Centre, Assam seeks in Supreme Court extension of deadline for finalisation of NRC

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Alleging wrongful inclusions and exclusions in the National Register of Citizens, the Centre and the Assam government Friday sought from the Supreme Court extension of the July 31 deadline for finalisation of the NRC and said India could not be the refugee capital of the world. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice… Read more »

Supreme Court seeks information on detention centres and foreigners detained there in Assam

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The Supreme Court Monday directed the Centre to provide it various details including number of functional detention centres in Assam and the number of foreigners detained there during the last 10 years. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna was hearing a petition filed by activist Harsh Mander on the condition… Read more »

No extension of date for updation of NRC in Assam : Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court today refused to extend the May 31 deadline for the ongoing process of publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam in the wake of panchayat elections in the state, saying the polls should not become an impediment. The top court, however, spared the Additional Deputy Commissioner rank officer… Read more »

Assam revenue joint secy jailed for embezzlement of funds

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A local court today remanded the joint secretary of Assam revenue department to five-day police custody in connection with alleged misappropriation of funds. Bubul Lekharu, who was arrested yesterday following his surrender, was produced at the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court here. Lekharu had allegedly diverted funds meant for two children who had lost their parents…. Read more »

Gauhati HC bans bulbul bird fight in Assam’s ancient temple

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The Gauhati High Court has banned the traditional bulbul bird fight at the Hayagrib Madhab Mandir, an ancient pilgrim centre at Hajo in Assam. Vacation bench judge Rumi Kumari Phukan passed the order yesterday after considering various provisions of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960. The judge modified… Read more »

Rigorous imprisonment for rape and killing woman

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A person was sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment for raping and killing a woman in Assam’s Kamrup (Rural) district. Rangiya District and Sessions Judge Dibyajyoti Mahanta yesterday sentenced Dwipen Deka to rigorous life imprisonment and also directed him to pay a fine of Rs 8000 for raping and killing a woman in 2001. The court… Read more »

Meghalaya HC asks Assam DC to appear in person

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The Meghalaya High Court has directed deputy commissioner of Kamrup Metro in Assam, M Angamuthu, to appear in person tomorrow failing which appropriate warrant will be issued against him. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Uma Nath Singh and Justice T N K Singh directed the official to depose before the court and produce records… Read more »

Assam-Naga border case, SC takes note of adjournment plea

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The Supreme Court today took a strong note to the submission seeking adjournment of hearing in a 27-year-old lawsuit filed by Assam in its decades-long border dispute with Nagaland. “The issue is of demarcation of boundary and this is going on for last 30 years… We make it clear that no further adjournment will be… Read more »

Kokrajhar Riot: Assam government to submit report to NHRC

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)  on Wednesday said that it and would send a team to study relief and rehabilitation measures in the affected districts of Assam. The NHRC issued a notice to the Assam government and sought a detailed report on the July violence in Kokrajhar district.  The Commission asked Assam Chief Secretary… Read more »