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Nava Thakuria

Nava Thakuria is a Guwahati (Northeast India) based journalist, who contributes to NewsBlaze and various media outlets throughout the world.

Low-Carbon Development Vital to Counter Effects of Climate Change
As the seminar Cleaner Green: Understanding Low Carbon Development in India - was over on 16 September, I returned to my home city Guwahati to a massive flood in Assam and neighboring Meghalaya days after.
05:12 Oct 19, 2014 PST
Journalists' Forum Assam Decries Burma Authorities' Ban on Newspaper
The Chin State government in Burma has temporarily forbidden publication of the Chin (Lai) language newspaper the Hakha Post, Nava Thakuria reports.
20:01 Oct 10, 2014 PST
Early Flood Warning System Necessary to Prevent Casualties in Asia-Pac Region
Arunachal faced a severe flood in August losing 56 people to the disaster, Meghalaya witnessed unprecedented rainfall and floods in the Garo hills that killed 55.
16:21 Oct 4, 2014 PST
Media Group Launches Massive Protest After Scribe's Arrest In Assam
Assam police claimed Brahma, who was arrested on September 2 evening, was providing information about the movement of security personnel engaged in counter-insurgency operations
17:12 Sep 7, 2014 PST
JFA Condemns Scribe's Beheading in Syria
The Journalists' Forum Assam expressed shock at the murder of James W. Foley, an American photo-journalist who was abducted in November 2012 in Syria.
06:03 Aug 22, 2014 PST
Death Leads To Condemnation of Maoist Brutality To Journalists
The voice of protests against the brutal killing of a dedicated journalist from Chhattisgarh in central India, by the Maoist Communists, is slowly increasing.
01:18 Dec 12, 2013 PST
JFA Calls for Better Working Condition For Journalists
The JFA pointed out that the working journalists, engaged with the satellite news channels of Assam have to perform their duties in a vulnerable atmosphere with lower wages, more than 8 hours working period in a day
18:27 Sep 22, 2013 PST
Rising Doubts Over Peace Process in Burma
The guns of the Burma Army are far from silent, and the ethnic people, particularly in Kachin and northern Shan States, are suffering more under Thein Sein than the previous Than Shwe military regime
15:37 Aug 29, 2013 PST
Memorial Meeting on Natun Dainik and CP Saikia
The journalists, who were involved with the newspaper during the tenure of Padma Bhusan CP Saikia as its editor, have taken the initiative to commemorate the illustrious journalist on his 7th death anniversary.
18:45 Aug 6, 2013 PST
No Let Up In Rights Violations In Burma: Campaign UK
The British government gives Thein Sein red carpet treatment in the UK, but after two years of his reforms, Burma still has one of the world's worst human rights records.
16:05 Jul 14, 2013 PST
Remembering a Thinker and Artisan Gopinath Talukdar
Born in January 9, 1932, Talukdar was the eldest son of Satya Talukdar and Ramanti Talukdar and he had his early education in Pathsala and Howly. Later he shifted to Guwahati and Shillong to complete his IA and BA courses.
12:28 Apr 9, 2013 PST
Conscious 'Citizens' Meet' Addresses Wildlife Poaching in India
'We suspect that most of the preserved rhino horns have been sold in the illegal market by some corrupt forest officials and those are being replaced with fake horns,' asserted Dutta.
07:33 Mar 20, 2013 PST
Tibetans Show Strength for a Free Tibet
Hundreds of Tibetans living in northeast India assembled in Guwahati on the international human rights day to raise their voices against the rampant violation of rights in Tibet by Chinese authority.
11:58 Dec 12, 2012 PST
India's Press Club Becoming a Place of Recreation for Journalists
So ethically speaking a journalist trade union body should not pursue for recreational activities and it must not own a liquor license (meant for a bar in its office).
14:17 Sep 23, 2012 PST
Remembering The Great Artisan Gopinath Talukdar
Remembering a thinker & artisan Gopinath Talukdar Nava Thakuria He was an appreciator of folk art, classical music & theatre and also a thinker.
06:42 Jun 29, 2012 PST
NHRC Visits Northeast, Orders Compensations
An NHRC delegation, led by its chairman Justice (Retd) K G Balakrishnan, arrived in Assam during the last week of May for two camp sittings in Guwahati and Shillong.
