Saturday, 1 April, 2023

Topic: Assam

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.

Assam’s Miya museum closed ‘for being in PMAY house’, ‘What’s new there except lungi?’ says CM

Goalpara district administration sealed the Miya museum days after it opened & hours before Assam police detained 3, including the person in whose house it was set up, for alleged terror links.

From Assam thalis to London, Dubai—How the humble lemon, Kaji Nemu, is going global

One of the villages from where the Kaji Nemu reached London is Aouhata, which means ‘inaccessible’. But when life gives you GI-tagged lemons…

Jeep safaris only: Parts of Assam’s Kaziranga National Park & Tiger Reserve reopen for tourists

Kaziranga is famed for being home to 2/3rd of the global one-horned rhinoceros population. The national park also has 121 tigers.

Peace in Northeast after decades allows Army to finally pull out of counter-insurgency ops

For first time since 1954, no army unit of brigade size deployed solely for counter-insurgency in region. Role now lies with Assam Rifles.

Assam government makes singing of state anthem mandatory in all schools

A letter dated 14 September was addressed to the district elementary education officer, the SSA district mission co-ordinator and inspector of schools in all districts.

Adivasi council, armed cadre rehab — what Modi govt’s peace pact with Assam rebel outfits promises

The signing of peace agreement by Centre, Assam and rebel outfits was done in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi. Over 1,182 armed cadres surrendered following the pact.

How saving the rhino became as commercial an enterprise in Kaziranga as poaching

In ‘Homeland Insecurities’, Sanjay Barbora writes how a wildlife conservationist’s job in India oscillates between criminal investigation and paralegal aid to forest department.

‘Emotional point’ — why Assam and Tamil Nadu are locking horns over ‘abused’ elephant Joymala

Assam govt planning to move court for the elephant’s ‘return’ after video of ‘mistreatment’ at a Tamil Nadu temple went viral last month. The southern state has claimed all is well.

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NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.