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Wasbir Hussain

Wasbir Hussain | Nagaland firing's fallout: Spotlight back on AFSPA

During the past few days following the Mon incident, the chorus for the repeal of AFSPA has been growing across the region

09 Dec 2021 9:14 AM

Wasbir Hussain | Myanmar the key factor in Manipur’s ‘hot’ insurgency

The key question that arises is why the security forces in Manipur have been taking such big hits

17 Nov 2021 2:36 AM

Wasbir Hussain | Assam-Mizo firing: Spark behind clash still mystery

The worst violence in recent years along any inter-state border in the Northeast took place within 48 hours of Shah’s meeting in Shillong

29 Jul 2021 2:00 AM

Bodos: Politics to begin where insurgency ends

The other Bodo insurgent group, Bodo Liberation Tigers (BLT), had already signed a peace accord in 2003.

30 Jan 2020 4:08 AM

Naga peace flight emerges out of turbulence

The Framework Agreement was supposed to have recognised the Nagas and the Union of India as “two entities”.

01 Nov 2019 12:02 AM


Untying the Naga knot: Flagging the key issues

The NSCN(I-M) identified the “core issues” to be that of a separate “flag” for the Nagas and a “constitution”.

30 Aug 2019 12:00 AM

Is BJP getting ‘regionalised’ in the Northeast?

After all, the SDF was a part of the ruling National Democratic Alliance as well as the BJP’s regional front, the NEDA.

16 Aug 2019 12:39 AM

Assam: The race for a place in citizens’ list

The publication of the draft list that saw the names of over four million applicants missing triggered a whole lot of questions.

05 Jul 2019 12:00 AM

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