Wednesday, July 26, 2017
NEW DELHI: The 14th President of India Ram Nath Kovind is in Rashtrapati Bhawan after a swearing in ceremony that brought many firsts to the table.
“Jai Sri Ram” echoed through the Central Hall of Parlia .. Read More
NEW DELHI: China has now called National Security Advisor Ajit Doval the “main schemer behind the current border standoff” making it clear that the Indian media should not pin any hope on his scheduled visit to Beijing... Read More
NEW DELHI: On the eve of a scheduled visit by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to Beijing for a BRICS meet, China has again stepped up the rhetoric by stating that the Indian troops will “not be allowed” to stay on... Read More
NEW DELHI: The academic community, from across the globe for whom the Economic and Political Weekly represented independent and critical thinking have penned an open letter to the Sameksha Trust against its decision to dr... Read More
CHANDIGARH: Separatism has raised a decisive head in Punjab, with the reverence for slain leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale being turned into a formal movement with Sikhs for Justice, an organisation operating out of Canada, ... Read More
NEW DELHI: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena recently signed the Office on Missing Persons (OMP) Act, paving the way to set up a body to help trace around 20,000 people who are still missing -- eight years after the end of... Read More
NEW DELHI: Economic and Political Weekly Editor Paranjoy Guha Thakurta (appointed 2016) has resigned. EPW has taken down his story on Adani Power’s windfall gains after the journal received a legal notice from Adani’s ... Read More
BENGALURU: An old controversy is likely to become central to the forthcoming Assembly elections in Karnataka, with the ruling Congress government setting up a committee to look into the demand for a state Kannada flag. This is an ... Read More
NEW DELHI: In a clear escalation, China has indicated through its official media that it is preparing for war. “ China can take further countermeasures along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). If India stirs up conflicts in s... Read More
NEW DELHI: It was the first time that the family from Karimganj in Uttar Pradesh had gone out in two years, and were returning on the train on that fateful day from a wedding in the family. The 2 year hiatus was because they had l... Read More
A report from Silchar said that the committee of the All Cachar Karimganj Hailakandi Students' Association (ACKHSA) had threatened to launch an agitation across the Barak Valley if the state government did not revoke its decision on the academic calendar for the valley. A citizens' meeting was organised by the association to protest against the state government's decision to scrap a number of holidays from the academic calendar for Barak Valley. Members of different organisations, workers of political parties, intellectuals and educationists were present in the meeting. Rupam Nandi Purkayastha, adviser to the central committee of the association, said the government, by scrapping holidays from the academic calendar of the valley, had deeply hurt the sentiments of people and the association would not remain silent . He said earlier the number of holidays for Durga Puja used to be 20, but the state government reduced it to just four days, which was not "acceptable". He said Durga Puja was the biggest festival of Barak Valley people. He alleged that the government took the decision under the influence of the All Assam Students' Union (AASU), which wanted to establish/maintain its cultural aggression (Assamese) all over the state. Sadhan Purkayastha, general secretary of the state committee of Aamra Bangali, said protests/agitation had remained the only way out for Barak Valley to get its demand fulfilled.