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The shutdown mostly affected life in Barak Valley, which is predominantly inhabited by Bengali-speaking people, and parts of the Brahmaputra Valley, officials said.(PTI)

Bandh against killing of Bengalis in Assam affects normal life in some districts

By Press Trust of India | Guwahati
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2018 02:24 PM IST
Protestors squatted on railway tracks, pelted stones at vehicles and burnt tyres on roads in some districts in Assam during a 12-hour statewide bandh on Saturday called to protest the gunning down of five men in Tinsukia district.
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Protesters burn tyres and block roads against the killings.(PTI)
Protesters burn tyres and block roads against the killings.(PTI)

Kin of Bengalis shot dead in Assam’s Tinsukia recount horror, village in shock

By Sadiq Naqvi | Hindustan Times, Bisonimukh (Assam)
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2018 09:00 AM IST
Suspected ULFA(I) militants abducted and shot dead five Bengali-speaking men in Assam’s Tinsukia on Thursday.
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Imran Khan, who visited Karachi on Sunday, told a fundraising dinner that his government would take steps to grant nationality to those who had been there longest.(Reuters)
Imran Khan, who visited Karachi on Sunday, told a fundraising dinner that his government would take steps to grant nationality to those who had been there longest.(Reuters)

Imran Khan to give Pakistani citizenship to some Afghans, Bengalis

By Agence France-Presse | Karachi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 09:30 PM IST
Pakistan is home to 1.4 million registered Afghan refugees, some of whom have lived in the country since fleeing the Soviet invasion of 1979. There are also 2.5 lakh Bengalis, many of whom arrived during Pakistan’s civil war in 1971.
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People stand in a queue to check if their names are included in the National Register of Citizens at a draft centre in Bur Gaon village in Assam on July 30.(AP Photo)
People stand in a queue to check if their names are included in the National Register of Citizens at a draft centre in Bur Gaon village in Assam on July 30.(AP Photo)

Hindutva group in Bengal launches crowdfunding to help Bengalis excluded from Assam NRC

By Tanmay Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 07:56 PM IST
Formed weeks ago by former leaders of Hindu Samhati, the far-Right Bengali Hindu outfit based in Kolkata has started raising money through Milaap, a prominent crowdfunding website.
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