‘We are committed to establishing Hollongi airport’: Arunacha…

The aPolitical 26th May, 2018 02:58 PM

Reacting to the allegations of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Takam Sanjoy that Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju was attempting to sabotage the proposed greenfield airport at Hollongi in Papum Pare district, the state government spokesperson on Friday said the BJP government was committed to construct the airport at Hollongi. In […]

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Arunachal rights cases resolved

The Telegraph India 27th May, 2018 12:58 AM

The matters considered included atrocities on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes by Chakma and Hajong people, healthcare, dilapidated roads and non-implementation of the Right to Education Act, lack of basic amenities for villagers at the ...

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‘We are totally committed to construct the Hollongi airport’:…

The aPolitical 26th May, 2018 02:58 PM

Reacting to the allegations of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Takam Sanjoy that Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju was attempting to sabotage the proposed greenfield airport at Hollongi in Papum Pare district, the state government spokesperson on Friday said the BJP government was “totally committed for the construction of an airport […]

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Arunachal govt assures NHRC to pay Rs. 2 lakh to custody death vi…

The aPolitical 26th May, 2018 11:15 AM

The Arunachal Pradesh government on Friday assured the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to comply with its earlier recommendation to pay Rs. 2 lakh to the next of kin of deceased Pintu Chakma, who died in custody in 2014. The complaint was filed by New Delhi-based human rights watchdog, Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR). […]

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Statement on Status of Greenfield Airport at Holongi

Arunachal Chakma News 26th May, 2018 12:36 AM

ITANAGAR, MAY 25: The State Government under Hon’ble Chief Minister Pema Khandu has been, from day one, pursuing with the Government of India to speed up the process of construction of the Greenfield Airport at Hollongi despite setbacks inflicted by various factors like PIL against the shifting of the project to Hollongi, agitations, allegations, etc and passed on to the present government. On the...

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Aapsu opposes selection of Chakma, Hajong candidates by Arunachal…

Times of India 25th May, 2018 12:34 PM

ITANAGAR: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (Aapsu) has demanded that the Chakma and Hajong candidates who have reportedly been selected in the North East Regional Institute of Science & Technology (Nerist) Entrance Exam, 2018 be ...

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Citizenship Bill Protests Gather Momentum: Arunachal CM Gets Flak…

The Citizen 25th May, 2018 10:40 AM

The Congress state unit also said that Khandu's statement that illegal immigrants will not be allowed to enter the state is “unconvincing” considering that Chakma, Hajong, and Tibetan refugees who have been settled in the state “are enjoying all ...and more »

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Mizo National Front rules out pre-poll alliance with BJP in Mizoram

Hindustan Times 25th May, 2018 09:29 AM

JV Hluna, president of the BJP's state unit, said the party's decision to take the support of six elected members of the Congress instead of the MNF in the recently held polls to the Chakma Autonomous District Council may have upset Zoramthanga. After ...

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CRDS Scholar Award 2018 for Chakmas students

Arunachal Chakma News 24th May, 2018 06:57 PM

The Chakma Rights and Development Society (CRDS) has set up a scholarship programs with a lump sum cash award and a citation in order to create a culture of merit amongst students belonging to Chakma community who are appearing their Boards at 10 and 12 levels. Minimum Eligibility requirements: Must have at least scored 60% from a school located in Chakma area/ sub-division and belonging to Chakma...

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CRDS Scholar Award 2018 for Chakma students

Arunachal Chakma News 24th May, 2018 06:57 PM

The Chakma Rights and Development Society (CRDS) has set up a scholarship programs with a lump sum cash award and a citation in order to create a culture of merit amongst students belonging to Chakma community who are appearing their Boards at 10 and 12 levels. Minimum Eligibility requirements: Must have at least scored 60% from a school located in Chakma area/ sub-division and belonging to Chakma...

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Arunachal Pradesh: NHRC to hear “suffering of Chakma and Hajong…

The aPolitical 24th May, 2018 02:27 PM

The National Human Rights Commission is set to hear the grievances of the public including Chakma and Hajong communities in its Camp Sitting and Open Hearing at Dorjee Khandu Convention Centre at Itanagar in Aruanachal Pradesh on Friday, 25 May. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the nation’s top human rights body said it will […]

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Arunachal Pradesh: NHRC hearing to be held on Friday

thenortheasttoday.com 24th May, 2018 10:33 AM

ITANAGAR, May 24, 2018: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to hold an open hearing in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday to deal with 57 cases, including complaints of poor amenities along the Sino-Indian border, problems of Chakma and Hajongs ...and more »

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AAPSU seeking cancellation of Chakma candidate names from NEE res…

Arunachal Chakma News 24th May, 2018 09:33 AM

ACN Staff Reporter DIYUN, MAY 24: In a release, AAPSU sought cancellation of Chakma-Hajong names from NEE results is misplaced and ill informed and has drawn profound criticism from the national Chakma organizations. Claiming that a number of Chakmas and Hajongs have qualified for the NEE-2018 under Mizoram seats, the AAPSU apprised its director regarding the recent result of the NEE-2018 and said...

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AAPSU seeks cancellation of Chakma-Hajong names from NEE results

The Arunachal Times 24th May, 2018 02:26 AM

Claiming that a number of Chakmas and Hajongs have qualified for the NEE-2018 under Mizoram seats, the AAPSU apprised its director regarding the recent result of the NEE-2018 and said that they (Chakma and Hajong) must be replaced with eligible tribal ...

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NHRC hearing on Friday

The Telegraph India 24th May, 2018 02:17 AM

Guwahati: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will hold an open hearing in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday to deal with 57 cases, including complaints of poor amenities along the Sino-Indian border, problems of Chakma and Hajongs and ...

