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Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

Salute to Pradeep Mehta: ‘Authentic voice’ of South; civil society pioneer

Among the contributors to this festschrift are international and Indian diplomats, policy wonks, corporate captains and journalists.

21 Dec 2018 1:43 AM

Ramdev gets Assam land, threats from Ulfa faction

The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) on Tuesday warned yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s company of dire consequences and accused him of grabbing 450bighas in Assam.

09 Nov 2016 6:03 AM

Naga talks set to clinch final solution: PM’s envoy

The peace talks between the government and the National Socialist Council of Nagalim — NSCN(I-M) — has now entered into a crucial phase in which the talks on administrative and integration related iss

08 Nov 2016 1:12 AM

Oil India seeks Assam’s help to fight bandhs

Bogged down by frequent bandhs and local disruptions, Oil India Limited (OIL) has sought the intervention of the Assam government in dealing with the situation which has been affecting the operation o

07 Nov 2016 2:12 AM

Senior Assam official held over graft

A day after the arrest of an assistant engineer of the town and country-planning department for accepting the Rs 10-lakh bribe from a job aspirant, the Assam Police on Friday arrested the Assam Public

05 Nov 2016 7:22 AM


2 Chinese with invalid permit enter Arunachal Pradesh

In what has caught the security agencies napping, two Chinese tourists from Hong Kong recently visited Arunachal Pradesh despite a strict restriction on the entry of people of some countries in the fr

05 Nov 2016 7:12 AM

Rs 2,250 crore scam unearthed in Assam

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday directed “drastic action” to reform the social welfare department after a scam of Rs 2,250 crore during the previous Congress regime came to light.

04 Nov 2016 9:53 AM

Assam: 3 killed in name of black magic

In two shocking incidents of superstition and black magic, two women and a four-year boy were killed by a tantric and villagers in two separate incidents in Nagaon and Chiraideo districts of Assam, on

02 Nov 2016 2:48 AM

‘Amendment in Citizenship Bill may hurt BJP’

Former Assam chief minister and AGP founder-president Prafulla Kumar Mahanta on Monday said that the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, to provide citizenship to Hindu immigrants in Assam ma

01 Nov 2016 1:06 AM

Manipur CM escapes militant attack in Ukhrul

Security men guard after protesters burnt a vehichle during a protest against Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh's visit in curfew bound Ukhrul district of Manipur. (Photo: PTI)

25 Oct 2016 4:31 AM


Assam may move Supreme Court on citizenship verification

Following poor response from other states in verifying and updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the Assam government said it will approach the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the sta

22 Oct 2016 6:41 AM

4 months on, bypolls pose litmus test for Assam government

Amidst the widening differences in the rank and file of the BJP-led coalition government in Assam, the byepolls for North Lakhimpur Lok Sabha constituency is going to be an acid test.

21 Oct 2016 1:38 AM

In Arunachal Pradesh, BJP takes the plunge, joins Pema Khandu govt

About a month after Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu and almost all the Congress legislators switched side and deserted Congress to join Peoples Party of Arunachal, the Bharatiya Janata Pa

15 Oct 2016 6:44 AM

Assam CM vows to evict squatters from Kaziranga

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Wednesday that his government was committed towards freeing 700-odd vaishnavite monasteries — satras — of the 16th century from encroachment.

14 Oct 2016 5:13 AM

Chinese items’ boycott echoes in Assam

In what has boosted the moral of those carrying out campaign against Chinese products, Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday joined the issue and justified the students’ campaign, aski

05 Oct 2016 4:49 AM


China may help India nab Ulfa chief Paresh Baruah

In what may be a major assault on insurgency in Northeast, China has agreed to cooperate with India in identifying and apprehending Ulfa (I) chief Paresh Baruah and other insurgent leaders who are bel

03 Oct 2016 6:21 AM

China, India agree to step up cooperation on terror

India and China reached a consensus on measures to strengthen cooperation and jointly deal with growing security threat in South East Asia.

02 Oct 2016 6:44 AM

Rahul Gandhi gets bail in defamation case

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who appeared before a court in Guwahati on Thursday, was granted bail in a criminal defamation case filed against him by an RSS volunteer.

30 Sep 2016 2:13 AM

Assam minister: India must save Hindu refugees

In what has triggered a fresh debate on the Citizenship Amendment Bill, BJP leader and Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday that he supported the Amendment in Citizenship Act 1

29 Sep 2016 4:38 AM

Ulfa warns students’ body against China goods ban

In what has alerted the security agencies, the anti-talk faction of Ulfa (Independent) has warned and asked the Hindu Yuva Chhatra Parishad to withdraw its appeal to ban Chinese products in Assam.

28 Sep 2016 12:25 AM