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Sushanta Roy

Sushanta Roy is a journalist in Assam, India, who photographs and writes about the people, animals and flora of Assam, and the things that affect them.

Violence Continues In Karbi Anglong District of Assam
After recovering dead bodies, a group of armed miscreants opened indiscriminate fire in Rongpi Basti area near Assam Special Reserve Force camp in Karagaon at 6 PM, killing one and injuring several others
19:00 Jan 6, 2014 PST
Tension Escalates in Eastern Karbi Anglong
The police has arrested nine persons allegedly for their involvement with violent activity including a former VDC (village development committee) chairman and active member of ruling Congress party
16:42 Jan 1, 2014 PST
Congress Demands 'Statehood' for Tribal Districts in Assam
UFHS delegation comprising the elected members of the two autonomous councils, MLA, MP and office bearers of both district congress offices talked about the issue with the minister for a long time.
05:27 Dec 15, 2013 PST
Dummy TET Teachers On a Mission to Boost Quality Education in Rural KA
As alleged School management committee including the headmaster and block mission coordinator who oversees the salary procedure of these highly paid teachers also receives certain percentage of the salary
00:56 Dec 15, 2013 PST
Blue Kerosene Sold On Black Market in Diphu
Corrupt businesses and black marketers are selling government controlled kerosene with full backing of some PDS officials, stealing from the poor.
04:01 Dec 13, 2013 PST
Congress Connects With New Separate State Organization in Karbi Anglong
The Congress party makes a sudden leap into the arena on statehood for Karbi Anglong, after formation of Hills State Democratic Party threatened their vote.
22:43 Dec 3, 2013 PST
Physically Challenged Chichong Tokbi Determined to Fulfill His Dreams
He crawls around 300 feet for 45 minutes uphill everyday to reach the only primary school of village Rong - Apam Tokbi Gaon located within Rongkhang development block in west Karbi Anglong.
00:24 Dec 3, 2013 PST
Hills State Democratic Party Holds Massive Election Campaign In Karbi Anglong
The rally marks the second anniversary of the party, observing Superset State Demand Day. Supporters came to Diphu from all over Assam, as far away as the Meghalaya border.
19:46 Dec 2, 2013 PST
KPLT GS With 16 Cadres in Police Safeguard
The faction of KPLT comes within reach of police following clash within the outfit.
17:15 Nov 30, 2013 PST
Karbi Anglong Produces High Quality Aromatic 'Khosboo' Organic Rice
Farmers in the villages of Karbi Anglong are now producing high yields of high quality organic rice, thanks to assistance by the department of Agriculture
02:24 Nov 29, 2013 PST
Christian Missionaries Transforming Lives Through Education in Assam
Step taken by Father Michael Balawan has become a gigantic educational centre today after 50 years of relentless service of the missionaries to carry forward the bequest.
19:39 Nov 10, 2013 PST
Phei.. Phei Lam Whistle Dance At Chavang Kut Autumn Festival
Thousands of youth in time-honoured clothing thronged the venue of the 32nd Chavang Kut, a lively festivity with the performance of the Phei.. Phei Lam bamboo whistle dance
07:08 Nov 3, 2013 PST
Petroleum Power Plant To Be Built in Bokajan, Karbi Anglong
The local council failed to earn any returns either in cash or in subsidized power after allowing other authorities to make the most of its natural resources.
13:48 Nov 1, 2013 PST
Karbi Anglong Doctor Fined for Negligence
According to information Suniti Beypi, wife of Gulap Hansey, Virwar Bhak Killing was brought to the PHC on 23rd October around 11.00 AM. Immediately after the examination of the pregnant mother, the attending doctor Mukul Chakraborti administered a
14:36 Oct 26, 2013 PST
Tension Escalates Between Rengma and KPLT Groups
Rengma outfit's Chairman Keyhant Rengma has alleged that Resim Lekthe apex level leader of KPLT has charged the NRHPF that the outfit along with Assam police and paramilitary force is indulging in kidnapping, extortion and distressing Karbi people.
08:00 Oct 26, 2013 PST
Indonesian Girl Duped By Diphu Youth
A long distance facebook love affair collapsed after a girl traveled from Indonesia to India, only to find that her lover already had a wife and child.
15:07 Oct 23, 2013 PST
Voting Irregularities in Karbi Anglong Against Education Council Executive
Sushanta Roy reports on voting irregularities in a no confidence motion against the Chief Executive Member, Joy Ram Engleng, in Karbi Anglong.
