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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a rally at Raniganj.(PTI)

Beware of BJP’s NRC, NPR agenda, Mamata Banerjee tells coal belt voters

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 10:14 PM IST
Although no senior leader of the BJP has made any comment on National Population Register and the National Register of Citizens in recent days, Mamata Banejee said that the saffron party plans to enforce the NRC and NPR.
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The census is the largest single source of a variety of statistical information on people of India which helps the State to chalk out various policies.(HT Photo)
The census is the largest single source of a variety of statistical information on people of India which helps the State to chalk out various policies.(HT Photo)

Census, NPR unlikely in 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic: Official

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 07:18 PM IST
An official said no final decision has been taken on when the first phase of the Census 2021 and NPR update would take place, but it is almost certain that it would not be held in 2020.
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The Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly also paid tributes to the Army personnel who laid down their lives in line of duty at Galwan valley in eastern Ladakh.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
The Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly also paid tributes to the Army personnel who laid down their lives in line of duty at Galwan valley in eastern Ladakh.(ANI FILE PHOTO)

Andhra Pradesh assembly adopts resolution opposing NRC and NPR

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderrabad
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 11:29 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister and minister for minority welfare Amzad Basha who moved the resolution said the NRC was creating a sort of fear psychosis and insecurity among the minorities.
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Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar. (HT file)
Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar. (HT file)

IIT Ropar develops design of negative pressure room to check spread of COVID-19

By Press Trust of India | Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 06:31 PM IST
The design and modelling of the NPR took shape after a group of professors, including that of IIT Ropar, decided to come up with a solution to protect the frontline health staff working at coronavirus isolation wards.
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Chief minister Hemant Soren appealed to the Hindpiri residents to go through the screening for the coronavirus, terming it for their safety.(Image for representation)(Chandan Paul/Hindustan Times)
Chief minister Hemant Soren appealed to the Hindpiri residents to go through the screening for the coronavirus, terming it for their safety.(Image for representation)(Chandan Paul/Hindustan Times)

Screening team for Covid-19 face resistance over ‘NPR rumour’ in Ranchi

By Sanjoy Dey | Ranchi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2020 04:22 PM IST
Suspecting data being collected from every household for NPR, some residents halted the teams. However, they became ready for covid-19 screening in the evening after assurance from the administration.
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Home ministry has announced suspension of NPR and Census exercise due to coronavirus(ANI Photo)
Home ministry has announced suspension of NPR and Census exercise due to coronavirus(ANI Photo)

NPR, Census suspended indefinitely due to coronavirus outbreak

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2020 04:42 PM IST
Several states and politicians had also requested for the suspension of the two exercises citing the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and the need for channelising all government efforts in combating it.
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students after blocking the traffic movement demonstrating against CAA, NRC , NPA on MG road in Ranchi,on February 23, 2020.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT file photo)
students after blocking the traffic movement demonstrating against CAA, NRC , NPA on MG road in Ranchi,on February 23, 2020.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT file photo)

Two months on, Ranchi’s ‘Shaheen Bagh’ stir suspended till April 5

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2020 04:22 PM IST
Parliamentary affairs minister Alamgir Alam, finance minister Ramehswar Oraon and agriculture minister Badal Patralekh had called a delegation of protesting women on Friday evening at Alam’s office.
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In a letter to the Prime Minister, the Odisha chief minister has said: “We are all at present fighting against Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic. (Photo by Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)(Arabinda Mahapatra)
In a letter to the Prime Minister, the Odisha chief minister has said: “We are all at present fighting against Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic. (Photo by Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)(Arabinda Mahapatra)

Naveen Patnaik writes to Centre for deferment of Census, NPR

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2020 04:07 AM IST
The first phase of Census 2020 – houses are listed in this – and the updating of NPR was to start from April 1 and end on 30 September.
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Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi, general secretary of the RSS blamed ‘a section of leaders for misleading the masses’ during the nationwide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act .(ANI/Twitter)
Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi, general secretary of the RSS blamed ‘a section of leaders for misleading the masses’ during the nationwide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act .(ANI/Twitter)

Centre must talk to states to clear CAA, NPR doubts: RSS

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 05:54 AM IST
The CAA’s passage in December to fast-track the citizenship process for non-Muslims, who have entered India from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh before December 31, 2014, triggered protests across the country.
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Women hold a placard during the ongoing sit-in protest against NPR, NRC and CAA.(Burhaan Kinu/HT photo)
Women hold a placard during the ongoing sit-in protest against NPR, NRC and CAA.(Burhaan Kinu/HT photo)

