Articles by Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Sep 11, 2019
Making sense of Assam's NRC: A closer look at three factors that caused errors in register of citizensBarring 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
Jun 06, 2019
BJP-led NEDA's narrow victory in Nagaland has alarming message for decades-old peace process with militant outfitsThe 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.
May 24, 2019
Saffron wave in Assam: Ekal Vidyalayas helped BJP, RSS establish strong roots in Assam's tribal areas, tea estatesThe traditional bastions of the Congress in Assam’s rural areas are being shaken and smeared with a saffron hue.
Apr 11, 2019
Lok Sabha polls: BJP's promise of combating illegal immigration in the North East may be mere lip serviceBJP has once again declared its commitment to check illegal infiltration in the northeastern states.
Mar 30, 2019
ULFA in disarray after Myanmar Army's crackdown: Has endgame begun for the separatist outfit?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
Mar 18, 2019
Congress fails to seize opportunity created by Citizenship Amendment Bill as BJP fights back to retain grip on North EastBJP has set an ambitious target of winning more than 20 seats out of 25 for the North East Democratic Alliance.
Feb 09, 2019
Assam govt closes inquiry against two senior IPS officers allegedly involved in Saradha chit fund scamA lesser known episode involving India Police Service (IPS) officers in the infamous Saradha scam comes from Assam.
Feb 07, 2019
BJP could have avoided messy situation in Assam over citizenship bill; 'people feel cheated' with last-minute damage-control planThe 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.
Jan 31, 2019
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.
Jan 11, 2019
Illegal coal mining continues in Assam's Ledo-Margherita with support from police officials, local politiciansIllicit coal mining has been continuing on a much larger scale at a remote corner of Assam for the past several years.