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Continuity of Care during Floods

Breastfeeding provides children with the best start in life. It is a babys best source of nutrition, boosting his or her brain development, with lifelong benefits for the mother and the baby. During the recent floods in Assam the lifesaving importance of breastfeeding became more apparent. We know that many families including pregnant, lactating [] The post Continuity of Care during Floods appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

3 Aug 2022 3:25 pm
BJP govts promises of Flood-Free Assam and reality

Dr. Himanta Biswa Sharma after taking charge as the Chief Minister of Assam made a number of promises to address the flood and erosion issues of the state. Similar assurances were also made by the Assam water resources department. In a statement, the government stated that it was committed to protecting the people of Assam [] The post BJP govts promises of Flood-Free Assam and reality appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

2 Aug 2022 2:18 pm
Engagement with Tatmadaw is key to peace in Assam and Northeast

Abhinav Sankar Goswami Myanmars domestic political situation is extremely critical for Indias national interest. India shares a border of 1643 kilometers with Myanmar. Thus, a stable and friendly Myanmar is key to Indias security, especially in Indias Northeast. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) of India in a statement in relation to the visit of [] The post Engagement with Tatmadaw is key to peace in Assam and Northeast appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

28 Jul 2022 6:38 pm
The Idea of India: Is there a need for a debate?

Of late there has been discussion in informed circles about what constitutes the Idea of India. While it is both academically sound and sensible to revisit a concept every so often and ground it in newer garb, the fact that a debate has suddenly come to the fore about the need to define a civilisation [] The post The Idea of India: Is there a need for a debate? appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

28 Jul 2022 2:17 pm
Catch the rain: An initiative in Jorhat district of Assam

Jorhat is one of the important cities and also a district located in Upper Assam. In the district and nearby other districts pristine beauty can be enjoyed also many tea gardens can be seen. To preserve rainwater recently an initiative has been taken jointly by District Administration and Public Health Engineering Department, Jorhat. Idea [] The post Catch the rain: An initiative in Jorhat district of Assam appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

27 Jul 2022 5:19 pm
A revisit on some hidden facts of ULFA

Shah Sabbir Alom In the last three decades, the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has followed a trajectory that deviated itself from its stated goal of liberating Assam from the colonial rule of India, and gradually alienated itself from its spinal intentions. Formed in 1979, ULFA gathered its cadres from all sections of the [] The post A revisit on some hidden facts of ULFA appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

26 Jul 2022 12:53 pm
Tea worker Maina Naiks treatment and state of Assams public health system

Recently singer Zubeen Garg fell in a bathroom and met with an accident in Dibrugarh. His fans and the Assam government were concerned about his health and well-being. First, he was treated in Dibrugarh and then for better treatment he was shifted to Guwahati by an air ambulance. We wish Zubeen a speedy recovery and [] The post Tea worker Maina Naiks treatment and state of Assams public health system appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

24 Jul 2022 8:16 pm
Can Assam CMs upcoming Bangladesh visit take Indo-Bangla ties to new heights?

John Rozario Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma may visit Bangladesh shortly to strengthen relations with Bangladesh. He confirmed this in a tweet. According to media reports, it is known that 25 freedom fighters are staying in Assam on a three-day visit. The Chief Minister of Assam had a meeting with them there. After the [] The post Can Assam CMs upcoming Bangladesh visit take Indo-Bangla ties to new heights? appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

22 Jul 2022 6:56 pm
The Democratisation of Filmmaking

Cinema has come a long way since its first commercial screening in an underground basement in Paris in 1895. At that time the creators, the Lumiere brothers, were considered true artistic pioneers and their invention, the future of entertainment. But more than artists, they were engineers. They assembled a technology that has been perfected over [] The post The Democratisation of Filmmaking appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

13 Jul 2022 8:43 pm
The coming of a new government in Maharashtra

Finally, Uddhav Thackeray is out and Eknath Shinde is in as chief minister of Maharashtra. In the last assembly elections, the BJP and Shiv Sena fought the elections together against the Congress-NCP front. Though the BJP-Shiv Sena combine won the elections, the process of government formation was delayed because Shiv Sena wanted someone from them [] The post The coming of a new government in Maharashtra appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

8 Jul 2022 6:39 pm
Deadly floods remind us urgency of India-Bangladesh-Nepal-Bhutan-China flood management cooperation

It is gratifying to note that Bangladesh and India both resolved to work more closely together for further collaboration in the areas of common rivers and water resources management, among other things, during the seventh session of the Joint Consultative Commission meeting held in Delhi June 14, 2022. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, there [] The post Deadly floods remind us urgency of India-Bangladesh-Nepal-Bhutan-China flood management cooperation appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

22 Jun 2022 2:58 pm
Conversation with former GoC-in-C, Northern Command Lt Gen (Retd) DS Hooda on Indias National Security

