Border row: Assam CM asks police to withdraw case against Mizoram MP

In a visible thaw in relations, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has ordered the state police to withdraw the FIR against Mizoram Ra...

Amit Shah speaks to Assam, Mizoram CMs in bid to defuse border row

Union Home Minister Amit ...

Mizoram feels the pinch after Assam blocks COVID essentials, fuel trucks

Assam has officially denied any blockade, but several non-state actors have been disrupting truck movement at the entry point of Mizoram
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Assam checks vehicles from Mizoram for drugs amid ‘blockade’

Despite the intervention of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and an agreement reached between Assam and Mizoram governments to resolve the border crisis, the ground situation remains volatile as vehicles carrying supplies to Mizoram are stopped at the border following an undeclared "blockade". Six Assam policemen were killed and many people were in...

Border on the boil: Assam won’t give an inch of land, says CM

On the surface, everything seems to be calm, but embers continue to glow. A day after the ongoing border dispute between Assam and Mizoram led to massive violence, which resulted in the death of at least five Assam police personnel, the situation still remains grim though there has been no escalation of violence. The situation was defused after ...

Explained: Assam & Mizoram’s 100-yr-old border spat

On his way out, Tripura CM leaves a legacy of troubles for successor

Amidst heightened speculation about an imminent change of guard in Tripura, the BJP government, headed by Biplab Kumar Deb, seems determined to leave a legacy of permanent trouble for would-be inheritors. Nothing illustrates the point better than the confinement of 23 on-field surveyors of fabled poll specialist Prashant Kishore in an Agartala h...

Five Assam cops killed as boundary row with Mizoram spirals out of control

Concerned over the spike in violence and subsequent bloodshed, the Centre has asked both states to maintain peace.


Congolese man’s death in Bengaluru: Karnataka orders CID probe

A fight broke out between...

Building house & hope: Mizoram’s first hockey player at the Olympics

India and China agree to move back troops from Gogra Heights

India and China agree to move back troops from Gogra Heights. The two sides had deployed their troops against each other in the region in May 2020.

Persistent logjam in Parliament an insult, says PM as stalemate continues

The monsoon session of Pa...




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COVID wreaks havoc: Assam’s poor barter kidneys for cash

In what could be described as a deadly impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the rural economy in Assam, many in the state have been found to have sold their kidneys to inter-state gangs of organ traffickers to pay debts, even as a political slugfest has broken out amid allegations about the involvement of BJP leaders in the racket. While the Oppos...

Assam cattle Bill can spark social tension, say Opposition, experts

The narrative set up by the Assam government that the Assam Cattle Preservation Bill, 2021 will only regulate the sale of beef products and will help to usher in harmony has been trashed by the opposition parties and legal experts. They say the bill, if passed, could open a Pandora’s Box in terms of law and order and communal harmony. The legisl...

Facts belie Assam CM Himanta’s claims on Muslim population explosion

The Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma faced a lot of flak when he claimed that the Muslim population in the state is growing much faster than that of the Hindus and this has led to the overall population explosion in the state. 

Except Meghalaya, Covid cases on the decline in North East: Centre

With the exception of Meghalaya, COVID-19 cases in the north-eastern states have been showing a “progressive decline” in the test positivity rate (TPR), said the ministry of development of northeast region (DONER) on Saturday (July 3).

Assam activist-MLA Akhil Gogoi walks out of jail after 18 months

The NIA court cleared the last pending case against Raijor Dal leader Akhil Gogoi, over alleged participation in protests against the CAA in Assam

Trinamool sets sights on Tripura after victory in West Bengal

Mukul Roy, former BJP national vice president, soon after returning to the Trinamool Congress last Friday (June 11), made a call to Tripura, raising the prospect of a new political realignment in the tiny north-eastern state. The TMC sources said the veteran politician, well-known for his backchannel-negotiation skills, spoke to Sudip Roy Barman...

Women threaten ‘mass suicide’ if Assam govt reneges on loan-waiver

This was the second election promise the BJP reneged on immediately after coming to power. In May the government cancelled its pre-election notification of February 23 raising the daily wage of tea garden workers by ₹50

Assam’s eviction drive raises fears of minority victimisation

Fears of minority victimisation rise as Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma links his eviction drive to controlling a Muslim 'population explosion'

Ziona Chana, head of the world’s largest family, dies at 76

Ziona Chana, a Mizoram man who is believed to have headed the world's largest family, dies at 76. The family consists of at least 38 wives and 89 children.

After Assam, now doctor beaten up in Karnataka

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How Himanta Sarma convinced BJP leaders he should be next CM of Assam

Earlier on Sunday, Sonowal placed his resignation from the post of CM before Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi. He later proposed Sarma’s name at the meeting. The legislature party then unanimously elected Sarna as CM

BJP summons Sonowal and Sarma to Delhi to discuss Assam CM issue

Sonowal, who was elected from the Majuli constituency, enjoys a clean image while Sarma, an MLA from Jalukbari constituency in lower Assam, is a trouble-shooter for the party

6.4 magnitude earthquake jolts Assam, tremors felt in Bengal

Guwahati: An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 hit Assam on Wednesday, the National Centre for Seismology said. The tremors were felt in West Bengal and other parts of the Northeast too. The epicenter of the quake was Sonitpur and the quake occurred at 7.51 am at a depth of 17 kilometres, it said. While any casualty is yet to be reported, buildings in Guw...

Unwilling to pay for COVID testing, 300 air passengers flee Assam airport

Authorities at the Silchar airport in Assam were left puzzled on Wednesday (April 21) when some 300 air passengers who landed by six different aircraft skipped the mandatory COVID-19 testing and fled from the testing centre, located some distance away.

Assam Accord delayed, outfit plans mini census of ‘indigenous Muslims’

An influential organization, the Janagosthiya Samannay Parishad, is planning to conduct a mini census of the Muslim population in Assam to identify the indigenous Muslims. The move comes amid reports that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is being updated and implementation of the crucial Clause 6 of the Assam Accord is being kept in cold sto...

Ulfa spectre haunts Assam tea estates as Army diverts focus to Myanmar border

The spectre of Ulfa is back to haunt Assam’s tea gardens even as Indian armed forces have intensified vigil along the India-Myanmar border to check renewed spurt in militant activities in north-east following domestic turmoil in Myanmar. The Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. — the company carved out of the erstwhile Tata Tea Ltd — on Saturday (A...

‘Politely turn away Myanmar refugees,’ Manipur govt tells authorities, civilians

In what is being construed as a gesture that goes against the Indian ethos of Atithi Devo Bhavah, the Biren Singh government in Manipur has instructed local authorities and civilians not to entertain refugees from Myanmar with either food or shelter. The government order, however, says that the refugees can be given medical help in case of griev...

First phase: BJP hopes two-fold plan will help maintain upper Assam grip

The three-phase election in Assam began on Saturday with the first-phase polling in 47 seats spread across districts where protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) were at their peak. In this upper Assam region — comprising both the South and North banks of the Brahmaputra valley — the BJP and its ally, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), had bagged 35 of the 45 seats in the previous election.
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