Written By Ratnadip Choudhury


'Written By Ratnadip Choudhury' - 282 News Result(s)

  • Northeast Chief Ministers Knock On Delhi's Door Against Citizenship Bill

    Northeast Chief Ministers Knock On Delhi's Door Against Citizenship Bill

    Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga visited the national capital today in a combined effort to make the centre scrap the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill in the face of raging protests across the region. Mr Sangma's National People's Party and Mr Zoramthanga's Mizo People's Front are both part of th...

  • Sarbananda Sonowal Under Pressure As Neighbours Oppose Citizenship Bill

    Sarbananda Sonowal Under Pressure As Neighbours Oppose Citizenship Bill

    Cornered over widespread protests in the state over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, which has been passed in Lok Sabha on January 8, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today reassured agitators that he would 'never betray them'. The BJP had come to power in the state in 2016.

  • Complaint Against Sikkim Chief Minister For Alleged Derogatory Remark

    Complaint Against Sikkim Chief Minister For Alleged Derogatory Remark

    With assembly elections in Sikkim only a few months away, Nari Shakti, the women's wing of the main opposition party in the state, the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha, on Tuesday filed a police complaint against Chief Minister Pawan Chamling for alleged derogatory statements against women.

  • Meghalaya Team To Visit Delhi With Plea For PM Modi: "Scrap Citizenship Bill"

    Meghalaya Team To Visit Delhi With Plea For PM Modi: "Scrap Citizenship Bill"

    Facing public anger, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has decided to lead a delegation to New Delhi with an appeal that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh withdraw the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill.

  • Right-Wing Activists Heckle Bengali Poet At Assam Event, Videos Go Viral

    Right-Wing Activists Heckle Bengali Poet At Assam Event, Videos Go Viral

    Videos of noted Bengali poet Srijato Bandopadhya being heckled by suspected right-wing activists at an event in southern Assam's Silchar have gone viral on social messaging platform WhatsApp. A group of people is seen questioning Mr Bandopadhya angrily in the videos taken on Saturday evening.

  • This Bihu, Assam Lays Stress On Secularism Amid Citizenship Bill Row

    This Bihu, Assam Lays Stress On Secularism Amid Citizenship Bill Row

    The people of Assam are celebrating the harvest festival of Bhogali Bihu, but without laying down the black flags they hit the streets with over a week ago. They say the festivities this year will go beyond just feasting with friends and family, and instead seek to portray a unified society that sees little merit in the controversial Citizenship (A...

  • "Citizenship Bill Will Strain India's Ties With Bangladesh," Says Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi

    "Citizenship Bill Will Strain India's Ties With Bangladesh," Says Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi

    The manner in which the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill-2016 is being portrayed by BJP leaders at the state and central levels will only end up straining relations between India and Bangladesh, former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has claimed. Claims of "religious persecution" in Bangladesh only serve to undermine Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh H...

  • PM Modi Says No Indian Will Be Left Out Of Citizen List, But Assam Is Worried

    PM Modi Says No Indian Will Be Left Out Of Citizen List, But Assam Is Worried

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his 2019 general elections campaign in the northeast with a massive rally in southern Assam's Silchar earlier this month. Besides the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, the Prime Minister also spoke about the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which is being updated in Assam to weed out illegal migrants.

  • As Protests Grow, Assam Cops File Sedition Case Against Three Activists

    As Protests Grow, Assam Cops File Sedition Case Against Three Activists

    Assam Police today registered a case of sedition against three social activists in an apparent attempt to quell the ongoing protests against the controversial Citizen Amendment Bill-2016.

  • Alleged Pak Spy Working As Porter In Army Detained In Arunachal Pradesh

    Alleged Pak Spy Working As Porter In Army Detained In Arunachal Pradesh

    Military authorities have detained a suspected spy who was working as a porter at a forward base of the army along the Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh, sources said today.

  • "Even In Gandhi's Time, India Sided With Hindus," Says Assam BJP Leader

    "Even In Gandhi's Time, India Sided With Hindus," Says Assam BJP Leader

    Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said that the issue of granting citizenship to Hindu refugees from Bangladesh and Pakistan can be resolved only through religion, not secularism. The statement came hours after Lok Sabha passed the bill, which many believe is against the "fundamental aspects of the Indian constitution".

