Assam: Could anti-minority be the reason behind the proposed Two-Child Policy?

Assam: Could anti-minority be the reason behind the proposed Two-Child Policy?

Guwahati, January 12, 2018: If the Two-Child Policy comes into effect in Assam later this year, the proposed legislation on population control will disqualify Assamese with more than two children from applying for government jobs, standing for elected government service, including panchayats and civic bodies and from select housing, employment and other schemes. “Assam is […]

JNU students protest against 75 percent attendance; PhD students in a fix!

JNU students protest against 75 percent attendance; PhD students in a fix!

New Delhi [India], January 12, 2018 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students on Friday protested against the 75 per cent attendance being made compulsory for students to appear in the examinations. “This is just a way to harass the students. I do not understand what kind of attendance they are talking about when we PhD students […]

Full text of the letter 4 SC judges including Assam’s Ranjan Gogoi wrote to India’s Chief Justice

Full text of the letter 4 SC judges including Assam’s Ranjan Gogoi wrote to India’s Chief Justice

In an unprecedented move, four judges of India’s supreme court met the press today (Jan. 12) to express concern at the state of affairs in the country’s top court. Justices Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur, and Kurian Joseph—four of the most senior judges after the chief justice of India (CJI)—also made public a letter […]

Assam Government to build 83,000 houses for weaker sections of society!

Assam Government to build 83,000 houses for weaker sections of society!

Guwahati, January 12, 2018: The Assam government announced that it would build 83,000 houses in urban areas under the Affordable Housing Policy for the financially weaker section of the society . Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has ordered the Urban Development Department to prepare the policy as soon as possible. An official release stated, “Government of […]

Assam’s Justice Ranjan Gogoi along with three others publicly criticize Chief Justice Dipak Misra

Assam’s Justice Ranjan Gogoi along with three others publicly criticize Chief Justice Dipak Misra

January 12, 2018 Four Supreme Court judges took the unprecedented step of publicly criticising chief justice Dipak Misra on Friday, warning a lack of impartiality could imperil India’s democracy. The press conference, by justices J. Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, MB Lokur and Kurian Joseph, appears to have blown the lid off a growing rift between senior […]

First-ever River Atlas in Assam to be released soon

First-ever River Atlas in Assam to be released soon

GUWAHATI, January 12, 2018: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal took stock of progress in the preparation of the first-ever River Atlas in Assam and asked the implementing agency to bring quantity and depth of sand and sand layers on river beds within the study’s ambit.                     He […]