GUWAHATI: Call for strict action against those who lynched two teenagers in Assam’s Nagaon district.

Activists and people in general have demanded action so that such activities cannot reoccur in the state. .. Read More

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ASSAM'S 2-CHILD DRAFT POLICY CRITICISED AS ANTI- WOMEN

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GUWAHATI: Assam government’s population policy has come under criticism. After Congress and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), Oxfam India has slammed the policy saying it is against women.

It says t... Read More

ASSAM'S CRUSADER AGAINST WITCH-HUNTS GETS MUCH NEEDED RECOGNITION FROM THE UNHRC

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GUWAHATI: Assam’s anti-witch hunting crusader Birubala Rabha who has single-handedly been fighting to eradicate superstition from society will be speaking at the Witchcraft and Human Rights Experts Workshop at the UN Human R... Read More

'WAR HAS ROBBED DIGNITY FROM HUMANITY': SRI LANKAN FILMMAKER VITHANAGE

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GUWAHATI: Sri Lankan celebrated filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage who was conferred the coveted Bhupen Hazarika award by the Asam Sahitya Sabha, apex literary body of Assam, was in Guwahati to receive the award. The Citizen spoke with ... Read More

WHEN VILLAGERS--AND A DAILY WAGE LABOURER-- BROUGHT A NATIONAL AWARD

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GUWAHATI: A movie in which a group of villagers were the actors, including a daily wage labourer. Haanduk (Hidden Corner), based on the trauma and torture faced by the villagers during the peak years of insurgency in Assa... Read More

'SECURITY FORCES OPS IN ASSAM'S BORDER AREAS CREATE ACUTE STRESS DISORDERS'

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GUWAHATI: Life can be extremely cruel and difficult for hundreds living in troubled villages along the Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland borders in Assam. An independent fact finding team comprising of activists and researchers has ... Read More

NO AADHAR IN ASSAM, MEGHALAYA?

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GUWAHATI: The central government is moving full speed ahead to make Aadhar mandatory, more so by linking it to the filing of Income Tax returns, but in Assam and Meghalaya there seems to no movement forward on this issue.
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ISLAMIC CLERICS TELL MUSLIM GIRL NOT TO SING, INVITE STRONG CONDEMNATION

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GUWAHATI: Teen music sensation of Assam Nahid Afrin has been asked to stay away from musical performances by a group of Islamic clerics terming it as anti-Sharia.

Nahid, the first runners up in Indian Idol Junior i... Read More

ASSAM ON THE BOIL AFTER ATTACK ON AASU OFFICE

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GUWAHATI: Assam is on the boil after a section of unruly members of a Nagpur based organization attacked the office of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and shouted slogans against the Assam Accord in Dhemaji district&rs... Read More

GARO WOMEN DEMAND RESTORATION OF NOKMA RIGHTS

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GUWAHATI: International Women’s Day was given special significance by the women of Meghalaya’s Garo Hills who are fighting a tough battle to revive and restore the custodial rights of women.

In matril... Read More

LOCALS SUPPORT CONTROVERSIAL BBC FILM ON KAZIRANGA: DEMAND INQUIRY

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GUWAHATI: Locals of Kaziranga National Park (KNP) have come out in support of the controversial BBC documentary on the national park’s conservation methods, demanding an enquiry into the reported deaths of tribals.
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