ULFA issues threats to news channelMar 29, 8:28 pm
Guwahati, Mar 29 (ANI): Paresh Baruah led anti talk ULFA recently threatened a TV news channel, blaming it for projecting a wrong picture of the group. "I don't think it is justified. We are in the middle of a crossfire going on between the government and the insurgent groups. We are in the middle and very vulnerable. At all times we must report freely and fearlessly of what's happening on the ground," said Raman Bora, content editor, news channel DY 365. Media houses across the state have strongly condemned the threat. There are more than 30 newspapers, magazines, TV news channel s and other media houses in the region . "We condemn threat from any insurgent groups because they are losing public support, so they are making nuisance from outside the country and they have nothing to do but just issuing threats and notices to make their presence felt. They have done nothing for the people living in this part of the country," said Nava Thakuria, President, Electronic Media Forum Assam. Threats to media organizations have been issued in Assam and also in Manipur, where insurgents frequently threaten print organizations. There have been shutdowns, blank editorials, protests and other agitations in protest against these threats. For years the reporters and editors have been working under tremendous pressure in the region. "Militants claim to be government themselves. They challenge the existing law and order authorities and we media persons are between them. It is like a clash between the two governments. We cannot violate our laws and also the laws of insurgents, because if we do we invite trouble for ourselves," said Pradip Phanjoubam, former editor, Imphal Free Press. Insurgents have killed journalists and lobbed grenades outside their offices and houses. In spite of the threats, many journalists in the region have not bowed down to the insurgents. ( news.in" target="_blank">ANI)
Rawat's problem continues as Arya now threatens to quit May 29, 4:54 pm
Dehradun, May 29 (ANI): The problems for Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, presently under the CBI scanner over the sting CD row, continues as his Cabinet colleague Yashpal Arya has threatened to quit the Congress if he is not nominated to the Rajya Sabha.Full Story »
Jats protest outside Rajnath's residence demanding reservation May 29, 4:40 pm
New Delhi, May.29 (ANI): Jat community leaders from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi staged a protest outside Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence here on Sunday, demanding reservation for the community, after the High Court brought an interim stay on the reservation given to Jats and five other castes in the state.Full Story »
Five arrested for attack on African nationals in Chattarpur May 29, 4:27 pm
New Delhi, May 29 (ANI): The Delhi Police on Sunday arrested five people in connection with the attack on African nationals in Chattarpur area of South Delhi.Full Story »
Development replaces fear in Jeeram Ghati post 2013 Naxal attack May 29, 4:10 pm
Raipur, May 29 (ANI): Life seems to be back on track in Jeeram Ghati region of Chhattisgarh's Bastar district, three years after the deadly attack by the Naxals on the convoy of Congress leadership, with development replacing fear among the people.Full Story »
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