Recently, small satellite channel News Live TV, based in Guwahati, which was made famous by Akhil Gogoi when he accused this channel being funded by ‘corporate fraud’, organised a ‘Great Guwahati Marathan’ as well as a cultural function to mark second anniversary of 30 October 2008 when serial bomb blast rocked Assam causing death of more than 77 people and injuring hundreds.
Shillong Chamber Choir, which made North East India proud by winning ‘India’s Got Talent – Khoj 2′ on Colors TV earlier this month, has been invited by the Government of India through the Ministry of External Affairs to perform before visiting US president Barak Obama.
“We have been invited by the Government of India through the Ministry of External Affairs. The invitation came much before we won the reality show,” said Damon Lyndem, bass singer and media coordinator for the choir.
30th October 2008 has been one of the darkest days in recent history of Assam where 18 bomb blasts took place all over Assam. It is reported that, it caused death of more than 77 people while injuring 470 injuries!
The bomb blasts ripped apart Guwahati, Barpeta, Bongaigaon and Kokrajhar towns in Assam. The explosions in Guwahati ripped through Pan Bazar, Fancy Bazar and Ganeshguri, which were crowded with shoppers and office goers. Three blasts occurred in Kokrajhar, with another possible grenade explosion; two in Bongaigaon and one in Barpeta. [Read more...]
According to All Bodo Students Union ( ABSU), the powerful students organisation of Bodo tribe in Assam, alienation of the Bodo people is complete and recent announcement of separate Telngana state by Home Minister P Chidambaram, has paved way for renewing their demand for separate Bodoland.
ABSU has staged a demonstration in New Delhi on 28th October 2010 and met Minister of State in PMO ( Prime Ministers Office), Prithviraj Chavan.
Awardees, Ladies and Gentlemen,
I take this opportunity to thank CNN IBN for selecting me for the Young Indian Leaders award. This is not only a recognition of the work of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), a movement of marginalised peasants in Assam, but also a recognition for North-East India. For many, the northeast as a whole is a land inhabited by naked tribals, who have climbed the ladder of civilization only after their political affiliation with the Indian mainland, which definitely is not the case. Unfortunately, we still remain the troubled periphery of India.
North Eastern Hill University, popularly known as NEHU has been in the news for students staging non-operation protest against recently appointed vice chttp://www.northeastblog.in/wp-admin/post-new.phphancellor A.N. Rai. NEHU students are demanding his removal as Vice Chancellor for the prestigious university of the North East India.
KSU ( Khasi Students Union) has also supported agitating NEHU students with demanding a tribal person be appointed as vice chancellor.
Internet users, well informed politically aware in a democratic country India, youths from North East India have come out with online petition for stopping construction of big dams in seismic zone 5 rated North East India.
It is claimed that AASU-TMPK and KMSS have been able to gather more than 1lac signature opposing construction of big dams in North East India. The online campaign has also caught eyes from internet users in various social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter etc. [Read more...]
Two time Chief Minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi has clarified that, he is not against big dams in North East India, but only against the problems pointed out by the expert panel and demanded that they should be addressed.
Tarun Gogoi has also accused that AGP ( Assam Gana Parishad) had supported big dams in North East India during their tenure in 1996 to 2001 and now that they are in opposition, they have changed their stand.