K. N. BALAGOPAL on Indian fishermen problem:
CPIM in Parliament
T.K. RANGARAJAN on the remarks made by Sri Lankan Prime Minister
Ranil Wickramsinghe on Indian fishermen:
Excerpts of Jitendra Chaudhury’s speech participating on the debate of proposed amendments of Land Acquisition Bill, today on 9th March in the Lok Sabha.
" I RISE HERE TO MOVE A PROPOSAL FOR CONSIDERATION OF THIS AUGUST HOUSE TO STRENGTHENING THE TRIPURA TRIBAL AREAS AUTONOMOUS COUNCIL (TTA-ADC) AND OTHER SUCH AUTONOMOUS COUNCILS OF NORTH EAST BY AMENDING THE 6TH SCHEDULE PROVISIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION. THAT TTA-ADC AND OTHER COUNCILS BE EQUIPPED AND EMPOWERED TO ACHIEVE THE SACRED OBJECTIVE OF PROTECTING LAND IN THE HAND OF TARGETTED SECTION OF PEOPLE FROM FURTHER ALIENATION, ENSURE HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE AREA/REGION AND ETHNOLOGICAL UPLIFTMENT.
"....................Kok-Borok, a dialect of Tibeto-Burman group, mother tongue of more than 1.3 million Borok(Tripuri) population inhabiting in Tripura, Mizoram and Assam States of India, and in Chittagong Hill Tracts and other five Districts of Bangladesh. Kok-Borok speaking rulers ruled the State of Tripura for more than thirteen hundred years. Though Kok-Borok is one of the rich languages in Eastern India by its treasure of folklore, folktale, vocabulary and cultural heritage. But, it could not be flourished to that extent due to the neglect of erstwhile rulers of the State and absence of any policy of the Union Government to preserve and develop such hundreds of dialects of distinct minority linguistic groups in the country.
REPORTED MOVE OF GOVERNMENT TO HAND OVER MAJOR AIRPORTS TO PRIVATE SECTOR
Dr. A. Sampath on the statutory resolution regarding the Disapproval of Citizenship
(Amendment) Ordinance, 2015 (No. 1 of 2015) and THE CITIZENSHIP (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2015