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NRC update: some exclusions defy an explanation

The complete draft of the updated National Register of Citizens (NRC) has proved to be a great leveller, as it excluded people across the social spectrum — from daily-wagers and marginal farmers to soldiers and MLAs. Among the 40,07,707 people dropped from the list allegedly for lack of proper documents …

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Centre is pulling out FRDI Bill

Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal has written to the Joint Parliamentary Committee studying on the controversial Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill, stating his intention to withdraw it. The Joint Parliamentary Committee has also reportedly given its approval for the withdrawal of the Bill, following which the government will …

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No illegal immigrants in Tripura

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb on Tuesday said his State does not face the problem of illegal immigrants. Mr. Deb, who was in Nagpur to meet Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat, claimed 98% people of Tripura have Aadhaar cards. “The remaining people will also get their Aadhaar numbers soon. …

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States told to count Rohingya

The Union Home Ministry has sent an advisory to State governments to enumerate, observe and collect biometric data of Rohingya migrants living in India, and told the Lok Sabha that the government had received reports of their involvement in illegal activities. The government also made it clear that Rohingya were …

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Set procedure to vet NRC claims: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed authorities not to initiate any ‘action’ against 40 lakh persons left out of the draft Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on July 30. The Bench ordered the government, in consultation with State NRC Coordinator Prateek Hajela, to frame a ‘fair’ standard operating …

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