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Wasbir Hussain

BJP & allies make saffron sparkle in Northeast

The BJP, of course, is part of the governments in Manipur, Nagaland and Meghalaya.

31 May 2019 12:05 AM

Why battle for Northeast is critical for BJP

The MPs from the region have generally not been vocal inside Parliament, but that they have a voice is something that cannot be ignored.

25 Apr 2019 11:39 PM

Citizenship debate in Northeast postponed

The Asom Gana Parishad in Assam quit the Sarbananda Sonowal government and snapped ties with the BJP.

15 Feb 2019 12:26 AM

The citizenship soup is stewing in Assam

AASU is not amused at the timing of the Union Cabinet’s move to set up the committee to look into Clause 6 of the Assam Accord.

10 Jan 2019 12:10 AM

Regionalism gets a big boost in the Northeast

The Congress Party too tried to push the MNF to the wall by saying it had a secret alliance with the BJP, but that allegation did not work.

21 Dec 2018 12:21 AM


NRC and the nativity test in Assam

For the past four decades, Assam has been a witness to the murky politics of citizenship.

03 Aug 2018 5:22 AM

Flareup in Shillong a major test for Conrad

The matter was resolved with both sides reaching a compromise, but later that night, a mob had gathered and started the stone-pelting and arson.

07 Jun 2018 5:54 AM

Citizenship row: Why Assam is erupting

The movement against the Citizenship Amendment Bill had started full blast.

24 May 2018 2:05 AM

The N-E verdict: BJP’s regionalisation is total

Meghalaya has given a fractured mandate, but there is a clear story there — that the verdict has been anti-Congress.

05 Mar 2018 6:04 AM

A pull in 4 directions as Northeast goes to polls

In Assam and Manipur, the regional parties are minor partners of coalitions led by the BJP.

20 Jan 2018 12:08 AM


Is China behind the Brahmaputra turning black?

A UN report says although China has 21 per cent of the world’s population, it contains only seven per cent of the world’s freshwater supplies.

15 Dec 2017 3:21 AM

Tug of war in Nagaland: Is BJP playing games?

Zeliang claims support of 34 of the NPF’s 47 MLAs and seven of the eight Independent MLAs.

17 Jul 2017 3:26 AM

A monk’s Himalayan signals rattle Beijing

New Delhi actually sought to brush off the Chinese murmurs by saying Beijing was creating an “artificial controversy”.

12 Apr 2017 2:44 AM

Manipur: Big challenge for hotchpotch coalition

It is indeed interesting to note how the BJP cobbled up the magic figure of 31.

17 Mar 2017 2:32 AM

As Manipur simmers, will the lotus bloom?

This is for the first time in 15 years that the Congress is faced with a real Opposition that is threatening to unseat the party.

04 Mar 2017 5:19 AM


Gender justice, rule of law under Naga threat

Nagaland has never elected a woman legislator since it attained statehood in 1963.

08 Feb 2017 6:15 AM

Resolve glitches to peace in N-E

In the four ambushes since November 16, six soldiers and a civilian were killed, and at least 13 other soldiers were injured.

25 Jan 2017 2:07 AM

Act fast in Manipur, before it’s too late

Ibobi Singh government ignored the UNC opposition, saying the move was initiated for “administrative convenience”.

23 Dec 2016 12:19 AM

Bay of Bengal ‘games’

Dhaka and Beijing have agreed to elevate ties to sort of a strategic partnership to cover defence or security-related issues.

13 Dec 2016 1:30 AM

Assam: The vortex of natives vs aliens

Unspecified number of Hindus from Bangladesh gaining citizenship.

23 Nov 2016 12:57 AM