13:33 Jun 22, 2012 PST
Insurgency Stricken Manipur Goes to Polls
In the absence of a free and fair atmosphere for the growth of conscious civil society groups, these political party leaders play the role of saviour and that way they earn their dividend with huge amount of monetary growth.
18:25 Jan 26, 2012 PST
Help Save Tigers From Extinction
It was a hurriedly organized citizen's meeting at Guwahati Press Club, where serious concerns were expressed at the increasing trend of poaching and killing of wildlife in various parts of Assam.
12:19 Jan 15, 2012 PST
Understanding Social Business
It was a dusky evening of November, 2010 when I met Bangladeshi Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus in his Grameen tower office.
07:40 Jan 1, 2012 PST
ASEAN to Grant Burma 2014 Chair?
It may be mentioned that the southeast Asian leaders while meeting in Bali of Indonesia during 19th ASEAN Summit, agreed to allow Burma to assume the chairmanship and allow the country to host the annual meeting in 2014 Soon after the election in No
15:42 Nov 25, 2011 PST
Assam Mourns Maestro Biday Bhupenda's Death
The bard of Brahmaputra is equally popular in mainland India, and also in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. The Indian government had conferred him Padamshree (1977) and Padma Bhushan (2001). Moreover, the pioneering film maker was also honoured with
12:25 Nov 7, 2011 PST
Indian Journalists Get Free Screening for Detection and Prevention of Stroke
The day long camp was inaugurated by the eminent Assamese film and theatre personality Pranjal Saikia, which was also graced by Dr NC Borah, an acclaimed neurologist of India.
06:02 Oct 31, 2011 PST
Gorkha Community Observes October 4 as Black Day Denouncing Terrorism
The fateful night witnessed a horrible carnage of 13 villagers including 7 Gorkhas by the cadres belonged to National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Ranjan Daimary faction) at Bhimajuli near Balichang police outpost under Biswanath Chariali subdivisi
14:27 Oct 3, 2011 PST
Bad Days Ahead For ULFA Hardliners
Given the increasing strategic relationship between Dhaka and New Delhi, he is finding it difficult to maintain activities in Bangladesh, where once he and his armed outfit enjoyed a free run with the help of other ULFA political-wing leaders.
15:41 Sep 27, 2011 PST
Patriotic Indians Should Honour National Flag as It Resembles India's Martyrs
The historic Assam movement witnessed the worshiping of Gandhi but never adore the national flag. It was not acceptable to the people that carrying the tricolour one can raise voice against New Delhi.
08:49 Sep 5, 2011 PST
Indian People's Win Inspires Burmese Activists
Finally the Indian Parliament has bowed down to listen to people's voice on corruption and resolved to frame a strong anti-corruption legislation.
14:12 Aug 28, 2011 PST
India's Arms Deal With Burma Reprehensible
The Burmese exiles living in India and their sympathizers had recently came to the street of India's national capital to lodge a stronger protest against the government for supplying arms and ammunitions to the semi-military Burmese government
11:47 Aug 1, 2011 PST
India Launches Another New Television Network
More over insisting on factual reality in the news content and disseminating the information with ethical norms will be its motto, said its editor N. Thakuria.
12:03 Jul 17, 2011 PST
Journalists' Killings Prevalent in India's Assam
The trouble torn State lost over 20 editor-journalist-correspondents in the last two decades, where no conviction has been made in any case. Committee to Protect Journalists, an international media rights body has recently disclosed that 864 working
18:40 Jun 15, 2011 PST
Last Minute Prediction for Post-Poll in Assam
Finally who can make a natural and sustainable ally to whom? Who can not or should not go for alliance with whom? All have been continuously discussed in public forum, media column and television talk shows.
20:10 May 10, 2011 PST
Helicopter With India's Chief Minister on Board Declared Missing
The chopper owned by Pawan Hans Helicopter Services Limited remains untraced for more than twelve hours since its departure from Tawang helipad. The officials of Arunachal claims that the chopper faced bad weather and technical problems soon after i
06:44 May 1, 2011 PST
ULFA Bandh Tactics That Worked and Failed
Losing ground drastically, the banned United Liberation Front of Assam tried its hands once again with the bandh (shutdown or total non-cooperation) tactics.
