Articles by Kangkan Acharyya
Jun 21, 2017
Assam's Kamakhya Temple hit by controversy ahead of Ambubachi Mela; sadhu accused of rape, blackmailAs the historic Kamakhya Temple in Assam gets ready to welcome more than a million pilgrims from across the country, the shrine finds itself embroiled in a rape controversy, after a Thane girl accused a sadhu of sexually assaulting her
Jun 17, 2017
Assam police bust Mercedes trucks racket: Nab owners selling used vehicles for scrap to avoid road taxAssam police recovered 14 heavy trucks in the state's Tinsukhia district this week, and claimed to have busted a racket whereby unscrupulous vehicle owners evade taxes by selling off their automobiles as scrap
Jun 13, 2017
SS Khaplang passes away at 77: NSCN-K leader's death could split group in three, says expertSS Khaplang's death, lack of a suitable successor is likely to trigger a power tussle in NSCN-K.
Jun 11, 2017
Questions loom over Delhi govt's 'Chunauti 2018' programme, after 98% students fail Class X examsThe Delhi government's ambitious reform programme, titled 'Chunauti 2018', faces a major setback in its very first year, with over 60,000 students failing to clear their Class X exams
Jun 08, 2017
Ram Madhav visits Nagaland to contain dissent in BJP's state unit; Amit Shah to follow suit in AugustDissidence within BJP's Nagaland unit came to the forefront on 31 May when hundreds of the party's office-bearers and workers took to the streets demanding the ouster of state chief Visasolie Lhongou for his anti-party activities and dictatorial functioning
Jun 06, 2017
Free treatment for EWS patients in Delhi: Defunct information disbursal system threatens to derail healthcare scheme'It is the responsibility of the Delhi government to ensure that EWS beds reserved in private hospitals remain occupied.'
Jun 02, 2017
Ban on cattle sale for slaughter: Assam govt cracks down on illegal fish, meat sellers; Congress cries foulMeat and fish are integral to the food habits of the people of Assam and the drive may cause scarcity of these items.
Jun 01, 2017
Dissidence in Nagaland BJP: Ahead of polls, workers demand state president's ousterHundreds of BJP leaders in Nagaland are demanding the ouster of state party president Visasolie Lhongou.
May 31, 2017
Cattle slaughter ban comes up against tradition in Assam's Kamakhya temple: BJP caught in Catch-22 situationThe BJP government in Assam may find it hard to enforce the ban on sale of cattle for slaughter, given the age-old tradition of buffalo sacrifice followed at the venerable Kamakhya Hindu temple
May 29, 2017
Nagaland not to implement ban on sale of cattle for slaughter, says NPF minister; cites impact on food habitsA minister in the Naga People's Front (NPF), an ally of the BJP in Nagaland, said that the state is not going to implement the recently-issued rules of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960, which bans the sale of cattle for slaughter