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NHRC hearing in Itanagar on Friday

The Telegraph India 24th May, 2018 12:09 AM

Guwahati: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will hold an open hearing in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday to deal with 57 cases, including complaints of poor amenities along the Sino-Indian border, problems of Chakma and Hajongs and ...

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AAPSU once again bullies NERIST to disqualify the qualified Chak…

Arunachal Chakma News 23rd May, 2018 10:25 PM

ITANAGAR, MAY 23: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) visited NERIST the premier educational institute of the State apprised the Director regarding the recent result of NEE-2018. "Through reliable sources the recent NERIST entrance result the numbers of Chakma & Hajongs have been found to be qualified for the NEE-2018 Exams under Mizoram seats. The problem is that the Chakma...

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Rohingya militants massacred 99 Hindus execution-style in a singl…

The aPolitical 23rd May, 2018 01:40 PM

International rights group Amnesty International on Tuesday said that Rohingya militants massacred scores of Hindu villagers in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in August last year. The rights groups latest report revealed that Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) militants brandishing guns and swords is responsible for at least one, and potentially a second, massacre of up to […]

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Neso stages protests in NE state capitals against citizenship bill

NYOOOZ 22nd May, 2018 03:32 PM

If the bill is passed in Parliament, we will intensify our protests," NSF president K Christopher Ltu said. The bill, if passed, will end up granting citizenship to thousands of Chakma Buddhists who migrated to the state illegally. He added, "The Joint ...and more »

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NHRC to hear custodial death case of Pintu Chakma on May 25

Arunachal Chakma News 22nd May, 2018 10:42 AM

NEW DELHI, MAY 22: The National Human Rights Commission is decided to hear the custodial death case of Pintu Chakma with the Arunachal Pradesh Government in the upcoming open hearing scheduled on 25 May at Itanagar. The Commission on Thursday issued notice u/s 18 of Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 to State’s Chief Secretary to show cause by 25 May at the Itanagar open hearing as to why it...

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Protests Across NE: “Warning to Centre, We Will Fight Against C…

The Citizen 22nd May, 2018 07:55 AM

The Supreme Court had in 2015 ordered that citizenship should be granted to the Buddhist Chakma and Hindu Hajong people who were settled by the Indian government in Arunachal Pradesh during the 1960s after their displacement from the Chittagong ...and more »

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Purple wall of silence at Western over pay for execs

The London Free Press 22nd May, 2018 03:14 AM

While Western University President Amit Chakma says he won't take the money and run when he completes his second term next year, officials there won't say under what circumstance they might pay him nearly $1 million to work for the school in some other ...

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DNC nabs 68 drug peddlers

newagebd.net 22nd May, 2018 01:06 AM

During the special drives, the DNC mobile courts also sentenced 24 suspects to jail on different terms, according to an official release issued on Monday. DNC deputy director Mukul Jyoti Chakma said that the special drives against drug peddling will ...

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AAPSU protests against Citizenship Amendment Bill, questions Pema…

The Arunachal Times 22nd May, 2018 01:00 AM

AAPSU president Hawa Bagang urged the people of the state not to encourage Chakma and Hajong refugees by employing them. He also sought deletion of Chakma and Hajong names that have allegedly been included illegally in the electoral rolls in some ...and more »

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Mizoram: MZP continues threatens to Identify Unauthorized Chakma …

Arunachal Chakma News 21st May, 2018 11:30 PM

AIZWAL, MAY 21: Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) and State government officials will identify the unauthorized Chakma villages across the state. The decision has taken at a meeting was held between Government officials and MZP under the leadership of Local Administration secretary R. Lalramnghaka, said MZP leaders. In last week, the All India Chakma Social Forum (AICSF) has approached the Supreme Court...

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Protests over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in three northeastern …

Times of India 21st May, 2018 09:12 PM

Urging the state government to work for the interest of the state, the AAPSU president also requested the Election Commission to delete all names of Chakma and Hajong refugees from the electoral rolls. In Kohima, members of the Naga Students ...and more »

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Protest over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Arunachal

Business Standard 21st May, 2018 04:10 PM

Urging the state government to work for the interest of the state, the AAPSU president requested the Election Commission to delete all names of Chakma and Hajong refugees from the electoral rolls. "We have even asked the people of the state to refrain ...and more »

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Violence against Jummas continues in CHT; Once again military bac…

Arunachal Chakma News 21st May, 2018 02:47 PM

KHAGRACHARI, MAY 21: Muslim settlers with the help of Police and Army continuously attack the Jumma communities to evict them and grab their lands in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT). A huge group of muslim settlers went to grab the land where Police and Armies have seen along with them at nearby a Buddhist Monastery in Babuchera under Dighinala  sub-district of Khagrchari this morning. The Muslim...

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Mizoram to Identify Unauthorised Villages

NorthEast Today 21st May, 2018 12:00 PM

MZP leaders informed the meeting that many illegal or unauthorized villages have been established in Lunglei district and Mamit district, which were occupied mainly by “illegal Chakma and Bru immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh”. The student ...and more »

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Mizoram to launch crusade against illegal and unauthorized villages

Northeast Now 21st May, 2018 10:38 AM

According to MZP leaders these unauthorized villages in Lunglei and Mamit districts were occupied mainly by 'illegal Chakma and Bru immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh'. The student leaders further alleged that the State Government provided ...and more »

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The long pending Chakma and Hajong issue

The Arunachal Times 21st May, 2018 02:42 AM

It is a very shameful to highlight that Chakma & Hajong(C&H) refugee issues has attained the Golden Jubilee status but still the issues are pending. Let me remind you all, since from last five decades C & H issues were the headline of the State; but ...and more »

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Survey of illegal villages

The Telegraph India 21st May, 2018 12:18 AM

Aizawl: Government officials and Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) leaders will carry out a survey of unauthorised settlements in Mizoram. In a meeting between officials and MZP leaders held recently, union leaders alleged that illegal Chakma and Bru migrants ...and more »

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Mizoram to identify unauthorised villages

Morung Express 20th May, 2018 11:11 PM

The federation alleged that the threats have been issued despite a stay order dated 8 January 2016 from the Gauhati High Court not to evict the Chakma villagers, It sought Chief Justice of India, Dipak Mishra to personally intervene to uphold the rule ...

