Assam villagers on indefinite protest seeking permanent rehabilitation

There is no merriment in Magh Bihu on Thursday (January 14) for Assam’s over 12,000 people living in 'wilderness' for over seven decades now.

Assam govt tables Bill to abolish state-run madrassas

Despite protest from a united opposition, Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tabled a Bill in the state Assembly on Monday (December 28) to abolish all state-run madrassas.

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Guwahati: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who’s on a two-day visit to election-bound Assam, on Saturday launched the BJP’s election blitz in the state, asserting that the northeast has emerged as the growth engine of the country under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi.

Manipur cop returns gallantry medal after court’s observation in drugs case

Manipur Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Thounaojam Brinda returned her Chief Minister's Gallantry Medal, on Friday (December 18), which she had received for a drugs case, involving former Bharatiya Janata Party ADC chairman and six others

Baghjan fire doused, but woes remain for flora, fauna and locals

It was a moment to heave a sigh of relief after the Baghjan fire in Assam was doused, but now with irreparable damage done to the rich flora and fauna, and livelihoods of the people, the locals are staring at an uncertainty.

BJP gain in Assam BTC polls worrying for allies in Meghalaya, Tripura

The BJP’s gain at an important tribal council election in Assam should be a worrying sign for its allies in similar councils in neighbouring states of Meghalaya and Tripura where the saffron party is trying to expand its footprint.

BJP dumps old ally, picks new one to rule Bodoland Territorial Council

After Union Home Minister Amit Shah congratulated the BJP’s “ally” UPPL following the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) results in Assam, it was announced on Sunday (December 13) that the UPPL chief Pramod Boro will be the new Chief Executive Member (CEM) in the BTC.

2.77 lakh ineligible names may have been included in Assam NRC, HC told

The Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) authorities have informed the Gauhati High Court that they may have included up to 2.77 lakh "undeserving" names in the list due to poor quality check and control.

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Assam journalist tied to electric pole, thrashed for reporting crime

A journalist working for an Assamese daily, was tied to an electric pole and brutally assaulted in broad daylight on Sunday (November 15) in Assam’s Kamrup district. He has sustained injuries on his head, neck and ears.

BJP dumps ally in Assam ahead of Bodoland Territorial Council polls

With the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) elections just days away, the ruling Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) -- which has been in power since 2003 -- is facing a tough challenge from no other than its ally, the BJP. Key leaders of BPF have deserted the party to join the saffron camp. The BJP has, meanwhile, gone all out against its own alliance partner and has challenged the BPF, saying that the Council will have a BJP man as its chief, post the elections.

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Assam, Mizoram CMs seek Centre’s help to dial down tension at border

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Nagaland pushes for unity of warring militant outfits, silent on talks stalemate

The consultative meeting convened by the Nagaland government on Thursday (October 16) pushed for unity among the Naga militant groups, but remained silent on the current impasse in the 23-year-long peace parleys between the Centre and the NSCN (IM).

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Kolkata: The Assam unit of the BJP has been raking up contentious communal issues in the run up to the Assembly elections due in about six months. It all started when Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal claimed on Friday (October 9) that the indigenous communities in the state were not “safe and secure” as the “Mughal aggression” was still continuing.

Assam BJP leader wants to stop beef supply for zoo’s tigers

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