14:16 Apr 13, 2011 PST
Rising Resentment against Corruption in India
Supporting the cause, thousands joined in a candle lit procession in Guwahati on April 8. The citizens of Assam joined the programme, where patriotic songs were played and the Tri-colour waved by participants.
18:33 Apr 8, 2011 PST
PM Singh Visits Assam Amidst ULFA Bandh
Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, who was accompanied by Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi and senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh arrived in Dhakuakhana of Lakhimpur district in the morning.
06:44 Apr 3, 2011 PST
Deserted Assam to Welcome Indian Premier
Indian Premier is expected to witness a deserted Assam when he makes a visit to the Northeastern State on April 2. Just two days before Assam election, the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is scheduled to visit the State for campaigning.
05:23 Apr 2, 2011 PST
New Satellite News Channel for Assamese Community Launches in India
The news channel launched by Brand Value Communications Ltd under Rose Valley Group of Companies, Kolkata started its experimental telecasting as test signal since December 4 and since then the news and other programmes remain available through cabl
07:39 Dec 29, 2010 PST
ICRC Physical Rehabilitation Centre in Burma Bordering Indian State
Guwahati: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in association with the District Disability Rehabilitation Centre (DDRC), an organisation run by the Indian Red Cross society of Dimapur in Northeast India, has re-launched a physical rehabil
20:04 Dec 3, 2010 PST
Burma's Forthcoming General Election: Debate and Disputes
The exiled Burmese came out with a strong statement that the proposed election would only legitimize the military rule, which has already earned a notorious name for human rights violation.
09:13 Oct 24, 2010 PST
Czech Ambassador to Inaugurate Burma Media Workshop
A day-long media workshop on the forthcoming military sponsored election in Burma (Myanmar) and its implication on hundred thousand Burmese refugees will take place in the Indian capital on September 27.
08:41 Sep 27, 2010 PST
Pro-Democracy Burmese Must Not Forget George Fernandes
I am in no way judgmental, especially about who should get the authority to look after the great leader during his last days, but I would like to appeal to all the relative and well wishers of George Fernandes, to pay the utmost respect to him in th
09:18 Sep 22, 2010 PST
Burma Election, Refugees and Media's Role
'Burma is ruled by one of the world's harshest regimes, which have attracted criticism for its poor human rights record, the suppression of ethnic minorities, and an economy that excludes the large majority of Burma's population from its benefits
09:16 Sep 16, 2010 PST
British Newspaper Tenders Apology to Indian Scientist
'On December 20 last year we published an article about Dr Pachauri and his business interests. It was not intended to suggest that Dr Pachauri was corrupt or abusing his position as head of the IPCC and we accept KPMG found he had not made 'milli
14:21 Sep 7, 2010 PST
Celebrating India's I-Day To Defy Militants' Diktat
Whenever India's Independence Day and Republic Day approach, the armed militant groups of Northeast try their best to impose a ban on the auspicious Days.
08:17 Aug 15, 2010 PST
When a Military Dictator Visits Democratic India
From the United Nations to Amnesty International and America to several other democratic and progressive nations, every one has raised voices for a free, fair and comprehensive election in the poverty stricken country.
09:00 Jul 25, 2010 PST
Burning Rhino Horns Creates Controversy
'The horns are nothing but compact masses of agglutinated hair and rhinos use them for defense against other animals. There is no scientific analysis that the rhino horn powder could stimulate human sex.'
09:08 Jul 2, 2010 PST
NewsBlaze India Contributor Receives Prestigious Award
NewsBlaze contributor from Northeast India, Nava Thakuria, has been honored with ERDF Award of Excellence 2010 for his contribution to the field of journalism.
09:25 Jun 16, 2010 PST
Burmese Activists Honor Suu Kyi For Condemning Military Elections
The Ten Alliances of Burma's movement for democracy and ethnic rights has prepared to observe the 65th birthday on June 17 with various programs including the screening of films about the people of Burma's opposition to the junta promoted election
08:04 Jun 16, 2010 PST
Burmese in India Demonstrate Anger Against Junta
The pro-democracy Burmese exiles in India held a demonstration against the flawed election proposed by the military rulers of Burma.
