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  • Deep-Rooted Hinduphobia: Case filed against Netflix in India

    Alleging that Netflix, a US-based online streaming service, is "defaming Hindus and India" through its shows, a member of the Shiv Sena IT Cell filed a police complaint in India's Mumbai.

  • 4 killed in Mumbai oil plant blaze

    Four people are killed and three injured as a fire broke out at India’s state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation's (ONGC) plant in Navi Mumbai township, police say.

  • India parliament security

    Man detained with knife while trying to enter India’s parliament

    A 26-year-old man was detained when he was allegedly trying to enter the Indian Parliament House with a knife, police say.

  • Assam NRC

    Assam NRC was a statutory process: Indian foreign ministry

    The Indian External Affairs Ministry has asserted that updating of the NRC in Assam was a statutory, transparent and legal process mandated by the Supreme Court, which is “non-discriminatory” and “leaves no room for bias and injustice”.

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    Assam NRC puts BJP in quandary

    The final National Register of Citizens (NRC), which left out around 19.6 lakh people in Assam, puts India’s and the state’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a quandary.

  • Prateek Hajela: The man who helmed Assam NRC

    One of the most discussed men in the context of the controversial National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam is Prateek Hajela, a senior Indian administrative officer who helmed the massive exercise of updating the list for the last four years.

  • BJP carried out NRC with ulterior motive: Mamata

    Terming the National Register of Citizens (NRC) as a "fiasco", India's West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that BJP government carried it out with an ulterior motive.

  • Amnesty concerned over transparency of Foreigners’ Tribunals

    After the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam left out over 1.9 million people, Amnesty International India appeals to the state government to ensure that the Foreigners’ Tribunals function with utmost transparency.

  • Assam NRC

    ‘Final Assam NRC a flawed document’

    The Assam Public Works (APW), an NGO and the original petitioner in the Supreme Court which led to the update of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state, says the final NRC is a “flawed document”.

  • 12 feared killed, 58 hurt in Maharashtra chemical factory blast

    At least 12 people are feared killed and 58 others injured in a major explosion in a chemical factory in Maharashtra’s Dhule district.

  • Assam opposition MLA left out of citizens' list

    Ananta Kumar Malo, a member of the legislative assembly (MLA) from Assam's All India United Democratic Front, is among the 19 lakh people whose names have been left out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) that is published by the government.

  • Ex-soldier declared 'foreigner' in Assam citizen list

    He had served in the Indian army as a decorated officer and took part in the 1999 Kargil war against Pakistan but today he woke up to find his name and names of his three children out of the final NRC.

  • Assam NRC ends suspicion on illegal immigrant number: Congress

    The Congress in Assam says that the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), which excluded 1.9 million people, will end suspicions that there were tens of millions of illegal immigrants in Assam.

  • Options for those excluded from Assam NRC

    The 1.9 million people excluded from Assam's controversial National Register of Citizens (NRC), a list intended to identify illegal immigrants in Assam, will be provided with legal help, says Assam government.

  • We have lost hope in NRC's present form: Assam Minister

    Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the National Register of Citizens or NRC -- the list intended to identify legal residents and weed out illegal immigrants from the northeastern state - cannot be viewed as a "red letter" for the Assamese society, reports NDTV.

  • 1.9m people left off Assam NRC list

    About 19.7 lakh people have been excluded from the much-awaited final National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Indian citizens in Assam which was published today.

  • Indian visa

    India further eases medical visa regime for foreign nationals

    India announces further liberalisation of medical visa regime for foreign nationals, allowing them to get indoor treatment on their primary (original) visa.

  • Pak observes Kashmir Hour

    Cities around Pakistan came to a standstill yesterday as tens of thousands of people poured onto the streets in a government-led demonstration of solidarity with the disputed region of Kashmir, after India revoked its autonomy this month.

  • Burdwan blast: 4 Bangladeshis jailed for 10yrs

    A total of 19 persons, including four Bangladeshi nationals, have been sentenced to different terms of jail in a case filed over the infamous bomb blast which took place in West Bengal’s Burdwan district in 2014.

  • Assam on alert ahead of publication of citizenship register

    Tens of thousands of paramilitary personnel and police are deployed in India's border state of Assam, the eve of the publication of a citizenship register that could leave millions of people stateless, many of them Muslims.

  • Indian army chief to visit Kashmir today to review security preparations

    Army Chief General Bipin Rawat will be in Srinagar on Friday for the first time following the withdrawal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. General Rawat will review the security situation and preparedness of security forces in the Kashmir Valley in the wake of an increase in ceasefire violations.

  • Fresh curbs in Kashmir ahead of Friday prayers

    Fresh curbs were imposed in Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir Valley as a preventive measure ahead of the congregational prayers on Friday, officials say.

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    5 Bangladeshis held in Bihar for not possessing travel documents

    Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel arrest five Bangladeshi nationals in Kishanganj district of Bihar while they were trying to return to their native country without any valid travel document.

  • Assam final NRC to be made public tomorrow

    Amidst stepped-up security, the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam is set to be made public tomorrow morning, bringing to an end to a four-year-old Supreme Court-mandated and monitored process of weeding out “illegal immigrants” from the state.

  • Burdwan blast

    4 Bangladeshis convicted in Burdwan blast case

    A total of 19 persons, including four Bangladeshi nationals, are convicted in a case filed over the infamous bomb blast which took place in West Bengal’s Burdwan district in 2014.

  • Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh

    No country with Pakistan on Kashmir issue: India Defence Minister

    Pakistan has no locus standi on Kashmir and no country is backing it on the "current issue", India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Kashmir is India's internal issue: Rahul Gandhi

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi says Kashmir is India's internal issue and the party asserted that violence in Jammu and Kashmir is instigated by Pakistan.

  • Indian High Commission in Dhaka announces that the applicants for tourist visa to India can walk-in and submit their applications at Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) in Mirpur without prior appointment from October 10 onwards.

    India to introduce visa with variable fees for peak and low seasons

    Indian authorities may soon implement a visa with a fare that varies according to the tourist seasons, according to reports by several outlets.

  • India removes Manmohan’s top security cover

    The Indian government has withdrawn the Special Protection Group (SPG), the country’s top security cover, for former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh following a review of threat perception by multiple security agencies, officials say.

  • ‘Demonising’ Modi and the Indian opposition

    As if the top leadership crisis in the Congress was not enough, the party is now witnessing a new storm as its second-rung senior leaders came out with contrasting views on how to deal with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government’s altering of the status of Jammu and Kashmir.