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.
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.
The Metropolis-Urban Winter Festival in Guwahati was shut down abruptly with insufficient explanation after a minister tweeted his objection.
The move to grant citizenship to Bangladeshi Hindus is aimed at polarising the state and diverting attention from the lack of development.
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.
NE Dispatch: Congress Revives North East Coordination Committee; Bhutia-Lepcha Community Protests in Sikkim
A roundup of news from the northeast this week.
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 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.
There is anger in the camps. Neglected by the government, many threaten to leave to rejoin militancy if a means of livelihood is not provided soon.
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.
Will NEDA be able to put together enough political will needed to resolve the long pending border issues between the states?
If India is indeed Modi land, then surely West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerala remain in a defiantly secessionist mood, happy to receive whatever tattered blessings their regional leaders have to bestow.
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 Congress vice president has said the party will work harder to win the confidence of people.
Guwahati: Pradyut Bordoloi, three-time cabinet minister and adviser to the chief minister, has lost the assembly elections in Assam, bringing an end to weeks of speculation that witnessed a stiff contest between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Bordoloi lost to BJP candidate Bhaskar Sarmah from […]
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.
Since poll campaigns are turning uglier, more personal and combative the moral obligation entailed in the model code can really bear down heavily on candidates at a time when they are trying show to the voters how upright and competent they are for the job.
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.
The BJP had done very well in this vital region in 2014, but will it repeat that performance in the Assembly elections?
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.
In conversation with The Wire, Akhil Gogoi talks about the Assam elections, student politics, the accusation of being a Maoist and more
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
He was a reformist saint, but his legacy has been corrupted and is now being manipulated for political purposes
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 […]
Dibrugarh (Assam): Playing the ‘Bangladeshis’ card against the Congress government of Tarun Gogoi in the run up to next year’s assembly elections in Assam, BJP president Amit Shah accused the Congress of hatching a “secret plan” along with the All India United Democratic front (AIUDF) to make the state a part […]
Winning Assam is important for both, the BJP, which needs a victory after Bihar and the Congress, which cannot afford to lose one more state
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.
Himanta Biswa Sharma’s departure for the BJP is a loss for the Congress. But will it help the BJP?
Sharp divisions within the BJP may affect its chances in the elections next year
1. Modi speaks out against terrorism as Bangladesh visit ends Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a strong message against terrorism as he concluded his two-day visit to Bangladesh marked by the the signing of land boundary agreement which he likened to the ‘fall of the Berlin Wall’. “Promote tourism, not […]
Sooner than later, the BJP hopes everyone would come round the fact that the implementation of the LBA will settle the border question between India and Bangladesh