@htlive.com
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2018 10:17 AM IST
Representatives of several organisations are supposed to meet West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on November 1 in Siliguri.
Brothers and retired teachers of Rongpur-1 (near Silchar) Moinuddin Mozumder and Alauddin Mozumder's names are missing from the National Register of Citizens (NRC)’s final draft.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
Brothers and retired teachers of Rongpur-1 (near Silchar) Moinuddin Mozumder and Alauddin Mozumder's names are missing from the National Register of Citizens (NRC)’s final draft.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)

What the NRC reveals about the challenges of being Bengali in Assam

Hindustan Times | By Paramita Ghosh
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 12:39 PM IST
The NRC exercise is about identifying illegal immigrants within Assam. So why are the Bengalis saying they are being targeted?
A Bill to amend an existing law to make illegal immigrants who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan eligible for Indian citizenship is pending Parliamentary approval.(Reuters)
A Bill to amend an existing law to make illegal immigrants who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan eligible for Indian citizenship is pending Parliamentary approval.(Reuters)

Four major challenges facing BJP after citizens’ draft list leaves out 40 lakh

HT Correspondent, New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 02:23 PM IST
Almost one out of four million people excluded from the NRC list include Bengali Hindus. The BJP will look to pacify this bloc for they not only maintain demographic balance in Lower Assam and Barak valley, but also to calm frayed nerves in Bengali Hindu-majority Bengal and Tripura.
Jarat Laggardo, a member of the community, with his wife. Laggardo says the only thing he remembers of his culture is a few lines of a prayer in Portuguese rendered in the local Mariamnagar church around 50 years ago.(HT Photo)
Jarat Laggardo, a member of the community, with his wife. Laggardo says the only thing he remembers of his culture is a few lines of a prayer in Portuguese rendered in the local Mariamnagar church around 50 years ago.(HT Photo)

Tripura’s Portuguese settlers struggle to retain their cultural identity

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2018 10:07 PM IST
A small group of Portuguese merchants landed in Tripura in the 1530s during the reign of the then Manikya dynasty ruler, Indira Manikya.
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