Video clips have emerged on social media that show a BJP minister in Manipur and a Congress MLA in Assam helping villagers repair embankment breaches in flood-hit areas.
The priorities of the central and state governments seem to be misplaced in Assam.
The man the BJP once described as a ‘key suspect’ in the Louis Berger case is now a senior minister in its own government.
The Supreme Court criticised Sonowal for saying the draft national register of citizens, meant to curb illegal immigration, will be released by December 31.
The Sonowal government has employed measures that appear designed to pressurise local authorities to work at its behest, all the while creating fear and giving rise to renewed anger among the Muslim community.
Assam and Arunachal Pradesh are facing floods and landslides due to incessant rains in last couple of days.
Major rivers in the state are flowing above the danger level while surface communication was disrupted at many places along the NH-415 that links Assam with Arunachal Pradesh.
More than three lakh people have been affected in the latest wave of floods, around 1,096 villages are under water and nearly 41,200 hectares of crop area have been damaged.
NE Dispatch: BJP Wins Karbi Anglong Council in Assam; Sikkim to Sue Bengal over Gorkhaland Agitation
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
The movements for Nepali in West Bengal and Bengali in Assam have faced an uphill task, both finding their first success in 1961.
India has a paltry water transportation system due to practical and policy difficulties, but trade with Bangladesh may open up avenues.
Yakub Ali was part of a protest held against alleged inclusion of Indian citizens in the doubtful voters list by the foreigners’ tribunals.
The water level in many states has reached waist level while power cuts and lack of water supply has further affected daily lives.
In 2005, conservationists launched a plan to establish rhino populations in seven parks in Assam, but this proved to be a much bigger challenge than was expected.
Bodo women in Chirang, a remote district in lower Assam, are breaking taboos, overcoming obstacles and handling their own finances – all thanks to the simple cycle.
The advent of solar energy in three villages of Birsing char has had a transformative impact on primary healthcare and other daily activities of rural Assamese communities.
At a time when social media is a conduit of lies and rumours, youngsters in Assam are using it to prevent child marriages in the district of Darrang.
Emergency rescue and relief efforts are underway in both countries, but officials have warned that the death toll could rise.
The construction of bridges and roads is supposed to help connect the northeast, but it may leave local communities doubly marginalised.
As the Supreme Court hears Rajamarthandan’s plea for bail, it may turn out to be a test case for deciding whether an officer could proactively disclose information without violating the requirements of confidentiality.
Khwrmdao Basumatary, a villager in Assam, was nearly dragged away by security forces, along with alleged fake encounter victims Lukas Narzary and David Islary.
The Sukhoi-30 jet had gone missing after taking off for a routine training sortie from the Tezpur Salonibari Air Force station in Assam on Tuesday.
The bridge, inaugurated by the prime minister on May 26, is the country’s longest, connecting the remotest parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
An NIA special court found the 14 guilty of diverting government funds to buy arms to carry out attacks on security forces between 2006 and 2009.
A Sukhoi fighter jet went missing near Tezpur in Assam after losing its radar and radio contact.
The former Assam chief minister was blocked from going to the site of the bridge because of “security concerns” ahead of Modi’s visit to inaugurate it.
Punitive population control measures will likely have an adverse impact on the state’s vulnerable groups – migrants, religious minorities and a blend of the two, migrants who are Bengali Muslims.
Women trained in the use of the internet are travelling across four districts of Assam to bring its benefits to rural women, which in turn is boosting their household earnings and changing everyday lives for the better.
Fluoride concentration in groundwater is going up as wells are getting deeper; experts say using surface water after treatment is the only way out.
A slew of initiatives announced recently aim to revitalise the river as a trade and travel network, but there is a long way to go.
Protesters demand an updated voters’ list as per the sixth schedule of the constitution before the next autonomous council polls are held.
Listen to Bihu songs – traditional and modern – that celebrate the non-vegetarian food habits of the Assamese.
Vote counting for ten assembly constituencies in eight states – Delhi, Karnataka, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam and Madhya Pradesh – is currently underway.
The BJP is gradually pushing its Hindutva agenda in Assam and this could have a troubling fallout.
One of those arrested, a minor, has been sent to an observation home, while the other two were sent to 14-day judicial remand.
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“Mutual co-existence, mutual understanding is our strength,” said Mukherjee at the Namami Brahmaputra festival.
Although the ban has been lifted, food stalls selling non-vegetarian tribal food have been moved to the periphery of the venue from the main area that was earlier allotted to them.
The statement called Dalai Lama’s decision to visit Tawang concerning and added that the tense situation could escalate and a “war might become inevitable”.
The BJP had promised a resolution to the Bodoland issue as part of its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.