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NHRC to hear Pintu Chakma custody death case at Itanagar

The aPolitical 20th May, 2018 12:25 PM

The National Human Rights Commission is scheduled to take up the custodial death case of Pintu Chakma with the Arunachal Pradesh government in the upcoming open hearing scheduled on 25 May at Itanagar. The Commission on Thursday issued notice u/s 18 of Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 to State’s Chief Secretary to show cause […]

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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: It is not Chakma and Hajong but oth…

Arunachal Chakma News 19th May, 2018 12:24 AM

ITANAGAR, MAY 18: The Arunachal Pradesh Chakma Students' Union (APCSU), the influential students’ body has cleared its stand on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill) 2016, the bill proposes to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955 and make minority communities of Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh eligible for applying for Indian citizenship and...

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People's Party of Arunachal PPA asks Khandu Govt to hold meet on …

APN News 18th May, 2018 06:00 PM

BJP Government in the State for maintaining stoic silence on the issues of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and the Chakma-Hajong and Tibetan refugees.The regional outfit has suggested the State Government to convene a meeting of all stakeholders, ...

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People's Party of Arunachal PPA asks Khandu Govt to hold meet on …

APN News 18th May, 2018 06:00 PM

If Tibetan refugees start getting citizenship after staying in India for just six years, soon Arunachal Pradesh will be dominated by Tibetans and Chakma-Hajongs, the party said. Making a mention that Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has said ...

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No end in sight for violent factional politics in CHT

Dhaka Tribune 18th May, 2018 09:58 AM

Samar Chakma, the student affairs secretary of JSS (MN Larma) of Mohalchari upazila unit told the Dhaka Tribune that UPDF had sent two gunmen, who were caught red-handed to Khagrachhari sadar's Tetultola, where Barma was in their custody.

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What went down in Rangamati on May 4

Dhaka Tribune 18th May, 2018 12:50 AM

A convoy of eight vehicles with around 200 mourners was on its way to the funeral of the Naniarchar Upazila Parishad chairman Shaktimaan Chakma who had been gunned down the day before. But things were about to get bloodier. The leader of the ethnic ...

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Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016: Arunachal govt maintains utte…

The Arunachal Times 18th May, 2018 12:34 AM

[Nellie N Manpoong]. ITANAGAR, May 17: Barely eight months after Arunachal Pradesh erupted in violence against granting citizenship status to the Chakma and Hajong residing in the state, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, has caused another furore ...

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BJP and Congress join hands in Mizoram to run Chakma council

Zoram Observer 17th May, 2018 06:49 PM

BJP leader Shanti Jiban Chakma sworn in as CEM Aizawl: After more than a week of impasse on council formation, BJP leaders Shanti Jiban Chakma, who was elected leader of United Legislature Party (ULP), formed jointly by elected members of BJP and Congress was sworn in as Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Chakma Autonomous District […]

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Notification w.r.t. the allocation of Portfolios of the Executive…

CADC Website 17th May, 2018 06:13 PM

In excercise of the powers conferred by Rule 30 of the Chakma Autonomous District Council (Constitution & Conduct of Business etc.) Rules 2002, the portfolios among the members of the Executive Committee of the 10th Chakma Autonomous District Council are allocated as shown below with immediate effect. Full Notification

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Chakmas: The Original Citizens of India

Arunachal Chakma News 17th May, 2018 05:08 PM

By Nikhil Chakma Chakmas were inhabitants of a country extending from Lumbini (Nepal) to Eastern India (Bihar, West Bengal, Assam) during the time of the Buddha (6th century BCE). The generic term 'Chakma' was derived from Sakya, the clan in which the Buddha was born. Sak became Chak. Ma means people or men. Chakma means people who are descendants of the Sakya. During the Buddhist period (6th BCE...

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CADC Budget 2018 presented; Discussion and voting on May 21, 2018

CADC Website 17th May, 2018 04:38 PM

Kamalanagar, May 17, 2018: Dg. Shati Jiban Chakma, CEM, CADC presented the first Budget of 10th Chakma Autonomous District Council for the fiscal year 2018-19 in the second sitting of the CADC Budget Session which started on May 14. The budget will be discussed and voted on May 21, in the final sitting of the […]

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Kaptai Dam: "Tear of Chittagong Hill Tracts" and Chakma Exodus

Arunachal Chakma News 17th May, 2018 04:26 PM

Kaptai Dam By Nikhil Chakma The Pakistani military regime occupied Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) on 20 August 1947. It built Asia's largest hydroelectric dam (in terms of land area inundated) on the Karnaphuli River at Kaptai in the Rangamati Hill District of CHT in the early 1960s without consultation with and compensation for affected local indigenous people. The dam, a 'development project' for...

