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Though heavy rainfall is the trigger, our construction practices of where and how are the biggest causes behind some of the most devastating landslides that are costing both lives and money for us.

Image shows a relatively well vegetated hill slope in #Manipur in 2009
When a railway line was built along the slope (alongwith many roads), lots of slope cutting, vegetation clearances took place in the region.

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On 24 June, @MohdAbuzarCh & @nikita_jain15 reported how after taking over part of sprawling Doloo Tea Estate for a new airport in #Silchar, #Assam, govt & management said no jobs would be lost.
Now, the estate has been locked.
In a notice pasted at the gates, the management said the estate was being shut “due to complete lawlessness” & “delay reporting (sic)”. No workers would be entitled to any benefits, such as food rations & wages, said the notice in English, which most workers cannot read
“... plucking round could not be maintained and the management of Daloo Tea estate has suffered an irreparable loss in terms of quantity and quality of tea produced,” read the notice. An MoU was signed in March between 3 unions & estate owners.
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#AssamFloods: How incessant rain and the Barak river in spate overwhelmed Silchar town

Large parts of the flood-ravaged state’s second-biggest urban centre are under water as the government struggles to rescue stranded residents.

#AssamFloods: “There is no electricity, no drinking water,” Biswas, who teaches at Silchar's Cachar College, told @ROKIBUZZAMAN2.

“In my lane, it is six-feet-deep water. Most of the city is under water.”
#AssamFloods: With an estimated population of three lakh, Silchar is the biggest town and commercial hub in Assam’s Barak Valley.

The city is now struggling to deal with the devastation caused by floods
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May 21, 1991: Most people I know, and who are in my age group, remember vividly where he or she was and what he or she was doing because of the shocking news of #RajivGandhi's assassination. If it didn't happen, remember, #DMK would have continued in power in #Tamilnadu.
The next #Tamilnadu election would have been in 1994. There would have been an #AIADMK for sure, but not #Jayalalithaa's servile party. In fact, I doubt if she would have been this important at all. The triumvirates who protected J from harm would have been very powerful too
#Rajiv would have come to power with a fractured mandate, but would have continued his reform path because of economic exigencies of that time. It would have been very possible that #Congress made yet another proper comeback in 1996, on the government delivering promises...
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#CommonGround: Tracking the scam in #Assam reveals that it began with a rush to add beneficiaries at a breakneck speed ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

The untold story of India’s Rs 3,000-crore farmer scheme scam

by @datelinedelhi, @snigdhapoonam
This week in #CommonGround

#Assam saw the highest amount being siphoned off under Modi government’s PM-Kisan scheme.

An investigation from the state by @datelinedelhi, @snigdhapoonam reveals how the scam worked.

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I have been thinking about samosas for the last week & here is a thread about them. For starters the Samosa comes from West Asia and was originally meat wrapped in a dough cone and fried - the sambusak! The only truly veg versions are all Indian! #Samosa #Sambusak #PunjabiSamosa
I grew up in Mumbai eating what is now known as the Parsi/Bohri Samosa and which I simply knew as a Samosa. Lightly spiced lamb mince cooked with onions, green chillies and corriander, stuffed into a triangular pocket made from flat precooked sheets of samosa patti. #Samosa
These were then slowly fried in hot (not too hot) oil till golded brown & served with a typically Parsi Green chutney made with coconut, mint, corriander, peppercorns, green chutney & lime juice. These treats were rare and cherished! #Samosa
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#AssamFiles -Myth of Bangladeshi illegal infiltration & Unspoken Atrocities on Bengalis in Assam: A 🧵to bring all the relevant facts so as to make people aware that the entire "Illegal infiltration" theory is based on political hoax.
There are wild claims by 'National' parties like Congress & BJP- on " Illegal Bangladeshi" immigrants across crossing over & staying in India ,however GOI has said it has No Data regarding this .
From 2015 to 2019 as per GOI data only 15000 Bangladeshis were given Indian citizenship , out of which 14,880 Bangladeshis being made citizens in 2015 after finding themselves living in Indian territory when the two countries agreed a land swap along the border.
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#Assam Government employees will get half-day special leave to watch ‘The Kashmir Files’.

