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Fresh IT scholarships in Pune for NE toppers

The International Institute for Information Technology (I2IT) at Pune, Maharashtra, is offering two scholarships for the Masters Program in the field of Advanced Information Technology for the session beginning January 2005 to deserving students of the North East. The offer by the Finolex Group of industries will cover the full tuition fees of the students…

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Comment on Draft National Policy for Tribals

A Draft National Policy for tribals is indeed overdue. But it would be a huge mistake if the Central Government seeks to "assimilate" and "mainstream" ST communities. This is a clear contradiction: you cannot assimilate groups (in this case a larger group is seeking to ?bring STs into the mainstream? without destroying their distinct culture.…

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CAG report on Arunachal Pradesh for the year ended 31 March 2001

This Report includes two chapters on Finance and Appropriation Accounts of Government of Arunachal Pradesh for the year 2000-2001 and six other chapters, comprising 2 reviews and 49 paragraphs, based on the audit of certain selected programmes and activities of the financial transactions of the Government. A synopsis of the important findings contained in this…

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Impact of armed conflict on women in Nagaland and Tripura

The Centre conducted a study on the 'Impact of armed conflict on women' in the states of Nagaland and Tripura at the request of the National Commission of Women. The coordinator was Ms. Preeti Gill, Advisory Council member and editor, Zubaan. Researchers and assistants in the two states include Ms. Wecheteu Kapfo and Mrs. Akule…

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World Bank Award

The Centre is one of 20 winners (June 2004) of a nationwide competition organized by the India office of the World Bank to consider innovative ideas, which if implemented, could make a difference to rural problems. The C-NES project, which included a model to scale, was titled: A Ship of Hope in a Valley of…

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By the Brahmaputra: Regenerating livelihoods (2002 to 2005)

The Centre, through its Managing Trustee and four researchers in Assam (all from the state of Assam) has been working by the Brahmaputra river, to develop an information and data bank of economic activities along the river and the livelihoods of people in six districts of Assam (Kamrup, Darrang, Jorhat, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh and Dhubri), especially…

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India’s Northeast & Bangladesh : Problems & opportunities

Published May 2004 The Centre for North East Studies & Policy Research approached the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung with a proposal for a series of discussions and public lectures in the North East of India involving scholars and senior figures from Bangladesh. The goal was to develop an initiative that would help charge attitudes and perspectives…

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North East Perspective: The way forward

[Remarks delivered at Pinewood Hotel, Shillong, Oct. 8, 2004, on Shifting Cultivation Regional Policy Dialogue Workshop for the Eastern Himalayas.] Mr. Taori, Mr. Dazeley, Dr. Campbell, Dr. Sharma and friends at ICIMOD, IFAD, Moses Chaki, the teams from Lead India and Missing Link who have facilitated this conference. Let me express my gratitude to you…

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