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Mizoram: AICSF approaches Supreme Court against eviction of Chakm…

The aPolitical 17th May, 2018 02:17 PM

The All India Chakma Social Forum (AICSF) has approached the Supreme Court against threats from some non-state entities to forcibly evict the Chakma villagers from Tuichawng Chhuah village under Tuichawng Village Council in Lunglei district after Friday, the 18 May 2018. This threat has been issued despite a stay order dated 8 January 2016 from […]

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Indian Army: Two Chakma in Blue Helmets

Arunachal Chakma News 17th May, 2018 08:55 AM

Dr Phalgooni Chakma of the Assam Rifles receiving UN peacekeeping medal from UN DPKO Dr. Phalgooni Chakma, Commandant in the Assam Rifles and Major Ben Johnson Chakma of the Indian Army. They were deployed for UN peace keeping missions last year. The UN has awarded both of them with UN peacekeeping awards for the outstanding services. Major Ben Johnson Chakma got promoted from Indian Army Captain...

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PPA flays state govt, calls for high-level meeting on Citizenship…

The Arunachal Times 17th May, 2018 01:55 AM

ITANAGAR, May 16: The People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) has flayed the alleged lackadaisical attitude of the Pema Khandu led BJP government of the state on the issues of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and Chakma-Hajong and Tibetan refugees.

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Executive Committee of 10th CADC formed

CADC Website 16th May, 2018 04:35 PM

Kamalanagar, May 16, 2018: The eight member Executive Committee of the newly elected 10th Chakma Autonomous District Council has been formed today with Dg. Anil Kanti Chakma, MDC, 4-Bajeisora, Dg. Hiranand Tongchangya, MDC, 16-Damdep, Dgb. Kusum Lota Chakma, MDC, 2-Borapansury-II, Dg. Sanjeev Chakma, MDC, 7-Kamalanagar ‘W’, Dg. Mohan Chakma, MDC, 20-Parva, Dg. Buban Kumar Chakma, […]

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7 Executive Members in Chakma District Council

The Kamalanagar Times 16th May, 2018 04:10 PM

Seven MDCs (Members of District Council) were sworn in as Executive Members in the Chakma Autonomous District Council in southern Mizoram today at Kamalanagar, the Council’s headquarters. Executive Members of CADC are equivalent to Cabinet Ministers at State level. The Governor of Mizoram Lt Gen (retd) Nirbhay Sharma on […]

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Mizoram: Executive Members of Chakma District Council appointed

The aPolitical 16th May, 2018 03:16 PM

The Governor of Mizoram Lt Gen (retd) Nirbhay Sharma on Tuesday appointed seven Members of District Councils as Executive Members in the Bharatiya Janata Party-Congress alliance government in the Chakma Autonomous District Council in Lawngtlai district. A notification issued on Tuesday by the District Council & Minority Affairs Department of Mizoram said the Governor is […]

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NHRC to take up the case of illegal detention of Chakma boy at It…

The aPolitical 16th May, 2018 01:51 PM

The National Human Rights Commission will take up the 2012 case of illegal detention of a minor Chakma boy during its upcoming open hearing scheduled to be held at Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre, Indra Gandhi Park, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh on 25 May. The Commission on Tuesday directed the concerned State officials to remain present […]

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photo - (satire) (press release) (bl

Prothom Alo English 16th May, 2018 01:31 PM

The photo was recently taken by Supriya Chakma. Water apple flower blooms at Dhulipara, Sadar Dokkhin upazila, Cumilla on 15 May. The photo of the hen and ducklings was taken from Babupara, Ishwardi, Pabna by. An owl perched on a branch of a tree.

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Murderous Noa-Dihing Claims Lives Of Yet Another 2 Promising Chak…

Arunachal Chakma News 15th May, 2018 04:19 PM

                                                                              Dead body Sunil Chakma By Anton Chakma Diyun: Come Monsoon, every season, one can only be sure that yet another tragic episode of people losing their precious lives as a result of drowning in the Noa-Dihing river is only getting ready to unfold. This year, the first victims of the murderous Noa-Dihing happen to be two...

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UP chairman jailed for possessing Yaba - (satire) (press release) (bl

United News of Bangladesh 14th May, 2018 09:17 AM

Naresh Chakma, company commander of Rab-11, said tipped off, a team of Rab raided the office of Mosharef and arrested him along with 5 pieces of Yaba tablets around 10:30pm. Later, he was produced before a mobile court led by executive magistrate Md ...

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UP chairman jailed for possessing Yaba

United News of Bangladesh 14th May, 2018 09:09 AM

Naresh Chakma, company commander of Rab-11, said tipped off, a team of Rab raided the office of Mosharef and arrested him along with 5 pieces of Yaba tablets around 10:30pm. Later, he was produced before a mobile court led by executive magistrate Md ...

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Young social entrepreneur seeks to help asylum seekers integrate …

The Japan Times 13th May, 2018 03:39 PM

After the two-week program, she headed on her own to the Chittagong Hill Tracts, a region in the southeastern part of the country where the Chakma ethnic minority had been clashing for decades with the Bengali government over land rights and autonomy.

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PPA, Cong jointly oppose bill

The Telegraph India 13th May, 2018 01:17 AM

Moreover, he said, the bill has been introduced at a time when Arunachal is already under the serious threat of Chakma-Hajong and Tibetan refugees. "This bill, if implemented, will reduce the indigenous tribal people of our region into minorities," he ...and more »

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Awami League suspects conspiracy against govt using regional issue

Dhaka Tribune 12th May, 2018 11:47 PM

The party leaders are assuming the murder of Rangamati's Naniarchar Upazila Chairman Shaktimaan Chakma and the killings in the hilly areas is part of the conspiracy against them. Several leaders have claimed BNP is involved in this scheme. Awami ...

