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Farmers Movement: A Great Inspiration in History of Our Democracy

Farmers : Prime Minister Narendra Modi enjoys dramatic announcements- be it demonetization or repealing of farm laws. But such dramatic announcements on serious issues do not augur well in a democracy. Serious decisions affecting the lives of millions of people should be taken after careful consideration and by following parliamentary procedures in letter and spirit. [] The post Farmers Movement: A Great Inspiration in History of Our Democracy appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

23 Nov 2021 11:47 am
Projection of district-wise population of Assam for 2021

Introduction Although the Registrar General of India has already initiated steps for the population census of 2021 at the national level, the process has not yet been started in Assam. Although the basic preliminary summary results of 2021 Census are expected to be out by the end of 2021, but it will take some more [] The post Projection of district-wise population of Assam for 2021 appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

21 Nov 2021 6:46 pm
Getting deeper into the question of culture

DR (MAJ) HARICHARAN In the previous articles, there was a continuous effort of pointing at whats wrong with our country and society which makes it so unscientific or anti-science as a result of which people lose lives at scores of millions but it all goes on as if nothing has happened. To start with it [] The post Getting deeper into the question of culture appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

8 Nov 2021 7:51 pm
BJP repeats electoral magic in Assam by-election

BJP repeats it again its electoral magic in Assam. A massive 5-0 victory for the BJP-led alliance in the by-election held on October 30. Despite strong public opinion against the unprecedented rise in petroleum products, essential commodities, and especially edible oil prices, electorates in the five constituencies voted collectively for the victory of BJP [] The post BJP repeats electoral magic in Assam by-election appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

2 Nov 2021 8:01 pm
Dharma, the future of human civilisation

The recent string of violent attacks on Hindu households, women, temples, shops, etc, in Bangladesh by miscreants belonging to the Muslim community following an alleged desecration of Quran during Durga Puja celebrations in Comilla has once again brought to fore the dangers of not only increased religious radicalisation in Indias immediate neighbourhood, but also of [] The post Dharma, the future of human civilisation appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

30 Oct 2021 9:34 pm
Ex-CAG Vinod Rais unconditional apology

In the second term of the UPA, there was a time when the allegations of corruption in the allocation of coal and 2 G spectrum dominated the headlines of all the newspapers. Where did all the allegations emanate? The source was the CAG report. At the time CAG was Vinod Rai. All these allegations became [] The post Ex-CAG Vinod Rais unconditional apology appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

30 Oct 2021 2:35 pm
Viruses Expose: Governments all round failure to prevent pandemic

DR (MAJ) HARICHARAN In the previous articles, it was attempted to decipher the pathology of the whole socioeconomic-politico-corporate equation which underlies the anomaly leading to the present-day problem of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have now clearly in front of us a virus which was first known to have spread from China in 2019, its vaguely [] The post Viruses Expose: Governments all round failure to prevent pandemic appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

24 Oct 2021 1:56 pm
100 Crore Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine: No Room for Complacency

The first person from West Bengal to participate in the human trial of the Covid-19 Vaccine in India, Chiranjit Disbar, a teacher of Manikara Free Primary School in West Burdwans Durgapur took his first Covaxin shot in July 2020. There were two phases of trial; the second phase was within 14 days of the trial [] The post 100 Crore Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine: No Room for Complacency appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

23 Oct 2021 2:43 pm
Student suicides in India: A brewing concern

October 10, 2021 was commemorated as World Mental Health Day. Lets take it as a catalyst juncture to raise awareness and understanding about mental health issues, including common medical illnesses to psychiatric disorders at both local and national stages. This year, the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), World Health Organization, and other WFMH member [] The post Student suicides in India: A brewing concern appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

15 Oct 2021 10:00 pm
Downswing trouble Indias Northeast states in PGI school education rankings

The recent Performance Grading Index (PGI) rankings, released by the Ministry of Education, which analyses the states education performance on seventy discrete parameters has featured five states and Union Territories (UTs), namely Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Kerala, Punjab, and Tamil Nadu on the top with scores ranging from 901 to 950 (Grade-II) out of [] The post Downswing trouble Indias Northeast states in PGI school education rankings appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

3 Oct 2021 7:20 pm
Mamata Banerjee wins Bhawanipur bypoll with record margin of 58,000 votes

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday won the Bhawanipur by-election by a record margin of 58,832 votes. The TMC chief defeated BJPs Priyanka Tibrewal after 21 rounds of counting on Sunday. Her winning margin was 54,213 in 2011 and 25,301 in 2016. Banerjee had to win this by-election to continue as the chief [] The post Mamata Banerjee wins Bhawanipur bypoll with record margin of 58,000 votes appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

3 Oct 2021 3:04 pm
Kamala Bhasin: The Iconoclast

DR RATAN BHATTACHARJEE Her death even at the age of 75 is a big setback for the womens movement in India and the South Asian region. She celebrated life whatever the adversity. She was the icon of the Feminist movement. She was a gender activist, an advocate of social justice in South Asia scholar, [] The post Kamala Bhasin: The Iconoclast appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