They will have to only inform their superior officers & submit the tickets the next day.

This was informed by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma after he along with his Cabinet colleagues Image
and MLAs watched the movie at PVR Hall in City Centre, Guwahati on Tuesday (March 15) evening.

The Chief Minister also said that since there is no entertainment tax in Assam, so there is no point of its waiver.

"I would also like to clarify here that as Assam doesn’t have any
Entertainment Tax, there is no point of its waiver for #TheKashmirFiles," CM Sarma said in a tweet.

After watching the movie, CM Sarma also thanked and acknowledged the director Vivek Agnihotri.

"The Kashmiri Pandit genocide & their exodus are a blot on humanity.
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Today @rashtrapatibhvn laid foundation of a war memorial at Alaboi Battle site in #Assam .But how many of us really know that 10,000 brave Ahom soldiers had sacrificed their lives in this battle? Not yr fault,existing education system gets the credit here! ;)) Image

Like other great Kingdoms of #Bharat in that era, the great Ahom Kingdom had also come under several attacks, mostly by the Mughals. But the resistance from the brave Ahoms & mother nature’s blessings had always stood in between the Mughals & their victory. Image

The great Ahom Kingdom had many brave warriors who were known for their unmatched valor. But today the name “Lachit Borphukan” resonates across #Assam with utmost love & respect. To know how brave & skillful he was as a warrior,one has to read abt the Battle of Saraighat. Image
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#India is another country where #SARS_CoV_2 BA.2 is rapidly replacing #Delta & #Omicron BA.1. The pace of sharing sequences by India is very slow, median days from collection to deposition is 69 days according to GISAID. Genome sequencing among the states is not always fair.🧵 ImageImageImage
In the state of #Telangana #India, #Omicron BA.1 in the most recent dates are exclusively from #Hyderabad. Except for a couple cases, BA.2 positive samples were collected outside of Hyderabad. The last sequence from this state is from Jan 6, 2022. Image
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Just in | Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said that NOC from Forest department for Rs 6,000 cr has been received for #Kaziranga elevated corridor after Centre's clearance; rail cum road tunnel under #Brahmaputra in central #Assam has also been approved. | reports @rahconteur
#Assam CM #HimantaBiswaSarma said beginning with him, no ex-CMs in future will be entitled to govt accommodation, security and other benefits, from next week, CM's convoy to be reduced by 50% from the current 22 vehicles.
The Cabinet has also decided to cut PSO deployment by half from 4240 cops comprising 4 #Assam police battalions.
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#WatchtheState: Our weekly update on patterns of state violence in #India.

Here's a quick review of reported instances of #stateviolence. @project_polis

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Human rights activist Khurram Parvez sent to 3-week judicial custody, shifted to Tihar jail. #Kashmir…
"In #Kashmir, the draconian #UAPA terror law has become a lethal weapon to silence and intimidate: anyone can be arrested and disappeared indefinitely without any formal records." @suchitrav & @kiccovich:… via @project_polis
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.@OnReality_Check | "Those who are talking about violence are sought to be charged by filing these false (charges)," says Dushyant Dave, Senior Lawyer, Supreme Court, on the state's reaction to the violence in #Tripura, calling it a "pattern" in #BJP-ruled states. Image
.@OnReality_Check | @ShyamMeeraSingh, Journalist, NewsClick, who was charged with anti-terror laws for his tweets on #Tripura violence. Image
.@OnReality_Check | Sushmita Dev (@SushmitaDevAITC), Rajya Sabha MP and #TMC Spokesperson on violence in #Tripura. Image
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Y'day #OIC said about #Assam "systematic persecution and violence" against the Muslim community. Now, Here is some info about what is happening there. Some facts about encroachment in #Assam. @himantabiswa
On 8th November 1998, Late. SK Sinha, Governor of Assam, submitted a report on illegal immigration to Assam to the President of India. In that report, he mentioned that the large-scale illegal migration from BAN over several decades has been altering the demographic complexion.
The Committee for Protection of Land Rights of Indigenous People of Assam submitted their report on 30th December 2017.

