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Chandigarh airport to be renamed after Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

As a part of today's 96th episode of Maan Ki baad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Chandigarh Airport will be renamed after the great freedom Fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh. In today's speech he also paid tributes to Deen Dayal Upadhaya.

India should play a vital role in bringing back peace in Myanmar: Mizoram CM said to PM Narendra Modi.

Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that India should play a vital role in bringing back peace in trouble-torn Myanmar, an official said on Thursday. The chief minister on Wednesday called on the prime minister in New Delhi and they discussed a wide range of issues, including the Myanmar political crisis, he said.

During the interaction, Zoramthanga told Modi that India must play a crucial role in restoring peace in Myanmar. The prime minister, on his part, said the Centre would make efforts to bring back peace in the neighbouring country, the official said. Over 30,000 Myanmarese have taken refugee in Mizoram since the Myanmar Army seized power by ousting the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi in February last year. The chief minister also urged Modi to take measures for shifting the Assam Rifles base from the heart of Aizawl to a designated camp at Zokhawsang, around 15 km from the state capital. He also requested Modi to appoint a Mizo IAS officer as the state's chief secretary, besides providing housing assistance to former insurgents of the Mizo National Front and waiving off loans amounting to Rs 18 crore extended to several beneficiaries under the Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO). 

Meanwhile, an official statement said that Mizoram State Planning Board Vice Chairman H Rammawi, during a meeting with Smita Pant, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi on Tuesday, said that the Mizoram government won't send back the Myanmarese refugees to their country till the Myanmar government gives an assurance of making arrangements for their security and rehabilitation. A majority of the refugees are lodged at relief camps, while some have rented houses and some live with their relatives in Mizoram. The refugees are being provided with food, clothing and other relief materials by the state government, NGOs, churches and village authorities. Mizoram shares a 510-km-long border with Myanmar and the northeastern state is already home to thousands of Myanmarese, mostly from Chin state. They have migrated to Mizoram since the late 1980s fleeing the military junta in the neighbouring country.

President Droupadi Murmu received credentials from various ambassadors.

President Droupadi Murmu received credentials from Dr Bassam Alkhatib, Ambassador of Syrian Arab Republic; Dr Eliska Zigova, Ambassador of Czech Republic; Mr Raymond Serge Bale, Ambassador of Republic of Congo; Ms Marlene Inemwin Moses, High Commissioner of Republic of Nauru; and Mr Saleh Eid Al-Husseini, Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Rashtrapati Bhavan

NCHRO welcomes the Supreme Court’s granting bail to journalist Siddique Kappan: Says his arrest in the first place was a grave injustice

Kerala-based journalist Siddiqque Kappan, who was arrested in October 2020, was granted bail by the Supreme Court. Kappan had been arrested after the Hathras gang-rape case in which a 19-year-old Dalit woman was victimised drew outrage across the country. The UP police had arrested Kappan, along with three other people, alleging that they had plans to create tension in the area along caste lines and disrupt the law-and-order situation. The Supreme Court, while granting bail to Kappan, remarked that "every person has freedom of expression."

With regard to evidence that the UP police had presented to support their allegations, they had nothing of significance. The Supreme Court also pointed this out while granting the said bail. Kappan was charged under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for alleged terror funding, an act that has been used to jail and silence many activists, academics, and journalists across the country who have been raising their voice for justice.

Human rights organisation the National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO) welcomes the granting of bail to the Kerala journalist. At the same time, we would also like to point out this his very arrest in the first place was a grave injustice. The case made against him is completely fabricated, and he was targeted simply because he had intended to report on the heinous crime, and the UP government had been trying to either prevent it from being highlighted, or to airbrush the case. While we welcome the bail granted to Siddique Kappan and also lament the fact that he was incarcerated for two years in a fabricated case, we hereby also demand once again that all the political prisoners be released immediately. We urge all the other political organisations to come forward in demanding the same. The fascistic crackdown on activists, journalists, academics, and anyone raising their voice for justice will not be tolerated and will be challenged robustly.


Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma Inaugrautes Gauhati High Court Museum

Union Minister for Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju along with Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated the Gauhati High Court Museum.The decision to set up a museum was taken by The High Court which serves the largest jurisdiction in terms of states in the country was taken in 2014. The Gauhati High Court serves four states in the north-east namely, Assam, Mizoram, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh. Gauhati High Court was established on April 5th, 1948 and since then has rendered service to the entire north-eastern region and has made many memories in this almost 75 years of existence.

The Gauhati High Court had jurisdiction over all the seven states of the northeastern region until 2013 when Separate High Courts for Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura were opened in March 2013. A high court which used to serve such a huge region is bound to have many memories because of which steps were taken to memorialize all the happen

14,500 PM Shri Schools to be developed in India, PM Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced PM SHRI Schools (PM ScHools for Rising India). The initiative aims to upgrade and develop more than 14,500 Schools across India by strengthening the selected existing schools in line with NEP 2020.  PM SHRI Schools will also provide high-quality education in an equitable, inclusive and joyful environment that takes care of the diverse background, multilingual needs, and different academic abilities of children.

Dr. Munish Tamang elected National President of Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh

The 6th Trinnenial National General Conference of Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh (BGP) is being  held at Kokrajhar, Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) Assam from 2nd September here att Commerce College premises. The second day conference began with unfluring of the BGP flag by National President incharge Dr. Munish Tamang followed by 'Gorkha Jagaran Geet' and tribute to the martyrs of the nation by Nirmal Kumar Pun, Secretary General and Vice President cum National Co-ordinator of Women wing Dr. Poonam Subba. Inaugural session began with Ganesh Bandana and lighting of ceremonial lamp.  Secretary General presented  2019-2022 Secretarial report which the house debated and approved it. Shri. Madhab Chetry, Member of Council Legislative Assembly (MCLA) and Political Secretary to CEM BTR Pramod Boro released 'Sanghatan Purush' Sukhman Moktan special edition of 'Haamro Parisangh' mouth piece of BGP. He also presented the welcome address being  the president reception committee also extended best wishes for the conference. The house mourned for 2 minutes in memory Late  Moktan and other members of Parisangh along with known and unknown martyrs. Late Sukhman Moktan was one of the founding member of BGP who died while in National President's office on May 11, 2021.

BGP's 6th Trinnenial National General Conference delegate session yesterday elected new committee for the session 2022-2025 under the appointed Election Commissioners Loknath Upadhyay former Chairman Gorkha Development Council (GDC), Government of Assam and Dr. Harka Bahadur Chetry, founder president, All Assam Gorkha Students'Union (AAGSU) assisted by founding members of BGP B B Biswakarma and Som Parajuli. Current National Working President who was made President incharge Dr. Munish Tamang was unanimously elected National President. Dr. Tamang is also the national president of National Federation of New States (NFNS) a conglomerate statehood seeking organisation. Senior Advocate of Gauhati High Court Nitya Nanda Upadhyay representing Assam was elected National Working President and Dr. Poonam Subba known for  philanthropic works in North Bengal and founder head of Mahila Parisangh got elected as National Senior Vice President. Senior Editor, Times of India from New Delhi Joel Rai, Former Secretary General Nirmal Kumar Pun from Mizoram, Founder president of Karbinanglong Autonomous region Yam Prasad Ghimire from Karbianglong, Jagganath Koirala from Meghalaya unanimously elected National Vice President with Dr. Dilip Chetri from Assam as Vice President incharge of North East, VB Thapa vice president incharge Northern Zone and Akash Lama vice president incharge Eastern Zone. 

