R. Rajamarthandan was suspended on April 5, on charges of having given away “classified” information while responding to an RTI application inquiring about the sensational Silapathar case.
Law and order concerns were raised and Section 144 imposed after protesters, led by a Bengali group demanding citizenship for Hindu Bangladeshis, vandalised an All Assam Students’ Union office.
Dozens of ethnic and political organisations in the state fear that the Centre’s decision, which violates the Assam Accord, could result in the marginalisation of its indigenous people.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
The amount paid to the chief minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, is only a small part of the Rs 10,000 crore sought by him from the Centre to meet the committed liabilities that he inherited from the Gogoi government.
Ever since the 1980s, keeping “outsiders” out of the oil industry has been a deep sub-nationalist issue in Assam.
Assam-watcher and veteran journalist M.S. Prabhakara looks at the assembly poll results and what lies ahead
With no traditional base in Assam, the BJP is cleverly wooing Assamese voters by reviving the strong anti immigrant sentiments that marked the 1980s.
Slain student leader Sourab Bora’s brother hopes the ULFA’s statement will revive the court case into his murder.
AASU President Dipanka Kumar Nath discusses the group’s commitment to the Assam Accord and the expectations from the party that wins the upcoming state assembly polls.
The Modi Government’s decision to grant asylum to Bangladeshi Hindu migrants in Assam is fomenting widespread anger among ethnic Assamese – even as the refugees say they have no place to go back to.