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No decision yet on nationwide NRC: Govt

The government has not taken any decision on preparing a National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC) for the whole country, Union minister Nityanand Rai said in Parliament on Tuesday. He, however, said the government has decided to update the National Population Register (NPR) under the Citizenship Act, 1955, along with the first phase of Census […]

10 months ago
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Waiting for SC permission to start fresh NRC updation: Himanta Biswa Sarma

The Assam government is waiting for the permission of the Supreme Court to initiate a fresh drive to update National Register of Citizens (NRC), Health, Education and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday. The state NRC Coordinator has already submitted “a very good affidavit” in the Gauhati High Court highlighting why we need […]

1 year ago
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Assam NRC published last year not final, Gauhati HC told

The historic National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam published in August last year was only a “supplementary list” and the final document is yet to come out, state coordinator Hitesh Dev Sarma has told the Gauhati High Court. In the “supplementary list” of the NRC, over 10,000 names were either wrongly included or excluded […]

1 year ago
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APW files case against ex-NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela with CBI

The Assam Public Works (APW) has filed a case with the CBI against former National Register of Citizens’ (NRC) Coordinator, Prateek Hajela alleging huge misappropriation of government funds. APW President Abhijit Sarma alleged that Hajela along with WIPRO authorities had swindled over Rs 34.70 crore in the name of installing software for facilitating the NRC […]

2 years ago
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Assam NRC Coordinator writes to DC, DRCR; seeks details of ‘ineligible persons’ in final list

Assam NRC Coordinator Hitesh Dev Sarma has written a letter to Registrars of Citizen Registration of all districts seeking details of “ineligible persons” found in final NRC list. Hitesh Dev Sarma, State Coordinator, NRC, Assam wrote the letter on February 19 to the all Deputy Commissioner (DC) and District Registrar of Citizen Registration (DRCR). “With […]

2 years ago
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Trump to discuss CAA, NRC issues with Modi during India visit: Senior US administration official

United States President Donald Trump will discuss the issues concerning the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed National Registrar of Citizens (NRC) with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his upcoming visit to India, a senior US Administration official said on Friday. Speaking to reporters here, the official said that the US has great respect […]

2 years ago
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CAA, NRC ‘internal matters’ of India: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has termed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) as ‘internal matters’ of India. She, however, said that the Act was not necessary and that she failed to understand the reason behind its implementation by the Indian government. She further said that there has not […]

2 years ago
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Amit Shah sets 2024 deadline for nationwide NRC

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has set 2024 deadline for the nationwide NRC. Asserting that each and every infiltrator will be identified and expelled before the next General Elections, Amit Shah has set 2014 deadline for implementation of NRC across the nation. It may be mentioned that Shah had recently stated in the Rajya Sabha […]

2 years ago
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Opposition MLAs in Assam stage walkout from Assembly over Citizenship Amendment Bill, NRC

MLAs of opposition parties staged a walkout from on Thursday, on the first day of the winter session of the Assam Legislative Assembly that began here Thursday and staged a protest demanding cancellation of the question hour and holding a discussion on Citizenship Amendment Bill and National Register of Citizens (NRC). “The reason behind the […]

2 years ago
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Centre trying to undermine NRC by introducing CAB: AASU

The All Assam Students’ Union is all set to intensify its opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Bill. AASU Chief Advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya has said that by introducing CAB, the Centre is trying to undermine the NRC. The AASU Chief Advisor said that the students’ body will continue to oppose the Bill as the Bill proposes […]

3 years ago