16:35 Oct 17, 2013 PST
Joy Ram Engleng Terminated Under KAAC Constitution
No debate, discussion or voting on the motion could be held in absence of any opposition MAC who even did not oppose the attendance of 4 nominated MACs of KAAC in the procedure of no confidence motion.
17:53 Oct 16, 2013 PST
Assam's Biren Sing Engti Facing Corruption Charges
The campaigners alleged the MP gobbled up a large sum of money from various works done within the Lumbajong development block.
12:34 Oct 15, 2013 PST
Kuki Tribe Reiterates Demand for Autonomous Regional Council
The convention of the indigenous Kuki tribe was largely attended by village headmen, theological leaders, women organizations, intellects and members of Kuki ultra organizations under ceasefire status.
07:24 Oct 3, 2013 PST
Termination of Minister Khorsing Engti From Assam Cabinet Draws Controversy
Reports say the initiative taken by Minister Khorsing Engti and his henchman's to force the resignation of present CEM is a tactic to divert public attention of the present political crisis of the Minister himself,
04:15 Sep 25, 2013 PST
Violence Rocks Karbi Anglong Amid Massive Strike
Today district administration forced open few shops in Diphu town and appealed the shopkeepers for market but no attempt has been made to open government offices and financial institutions by district administration at this time.
19:06 Sep 22, 2013 PST
Autonomous State Committee Calls For Indefinite Strike in Karbi Anglong
The organization expressed dismay over the random arrest of their leaders and supporters by district police for supporting their cause.
05:24 Sep 21, 2013 PST
Tiwa Community Opposes Prospect of New Hydro Electric Project in Assam
Both the Tiwa organizations have also claimed that vast areas of Nagaon, Morigaon and Kamrup district will also face disastrous situation whenever excess water is released from the project due to inundation caused by artificial deluge.
13:13 Sep 15, 2013 PST
Governor Inaugurates Assam University Buildings In Diphu
A number of other newly constructed university edifices will be inaugurated by Biren Sing Engti, MP from the hill districts, Joy Ram Engleng chief Executive Member of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council
07:12 Sep 14, 2013 PST
Assam Autonomous State Committee Chief Optimistic About Discussions
Teron emphasized that JACAS will not give up until the Centre agrees to create an autonomous state.
16:59 Sep 11, 2013 PST
No Teachers' Day for Venture School Teachers in Diphu
The KAVHSTEA submitted a memo to the Chief Minister of Assam for amending the act and fixation of salary for high school teachers @ Rs 15000/- per month and Rs 17000/- for high secondary teachers.
20:46 Sep 6, 2013 PST
Congress MP Demands Separate State in Lok Sabha
The old hand of congress party raised the issue of statehood during zero hours to register a strong demand by explaining the relevancy of the popular claim of the 6th schedule aborigine tribes inhabiting in the area.
07:04 Aug 26, 2013 PST
Negotiation Process Crucial to Achievement of Karbi Anglong's Statehood
On the 20th of this month elected members of both Karbi Anglong and The preparation for a forceful movement for achieving statehood from the third week of August has been put in abeyance to justify the seriousness of the Center.
15:36 Aug 20, 2013 PST
Karbi Anglong Districts Observe Independence Day Amid Strike
However till filing of the report authorities could not ascertain the name of the VIP who will unfurl national flag at Diphu, Hamren or Bokajan.
17:19 Aug 15, 2013 PST
Statehood Demand of Karbi Anglong Under Jeopardy
Surprisingly when Karbi Anglong district congress committee and the congress ruled Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao autonomous Council have placed demand for creation of separate state before Prime Minister and UPA chairperson the fraternal organization
08:54 Aug 14, 2013 PST
India's Secretary General Says Congress Will Honor the Demand of Karbi Anglong
Abinash Pande was accompanied by Bhubeneswar Kalita, President of Assam Pradesh congress committee, both the leaders made the usual appeal for maintaining peace for development.
13:58 Aug 11, 2013 PST
'Eid' Observed Peacefully in Karbi Anglong
Maximum shops and business establishments were closed in spite of relaxation in curfew from morning 8.00 PM to 6.00 PM but this failed to dampen the spirit of the aficionados who thronged the hotels and restaurants with friends and family members.