30 Sep 2021 5:43 pm
Student Suicides in Northeast: The Hidden Epidemic

NAWAZ SARIF The contagious Covid-19 has stimulated an irremediable health crisis and has increased the burden of mental illness among students. The deadly virus has wreaked havoc on millions of lives, pushing many of them to an untimely demise. About 12 percent of Indian students, aged four to sixteen suffer from mental disorders. Further, approximately [] The post Student Suicides in Northeast: The Hidden Epidemic appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

26 Sep 2021 5:45 pm
Risks of India getting sucked into Rakhine conflict

A new book Irrawaddy Imperatives by a serving Indian army brigadier Jaideep Chanda has pointed to the risks involved in Delhi gettingmilitarily sucked into the Rakhine conflict in Myanmar. That the Arakan Army has support in Mizoram is an understatement. There seems to be institutional support as evidenced during Operation Sunrise II, the coordinated [] The post Risks of India getting sucked into Rakhine conflict appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

24 Sep 2021 2:47 pm
World Rhino Day and Burning of Rhino horns in Assam

DR SHANKAR CHATTERJEE Rhinoceros, popularly called rhino is famous in India particularly available in Assam known as one-horned rhino. Also, Assam is famous in the world for tea and rhinoceros. When I was in abroad (some countries) many people talked about the rhinos of Assam. Anyway, as per the website, forest.assam.gov.in/portlets/wildlife-sanctuary, the list of sanctuaries [] The post World Rhino Day and Burning of Rhino horns in Assam appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

21 Sep 2021 6:29 pm
LOOK EAST PLEASE: Pakistans Destabilisation Effort in Dhaka

Bangladesh media and Twitterati have exposed Pakistan intelligences social media operations aimed at destabilising the Hasina government in Dhaka. The countrys leading Bengali daily, Prothom Alo, ran a detailed investigation on these operations. Twitter handles of leading pro-Awami League groups have followed up on this expose with more details including instruction given to their social [] The post LOOK EAST PLEASE: Pakistans Destabilisation Effort in Dhaka appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

21 Sep 2021 3:01 pm
LOOKEAST PLEASE: Talibans eastern fallout

The Taliban takeover in Afghanistan has added to Indias worries over possible boost to jihadi violence in Kashmir. Bangladeshs Awami League government is worried over its possible impact in domestic politics, with senior officials anticipating not only an increase in jihadi violence but also greater efforts by the Islamist Opposition to bring down the [] The post LOOKEAST PLEASE: Talibans eastern fallout appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

11 Sep 2021 1:27 pm
New era of Technology: Quantum Computing

What is Quantum computing? Quantum computing works on something called qubits, where is a regular computer is guided by bits. The difference is that while a bit can only represent a one or zero, a qubit can represent a one, zero or both at the same time. This key ability makes quantum computers extremely powerful [] The post New era of Technology: Quantum Computing appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

10 Sep 2021 12:48 pm
Ocean Science for Sustainable Development: A Decade programme by UN

From ancient times onwards we observe the oceans/seas have been playing a major role in providing different types of foods (fish etc.) to human beings and also helped to promote trade and commerce. Earlier through waterways only business was carried out. After the invention of the aeroplane, the situation has changed even then still the [] The post Ocean Science for Sustainable Development: A Decade programme by UN appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

23 Aug 2021 3:23 pm
Kabuliwalar Bangali Bou: A saga of protest against Talibans brutality

Some books suddenly get the status of classics after a long dormancy. This happens because of the relevance of the book to contemporary times. They are needed to focus on the present crisis although those books were written in a different context. But in going to discuss Sushmita Banerjees Bengali book Kabuliwalas Bangali Bou which [] The post Kabuliwalar Bangali Bou: A saga of protest against Talibans brutality appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

21 Aug 2021 2:36 pm
Are musical earworms behind your sleepless nights?

In the words of George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music. It is true though; music has the ability to transport us to a world thatsomehowwe have been longing to go to, but never know how. Every single person I know listens to, and [] The post Are musical earworms behind your sleepless nights? appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

18 Aug 2021 11:57 am
Behavioral Economics of Trade by the Himalayan Mountain Women

Mountain societies are one of the most isolated ones. Inaccessibility of remote and rugged locations is a key feature. This has led mountain people to be one of the most deprived sections of our society. The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is no exception and faces the brunt of climate crises. The HKH region embraces [] The post Behavioral Economics of Trade by the Himalayan Mountain Women appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

5 Aug 2021 12:22 pm
Mayur Bora: A true scholar of Assam with moral values

Any great warrior is also a scholar and a poet and an artist, he may or may not write poems or paint a single picture. His book Abegor Kuwali Phali might confuse one that he has no passion but passion is his forte in his lifelong celebration of humanism in writing on Namghar of Assam. [] The post Mayur Bora: A true scholar of Assam with moral values appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

