Was the molestation of a young woman on a busy street here on Monday night staged? RTI activist Akhil Gogoi claimed so on Saturday, minutes after the under-fire police arrested a fifth accused in western Assam's Bongaigaon town.
The television channel that had shot and aired the exclusive footage of the half-hour-long molestation of the 16-year-old girl, defended its action as a matter of social responsibility.
He may have sought forgiveness, but the elusive commander-in-chief of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Paresh Baruah is under fire - from both his former comrades in arms and the families of those killed in blasts triggered by the outfit.
Assam's main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) is facing a major political crisis with party supporters and senior leaders demanding a change in leadership after it suffered yet another electoral defeat.
Monks attending the Dalai Lama's discourse in Tawang criticised China's reaction to his visit to India's northeastern border state of Arunachal Pradesh as the Tibetan spiritual leader continued preaching to thousands of devotees for the second straight day on Tuesday.
More than 800 Buddhist monks led by their high priests will welcome Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama when he arrives in Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday amid mounting protests from China over his visit.
Two influential separatist groups in Assam have decided to form suicide squads and stage joint terror attacks in crowded places, including the police headquarters, says a government report.
Sewang Lama, a businessman, was 11 years old when India and China fought a border war in 1962, with Chinese troops advancing deep into Arunachal Pradesh and inflicting heavy casualties on Indian soldiers. Today, 58-year-old Lama, a father of three, is confident China cannot do a repeat of 1962 in this rugged eastern frontier.
The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Hindutva ideology had a "very negative" impact in the northeast where its relevance was almost negligible, said Kiren Rijiju, a former national secretary of the party and MP who has left to join the Congress.
In what is seen as the first direct instance of separatists in Assam using kids to carry out extortions, two street urchins were caught by police commandos minutes after they collected the extortion amount from a businessman in Guwahati.
The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) separatist group was luring students with money to carry out explosions ahead of Independence Day, say police and army officers in Assam.
A Defence spokesperson said four multi-role strike fighter jets would land on June 15 at the Indian Air Force base in Tezpur, in a strategic move. The decision to set up a squadron of the most potent fighter jet follows Chinese incursions in the northeastern state of Arunachal in the last few years.
Political parties in Manipur are trying their best to prove who can protect the state's territorial integrity - an emotive issue dominating the Lok Sabha election campaign.
Major political parties in Assam are angry with the schedule of the two phased parliamentary election announced for the state as it coincides with Bohag Bihu, the Assamese New Year.
Kalpana Lajmi was just 17 when she fell in love with Bhupen Hazarika who was 45 at that time.
PM Manmohan Singh's statement that peace talks could be held with rebel groups only if they laid down arms first has evoked angry reactions, with pro-talk militant factions in Assam terming the precondition as unacceptable.
While announcing a doubling of the investment in science from one to two percent of the national income, PM Manmohan Singh urged the Indian industry to invest in research and development aimed at boosting science and technology.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today asked Pakistan to hand over the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attacks so that they can be tried in India, even as he stressed that war cannot be a solution.See special
Little children in Assam may soon learn lessons on witchcraft in school - to combat superstitious beliefs that lead to a large number of people being hounded to death in the northeast every year.