No drinking water in villages along Assam-Arunachal border

A low water table, and high arsenic and fluoride content in groundwater makes people go thirsty.

No drinking water in villages along Assam-Arunachal border

Ming-Mang (Assam-Arunachal Border): The entire area looks picturesque with blue hills on the northern horizon sloping towards the plains full with different streams and brooks flowing through paddy fields of villages. But this seemingly beautiful landscape dotted with huts and chang ghars of villages on the inter-State border areas of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in […]

Student Tribal groups form joint political action committee in Assam

Student Tribal groups form joint political action committee in Assam

GUWAHATI – In the aftermath of violent protests in Arunachal, a convention of Assam’s student tribal organisations held on Tuesday(Feb 26)have formed a political platform named ‘Tribal Political Action Committee, Assam’ for the tribal peoples of the State. The purpose o is to unite the movements of the State’s tribes and to chalk out a […]

Amnesty questions Human Rights violations of ‘foreigners’ in Assam

Amnesty questions Human Rights violations of ‘foreigners’  in Assam

Guwahati (Assam) – At a time when the State is on the edge over the illegal Bangladeshi migrants’ issue, Amnesty India today said that Assam must end human rights violation against persons declared foreigners by the Foreigners Tribunals and held in detention centres across the State. Releasing a report, ‘Between Fear and Hatred: Surviving Migration […]

Assam Santhals bid Farewell to Asur Samrat

Assam Santhals bid Farewell to Asur Samrat

BONGAIGAON, (Assam): Have you heard of Asur puja? It’s a celebration that is performed by the Adivasi-Santhals settled in Assam. The Celebration of ‘Samrat Asur Hudur Durga’ (a legendary King of the Adivasi-Santhals) puja ended yesterday with Vijaya Dashami. Around 3,000 Adivasi-Santhals of Deosri (Tibitola) along the India-Bhutan border in Chirang district celebrated this puja […]

What will Assam do about 40 lakh Aliens?

What will Assam do about 40 lakh Aliens?

Guwahati: Now that the ‘final draft’ of the National register of Citizenship’ has been prepared for Assam, the truth dawns that this is going to be a real political, logistical  headache. The question is, what will the Assam government, and Government at New Delhi actually do with some 40 lakh people whose names aren’t on […]

At a loss for Identity in Assam …

At a loss for Identity in Assam …

Guwahati: The National Register of Citizens is being used to frame people and settle scores. Right now, all over Assam, an exercise is on to identify ‘aliens’ (illegal immigrants from Bangladesh) who may have entered the country over the past few decades. If your name does not feature in the national register of citizens, well, […]

Assam prevents rabble rousing by Hindu right-wing group

Assam prevents rabble rousing by Hindu right-wing group

Guwahati: City police on Tuesday thwarted the perceived attempts of Pravin Togadia, president of the newly floated Antarashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP) to stir up communal hatred in Assam, by preventing him from attending any function and making “inflammatory” speeches that could hurt sentiments of minorities, ahead of the release of the final draft of the […]

Assam tea industry: a bitter cup?

Assam tea industry: a bitter cup?

The factors leading to the present crisis in  Assam State’s tea industry include below average production, inferior quality of tea produced in a large number of factories, poor price realisation and failure to make reasonable profit, among others. Moreover, unwillingness of a sizeable number of the children of the tea garden workers to work in […]

Is the Govt. Promoting illegal migration of Bangladeshis?

Is the Govt. Promoting illegal migration of Bangladeshis?

GUWAHATI: The Modi government in New Delhi, in trying to ‘tackle’ the illegal immigrant issue has only stirred up a hornet’s nest. In Guwahati, senior high court advocate Kamal Nayan Choudhury  is challenging the legality of the deadline of March 25, 1971 as the cut-off date for detecting and deporting the aliens of East Pakistan- […]

Assam students tackle fake news menace

Assam students tackle fake news menace

Guwahati:  Shocked and shaken by the killing and hate being spread by false news and rumours, the students in Assam have woken up. They have begun a social media movement against ‘fake news’. Students of Guwahati University have launched a “social media movement” to create awareness among small groups about the consequences of “rumour mongering” […]

Six arrested for spreading fake news in Assam

Six arrested for spreading fake news in Assam

DIBRUGARH, June 11 -Police in Assam have taken a pro-active role in tracking down dangerous rumour-mongers.  The district police arrested six persons in connection with generating and circulating fake news and posting objectionable comments in various networks of the social media recently. Subhankar Chakravorty, a resident of Shantipara and reportedly a student of Dibru College […]

Tribal Organisations Condemn killing, urge restraint

Tribal Organisations Condemn killing, urge restraint

GUWAHATI, June 11 – The horror of the consequences of fake news has hit the northeast India hard, especially Assam. The killing of the two tourists have reaped the whirlwind of protests, followed by venom and sectarianism as more vested interests try to fish in troubled waters. Vehemently condemning the inhuman killing of two innocent […]

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