News & Information From Northeast India

CP Saikia memorial meeting at Guwahati Press Club on Tuesday

Journalists and well-wishers working in the region will pay homage to renowned author-journalist Chandra Prasad Saikia, at a function organized at the Guwahati Press Club on August 8 on the occasion of Saikia’s 11th death anniversary. Padma Bhusan CP Saikia mentored many journalists of Assam during his tenure as the editor of Natun Dainik, which heralded a […]

Weekly OPD clinic at the Guwahati Press Club a hit among journalists

Nilakantha, a middle-aged journalist from Assam, recently participated in a weekly evening OPD clinic at Guwahati Press Club out of curiosity. He had a brief discussion with the attending doctor, who advised him to check his blood pressure. Initially, Nilakantha asserted that he had “no BP” (meaning no irregularity in blood pressure). But when the […]

Maj Rati Keteki: Revealing an author’s insight

When a popular stage and radio artiste made a full-length Assamese movie in the early 90s, the film-goers responded positively and everyone thought it as a natural transformation from a performer to a director. But even after receiving critical appreciations for ‘Adajya’ (The Flight, 1996), the director, who is a practising paediatrician, did not launch […]

Patriotic forum calls for naming Dhola-Sadiya bridge after Bhupen-da

As the Dhola-Sadiya bridge over Lohit, a major tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra is set to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 26, a nationalist civil society group of Northeast urged both the governments at Dispur and New Delhi to name the bridge, connecting Assam with Arunachal Pradesh, after the legendary icon Dr […]

Civil society groups slam assault on sitting judge in Assam, demand action

Patriotic Peoples’ Front Assam (PPFA) expressed serious concern over the Goalpara incident, where a sitting judge was physically manhandled by some lawyers recently. The forum, in a statement released on February 22, demanded stern actions against those unruly law practitioners to maintain the dignity of the Indian judicial entity. In a strongly worded note, the […]

NEUWJ applauds pro-media budgetary allocation in Assam

Appreciating Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for allocating various financial provisions for the benefit of journalists and media houses in the state, the North East Union of Working Journalists (NEUWJ) appealed to other state governments of the alienated region to come forward and support the media fraternity. Placing the annual budget in the state […]

Special clinics at Guwahati Press Club a hit as top hospitals extend support

Giving a helping hand to journalists working in difficult terrain of the Northeast; ‘Evening with a Doctor’ an innovative healthcare program at the Guwahati Press Club completed six months. The program hosts various camps of experienced medical practitioners from top medical institutions of the country for the member-journalists and their dependents. On February 4, the […]