Assam villagers smell a rat, worry their names won’t figure in National Register of Citizens

The suspicion that the government could go after them by not entering their names in the NRC is writ large on the faces of locals.

31 Dec 2017

Bangladeshi migrants in grip of fear: Citizenship test puts Assam on the edge

The Registrar General of India is getting ready to publish “part draft” of the National Register of Citizens to identify Bangladeshi migrants who have illegally entered Assam after March 25, 1971.

31 Dec 2017

Eight suspected Rohingyas arrested in Tripura

As per an agreement between India and Myanmar, the locals on either side can move up to 16 km within each other’s territory without documents and stay there for a while.

30 Nov 2017

Most issues resolved, says Naga peace interlocutor

Centre’s interlocutor​ informed the state Cabinet that most of the substantial issues in the peace talks had been resolved and only the “symbolic issues” needed final resolution.

05 Nov 2017

Following rant against Rohingyas and Muslims, Assam MLA allegedly receives threat calls

The MLA allegedly received threat calls from abroad following his outbursts against Bengali-speaking Muslims and Rohingyas, who he claimed were infiltrating into the state via Tripura.

01 Nov 2017

With Naga insurgency settlement believed imminent, chorus erupts to defer Assembly elections

Amid buzz in Nagaland and parts of the Northeast that a settlement to the vexed Naga political problem, vis-à-vis Naga insurgency issue, is afoot, there is a demand now to defer Nagaland elections.

24 Oct 2017

Seven dead as Indian Air Force Mi-17 helicopter crashes near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh

The chopper had taken off from near Tawang and was on an air maintenance sortie when the mishap occurred.

06 Oct 2017

Two arrested for killing of journalist in Tripura

The Tripura police said they have arrested two men in connection with the killing of TV journalist Shantanu Bhowmik.

22 Sep 2017

BJP suspends Muslim woman leader for organising prayer meet in Assam for Rohingya victims 

A Muslim member of the BJP in Assam has been suspended and served a show-cause notice by her party for allegedly organising a prayer meet for the Rohingya people in Myanmar.

18 Sep 2017

Manipur sends out ‘not welcome’ signals to fleeing Rohingya Muslims

Manipur is not in the direct line of sight of Rohingyas fleeing the violence unleashed against them yet it is Manipur that has sounded an alert across its border with Myanmar.

14 Sep 2017

CJI probe into Gauri Lankesh’s murder

A group of Assamese intellectuals on Saturday submitted a “letter petition” to the chief justice of India (CJI) urging him to issue directions to concerned governments to effectively probe the murder

10 Sep 2017

Blue Whale in Assam? Guwahati boy lands up in hospital

A class X student was injured while allegedly trying to complete the final stage of the controversial Blue Whale game. This is the first such incident in Assam. 

30 Aug 2017

Ex-Manipur CM Rishang Keishing, who retired as the world's oldest parliamentarian, dies

Keishing was suffering from kidney ailments and was admitted to the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences in Imphal about a month ago.

23 Aug 2017

Assam floods claim 11 more lives today taking toll to 60

According to a report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, three died in Dhubri, while two lives were lost in Morigaon.

18 Aug 2017

Naga girl fights odds to popularise yoga

Her critics call her a ‘devil’ and jeer at her often but Orentsani Suzen, a young yoga instructor of Nagaland, is least perturbed.

13 Aug 2017