1 Aug 2021 6:53 pm
Vaccine hesitancy weakening fight against COVID-19 in rural Assam

While thousands of people are still dying each day in India due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the only means to protect people is mass vaccination, thus to develop hard immunity. A strategy that has worked for most of the developed countries, where after the first wave of COVID-19 most of the countries made advance [] The post Vaccine hesitancy weakening fight against COVID-19 in rural Assam appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

23 Jul 2021 12:37 pm
Role of companion animals in transmitting zoonotic diseases

At least 70 different diseases can be transmitted from pets to people. They may be acquired from direct contact with infected animals or from animals excreta. Sometimes just breathing the air in vicinity of man cause illness. We are so fond of one another, because our ailments are same. There is a close association between [] The post Role of companion animals in transmitting zoonotic diseases appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

19 Jul 2021 12:44 pm
Row over Assam Cattle Preservation Bill, 2021

The Assam Cattle Preservation Bill, 2021 which was tabled in the Assembly on July 12 by Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has sparked row in the state. According to chief minister Sarma, the particular legislation aims to ban interstate transport of cows through Assam in order to control their smuggling to neighbouring Bangladesh. The [] The post Row over Assam Cattle Preservation Bill, 2021 appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

15 Jul 2021 1:38 pm
Data concept: Few points based on World Development Report 2021

This article is exclusively based on the World Development Report published by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank, 2021 titled Data for better lives. I wish to mention a few points about data as data is important in our lives. When a baby is born the babys weight is immediately measured and [] The post Data concept: Few points based on World Development Report 2021 appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

7 Jul 2021 5:44 pm
Kaziranga National Park Are corridors the new age panacea for elephant conservation?

Assam to create nine elephant corridors in Kaziranga National Park, declared the newly elected Government of Assam. All headlines screamed with a tinge of conservation victory with these words and declaration. Foresters and conservationists alike nodded their smug heads in satisfaction having won the battle for those hapless pachyderms as the corridors will definitely provide [] The post Kaziranga National Park Are corridors the new age panacea for elephant conservation? appeared first on NORTH

28 Jun 2021 2:18 pm
International Yoga Day, 21st June 2021: Few Issues

Importance of Yoga:Yoga is good for health as anyone can do it without spending any money. Of course, I suggest before practising Yoga one should undergo training from a yoga instructor maybefor a few days or maybe for a month. I am now a senior citizen and crossed 64 years of age but from 1977 [] The post International Yoga Day, 21st June 2021: Few Issues appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

21 Jun 2021 5:44 pm
2nd Covid-19 wave: Hollow vessel finally silenced, fake conqueror vanquished

The first wave of Covid -19 in 2020 infected millions across the world and India was no exception. With the coming of autumn, the Covid -19 surge began subsiding and by winter of 2010-21 the pandemic was virtually gone. This indeed was the development across the entire globe. Most unfortunately, the high Czars of Delhi [] The post 2nd Covid-19 wave: Hollow vessel finally silenced, fake conqueror vanquished appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

20 Jun 2021 10:40 am
Radicalisation: The Third Wave

If the dictionary is resorted to, then the definition of radicalisation, shorn of any particular religion,is a process by which an individual or group comes to adopt increasingly extreme political, social, or religious ideals and aspirations that reject or undermine contemporary ideas and expressions. In other words, there is adequate clarity that a socio-political or [] The post Radicalisation: The Third Wave appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

17 Jun 2021 12:32 pm
Covid19 & its impact on students, parents

The Covid19 was originated in a sea food market in the Wuhan city of Hubei Province in China in December 2019 and since then the killer virus has been transmitted from man to man and spread as wildfire to all the countries in the world. Observing its magnitude, in May 2020, the World Health Organisation [] The post Covid19 & its impact on students, parents appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

13 Jun 2021 9:08 pm
Ankia Nat and Bhaona: The First Dramatic Invention of Eastern India

Even in this contemporary age of augmentation of different audio-visual media, the Ankia Nat (a form of one-act play) and Bhaona, (a mythology-based theatrical performance) devised by Srimanta Sankardeva have prevailed as the timeless and the integral parts of Assamese literature and culture. This zeitgeist is perhaps the first one to emerge as the composer, [] The post Ankia Nat and Bhaona: The First Dramatic Invention of Eastern India appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

11 Jun 2021 3:28 pm
MGNREGA/MGNREGS works in Assam: An Overview

In this article, types of works implemented in Assam under MGNREGA/MGNREGS are discussed and for this, reference period is 2019-20. The objective is that readers can get an idea about the types of works implemented in the State. Recently the state is in the news for peaceful completion of elections whereas in neighbouring State in [] The post MGNREGA/MGNREGS works in Assam: An Overview appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

9 Jun 2021 7:33 pm