Poet and Orator Abhay Khaling from Siliguri got elected as Secretary General along with social worker from Manipur Khadga Tamang as Joint  Secretary General. General Secretary of Assam State Committee Bimal Pradhan got elected as National General Secretary (Organisation), Prem Kumar Pradhan from Kalimpong as National General Secretary ( Administration), International Award winning Senior Community Journalist Nanda Kirati Dewan from Assam and Guman Dhoj Subba from New Delhi got unanimously elected as National General Secretary Media & Communication. Dr. Tikendra Kumar Chetri from Sikkim University unanimously elected as National Co-ordinator of Bhartiya Gorkha Yuva Parisangh and Upasna Thapa from Uttarakhand was elected National Co-ordinator Bhartiya Gorkha Mahila Parisangh. Biru Subba  from Siliguri nominated as Treasurer with Dipanjlai Chetri and Devika Magrati as Asstt Treasurer. Other office bearers are Maniraj Golay - General Secretary ( Progamme), Lakpa Lama - Secretary North East, Pasang Sherpa- Secretary East, Govind Panthi- Secretary North 

BTR Govt. Chief Executive Member (CEM) Pramod Boro will attend Open Session on Sunday as the Chief Guest while Darjeeling Lok Sabha MP Raju Bista will grace the occassion as Distinguished Guest along with Kokrajhar Rajya Sabha MP Rwn Gwra Narzary.  MLA Kokrajhar East Lawrence Islary, Chairman, Gorkha Development Council (GDC), Government of Assam Prem Tamang, President All Assam Gorkha Students Union (AAGSU) Arjun Chetry, President Assam Gorkha Sammelan Krishna Bhujel, President Assam Nepali Sahitya Sabha (ANSS) Durga Khatiwoda and nominated Member of Autonomous Council (MAC)s will attend as Guest of Honour along with Executive Members of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC). In special felicitation segment Shri Budhiman Pradhan and Late Sukhman Moktan posthumously will given 'Gorkha Gaurav Samman' for the year 2021 and 2022 respectively for their more than three decades of excellence in community services. Senior community journalist Nanda Kirati Dewan will ge accorded special felicitation for his one and half decades of continuous journalism addressing community concerns thereby winning national and international awards. BTR MCLA Madhab Chetry too will accorded felicitated along with BGP Manipur state unit  their outstanding organisational performance by erecting statue of martyr Subedaar Niranjan Singh Shah Chetry which was inaugurated by Chief Minister N Biren Singh in presence of Late Sukhman Moktan at Kanglatombi in Manipur and and Kalimpong regional unit for erecting statue of Durga Malla recently.

Earlier in the day Dr. Poonam Subba, National Co-ordinator of Bharatiya Gorkha Mahila Parisangh presented her organisational report where in she highlighted creation of a Conflict Free, Committed Community Organisation. Her report covered Anti Drugs and Human Trafficking along with Wellness initiatives taken by Mahila Parisangh besides raising issues of community concerns. BGP's youth wing  Bharatiya Gorkha Yuva Parisangh's  president Nanda Kirati Dewan's presented their Trinnenial Report where in he highlighted the role of BGP youth wing who made major nationwide breakthroughs in 'Empowering Gorkhas and Educating Others about Gorkhas' the powerline of Bhartiya Gorkha Yuva Parisangh. He also highlighted Parisangh's contributions in regulating OTT content after 'Patal Lok' webseries co-produced by popular Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma and streamed through Amazon Prime OTT platform had shown Gorkha and North Eastern community in poor light with derogatory remarks. The Yuva Parisangh had undertaken a nation wide movement and got support from other communities too and BGYP lead online petition that gained more than fifty thousand signatures. Case too was register at Kolkata High Court and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) which after a long lead to passing a guidelines for censoring OTT and digital content by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. ' Bharatiya Yuva Parisangh today has established itself as the national network of Gorkha youths of India and it will soon be present in all states of India on or before silver jubilee of Parisangh', Dewan added. On Sunday the newly elected national committee of the Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh will be administered oath of office and secrecy and 'BGP Kokrajhar Declaration 2022' will be made public.

