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VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 05, 2022

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Ministry Reviewing Proposals for Mine Extraction: Tolo News
The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum is considering the proposals submitted by companies for the extraction of eight major mines in the western provinces o....

The Boat Clinics of the Brahmaputra: Life, Hope, Healing

A few months back, the national lockdown to battle the Covid-19 was in its early critical phase and a boat clinic in Assam’s Dhemaji district on the mighty Brahmaputra was on its regular way to a routine camp on one of the thousands of islands or <....

In The Name of the Nation: India and Its Northeast by Sanjib Baruah, Stanford University Press: Stanford, 2020, 297 pp, ISBN: 9781503610705

In the Name of the Nation: India and its North East, authored by Sanjib Baruah interrogates the interaction of North East India with the territorial conceptions of the post colonial nation-state and state sovereignty. The North Eastern Region consist....

National Register of Citizen: Genesis and Way Forward

… any new step invites appreciation or challenges. NRC in Assam was also an experimental device to curb the menace of the illegal influx of population from the neighbouring countries. Taking a cue from this, many States in India is also expressing ....

Vimarsha: ‘India’s North-East: From Periphery to the Core’

As a part of Vivekananda International Foundatio’s (VIF) longest running series of lectures, Vimarsha, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, Minister of Finance and Health, Government of Assam, was invited to deliberate upon India’s strategically important Nor....

Winning Assam will help BJP in making further gains in North-East

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a marginal player in the Assam political scenario until its spectacular showing in the 2014 general elections for the Lok Sabha, has truly breached the north-eastern firewall that seemed impenetrable for decades and ....

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