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Two held over Rangamati murder

The Daily Star 12th May, 2018 11:41 PM

Members of joint forces in special drive arrested Su Autish Chakma, alias Tantu Moni Chakma, a staff member of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti central office, and Kiron Jyothi Chakma, secretary of Kutukchhari union, in the early hours Saturday, ...

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BJP’s identities in Mizoram: Hindu BJP, Buddhist BJP, Christian BJP

The Kamalanagar Times 12th May, 2018 09:00 PM

Across the nation – in fact, across the globe – the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which rules the government at the Centre, is often called a “Hindu nationalist” party or saffron party. But in the Northeast, the BJP has adapted to the unique cultural identity of the region […]

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Mizoram: CM responds to liquor factory allegations; says govt did…

thenortheasttoday.com 12th May, 2018 12:21 PM

Thanhawla's denial came a week after the MNF had alleged that the State government was constructing a liquor factory at Chawngte 'C' on the Udalthana Road in Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) area in south Mizoram's Lawngtlai district.and more »

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Citizenship bill to have 'annihilating' effect on Arunachal: APCC, PPA

Northeast Now 12th May, 2018 10:35 AM

The joint statement also stated that the bill is introduced at a time when the state is already under the serious threat of Chakma-Hajong and Tibetan refugees. Kaling Jerang of PPA also expressed surprise over the stoic silence maintained by state ...and more »

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AITA Super Series : Aman Adil clinches boys' singles title, Ishik…

Arunachal Chakma News 12th May, 2018 10:26 AM

Imphal, May 11 2018: Aman Adil Tezabwala of Maharashtra clinched boys' singles title while Ishika chakma of Assam lifted the girls' singles title of the AITA Super Series for U-16 boys and girls organised by Manipur Tennis Association under the supervision of All India Tennis Association at Officers' Club's Deco Turf Tennis Court, Lamphelpat. Altogether 46 players (29 boys and 17 girls) from...

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Liquor factory in CADC: CM Lal Thanhawla clarifies

The Kamalanagar Times 12th May, 2018 08:38 AM

The liquor factory which the Mizo National Front said was being set up by State government of Mizoram was actually being set up not by  the state government but by the Chakma Autonomous District Council government in South Mizoram, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla clarified on  Friday. Thanhawla’s denial […]

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AITA Super Series : Aman Adil clinches boys' singles title, Ishik…

E-Pao.net 12th May, 2018 08:08 AM

Imphal, May 11 2018: Aman Adil Tezabwala of Maharashtra clinched boys' singles title while Ishika chakma of Assam lifted the girls' singles title of the AITA Super Series for U-16 boys and girls organised by Manipur Tennis Association under the ...

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AITA Super Series : Aman Adil clinches boys' singles title, Ishik…

E-Pao.net 12th May, 2018 08:08 AM

Imphal, May 11 2018: Aman Adil Tezabwala of Maharashtra clinched boys' singles title while Ishika chakma of Assam lifted the girls' singles title of the AITA Super Series for U-16 boys and girls organised by Manipur Tennis Association under the ...

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No liquor factory construction by government: Mizoram CM

Morung Express 12th May, 2018 06:06 AM

Thanhawla's denial came a week after the MNF had alleged that the State government was constructing a liquor factory at Chawngte 'C' on the Udalthana Road in Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) area in south Mizoram's Lawngtlai district.

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118 sued over Naniarchar six murders

newagebd.net 11th May, 2018 05:30 PM

Rupam Chakma, an assistant of Shaktiman Chakma, who also received injuries in the attack on May 3, filed a murder case mentioning names of 46 people with Naniarchar police station seven days after the incident on Wednesday, said Md Alamgir Kabir, ...

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AITA Super Series Bhusan, Rahul face defeat in semi-final

The Sangai Express 11th May, 2018 10:09 AM

In the semi-final, Simran Ahmed edged out Shatavisha Ghosh by 2-1 sets (4-6, 6-3, 7-5) to meet Ishika Chakma in the final match. Girls Doubles final. Ishika Chakma and Shatavisha Ghosh clinched the Girls doubles title defeating the pair of Simran Ahmed ...

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AITA Super Series : Bhusan, Rahul face defeat in semi-final

E-Pao.net 11th May, 2018 08:04 AM

Imphal, May 10 2018: Bushan Haobam and Rahul Joshua Pamei were defeated in their respective semi-final matches today of the ongoing AITA Super Series for U-16 boys and girls organised by Manipur Tennis Association under the aegis of All India ...

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AITA Super Series : Bhusan, Rahul face defeat in semi-final

E-Pao.net 11th May, 2018 08:04 AM

Imphal, May 10 2018: Bushan Haobam and Rahul Joshua Pamei were defeated in their respective semi-final matches today of the ongoing AITA Super Series for U-16 boys and girls organised by Manipur Tennis Association under the aegis of All India ...

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Special art show at Abinta Gallery from Friday - (satire) (press…

United News of Bangladesh 10th May, 2018 08:45 PM

Eminent artists of Bangladesh Hamiduzzaman Khan and Kanak Chanpa Chakma will inaugurate the exhibition while chairperson of Abinta Gallery of Fine Arts Nilu Rowshon Murshed will preside over the inaugural ceremony. Nilu Rowshon Murshed said ...

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Arunachal opposition questions BJP-led govt silence on Chakma-Haj…

Arunachal Chakma News 10th May, 2018 03:46 PM

ITANAGAR, MAY 10: The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which seeks to give citizenship to Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jains, Parsis, and Sikhs from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan who came to India on or before December 31, 2014 has been mostly met with fears and opposition in Assam and Meghalaya. While concerns have been raised by civil society organisations in Arunachal...

