Chabahar Port: India To Deliver 2 Cranes

India delivers 2 cranes for Chabahar: This is part of a bilateral contract between India and Iran signed in May 2016 for $85 million to equip and operationalise the port. Amid talks with Iranian authorities, it signals a push to the port project.India’s plans to invest further in the port project are seen as an indicator […]

Patharughat 1894 Peasant Protest : Keypoints

Patharughat: Twenty-five years before the Jallianwallah Bagh massacre, more than a hundred peasants fell to the bullets of the British on January 28, 1894 in Patharughat, a small village in Assam’s Darrang district. The unarmed peasants were protesting against the increase in land revenue levied by the colonial administration, when the military opened fire. On […]

Belagavi: Disputed Border Area Between Maharashtra And Karnataka

Belagavi: Disputed Border Area Between Maharashtra And Karnataka: Maharashtra Chief Minister said the disputed border area between Maharashtra and Karnataka should be made an Union Territory until the matter is heard by the Supreme Court. This sparked off a strong reaction in Karnataka. Maharashtra has been claiming that Belagavi, Karwar, and Nipani should be the […]

First Anniversary of the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) agreement.

Bodoland: The BTAD district is currently spread over four districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri. As per the agreement, villages dominated by Bodos that were presently outside the BTAD would be included and those with a non-Bodo population would be excluded. The memorandum of settlement says that the criminal cases registered against members of […]

The Dhannipur Mosque Project launched on Republic Day

The Dhannipur Mosque: The Dhannipur mosque project was formally launched on Republic Day at the five-acre plot in Dhannipur village of Ayodhya Uttar Pradesh. The plot was allotted by the Uttar Pradesh government on the directions of the Supreme Court in the Babri Masjid Ram Janmabhoomi title suit. The Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF) is overseeing […]