11:26 May 28, 2010 PST
Northeast India: Displaced Brus Set to Return to Mizoram
Displaced Brus from Mizoram will return to their places this week. The development was made possible following the assurance from the Union government of India.
12:20 May 20, 2010 PST
Now Burmese Junta Mouthpiece Criticizes NLD
While the international community and media continue condemning the military rulers of Burma for its farcical electoral laws, the Junta has put forward its argument that the National League for Democracy has adopted narrow-minded practices.
14:05 May 13, 2010 PST
Burma: NLD Should Remain as a Political Party
The organization also claimed that the recent explosions in Rangoon during the water-festival were planned by none other than the junta.
05:40 May 6, 2010 PST
Bhutan Ready to Host Green Summit
Tiny Himalayan country, Bhutan will host the next South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit in its capital Thimphu.
18:58 Apr 21, 2010 PST
India's Grim Picture of Human Rights Record
India wears a grim picture on human rights record in the recent past. The ruling United Progressive Alliance led by Indian National Congress has shown significant increase in cases of custodial deaths.
12:41 Apr 16, 2010 PST
Cross Voting Helps Congress to Win Assam RS Seats
The cross-voting by a section of opposition political parties in Assam has finally helped the Congress to win two seats for Rajya Sabha in the March 26 polls.
14:01 Apr 8, 2010 PST
Protesting Against Burma's Electoral Laws
'The military junta has again made another dreadful assault against the pro-democracy struggle by enacting the so-called laws relating to the election to be held in 2010.
06:10 Mar 20, 2010 PST
Burma on Radar as New Delhi Prepares for Talks With ULFA
The military ruled Burma (Myanmar) emerges as an important actor on the projected peace talks between the Union government of India and the banned militant group, United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA).
15:16 Mar 9, 2010 PST
Amnesty International Calls to End Repression in Burma
The Burmese military rulers, who are trying to earn credibility from international community's after declaring the general election sometime in October this year, has received a brickbat from the Amnesty International.
07:07 Feb 19, 2010 PST
Pretending to Be Revolutionary: The ULFA Way
That is the way one might describe the character of the banned outfit of Assam, the United Liberation Front of Asom. They are organised (at least for two decades in their 30 years old existence).
14:58 Feb 11, 2010 PST
Paid News Menace in India
India has finally woken up to the menace of 'paid news' culture in the mainstream media. The practice that involves money in acquiring unethically media space by the beneficiaries remained an important issue in India for many years.
18:17 Jan 29, 2010 PST
Five Bangladeshis Hanged in Bangabandhu Murder Case
As predicted, all five people convicted in the Bangabandhu murder case were hanged in the early hours of Thursday.
11:04 Jan 28, 2010 PST
Soon to Witness The Execution of The Killers of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
The next few weeks may finally witness the execution of the killers of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founder-president of People's Republic of Bangladesh and also the Father of the Nation, who led 1971 liberation war.
11:59 Jan 24, 2010 PST
Copenhagen Climate Summit : If Not An Agreement, At Least a Deal
For the thousands of media persons from different parts of the globe, who gathered at the Bella Center of the Danish capital in a freezing cold winter, it was like a festival (mela).
16:47 Jan 1, 2010 PST
Authentic Reconciliation Demanded Before 2010 Burma Polls
On International Human Rights Day this week, a number of civil society and advocacy groups from Burma and other parts of the world came together with consensus in demanding a genuine political reconciliation before...
20:47 Dec 13, 2009 PST
SAFMA Mumbai Meet: Concern and Media's Roles Discussed
The commercialization of mainstream media, degradation of media ethics and practices in India, and the subsequent eroding of public trust and support to the entire media community were some of the relevant issues discussed...
17:48 Dec 13, 2009 PST
Film Festival on Terrorism in Guwahati
The insurgency stricken Northeast India has slowly woken up to the ill effects of insurgency turned terrorism and it has lately inspired a cinemagoers association to organize a festival on the theme of anti-terrorism.
