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

Are taxes levied by militants legal? Nagaland stands united against extortion by rebel groups

Businesses in the state have their back broken as the traders are required to pay multiple taxes to as many as 10 armed groups, including NSCN.

17 Sep 2021

Guwahati diary

The Assam government is aiming to pay pension to employees on the very day they retire.

17 Sep 2021

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