Written By Ratnadip Choudhury


'Written By Ratnadip Choudhury' - 470 News Result(s)

  • Before Citizenship Bill Is Tabled, Uncertainty For Assam Hindu Migrants

    Before Citizenship Bill Is Tabled, Uncertainty For Assam Hindu Migrants

    Born under the British rule, Sushil Burman was a child when India achieved Independence and then went through a messy partition. In 1956, he and his father fled from Mymensingh in East Pakistan -- now Bangladesh -- for fear of religious persecution.

  • How Poachers Turned Wildlife Protectors In Assam's Manas National Park

    How Poachers Turned Wildlife Protectors In Assam's Manas National Park

    Budheswar Bodo knows Assam's Manas National Park like the back of his hand. A "wildlife protector" for the past 15 years, the 45-year-old begins each day with an evening drill and briefing to fellow volunteers deep inside the woods. He knows that if it's not for those like him, the wildlife reserve will lose all its inhabitants to poachers who snea...

  • Student Protests Erupt In Assam As Citizenship Bill Heads To Parliament

    Student Protests Erupt In Assam As Citizenship Bill Heads To Parliament

    Protests have erupted in Assam against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill, likely to be tabled in parliament next week, with agitators claiming that it goes against the country's spirit of secularism.

  • Auditor Finds Financial Mismanagement Worth Rs 108 Crore In Assam NRC

    Auditor Finds Financial Mismanagement Worth Rs 108 Crore In Assam NRC

    Lending more teeth to the Assam BJP's claims of alleged financial mismanagement in the ongoing process to update the National Register of Citizens or NRC by the former coordinator Prateek Hajela, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in an interim report has found financial irregularities to the tune of Rs 108 crore.

  • "Citizenship Bill Can't Be Secular Because...": BJP's Himanta Sarma

    "Citizenship Bill Can't Be Secular Because...": BJP's Himanta Sarma

    After the Union Cabinet greenlit the controversial citizenship bill, Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma told NDTV that a bill providing citizenship to "religiously persecuted" refugees from Muslim-dominated neighbours could never be secular

  • "Talks Positive, But Concerns Remain": Conrad Sangma On Citizenship Bill

    "Talks Positive, But Concerns Remain": Conrad Sangma On Citizenship Bill

    A key ally of the BJP in the north-east, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma today said that while last week's consultative meeting between the centre and chief ministers, political parties and civil society groups on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill have been a "positive move", the BJP needs to "do a lot more" to address "serious concerns" amon...

  • With NRC Coordinator Still On Leave, Assam Appoints Temporary Chief

    With NRC Coordinator Still On Leave, Assam Appoints Temporary Chief

    The Assam government has appointed Babulal Sharma, Secretary of Home and Political Department, as temporary coordinator of the NRC, which has been without an in-charge for weeks now

  • Citizens' List Helped Lower Infiltration From Bangladesh: Border Force

    Citizens' List Helped Lower Infiltration From Bangladesh: Border Force

    At a times when the ongoing NRC updation process in Assam is in a crucial state and the state is witnessing protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the Border Security Force (BSF) that guards the 262-km-long border with Bangladesh in Assam, has said illegal infiltration from Bangladesh is almost "negligible".

  • Month After Transfer, Former Assam NRC Coordinator Accused Of Corruption

    Month After Transfer, Former Assam NRC Coordinator Accused Of Corruption

    A prominent non-governmental organisation has demanded a CBI probe into alleged "illegalities and financial irregularities" in Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise carried out under former coordinator Prateek Hajela over the last few years.

  • As Naga Peace Talks Go On, NSCN (IM) Disputes Army's Recruitment Claim

    As Naga Peace Talks Go On, NSCN (IM) Disputes Army's Recruitment Claim

    With peace talks ongoing, Naga rebel group NSCN (IM) and security forces are at loggerheads after the latter claim to have busted a recruitment racket and rescued 32 people in Mon district of Nagaland

  • Restrictions On Foreign Journalists Covering Assam Remain After NRC: RTI

    Restrictions On Foreign Journalists Covering Assam Remain After NRC: RTI

    Foreign journalists trying to cover Assam in the months following the National Citizens' List continue to be barred from the state, an RTI reply has revealed. This comes days after Centre has indicated that the NRC, which excluded more than 19 lakh people in Assam, could be carried out afresh in the state along with the rest of the country.

