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Assam Up in Arms as Army Chief Wades Into Political Territory 22.2.2018 The Wire

During a seminar, Rawat hinted at a possible link between the expansion of AIUDF in Assam to a 'planned immigration that is taking place because of our western neighbour (Pak)' with support from 'our northern neighbour (China)'.

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Government trying to divert attention from PNB scam: Congress on Rawat remark 22.2.2018 General News
Reacting to Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat's remark that the AIUDF has been growing faster than the BJP in Assam, the Congress party said the government and the BJP are trying to divert attention from the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.
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Assam to observe 'Rhino Day' on September 22 22.2.2018 General News
In a bid to keep the world famous one-horned rhinoceros of Assam under the global spotlight, the Assam government has decided to commemorate September 22 as "Rhino Day", an official said on Thursday.
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Guwahati organises tribal festival 'Aadi Mahotsava' 22.2.2018 General News
Assam has organised a tribal festival called 'Aadi Mahotsava' at Gandhi Mandir Indoor stadium field here to celebrate the ethnic tribal culture of the country.The 10-day festival is being conducted by the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India in collaboration with the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in an attempt to celebrate the rare art and culture of the tribal communities.The local artisans from 20 different cities, including Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal and north-eastern states Manipur and Assam, have participated in the event to showcase handcrafted artifacts and products.The Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, inaugurated the event on Friday in the presence of other state dignitaries.He told ANI, " the great silhouette shown by the artisans of India to the people of northeast and Assam will go a long way in increasing the number of participants in the coming future and more importantly the ...
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HC vacates gag order granted to IIPM against Caravan article 22.2.2018 General News
The Delhi High Court has lifted the restrain order against an article published in a magazine in 2011 on Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) director Arindam Chaudhuri. After publication of the article, IIPM had filed a defamation case against the magazine, Caravan, and some of its staff for an article on Chaudhuri. A civil court in Silchar, Assam had granted Chaudhuri a preliminary injunction and directed the magazine to remove the article from its website. A transfer petition was filed by Caravan in the Supreme Court praying that the case be shifted from Assam to the Delhi High Court, following which the matter was transferred and heard by Justice Manmohan. While the IIPM had alleged that derogatory comments were made against its head with an intent to create a negative image in the general public, the magazine had refuted their claims. Taking note of this, Justice Manmohan, in an interim order, concluded that "if the article in question is read as a whole, it is ...
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Man, woman held at Chennai airport with illegal Malaysian currency 22.2.2018 General News
A man and a woman were today arrested at the airport here for allegedly smuggling out Malaysian currency worth Rs 6.4 lakh, a CISF official said. He said K Padmanabhan and K Rajathi were apprehended when Central Industrial Security Force personnel detected their suspicious movements in the terminal area. The two, who were travelling to Kuala Lumpur, were asked to undergo detailed frisking after which two bundles of 20,000 Malaysian currency each were recovered from their bags. The man and the woman have been handed over to the Customs department officials, along with the seized currency, which is worth about Rs 6.4 lakh, a CISF spokesperson said.
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Bhagwat asks RSS works to serve society without discrimination 22.2.2018 General News
The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh works for the whole society, its chief Mohan Bhagwat said today as he asked volunteers to serve without discrimination. He was interacting with RSS activists ahead of a two-day meet beginning tomorrow of "sangh chalaks" of the 'Braj Prant'. More than 300 senior RSS leaders will be participating in the deliberations at the Bichpuri campus of the RBS College. Bhagwat said the RSS workers had to work for the society without discrimination.
Def minister steers clear of row over Army chief's remarks 22.2.2018 General News
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today steered clear of Army Chief General Bipin Rawat's remarks about the rise of the AIUDF party in Assam and the changing demography in the northeast, saying she would not like to react to it. "I don't want to react to anything...Somebody said something, somebody talking about....why should I react?" she told journalists on the sidelines of Uttar Pradesh Investors Summit when she was asked to comment on Rawat's remarks.
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Army Chief's Statement "Political And Shocking" Says Badruddin Ajmal 22.2.2018 NDTV News - India-news
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat's statement on the rapid growth of the AIUDF in Assam is "political and shocking", party president Badruddin Ajmal said today.
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NCP to seek SC intervention on border dispute settlement 22.2.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 22: Seeking closure in the long pending border dispute between Meghalaya and Assam, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has resolved to seek the intervention of the Supreme Court to end this vexed issue.
This was one of the main points of the 10 page election manifesto released by the party’s Vijay Raj here.
The party has also expressed its intent to come up with a state mining policy, setting up of an anti-corruption vigilance commission and ensuring 2 students become IAS officer per year. It has also ensured that uranium mining will not be encouraged in the state.

