In a historic judgement, the Meghalaya High Court has said that Bangladesh nationals who have settled in this north eastern state before March 24, 1971, should be treated as Indians and they be enrolled in the voters' list. The judgement was based on a petition by over 40 refugees from Bangladesh, who were denied enrolment in the electoral roll by the district administration citing their citizenship was doubtful. These refugees hailing from Amjong village near the Assam-Meghalaya border in ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Fifty years ago this day, May 27, India's first prime minister passed into the ages. Jawaharlal Nehru's legacy is the theme of constant discussion in India and abroad. Many Indians believe that many of India's achievements -- its vibrant democracy, its industrial prowess, its knowledge advantage, even its military strength -- would not have been possible without the strong foundations laid down by Nehru. Many others believe that Nehru's policies -- his insistence on the public sector, on ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'Modi is a master of convergence. By his ability to converge and add new features to a non-star idea, he is able to sell it. Like how he has turned Kutch into a tourist destination by selling the salt desert of the Rann as a flat snow desert of the night and roping in Amitabh Bachchan to sell it.' 'In one stroke this has ensured economic returns to the people and on the other hand it has taken care of the national security angle in the sense that the border population in the Rann, which is ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'The violence that shook Assam was a direct outcome of the state's ethnic problem.''The tension that created a rift between the Bodos and the non-Bodos for years found a blood-spattered expression.'Former NSG chief Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary, the Trinamool Congress candidate from Kokrajhar, speaks to Indrani Roy/Rediff.com about last week's carnage in Assam.More than 30 people -- mostly women and children -- were killed, several scores injured and thousands rendered homeless in two districts of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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