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Assam Cong. leader petitions NHRC on ‘injustice’ to STs, OBCs

Debabrata Saikia cites examples of 1,300 families of ‘forest villages’ facing eviction and 1,500 families set to lose farmlands for solar project Assam’s Congress Legislature Party leader Debabrata Saikia has written to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) alleging “gross injustice” to people from some Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Class communities. He cited the […]

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Assam’s silent revolution to revive volleyball

It’s a Sunday but Anjan Saikia doesn’t have much spare time to talk. He’s busy making the final arrangements for the first match of the volleyball team he coaches in Majuli, the world’s biggest river island located in Assam. Upper Majuli, Saikia’s team of boys under 16 years, which is part of the ongoing Brahmaputra […]

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Assam electric fences take toll, pregnant elephant latest casualty

Data shared by the Assam Forest Department show that the state saw 113 elephant deaths due to electrocution between 2009 and September 25, 2020, with several more casualties reported since. ELECTRIC fences put up by villagers to protect their crops and homes from wandering pachyderms claimed three more elephants in Assam’s Chirang district this month, […]

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Assam schools to resume regular classes from Jan 1

At present, Classes 6 and onwards have been functioning in a staggered fashion in government-run schools. As per the announcement, classes from nursery to Class 6 will reopen on January 1. The Assam government on Monday announced that starting January 1, all state run schools will function in a regular way doing away with Covid-related […]

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Assam schools to resume regular classes from Jan 1

At present, Classes 6 and onwards have been functioning in a staggered fashion in government-run schools. As per the announcement, classes from nursery to Class 6 will reopen on January 1. The Assam government on Monday announced that starting January 1, all state run schools will function in a regular way doing away with Covid-related […]

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Assam’s madrasas to become regular schools

“We are basically going to run courses on Indian civilisation [in the Sanskrit tolls]…It will be different from history. The curriculum will be prepared from a civilisational point of view,” Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. The Assam government has approved the dropping of Islamic subjects from the curriculum of all state-run madrasas and the […]