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Arunachal Opposition Questions Govt Silence On Citizenship Issue …

The Citizen 10th May, 2018 03:10 PM

... with representatives from various organisations, including the All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) which has historically opposed the settlement of the Buddhist Chakma and Hindu Hajong people who were settled in parts of Arunachal Pradesh ...

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Arunachal Opposition Questions Govt Silence On Citizenship Issue …

The Citizen 10th May, 2018 03:10 PM

... with representatives from various organisations, including the All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) which has historically opposed the settlement of the Buddhist Chakma and Hindu Hajong people who were settled in parts of Arunachal Pradesh ...

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BJP-IPFT clashes force Biplab to hold emergency meeting

NYOOOZ 10th May, 2018 01:45 PM

Hundreds of IPFT supporter then blocked the Chawmanu-Maynama road, demanding BJP MLA of Chowmanu, Shambu Lal Chakma, must come and address their grievances. BJP MLA of Korbok in Gomati district, Burba Mohan Tripura , was reportedly ...

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2 cases filed for Shaktiman, Borma killings

The Daily Star 10th May, 2018 02:51 AM

Two cases were filed against 118 people yesterday in connection with the killing of six people, including Jana Sanghati Samity (JSS) MN Larma Group vice-president and Naniarchar upazila chairman Shaktiman Chakma and Democratic UPDF chief Tapan ...

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Today's Gallery (2018.05.10)

The Daily Star 9th May, 2018 11:22 PM

Litchi growers are busy selling their produce since its short season began. The farmers bring in their harvest from remote hills by boats to Banarupa Samata Ghat in Rangamati town. Depending on the quality, each of the fruit is sold for Tk 2-2.5. The ...

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Tripura: Govt. reconstitutes Advisory Committee for development o…

thenortheasttoday.com 9th May, 2018 09:12 PM

The Advisory Committee for Development of Chakma language has many prominent names including Sambhulal Chakma (Chairman), Niranjan Chakma and Aniruddha Chakma (Members) who have been at the forefront of the Chakma language movement in the state. One of ...

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2 cases filed over Naniarchar upazila chairman murder, 4 others -…

Prothom Alo English 9th May, 2018 07:30 PM

Besides, Ochin Chakam, a relative of slain Tapan Jyoti Chakma, chief of Gonotrantik UPDF, filed another case mentioning names of 72 people with the police station in connection with the attack on 4 May which left four indigenous people, including Tapan ...and more »

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2 cases filed over killing of Naniarchar UZ chairman, 4 others

The Daily Star 9th May, 2018 07:14 PM

Rupam Chakma, an assistant of Shaktiman Chakma, who also received injuries in the attack on May 3, filed a murder case mentioning names of 46 people with Naniarchar police station seven days after the incident on Wednesday, said Md Alamgir Kabir, ...and more »

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2 cases filed over killing of Naniarchar UZ chairman, 4 others | …

The Daily Star 9th May, 2018 06:52 PM

Two separate cases have been filed in connection with the killing of Rangamati's Naniarchar upazila chairman advocate Shaktiman Chakma and four other ...and more »

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Two cases filed over Naniarchar attack

Dhaka Tribune 9th May, 2018 05:32 PM

Asin Chakma, an activist of United People's Democratic Front (Ganatantrik), filed the other case the same day against 72 unknown people. On Thursday, 55-year old Shaktiman, also a leader of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (MN Larma faction ...and more »

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2 cases filed over killing of Naniarchar UPZ chairman, 4 others -…

United News of Bangladesh 9th May, 2018 05:08 PM

Rangamati, May 9 (UNB) – Two separate cases have been filed in connection with the killing of Naniarchar upazila chairman advocate Shaktiman Chakma and four other people in separate attacks on May 3,4. Rupam Chakma, an assistant of Shaktiman Chakma ...

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Tripura: Chakma language advisory committee reconstituted

The aPolitical 9th May, 2018 10:33 AM

The Governor of Tripura, Tathagata Roy has reconstituted the Advisory Committee for Development of Chakma language in the state under the Chairmanship of Sambhulal Chakma, Member of Legislative Assembly. The notification was issued in this regard by the Directorate of Kokborok and Other Minority Languages, Government of Tripura on 27 April. The ethnic Chakma tribals […]

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Advisory Committee for Development of Chakma Language reconstituted

Arunachal Chakma News 9th May, 2018 10:06 AM

Agartala, 9th May, 2018: The BJP government of Tripura on 27th April '2018 had notified the reconstitution of Advisory Committee for Development of Chakma Language. The latest development is a feat for the Chakmas as they have been fighting CPIM government’s negligence to save and develop Chakma Script and Language for decades. The new Advisory Committee for Development of Chakma Language will be...

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Happy that BJP could form govt in Chakma Council: Central Minister

The Kamalanagar Times 8th May, 2018 02:21 PM

Union Minister State for Road Transport and Highways Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya held in interaction with party supporters at the BJP office in Aizawl during his visit to the state of Mizoram on 5th May. During the interacting, he expressed happiness over the formation of the BJP-led government […]

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Buddhist group support NDA-Government’s move to grant citizensh…

Arunachal Chakma News 8th May, 2018 05:12 AM

GUWAHATI, MAY 8: The Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 has found support from Buddhist body representatives who were in Guwahati to attend the 1st International Buddhist Conference organised by Global Buddhist Foundation. Sulekha Kumbhare of the National Commission for Buddhist Minority said Buddhist people facing persecution in neighboring countries should be given citizenship and shelter in India.