Delhi Assembly passes resolution against implementation of NPR, NRC

By Press Trust of India | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 06:49 PM IST
At the one-day special session, which was held to discuss the NPR and the NRC, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal requested the Centre to withdraw them.
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The AIADMK government’s stand came amid demands by the main opposition DMK that the state should not take up NPR, which has also been stayed in opposition ruled states, including Kerala and West Bengal.(ANI photo)
The AIADMK government’s stand came amid demands by the main opposition DMK that the state should not take up NPR, which has also been stayed in opposition ruled states, including Kerala and West Bengal.(ANI photo)

Tamil Nadu puts NPR on hold, says Centre has not responded on concerns

By Press Trust of India | Chennai
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 10:58 PM IST
AIADMK is the second ally of BJP to raise concerns over NPR after the assembly in NDA-ruled Bihar passed an unanimous resolution that it would be carried out strictly according to the 2010 format.
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News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 PM: Amit Shah clarifies on NPR, says no one will be put in the ‘doubtful’ category and all the latest news at this hour

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 09:03 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Amit Shah responded by saying that the government had clarified on several occasions that no document needed to be presented during the NPR exercise.(ANI/Twitter)
Amit Shah responded by saying that the government had clarified on several occasions that no document needed to be presented during the NPR exercise.(ANI/Twitter)

Amit Shah clarifies on NPR, says no one will be put in the ‘doubtful’ category

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 09:37 PM IST
Shah and Kapil Sibal, who is also a senior lawyer of the Supreme Court, had a side debate over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act during the minister’s reply to the discussion on Delhi riots in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
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Tamil Nadu, Sep 01 (ANI): Tamilisai Soundararajan being felicitated by BJP supporters after appointed as a Telangana Governor in Chennai on Sunday. (ANI Photo)(ANI File Photo)
Tamil Nadu, Sep 01 (ANI): Tamilisai Soundararajan being felicitated by BJP supporters after appointed as a Telangana Governor in Chennai on Sunday. (ANI Photo)(ANI File Photo)

No mention of CAA, NPR in Telangana governor’s speech on Day 1 of budget session

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 07:45 AM IST
However, in her speech, Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan only made an indirect reference to these contentious issues of CAA and NPR , saying that the state government would act tough against the attempts to create communal tensions and suppress such attempts with an iron hand.
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Women hold a placard during a demonstration against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR).(Photo: Dheeraj Dhawan / Hindustan Times)
Women hold a placard during a demonstration against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR).(Photo: Dheeraj Dhawan / Hindustan Times)

States, Union Territories need to be ‘fully convinced’ on NPR: Panel

By Saubhadra Chatterji and Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 05:00 AM IST
The Union government has maintained that there is no plan for an all-India NRC for now.
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Maharashtra government has constituted a cabinet sub committee to study NPR and CAA(Courtesy- Twitter/@CMOMaharashtra)
Maharashtra government has constituted a cabinet sub committee to study NPR and CAA(Courtesy- Twitter/@CMOMaharashtra)

Maharashtra panel to study CAA, NPR headed by Sena minister

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 08:50 PM IST
The constitution of the committee is important given the differences among the coalition partners over the implementation of the CAA and NPR in Maharashtra.
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A riot-affected area in Delhi, March 2, 2020(REUTERS)
A riot-affected area in Delhi, March 2, 2020(REUTERS)

Delhi riots offer a warning

UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 05:30 PM IST
Hindu-Muslim relations are fragile. Be careful in other states
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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addressing a rally during a protest against CAA and NRC, in Patna in January.(ANI Photo)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addressing a rally during a protest against CAA and NRC, in Patna in January.(ANI Photo)

‘Pushed back Amit Shah 1000 km’: Tejashwi Yadav on Bihar resolution against NRC

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 08:30 AM IST
Bihar is the first NDA-ruled state, which has demanded tweaking of the revised NPR form.
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Nitish Kumar has said nobody would be asked to furnish information such as places of birth of parents.(PTI)
Nitish Kumar has said nobody would be asked to furnish information such as places of birth of parents.(PTI)

Bihar assembly rejects NRC, says NPR to be rolled out with no new questions

By Anirban Guha Roy | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 10:09 PM IST
The proposed NPR will be carried out along with the house listing phase of the Census exercise from April 1 to September 30.
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Women during an anti-CAA protest near the Jaffrabad metro station in North-East Delhi on Sunday.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Women during an anti-CAA protest near the Jaffrabad metro station in North-East Delhi on Sunday.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Jaffrabad, Babarpur metro stations closed as anti-CAA stir rocks Delhi

