OPINION | EC’s stand of ‘One candidate, One constituency’, a favourable move!

OPINION | EC’s stand of ‘One candidate, One constituency’, a favourable move!

By SUBHASH CHANDRA AGRAWAL | April 05, 2018 Election Commission has told the Supreme Court that a candidate should not be allowed to contest election from more than one constituencies and the existing law allowing politicians to fight polls from two seats be amended. It refers to welcome support by Election Commission to public-interest-litigation (PIL) at […]

Assam: Impact of ‘bandhs’ in Tinsukia district – A matter of concern!

Assam: Impact of ‘bandhs’ in Tinsukia district – A matter of concern!

Date: April 2, 2018 To The Editor Dear Sir/Ma’am, Deeply concerned over the impact of bandhs in the district of Tinisukia, I am trying to bring the people’s attention to the issue through this article. According to the data available, Assam lost about Rs 3000 crore in 68 state-wide bandhs in 2014. Tinsukia, being one […]

Gujarat’s Madhavpur fair – A political propaganda for Northeast India?

Gujarat’s Madhavpur fair – A political propaganda for Northeast India?

By SHWETA RAJ KANWAR March 29, 2018 The Madhavpur fair in Gujarat- “an event of cultural and national unity and one which underlines unity in diversity”, as said by the Governor of Gujarat Om Prakash Kohli has been organized since the past several decades. But this time, the fair has garnered some amount of attention from […]

Assam: Where Child Rights disappear into Oblivion, Justice is but only a myth!

Assam: Where Child Rights disappear into Oblivion, Justice is but only a myth!

-By Shweta Raj Kanwar The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity”- Jackie Robinson. Technological advancement truly has no barriers and this lack of barriers and limitations has often proved to be threatening for the ones involved in it. Many cases of suicidal attempts as well as homicide have come […]

Big blow to BJP following betrayal on Gorkhaland?

Big blow to BJP following betrayal on Gorkhaland?

By SHWETA RAJ KANWAR | March 24, 2018 With the supporters of the oldest separatist state demand pulling out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) while accusing Modi led BJP of betraying the trust of Gorkhas, it seems the party has a lot to lose besides only trust. A close analysis at BJP’s modus operandi […]

Menstruation Benefit Bill- A Welcome idea by Arunachal MP Ninong Ering which may backfire

Menstruation Benefit Bill- A Welcome idea by Arunachal MP Ninong Ering which may backfire

By SHWETA RAJ KANWAR | March 24, 2018 I recently came across ‘the Menstruation Benefit Bill’ moved by Arunachal Pradesh MP Ninong Ering and I must admit on the face of it – it was indeed laudable and thoughtful of a Member of Parliament to think of us women along these lines! After all since […]