Bengal’s ticking time bomb, an azadi moment and why this state is a concern

New Delhi, May 17: It was on expected lines that there was a major furore when it was decided to undertake an NRC in Assam. While there was a clear division among the political class, agency officials however say that the exercise should be conducted in every state to rid India of the problems that the illegal immigrants are causing.

Data suggests that dates back to 2001 suggested that there were 12 million such persons living in 17 states. While Assam accounted for 50 lakh such persons, in the case of West Bengal the number stood at 57 lakh.

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Analysing the bio-terror threat: Why routes in Kashmir, Assam are most vulnerable

bioweaponsNew Delhi, Nov 26: It has been ten years since India witnessed one of the worst terrorists attacks. The ten terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba landed in Mumbai by sea, following which they struck at numerous targets, which ended up in the loss of over 150 lives.

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How illegal immigrants have ruined 39 per cent of India’s forest cover

New Delhi, Oct 15: A delegation of students have demanded that the Assam like update of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) be undertaken in all the other north eastern states as well.

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NIA to probe Assam’s Hizbul operative

qamar-uz-zamanNew Delhi, Sep 29: The National Investigation Agency will take over the probe following the arrest of a Hizbul Mujahideen operative in Uttar Pradesh. It may be recalled that the UP police had arrested Qamar-uz-Zaman alias Kamruddin in Kanpur and seven of his associates in Assam this month.

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NRC: Filing of claims to begin on Sep 25 says SC amid banter with Govt on public interest

New Delhi, Sep 19: While ordering the process of receipt of claims and objections from September 25 onwards in the Assam NRC matter, there was some interesting banter in the Supreme Court.

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How right to vote given to 4 million Bangladeshis led to Islamisation of Assam

New Delhi, Sep 18: The arrest of several Hizbul Mujahideen operatives from Assam has led to the unearthing of a major recruitment drive in the state. While the Hizbul Mujahideen has trying to make inroads into Assam for sometime now, the fact remains that the state has been a happy hunting ground for Islamic terrorists.

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Hizbul’s tentacles in Assam widens as another operative is nabbed

Guwahati, Sep 16: The police have arrested one Shah Newaz, an associate of the Hizbul Mujahideen operative who was picked up from Uttar Pradesh last week. The UP ATS had arrested Qamar ur Zaman after it was found that he was surveying targets and also planned on carrying out a major terror attack at a temple.

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How Hizbul was trying to get attention in Assam, by blowing up a temple in UP

Bengaluru, Sep 14: The arrest of an Assam resident who had joined the Hizbul Mujahideen has raised several eyeballs. It is not the first time that an Assam link to the Hizbul Mujahideen has cropped.

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NRC: Centre extends AFSPA in Assam by 6 months

Guwahati, Aug 30: The government has issued a notification declaring the entire state of Assam as a ‘disturbed area,’ and extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act for six more months.

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Stop talking to media or we will send you to jail, SC tells Assam NRC coordinator

hajela-shaileshNew Delhi, Aug 7: The Supreme Court has come down heavily on Assam NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela and registrar, Shailesh for speaking to the media about the process that will be adopted for the finalisation of the NRC.

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