Nagaland: Enduring Troubles

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By Deepak Kumar Nayak
Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management

On February 18, 2016, a cadre of the Khaplang faction of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K), identified as ‘lieutenant’ Inato Ayee, was killed in an encounter with Assam Rifles (AR) personnel near Chumukedima village in Dimapur District.

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Telangana:Diminishing Rebel Spaces

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By Mrinal Kanta Das
Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management

At least eight members of the Venkatapuram ‘area committee’ of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), which operates in the Bhadrachalam area of Khammam District in Telangana, were killed in an encounter with Security Force (SF) personnel along the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border on March 1, 2016. The Telangana Greyhounds had launched the operation after receiving information about the presence of Maoist leaders in the region, resulting in the encounter which took place in the Sakler area of Sukma District in Chhattisgarh State. Along with the dead bodies of the eight slain militants, SF personnel also recovered an AK-47 rifle, three Self-Loading Rifle (SLRs), several .303 rifles, and ammunition from the encounter spot.

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The Punjabi Contribution to Cinema – Part III

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Part I  and Part II - To be concluded...

Ishtiaq Ahmed chronicles the process by which artists and professionals of Punjabi birth established themselves in the Indian film industry

By Ishtiaq Ahmed

Beautiful Punjabi men and women headed towards Bombay and Calcutta because in the formative years, the Lahore film industry had limited capital and essentially produced Punjabi language films which had limited outreach. Villains, character actors, comedians, bit actors, story writers, script writers, song writers, music directors, directors, producers, filmmakers and studio owners from the Punjab – all those who sought employment opportunities and nurtured ambitions to make a name for themselves at the all-India level – headed towards Bombay and Calcutta.

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BMO IFFSA | PIFF Toronto 2016 Starts the Buzz with ARDAAS

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By A Correspondent 

The BMO International Film Festival of South Asia [IFFSA] in collaboration with Punjabi International Film Festival [PIFF]  brings you the much anticipated premiere of singer and actor turned director Gippy Grewal’s film Ardaas. Gippy Grewal along with the lead actor Gurpreet Ghugi introduced Ardaas to the media and invited guests during a press conference held today at Courtyard by Marriott Brampton. The premiere of the film was on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Cineplex Odeon Orion Gate Cinemas in Brampton with the worldwide release on March 11, 2016.

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Women Achievers Canada 2016

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Gugni Gill Presents

to be held on 9th April, 2016 at Woodbine Banquet Hall, Toronto

OCTOBER 2017

Vol. 12 - No. 3










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