Top Conflict Specialist and celebrated author of several bestselling books on security and strategy, Jaideep Saikia speaks to Lt Gen (Retd) D. S. Hooda, Former General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command about certain aspects that beleaguer Indias National Security. On the India-China Boundary Gen Hooda: The standoff at the LAC in Eastern Ladakh is now more [] The post Conversation with former GoC-in-C, Northern Command Lt Gen (Retd) DS Hooda on Indias National Security appeared first

10 Jun 2022 6:24 pm
Inquest| How was BJP compelled to take action against its spokespersons?

For their objectionable comments against Prophet Muhammad BJP has taken disciplinary actions against its official spokespersons, Nupur Sharma and Navin Jindal. BJP also issued a statement on religious tolerance. In the statement, it said, During the thousands of years of the history of India every religion has blossomed and flourished. The Bharatiya Janata Party respects [] The post Inquest| How was BJP compelled to take action against its spokespersons? appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

9 Jun 2022 3:45 pm
Bangladeshs potato aid to Sri Lanka: Dhakas standing in Sri Lankas hour of need

John Rozario Sri Lankas prime minister has warned of a food shortage as the island nation battles a devastating economic crisis and promises to buy enough fertiliser for the next planting season to boost harvests. Sri Lanka is appealing for food assistance from its neighbours as the countrys debt crisis spirals into a humanitarian emergency. [] The post Bangladeshs potato aid to Sri Lanka: Dhakas standing in Sri Lankas hour of need appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

7 Jun 2022 2:37 pm
Pragati Resorts of Hyderabad: A wonderful Bio-diversity Park

Major cities in the world today are facing many problems inter alia of which are, air pollution and potable water issues. Dr GBK Rao of Pragati Resorts, Hyderabad has practically shown how to tackle these two issues if one desires. Being a resident of Hyderabad, I had the opportunity to visit a few occasions to [] The post Pragati Resorts of Hyderabad: A wonderful Bio-diversity Park appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

31 May 2022 6:10 pm
Inquest| Batadraba police station and the irony of law

The other daypolicearrested a fish trader at Batadraba. But nobody knew what his crime was. In a press briefing, the Assam DGP showed the picture of a drunken man sleeping on a bus. Did the police arrest him for his drunkenness? Then, we came to know that the police demanded an amount of Rs 10, [] The post Inquest| Batadraba police station and the irony of law appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

26 May 2022 3:59 pm
National Security should be made of Sterner Stuff

Derision/controversy in Indian officialdom or outside it is not a new phenomenon for me. It has followed me ever since I returned to Assam way back in 1996 to take up the calling of a conflict analyst. It has manifested itself in one way or the other in every single turn that I have taken [] The post National Security should be made of Sterner Stuff appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

19 May 2022 2:48 pm
Why Sedition Law should be repealed?

Mokhjumi Ahmed Chief Justice of India (CJI) N V Ramana while hearing a petition filed by retired Army General SG Vombatkere, asked why a colonial law used against Mahatma Gandhi and Bal Gangadhar Tilak continued to survive in the law book after 75 years of independence. The CJI observed the same regarding the misuse of [] The post Why Sedition Law should be repealed? appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

17 May 2022 10:49 am
Prime Minister Modi and the press freedom

How often our Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets the press? By now you must have seen a small video clip doing the round on social media. This has not happened in India. It has happened in Denmark the other day. While going for a meeting he found himself surrounded by a group of journalists and [] The post Prime Minister Modi and the press freedom appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

7 May 2022 1:05 pm
Kangleipak Diary-I

Jaideep Saikia Kangleipak Diary-I is the first of a series of articles by celebrated conflict analyst and author Jaideep Saikia on his recent visit to Manipur. India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 27 February 2008: Ramon Magsaysay awardee, information adviser to former Indian prime minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri and former editor-in-chief of The Indian Express, B.G. [] The post Kangleipak Diary-I appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

2 May 2022 4:02 pm
Easterine Kire: Recognising Oral Tradition of Story Telling

Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee Northeast sees a revival of the storytelling techniques again with writers like Easterine Kire, a girl of Kohima who grew up with her storytelling grandparents got Sahitya Akademis Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2018 for Son of the Thundercloud and The Hindu Prize for Fiction 2015 for When the River Sleeps. Son of the [] The post Easterine Kire: Recognising Oral Tradition of Story Telling appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

29 Apr 2022 6:41 pm
Indias defence sector: From importer to exporter

Bishaldeep Kakati Bagmita Borthakur According to a report released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), it was found that India was the worlds second-largest importer of arms in 2014-18 and that accounted for 9.5% of the global total. Russia had a total contribution of 58% to Indian arms imports in 2014-18 and countries [] The post Indias defence sector: From importer to exporter appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

26 Apr 2022 2:03 pm