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Morarji Desai | Wikipedia

43 years on, Assam village awaits ‘memorial’ to mark plane crash Morarji Desai luckily escaped

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Students walk to attend their classes in a school in Srinagar Monday | PTI

Attendance thin as schools partially reopen after 6 months in J&K, Haryana, Northeast

Schools partially reopened in Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram Monday for students from classes 9 to 12.

Assam’s students’ union AASU, AJYCP form new party Asom Jatiyo Parishad ahead of 2021 polls

The party will be guided by the slogan 'ghore ghore aami' to establish relations with families and not just seek votes during elections, AAC convenor Dr. Gopal said.

Oil India diverts gas from Baghjan blowout site, brings fire under control

The diversion comes over 100 days after a gas well in Baghjan suffered a blowout and a subsequent fire left two firemen dead.
UPPL chief and former ABSU president Pramod Boro campaigning for the party in Kokrajhar | By special arrangement

No date yet, but Bodo council poll campaign heats up with rallies despite Covid restrictions

Election to 40-seat Bodoland Territorial Council was deferred in March this year due to Covid-19 pandemic. A new election date is yet to be announced.
Sikkim professor who took classes while battling Covid didn't wish to be identified | Photo: Mamta Chhettri via Facebook

Sikkim teacher, recovering from Covid in hospital, continues his online classes

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
File photo of people outside a NRC Seva Kendra in Guwahati | PTI

Assam govt replaces Muslim lawyers with Hindus at 7 foreigners’ tribunals in Dhubri

Assam move has sparked allegations of discrimination. Dhubri district has a total of 10 foreigners' tribunals under it. The only FT with a Muslim AGP is currently non-functional.
Representational image for the National Investigation Agency | Photo: Twitter

NIA files chargesheet against 7 ULFA cadres for killing Assam Police officer in 2018

Sub-inspector Bhaskar Kalita was killed and his service rifle, an AK-47, looted when his party was attacked two years ago on 4 May by ULFA militants in Tinsukia district.
An aerial view of the Baghjan oil field engulfed in fire, in Tisukia, Assam, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. | PTI

Engineer dies of electrocution at Assam’s Baghjan damaged gas well site

Engineer Arnab Kishore Bordoloi was working on high voltage cables at the site when the incident happened, taking the death toll from the industrial disaster to three.
Representational image of a xinhaaxon or altar inside a namghar | Commons

In Assam, Muslim couple helps build ‘namghar’ for Hindu neighbours, joins them in prayers

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

On Camera

A participant at the 'Love World Peace Parade' in Berlin on 21 September

Why we’ll need masks even with a coronavirus vaccine

One study has shown that if everyone wears masks that are only 75% effective, the number of people infected by each coronavirus carrier will shrink fourfold.
Mukesh Ambani | Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg

Investors continue to flock Mukesh Ambani, now KKR to invest $754 million in Reliance Retail

US private equity group KKR will hold a 1.28% stake in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail, valuing India’s biggest retailer at Rs 4.2 lakh crore or $57 billion.

Defence

Indian pilots climb out of a Rafale fighter jet that was operationally inducted into the IAF on 10 September 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CAG report flags vendors’ ‘dilly-dallying’ on offsets deals, cites Rafale as example

The CAG made the observations in its latest report, which was tabled in Parliament Wednesday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?