Author: Nava Thakuria

The author is a Guwahati-based journalist, who writes for various media outlets based in different parts of the globe.

Guwahati: In a move to draw a roadmap for holistic development ofAssam and to create a blueprint for expediting its growth as we allmake it a model on all sectors, State chief minister Himanta BiswaSarma along with spiritual leader Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev inaugurated athree-day Chintan Shivir at Kaziranga.  The three-day camp beginningon Saturday will have elaborate discussions and deliberationsinvolving CM Sarma, State cabinet ministers, senior bureaucrats,functionaries from the Prime Minister’s economic advisory council. Speaking on the occasion, Sarma stated that Assam was once a veryflourishing the State and its GDP growth was more than the nationalaverage. The per capita income…

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Guwahati: Rashtriyata Swayamsevak Sangh chief Dr Mohan Bhagwat, while attending a public meeting at U Soso Tham auditorium in Shillong of Meghalaya, stated that Bharat is an ancient nation since time immemorial, but due to forgetting the civilizational motto and values, it lost the freedom. Sarsanghchalak Bhagwat also added that ‘our binding force among one another is our inherent faith in our age-old value, which lies in spirituality’. “These values of this country’s eternal civilization have been named as Hindutva by people outside our country. We are Hindus, but there is no particular definition of Hindu, although it’s our identity.…

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Guwahati: America’s largest selling newspaper The New York Times (NYT) has done it cleverly. The most acclaimed newspaper, when it had to laud Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, used the words ‘Leader of India’ in the front page. The news headline in the physical paper mentioned the Russian President, who has been targeting the USA on different occasions, as Putin but not ‘Leader of Russia’. All those happened in NYT’s New York edition (17 September 2022), where the headline in the frontpage news read ‘Leader Of India Criticizes Putin For Waging War’. But the influential newspaper used to project the…

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Guwahati: Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, while attending the diamond jubilee celebration of Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim lauded it for various activities such as orientation programs for advocates, steps towards digitization of records, etc. Congratulating the Bar Council for having successfully completed 60 years of glorious existence, Sarma heaped praises on its performance of regulatory functions, raising the standard of practice in the profession of legal service. Correlating with the celebration, a national seminar with subject ‘Role of Technology and in Facilitating Speedy Justice’ was also organised in the city on Saturday, which…

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Guwahati: Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA), while expressing displeasure on circulating a wrong photograph of  Kanaklata Barua, the young martyr of India’s freedom struggle from Gohpur in Assam, urges the government to take the pain to paint a proper portrait of  Birbala Kanaklata with the help of her close relatives. The forum of nationalist citizens also opines that the commonly displayed portraitof martyr Kanaklata should be scrutinized and corrected with the actual age. Born to the family of Krishna Kanta Barua and Korneshwari Barua of Barangabari village in central Assam, Kankalata faced the bullets of British police forces while leading…

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For some days, it has been widely discussed about the success stories of Delhi government in both education and healthcare sectors. The well wishers of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) along with Delhi chief minister CM Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia have flooded the social media space with appreciative messages. Latey it was added colour by a frontpage positive news item in The New York Times, America’s largest newspaper, where Delhi’s education minister Sisodia was lauded for his innovative initiatives. But the article also created sensation among the readers and it entered into controversy as the Bharatiya Janata Party…

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Guwahati: Acclaimed Rakhine author Maung Paw Tun, who translated popular Hindi novel Mera Naam Joker of Khwaja Ahmad Abbas into Burmese language, passes away. The award winning writer-translator, who was suffering from colon cancer, breathed his last at 9:45 am on 13 August 2022 at his residence in Yangon city of Myanmar (also known as Burma and Brahmadesh). Born as Khin Maung Soe on 14 May 1935 to the family of Maung Pu (father) and Aye Tha (mother) at Shwemyetwa village under Manaung township of Rakhine State in British Burma, Maung Paw Tun completed his secondary education in his native…

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Guwahati: Along with every patriot of Bharat, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat hoisted the national flag at its  headquarter in Nagpur on Saturday following the nationwide campaign for Har Ghar Tiranga. The largest nationalist organisation in the globe had already extended its support to both Tri-colour festuval and Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav commemorating India’s 75 years of independence. Meanwhile,  the Nagpur district magistarte  R Vimla visited the RSS headquarter and presented a Tri-colour and other mementos to Bhagwat in presence of RSS leaders  Ram Harkare, Rajesh Loya, Jayprakash Gupta, Rabindra Bokare, etc. Respecting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call…

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Guwahati: It was probably two decades back, when a group of journalists and Guwahati-based patriots marched on a street of Guwahati to celebrate the Independence Day. As a number of separatist armed militant outfits imposed a general strike on the day (that was the way the ethnic insurgents made them visible in the public domain continuing their decades long armed struggle against New Delhi) the entire city wore a deserted look. Markets, business centers, private vehicles and even the roads were empty as the militants, through their media statements (which were published with special focus in the local morning newspapers),…

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Guwahati: United Trust of Assam, while expressing serious concerns over the sensational allegations, floated in regards to the process of National Register of Citizens (NRC) updation in Assam, demanded a high level probe (preferably by the Central Bureau of Investigation) into the irregularities, through which it is assumed that a huge number of illegal migrants enrolled their names in the draft-list of Indian citizens. Holding a protest demonstration in the city on Wednesday from 6 am to 6 pm, the civil society group also expressed dismay as two valid complaints, lodged by the immediate past NRC State coordinator Hitesh Dev…

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