Assam braces for a musical and glitzy election with singers and artistes joining political parties

Assam is bracing for a musical and glitzy election with singers and artistes joining political parties. Around 34 singers and artistes have joined the Congress while 28 have joined the BJP. While Babu Baruah joined the Congress and sang “We will not accept Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)”, singer Simanta Sekhar,…

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Refrain from any controversy involving Bollywood singer Zubeen Garg: Himanta Biswa Sarma

GUWAHATI: With miscreants verbally abusing the Bollywood singer Zubeen Garg, Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma asked political parties to refrain from any controversy involving Garg. Zubeen has campaigned against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) early this year inviting ire of ruling BJP leaders in Assam. Recently agriculture department has…

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Muslim, Rohingya refugees become Christians to take benefit of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act

New Delhi: The Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) has prompted many Afghan and Rohingya Muslim refugees to convert to Christianity so as to become eligible for Indian citizenship, central agencies have alerted the government, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Nearly 25 such cases of Afghan Muslims converting to…

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West Bengal could not be made beneficiary of migrants’ job scheme as TMC government didn’t give data: Sitharaman

KOLKATA: Criticising the TMC dispensation in West Bengal for allegedly opposing pro-people policies of the Centre, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said the state could not be made a beneficiary of the ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’, as it had not provided any data on migrant labourers. Addressing a…

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