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Home Minister Amit Shah at a public rally in Borduwa, Assam | Twitter

Amit Shah slams Congress, says party joined hands with AIUDF in Assam for ‘lust for power’

Amit Shah said the Congress’ 'greed' to capture power in Assam will remain unfulfilled & the BJP along with its ally AGP will win assembly elections with a two-thirds majority.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal looks at arms and ammunition laid out by five militants outfits of Karbi-Anglong, during an arms laying down ceremony at Srimanta Sankardev Kalashetra in Guwahati, on 23 February | PTI

Most-wanted Songbijit and over 1,000 Karbi militants from 5 rebel groups surrender in Assam

CM Sarbananda Sonowal said govt will ensure a life of dignity for the former rebels who have now surrendered arms.
Indian Army Captain from Manipur who 'pushed back' Chinese soldiers at Galwan Valley | Twitter | @NBirenSingh

China video on last year’s Galwan clashes turns this Manipuri Army captain into a hero

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Silchar BJP MP Dr Rajdeep Roy | Photo: Twitter/@drrajdeeproy

Assam artistes who led CAA protests joining BJP shows there is ‘false narrative’, party says

Silchar MP Dr Rajdeep Roy had filed a writ petition in SC in 2012 seeking grant of citizenship to persecuted class coming from Bangladesh.

Delhi no longer too distant from Dispur, is now at Assam’s doorstep, says PM Modi

Laying foundation of a slew of projects worth over Rs 3,300 crore in Assam Monday, Modi said that the state and the Centre are working together for a balanced growth of the region.
P.K. Gogoi (left) and Ram Kumar of Quippo Oil and Gas Infrastructure Limited | By special arrangement

ULFA(I) defers decision on fate of two oil firm employees it abducted in 2020

Two employees of Quippo Oil and Gas Infrastructure Ltd were abducted by the ULFA(I) insurgents on 21 December 2020 from Kumchaikha hydrocarbon drilling site in Arunachal Pradesh.
P.K. Gogoi (left) and Ram Kumar | By special arrangement

Insurgent outfit threatens to take ‘ultimate step’ on 2 Quippo workers it abducted in 2020

Pranab Kumar Gogoi and Ram Kumar were taken by ULFA (I) on 21 December last year from Kumchaikha hydrocarbon drilling site in Arunachal Pradesh.
Solar panels being installed in Shinnyu village, Nagaland | Facebook

Remote Nagaland village gets electricity after 24 years, holds special thanksgiving service

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
folk tales

This Manipur official has compiled folktales from 3 local tribes — in a comic book

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in Guwahati, on 14 February 2021 | Photo: @himantabiswa

I am an extremist in protecting Indian & Assamese culture, says Himanta Biswa Sarma

Accusing AIUDF chief and MP Badruddin Ajmal of taking money from fundamentalist organisations, Sarma said this was probably the most dangerous phase of Assam politics.

On Camera

Why Biden’s military strike in Syria should wake up Iran

By authorising air strikes on Iranian-backed militias in eastern Syria, Biden has demonstrated that he won't turn a blind eye on aggression in the hopes of resuming nuclear diplomacy.

Output of 8 core infrastructure sectors grows 0.1% in January

The core sectors had expanded by 2.2% in January 2020, according to the provisional data released Friday by the Commerce and Industry Ministry.


Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

India, Pakistan agree to observe ceasefire along LoC, pull back specialised offensive units

India and Pakistan aim for peace along LoC, with New Delhi being ‘cautiously optimistic’. There will, however, not be any let-up in anti-infiltration and anti-terror operations.
Illustration by Soham Sen

India’s challenge is to avoid two-front war, but can Modi put politics aside for strategy?

India must break out of strategic triangulation with China & Pakistan. Before that, it must decide if it’ll let domestic electoral interests limit its strategic options.