19:30 Aug 10, 2013 PST
Karbi Anglong: New Resolutions Adopted for Separate State
Deputy Commissioner of Karbi Anglong p. Buragohain today appealed to all section of people to maintain peace and harmony during the festival of Idd in a meeting of leading citizens today.
16:59 Aug 8, 2013 PST
Karbi Anglong Situation Shambling Back to Normalcy
In Bokajan town normal life has remained unaffected with business and government institutions functioning as usual, schools and financial establishments functioning normally however in the vast rural area of the subdivision normalcy
17:17 Aug 7, 2013 PST
Mobs Resort To Arson As Native Peoples Groups Demand Separation From Assam
Fires rage across Assam, as native groups tire of waiting for the recalcitrant Congress to take action. A delegation of elected representatives is to meet Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.
15:08 Aug 5, 2013 PST
Elephant Mowed Down By Locomotive Near Tea Estate
Rapid deforestation due to aggressive human settlement forces elephant herds to move about through their primordial passage which the elephant does because of natural instinct.
07:01 Jul 18, 2013 PST
Rengma Naga Hills Protection Force Cadre Killed
In a joint operation of the Indian Army and Chokihola police, a cadre of the lesser-known Rengma Naga outfit, Rengma Naga Hills Protection Force, was gunned down in the village of Zongfa
17:55 Jul 15, 2013 PST
India: Strike Ravaging Diphu: Activist Students Don't Care
The district administration and Chamber of Commerce failed to tackle the situation. Political parties and the ruling congress are maintaining their distance from issues raised after the death of Jhankar Saikia.
13:44 Jul 12, 2013 PST
Adivasis Resent Land Grab, Demand Developmental Council
The students want an 'Adivasi Devlopment Council based on the Bodoland Territorial Administrative Council, to expedite the development of the Adivasi community of Karbi Anglong.
07:37 Jul 11, 2013 PST
312 Hours Strike in Six Months
The strike culture here has become a necessary evil for everyone; it is hard to come out of its magic charm, Mukul Kathar, a well-known Diphu resident said.
21:21 Jul 8, 2013 PST
RGOK and KRA Accuse Authority of Abating Rebel Group
Expressing dismay over the inaction of the authority Sanim Kuki the representative of KRA presently who is under ceasefire pointed out in the press statement that 'we have apprised the authority about the true identity of the leaders
11:21 Jun 22, 2013 PST
Rengma Nagas Flee Ancestral Land
On July 9th Western Rengma, Gaon Buraha, pastors and public leaders were summoned by KLPT on June 9 at Nakoitiso village, near Tseguchangri, a Rengma village and reportedly forced to sign an ultimatum at 'gun point.'
15:18 Jun 18, 2013 PST
KPLT's Settlement Creates a Stir in Naga Rengma Community
After the threat of last Sunday a large number of Rengma villagers left their home with household belongings and cattle have taken refuge near Chokihola development block close to the police station for safety. Meanwhile the Karbi Anglong Autonomous
12:03 Jun 16, 2013 PST
Drug Abuse Prevalent Among Students in India
Quoting the source of government of India controlled voluntary organization 'Gold,' a local vernacular daily, has published from Diphu has reported that out of 3000 drug addicts of Assam 300 are from Diphu town alone.
12:44 Jun 11, 2013 PST
Number of 'Drop Out' Students in Assam's Karbi Anglong District on The Rise
The rosy portrait painted by the district authority of the SSA was established to be erroneous by Miss Rita Kramsapi a scholar of Tata Institute of Social Science after conducting a thorough research in the western part of the district recently.
08:47 Jun 8, 2013 PST
Students Launch Protest Against KPLT's Extortion Activities
According to police, the outfit served two extortion notices on 7th and 11th of May to Bronson Sangma principal of Church of Christ English School.
12:05 May 17, 2013 PST
Karbi Tribes Relocated to Prevent Man-Elephant Conflict
Ram Terang village which was relocated yesterday is flanked by several other villages; village Sir Kro, Tiklangso etc. All these settlements became target of the elephant for annual venture specially during harvesting season.
11:16 May 12, 2013 PST
Rengma Naga Hills Protection Force Cadre Killed in Shootout
The security force involved in the counterinsurgency operation has identified the saline person as Takan Rengma aged around 22 years of the same village where the incident took place.
08:05 May 8, 2013 PST
Explore The Wonder of Karbi Anglong!
