Chinese ambassador Luo Zhaohui urged the Assam government to consider setting up trade ties with the Yunnan province, even as he denied China is “harbouring” ULFA-I chief Paresh Barua.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
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.
The NIA will request the UK to extradite Mukul Hazarika, a UK-based doctor believed to be Avijeet Asom, chairman of the ULFA-I.
While the BBC has faltered in its investigation on multiple fronts, it would be naïve to believe that Kaziranga’s management and forest guards are themselves faultless.
The BBC has managed to widen the prevailing distrust between the forest department and conservationists who wish to research and critically analyse the Kaziranga model.
ULFA leader Anup Chetia discusses the process of updating the National Register of Citizens, the Assam Accords, progress in talks with the Centre and more.
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 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.
The presence of the United Liberation Front of Asom and the People’s Liberation Army of Manipur along the frontier is evidence of the shrinking space for the groups to hide and set up camps.
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 […]
Slain student leader Sourab Bora’s brother hopes the ULFA’s statement will revive the court case into his murder.
The performance of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in Assam was nothing short of spectacular. It won 7 out of 14 seats and garnered 37% of the votes. Its closest rival, the Indian National Congress (INC) won 3 seats and got a 30% […]
On June 9, India openly confirmed the adoption of a new counter-insurgency (CI) strategy, that of actually crossing international borders to strike at anti-India insurgents, including those from the Northeast, who carry out hit-and-run raids taking advantage of their shelters in adjoining nations like Myanmar. The pre-dawn ‘surgical […]
In the past, the Army has crossed the borders of neighbouring countries in the Northeast to target militant groups operating from foreign soil
The government should muster the courage to do away with AFSPA in the state and also declare an end to its policy of encouraging talks with new militant groups.