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Will Gulshan be Ayodhya’s first TG Mayor?

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Will Gulshan be Ayodhya’s first TG Mayor?

47 year old Bindu is the Samajwadi Party candidate for the post of Mayor of Ayodhya. Bindu, whose legal name is Gulshan, is a trans-woman hailing from Bihar. She says   “Kinnars  today they are capable of making real change in society”. The 47-year-old, belonging to the Kinnar community (transgender), has been fielded by the Samajwadi […]

BJP not serious about Gorkha interests in Darjeeling: locals

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BJP not serious about Gorkha interests in Darjeeling: locals

Kurseong: Realization is slowly dawning across the Darjeeling Hills that the ruling BJP at the centre is in the habit of making promises but doesn’t follow through! In the last election it got the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha to support a non hill person of the BJP as the Darjeeling MP. For some strange reason, they […]

Former Meghalaya Home Minister warns against ‘outside parties’

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Former Meghalaya Home Minister warns against ‘outside parties’

Beware of outside parties and new parties who just want to divide the local votes and seize power, warns Bah Robert Garnett.  Former Meghalaya Home Minister Robert Garnett Lyngdoh, currently off active politics, feels that in 45 years of statehood, Meghalaya has yet to develop effective policies in important sectors like agriculture, mining and tourism. […]

Congress gearing up to win Meghalaya Assembly

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Congress gearing up to win Meghalaya Assembly

Shillong: The Congress, while campaigning for the 2018 Assembly polls, will focus on clarifying the ‘lies’ of the BJP which has tried to put it in the people’s minds that the state government was responsible for the ban on coal mining in Meghalaya. [Meghalaya has been for some in the international news because of the […]

Chhath in Guwahati

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Chhath in Guwahati

GUWAHATI: The large number of Biharis who perform the Chhath Puja here, do so in the Brahmaputra. The local administration takes great pains to see that the worship of the sun is done in an orderly and safe manner. The Kamrup (Metro) district administration has made elaborate arrangements for a peaceful Chhath Puja and a […]

Symbol of Hope: First Church of Northeast India

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Symbol of Hope: First Church of Northeast India

The first church of Northeast India will be rededicated after renovation tomorrow, 26th October. Christine Ao sends this profile: GUWAHATI, Assam: Located in the heart of Guwahati city inside Nehru Park at Panbazar, the edifice of  Christ Church is a symbol of peace and hope. Looking back at  its glorious and eventful history,  we can […]

Adivasis to stir for Identity in Assam

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Adivasis to stir for Identity in Assam

At least 17 Adivasi organisations in Assam will block national highways at several places on Wednesday in support of their demand for ST status and dialogue with five militant groups that are in ceasefire since 2012. Members of the organisations, under the banner of the Adivasi National Convention, will block the highways for five hours […]

Bear gall-bladders seized, poachers arrested

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Bear gall-bladders seized, poachers arrested

Guwahati (Assam): Officials from Lakhimpur forest division, along with the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, have seized 42 bear gall bladders as well as leopard nails and suspected ‘tiger bones’ from Harmutty in Lakhimpur district. Sarbat Pradhan and Ajit Saha of Harmutty were arrested from their homes, and will be produced in court. Lakhimpur divisional forest […]

JNU ‘disciplines’ students, again!

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JNU ‘disciplines’ students, again!

Jawaharlal Nehru University authorities have held 15 students, most of them from socially disadvantaged backgrounds (Dalits and OBCs), guilty of indiscipline for protesting against seat cuts in research courses and the rule making interviews the sole determinant of selection. The students, who had arrived to meet vice-chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar in February this year, have […]

Slain Pastor’s widow refuses to reject Christianity

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Slain Pastor’s widow refuses to reject Christianity

Indian villagers challenge murderers with Christian faith Christian leaders say officials and police in Jharkhand turn a blind eye to the bullying and intimidation of  Christian tribals by right-wing Hindu groups who strive to make India a ‘Hindu-only’ nation. Even though these groups directly challenge the legitimacy of the Indian Constitution, they have the audacity […]

Assam to woo film makers from January

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Assam to woo film makers from January

Guwahati: Film makers are being encouraged to make films in Assam, according to a new policy that will take effect next year.The  Assam government has rolled out an ambitious Tourism policy, declaring the sector an industry with an aim to increase tourist inflow. The ‘Tourism Policy of Assam 2017′, effective from January next year till […]

Swami, we condemn your insult to Mother Teresa!

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Swami, we condemn your insult to Mother Teresa!

Debate on one Controversy leads to many  Allegations on Saint Teresa by Swami Paripoornananda Anthoniraj Thumma In a televised debate conducted by a Telugu Channel based in Hyderabad on September 22, 2017 Swami Paripoornananda Saraswathi, Head of Sreepeetham at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, and Initiator and Advisor of Bhaarat Today TV Channel, levelled some false allegations and […]