Conflicting claim and counterclaims about this docile tribe's origin can also be traced in their spoken history. Bisnu Prasad Rabha, cultural icon of Assam referred the Karbis as the discoverer of Assam who in fact find out this part of the globe.
08:56 May 5, 2013 PST
KPLT Militants Escape After Fierce Gunfight with Assam Police and Indian Army
Taking the advantage of pitch-dark condition entire, gang of the outfit fled from the area in the nearby forest. After the incident armed police of Bakulia police station and Indian army encamped near Bokulia and combing the entire area,
12:33 May 1, 2013 PST
Indian Army Helps Woman in Labor in East Karbi Anglong
Immediately, the Army arranged a vehicle for the lady from their camp and transported the lady to Dentaghat PHC, where the lady gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
06:23 May 1, 2013 PST
Smuggling of Red Sanders to China Under Scrutiny
Startling revelations have been made by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India including other concerned agencies like Bureau of Economic Offences, Government of India, Revenue Intelligence, Government of India
09:27 Apr 28, 2013 PST
Notorious Rhino Poacher Arrested by Karbi Anglong Police
According to police, the outfit sells the horn of the rhinos to China and Middle East countries through brokers at huge prices and procure armament for waging war against the nation.
11:21 Apr 26, 2013 PST
WW II Plane Wreckage Fails to Evoke Any Search Mission
This plane was designed to reach the 1304 Base unit of the allied force located at Singapore; the plane altogether had eleven pursuits, two life raft and some personal belongings of the passengers.
18:39 Apr 25, 2013 PST
Massive Poaching Threatens Wildlife in Kaziranga National Park
In addition to numerous species of resident birds, it serves as the winter visiting ground for many migratory birds. Kaziranga is located at the intersection of both the Australasian and the Indo Asian flyways,
09:50 Apr 24, 2013 PST
Facebook's Little Miracle
Romoni Engtipi, in pain and about to deliver her third child realized that no one was there to help her in the hamlet of Lakhan Bey Village.
19:20 Apr 21, 2013 PST
Karbi Anglong Takes Great Strides in Conservation of Biodiversity
The forest is plagued with plundering the timber of the forest district which is serving the Bramhaputra plains as biosphere. This organized crime destroys the environment and slows down the economic growth of this autonomous region of Assam.
11:10 Apr 21, 2013 PST
Natural Fisheries Facing Extinction in Karbi Anglong
Due to drastic reduction of the endemic species in these wetlands, hybrid class have taken its place, cultured internally.
11:08 Apr 20, 2013 PST
Five Chinese-Made Pistols Recovered From Naga Bus Passenger
Assam Police while conducting routine frisking of the bus passenger's luggage at the CCI (Cement Corporation of India) police check point fished out the weapons from baggage of the passenger today at around 9.00 AM.
07:50 Apr 17, 2013 PST
Village Headman Shot Dead
A government recognized village headman aged around 60 years was shot dead in Teron Gaon village by suspected Karbi Peoples Liberation Tigers
10:38 Apr 16, 2013 PST
Interstate Border Row Takes Volatile Turn in India
The issue has kicked off fresh interstate border tension in the autonomous district of Karbi Anglong which actually shares the contentious portion of land situated at high altitude in the western part of the autonomous zone bordering Ribhoi district
18:16 Apr 13, 2013 PST
Holy Water Flows in Maboram Village
The village has become the centre of attraction for thousands of Christian believers who comes here every day for collecting this water for its miraculous affect.
11:33 Apr 13, 2013 PST
OIL Calls for Pre-Drilling Environmental Impact Assessment Study in Assam
The process to explore petroleum from the soil of Karbi Anglong started long back but due to several reasons the venture did not materialize.
19:09 Apr 7, 2013 PST
Karbi Jutang Festival Resontes Karbi Traditional Melody
Ronghang urged Karbi people of all age group to join hand in the Karbi cultural platform for the logical development of the Karbi culture.
15:37 Apr 7, 2013 PST
Karbi Anglong Administration Asserts Land Encroachment By Nagaland
The area where actual infringement is going on is flanking the Sankar Tila border outpost of Assam police and the Dhansiri river.
06:51 Apr 5, 2013 PST
Terrible Memories of Karbi Anglong Massacre Show in Young Faces
Sushanta Roy talks to two boys who were miraculously spared the violent death suffered by their parents and friends, at the hands of ethnic murderers in 2005
05:45 Apr 3, 2013 PST
  

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