Dili Chalo programme held at Ram Lila Maidan, New delhi.

Dilli chalo programme held today at Ram Lila Maidan, New Delhi. Thousands of people gathered to protest against the rise in prices of goods. 92 congress deligates took part in today's programme leaded by MPCC President K. Meghachandra. 


CM N. Biren met with Nagaland Deputy CM Yanthungo Patton at Guwahati, Assam

As a part of the two days jouney in Assam, Chief Minister N. Biren  met with Deputy CM of Nagaland,  Yanthungo Patton, at Guwahati. In the meeting, discussions were held on various issues pertaining to welfare of the North East region . he also met with the representatives of Thadou Inpi, Assam and also discussed about issues pertaining to the welfare of the Thadou tribe residing in Manipur and other parts of the country.

First hydrogen empowred bus unvield at Pune by Minister of State Jitendra singh

The country's first hydrogen fuel cell bus developed by  KPIT-CSIR in  Pune has been unveiled by the Union Minister of State, Jitendra Singh, as per the Ministry of Science and Technology. The initiative is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'HydrogenVision' and is important for India to ensure AtmaNirbhar means of affordable and accessible clean energy, meeting climatechange goals, and creating new entrepreneurs and jobs.The fuelcelltechnology makes use of hydrogen and air to generate electricity to power the bus 

Cash awards handed by Mizoram CM to Medal owners of Commonwealth Games 2022

Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga handed over a cheque of Rs. 25 lakh to Commonwealth gold medalist Niak Subedar Jeremy Lalrinnunga and Rs. 7.5 lakh to our hockey star Lalremsiami, Indian woman's hockey player for bringing Commonwealth Games bronze medal.

Gorkhafa conferred ‘Pillar of Society 2021-22’ international award

Harka Bahadur Chetry receiving Pillar of Society 2021-22 international award in New Delhi
‘Gorkhafa’ Harka Bahadur Chetry, Chairman of Gorkha Autonomous Council Demand Committee (GACDC) received ‘Pillar of Society 2021-22’ international award conferred by Social Justice for International Civil Rights Council (SJFICRC) affiliated to Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)’s civil society of United Nations (UN) and National Anti Crime and Human Rights Council of India (NACHRCOI) affiliated to Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India for being a crusader for Gorkha community’s human and constitutional rights and in social justice domain. Chetry was decorated with award certificate, citation and a name inscribed award trophy by SJFICRC International President G Vanneri, India President Md. Shanon Shaikh and Founder Director Dr. Diwas Lama and Sabita Gurung.

In his award address Harka Bahadur Chetry thanked the organization for nominating him for the recognition and expressed gratitude to jury members for deeming him fit for the prestigious award. ‘I dedicate this award to the first martyr of Gorkha Autonomous Council Shaheed Birbol Limbu of Golaghat along with the martyrs of Gorkha Ekta Sabha. I feel this award is not my personal achievement but recognition our struggle for indigenous community status in Assam and the Gorkha Autonomous Council (GAC) movement that was conceived in 1997 when I was  the All Assam Gorkha Students’ Union (AAGSU) president. The name of our organization GACDC is self explanatory and as its chairman I am glad, honoured and gracefully accept  ‘Pillar of Society’ international award’, added Chetry.