17:27 Nov 15, 2009 PST
Burmese Activists Urge Halting Shwe Pipeline Project
On the Global Day of Action, the pro-democracy activists, under the leadership of a campaign group had conveyed their angers against the gas-oil pipeline starting from western Burmese State to a Chinese province.
16:54 Oct 30, 2009 PST
Assam Armed Groups: Revolution Gone, Terrorism On
If someone wants to see revolutionary armed rebels, who don't hesitate to show their supremacy on the unarmed common people, but never dare to fight against the government armed forces, please visit Assam.
09:19 Oct 19, 2009 PST
Assam: Protest Rally Against Terrorism, Government Inaction
A Group of senior citizen-journalists have appealed to the people of Assam to join in a protest rally scheduled on October 15 (Thursday).
10:37 Oct 12, 2009 PST
When Media Propagates a China-India War
Is a war between China and India inevitable-this is a question that hundreds of thousands Indians are making whenever they glue themselves to the news channels or read newspapers over the last few days.
06:43 Oct 6, 2009 PST
Burma Polls 2010 Sans Suu Kyi!
Is there any meaning for the proposed general election in Burma (Myanmar) by the military rulers, if Daw Aung Suu Kyi with other political leaders are kept out of the process?
19:00 Oct 3, 2009 PST
Media Should Spread Proper Information About HIV/AIDS
The day long media workshop was organized by the Assam State AIDS Control Society (ASACS) in association with the press club, where good number of media persons took part and participated in the interaction programmes.
11:25 Sep 22, 2009 PST
Concern At Slow Progress to Copenhagen Negotiation
The WWFJ will also document indigenous knowledge and practices of water harvesting, water management and water related issues in the different regions of the world both in electronic and print media.
09:11 Sep 13, 2009 PST
NewsBlaze Writer in World Water Forum of Journalists
NewsBlaze writer, Nava Thakuria, based in Guwahati, India has been elected as one of the Assistant General Secretaries of World Water Forum of Journalists
09:58 Sep 6, 2009 PST
Asia Pacific Region in Peril of Climate Change
The high voltage debates and discourses were part of the 18th Congress of Asia Pacific Forum of Environmental Journalists (APFEJ) and the 5th meeting of World Water Forum of Journalists (WWFJ) held in Dhaka during the first week of September.
13:28 Sep 2, 2009 PST
People Defy Militant's Diktat to Celebrate I-Day
Not only the government functions, but also the private programmes for the observation of the Day were flocked by conscious citizens of the region.
09:57 Aug 15, 2009 PST
Reckless Discourse of An Assam Minister
Assam has witnessed a different kind of political debate, which is in no way related to flood, drought, terrorism or the unexpected price rise of essential commodities.
11:36 Aug 2, 2009 PST
Waiting for a Democratic Burma
Contrary to New Delhi's policy on Burma (Myanmar), the civil society and advocacy groups of Northeast India continue supporting the pro-democratic movement in the military ruled country.
14:11 Jul 19, 2009 PST
Muslims of India Raise Voices for Uighurs of China
The apex body of Indian Muslims has come forward to condemn the brutality shown by the Chinese authority in the autonomous Xinjiang region in the last few days.
13:55 Jul 8, 2009 PST
Is Captive Breeding of Vultures Productive!
Today, India has only 11,000 white-backed vultures, 1000 slender-billed vultures and 44,000 long-billed vultures, which are declared as critically endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
07:54 Jun 30, 2009 PST
Taming a Rebel Leader in Assam
He is notorious, selfish but extremely health and beauty conscious-this is how a tribal militant of Assam, Jewel Garlosa might be described.
07:21 Jun 16, 2009 PST
Nargis Victims Continue Suffering in Burma
The devastating tropical cyclone that struck Burma (officially known as Myanmar) a year ago had shown the world the real face of the military rulers of the Southeast Asian nation.
05:40 May 7, 2009 PST
Is a Nepali Fugitive Winning Indian Election?
He is one of the richest candidates, who has contested for the Lok Sabha polls from Assam in Northeast India. A lottery baron turned politician, who has already won three times from Tezpur parliamentary constituency, is more known as a man of money.
12:33 Apr 29, 2009 PST
Should a Scribe Extract Personal Information of An Individual?
