What may convince the chief minister and BJP leaders to ignore the protests is the fact that BJP increased its tally in Assam in the recent Assembly byelections, winning three of the four seats on offer, despite openly expressing its commitment to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. The Assamese fear that if Bengali Hindus and Bengali Muslims join hands, Banglaspeakers will easily outnumber Assamese-speaking people in the state, as it has happened in Tripura where Bengali-Hindu immigrants from East Bengal now dominate political power, pushing the original tribals to the margins. Addressing a public rally in Assam’s Kamrup district, Shah said the state has embarked on a journey of peace and development under chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and state finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. Get other latest updates via a … Assam is one of the four states in the country where the dry run is being carried out to check the preparedness of the authorities before launching the actual vaccination programme. One perso The BJP, which had stormed to power in Assam for the first time in 2016, is confident of keeping the throne after putting up an impressive show in recent local polls. We saw how Spencer spent most of Season 1 dating Layla while Olivia was with Asher. Thank you for subscribing to our daily newsletter. Accordingly, the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) as well as the Secondary Education Board of Assam (SEBA) gave their approval and equivalence to the ‘Dakhil’ examination,” he said. For reprint rights: Syndications Today, Protesters set afire tyres and wood along a road in Guwahati on Wednesday night. What have added to this fear are campaigns, such as 'Miyah Poetry' and 'Chalo Paltai'. A section of educated Muslims of immigrant origin, who are fluent in Assamese but speak a Bangla dialect - locally called Miyah - among themselves, have started writing poetry in that dialect. In 2019, the Assam government informed the state legislative assembly that in 18 years, as many as 161 people have been killed in the state in cases of witch-hunting. By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi. A total of 1000 doses of Covishield vaccine have got spoiled at a hospital in Assam’s Cachar district as the covid shots were stored in sub-zero temperatures. Both the parties will be meeting again on January 19 to deliberate over the three contentious farm laws. The new amendment to the Citizenship Act of 1955 aims to provide Indian citizenship to Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian refugees from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | Guwahati. The Congress and local organisations have been protesting the deaths of COVID-19 positive and negative patients due to alleged non-treatment in eastern Assam’s Jorhat. Srishti Magan. Floods in Assam claimed six more lives on Wednesday taking the total number of deaths in the state this season to 33. By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi. While these exemptions have calmed down other areas of North-East, massive protests are going on in Assam, particularly in the Brahmaputra valley and in Tripura. It is Hong Kong in Guwahati. No organisation. BJP Wants a Pan-India NRC, This is What Happened in Assam. The bill was first introduced in Lok Sabha in 2016, but the first Narendra Modi government could not get the Bill passed in Rajya Sabha and it lapsed. So do join us & staying. Further drills will be held on Tuesday. Entire GS Road is literally seized. Now sadly there is a fight for land between Bodos and Bangladeshi Muslim immigrants which resulted violence in Assam. The Assamese have not forgotten how British administration imposed Bangla as the state language between 1826 and 1872 at the insistence of Bangla-speaking government workers from West Bengal. During the investigation, police detected the underground passage. The COVID-19 vaccination on Saturday was temporarily suspended in Maharashtra, as per the Health Department of the state. The home minister entered the sanctum sanctorum of the temple with just three ‘Dolois’ or priests, as Sonowal and Sarma waited near its gate.He also undertook a ‘parikrama’ (circumambulation) around the shrine. APSC Recruitment 2021: Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the positions online at apsc.nic.in on or before January 18, 2021. The bill proposes to abolish the two existing acts -- The Assam Madrassa Education (Provincialisation) Act, 1995 and The Assam Madrassa Education (Provincialisation of Services of Employees and Re-Organisation of Madrassa Educational Institutions) Act, 2018. The exercise was carried out in Sonitpur and Nalbari districts in Assam, Rajkot and Gandhinagar in Gujarat, Ludhiana and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr) in Punjab and Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh. The accident happened at Chataguri near Panbari area under the jurisdiction of Bogribari police station. This year’s electoral fights will give a glimpse into the nature of identity-based politics and their message will last till 2024. Elections are scheduled in four states and one Union territory namely Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Pondicherry. Another person to be missing on the list of citizens was retired army officer Mohammad Sanaullah, who has been declared a foreigner in the previous draft. By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Guwahati. Magh Bihu 2021: Like Lohri and Makar Sankranti, Assam’s Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu also marks the end of cold and harsh winter months and here’s all you need to know about the date, significance and celebration of the harvest festival in agriculture-based India. As a result, there are many Bangladeshis settled in the state of Assam. Assam HSLC examination 2021: Students can check the Assam HSLC examination 2021 schedule online at sebaonline.org. Section 144, No Internet: A Timeline Of Everything That Has Happened In The Last 48 Hours In Assam. 