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 10:01 AM IST
Today is the second day that the entry and exit gates of the metro stations have been closed due to the anti-CAA protest here. While the Jaffrabad metro station had been closed on Sunday morning, the Maujpur-Babarpur metro station was closed in the evening after an incident of stone-pelting occurred between two groups in Maujpur area.
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Asaduddin Owaisi, President, All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and Sudhanshu Trivedi, National Spokesperson, Bharatiya Janta Party in conversation with Dibang, Anchor, ABP News during the Hindustan Shikhar Samagam at Indira Gandhi Auditorium, Gomti Nagar Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India on Saturday, 22, 2020. (Photo by Dheeraj Dhawan / Hindustan Times)
Asaduddin Owaisi, President, All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and Sudhanshu Trivedi, National Spokesperson, Bharatiya Janta Party in conversation with Dibang, Anchor, ABP News during the Hindustan Shikhar Samagam at Indira Gandhi Auditorium, Gomti Nagar Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India on Saturday, 22, 2020. (Photo by Dheeraj Dhawan / Hindustan Times)

Opinion makers converge to debate citizenship law at Shikhar Samagam

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 11:36 PM IST
Politicians, sports stars and entertainment personalities shared the stage to discuss, agree and disagree on important issues at the event themed on development and prosperity.
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Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad addressing crowd in Dehradun . Paras Negi/ HT Photo
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad addressing crowd in Dehradun . Paras Negi/ HT Photo

‘All three are divisive’: Bhim Army chief throws CAA, NPR, NRC dare to Centre

By Kalyan Das | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 07:59 AM IST
Chandrashekhar Azad was addressing a group of people who have been agitating against CAA and NPR in Uttarakhand’s capital Dehradun by staging a Shaheen Bagh style protest in the city’s Parade Ground.
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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s statement on NPR came after Congress lawmaker from Bhopal Central, Arif Masood, took exception to a notification issued by the state government on December 9, 2019, regarding its implementation.(ANI File Photo)
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s statement on NPR came after Congress lawmaker from Bhopal Central, Arif Masood, took exception to a notification issued by the state government on December 9, 2019, regarding its implementation.(ANI File Photo)

No NPR in Madhya Pradesh, asserts CM Kamal Nath amid confusion over notification

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 10:47 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh is the third state after Kerala and West Bengal that has refused to implement NPR and the first Congress-ruled state to say no to the exercise.
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Magsaysay award winner Sandeep Pandey said that he did not seek any permission from the local administration regarding the march.(Sourced)
Magsaysay award winner Sandeep Pandey said that he did not seek any permission from the local administration regarding the march.(Sourced)

Magsaysay awardee Sandeep Pandey among 10 held for anti-CAA protest in Lucknow

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 10:29 PM IST
Sandeep Pandey has been critical of the CAA, NRC and NPR. He was earlier kept under house arrest during the violent anti-CAA protest in UP in December.
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File photo of a march in support of CAA and NCR, organised in Pune.(Milind Saurkar/HT File Photo)
File photo of a march in support of CAA and NCR, organised in Pune.(Milind Saurkar/HT File Photo)

154 eminent citizens write to President in favour of CAA, NRC and NPR

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 09:17 PM IST
The 154 prominent people have termed the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR) as a “false and motivated campaign”.
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A demonstrator displays a placard during a protest against CAA, NRC, and NPR, at Azad Maidan, in Mumbai on Saturday.
A demonstrator displays a placard during a protest against CAA, NRC, and NPR, at Azad Maidan, in Mumbai on Saturday.

Thousands protest at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan against CAA, NRC, NPR

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2020 08:01 PM IST
The “maha-morcha” protest was organised by the Maharashtra chapter of the ‘National Alliance Against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR)’.
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A rally being taken out against NPR and NRC.(HT Photo)
A rally being taken out against NPR and NRC.(HT Photo)

Tripura to start NPR data collection from May through mobile app

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Agartala
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 08:29 AM IST
The data for NPR would be collected as part of the census operation in the northeastern state.
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Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram addressed the Jawaharlal Nehru University on Thursday and said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was an outcome of the “Assam fiasco”.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram addressed the Jawaharlal Nehru University on Thursday and said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was an outcome of the “Assam fiasco”.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

P Chidambaram calls for mass stir if Supreme Court upholds validity of CAA

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2020 03:29 AM IST
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said the Centre is trying to shift the basis of citizenship from territory to religion.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a rally in Bankura district of West Bengal.(PTI PHOTO.)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a rally in Bankura district of West Bengal.(PTI PHOTO.)

Banks, postal dept being used to conduct NRC surveys, alleges Mamata

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 06:13 PM IST
After the meeting, she went to the neighbouring West Burdwan district and led a rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR) in Durgapur.
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