Meghalaya farmers prohibited from burning straws as it destroys forests!

Meghalaya farmers prohibited from burning straws as it destroys forests!

Shillong, January 12, 2018: The West Khasi Hills district administration has imposed prohibitory orders in the district to prevent farmers from burning straws and grasslands, officials said on Friday. Acting on reports about unscrupulous burning of stubble and grasslands in the district during the dry winter season, deputy commissioner Arunkumar Kembhavi said, the prohibitory order […]

5 facts to know about the 1st Northeast Indian Judge who is slated to become Chief Justice of India!

5 facts to know about the 1st Northeast Indian Judge who is slated to become Chief Justice of India!

January 12, 2018 Northeast India, that was initially looked upon as a region cut out from the rest of the country in many spheres has time and again given infinite reason to the country to be proud of its people and this time again, a judge from the region is slated to become the next […]

Will Assam become the next Rakhine? View from Dhaka Tribune

Will Assam become the next Rakhine? View from Dhaka Tribune

Is Bangladesh on the verge of another mass refugee influx? Bangladesh has opened its border for the persecuted Rohingya refugees on humanitarian grounds after violence erupted in Rakhine state of neighbouring Myanmar on August 25 last year. The country has been hosting more than one million refugees from Myanmar since 1990s. The central reason of […]

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 […]

Tripura: Bringing military forces into state ahead of polls will compromise other security forces

Tripura: Bringing military forces into state ahead of polls will compromise other security forces

Agartala, January 12, 2018: The Election Commission proposes to deploy a record 30,000 Central Para-Military Force (CPMF) personnel for next month’s assembly elections in Tripura, a top police officer said. “The Election Commission has asked the Union Home Ministry to deploy around 30,000 (300 companies) CPMF personnel in Tripura for conduct of the assembly elections […]

Tripura: Congress MLA disqualified from state assembly under anti-defection law

Tripura: Congress MLA disqualified from state assembly under anti-defection law

Agartala, January 12, 2018 Five-time Congress legislator in Tripura Ratan Lal Nath, who last month joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), lost his assembly membership under the anti-defection law, Speaker Ramendra Chandra Debnath said here on Friday. “As Ratan Lal Nath left Congress and joined BJP on December 22, his assembly membership would be disqualified […]

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 […]