articles by Chandrani Sinha

Politics

All eyes on Meghalaya's Tura as contest between Mukul Sangma and PA Sangma's daughter Agatha enters finale

With contest heating up between PA Sangma's daughter Agatha and his once favourite Mukul Sangma for the Tura Lok Sabha seat, voters in the Garo Hills of Meghalaya have to decide if it's time to let go of their beloved leader’s legacy and opt for change

Politics

Lok Sabha polls: BJP has edge in Assam's tea belts as locals blame former Congress policies for underdevelopment

It's business as usual at the Halmira tea estate, tucked in Golaghat district of Assam, about 300 km away from Guwahati.

Politics

BJP may not achieve target of 22 Lok Sabha seats in North East as most NEDA partners decide to contest on their own

The BJP — which has set a target to win 22 out of 25 Lok Sabha seats spread over eight states in the region — may not find it easy to achieve its goal as most of its erstwhile allies have decided to contest forthcoming polls on their own.

India

Of no fixed abode: Disowned by family, transwoman who begs on trains, forced to knock on SC doors to get listed in Assam's NRC

Rinki is among the nearly 20,000 transgender persons in Assam who have been left out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) as they were unable to furnish the required documents.

India

Of no fixed abode: NRC is confusing process, says Bengali-speaking Bihari family of 9; only one member named in final draft

Santosh was confident that names of his family members will be in the final draft when, along with a few of his neighbours, he went to the nearest NRC Sewa Kendra (NSK) to check the list. Most of his family members' names had appeared in the first draft, Santosh says.

India

Location of IAF's Dollungmukh range in Arunachal Pradesh is strategic, but local villagers live in constant fear of bombs

The Dollungmukh range of the air force in Arunachal Pradesh is located close to the India-China border.

India

Shillong unrest: Fresh clashes reflect Meghalaya's past characterised by conflicts between tribals and 'outsiders'

Curfew continued to be imposed in Shillong for the third day on Sunday after it was briefly lifted for seven hours in areas under Lumdiengjri Police Station and Cantonment Beat House areas.

Politics

RSS to hold mega rally in Assam tomorrow: Over 35,000 to attend as Sangh showcases strength ahead of polls in four northeastern states

To help the BJP make inroads in the four northeastern states that will go to polls this year — Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram — the RSS is set to hold a massive rally in Guwahati on Sunday

India

Assam University reinstates suspended teacher after high court flak; colleagues call it political victimisation at AVBP's behest

A large section of students, both former and presently studying, see this as an attempt to target academicians popular for their political ideologies being averse to the right-wing discourse.

India

Assam records its original inhabitants: BJP's tardy approach to Aadhaar exposes its doublespeak on illegal immigrants

There are reignited apprehensions in Assam that illegal immigrants might get hold of Aadhaar even as the process of updating the NRC is underway.

India

Assam records its original inhabitants: State's methods of identifying foreigners on shaky ground as locals complain of harassment

Suspicion regarding infiltrators in Assam had put more than 6.2 lakh people under investigation as "foreigners" until October 2016

India

31 journalists killed in 30 years in India's North East: Lack of police follow-up has media worried

While Assam has had the most journalists killed, its sister states Manipur, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh also don’t fare well.

Sports

How a giant leap by Dipa Karmakar bolstered the aspirations of tiny Tripura

Dipa Karmakar from Tripura is now the latest sporting sensation in India. She has become the first ever female gymnast from India to qualify for Olympics

Politics

Mobile diaries: How politics over immigration from Bangladesh has affected Assam

One of the most important issues of the Assam Assembly polls is that of immigration from Bangladesh.