Articles by Karishma Hasnat
Feb 18, 2020
Clause 6 of Assam Accord: Govt-appointed panel upset over leakage of recommendations; 1951 suggested as base year for defining indigenous peopleReports said the committee unanimously recommended that 1951 should be the base year for defining indigenous people of Assam who would be eligible for constitutional safeguards under Clause 6 of the Assam Accord.
Feb 06, 2020
Tiger on prowl leaves villagers living near Kaziranga National Park scared for life, worried about livestock; forest officials yet to trap felineThe tiger named Kazi 188 had killed a mother cow two days ago, and villagers are now having to feed the calf that is said to be about three months old.
Feb 03, 2020
Amid anti-CAA protests, prominent senior citizens' group in Nagaland slams state government for supporting legislationMembers of the Senior Citizens Association of Nagaland (SCAN), a newly-formed civil society organisation, met recently to discuss issues which they believe would 'invariably impact' the Naga society.
Jan 31, 2020
Naga Peace Accord: Centre misleading people, claims senior NSCN-IM leader as differences remain three months after deadlineThe Naga issue faces an uncertain future with no progress being made on the Naga Peace Accord three months since the supposed conclusion of the peace talks between the NSCN-IM and the Central Government
Jan 23, 2020
Woman IPS officer alleges Assam Rifles personnel molested, assaulted her; force denies charge, accuses her of misuse of powerA woman IPS officer has accused AR personnel of physical assault, molestation, harassment and abuse at Khudengthabi check post along Imphal-Moreh highway in Tengnoupal district
Jan 08, 2020
Uncertainty mounts over fate of Namrup fertilizer plant in Assam; Unit IV still in cold storage despite Centre's assuranceOpposing the government’s move to privatise Nagaon Paper Mill and Cachar Paper Mill, the students’ body was apprehensive that BVFCL, also called Namrup Fertilizer Complex, would meet with a similar fate.
Jan 07, 2020
One-horned rhino calf welcomed by conservationists, Assamese in celebration of a concerted effort to save the speciesThe newborn is seen as a big win for conservationists and efforts towards protecting the critically-threatened rhino species — the pride of Assam and the Assamese people.
Jan 04, 2020
Sonowal promises to grant land pattas to over 40,000 landless indigenous people; clearly define criteria, Congress tells Assam CMThe Congress has asked the state government to define the term indigenous since the Sarbananda Sonowal government in Assam has decided to provide land pattas to more than 40,000 landless indigenous people on 28 January
Jan 02, 2020
Sarbananda Sonowal smells trouble as Assam continues anti-CAA stir; makes emotional appeal, gives funds to literary body hosting protestsOn the other hand, members of the Asom Sahitya Sabha staged a sit-in-demonstration in Guwahati wearing black masks, and reciting poems in protest against CAA
Dec 28, 2019
Opportunities, not religious persecution, make Bangladeshis flock to India; border residents fear more immigration on pretext of atrocitiesFor people living along the northern Dhubri sector of India-Bangladesh border in western Assam, their friends from Bangladesh have more than a single perspective to share on the Citizenship Amendment Act