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MZP warns government against including Chakmas under Category-I

Zoram Observer 8th May, 2018 02:25 AM

Aizawl: Mizoram’s apex student body, the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) on Saturday warned the state government not to include Chakma students under category-I reservation to avail technical seat under the state’s quota. Speaking to reporters at a press conference here on Saturday, MZP president L. Ramdinliana Renthlei said the student body is firm on its stand that category- […]

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Mizo National Front opposes liquor factory in Mizoram

Zoram Observer 8th May, 2018 02:10 AM

Aizawl (zoramobserver.com): Mizoram main opposition party, the Mizo National Front (MNF) on Saturday strongly opposed the setting up of liquor factory in the state. The MNF’s position came after a report that the state government is currently constructing liquor factory in Lawngtlai district in the southern part of the state. MNF general secretary R Rohmingliana told a press conference here on Saturday that the state […]

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Union minister blames Mizoram government for poor roads

Zoram Observer 8th May, 2018 01:59 AM

Aizawl: Union minister of state for road transport and highway Mansuk L. Mandaviya on Saturday rained huge attack on Congress-led Mizoram government for poor road condition across the state and accused of it neglecting highway development and not fully utilizing fund sanctioned by the Centre for the purpose of road improvement in the state. Addressing a welcome […]

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Rangamati hartal postponed

Dhaka Tribune 7th May, 2018 10:27 PM

Earlier, the two organizations enforced the shutdown in the district at 6am protesting the killings of five people on their way to attend the funeral of the slain Naniarchar Upazila Parishad Chairman Shaktiman Chakma on Friday. The vehicular movement ...

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Lightning kills 9 in four districts

Dhaka Tribune 7th May, 2018 08:31 PM

Nine people, including a schoolgirl, were killed in separate incidents of lightning strikes in Sunamganj, Sherpur, Habiganj, and Moulvibazar districts on Monday. In Habiganj, two farmers were killed and another was injured when a thunderbolt struck ...and more »

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Chittagong Hill Tracts: UNPFII Urges Respect of Accord Amidst Vio…

UNPO 7th May, 2018 07:55 PM

The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Accord was seen as a landmark step towards peace and reconciliation between the Bangladeshi government and the varied indigenous peoples of the CHT. Yet its implementation has been found wanting no thanks to ...and more »

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Lightning kills 8 in 4 distrcits - (satire) (press release) (bl

United News of Bangladesh 7th May, 2018 07:42 PM

Dhaka, May 7 (UNB) – Eight people, including a schoolgirl, were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike in Habiganj, Sunamganj, Sherpur and Cumilla districts on Monday. In Habiganj, two farmers were killed and another was injured when a ...and more »

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'Art Against Genocide' set to be launched Tuesday

United News of Bangladesh 7th May, 2018 06:57 PM

The other artists whose artworks accommodated in the book are Kalidas Karmakar, Maksuda Iqbal Nipa, Tanbir Sarwar Rana, Sourav Chowdhury, Pradip Shaha, Mahbubar Rahman Chowdhury, Nabendu Shaha Nabo, Asif Quader Siddky, Jashim Uddin, Al Amin Islam ...

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'Art Against Genocide' set to be launched Tuesday - (satire) (pr…

United News of Bangladesh 7th May, 2018 06:50 PM

... Sourav Chowdhury, Pradip Shaha, Mahbubar Rahman Chowdhury, Nabendu Shaha Nabo, Asif Quader Siddky, Jashim Uddin, Al Amin Islam Rownak, Jayonta Malo, Imran Uddin Imran, Mery Chakma, Sanjoy Sarkar Akkoy, Juel Chakma, Urmi Hawladar, ...

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Lightning kills 7 more in 3 districts

Prothom Alo English 7th May, 2018 05:21 PM

Shailen Chakma, additional superintendent of police (Baniachang circle), said a streak of thunderbolt struck the three farmers while they were cutting paddy, leaving Adhir and Basu dead on the spot and Krishnadhan injured. The injured was taken to a ...

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Lightning kills 7 in Habiganj, Sunamganj, Sherpur

The Daily Star 7th May, 2018 04:27 PM

In Habiganj, two farmers were killed and another was injured when a thunderbolt struck them at Telghari haor in Baniachang upazila in the morning. The deceased were identified as Adhir Baishnab, 27, and Basu Baishnab, 32, of Daulatpur village while the ...

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Lightning kills 7 in Habiganj, Sunamganj, Sherpur

United News of Bangladesh 7th May, 2018 04:26 PM

Dhaka, May 7 (UNB) - Seven people, including a schoolgirl, were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike in Sunamganj, Sherpur and Habiganj districts on Monday. In Habiganj, two farmers were killed and another was injured when a thunderbolt ...

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Lightning kills 8 in 4 distrcits - (satire) (press release) (bl

United News of Bangladesh 7th May, 2018 04:26 PM

Dhaka, May 7 (UNB) – Eight people, including a schoolgirl, were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike in Habiganj, Sunamganj, Sherpur and Cumilla districts on Monday. In Habiganj, two farmers were killed and another was injured when a ...and more »

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Govt blamed for uptick of Chittagong Hill Tracts violence

UCA News 7th May, 2018 03:56 PM

A bishop has blamed government policy for creating an atmosphere that has led to the recent shooting deaths of six people in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of southeastern Bangladesh. Unknown assailants gunned down Shaktiman Chakma, chairman of Naniarchar ...