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'Your Job is to Lead Army, Not Monitor Growth of a Political Party': AIUDF Chief to General Bipin Rawat 22.2.2018 Top Politics News- News18.com
Saying that he was deeply hurt by the comments, Badruddin Ajmal said that a party delegation will be sent to meet President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek clarification.
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AIUDF, civil society slam Army chief for questioning party's rise (Roundup) 22.2.2018 General News
A day after Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat attributed the rise of Assam-based political party AIUDF to illegal immigration from Bangladesh, the party on Thursday hit back saying his remarks were "political" and "uncalled for".
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Twitter reacts to Gen. Rawat's statement on AIUDF 22.2.2018 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
General Bipin Rawat, the highest-ranking officer in the Indian Army, has kicked up a storm after saying that Badruddin Ajmal’s AIUDF has grown faster than the BJP. Unlike previous Army chiefs, he has spoken often in public on matters related to security and politics. Twitter exploded with reactions after Gen. Rawat made the statement:The only way BJP could have received traction in Meghalaya and Nagaland on its own is by raising the Bangladeshi bogey. Gen Rawat has helped them do exactly that.— Aditya Menon (@AdityaMenon22) February 22, 2018Why does General Rawat talk so oddly & frequently
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Respect Army General, but he's been misinformed: AIUDF chief 22.2.2018 General News
A day after Army Chief General Bipin Rawat hinted that an influx of illegal Muslim migrants into Assam had led to the growth of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), the party president on Thursday said that the former had been "misinformed and misguided".The chief of AIUDF, Badruddin Ajmal, told the media here, "We respect General Rawat a lot but I think he has been misinformed and misguided.""People say we are a Muslim party which is false. We've always given 20-25 seats to our Hindu Brothers in all elections. Muslims brothers had also laid down their lives for the freedom struggle. We're Indians. Let us live with the dignity of an Indian," he added.Ajmal further noted that if the demography is changing in Assam, then the government should keep a check on it."If Army chief is saying that demographic change is happening in Assam then it is the government's job to check it. We are the only party which said that shoot anyone who infiltrates into our borders," Ajmal said."Have
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Shocking that Bipin Rawat is indulging in politics, says AIUDF chief Ajmal 22.2.2018 Latest News
AIUDF chief Ajmal told journalists that the Army chief was "misinformed and misguided"
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Army chief's comment on AIUDF politically driven: Ajmal 22.2.2018 General News
AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal today criticised Army Chief Bipin Rawat for his "politically driven comments" and said his responsibility is to lead the armed forces for the security of the nation and not to monitor the growth of a political party. The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief said that he would meet President Ram Nath Kovind , Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home minister Rajnath Singh to seek clarification. "We respect Rawat as the Army chief but the comments made by him on AIUDF is not within his constitutional jurisdiction and we have sought appointment with the President, Prime Minister and Union Home minister to seek clarification," Ajmal told reporters here. Ajmal's tweets came in response to Rawat's statement yesterday that AIUDF's growth has been "faster" than that of the BJP in the 1980s. The Army chief was referring to reports of increase in Muslim population in several Assam districts. Addressing a seminar in New Delhi yesterday, the Army ...
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PNB scam: Cong says yet to discuss JPC with other parties 22.2.2018 General News
The Congress has not discussed with other parties the issue of seeking a probe into the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud through a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC), its senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said today. Speaking to reporters here, Azad chose to not reply on Army Chief Bipin Rawats comments on the faster growth of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) in Assam vis--vis the BJP in Assam. However, in the same breathe, he accused the ruling BJP of trying to divert attention from the PNB fraud. No, we have not had any discussion on this, Azad said while replying to a query about whether the Congress Working Committee had last week authorised him to speak to other "like-minded" parties on pressing for a JPC to probe the fraud, involving billionaire diamond merchant Nirav Modi. All India Congress Committee general secretary Azad, however, said the issue will be flagged in the House when the Parliament session resumes on March 5. On the CPI(M) seeking a JPC ...
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Deep aims double crown at Sunfeast Junior Open 22.2.2018 General News
Deep Munim of Madhya Pradesh today lined himself up for a double crown at the Sunfeast AITA Super Series Junior Tennis tournament, here today. Deep faced a stiff resistance from Anmay Yogesh Devaraj of Karnataka before prevailing 6-4 3-6 6-2 in the Under-14 boys singles semifinal. Deep will take on Arjun Gohad of Maharashtra in the final. The Madhya Pradesh boy also set up a U-16 title clash against Dhanya Shah of Gujarat after defeating Kritanta Sarma of Assam 2-6 6-0 6-3. In the girls section, Sanya Singh of Maharashtra defeated Renee Singh of Rajasthan 6-4 6-2 in the U-16 category. Renee, however, advanced into the final of the U-14 section pipping Harshita Bangera of Maharashtra 7-6 (2) 6-3. Renee will face Karthika Vijay of Tamil Nadu in the final of the U-14 girls section.
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World class football academy in Manipur under consideration: Rathore 22.2.2018 General News
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today said his ministry is actively considering setting up a world class football academy in Manipur in collaboration with the state government. Rathore said this while interacting with a group of students from Manipur aged between 11 and 16 years who are currently on a National Integration Tour organised by Assam Rifles. The minister noted the remarkable presence of eight players from Manipur in the Indian squad for the FIFA U-17 World Cup and asked the students to prepare hard in the sport of their choice so that they can participate in future editions of Khelo India School Games. "A group of 20 students along with their teachers from Chandel district of Manipur here called on Minister of State (I/C) of Youth Affairs & sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore. Col. Rathore asked the students about their hobbies, studies and their interest in sports," a release from the ministry said. "He (Rathore) said his ministry is actively considering for .
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Nothing political or religious in Gen Rawats comments: Army sources 22.2.2018 General News
With Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat's remarks on influx of Bangladeshis into Assam and rise of political party triggering a controversy, the Army today said there was nothing political or religious in his comments and that he only emphasised the need for amalgamation of the region. While referring to "planned" influx of people from Bangladesh into the Northeast, Gen. Rawat, in an address at a seminar yesterday, talked about increase in Muslim population in several districts of Assam and rise of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), a political party which champions the cause of community. There is nothing political or religious in the talk. The Chief of Army Staff just mentioned amalgamation and development (of the region) in the seminar on the Northeast organised at the DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) Bhawan," said an Army source. Defending the Army Chief's comments, the source said even Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has spoken about amalgamation .
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