North East  /  Published 13.09.22

'195 lodged in detention'

Altogether 195 doubtful citizens are still lodged in the six detention centres, now renamed transit camps, in Assam, the Assembly was informed. In a written reply during the ongoing Autumn session, C...
By PTI in Guwahati

India  /  Published 09.08.22

Dance under detention

Members of the Bodo National Students’ Union (BoNSU) performed the traditional Bagurumba dance at a police station, here, while they were in detention.  Some 300 members of the group were ...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Books  /  Published 10.06.22

Horrors revisited

Book: India’s Undeclared Emergency: Constitutionalism And The Politics Of Resistance Author: Arvind Narrain Publisher: Context Price: Rs. 699 Before Amazon decided to shut down Westland Boo...
By Chintan Girish Modi

Books  /  Published 15.04.22

Returning to meet the spirits

Book name: The Berlin Shadow: Escaping the ghosts of the kindertransport Author: Jonathan Lichtenstein Publisher: Scribner Price: Rs 599 At the age of 12, Hans Lichtenstein had escaped from Berlin...
By Sujaan Mukherjee

Jharkhand  /  Published 19.03.22

Stan’s death a ‘stain forever’

Jesuit priest Stan Swamy’s custody death was a “failure” on the part of India’s government and would “forever remain a stain” on the country’s human rights re...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur


India  /  Published 01.01.22

Gupkar leaders under detention

Political leaders including three former chief ministers were detained ahead of a march by the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) to protest against the recommendations of the Delimit...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Srinagar

World  /  Published 26.09.21

China frees 2 detained Canadians

Two Canadians imprisoned in China since 2018 were free and on their way home, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada announced on Friday night. The release of the two men, Michael Kovrig and Michael...
By Ian Austen in New York

West Bengal  /  Published 17.09.21

Youth’s desperate hunt for job and documents for survival

Gangadhar Pramanik, the 33-year-old from Bankura who returned to his village on Wednesday after spending three years at a detention centre in Assam’s Goalpara, may be a free man now, but he know...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

India  /  Published 16.09.21

Bengal worker’s plight at ‘transit camp’ in Assam

Gangadhar Pramanik returned to his home in Bengal on Wednesday from a detention camp in Assam, carrying with him a harrowing sneak preview of the probable fate that awaits countless people when citize...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati, Bolpur(Birbhum)

World  /  Published 30.08.21

Fear of Taliban reprisals grows

When Taliban troops seized control of the Afghan capital two weeks ago, the invading units made a beeline for two critical targets: the headquarters of the National Security Directorate and the Minist...
By Carlotta Gall in Istanbul


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