Government's bid to resume coal mining in Meghalaya triggers concerns about safety

The Shillong-based activist had survived an attack from the miscreants in 2018 during a visit to an illegal coal mining site in East Jaintia Hills. 

27 Sep 2021

Assam eviction drive: Himanta hints at PFI role, says some people collected Rs 28 lakh from landless

The CM said prior to the day of the violent incident, the Popular Front of India had visited the site in the name of distributing food items to the evicted families.

25 Sep 2021

Provoked by govt order, NSCN-IM asks Arunachal lawmakers to withdraw support to CM Khandu

The call from the outfit comes followed by an Arunachal's decision to remove the Naga tag on at least four tribes living in Tirap, Changlang, and Longding districts.

25 Sep 2021

‘Where did 10,000 people come from?’: Assam CM Himanta on Thursday’s violence

Only 60 families had to be evicted but 10,000 people swarmed to the site to put up a resistance. Where did they come from? Who brought them?” Sarma wondered.

24 Sep 2021

Police bullet cuts short ‘bright’ Assam teenager’s life

He was one of the two persons killed when a mob of protestors clashed with the police at neighbouring Dholpur No 3 village, 4 km from Dholpur No 2.

24 Sep 2021

Manipur Naga leader's killing: CM Biren Singh apologises, 16 cops suspended

Abonmai was abducted by a group of alleged rebels of NSCN-IM from Tamenglong on Wednesday and hours later, his bludgeoned body was retrieved 7 km away.

24 Sep 2021

2 killed during Assam eviction drive, CM says action came after armed encroachers attacked cops

About 800 families of Bengali-speaking Muslims were illegally occupying about 4,500 bighas of govt land and the Himanta govt decided to use the land for agricultural purposes.

23 Sep 2021

Assam CM Himanta meets NSCN-IM leader Muivah, discusses Naga issue

The meeting comes a day after Sarma’s purported intense deliberations with Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi on Monday night.

21 Sep 2021

Assam Police arrests 453 land brokers in 24 hours after CM Himanta’s call to end ‘Dalal Raj’

The CM said there should not be any middleman in the police stations as well as the offices of district transport officers, circle officers, DMs, etc.

21 Sep 2021

Peace talks with NSCN-IM resume, CMs of Assam, Nagaland to meet Muivah Tuesday

The NSCN-IM said any solution to the Naga issue without the 'sacred' Naga flag and constitution would be meaningless.

20 Sep 2021

Assam child’s online game addiction costs parents Rs 19 lakh

The police officer said the boy’s parents got suspicious when they had seen him possessing the two costly phones. 

20 Sep 2021

Rights panel directs Manipur govt to protect lives of RTI activists threatened by insurgent group

Earlier, the National Human Rights Commission transferred three petitions to the Manipur Human Rights Commission for disposal in connection with the case.

19 Sep 2021

Social activist among four arrested for bid to float rebel outfit in Meghalaya

The quartet was arrested on Friday night following their return from the central headquarters of militant outfit National Socialist Council of Nagalim or NSCN-IM at Hebron near Dimapur in Nagaland.

19 Sep 2021

Has durable peace returned to Bodoland? Birth of new rebel group belies Modi, Shah’s claim

In a video message, a leader of the militant organisation said the BTR pact was a raw deal for the Bodos who have fought for decades for a separate Bodoland state.

18 Sep 2021

Nagaland traders protest taxation by armed groups

For years, the traders and business owners quietly paid taxes to the armed groups over fears for their life. Now, they have started speaking up

18 Sep 2021