Cut-out Figures of Outrageous Molestation
Suddenly the news of the assault on womanhood has spread like wild fire. It is unprecedented. A psychosocial plague called rape. Innocent girl child, minors are victimised, which call for a diagnosis exercise, as to the cause and also to find out remedies. Even step fathers being the head of the households, commit this abdominal act upon their own step daughters. Instead of punishment against these predators, unholy compromises are being made.
Has AGP Lost Its Sheen? An Overview
Those who have even the least bit knowledge about the politics of Assam, would be very well acquainted with Assam’s very own political party, Assam Gana Parishad (AGP). The very existence of AGP came into being after the six year long Assam Agitation against illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.
In Quest Of Solace...
Each of the eight states of the Northeast India has a specific beauty of its own. Be it the mighty Brahmaputra in Assam or the Limestone caves of Meghalaya or the temples and palaces of Tripura or the rest of other northeastern states. Each is unique in its own way.
Man - Elephant Conflict Searching for the reasons behind
Man - elephant conflict isn’t something unheard of in assam. almost regularly we get to hear news of elephants straying into paddy fields and destroying crops or elephant dying on the railway tracks or being electrocuted.
Ibobi Singh Plays ‘kuki-districts' Card To Stall BJP March in Manipur
The politics of Manipur – especially in the run up to the assembly polls – is giving a clearer message that the divide between the hills and the valley is getting wider by the day. In effect this means – the differences between Meitei natives and the Nagas in the hills would only increase further. The Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has all the virtues of a surviving political animal – a shrewd, well calculative and even ruthless.
BJP Wins Hayuliang Bye-election
The 45-Hayuliang (ST) Assembly Constituency had fallen vacant after its long time legislator and former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Kalikho Pul allegedly committed suicide on 9 August, 2016. Consequent upon that the Election Commission of India notified for a bye-election to fill up the seat. The polling was held on 19 November while the counting and results were declared on 22 November. The third wife of Late Kalikho Pul was chosen by the family to stand for continuation of the late leader’s legacy. The North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) camp who are in power in the state thus made Dasanglu Pul their candidate. In Arunachal Pradesh the NEDA government comprises the People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) and the BJP. Pul was given the BJP ticket, though in the NEDA dispensation PPA is the larger of the two parties constituting it.
President Elect Donald Trump and India - US Relations Confronting the Truth
During the United States Presidential election campaign, many in India have strongly criticised due to Donald Trump’s very strong remarks on women, Muslims, immigration etc had got lots of people highly disturbed. This was primarily because of two reasons, firstly, that he was never known for his political views as he had primarily stuck to his business, as a baron. Secondly no one knew about his stance about US foreign policies vis a vis the outside world.
Vote banks and de-candidatisation in elections
The saying goes that “money is the root of evils”. However the opposite or counter idiom, converting to the saying that “money is root of all prosperity”, is the clarion call of the present Union government, in its sudden demonetization exercise. This has become the topic of the day, running in close heels to the run up to the byelections, in six seats in the Khasi Hills District Council and a single seat in the Jaintia Hills District Council, the polls schedule fixed on December 13.
Cherry Blossom Festival
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now hung with bloom along the bough.
Demonetisation Bang Bang
Signaling profound resolve and conviction to combat the menace of black money and willingness to take difficult measures for achieving considerable long term benefits, Prime Minster Narendra Modi on the evening of November 8, 2016 announced cancellation of the legal tender character of the high denomination bank notes of Rs.500 and Rs.1000. Department of Economics Affairs, Ministry of Finance vide press release dated November 8 reckoned the purpose behind government’s move that demonetisation would curb terror financing through the proceeds of Fake Indian Currency Notes and use of such funds for subversive activities such as espionage, smuggling of arms, drugs and other contrabands into India and for eliminating Black Money. Government’s resolve and willingness to curb black money was once again echoed with no holds barred on November 13 when in Goa Prime Minster made fiery speech and showed determination to go all out to make the demonetisation move a success.
BJP Joins Government in Arunachal Pradesh
The Bharatiya Janata Party in Arunachal Pradesh formally joined the government in Arunachal Pradesh led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu after its legislature party leader Tamiyo Taga was inducted into the council of ministers on 14 October.
A Narrow Escape
On 24th October 2016, National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) militants attacked the helipad of the Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh’s as the chopper landed in the Ukhrul district of Manipur. Chief Minster escaped unscathed after shots were fired at him while he was getting out of his helicopter. The chopper carrying Singh, Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam and the others started from Imphal about 9:30 am. Minutes after the chopper landed at the Bakshi helipad in Ukhrul around 10.30 am firing began towards the Chief Minister. The firing continued for more ten minutes.
Uncertainty in Meghalaya Political Skyline
The season’s autumn sunshine is on and in contrast the political skyline of the land of clouds, ‘Meghalaya’, is overcast with uncertainty. Like the fickleness weather, the political shift has started, for politicians to fish in troubled waters, seeking opportunities to be one of the contenders, specially of the Khasi-Jaintia elections for the District council, in which sitting members had earlier vacated six seats in Khasi Hills and one in the Jaintia Hills, fear of being suspended as members of the state legislative assembly, as envisaged in the Dual Post Act.
Chamling Leads Sikkim on Its Roadmap to Future.
Controversy Over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016
After months of peaceful condition prevailing in Assam, there has been some excitement again in Assam, this time following the present Union government’s latest reported insistence to go through with the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 even in spite of stiff opposition to it from almost the whole lot of people in the State. This reaction by them is reminiscent of the recent times when the political situation got charged with periodic agitational programmes by different political parties and several leading organisations such as the AASU, All Assam Krisak Sangram Samity, to note a few, to protest against the Centre’s hasty decision on several vital, concerning issues in the State, like selling out its oil fields through auctions etc., a contentious issue that had of late led to social unrest.