  • 5 injured As Cops Clash With Protesters During Shutdown In Tripura

    5 injured As Cops Clash With Protesters During Shutdown In Tripura

    Even as Northeast India witnessed sporadic violence during the dawn-to-dusk shutdown against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in the Lok Sabha today, at least five protesters were injured in a clash with the police at Khumulwng in Tripura. Two of them reportedly suffered bullet wounds.

  • Facing Anger Over Citizenship Bill, Centre Offers Scheduled Tribe Status To 6 Assam Communities

    Facing Anger Over Citizenship Bill, Centre Offers Scheduled Tribe Status To 6 Assam Communities

    With Assam witnessing shutdowns and massive protests against the Citizen (Amendment) Bill tabled in the Lok Sabha today, the Narendra Modi government is trying to push through a major decision aimed at pleasing its population ahead of the general election next year. It plans to grant the scheduled tribe status to six prominent communities in the st...

  • 2 Dead As Another Meghalaya Mine Collapses, Rescue Stumbles At Older Site

    2 Dead As Another Meghalaya Mine Collapses, Rescue Stumbles At Older Site

    At least two miners were killed when an illegal coal mine collapsed in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills, police officials said on Sunday. The incident comes amid a tottering rescue attempt in the same district, where for the last 25 days authorities have been unable to reach a group of miners trapped in a different "rat-hole" coal mine.

  • "Assam Citizens' List Will Drive Out Jinnahs," Claims BJP's Himanta Sarma

    "Assam Citizens' List Will Drive Out Jinnahs," Claims BJP's Himanta Sarma

    Amid widespread protests in Assam over the centre's decision to go forward with the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, the state finance minister and BJP's main strategist for Northeast, Himanta Biswa Sarma sparked off a controversy with his statement that if the bill is not brought in, at least 17 districts in Assam will go the 'Jinnah way'.

'Written By Ratnadip Choudhury' - 282 News Result(s)

  • Northeast Chief Ministers Knock On Delhi's Door Against Citizenship Bill

    Northeast Chief Ministers Knock On Delhi's Door Against Citizenship Bill

    Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga visited the national capital today in a combined effort to make the centre scrap the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill in the face of raging protests across the region. Mr Sangma's National People's Party and Mr Zoramthanga's Mizo People's Front are both part of th...

  • Sarbananda Sonowal Under Pressure As Neighbours Oppose Citizenship Bill

    Sarbananda Sonowal Under Pressure As Neighbours Oppose Citizenship Bill

    Cornered over widespread protests in the state over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, which has been passed in Lok Sabha on January 8, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today reassured agitators that he would 'never betray them'. The BJP had come to power in the state in 2016.

  • Complaint Against Sikkim Chief Minister For Alleged Derogatory Remark

    Complaint Against Sikkim Chief Minister For Alleged Derogatory Remark

    With assembly elections in Sikkim only a few months away, Nari Shakti, the women's wing of the main opposition party in the state, the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha, on Tuesday filed a police complaint against Chief Minister Pawan Chamling for alleged derogatory statements against women.

  • Meghalaya Team To Visit Delhi With Plea For PM Modi: "Scrap Citizenship Bill"

    Meghalaya Team To Visit Delhi With Plea For PM Modi: "Scrap Citizenship Bill"

    Facing public anger, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has decided to lead a delegation to New Delhi with an appeal that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh withdraw the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill.

  • Right-Wing Activists Heckle Bengali Poet At Assam Event, Videos Go Viral

    Right-Wing Activists Heckle Bengali Poet At Assam Event, Videos Go Viral

    Videos of noted Bengali poet Srijato Bandopadhya being heckled by suspected right-wing activists at an event in southern Assam's Silchar have gone viral on social messaging platform WhatsApp. A group of people is seen questioning Mr Bandopadhya angrily in the videos taken on Saturday evening.

