Making sense of Assam's NRC: A closer look at three factors that caused errors in register of citizens
Barring foreign nationals who might have fraudulently enrolled their names in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, nobody is happy with the list published last month
BJP-led NEDA's narrow victory in Nagaland has alarming message for decades-old peace process with militant outfits
The situation in Nagaland and other Naga-inhabited areas of the Northeast underwent a change last February when the BJP leadership decided not to give in to NSCN(IM)'s demands for a separate flag and constitution for Nagaland.
Saffron wave in Assam: Ekal Vidyalayas helped BJP, RSS establish strong roots in Assam's tribal areas, tea estates
The traditional bastions of the Congress in Assam’s rural areas are being shaken and smeared with a saffron hue.
Lok Sabha polls: BJP's promise of combating illegal immigration in the North East may be mere lip service
BJP has once again declared its commitment to check illegal infiltration in the northeastern states.
As such, ULFA would always be able to attract new cadres which has been evidenced from time to time in the past couple of decades. But the situation could be very different this time around with the odds stacked heavily against all the separatist outfits based in Myanmar
Congress fails to seize opportunity created by Citizenship Amendment Bill as BJP fights back to retain grip on North East
BJP has set an ambitious target of winning more than 20 seats out of 25 for the North East Democratic Alliance.
Assam govt closes inquiry against two senior IPS officers allegedly involved in Saradha chit fund scam
A lesser known episode involving India Police Service (IPS) officers in the infamous Saradha scam comes from Assam.
BJP could have avoided messy situation in Assam over citizenship bill; 'people feel cheated' with last-minute damage-control plan
The extraordinary episode is yet another testimony of the anxieties of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Assam which seems to be caught between the popular movement against the Citizenship Amendment Bill and the party’s decision to pass it in Parliament.
NDFB chief gets life imprisonment in 2008 Assam blasts case: Tracing Ranjan Daimary's journey to achieve 'sovereignty'
Ranjan Daimary, former rebel chief of the proscribed National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) in Assam, has been found guilty.
Illegal coal mining continues in Assam's Ledo-Margherita with support from police officials, local politicians
Illicit coal mining has been continuing on a much larger scale at a remote corner of Assam for the past several years.
Slow progress mars Mizoram-Myanmar Kaladan project as India misses deadline for road third time in a row
The multi-crore Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project envisioned as a key component of the Act East Policy has missed the deadline for the third consecutive time in Mizoram
Assam home department passes the buck over collection of biometric data as 15 December deadline approaches
Officials at the NRC secretariat are in no doubt that the home department is “passing the buck” since it had failed to begin the exercise in time.
Perpetrators behind Assam's Tinsukia massacre yet to be nabbed amid reports of militants fleeing to Myanmar
A combined team of the police from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, army as well as the CoBRA team from the CRPF has been pressed into action in the Tengapani Reserve Forest a day after the massacre was orchestrated at Dholla.
ULFA strike against Bengali-Hindus in Assam attempt to shore up outfit's support base against Citizenship Bill
The strike is viewed by a section of officials as an attempt by ULFA to shore up its flagging support base as it coincides with a wave of protests sweeping many districts in Assam’s Brahmaputra Valley against the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016.
Government apathy turns village grazing reserve in Assam's Dukonia into colony of illegal Bangladeshi settlers
Dukonia Village Grazing Reserve, which was notified by former Assam chief minister Bishnu Ram Medhi in the mid-1950s, is home to about 2000 buffaloes belonging to farmers from villages in Hajo.
In Assam, Aadhaar had fuelled a controversy with civil society groups and political parties raising concerns that its benefits would be reaped by foreign nationals.
Assam plans three more detention centres for illegal immigrants to prevent them from vanishing before deportation
In response to a PIL filed by Anil Chandra Dey at Gauhati High Court, the state government said that the revenue department has been asked to allot government land in the three districts with the capacity to detain at least a thousand foreign nationals at each centre.
North East has always been key focus of Maoist expansion plans, but local conditions and politics stalled growth
Even though the history and social structure of the North East including Assam and Tripura has prevented Maoists from gaining a foothold, they have not been completely wiped out. Their focus is to build a support base instead of arming the masses which was evident in central India
Officials at Assam Secretariat had offered estimates varying between 9 lakh and 11 lakh applicants who had either submitted forged papers or sought to establish bogus linkages
Assam turns into haven for illegal migrants: A story of blunders and missed opportunities to resolve vexed issue
The current situation in Assam stems from the failure by the state and society to grasp the long-term implications of unchecked illegal migration.