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What have added to this fear are campaigns, such as 'Miyah Poetry' and 'Chalo Paltai'. Only today, I found out what happened in Jamia and AMU,” she said. State education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted that the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) exam (or Class 10 board exams) for the current year will start from May 11. In a written reply to a query by Leader of Opposition Debabrata Saikia, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said that these 56 cases of land encroachments were reported across 11 districts since January 1 this year. On December 28, police received a complaint that two persons from Karimganj had been abducted and taken to Bangladesh. All state capitals will conduct dry runs in at least three session sites on January 2. They are known as the ‘Muslim migrants’. Two people were killed by a mob in a remote village in Assam after local residents suspected them of practicing witchcraft and a kangaroo court decided to kill them, police sources said. It's not just Guwahati. This may be the beginning of another one. The mock exercise was aimed at end-to-end testing of Covid-19 vaccination process and included planning and preparations as per the operational guidelines. While the All Assam Students Union (AASU) and the All Assam Gana Sangram Parishad (AAGSP), were at the forefront, the All Assam Volunteers Force (AAVF) was a key actor in the agitation and violence. India News: Five more people died in flood-related incidents in Assam and 35.76 lakh people across 28 of the 33 districts in the state are now affected. Though this provision covers refugees from three nations, the people in the North-East fear that it will primarily benefit the illegal Bengali Hindu migrants from Bangladesh who have settled in "large numbers" across the region. Vaccination drive halted in Maharashtra. The NRC is a list of people who can prove that they came to Assam before 24 March 1971, a day before India's neighbouring country Bangladesh declared independence from Pakistan. By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Here’s a quick look at the level of preparedness ahead of the vaccination drive across states, By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Guwahati. Viral now. 4.5K likes. Assam is one of India's most multi-ethnic states and includes Bengali- and Assamese-speaking Hindus and various tribespeople. 6K likes. But that didn't stop fans from shipping Spencer and Olivia thanks to their rocking chemistry. In Assam's Barak Valley, dominated by Bengali Hindus, Assamese is still not accepted as the state language. According to it, the percentage of people speaking Assamese decreased from 58 per cent in 1991 to 48 per cent in 2011, while Bengali speakers in the state went up from 22 per cent to 30 per cent in the same period. Read full text here: Home / India News / 7 killed, 20 injured as bus rams into truck in Assam The bus was travelling from Sapatgram to Dhubri, while the truck was on its way to Guwahati. Assam News: TOI brings the latest Assam news headlines about Assam crime, Assam politics and Live Updates on Assam from Times of India Breaking News from Assam and India on mobile with News18 Assam. A total of 1,000 doses (100 vials) of Covishield vaccine have got spoiled at the Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH) in Assam’s Cachar distric নিৰ্ভিক, স্পষ্টবাদী, অসমৰ স্বাৰ্থত উৎসৰ্গিত । সদায় সত্যৰ পক্ষত , নাই অপ্ৰিয় হোৱাৰ ভয় । It is why even the BJP's ally in the state, Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura, has been protesting against this amendment. No leader. At least today, talk to Assam from your heart”. Get free access to newsletters, alerts and recommendations. As per an official statement, the vaccination has been postponed for two days on January 17-18 due to technical issues … And if Miyah poets were not enough to add fire to the already volatile situation, Garga Chatterjee, an Assistant Professor at the Kolkata-based Indian Statistical Institute and TMC sympathiser, has apparently launched a campaign asking all Banglaspeaking people in Assam to write their mother tongue as Bangla in the next Census, so that together, all Bengalis can overthrow Assamese dominance in Assam. Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal while talking to media persons said, “The report of the panel is being examined by the government”. BJP leaders such as Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma use the results to dismiss the massive street protests as the handiwork of vested interest groups. The other three states are Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Gujarat. Ordinary people are pouring out," tweeted a Guwahati-based senior journalist when Rajya Sabha was debating the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Copyright © 2021 Living Media India Limited. By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, The dry run will include testing for cold storage and transportation arrangements for the vaccine, managing crowds at session sites, and defining the role of vaccinators and other staff, By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Dhubri, Assam. By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Guwahati. Assam - Find Assam latest News Headlines and breaking news today along with Photos and Videos at HindustanTimes.com. Get the latest News and updates from Assam, Assam NRC Update, Assam TET Update, Assam Flood update, Assam Politics, Assam Education News and news from The Assam Tribune only on The Sentinel Copyright © HT Digital Streams Ltd. All rights reserved. ASSAM TODAY. These poems talk about their pain of living as a suspect in the place where they were born. The bill aims to provide Indian citizenship to Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian refugees from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The linguistic data of the Census 2011 has also widened the already existing fault lines between the Assamese and Bengalis. DTE Assam Junior Instructor and Scientific Assistant admit card 2021: Candidates who have registered for the recruitment examination can download their call letters online at dte.assam.gov.in. By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Nalbari/Tezpur. In Assam's Barak Valley, dominated by Bengali Hindus, Assamese is still not accepted as the state language. On 9 June, a massive fire broke out at an oil field in Assam's Baghjan. Some states will also include districts that are situated in difficult terrain or have poor logistical