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RANGAN DUTTA

( The writer is a retired IAS officer of the Assam – Meghalaya cadre and has served as Scientific Consultant in the office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India)

The North East Region And Its Vision For 2020

Not many in the north east today would perhaps recall that the North Eastern Region Vision 2020 document was adopted …

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Book Review : Assam – The Accord, The Discord By Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty

The title of Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty’s book ” Assam- The Accord The Discord and it’s cover page depicting the signing …

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Reality Check Of The Sixth Schedule In The North East

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The scrapping of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and its reorganisation into …

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Time Separatists Realise The Real Fact That Kashmir Has Been Integral To The ” Civilisational State” Of Bharat

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The decision of the Central Government to scrap special status allowed to Jammu and Kashmir and to reorganize the state …

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NRC Final List In Assam : Open A Pandora’s Box

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Open a Pandora’s box literally means” to do something that causes a lot of new problems that you did not …

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Has The Union Budget Met The Aspirations Of The North East Region ?

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It is somewhat unnerving to note that in the public discourse on budget these days the issue of balanced regional …

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Cooperation Between Sri Lanka And The North East Can Be A Game Changer

To many in the north east even a hint that the Easter terrorist outrage in Srilanka and her development experience …

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India’s North East – Looking At Its Pressing Issues, Challenges And Future Road Map

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The north east emerged as a distinct geo strategic region of great importance first during the Second World war in …

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Dissecting India’s Internal Security Scenario

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Security here refers to “the security of the state and the core values and institutions of the state and the …

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The Challenges That Democracy Faces In The 21st Century

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To appreciate this complex issue first define  state in its classical and modern forms stressing the basis of state formation …

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