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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.