India: Gandhian thoughts would remain relevant forever: Patnaik

Bhubaneswar, Oct 2 (PTI) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversaries on Wednesday.

Noting that Gandhian values would remain relevant forever, Patnaik appealed to the people to work towards eradicating poverty, violence, injustice and inequality.

India: Gorkhas not to visit Foreigners' Tribunals to prove Indian citizenship

Guwahati, Sept 22 (PTI) The Gorkhas, whose names have been exluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, will not visit Foreigners' Tribunals to prove their Indian citizenship, a community body said on Sunday.

Addressing a press conference here, Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangha (BGP) national president Sukhman Moktan said that Gorkhas being tried in the Foreigners' Tribunals (FT) will be an "insult to us for being Indians," he said.

India will send man to space by Dec 2021: Sivan

Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (PTI) ISRO chairman K Sivan Saturday said the country is moving ahead to meet its target of sending man to space by December 2021.

He asserted that though ISRO's plan to soft land Chandrayaan-2's 'Vikram' module on the lunar surface did not go as per script, it will have no bearing with on the 'Gaganyaan' mission.

Stating Chandrayaan-2's orbiter will give data for seven and half years, he (said) all technologies of the moon mission have proved accurate except for the soft landing. "Is not it a success ?" he asked.

India: Names of all NRC applicants published online

Guwahati, Sep 14 (PTI) The names of all NRC applicants have been published online on Saturday, the office of the NRC State Coordinator said here.

The names of all the 3.30 crore applicants as per draft NRC and supplementary list of inclusions and exclusions (final NRC) have been published, an official said.

The final National Register of Citizens (NRC), which was published on August 31, consisted only of supplementary lists.

India: People clash with police over hefty traffic fines

Bhubaneswar, Sep 7 (PTI) Several persons were injured in a clash between a group of people and police in the city over imposition of heavy fines on violators of traffic rules under the new motor vehicles act.

The incident occurred at Raj Mahal square when commuters gheraoed on-duty traffic policemen and protested against collection of fines which they termed "hefty", police said.

India: FIRs lodged against NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela

Guwahati, Sep 5 (PTI) Two FIRs have been lodged against Assam Coordinator of National Register of Citizens (NRC), Prateek Hajela, for "discrepancies" in the final updated list, police said on Thursday.

A third complaint was filed by an NGO against three Bangladesh nationals declared as foreigners, who figure in the final NRC, and against the NRC authorities of Morigaon district, who were allegedly responsible for including their names.

India: Assam docs abstain from work to protest colleague's killing

Guwahati, Sept 3 (PTI) Doctors in Assam were on a 24-hour strike on Tuesday to protest the assault on an elderly doctor at a tea garden that led to his death, officials said.

Emergency services have been kept out of the purview of the stir.

Seventy three-year-old Dr Deben Dutta had succumbed to his injuries after being assaulted by relatives of a tea garden worker who died while undergoing treatment at a hospital at Teok Tea Estate in Jorhat district on Saturday.

India: Sitting MLA, Kargil veteran left out of NRC

Guwahati, Aug 31 (PTI) A Kargil veteran, a sitting and an ex-MLA of the AIDUF were among those whose names were excluded from the final NRC, which was released here on Saturday.

The daughter of Congress MLA Ilias Ali too found her name missing though the legislator and his other family members made it to the updated list.

Kargil war veteran and retired army officer Mohammad Sanaullah, who spent a few days in detention in May after being declared a foreigner by a tribunal, was excluded from the updated list.

India: Final NRC out in Assam, nearly 2 million stare at uncertain future

Guwahati, Aug 31 (PTI) The updated final NRC, which validates bonafide Indian citizens of Assam, was out on Saturday, with over 19 lakh applicants who failed to make it to the list staring at an uncertain future.

A total of 3,30,27,661 people had applied to be included in the NRC. Of them, 3,11,21,004 have been included in the document and 19,06,657 excluded, a statement from the NRC State Coordinator's office said here.

India: Top Maoist leader, jawan killed in gun battle in Odisha

Malkangiri/Bhubaneswar, Aug 28 (PTI) A DVF jawan and a top Maoist leader were killed in a gun battle in a forest in Odisha's Malkangiri district on Wednesday, a senior police officer said.

Another jawan was also critically injured in the encounter that took place during a joint combing operation by Special Operation Group (SOG) and District Voluntary Force (DVF), the Director General of Police (DGP), B K Sharma, said.

Subscribe to Assam