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Protests erupt as India pushes for religion-based citizenship bill

10 Dec 2019

GUWAHATI/MUMBAI Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in India on Monday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government offered a controversial bill in parliament that would give citizenship to non-Muslim minorities from three neighbouring countries.

Cabinet sends religion-based citizenship bill to parliament

04 Dec 2019

NEW DELHI/GUWAHATI India's cabinet approved a bill on Wednesday to give citizenship to religious minorities persecuted in neighbouring Muslim countries, the first time that the country is seeking to grant nationality on the basis of religion.

Assam leaves nearly two million people off citizens' list, fate uncertain

01 Sep 2019

NAGAON/GUWAHATI, India Nearly 2 million people have been left off a list of citizens released on Saturday in Assam, after a mammoth years-long exercise to check illegal immigration from neighbouring Muslim-majority Bangladesh.

Bangladesh floods worsen after breach, death toll nears 100 in India

18 Jul 2019

DHAKA/GUWAHATI, INDIA One of Bangladesh's main rivers breached an embankment, flooding a northern district and forcing thousands from their homes, an official said on Thursday, as the toll from monsoon rains in neighbouring India climbed to 97 in two flood-hit states.

Millions stranded in India as early monsoon downpours bring flood havoc

17 Jul 2019

GUWAHATI, INDIA Millions of people are stranded by flooding in northeast India with concern growing about food and water supplies, and officials said on Wednesday that water levels of a major river were rising even further.

Floods worsen in India's northeast; rare rhinos in danger

17 Jul 2019

GUWAHATI, INDIA Floods in northeast India worsened on Tuesday with incessant rain swelling already raging rivers, inundating villages and a rhinoceros sanctuary as 1,000 soldiers were deployed to rescue people fleeing the rising waters.

Over 100 killed, millions displaced from floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

16 Jul 2019

GUWAHATI, India/KATHMANDU, Nepal Floods have forced more than four million people from their homes across India, Nepal and Bangladesh and killed more than 100 people as torrential rains in the initial days of monsoons wreaked havoc. | Video

Floods force millions to flee homes in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

15 Jul 2019

KATHMANDU/GUWAHATI, India, July 15 Floods have forced more than three million people from their homes across north and northeastern India, officials said on Monday, as the death toll in neighbouring Nepal and low-lying Bangladesh rose to 76 after days of heavy monsoon rains.

Police in Assam detain ex-soldier as illegal immigrant; lawyer calls it a case of mistaken identity

29 May 2019

GUWAHATI, India Police in Assam detained a retired soldier and serving police officer on Wednesday after a court declared him a foreigner, in one of the most controversial outcomes of the country's effort to clamp down on illegal immigration from neighbouring Bangladesh.

Politician, family members among 11 killed in Arunachal Pradesh ambush

21 May 2019

GUWAHATI, India Eleven people, including a lawmaker and four of his family, were killed in an ambush by tribal separatists in Arunachal Pradesh, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

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