Prasanta Mazumdar

A Jew's fight to raise a 'New Jerusalem' in Mizoram

Lalthlamuani Sailo, a member of Mizoram's Jewish community, has promised to fight to build a New Jerusalem in this state of the Northeast.

2 hours ago

Hardline ULFA trying to cash in on Citizenship Bill fallout

If the Bill is eventually passed, locals fear, it will turn them into minorities and destroy their land, language and culture.

16 hours ago

Mizoram elections: Parties ignore progressive Mizo women, again 

Of the 209 candidates in the fray of November 28 polls, there are just 15 women.

17 Nov 2018

Guwahati  Diary

It is said to be the third tallest flag in the country.

17 Nov 2018

Congress crumbling, Mizo National Front only alternative, says ex-Mizoram CM Zoramthanga

The MNF is an ally of the BJP in North East Democratic Alliance, which is a non-Congress conglomerate of the political parties. However, both are going it alone in Mizoram elections.

16 Nov 2018

'Money power' could play a role in BJP’s election prospects: Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla

He hinted that the BJP might try to cash in on the issue of the displaced Brus (Reangs) with “money power”, some 32,000 of who are lodged in six relief camps in neighbouring Tripura.

15 Nov 2018

Sixteen-year-old Assam girl joins ULFA

Sixteen-year-old Karishma Mech, hailing from Lekhapani had joined the rebel group, said police.

13 Nov 2018

TMC to foray into Assam’s panchayat elections

Firhad Hakim, who is a Cabinet Minister of West Bengal, told reporters in Guwahati on Monday that the TMC would contest the polls.

12 Nov 2018

Assam sovereignty: Insurgent group ULFA benefits from row over Modi government’s Citizenship Bill

As the Centre seeks to pass the Citizenship Bill to legalise the stay of non-Muslim immigrants,  there is a growing belief, especially among Assamese youths, that only the ULFA can protect Assam.

11 Nov 2018

Hunt for new chief electoral officer in Mizoram begins

SB Shashank was under fire from the Mizoram NGO Coordination Committee, which is a conglomerate of some powerful Mizo civil society organisations, for his alleged pro-Bru stance.

11 Nov 2018

EC begins looking at alternatives for under-fire Mizoram poll official

The Election Commission (EC) has more or less taken a decision to remove Shashank.  The panel on Saturday began the process to find alternatives for the under-fire poll official.

11 Nov 2018

Election Commission ‘assures’ protesting Mizoram NGOs on CEO SB Shashank’s removal

A high-level team of the Election Commission of India (ECI), which was led by Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain, had purportedly given an assurance in this regard to the MNCC

09 Nov 2018

Assamese youth threaten to convert to Buddhism if citizenship bill is passed

The youth, from Numaligarh in Upper Assam’s Golaghat district and are members of various organisations, took a pledge on Friday that they will convert to Buddhism if the Centre passes the bill.

09 Nov 2018

Anti-corruption activist Agnes Kharshiing attacked by ‘coal mafias’ in Meghalaya

The incident occurred at Tuber Sohshrieh in East Jaintia Hills district around noon when she and fellow activist Anita Sangma visited the site to take stock of coal mining despite by a ban by the NGT.

08 Nov 2018

Assam bodies warn Centre against passing Citizenship Bill

28 organizations hit the streets asking the Centre to stay away from passing the bill which seeks to legitimize the stay of the non-Muslim immigrants who entered the country till December 31, 2014.

08 Nov 2018