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 […]

Assamese public protests ‘communal’ Citizenship Amendment Bill

Assamese public protests ‘communal’ Citizenship Amendment Bill

Guwahati: Hundreds of people under the joint leadership of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and the Sadou Asam Karmachari Parishad (SAKP)  marched to Raj Bhawan (June 6) and submitted a memorandum to the Governor demanding immediate scrapping of the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The procession of over a thousand people started from the […]

‘Old Lady’ stuck in mud-pool, dies!

‘Old Lady’ stuck in mud-pool, dies!

KAZIRANGA : They tried their best to save the ‘old lady’, but even an excavator couldn’t budge her from the muddy pool. An adult female rhino which got stuck in a pool of muddy water since early this morning while attempting to take shelter near the bank of Difflo river in Borbeel area under Boloni […]

Crackdown on Orchid Smuggling in Assam

Crackdown on Orchid Smuggling in Assam

JORHAT, (Assam): Rare orchids were seized from a privately owned ‘bio-diversity park’ which is believed to be a front for smuggling of  plants. Smuggling of rare and endangered plants is a lucrative business. Bokakhat Police (on March 2) seized samples of “three endangered species of orchid” from the Kaziranga Orchid and Biodiversity Park at Kohora […]

Can Assam curb Coal Syndicate?

Can Assam curb Coal Syndicate?

Guwahati: The Assam government has asked Meghalaya to check overloading of trucks carrying coal, following allegations that a “syndicate” is running the illegal trade in connivance with government officials and police. Transport minister Chandra Mohan Patowary told the Assembly on Wednesday that Dispur had set up a committee to monitor the trucks transporting coal from […]

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