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Saturday, April 17, 2021

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    Golaghat: A Battle of Turncoats

    In 2016, Neog had won from Golaghat with 73,862 votes as a Congress candidate while Saikia who was in BJP then came second with 68, 649 votes

    ‘Citizenship’: A question since Nellie massacre to...

    The issue of infiltration continues to be unsolved and with the proposed implementation of CAA, Assam is yet again left eying at an ‘unrest’

    Is a Vaccine enough?

    Today, almost 90 percent in the city were not wearing masks and politicians including the health minister flouting social distancing norms at ease and holding poll rallies

    New Covid Strain: More Stringent Days Beckon

    School authorities will have to exhibit a lot of responsibility and ensure that all Covid protocols are followed by the students

    The Dragons over the Brahmaputra

    Through a Memorandum of Understanding in 2002, India was so far receiving hydrological data of the river from China

    BTC Heading For ‘Fractured’ Mandate?

    Though the signing of the peace accord bringing all Bodo separatist outfits into peace talks and disbanding their outfits, the availability of illegal firearms in the region continues to be a worrying fact

    Interstate Border Rows: Border & Brotherhood

    The irony is that sadly, successive governments in the state have failed to treat the border issues in seriousness

    Plugging the Question Paper ‘Leak’

    Though every question paper leak is a serious offense, when it happens in an examination to recruit police officers, it forces all to revisit the way these examinations are being conducted

    Reopening of Schools! The Necessity and Challenge

    It will be the first major step to take education back on track after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic

    The New Political Party and Assam’s Future

    It remains to be seen whether the AASU and AJYCP can maintain their non-political character after the formation of the new party

    The Curious Case of Assam’s Low Covid Fatality Rate

    It was also found that people who have posthumously tested positive for Covid-19 in Assam were also not been counted in the total death toll

    ST status to Six communities! Demand Vs Reality

    Just like a ritual before elections, Assam government once again assured the six ethnic communities of the state of granting ST status soon

    ‘Chaiwala’ betrayed ‘Chai’ workers: Opposition

    Brought to Assam by the British for tea cultivation in the early 19th Century, the tea tribe community is the backbone of Assam’s tea industry

    Left in Limbo: A year after NRC publication; Uncertainty continues over Citizenship

    The NRC update in Assam was a fallout of the Assam Accord of 1985, which sets March 24, 1971 as the cutoff date for citizenship

    ‘Pol-Ethics? Artistes joining mainstream politics in Assam

    Assam BJP’s headquarter located at Hengrabari here and Manabendra Sharma Complex, Dispur literally turned into two live stages hosted separately by the ruling BJP and the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee as 29 artistes joined the Saffron while 32 artistes joined the opposition Congress together.

    Crimes Against Women: A Constant Concern

    With over 1900 cases of rape, the state recorded the highest ever rape cases in 2018 during the last five years

    The “Déjà Vu”

    The Déjà Vu happened and once again the relevance of a regional force returns. Talks about forming a regional party are once again on

    COVID 19, Unlock & the Onus

    While it’s highly important to reopen the trade for revenue and the overall health of the system, the onus of safety has been now left mostly on each individual here

    Wooing them All!

    On Saturday, it also passed 35 years since the Assam Accord was signed in 1985 ending a six-year-long agitation against illegal infiltration in the state

    Erosion, not floods, is Assam’s major problem

    Floods are seasonal but erosion occurs throughout the year. To give a perspective, Assam has lost 4.3 lakh hectares of land to erosion since 1954

    Assam, where flood and human trafficking go together

    This is when the worst forms of exploitation happen. Parents and guardians are paid to give away their children, mostly girls, over to these touts who then send them out of the state in the pretext of marriage or good jobs. In majority of the cases, these girls land up in flesh trade

    New POCSO Rules

    The Union government has recently notified new POCSO rules. This makes the law for sexual offences against children far more stringent. The Protection of...

    Delhi Police And Its Failure

    The recent Delhi riots have once again showed the fault lines in our society. The violence that broke out in the Northeast part of...

    NGOs See Silver Lining In SC Judgment

    The SC held that a voluntary organisation using legitimate means of dissent in support of a public cause cannot be prohibited to receive foreign

    Law For Lawyers

    In a significant judgement, the Supreme Court on February 28 declared that lawyers cannot claim a fundamental right to go on strike and abstain...

    Charting New Routes

    The Northeast India accounts for 34 per cent of the country’s water resources and 40 per cent of India’s hydropower potential. However, the waterways...

    Justice Muralidhar’s Transfer

    A routine transfer of a Delhi High Court judge has snowballed into a major controversy. Just hours before Justice S Muralidhar has chastised the...