  • This Bihu, Assam Lays Stress On Secularism Amid Citizenship Bill Row

    This Bihu, Assam Lays Stress On Secularism Amid Citizenship Bill Row

    The people of Assam are celebrating the harvest festival of Bhogali Bihu, but without laying down the black flags they hit the streets with over a week ago. They say the festivities this year will go beyond just feasting with friends and family, and instead seek to portray a unified society that sees little merit in the controversial Citizenship (A...

  • "Citizenship Bill Will Strain India's Ties With Bangladesh," Says Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi

    "Citizenship Bill Will Strain India's Ties With Bangladesh," Says Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi

    The manner in which the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill-2016 is being portrayed by BJP leaders at the state and central levels will only end up straining relations between India and Bangladesh, former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has claimed. Claims of "religious persecution" in Bangladesh only serve to undermine Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh H...

  • PM Modi Says No Indian Will Be Left Out Of Citizen List, But Assam Is Worried

    PM Modi Says No Indian Will Be Left Out Of Citizen List, But Assam Is Worried

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his 2019 general elections campaign in the northeast with a massive rally in southern Assam's Silchar earlier this month. Besides the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, the Prime Minister also spoke about the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which is being updated in Assam to weed out illegal migrants.

  • As Protests Grow, Assam Cops File Sedition Case Against Three Activists

    As Protests Grow, Assam Cops File Sedition Case Against Three Activists

    Assam Police today registered a case of sedition against three social activists in an apparent attempt to quell the ongoing protests against the controversial Citizen Amendment Bill-2016.

  • Alleged Pak Spy Working As Porter In Army Detained In Arunachal Pradesh

    Alleged Pak Spy Working As Porter In Army Detained In Arunachal Pradesh

    Military authorities have detained a suspected spy who was working as a porter at a forward base of the army along the Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh, sources said today.

  • "Even In Gandhi's Time, India Sided With Hindus," Says Assam BJP Leader

    "Even In Gandhi's Time, India Sided With Hindus," Says Assam BJP Leader

    Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said that the issue of granting citizenship to Hindu refugees from Bangladesh and Pakistan can be resolved only through religion, not secularism. The statement came hours after Lok Sabha passed the bill, which many believe is against the "fundamental aspects of the Indian constitution".

  • 5 injured As Cops Clash With Protesters During Shutdown In Tripura

    5 injured As Cops Clash With Protesters During Shutdown In Tripura

    Even as Northeast India witnessed sporadic violence during the dawn-to-dusk shutdown against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in the Lok Sabha today, at least five protesters were injured in a clash with the police at Khumulwng in Tripura. Two of them reportedly suffered bullet wounds.

  • Facing Anger Over Citizenship Bill, Centre Offers Scheduled Tribe Status To 6 Assam Communities

    Facing Anger Over Citizenship Bill, Centre Offers Scheduled Tribe Status To 6 Assam Communities

    With Assam witnessing shutdowns and massive protests against the Citizen (Amendment) Bill tabled in the Lok Sabha today, the Narendra Modi government is trying to push through a major decision aimed at pleasing its population ahead of the general election next year. It plans to grant the scheduled tribe status to six prominent communities in the st...

  • 2 Dead As Another Meghalaya Mine Collapses, Rescue Stumbles At Older Site

    2 Dead As Another Meghalaya Mine Collapses, Rescue Stumbles At Older Site

    At least two miners were killed when an illegal coal mine collapsed in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills, police officials said on Sunday. The incident comes amid a tottering rescue attempt in the same district, where for the last 25 days authorities have been unable to reach a group of miners trapped in a different "rat-hole" coal mine.

  • "Assam Citizens' List Will Drive Out Jinnahs," Claims BJP's Himanta Sarma

    "Assam Citizens' List Will Drive Out Jinnahs," Claims BJP's Himanta Sarma

    Amid widespread protests in Assam over the centre's decision to go forward with the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, the state finance minister and BJP's main strategist for Northeast, Himanta Biswa Sarma sparked off a controversy with his statement that if the bill is not brought in, at least 17 districts in Assam will go the 'Jinnah way'.

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