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SC stays defamation against Manoranjana

The Hon'ble Supreme Court of India on Thursday has granted an interim stay to senior journalist Manoranjana Sinh in the criminal defamation case filed against by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. The apex court agreed to examine the constitutional validity of Sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code at the instance of Manoranjana Sinh after she challenged the provisions under IPC in relation to the complaint filed against her by Gogoi.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had filed a complaint against Manoranjana Sinh, one time proprietor of NeTV on accounts of broadcasting a series of reports against him accounting him for criminal conduct by financing ULFA separatists during the 2007 National Games held in Guwahati in an effort to buy peace with them.

Sinh had alleged that crores of rupees had been given to ULFA men to ensure that the 33rd National Games take place peacefully in the face of their threatening to subvert the Games. The prosecutor has been asked to respond within 4 weeks. The matter is likely to be now heard on July 8 with other similar matters raised by Subramanyam Swami, Arvind Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi.

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Writes, edits and researches. In 2013 he was conferred the Rotary International District 3240 Young Achiever Award for his work in the area of environment and digital journalism. In 2006 he was awarded first in the category of Wildlife Photography by the Department of Environment & Forests and Tourism, Government of Assam.

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Two youths arrested in Guwahati with deadly weapons

21 Mar 2012 - 2:41pm | editor


Security forces have apprehended two youths during a sudden operation in Guwahati on Tuesday and seized the deadly weapons from their possession.


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AGP urges to stop construction of dams till the assembly committee report

22 May 2010 - 3:08am | sankal


In protest against the on going constuction work of big dam's in various places in the state, the Asom Yuba Parishad, the youth wing of the main opposition party Asom Gana Parishad(AGP) staged a sit-in-demo in front of the Raj Bhavan here on Friday.


Talking to the press, the President of the party Chandramohan Patowary has demanded the government to put a fullstop the on going construction works of the dams till the assembly committee, which was formed to asses the downstream impact, submits its report.He alleged that the Tarun Gogoi led state government was not paying any heed to the repeated appeals made by several organisations and local peoples of the dam construction site. Former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, party's working prsident Phani Bhushan Chowdhry, Ramendra Narayan Kalita and other senior leaders of the party also were present in the sit-in-demo.