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September 11, 2016
Assam's Majuli Becomes India's First River Island District

At first, there seems to be hardly anything special about Majuli Island. A nondescript 875 square kilometre riverine island in the middle of the Brahmaputra River. This beautiful island in Assam has made it to the news regularly in recent times, though. On 1 September, 2016, Majuli found a place in the Guinness World Records when it was declared the world’s largest river island, displacing the Marajo island of Brazil, which previously held the record. [...]Read More

June 23, 2016
New Districts of West Bengal

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee fulfilled her electoral promise last week with her announcement of the formation of three new districts in West Bengal – Jhargram, Asansol and Kalimpong, as part of her party’s commitment to re-organize the state’s districts for better administration. On her campaign trail in the run up to the 2016 Assembly elections, Mamata Banerjee had announced her party’s commitment to create five new districts if her party was re-elected to power. The reorganization of state [...]Read More



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