BJP govt in Assam softens position on illegal Bangladeshi immigrants issue

The government had last month “humanised” the detention centres for declared foreigners (illegal Bangladeshi immigrants) by renaming them as “transit camps”.

16 Sep 2021

Handed over by Bangladesh, missing Assam man returns home after over 4 years

As he appeared mentally frail, nobody is asking him how he had landed in Bangladesh.

14 Sep 2021

Muslim man’s second marriage with Hindu woman under Special Marriage Act is void: Gauhati HC

Quoting from section 4 of the Special Marriage Act, 1954, the court said one of the conditions relating to the solemnization of special marriages is that neither party has a spouse living.

14 Sep 2021

Citizenship an important right: Gauhati HC sets aside order of Foreigners’ Tribunal

Asor Uddin had filed a petition in the court after the Foreigners’ Tribunal of Morigaon declared him a foreigner.

14 Sep 2021

High Covid positivity rate shocks Mizoram, Centre rushes team

The hill state has so far recorded 71,922 cases, including 239 deaths. This is over 6.5% of the state’s population of 11.2 lakh.

13 Sep 2021

Mizoram fears fresh influx of refugees after Myanmar airstrikes on civilians

Some 150 people from Myanmar’s Chin State fled to Mizoram over the past few days in the face of the airstrikes.

11 Sep 2021

Critics happy as RN Ravi moved out of Nagaland as TN governor

Ravi, however, will continue to serve also as the Centre’s interlocutor in the Naga peace talks – at least for now.

10 Sep 2021

CPI-M offices, workers come under attack in Tripura, Yechuri seeks PM Modi’s intervention

The attacks were carried out from Wednesday morning till the wee hours of Thursday in which a number of vehicles, mostly two-wheelers, were also set ablaze. 

09 Sep 2021

Day after boat tragedy, CM Himanta says work for Jorhat-Majuli bridge to begin in November

CM Himanta Biswa Sarma made the announcement while visiting Neamatighat in Jorhat where a collision between two ferries or mechanised boats on Wednesday had left a 28-year-old woman dead.

09 Sep 2021

One dead, over 35 missing after two boats collide in Assam's Brahmaputra river

While 42 others survived after they managed to swim ashore, the locals claimed there were 100-120 passengers.

08 Sep 2021

Won’t mind if CM Himanta mediates in peace talks with Centre: ULFA chief Paresh Baruah

Baruah said the CM knows "our history and we have seen his courage, honesty and intent towards resolving the conflict."

07 Sep 2021

Meghalaya 'fake' encounter case: Shillong groups fire knife salvo at Conrad Sangma govt

The groups protested against the govt for its failure to suspend some senior cops responsible for the killing of former insurgent leader Cheristerfield Thangkhiew in an alleged fake encounter on Augus

06 Sep 2021

Guwahati Diary: ‘Covid Sahayata Kendra’ comes up in Guwahati 

A Covid Sahayata Kendra (CSK) has come up in Guwahati recently.

05 Sep 2021

Centre signs ‘historic’ peace pact with five insurgent groups of Assam

“… Modi government is committed to resolving the decades-old crisis, ensuring the territorial integrity of Assam,” the Home Minister tweeted.

05 Sep 2021

Activists, intellectuals seek new interlocutor in Naga peace process

Nagaland Governor RN Ravi is the current interlocutor but the participants expressed dismay over the derailment of the peace process due to trust deficit between Ravi and NSCN-IM.

04 Sep 2021