In the report, they have categorically mentioned serious threats to the land right of the indigenous people of Assam and their very identity.
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.@OnReality_Check | @AmanWadud, Human Rights Lawyer on the BJP's claims that 'outsiders' were behind the violence amid the eviction drive in #Assam.
.@OnReality_Check | Bobbeeta Sharma (@bobbeeta_sharma), Assam Congress Spokesperson on the violence amid the eviction drive in #Assam.
.@OnReality_Check | Arunabh Saikia (@psychia90), Special Correspondent, The Scroll, on the violence amid the eviction drive in #Assam.
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This thread explains the situation prior to partition. Now let’s take an extensive look at the situation & discriminations that the native Assamese have faced into their own country due 2 appeasement, stupidity, political correctness, & vote bank politics.
Assam has been mentioned in religious epics like the Puranas, and also in the Mahabharata. In the epic Mahabharata, it was referred to as the land of Kirats with Pragjyotishpur as its capital.
Huen Tsang, the great Chinese traveler, visited this region in the 7th century (640 AD) when the kingdom of Kamrupa was under reign of the powerful king Bhaskarvarmana (594-650 AD).
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FACTS about #Dholpur incident #Assam

Dholpur, an area with 25,000 acres of land along with a 5,000-year-old Shiva temple and cave has been under illegal encroachment. More and more people are coming to settle, displacing the indigenous population.

30,000 acres of land has been encroached. The indigenous populations are affected by endless robbery & dacoity in the area.

Assam Govt took up an eviction initiative after discussion with local Muslim populations, in return of promising land as per land policy. They agreed.

Eviction drive was going on peacefully for 2 days, but 10,000 people attacked the cops today & they had to retaliate. 2 people lost lives with 8 injured.

The situation has been diluted & Assam govt has been constantly in touch with Muslim organisations to maintain peace.

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কৃষি, খাদ্য আৰু জলবায়ু পৰিৱৰ্তন।

জলবায়ু পৰিৱৰ্তনে কৃষিক কেনেদৰে প্ৰভাৱিত কৰে?

কৃষিয়ে জলবায়ু পৰিৱৰ্তনক কেনেদৰে প্ৰভাৱিত কৰে?

ইয়াৰ দ্বাৰা অসম কেনেকৈ প্ৰভাৱিত হয়?
Climate স্মাৰ্ট কৃষি কি?

A thread 🧵 (1/11)

#climateaction #climateemergency #agriculture
(2/11) সমগ্ৰ বিশ্বত ভোকাতুৰ লোকৰ সংখ্যা বাঢ়িছে: 690 million লোক

জলবায়ু পৰিৱৰ্তনে কৃষিক যথেষ্ট প্ৰভাৱিত কৰে।

1. বৰ্ধিত তাপমাত্ৰা
2. কীট-পতংগৰ সমস্যা।
3. বানপানী

#assam #ClimateCrisis Climate Change
(3/11) কৃষিয়ে জলবায়ু পৰিৱৰ্তনক প্ৰভাৱিত কৰে নেকি?

আপুনি জানি আচৰিত হ'ব- জলবায়ু পৰিৱৰ্তনৰ এটা কাৰণ হৈছে কৃষি

কৃষিয়ে বৰ্তমান মুঠ greenhouse gas 19-29% উৎপাদন কৰে।

#ClimateAction #agriculture
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Jorhat boat accident | As per the state's report, 50 people have been rescued and 70 are still missing, says NDRF Deputy Commandant P. Srivastava
Assam: Rescue operation continues in Brahmaputra river in Jorhat where two boats collided & one of them capsized yesterday

"70 passengers were on the boat that capsized. A woman has died. The operation continued throughout the night. It is still underway," an NDRF official says
#UPDATE | Two persons are still missing and 87 passengers were rescued & traced alive after two boats collided & one of them capsized in the Brahmaputra river in Jorhat, yesterday: Assam State Disaster Management Authority
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জলবায়ু পৰিৱৰ্তনৰ এটা মুখ্য সমস্যা হ'ল বৰ্ধিত উষ্ণতা। পৃথিৱীৰ তাপমাত্ৰা বাঢ়ি গৈ আছে

