The National Register of Citizens exercise in Assam cost the exchequer Rs 1,600 crore.
For decades this has made Assam a hotbed of inter-religious and ethnic tensions, adding to pressure for a lasting solution. Sporadic violence has included the 1983 massacre of around 2,000 people.
Over 19 lakh people in Assam were left out of the much-awaited final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) released on a rain-soaked Saturday morning amid heightened security.
Security was tightened in the Indian state of Assam on Friday before the release of a “citizens register” expected to leave millions deemed “foreign infiltrators” facing detention camps and even deportation.
India’s realty sector is hoping for better days in the year ahead. A combination of factors ranging from sluggish demand and impact of global slowdown have dented the realty markets though commercial space absorption has defied odds for the past four years.
It’s not just a Trump phenomena anymore. From the US to Brazil and Australia, grassroots environmental activism is growing in places where leaders are sceptical about climate change.
Every single day we talk about the need for climate action. Every. Single. Day. The climate change scenario has served to provide fodder for news pages.