Dr Sharma claimed that Saikia was in constant touch with many senior leaders of these parties in the last few days. In support of his statement, the minister even distributed the call records of Saikia's cell phone to the reporters.
12:37 Apr 17, 2009 PST
One More Editor is Shot Dead in Assam
The trouble torn northeastern part of India has witnessed another incident of the killing of a newspaper editor in Guwahati.
08:35 Mar 25, 2009 PST
Freedom Under Chinese Boot in Tibet
The Nobel Laureate addressed the media on the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule to express his anger.
15:47 Mar 10, 2009 PST
Public Resentment Grows Against Guwahati Serial Killer
The public resentment against the failure of the authority to nab the serial killer of at least seven pavement dwellers in Guwahati has surfaced slowly but steadily.
16:25 Mar 1, 2009 PST
Urging Justice for Detained Burmese in India
To mark a decade long illegal detention (of those Burmese), the Burmese pro-democracy organizations in India had organized a protest demonstration program in New Delhi on February 11.
13:51 Feb 11, 2009 PST
Indian Civil Societies Endorse Democracy in Burma
As Ansari has arrived in Rangoon, the former capital of Myanmar with a four-day official visit to the military-ruled country, civil society groups of India came forward for the cause of democracy in the Southeast Asian country.
18:07 Feb 8, 2009 PST
Sri Lankan Crisis: Shelling on Hospital Brings Condemnation
Sri Lankan army vows to destroy the remaining hideouts of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam amidst international cries that civilians were targeted and victimized in the infighting.
12:28 Feb 2, 2009 PST
Northeast India Defies Militant Diktat: Celebrates R-Day Amidst Tight Security
Look at some of our neighbours. China, thanks to communism, is an authoritarian rule. Myanmar is an isolationist, barbaric, military dispensation. Nepal continues to flounder in its search for a democratic ideal
18:04 Jan 28, 2009 PST
Assam Defies Militant Diktat
The ritual of Northeast India separatist groups imposing diktats on Republic and Independence Day results in the ritual of conscious citizens rejecting it outright.
12:13 Jan 22, 2009 PST
Northeast India : Media Persons Ask Their Due
Media persons of Northeast India have to perform their duties under tremendous work pressure but with low return in terms of salary and other legitimate facilities.
11:08 Jan 14, 2009 PST
Signature Campaigning in India and Pakistan Against Terrorism
Both the governments should immediately set up a Joint Action and Investigative Agency for total cooperation and mutual assistance to address and overcome the problem of terrorism effectively and without any further delay.
13:09 Jan 8, 2009 PST
Assam Magazine Rejects Ads on Principle
The editor of Prantik, Pradip Baruah revealed many of such surprises in an interactive session at Guwahati Press Club on December 20 last.
14:04 Dec 21, 2008 PST
India: Brickbat for Commercial Channel on Terror Coverage
Soon after the terror strikes on India's financial capital, society came out with the opinion that excessive media footage of the Mumbai episode only helped the terrorists.
13:27 Dec 18, 2008 PST
India: Mourning The Dead in Mumbai Terror Attack
Assam mourns the death of all the victims of the Mumbai terror attacks. The deaths caused by the terrorist strike, include the consulting editor of The Times of India, Sabina Sehgal Saikia.
05:57 Dec 3, 2008 PST
Scribes Come to The Street After Killing of Correspondent
Unidentified gunmen kill correspondent from leading Assamese daily, Assam based journalists protest.
07:02 Nov 27, 2008 PST
Another Assam Scribe Shot Dead: Protest Meet on Tuesday
Jagjit Saikia, a Kokrajhar based scribe, associated with a vernacular Assamese daily, Amar Asom, was shot at by miscreants this afternoon in Kokrajhar town.
06:54 Nov 22, 2008 PST
Guwahati Citizens Meet to Discuss Terrorism
The Northeast is no stranger to terror attacks, but the latest serial blasts in Assam had shaken the psyche of the people. For the first time, they feel helpless and totally insecure.
05:09 Nov 17, 2008 PST
Terror Struck Assam Goes Protesting
The civil society, advocacy groups with the common people took various agitational programmes to condemn the incident of serial blasts that killed over 80 people.
11:46 Nov 12, 2008 PST
  
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