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POLITICS

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Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Tibet, Tibet landslide

Landslide in Tibet: Both India and China have reasons to worry about

Construction of the proposed railway between Sichuan and Tibet could lead to similar disasters. Arunachal Pradesh and Assam would have to bear the brunt.

VARIETY

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Suspected illegal immigrants, Suicides, Assam, Nrc final draft

Name missing from NRC final draft, retired teacher in Assam commits suicide. Who is to be blamed?

The Indian government has made its choices, and the consequences are unfolding.

VARIETY

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Controversy, Assam, Athletics federation of india, Hima das

Hima Das controversy: Why we are so quick to judge and question the dedication of our sportspersons

The track that Hima runs on is nothing but a reflection of our life and its unfulfilled goals. We want Hima to chase and win them too.

VARIETY

 |  Wild Ways  |  5-minute read
Nature, Floods, Assam, Village rockstars

How nature and culture come together to make 'Village Rockstars' a truly regional film

The non-human characters, like the flood, paddy fields, and the natural landscape are almost as important as the people in the movie.

POLITICS

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Illegal Immigrants, Citizenship amendment bill, NRC, Assam

Is there a solution to the NRC imbroglio in Assam?

The Assamese would like to protect their ancestral land, culture and identity, as well as a political majority in the state.

POLITICS

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NRC, Assam, Muslims, Minorities

Why the new identity politics of nationalism hates the outsider

At one time, the country had the folklore, the myths, of coping with the outsider. Our culture was open and plural, but today he is seen as a threat.

POLITICS

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Supreme Court, Rajnath Singh, Citizenship, Assam

Why Assam NRC draft has thrown up a citizenship conundrum

The NRC has put the fate of 40 lakh people in the balance.

POLITICS

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Bangladeshi immigrant, Muslim, Congress, BJP

Muddying the Brahmaputra: How both Congress and the BJP are using Assam NRC draft for their own political ends

As the Lok Sabha polls near and a 40 lakh population awaits its fate, it's clear that both the parties are riding an NRC tiger they can't dismount.

VOICES

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Illegal Immigrants, Assam, National Register for Citizens, Nrc final draft

NRC list: Why this is the right time for India to get tough on illegal immigrants

The process of drafting the list has enough checks and balances to safeguard rights of those whose citizenship is being decided.

POLITICS

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Illegal Immigrants, Assam, India, Bangladesh

Why NRC should be extended across all of India

Besides being a security risk, illegal Bangladeshi's influence the polity and eat into the already constrained resources of a developing India.