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“We are in the same boat brothers”, is the title song of Bhupen Hazarika, which is prophetic yet true. People of the North Eastern Region, connected by the Siliguri Chicken neck to mainland India, tucked away in the back waters of the country, yet being a sensitive strategic corner, having international borders with foreign countries including Bangladesh, Myanmar and China, need special attention for constructive development, which should be meaningful to the diverse people inhabiting the region, especially having rich resources such as oil, tea and minerals.

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Dhubri Lok Jagaran Manch (DLJM) vows to fight for Hindu D-Voters, NRC left outs and person cases pending in Foreigners Tribunal (FT). This was announced in a meeting held at D.Kalibari Conference Hall by the Co-ordinator of DLJM, Kalyan Purkayatha recently.

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The business of coal using the corridor of Barak Valley in a clandestine and illegal manner is like a jigsaw puzzle in which syndicate with long arms and political backing from all hues is involved. The business starts from the coal mines of Meghalaya and extends up to the border of Bangladesh and even beyond. In fact, the spot study along the National Highway 6, reveals how the money churning trade flourishes in collusion with police on both sides. The way it goes on unhindered, raises many an intriguing question, who are involved, can anyone guess.

From all reckoning, Barak Valley corridor has emerged as a laissez faire for the fortune hunters. Even the Chief Minister of Assam failed to dent the muscle wielding tactics of the syndicate men. At his initiative, the mercurial trade was taken up for investigation by CBI which resulted in the arrest of kingpin and two others. After that, everything was back to square one and there hangs the tale.

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The United Democratic Party (UDP) of Meghalaya became the third party after Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Naga People's Front (NPF) to quit the Northeast Democratic Alliance (NEDA) over the Citizenship Amendment Bill. The decision was announced by party working President Paul Lyngdoh in Shillong.

 

The decision was taken after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah categorically said at a party rally in Assam that his party would revive the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill if it comes back to power in the country. His remarks provoked protests from various political parties and indigenous groups in the Northeast. United Democratic Party, Vice President, Allantry Franklin Dkhar said that the decision of the UDP to come out of the NEDA was taken on February 10th after eleven regional political parties from across the North Eastern States met in Guwahati on January 29th which unanimously resolved to oppose the Bill.

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The Bodoland Territorial Area Districts celebrated the 17th Bodoland Day to mark the signing of the Bodoland Accord.  The Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) is a territorial council that was established in the Assam state of India according to the Memorandum of Settlement on 10 February 2003. Hagrama Mohilary was sworn in as the Chief Executive Member (CEM) on 7 December 2003. Since then, he is scaling the Bodoland towards new heights.

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