Jailed activist Akhil Gogoi to contest Assam polls from Sibsagar

Jailed activist Akhil Gogoi will contest the upcoming elections in Assam from Sibsagar as a candidate of his newly-floated Raijor Dal. Announcing the list of 17 candidates that the party fielded in the first two phases, Raijor Dal working president Bhasco De Saikia said that Gogoi, the party’s president, will contest from the Sibsagar constituency […]

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Delhi riots: HC pulls up police for leakage of charge sheet to media before cognisance

The Delhi High Court Friday pulled up the Delhi Police for leakage of supplementary charge sheet filed in case related to communal violence in northeast Delhi last year to the media even before cognisance was taken by the concerned court, saying an offence is made out of the incident. Justice Mukta Gupta asked the Delhi […]

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Assam assembly election: Three fronts, one close battle

Assam is likely to face a three-cornered fight with the BJP-led front, the Congress-led grand alliance and the regional front gearing up for the three-phase (March 27, April 1 and April 6) elections to the 126-member assembly, reports Bikash Singh from Guwahati. BATTLE FRONTS The BJP together with the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), the United […]

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Congress will bring law to nullify CAA in Assam if voted to power in assembly polls: Priyanka Gandhi

Senior Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday asserted that her party, if voted to power in Assam, will bring a new law to “nullify” the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the state. Gandhi, during a public meeting in Tezpur, launched the ‘Five Guarantees’ campaign, and said her party, if given a chance to form government […]

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BJP keeps mum on implementing CAA in Assam: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday claimed that BJP leaders talk about implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in various parts of the country, but lack the courage to mention it in Assam. Assam witnessed violent protests against the CAA in 2019 and five persons lost their lives. The grand alliance of the […]

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Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami announces withdrawal of cases against anti-CAA protesters

About 10 lakh cases filed in connection with violation of lockdown norms to prevent spread of COVID-19, and cases over protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act early last year would be withdrawn, Chief Minister K Palaniswami announced on Friday. Barring specific cases like those linked to violence, prevention of police personnel from discharging their duties, […]

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View: Citizenship (Amendment) Act is not a winning card, so why use it?

BJP should change the course of its campaign in West Bengal if it wants to increase its vote share in the state. Synopsis Last time BJP announced implementing CAA, defeat for the party in the Delhi assembly elections followed. Having won all seven parliamentary constituencies in Delhi in the May 2019 elections on the ‘Sabka […]

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