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A capsized boat on the Brahmaputra river in Jorhat district of Assam, on 8 September 2021

Assam CM orders filing of criminal case in Brahmaputra boat capsize accident

CM Himanta Biswa Sarma also banned use of single-engine boats and said a high-level probe will be announced to find the cause of the accident, in which one person has died.
Aerial view of the Brahmaputra in Assam | Pexel

Boat sinks in Brahmaputra after collision with ferry in Assam, several feared dead

More than 120 passengers were on board the boat that capsized in Nimati Ghat in Jorhat, but many of them were rescued by a govt-owned ferry coming from Majuli, an official said.
Amit Shah during the signing of Karbi Anglong Agreement, at North Bloc

Greater autonomy, dedicated fund, development: what the Karbi Anglong agreement brings to Assam

A special package of around Rs 1,000 crores was sanctioned by Home Minister Amit Shah for developmental projects in the Karbi areas Saturday.
Kohima, Nagaland | Commons

This Nagaland village council has decided to not pay ‘taxes’ till underground groups unite

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Amit Shah during the signing of Karbi Anglong Agreement, at North Bloc

Govt signs Karbi Peace Accord with 5 insurgent groups in Assam

Amit Shah said the signing of the agreement is another milestone in PM Modi's vision of 'insurgency-free' Northeast & announced Rs 1,000-cr development package for Karbi Anglong.
Assam Congress president Bhupen Bora chairs the core committee meeting at Dispur, on 31 August 2021 | Twitter/@INCAssam

Congress decides to end ties with Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF & BPF in Assam

Assam Congress said AIUDF's 'behaviour and attitude' in relation with BJP has baffled party members. Meanwhile, AIUDF called the 'unilateral decision' of the Congress unfortunate.
File photo of Assam Police (representational image) | PTI

Assam Police did not respond to calls for help, says Meghalaya DSP injured in mob attack

Assam and Meghalaya have at least 12 border flashpoints. Chief Ministers Sarma and Sangma have jointly agreed to resolve the long-pending border issue between the two states.
A truck set on fire allegedly by members of the DNLA on 26 August 2021 | PTI

Dimasa National Liberation Army, Assam militant group likely behind killing of 5 truck drivers

Assam Police said that suspected militants of the Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) were behind the attack on five truck drivers in the Dima Hasao district Thursday.

5 truck drivers killed, vehicles set ablaze by militants in Assam’s Dima Hasao

Police said two truck drivers were shot dead and three others were burnt to death. The trucks were carrying coal and the owners claimed the militants demanded money from them.

Assam Muslims fear backlash after 16 arrests over pro-Taliban posts, say community may be blamed

In the past four days, 16 Muslims have been arrested for pro-Taliban posts on social media, including an MBBS student, a constable with the Assam Police, a teacher and a journalist.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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