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Congress party undertaking a pan-India Bharat Jodo Yatra

Can Bharat Jodo Yatra revive Congress in Assam?

Nov 17, 2022

Like Mr Gandhi, the Assam Congress’ Yatra reiterates the charges of pursuing communally divisive politics and failure to control prices against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. And by doing so, the party hopes to be able to rebuild its rapport with the people of Assam.  

Why is the ‘Miya’ identity problematic?

Why is the ‘Miya’ identity problematic?

Nov 07, 2022

At a time when the state is already at war against drug peddlers and criminal syndicates, these are concerns that need to be addressed holistically, especially taking into account the continuous assertion and re-assertion of a separate Miya identity by a certain section of Muslims in the state.

Assam in the Grip of Evangelism?

Assam in the Grip of Evangelism?

Nov 07, 2022

The entire region of Upper Assam, bordering the Catholic Christian-dominated states of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh, has always been a hotbed for missionary activities.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma felicitating Home Guard Borsing Bey

How a home guard's integrity and courage shaped Assam government's drive against drugs

Nov 05, 2022

Assam was fortunate to have a productive visit of India’s Home Minister Amit Shah who made the Centre’s priority towards the State and the region very clear. He was straight to the point on all counts: Making Assam flood free in five years; use of mother tongue as the primary medium of instruction in early schooling, thwarting the use of ‘dirty money’ and ‘organised mafia’ to damage the country’s economy and national security

Mohan Bhagwat

Mohan Bhagwat as Rashtra Pita. Why it is an oxymoron for Bharat

Oct 01, 2022

Bharat is a chirantan (eternal) construct and hence there cannot be any Father of Bharat except Dharma. It’s time that we reconsider the concept of Rashtra Pita.

Can we overlook the fact of systematic brainwashing of Muslims that happens through educational institutions? Asks Ankita Dutta

Himanta Biswa Sarma’s action against madrassas is a civilisational war to protect Bharat

Sep 20, 2022

The burgeoning Muslim population in Assam provides a fertile ground for the expansion of Islamic activities, posing a serious danger to the national security of our country.

Partha Sarathi Mahanta, Joint Commissioner of Guwahati police

Why Section 153A of IPC is not about religion 

Sep 14, 2022

Section 153 of IPC has been added to Chapter VIII of the Indian Penal Code, which deals with “offences against public tranquillity”, rather than Chapter XV, which deals with “offences against religion”.

Jishnu Dev Varma, Deputy Chief Minister of Tripura

The King who bought the first two cameras in India

Sep 14, 2022

Maharaja Bir Chandra Manikya was a multifaceted genius in literature and art. He was also the pioneer of photography in India, of the first two cameras that came to India one was for him.