Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicAssam

Topic: Assam

Assam continues restriction of movement of people to Meghalaya, extends net suspension

Law and order limping back to normal in Meghalaya after clashes that claimed 6 lives, but heavy security force deployment remains.

With Lachit Barphukan, BJP is giving a history lesson to Congress on how to remember icons

BJP's celebration of 17th century Assam warrior Lachit Barphukan stands in sharp contrast with Congress' selective glorification of historical figures.

‘Kept like animals by Assam cops’ — in web of claims on Meghalaya firing, villagers recount ordeal

Firing took place while trying to stop timber smuggling, says Assam. Mukroh headman claims similar incident occurred in January but adds there were no casualties.

Tension grips Meghalaya as miscreants torch traffic booth, attack police vehicles

The incident took place during a candlelight vigil organised by some groups to protest against the violence on the Assam-Meghalaya border on 22 November.

Black flag protests, cars set afire — how Mukroh firing is testing strained Assam-Meghalaya ties

Meghalaya govt says Assam police & forest guards entered the state & 'resorted to unprovoked firing' that left 6 dead. Assam govt says personnel fired to save their own lives.

‘Unprovoked firing’ by Assam Police, foresters killed 6 along interstate border, says Meghalaya

The incident comes at a time when talks are ongoing between Assam and Meghalaya over disputed areas along the 884.9 km interstate border.

Forest guard among 6 killed in firing along Assam-Meghalaya border, internet services suspended

Internet services have been suspended in 7 districts of Meghalaya for 48 hours, a notification issued by the state home department.

95% Assam youth suffer from mental health issues due to cyberbullying, finds UNICEF study

A poll conducted by UNICEF & NSS has revealed that roughly 60% surveyed youth also noted that cyberbullying & corporal punishment have impacted their social relationships.

13-year-old girl raped & filmed by six minors in Assam, group arrested

The police have registered a case under various sections of the IPC and POSCO Act, 2012 & have recovered the videos from their mobile phones.

‘Guilt-free’ silk—this Meghalaya Eri silk village is tourist hotspot where weaving is sacred

We visited Umden-Diwon, which is turning into another tourist hotspot besides Sualkuchi, the ‘Manchester of Assam’. Tourists are curious to know what a ‘silk village’ looks like.

On Camera

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Ahmedabad Wednesday | Credit: Twitter/@BJP4Gujarat

Suresh Gopi to Ilayaraja—BJP is scripting a political blockbuster in South India

Amit Shah held a meeting with Pawan Kalyan and Jr NTR while Modi tweeted for Chiranjeevi. BJP is all too serious about releasing its political film beyond Karnataka.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.