Articles by Kangkan Acharyya
Sep 18, 2019
Delhi, brace for more Arvind Kejriwal ads: AAP likely to woo voters using CM's personality, reach of welfare schemesWith Delhi Assembly elections around the corner, AAP is striving hard to refurbish Arvind Kejriwal’s role as the party’s mascot in campaigns; the Dengue awareness ad is part of the plan
Sep 14, 2019
Plea in SC demands Assam NRC cut-off year be changed to 1951; favorable verdict may cause spike in exclusionsA Supreme Court case in question bears significance as it is widely felt that the NRC update process has failed to contain Assam’s fast-changing demographic pattern caused by mass migration from Bangladesh
Sep 12, 2019
Fear of further encroachment grips North East's tribal areas after Amit Shah makes clear Centre's intent to pass Citizenship Amendment BillThe bill which intends to provide Indian citizenship to Hindu, Jain, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan was passed in the Lok Sabha but was not tabled in the Rajya Sabha due to vehement protest in North East India.
Sep 06, 2019
TMC's decision to not allow NRC puts BJP in tough spot, party faces task of balancing between Assamese, Bengali victimhoodsWith the exclusion of more than 12 Bengali Hindus in the NRC in Assam, there is a fear among Bengalist that an NRC-like exercise across the country may exclude more members of the community
Aug 31, 2019
Assam NRC final list: Hindu, Muslim organisations raise credibility concerns, ethnic groups keep distanceEthnic groups in Assam, which have been demanding the NRC update, have kept a safe distance from such concerns.
Aug 22, 2019
Assam NRC on 31 August: To mitigate resentment, Sarbananda Sonowal hints at legislation to tackle wrongful inclusionThe worst example of administrative fallacy in the NRC update process was the draft exclusion list published on 26 June by the NRC authorities excluding the people who wrongly made it to the list.
Aug 09, 2019
Assam NRC: A re-verification effort restricted only to districts neighbouring Bangladesh may not be fruitfulThe Assam government along with the Centre had moved the Supreme Court of India with the re-verification appeal but the apex court dismissed the same.
Aug 03, 2019
With power tariff cuts months before Delhi polls, Arvind Kejriwal seeks to shift focus to his welfare-driven policiesThe move, which is seen as Kejriwal’s attempt to return to his original brand of politics that propelled him to power in Delhi in the 2015 Assembly elections, comes a day after the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission announced a major slashing of fixed power tariffs.
Jul 30, 2019
CBSE has set up strict guidelines to monitor the attendance of class 10 and 12 studentsSchools will have to provide the board with the students' attendance information and they will decide whether a student is eligible to take the boards exam.
Jul 26, 2019
Assamese Muslim organisations condemn letter of support for Miyah poets by academicians, litterateurs, say move is 'damage to secular society'On 10 July, an FIR was lodged by a journalist named Pranabjit Doloi against 10 Miyah poets and other activists for publishing and promoting a poem titled Write down I am a Miyah written by Hafiz Ahmed.