Sixty years of Tibetan struggle and the way forward

Its 60 years now since Tibetans inside and outside continue their struggle against the Communist regime of China for their legitimate rights over language, tradition and culture.  On 10 March 1959 thousands of Tibetans came to the streets protesting against the Chinese occupation and their picturesque capital city of Lhasa became the epicenter of anti-Chinese movement.

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Terrorism revisits Sri Lanka

Terrorism, nonetheless in a different package, has returned to Sri Lanka claiming over 250 people’s lives and wounding hundreds other seriously in a coordinated serial terror attacks. In fact, from ethnic insurgency to religious terrorism a changing face of organized violence has arrived in the country floating on ocean in the south of Indian sub-continent.

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India goes to polls this week

India, known as the largest democracy in the world, goes to national elections next Thursday, where over 900 million voters will participate in the biggest electoral exercise through electronic voting machines (EVM), an unique experienced for the human race. The seven-phase general elections starting from 11 April to 19 May will send 543 public representatives to 17th Lok Sabha, the powerful lower house of Indian Parliament in New Delhi.

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Generating Patriotism in Northeast India!

As if the people of northeast India became more conscious about India’s constitution, rule of law and its secular image abroad. So groups of people, including politicians, civil society group representatives, media personnel etc came to hit the streets raising strong voices against the Union government’s proposed citizenship amendment initiatives.

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Bhutan Premier’s high expectant India visit

As a reciprocal gesture, Bhutan’s newly elected Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering is visiting India with a three-day official visit schedule from 27 December. During his visit, the Druk Prime Minister is expected to call on Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu besides discussing with his host counterpart Narendra Modi on various bilateral issues.

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When PoK Dwellers Stand Against Islamabad

For millions of common Indians, the Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) functions like a province of Pakistan. It is guessed that nearly 4.5 million PoK habitants happily agree to any proposal from the Pakistan government in Islamabad. With the proximity of religion, the people of PoK seemingly feel comfortable with the Islamic Republic. 

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India Continues Embracing Hazardous News for Scribes

We finished the first half of 2018 with shocking news that broke from America, one of the professed liberal spaces for journalists in a
democracy on Earth. A gunman stormed into the newsroom of a Maryland newspaper in USA and killed five media employees including
journalists. The 28 June 2018 shooting incident at Capital Gazette in Annapolis eliminating news-desk personnel Gerald Fischman, Rob
Hiaasen, John Mcnamara, Wendi Winters etc only reminded that journalists across the globe, not only those working in the conflict zones, are facing a dangerous time.

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Neutralizing the Messengers of India

India continues to be a dangerous place for working journalists as the largest democracy in the globe has lost three journalists in mysterious accidents within the first three months of the year. Even the UN secretary general Antonio Guterres came out with a strong condemnation against the journo-killings and let the world know about India’s degraded index on safety & security of professional scribes.

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Cries Mounted for Reviving Nabin Chandra Bardoloi Library

Persistent voices are being raised to revive a historic public library cum hall at the heart of Guwahati city and popular demands are floated for using the space for occasional and selected public gatherings. The library, surrounded by Cotton University, Handique Girls’ College, Gauhati High Court, State Museum, Ravindra Bhawan etc, carries the memory of many great personalities of yesteryears.

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Northeast India: Urging Media Accountability

As the alternate media expands its reaches to hundred thousand Indians across the country, thanks to increasingly cheaper internet connectivity, its restraint and liability also start surfacing in public discourses. The limitation and gradually losing credibility of the mainstream media may pave the way for a boosting alternate media, but it is still miles apart from the trustworthiness among users.

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