Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Topic: Assam

Bulli Bai ‘mastermind’ part of Sulli Deals too, made Muslim alias to mislead: Delhi Police

It was Niraj Bishnoi who allegedly made objectionable comments about Congress social media national coordinator Hasiba Amin, before putting her photo up on 'Sulli Deals'. 

Vistadome train from Guwahati to Haflong is the new go-to destination in Assam

A misty, early morning sky marked by smoke from the oil refineries in Guwahati’s Maligaon area gave way to rice fields.

Judicial probe into brutal Assam eviction hasn’t begun in 3 months, 1st staffer appointed now

Case in Darrang district's Sipajhar made headlines in September for 'brutality' of Assam Police and images of photographer stomping on body of villager. At least 2 people died.

Assam govt moves amendment to cattle preservation law, 4 months after assembly passed it

In August this year, the state assembly had passed the Assam Cattle Preservation Bill, 2021 that aims to regulate the slaughter, consumption and transportation of cattle.

First ‘Indian’, then ‘foreigner’, Gauhati HC frees Assam woman caught in tribunal flip-flop

Hasina Bhanu was declared a foreigner in March 2021 by a Foreigner’s Tribunal — the same one that in 2016 had found that she was ‘not a foreigner/ illegal migrant of any stream’.

Northeast needs to boost its economy. Even Assam has failed to participate in India’s growth

An analysis of GSDP and progress of seven Northeast states relative to the rest of India and six states relative to Assam reveals shortcomings.

Big Bang catch — Maradona’s stolen Hublot watch worth Rs 20 lakh recovered in Assam

The limited edition watch was recovered from an Assam resident who used to work in a Dubai firm where Maradona’s belongings had been stored

‘Senior Indian govt bureaucrat came and told me to go slow on NRC’: Ranjan Gogoi

In ‘Justice for the Judge’, former Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi gives a no-holds-barred account of his tenure in Supreme Court— from the ‘infamous’ press conference, sexual harassment allegation to NRC.

4.1 magnitude earthquake hits Assam’s Guwahati

Earlier in the day, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 on the Richter Scale hit Rajasthan's Jalore.

TV host says ‘ching chong’ to Assamese child, celebs laugh, CM calls it ‘unacceptable’

Row erupted after a clip from reality show, Dance Deewane on Colors TV, went viral on social media. Host Raghav Juyal was seen making alleged racist comments in it.

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
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Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.


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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.