তেতিয়াহলে সূৰ্যৰ শক্তি হ্ৰাস কৰা টো সম্ভৱ নেকি? ⛅
Yes! Ingredientটো আমাৰ ENO পেকেটত উপলব্ধ! 😉
A thread
1 সৌৰ geo engineering
2 অসম ৰ বাবে এটা প্ৰশ্ন

Climate change #assam #ClimateEmergency
(2/n) জলবায়ু পৰিৱৰ্তনৰ ২ টা মুখ্য সমস্যা আছে
1 আমি কাৰ্বন নিৰ্গমন হ্ৰাস কৰিব লাগিব

২ আমি তাপমাত্ৰা ১.৫ ডিগ্ৰী অধিক বৃদ্ধি হোৱাটো বন্ধ কৰিব লাগিব

উষ্ণতা হ্ৰাস কৰিবলৈ আমাৰ ওচৰত এটা সমাধান থাকিব পাৰে

সৌৰ geoengineering

হাৰ্ভাৰ্ড বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ৰ সেইটো কৰাৰ পৰিকল্পনা আছিল!
(3/n) এইটো কি?

সৌৰ geoengineeringয়ে পৃথিৱীৰ পৃষ্ঠৰ পৰা সূৰ্যৰ ৰশ্মি প্ৰতিফলিত কৰে।

ই পৃথিৱীৰ পৃষ্ঠৰ উষ্ণতা হ্ৰাস কৰিব পাৰে।

হাৰ্ভাৰ্ডৰ এক্সপেৰিমেন্টটো কি আছিল? এইটো বিল গেটছৰ দ্বাৰাও পুঁজি যোগান ধৰা হৈছিল

#assam #Climate
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"India is the most dangerous country for Women & Minorities in the World"
19 year old girl was brutally beaten by their family members for talking to the male cousins on the phone. This incident took place in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh India.
A 21 year old tribal women was assaulted with sticks by her family members in Madhya Pardesh #India for allegedly eloping with a Dalit man.
In Uttar Pradesh #India, a man is beating her wife on order of village panchayat for allegedly having an affair and eloping with her lover.
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#WatchtheState: Our weekly update on patterns of #stateviolence in #India.

Here's a quick review of reported instances of state violence. @project_polis

Follow the thread for more:👇
Delhi Arrested 34 Under #UAPA in 2020. Here's Why the Home Ministry Won't List Them Out: The list comprises 26 Muslims, 21 Sikhs, 1 member of a Scheduled Tribe & 2 Hindus, both of whom were arrested for their role in protests against the #CAA. @thewire_in…
#UAPA prisoner’s life-threatening ailment remains untreated. Atiq Ur Rahman was arrested in 2020 along with Siddique Kappan & others. He suffers from Aortic regurgitation & for the past 10 months, Atiq has not received treatment or had access to medicines.…
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Fit India Freedom Run 2.0 has been launched nationwide today

Services Selection Board's #Freedom Run begins from Chitralekha Udyan, Tezpur, #Assam

#FitIndiaFreedomRun #Run4India #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav #AmritMahotsav
Fit India Freedom Run 2.0 has been launched nationwide today

@CISFHQrs personnel participating in #FitIndiaFreedomRun at Port Blair, Andaman

#FitIndiaFreedomRun #Run4India #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav #AmritMahotsav
#FitIndiaFreedomRun 2.0 launched nationwide today

@ITBP_official has organized #Freedom Run from Kaza, Himachal Pradesh

#Run4India #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav #AmritMahotsav
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#AzadiKaAmritMahotsav भाग म्हणून आयोजित #FitIndiaFreedomRun ची केंद्रीय मंत्री @ianuragthakur यांनी केली सुरुवात

दिल्ली सह, #FitIndiaFreedomRun कार्यक्रम देशभरातील 9 ऐतिहासिक स्थळांवर देखील आयोजित करण्यात येत आहे

महाराष्ट्रातील प्रसिद्ध ऐतिहासिक स्थळांवरही @Nyksindia कडून फ्रीडम रनचे आयोजन

@nsgblackcats कडून गेटवे ऑफ इंडियापासून करण्यात आलेल्या #FitIndiaFreedomRun ची ही काही क्षणचित्रे...

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