India

‘Self-reform and financial transparency in media’s need of the hour’

Guwahati: Can the proprietors of mainstream newspapers and satellite news channels be compelled to make their annual balance sheets public in India? Or will it be possible to ask the professional journalists to go for self-declarations about their assets so…

AAEA bats for complete revamping of Assam water transport services

Guwahati: Expressing profound grief over the demise of a college teacher (Parimita Das, a resident of Kahilipara in the city), who drowned following the boat accident on mighty river Brahmaputra near Nimatighat in Jorhat on Wednesday, All Assam Engineer’s Association…

Indian Farmers’ Protest: Karnal Day-Night Dharma

AIKMS GS, Dr. Ashish Mital, KKU Press Secretary Jatinder Chinna and several AIKMS members participated in the Karnal protest, September 8, 2021 at the Mini Secretariat and extended support to farmers. Karnal farmers, led by SKM are sitting on a…

The Historic Indian Farmers’ Protest: An Inside Story, Part 2

With the massive numbers of people engaged in a non-violent protest against the Three Farm Laws by the Modi Government, Dr. Ashish Mittal, a key prime mover in the Kisan Movement explains further. He touched on the unions involved, the…

Indian Farmers’ Protest: Historic Kisan Mazdoor Mahapanchayat at the GIC ground

Samyukta Kisan Morcha Press Release 283rd day, 5th September 2021 Muzaffarnagar, India, September 5, 2021. Historic Kisan Mazdoor Mahapanchayat (village council) held at GIC ground in Muzaffarnagar — The entire Muzaffarnagar city turned into a rally ground — A sea…

JFA welcomes Madras High Court’s directive on fake news/journalists

MEDIA     Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) commends the concern expressed by the Madras High Court in a recent directive to the Tamil Nadu government to constitute a press council so that the menace of fake news/journalists can be…

Covid-19 continues to kill journalists globally, visible improvement recorded in India

MEDIA     Geneva/Guwahati, 2 September 2021: The list of journalists dead from Covid-19 is still growing, where more than 1,754 media workers have succumbed to the novel coronavirus in 80 countries during the last 18 months, said the global…

Historic Indian Farmers Protest: An Inside Story, Part 1

More than 9 months ago, farmers’ unions joined forces to protest the three farm laws approved by the Modi Government and being imposed onto the state governments for implementation. Braving water cannons, batons, teargas, blockages, etc., the protestors reached Delhi…

A letter from Khana Weaves Guledgudda

This letter from Guledagudda’s Kanaves weavers was written on the occasion of handloom day and posted on the Khanaweaves social media: “When the second wave of #COVID19 hit in May and June this year, we were suddenly in extreme distress.…

APFEJ welcomes disposal of rhino horns but with a condition

Dhaka/Guwahati: The Asia Pacific Forum of Environmental Journalists (APFEJ) welcomes the decision of the Assam government’s forest department in far eastern India to dispose of the rhino horns to be discriminating in its message that rhino horns do not carry…

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