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

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.

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.

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.
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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.

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.

Soon to Witness The Execution of The Killers of Sheikh Mujibur...

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.
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Copenhagen Climate Summit : If Not An Agreement, At Least a...

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).

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...
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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...

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.

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?

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.

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

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.

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.

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.
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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.

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.

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.

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.