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Jharkhand’s Tryst with Paid Journalism

Posted by - November 11, 2019

By Allabaksh Not counted among the better off states of India, the mineral rich state of Jharkhand, once part of ‘Bimaru’ Bihar, has unexpectedly beaconed journalists with humble means. They can become richer by at least Rs 15,000 each by simply using their writing abilities to eulogise ‘development’ in the state. If their treatise is

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19 Lakh Excluded from Assam NRC

Posted by - October 23, 2019

Avik Chakraborty More than 19 lakh people in Assam were excluded from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) list, published on August 31, 2019. The NRC is till date the biggest drive to verify citizenship in India. A total of 3.29 crore people had applied for the NRC of which 3.11 crore made it

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Sadiya village facing erosion threat

Posted by - September 13, 2019

Avik Chakraborty The people of Pohukhuwa village at Sadiya in Tinsukia district of upper Assam are living in fear due to constant erosion from Kundil River. Pohukhuwa village was established before India Independence with 133 houses, however it has remained with only 33 houses today due to erosion in the area. The village Amarpur under

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Citizenship Amendment bill: A poll gimmick

Posted by - February 15, 2019

Avik Chakraborty Will the Citizenship(Amendment) Bill, 2016 benefit the BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019? Only time will tell. Before the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP tabled the bill in the parliament to woo the Hindu voters in Assam. Though it is a National Bill, a lot of protests have been witnessed in

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Buying Russian Missile System Despite US Sanctions Threat

Posted by - November 8, 2018

Atul Cowshish Has India cocked a snook at the US by clinching a crucial $5.4 billion s-400 Triumf missile defence system with Russia that can potentially place India under severe US sanctions under CAATSA? It appears so at the outset. A narrative is being circulated to demonstrate how ‘independent’ India is in doing trade with

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40 lakhs excluded from the final draft of NRC in Assam

Posted by - September 18, 2018

Avik Chakraborty The final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam was published on July 30, which excluded 40 lakh peoples name. For several decades Assam has tolerated the brunt of illegal migrant and NRC is the mechanism designed to oust the illegal migrant who came after March 24, 1971 in Assam. The

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Northeast Torrential rains trigger landslides, flash floods

Posted by - July 31, 2018

Robert Torrential rain, landslides and flash floods wreaked havoc in several parts of North East India, claiming lives and throwing normal life out of gear in Manipur, Assam, Tripura and Mizoram. The Southwest Monsoon has already covered most of the four northeastern states, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials in Guwahati and Agartala. The situation worsened

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Rs 340.4 crore flood relief released for Assam

Posted by - July 31, 2018

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh disclosed in Guwahati (Assam) today that an amount of  Rs. 340.4 crore has been released for flood relief work in Assam. This amount includes

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Another Unmanned Crossing Tragedy

Posted by - June 25, 2018

Tushar Charan It is tempting to suggest that discourse by public figures in India is beginning to be vastly influenced by the daily soap of shouting and slanging matches on the so-called news channels. Just as the self-opinionated and screaming TV anchors have no qualms in peddling fiction laced with defamatory statements and even straight abuses,

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No More Happy Play Grounds for Gupta Brothers

Posted by - April 19, 2018

Atul Cowshish The sun seems to be setting on the fortunes of the trio of Gupta brothers from Saharanpur, all in their 40s, who earned millions in South Africa and hobnobbed with many of the top politicians and bureaucrats, including President Jacob Zuma. Only to see Zuma disgraced with corruption allegations and forced to quit

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