Tuesday, October 24, 2017
GUWAHATI: Award winning Manipuri filmmaker Haobam Paban Kumar’s debut feature film Loktak Lairembee (Lady of the Lake) has got two nominations at the prestigious Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Australia along with &lsq .. Read More
GUWAHATI: Several award winning Turkish films will be showcased in the first ever Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF) which is being organized by the Assam government.
The festival starts from October 28 to ... Read More
GUWAHATI: Assam has always set examples of communal harmony since the ages. Even today it seeks to set a note different from the hate and divisiveness in other parts of India.
And to strengthen the legacy, one group... Read More
GUWAHATI: Azmal Haque, a 49 year old retired Indian Army officer, is proud to have served the nation for 30 years. But little did he know that he would face a day where his Indian citizenship would be challenged by the state.
GUWAHATI: Journalists’ forums and individuals besides political parties have demanded a high level inquiry on the assassination of yet another journalist in Tripura.
Twenty eight year old Santanu Bhowmik who w... Read More
GUWAHATI: Various organizations and journalists’ forums in Assam have condemned the murder of Bangalore based journalist Gauri Lankesh who was vocal against the Hindutva brigade.
Gauri was shot dead by gunned ... Read More
GUWAHATI: Karawan-e-Mohabbat, an east to west rally of peace loving citizens of India, initiated by Aman Biradiri and Centre for Equity Studies (CES) will be flagged off from Assam on September 4, said bureaucrat-turned-p... Read More
GUWAHATI: Assam’s very popular cartoonist Nituparna Rajbongshi drew a caricature of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day, and almost immediately received a death threat on Facebook.
Rajbongshi drew... Read More
GUWAHATI: People in Assam braved the devastating flood to celebrate Independence Day across the state. Some of the photographs posted by some of the teachers, whose schools have been submerged by flood water, speak a thousand word... Read More
A report from Guwahati said that the forum working against influx in Assam, has warned that the Centre's decision to grant limited citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees living in the Northeast will have serious implications for Assam. The Centre on Wednesday decided to grant citizenship to the two communities - originally from Bangladesh's Chittagong Hills Tracts but settled by the Centre in the then NEFA (now Arunachal Pradesh) since 1964 - without diluting the rights of the indigenous communities, a move which has sparked off protests in the frontier state. The All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union has called for a statewide bandh on Tuesday against the alleged indifference of the Centre towards the genuine problems of the indigenous people and communities of the frontier state. Convener of the forum Upamanyu Hazarika said that limited citizenship to the refugees meant that they won't have rights over land among others in Arunachal Pradesh while they can enjoy such rights in other states of India. "Assam will have to bear the brunt of these refugees in the future as they will migrate to Assam from Arunachal where they will be able to own land and enjoy other rights enjoyed by an Indian citizen. The movement of these refugees, numbering more than a lakh, to Assam will definitely add to the already existing 80 lakh Bangladeshis, further threatening the identity of the indigenous people of Assam," Hazarika said.
A report from Agartala said that differences between two major regional political parties namely Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) and Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) had widened. While INPT is willing to join hands with a national party to take on the CPI(M)-led Left Front in the 2018 Assembly elections, IPFT is keen on contesting the elections alone. After a Central Executive Committee meeting held recently, INPT General Secretary Jagadish Debbarma said that it would not be possible to oust the Left Front. “Therefore, we are ready to forge an electoral alliance with BJP to ensure defeat of the Left in 2018 Assembly elections”, he said , while addressing a press conference. However, the party first will approach the saffron party for electoral tie up and seek clarification on the State Council instead of present arrangement in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC). “The IPFT in its Central Committee meeting held on September 3, decided to go alone in the 2018 Assembly elections”, said party’s General Secretary Maver Kumar Jamatia.