  • Super 30's Anand Kumar Accused Of Fraud, Fined For Not Appearing In Court

    Super 30's Anand Kumar Accused Of Fraud, Fined For Not Appearing In Court

    The Gauhati High Court on Tuesday slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 on famed tutor Anand Kumar of the "Super 30" programme for failing to appear in court in connection to a plea filed by four students of IIT Guwahati who have accused him of cheating. The court had earlier asked Mr Kumar to appear today in connection with the case.

  • 3 Assam Men Planning Terror Attack Arrested Using Digital Footprints: Sources

    3 Assam Men Planning Terror Attack Arrested Using Digital Footprints: Sources

    A day after three young men from Assam's Goalpara district were arrested in a joint operation by the Delhi and Assam Police, unearthing what the Delhi Police claimed as an ISIS-inspired terror module who were self-radicalised, Assam Police sources today revealed that the suspects were zeroed in through their "digital footprints".

  • Assam Journalist Attacked While Cycling Home, Colleagues Demand Probe

    Assam Journalist Attacked While Cycling Home, Colleagues Demand Probe

    Journalists in Guwahati have demanded a high-level probe into an alleged attack on a colleague in a secluded part of the city on Friday night.

  • Arunachal Pradesh "Unequivocally" Opposes Citizenship Bill, Writes To Centre

    Arunachal Pradesh "Unequivocally" Opposes Citizenship Bill, Writes To Centre

    Opposition to the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill, to be tabled in the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, is intensifying in the northeast, with the BJP government in Arunachal Pradesh saying indicated it will "unequivocally" oppose it unless amendments are made

'Written By Ratnadip Choudhury' - 470 News Result(s)

  • Before Citizenship Bill Is Tabled, Uncertainty For Assam Hindu Migrants

    Before Citizenship Bill Is Tabled, Uncertainty For Assam Hindu Migrants

    Born under the British rule, Sushil Burman was a child when India achieved Independence and then went through a messy partition. In 1956, he and his father fled from Mymensingh in East Pakistan -- now Bangladesh -- for fear of religious persecution.

  • How Poachers Turned Wildlife Protectors In Assam's Manas National Park

    How Poachers Turned Wildlife Protectors In Assam's Manas National Park

    Budheswar Bodo knows Assam's Manas National Park like the back of his hand. A "wildlife protector" for the past 15 years, the 45-year-old begins each day with an evening drill and briefing to fellow volunteers deep inside the woods. He knows that if it's not for those like him, the wildlife reserve will lose all its inhabitants to poachers who snea...

  • Student Protests Erupt In Assam As Citizenship Bill Heads To Parliament

    Student Protests Erupt In Assam As Citizenship Bill Heads To Parliament

    Protests have erupted in Assam against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill, likely to be tabled in parliament next week, with agitators claiming that it goes against the country's spirit of secularism.

  • Auditor Finds Financial Mismanagement Worth Rs 108 Crore In Assam NRC

    Auditor Finds Financial Mismanagement Worth Rs 108 Crore In Assam NRC

    Lending more teeth to the Assam BJP's claims of alleged financial mismanagement in the ongoing process to update the National Register of Citizens or NRC by the former coordinator Prateek Hajela, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in an interim report has found financial irregularities to the tune of Rs 108 crore.