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Strike begins in hill districts

bdnews24.com 7th May, 2018 11:22 AM

The dead were identified as United People's Democratic Front (Ganatantrik) leader Tapan Jyoti Chakma, President of Mahalchhari unit of JSS (MN Larma) Sujan Chakma, JSS (MN Larma) members Tanoy Chakma and Robin Chakma and Sajib, the driver of the ...and more »

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48-hr hartal in Rangamati postponed - (satire) (press release) (bl

United News of Bangladesh 7th May, 2018 11:08 AM

On May 4, five people were killed and eight others injured in a gun attack on a motorcade of the followers of slain Naniarchar upazila parishad chairman Shaktiman Chakma at Betchhari in the upazila. They came under the attack while going to attend the ...and more »

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48-hr hartal in Rangamati postponed - (satire) (press release) (bl

United News of Bangladesh 7th May, 2018 11:08 AM

They came under the attack while going to attend the funeral programme of the slain upazila parishad chairman at his Kukurmara family crematory in the upazila from Khagrachhari. Advocate Shaktiman Chakma, 55, also a leader of Parbatya Chattagram Jana ...and more »

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48-hr hartal underway in Rangamati

United News of Bangladesh 7th May, 2018 11:03 AM

Additional police have been deployed at different strategic point of the district. On May 4, five people were killed and eight others injured in a gun attack on a motorcade of the followers of slain Naniarchar upazila parishad chairman Shaktiman Chakma ...and more »

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Bangladesh: PM Sheikh Hasina calls for peace in the Hill Tracts

The aPolitical 7th May, 2018 10:58 AM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday called for peace in the Chittagong Hill Tracts which has witnessed revenge killings by unidentified armed groups. “Make it sure peace prevails there [in hills]… we do want that. All must maintain a congenial atmosphere. This is not important who is Pahari [indigenous] and who is Bangalee,” she said, […]

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May 11, 2017

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact 7th May, 2018 09:39 AM

Undertake a judicial investigation into Romel Chakma's death and deliver justice immediately 10 May 2017 Forty indigenous peoples and human rights organizations, in a letter sent to Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed today, called for ...

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Killings in Hills: Justice elusive, all along

The Daily Star 7th May, 2018 03:23 AM

Besides, many others became victims of abduction or enforced disappearance. Mithun Chakma, an organiser of United People's Democratic Front (UPDF), was going home after appearing in court around noon on January 3, 2018. Some armed youths picked ...

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Cong blamed for bad roads

The Telegraph India 7th May, 2018 12:05 AM

Expressing happiness over the formation of the BJP-led government in the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC), Mandaviya said the most interesting and unique thing about the CADC election was the formation of the United Legislature Party (ULP) ...and more »

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UPDF-Democratic forms central committee

The Daily Star 6th May, 2018 11:36 PM

Two days after the death of Tapan Jyoti Chakma alias Borma, convener of UPDF-Democratic, a new central committee of the regional party was formed on Sunday. A press release informed about the formation of the 11-member committee, with Jalya Chakma ...

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Keep peace in the hills: PM

The Daily Star 6th May, 2018 11:36 PM

“Make it sure peace prevails there [in hills]... we do want that. All must maintain a congenial atmosphere. This is not important who is Pahari [indigenous] and who is Bangalee,” she said. Hasina was addressing a cross-section of people in Bandarban through video conference after unveiling the results of SSC and ...and more »

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Maintain peace in hill districts: PM

The Daily Star 6th May, 2018 04:36 PM

Advocate Shaktiman Chakma, 55, also a leader of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (MN Larma faction), and chairman of Naniarchar upazila, was shot dead by unidentified miscreants in front of the upazila parishad complex on Thursday. Hasina said ...and more »

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What the BIP-Congress political alliance means and reveals in Mizoram?

The aPolitical 6th May, 2018 03:24 PM

Mizoram had been continuously at the national news for a quite numbers of reasons such as denial of medical seats, resignation of a Chakma minister, burning down of government primary school by the Mizo Students, denial of counselling to the Chakma students, institutional discrimination to the non-Mizos in Mizoram and so on and so forth. […]

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Awami League suspects conspiracy against govt using regional issue

Dhaka Tribune 6th May, 2018 03:16 PM

The party leaders are assuming the murder of Rangamati's Naniarchar Upazila Chairman Shaktimaan Chakma and the killings in the hilly areas is part of the conspiracy against them. Several leaders have claimed BNP is involved in this scheme.

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PM calls for maintaining peace in hill districts

Prothom Alo English 6th May, 2018 03:11 PM

On Friday, five people were gunned down and eight others suffered bullet wounds in an attack by some miscreants at Betchhari in Naniarchar upazila of Rangamati. They came under the gun attack while during the funeral programme of slain Naniarchar ...and more »

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In Mizoram, BJP, Congress join hands to rule district council

GCR 6th May, 2018 02:32 PM

The Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to rule the Chakma Autonomous District Council in Mizoram with the support of six Congress members after the election threw a fractured mandate, a top state BJP leader said. The CADC is an autonomous council for ...and more »

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PM: Maintain peace in hill districts

Dhaka Tribune 6th May, 2018 02:24 PM

They were attacked while returning from the funeral of slain Naniarchar Upazila Chairman Shaktiman Chakma. Advocate Shaktiman Chakma, 55, leader of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (MN Larma faction) and chairman of Naniarchar upazila, ...and more »

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Ensure that peace is maintained, says Hasina

bdnews24.com 6th May, 2018 01:45 PM

The latest loss of life came on May 3 as five people, headed to attend the funeral of Naniarchor Upazila Council Chairman and JSS (MN Larma) leader Shaktiman Chakma, including UPDF Democratic Tapan Jyati Chakma Barma, were gunned down in an ...

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Maintain peace in hill districts: PM

United News of Bangladesh 6th May, 2018 01:33 PM

Advocate Shaktiman Chakma, 55, also a leader of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (MN Larma faction), and chairman of Naniarchar upazila was shot dead by unidentified miscreants in front of the upazila parishad complex on Thursday.and more »

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