In 2016 while National Register of Citizens (NRC) was being updated and Gorkhas names were being stricken off from NRC assuming them to be from neighbouring nation Nepal instead of being an Original Inhabitant (OI) of Assam, Harka Bahadur Chetry undertook 650 kms Marathon March ( Long foot march from Murkungselek Jonai in Dhemaji to Dispur in Guwahati ) in seeking Assamese identity for the Gorkhas stating that Assam Accord cut off year is not applicable on Gorkhas since the community is indigenous of India and not from the specified territory i.e Bangladesh as stated in the accord.  This resulted in one on one meeting with the then Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and various departments of Government of Assam where the then CM proposed bipartite Home & Political Affairs Commissioner & Secretary level talks between GACDC and Government of Assam on granting indigenous status to Gorkhas of Assam vide Gazette Notification which is still on. It was under his leadership dreamt of an autonomous council for Gorkhas when he became president of AAGSU in 1996 and resolved at its annual conference at Boginadi Higher Secondary School in North Lakhimpur in 1997 for self determination and indigenous identity of Gorkhas in Assam’. His AAGSU, GACDC colleagues in different associations and unions and counterparts in other community organizations too congratulated Harka Bahadur Chetry for the international award in social justice instituted and given by a reputed INGO.

Union Ministe Nitin and Shivraj drop from parliamentary board

In a major reshuffle, the on Wednesday dropped Union minister and chief minister from its parliamentary board — the apex organisational body. The saffron party has inducted in six new members in the board, including former chief ministers BS Yediyurappa and Sarbananda Sonowal. Punjab leader Iqbal Singh Lalpura, K Laxman, Iqbal Singh Lalpura, Sudha Yadav and Satyanarayan Jatiya are the other new members of the BJP's apex organisational body — an attempt by the party to make the parliamentary board more socially and regionally representative. Notably, Lalpura will be the first Sikh to have a seat in the BJP parliamentary board as a person from a minority community.

Jagdeep Dhankar took oath as the Vice President of Independent India

Jagdeep Dhankar took oath as the Vice President of Independent India. The oath taking ceremony was held at Central Hall of the Parliament in presence of president Draupadi Murmu.

Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM for 8th time, Tejashwi Yadav takes oath as his deputy CM

JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Wednesday took oath as Bihar Chief Minister for the eighth time in his political career. Rashtriya Janata Dal's Tejashwi Yadav took oath as the Deputy CM of the state. It comes a day after Kumar called off the Janata Dal (United) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA coalition and announced a 'Mahagathbandhan' of seven parties.

Nitish kumar resigns from being Chief minister of Bengal and also from NDA

Nitish kumar resigns from being Chief minister of Bengal and also from NDA. He said that Govt will be formed later along with 160 MLAs who supported him. He submitted the letter of resignation to the Governor of Bengal Phugu Chauhan. JD(U) leader Upendra Kushwala also congratulated him for resigning from NDA. Further, he met with RJD leader Rabri Devi. It was also said that Tejashwi Yadav may be appointed as the Deputy Chief Minister of the new Govt. 

Vice President Election held today.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with members of the Upper House and Lower House members of the Parliament caste their votes for the vice Presidential Election. In this election NDA Candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar and opposition candidate Margaret Alva contested for the Vice President post.

National Institute of Virology confirms another monkey pox case in Delhi

A 34-year-old male resident of Delhi was isolated at Lok Nayak Hospital as a suspected case of Monkeypox. A confirmation of the diagnosis has been done by National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune. The case is presently recovering at the designated isolation centre at Lok Nayak Hospital. The close contacts of the case have been identified are under quarantine as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare guidelines. Further public health interventions like identification of the  source of infection, enhanced contact tracing, testing sensitisation of private practitioners etc are being carried out. A high-level review of the situation has also been planned by DGHS.

Draupadi Murmu won the 15th Presidential Election

NDA Candidate Draupadi Murmu won the 15th Presidential Election securing 2161 votes. On the other hand, opposition Candidate Yashwanth Sinha secured a total of 1103 votes. Murmu won the election with a huge margin of 1103 votes. With her victory, she became the first tribal woman to serve  as the President of India.

Manipur Governor La Ganeshan appointed as Bengal Governor as additional charge

Manipur Governor La Ganeshan appointed as Bengal Governor in addition to his normal charges. President of India, Ram nath kovind also approved the resignation letter of the former Governor of Bengal Jagdeep Dhankar after he was announced as NDA's Vice President candidate for the 16th Presidential Election.