  • "Citizenship Bill Can't Be Secular Because...": BJP's Himanta Sarma

    "Citizenship Bill Can't Be Secular Because...": BJP's Himanta Sarma

    After the Union Cabinet greenlit the controversial citizenship bill, Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma told NDTV that a bill providing citizenship to "religiously persecuted" refugees from Muslim-dominated neighbours could never be secular

  • "Talks Positive, But Concerns Remain": Conrad Sangma On Citizenship Bill

    "Talks Positive, But Concerns Remain": Conrad Sangma On Citizenship Bill

    A key ally of the BJP in the north-east, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma today said that while last week's consultative meeting between the centre and chief ministers, political parties and civil society groups on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill have been a "positive move", the BJP needs to "do a lot more" to address "serious concerns" amon...

  • With NRC Coordinator Still On Leave, Assam Appoints Temporary Chief

    With NRC Coordinator Still On Leave, Assam Appoints Temporary Chief

    The Assam government has appointed Babulal Sharma, Secretary of Home and Political Department, as temporary coordinator of the NRC, which has been without an in-charge for weeks now

  • Citizens' List Helped Lower Infiltration From Bangladesh: Border Force

    Citizens' List Helped Lower Infiltration From Bangladesh: Border Force

    At a times when the ongoing NRC updation process in Assam is in a crucial state and the state is witnessing protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the Border Security Force (BSF) that guards the 262-km-long border with Bangladesh in Assam, has said illegal infiltration from Bangladesh is almost "negligible".

  • Month After Transfer, Former Assam NRC Coordinator Accused Of Corruption

    Month After Transfer, Former Assam NRC Coordinator Accused Of Corruption

    A prominent non-governmental organisation has demanded a CBI probe into alleged "illegalities and financial irregularities" in Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise carried out under former coordinator Prateek Hajela over the last few years.

  • As Naga Peace Talks Go On, NSCN (IM) Disputes Army's Recruitment Claim

    As Naga Peace Talks Go On, NSCN (IM) Disputes Army's Recruitment Claim

    With peace talks ongoing, Naga rebel group NSCN (IM) and security forces are at loggerheads after the latter claim to have busted a recruitment racket and rescued 32 people in Mon district of Nagaland

  • Restrictions On Foreign Journalists Covering Assam Remain After NRC: RTI

    Restrictions On Foreign Journalists Covering Assam Remain After NRC: RTI

    Foreign journalists trying to cover Assam in the months following the National Citizens' List continue to be barred from the state, an RTI reply has revealed. This comes days after Centre has indicated that the NRC, which excluded more than 19 lakh people in Assam, could be carried out afresh in the state along with the rest of the country.

  • Super 30's Anand Kumar Accused Of Fraud, Fined For Not Appearing In Court

    Super 30's Anand Kumar Accused Of Fraud, Fined For Not Appearing In Court

    The Gauhati High Court on Tuesday slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 on famed tutor Anand Kumar of the "Super 30" programme for failing to appear in court in connection to a plea filed by four students of IIT Guwahati who have accused him of cheating. The court had earlier asked Mr Kumar to appear today in connection with the case.

  • 3 Assam Men Planning Terror Attack Arrested Using Digital Footprints: Sources

    3 Assam Men Planning Terror Attack Arrested Using Digital Footprints: Sources

    A day after three young men from Assam's Goalpara district were arrested in a joint operation by the Delhi and Assam Police, unearthing what the Delhi Police claimed as an ISIS-inspired terror module who were self-radicalised, Assam Police sources today revealed that the suspects were zeroed in through their "digital footprints".

  • Assam Journalist Attacked While Cycling Home, Colleagues Demand Probe

    Assam Journalist Attacked While Cycling Home, Colleagues Demand Probe

    Journalists in Guwahati have demanded a high-level probe into an alleged attack on a colleague in a secluded part of the city on Friday night.

  • Arunachal Pradesh "Unequivocally" Opposes Citizenship Bill, Writes To Centre

    Arunachal Pradesh "Unequivocally" Opposes Citizenship Bill, Writes To Centre

    Opposition to the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill, to be tabled in the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, is intensifying in the northeast, with the BJP government in Arunachal Pradesh saying indicated it will "unequivocally" oppose it unless amendments are made

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