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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal | PTI

CM Sarbananda Sonowal attends meeting with Amit Shah, discusses NRC & other key issues

Issues related to NRC, granting Scheduled Tribe status to six ethnic communities and recommendations of Clause 6 Committee of the Assam Accord were discussed at the meeting.

PM Modi speaks to Assam CM on floods, Covid situation and gas blowout at Baghjan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured all support to Assam Sunday in dealing with the floods, which have claimed 81 lives so far.

Assam floods submerge Kaziranga, kill dozens — Why the annual season is so devastating

Nearly 85% of the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve is submerged, putting the lives of several endangered species under threat.
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma (left) and CM Sarbananda Sonowal | Photo: ANI

Why Himanta Biswa Sarma, not CM Sonowal, is once again Assam’s face amid Covid crisis

From what is perceivable, Sarma has single-handedly managed the Covid-19 pandemic in Assam, while Sonowal seems to have taken a back seat.
Fire flames continue to erupt from the gas well of Oil India Ltd at Baghjan in Tinsukia district

Assam oil well fire claims 2 lives, Baghjan villagers protest ‘lack of prompt response’

A massive fire broke out at Oil India’s oil well at Baghjan in Tinsukia Tuesday in which two firemen died. Authorities say it would take 4 weeks to tame the blaze.

Filmfare Awards 2020: A BJP ploy to drown out Assam’s anti-CAA voices with Bollywood glitz

The timing to shift Mumbai’s glitzy Filmfare Awards to the troubled Assam couldn’t be more wrong. For the Assamese, it’s an eyewash.
File photo of Himanta Biswa Sarma | ThePrint

As Assam burns, troubleshooter Himanta Biswa Sarma gets his big chance to upstage CM Sonowal

Assam has seen violent protests over the citizenship bill and the situation has spiraled out of control under CM Sarbananda Sonowal’s watch.
People show their documents as their names weren't included from the NRC

‘Hindus aren’t our enemies’ — why final NRC is not what BJP promised and envisioned

With a large number of Bengali Hindus excluded from the final NRC, BJP government's promise to deport illegal Muslim immigrants seems to have failed.
People waiting in a line in Assam (representational image)

NRC over, Assam govt & poll panel must now ensure there is no ‘eligible voter’ among 19 lakh

There could be many D-voters who remain out of Assam’s electoral list when they may in fact be ‘eligible’ voters.

Assam wanted an end to its ethnic conflict. In the end, it got an NRC that nobody accepts

Nobody seems to be willing to accept the final NRC list. The outcome of a long-drawn exercise has merely revealed the problems.

On Camera

Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
An Airbus Group SE A320neo passenger jet operated by IndiGo

IndiGo to trim fleet size over 2 years as Covid pandemic rages on

IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta said the airline hasn’t engaged in any 'major renegotiation' with Airbus SE on new deliveries, but it will keep returning as many as 40 older planes a year.

Defence

File photo of ships during the Malabar naval exercise

First phase of Quad members’ Malabar exercise from 3-6 November in Bay of Bengal

Last week, India had announced Australia will take part in the exercise along with US and Japan, making it a drill by all 4 member nations of the Quad or Quadrilateral coalition.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.