support. What did not happen and What happened after taking the vaccine? By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi. That’s what has happened to many in Assam with the NRC. A person belonging to any of these faiths - who entered India on or before December 31, 2014 and have lived in the country for six years - can apply for Indian citizenship. On the other hand, ‘Bodo’ is a community of people that belong to Assam and settled here many many years ago. While the United Peoples Party Liberal (UPPL) bagged 12 seats, the BJP won nine, the Congress and the Gana Suraksha Party (GSP) won one seat each. With biodegradable masks, upcycling of old household products and organic farming, many individuals and organisations tried to bring sustainability into daily lives, amid the pandemic. A single alphabet can change your whole identity. Notably, the next round of meeting has been scheduled for a day when the Supreme Court-appointed committee will be … By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz, By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi. Others like Partha Deka of Guwahati’s B Barooah College felt the absence of social media “like never before” during a time “the state was burning.” “To a certain extent, we depended on … Nobody is buying his argument as he was shown black flags by All Assam Students' Union members, the very student organisation he once headed. Assam: First usage of mobile phone in Assam Bodopress @Rwnchang280 First usage of mobile phone in Assam Today uses of a mobile phone can be compared with a computer. The cub is being taken care of and has received medical treated in the Zoo. The Union government is likely to introduce the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 in Parliament today, one that has been a source of serious contention in the Northeast-especially Assam. 1897-06-12 Possibly the most severe quake in history strikes Assam, India, Shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (low mortality rate given size of earthquake, 1,500 casualties). But Assam has a history of mass movements to protect language, culture and identity. The state government was currently distributing 22,000 two-wheelers to Class 12 girl students who passed in the first division from the state board under the Pragyan Bharti Scheme, he said at Sivasagar on Sunday. The revised syllabus of Assam's government-run madarsas show that secular/general studies make 55.55% of the entire syllabus for every grade. All American is a sports drama with a romantic angle as a pivotal part of the narrative. In 2016, the Supreme Court had placed a ban on animal fights during religious and cultural festivals. The video released by the community hopes to get transgender people included in the festivities during the harvesting festival. Nearly 1.5 million people in 21 of the state’s 33 districts are affected. New Delhi: The ninth round of talks between the government and the farmer leaders representing 41 Kisan unions failed to yield any positive outcome on Friday. By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C | Hindustan Times, New Delhi. Former Assam CM Prafulla Mahanta admitted to hospital, condition stable The 68-year old former student leader, who steered the six-year-old Assam agitation against illegal migrants, was admitted to the intensive care unit of the hospital on Friday night after he complained of chest pain and mild respiratory problem, the spokesperson said. Assam chief minister said that promotion of Khadi industry will amount to endorsing an ideology of self-reliance and empowerment of every man and woman. Taking note of the protests, the revised version of the amendment has exempted certain areas in the region- Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, almost the whole of Meghalaya, and parts of Assam and Tripura. By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury | Tezpur, Assam. Hereby w inform you all our friends this page is created only for promoting assamese upcoming songs, videos, film promotions etc. An arrest, a suicide and fears of internment camps as India debates new citizenship law Ali was declared a "foreigner" in Assam, and the consequences were devastating. Students, activists, writers, actors, musicians and people from all walks of life thronged the streets to voice their angst against the bill, which they believe will pose a serious threat to not only their livelihood and political destiny but also to cultural and linguistic identity. A Mizoram government release said that it is also actively engaging with the Assam government to resolve the current issues at the state border, apart from approaching the Union Home Ministry. Assam NRC final list 2019 LIVE Updates: Ananta Kumar Malo, the AIUDF MLA from South Abhayapuri, and his son’s name were not in the final list of NRC published today. Watch LIVE News, Latest Updates, Live blog, Highlights and Live … However, vaccination drive was suspended at some places mostly due to a glitch in the CoWIN app. Though the BJP has tried to hard sell the bill projecting it as a strategy to protect the Hindu identity of Assam against the influx of Muslims from Bangladesh, it failed to take into account the fear among the Assamese people of cultural hegemony of Hindu Bengalis. 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The Speaker of the Assam legislative assembly withdrew the recognition of Debabrata Saikia as Leader of the Opposition after two Congress MLAs quit to join the ruling BJP reducing the grand old party’s number of lawmakers to 20, one less than the 21 needed to have one-sixth of the total members of the assembly. In a written reply to a query from Congress MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed, Election Minister Keshab Mahanta said the deleted names primarily comprise those who have shifted permanently or are dead voters. To allay fears of a 'Bengali uprising', Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has made claims that less than 2,00,000 Hindu immigrants in Assam are eligible to apply for citizenship and nearly 1,50,000 of them are in the three districts of Barak Valley-Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi. Most of Assam's Brahmaputra Valley erupted in spontaneous protest against the Bill. 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