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All northeast states will get back special status if Congress wins, says Rahul Gandhi

Pointing out that northeastern states enjoyed special category status when Congress was in power, Rahul Gandhi said the Congress will block the Citizenship Bill in the Rajya Sabha.

BJP’s Citizenship Bill strategy for polls — raise the pitch after northeast votes

Voting in northeastern states will be over by 23 April, which is when BJP will pick up the Citizenship Bill issue again to cater to its Hindu vote-base across the country.

BJP-AGP allies again: Poll opportunism or was Citizenship Bill clash just political optics?

The Asom Gana Parishad has formed a pre-poll alliance with the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Experts weigh in.

BJP ties up with 6 parties in Northeast ahead of Lok Sabha elections

The BJP is targeting 22 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats across eight states in the northeast.

Indian restaurants in London have found something new in the flavours of northeast

Northeast's cuisine reflects how geographically and culturally distinct it is from the rest of the country. 

Citizenship Bill & PRC: BJP’s identity politics in NE a self-goal or will polarisation help?

BJP-ruled Arunachal Pradesh is witnessing heightened protests after a government panel recommended granting PRC to members of six non-native communities.
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Citizenship Bill: Will BJP lose hard-won support in northeast or consolidate Hindu votes?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted with black flags and protests over the contentious Citizenship Bill, which will be discussed in Rajya Sabha today.
Narendra Modi in traditional Nagaland headgear | Twitter

How BJP became an acceptable party in a Christian-majority state like Nagaland

The BJP may sweep northeast in 2019 polls but Narendra Modi is not the only reason.
Protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Assam Accord panel chairperson writes to MHA, says committee is ‘defunct’

Bezbarauah’s comments come in the wake of several other members expressing their reservations regarding the committee constituted on 5 January
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Will separate time zone for northeast increase efficiency or logistical chaos, alienation?

A government panel formed to review the demand for a separate time zone for the northeast recommended against it citing "strategic reasons". This has been a longstanding demand owing to the fact that the sunrise and sunset timings in the northeast are much ahead of the Indian Standard Time, leading to a loss of working hours. ThePrint asks: Will separate time zone for northeast increase efficiency or logistical chaos, alienation? People of northeast are becoming alienated because the Centre doesn’t care for their convenience Jahnu Barua Award-winning film director from Assam The government has, time and again, given baseless excuses on this subject. Russia has 11 time zones, the US has 6 time zones, and Mexico has 3. How do they operate this smoothly? I have been fighting for a separate time zone for over 25 years now and am fed up. Every justification that the government comes up with in order to deny a separate time zone for...

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PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

Is RSS wary of Modi-Shah? A quiet ‘support’ to Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra signals so

BJP emerging as single-largest party in 2019 won’t be enough for Modi because many, including some in RSS, see a ‘threat’ in his return.
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Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

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Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.