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Guwahati: Bijoy Krishna Handique, a Congress leader from Assam, died at the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital on Sunday. He was 80.

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Doctors said Handique was admitted on Saturday evening due to heart related ailments.

A contemporary of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, Handique represented the Jorhat Lok Sabha constituency for six consecutive times since 1991.

Handique held several portfolios in the union government.

(IANS)

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National Register of Citizens (NRC) published by Assam government

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Assam Government released NRC report IANS
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The Assam government has published the part draft of the much-awaited National Register of Citizens (NRC) which includes names of 1.9 crore people of total 3.29 crore applicants in the state.

Registrar General of India (RGI), Sailesh said this while addressing a press conference at 11.45 p.m. on Sunday and said the names of the rest of the people are at various stages of verification.

The status of inclusion of names can be checked on the websites:

The RGI said the complete NRC will be published within the year 2018.

He said this is only the part draft of the NRC and that there is no need to worry if anyone’s name has not been included in the part draft that has been published.

“It only means that his or her name is at some stage of verification,” he said.

The NRC authorities had received applications submitted by 3.29 crore people, accompanied by six crore documents, of the state for inclusion of heir names in the NRC.

The process of updating the NRC began in 2013 and it was carried out under the guidance and instruction of the Supreme court. (IANS)

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