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All embankments along the India-Nepal border are controlled by India, which means that during a cross-border flood, one side will drain itself by drowning the other.
NE Dispatch: New Chairperson to Oversee Indian-Bangladesh Border Fence Work, 14 Girls Trafficked from Manipur Rescued
A roundup of news this week from the northeast.
Akhil Gogoi has been a bitter opponent of various policy decisions announced by the ruling BJP dispensation.
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Hazarika, who would have been 91 on Friday, wore many hats throughout his lifetime. What was uncanny however was his ability to bring the world to the people of Assam, long before globalisation made the word smaller.
What the confrontational politics of India’s northeast will mean for the future of panicked animals trying to survive a flood every year is unclear.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
National Register of Citizens Told to Segregate ‘Original Assam Inhabitants’ From Among 48 Lakh Applicants
The 48 lakh applicants submitted a panchayat certificate, which is only a supporting document, to prove their citizenship.
Exploring the history and the struggle of the Chakma tribe.
The death toll from drowning, snakebite, house collapse and landslide triggered by monsoon rains and floods rose to over 600 people on August 19.
Activists who have been working on the issue of undocumented immigrants from Bangladesh say they have not heard of these task forces, and even the police disagree on their number.
With today’s deaths, the toll in the latest wave of floods in the state rose to 49. The overall death figure in this year’s flood in Assam is 133.
Since August 10, seven rhinos, 122 swamp deer, two elephants, three wild boars, two hog deer, three sambhar deer, one buffalo and one porcupine have died,
The government’s decision to open 22 colleges named after Deendayal Upadhyaya reinforces the RSS’s much-hyped role in last year’s state elections and has triggered a backlash.
Assam, where more than 31 lakh people have been affected by floods in 25 districts, found innovative ways to celebrate Independence Day.
A fierce critic of the Assam’s BJP-led government, Ahmed campaigned against corruption, child labour and child marriage.
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.