Hindered by climate, a dearth of funds and limited demand, Hem Chandra Goswami perseveres to keep the centuries old folk art form of mask making a living and thriving tradition.
The Metropolis-Urban Winter Festival in Guwahati was shut down abruptly with insufficient explanation after a minister tweeted his objection.
The BJP has continually attempted to build political inroads into the seven states in Northeastern India in 2016 and not entirely without success.
NE Dispatch: NSG Security For Two Former Assam Chief Ministers Removed; Arunachal Village Razed by Fire
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
The female elephant died 19 hours after falling into the pit at the site of Patanjali Herbal and Mega Food Park in Assam’s Sonitpur district.
The results of the November 19 by-polls to 10 assembly and four parliamentary constituencies shows that people have generally voted for the ruling parties in their respective states.
Six states and one union territory underwent polls today, in the first vote after Modi announced the government’s decision to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes
The state police suspect that United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) and Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) militants were behind the attack.
NE Dispatch: ULFA (I) Opposes Land Allotment To Patanjali in Assam; Shillong Hosts Autumn Cherry Blossom Festival
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
Verma’s visit to the northeastern state comes at a time when New Delhi’s ties with Beijing have been under some pressure.
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.
The National Remote Sensing Centre has also been approached by the state for a satellite image based altas of hazard prone areas in terms of agriculture and population.
The Centre and state governments don’t seem to be in agreement on the details of the attack, including who was responsible and who killed one of the militants.
At least 12 civilians have been killed in a terror attack by a group of heavily armed militants, one of whom was killed during a gun battle with security forces.
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.
During the process to update the National Registry of Citizens, numerous people have ended up in state detention centres, often charged under an Act that no longer exists.
The army, and personnel from the national and state disaster response forces have been called in to assist the ongoing relief and rescue operations.
Since the highway Tripura uses to transport most necessities is closed because of water logging and the lack of maintenance, the state is close to running out of stocks.
As a result of siltation, the Brahmaputra has been expanding – ranging from 2 km to 14 km. This is considered a major hurdle for dredging.
Ever since the 1980s, keeping “outsiders” out of the oil industry has been a deep sub-nationalist issue in Assam.
The RSS is riding high on the success of a Muslim student in Assam’s high school examination, but supporting the Hindutva agenda may not resonate with a large number of Muslims.
The state’s water resources minister says big dams ruin the environment and promises to push micro- and mini-hydro projects instead.
BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav discusses the Assam elections, Jammu and Kashmir, the party’s strategy and more.
Will NEDA be able to put together enough political will needed to resolve the long pending border issues between the states?
The political reality of the collective bargaining power wielded by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s two regional allies in the state will always keep it in check.
Gogoi’s poor performance as chief minister, especially in his last term, was a factor but there is no doubt that communal polarisation was the trump card BJP leaders used – even if not openly. The effects of this are not likely to be transient.
Strong anti-incumbency against the Tarun Gogoi government aside, what the Congress failed to address was the shift of the ethnic Assamese voters from their cultural and linguistic identity to a religion-based one.
The latest assembly election results– Assam to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Kerala to the Left, and the return of Mamata Banerjee and J. Jayalalithaa in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu – can hardly be considered a “referendum” on the performance of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre […]
Assam-watcher and veteran journalist M.S. Prabhakara looks at the assembly poll results and what lies ahead
Ajmal has been heard saying on the TV that he will emerge as the “kingmaker” when government formation takes place. But the poll dynamics he has triggered is likely to favour the BJP-led alliance.
With results to be out on May 19, the parties have considerable time to undertake a post-poll stock of their performance for the elections held on April 4 and 11.
As the Assam elections come to an end, a separate state for the Bodos remains a dream, contested by local politics and cold-shouldered by the Centre.
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.
After 15 years of Congress rule, the people of Assam appear to want a change. But will this mean victory for the BJP or simply a jolt for Tarun Gogoi and his party in the upcoming state elections?
Promises made by the BJP and a shifting vote base in Majuli, Jorhat district, Assam seems to be tilting the balance in favour of the BJP.
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.
As the BJP and Congress gear up for the forthcoming polls in Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says the Modi government’s talk about development of the Northeast can’t be squared with his denial of special status to the region
Guwahati: The ruling Congress in Assam will not go for any pre-poll alliance with any party for the assembly polls next year but is open to an “understanding” with others to defeat the communal forces, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said today. Holding a press conference here, Gogoi also said that […]