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Biswa Kalyan Purkayastha

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Biswa Kalyan Purkayastha is a contributor based in Silchar, Assam

Meet the Padma Shri awardee doctor who left his life in Chennai to help cancer patients in Assam
Mon, Jan 27, 2020

The Cachar Cancer Hospital treats more than 20,000 patients every year, generates employment for their attendants, and provides free food to the patients with low-cost stay for their family members.

Not just politics, students should concentrate on education as well: Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

"As the governor of Assam, I am chancellor of 17 universities. I look for quality education and I want students to concentrate on achieving quality education first. Universities are meant for education, not for politics," Mukhi said.

Militancy became a business under earlier govts: Nagaland Governor
Tue, Nov 12, 2019

Speaking about the abrogation of Article 370, Ravi said, “What has happened in Jammu and Kashmir... the reorganisation of the region... is essentially the correction of an old sin which was doing a lot of harm to us.”

Joining militancy became a business under earlier govts: Nagaland Governor
Mon, Nov 11, 2019

Ravi ruled out any possibility of the government accepting insurgent group NSCN(IM)'s demand for a separate flag and constitution.

Assam: Students refuse to eat ‘poor quality’ midday meal served by NGOs in Silchar
Tue, Nov 05, 2019

From November 1, the responsibility of serving midday meals in schools has been given to NGOs in Assam. Cachar Deputy Commissioner said while no official complaint had been received about the quality of food, the matter is being looked into.

‘Seems they don’t want us to prove our identity’: Same persons get multiple D-voter notices post NRC
Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Silchar MP and Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev also expressed concern over the shortage of infrastructure and feared that it would be very difficult to finish the task of hearing those excluded from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) within the stipulated period of 120 days.

Assam: Over 300 caged birds at Durga Puja pandal freed after social media outrage
Sat, Oct 05, 2019

Local BJP MLA Mihir Kanti Shome came up with a bizarre logic that these rare birds are “imported and not Indian”. He said, “These birds are raised artificially and meant for entertaining people, so I don’t see anything wrong in using them as a part of the decoration."

‘Shyama Prasad Mukherjee protected Assam from Pakistan, BJP will protect its Hindus’: Ram Madhav
Sat, Sep 21, 2019

Ram Madhav was attending 81st birth anniversary celebration of former BJP MLA late Bimolangshu Roy in Silchar on Friday evening.

Assam BJP MLA claims cows produce more milk when a flute is played in ‘Lord Krishna style’
Tue, Aug 27, 2019

"It has been proven by modern scientists that if we can play the flute in a special tune, which Lord Krishna used to do, the amount of milk increases multiple times," Paul said, at the opening ceremony of a folk festival in Silchar on Sunday evening.

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