Tension erupted in Assam's Baksa district - a part of the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) - after bodies of four youths were found today, police said.
Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura — perceived as part of the ‘non-mainstream’ Northeast — account for only five Lok Sabha seats. But the February assembly elections in these three northeastern states have underscored their significance in this age of coalitions. HT reports.
Two people were on Friday killed and 11 others seriously injured in firing by security men and clashes at a panchayat vote counting centre in Assam's Hatsingimari subdivision where indefinite curfew has been imposed.
CBI has arrested the Deputy chief controller of explosives, Guwahati, AK Kunj on charge of accepting bribe for issuing explosives licence,official sources said today.
A record 92% of Tripura’s 2,358,493 voters exercised their franchise on Thursday. Polling was mostly peaceful for the 60-member assembly.
The death toll in the panchayat poll violence in lower Assam's Goalpara district rose to 20 on Wednesday even as chief minister Tarun Gogoi said the conflict, fanned by opposition parties, was taking an ethnic turn.
Thirteen people including five women were killed in violence during the third and final phase of panchayat polls in lower Assam's Goalpara district, 250 km west of Guwahati, on Tuesday.
In a blow to the campaign of opposition Congress for the February 14 assembly polls in Tripura, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi Saturday cancelled their trips to the Left-ruled state, a party leader said.
Pabitra Rabha runs a theatre company for dwarves in Assam, offering dignified employment and spreading awareness. Rahul Karmakar reports.
Passengers of the Howrah-Guwahatidown Garibrath Express had a providential escape today when a powerful bomb exploded on the railway tracks minutes after it passed Goabari in lower Assam's Kokrajhar district.
A rhino was killed and its horn removed at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam making it the fifth to have fallen prey to poachers this month.
Suspected ULFA militants tonight set off eight IED blasts in a space of 90 minutes targetting the house of an AIDUF MLA and crowded markets in Assam's Goalpara and Dhubri districts but there was no immediate report of casualty or injury, police sources said.
The Gauhati high court has ordered a CBI probe against an Assam minister for allegedly harassing and torturing two sisters by having them branded as witches with the intent of grabbing their land.
Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi today demanded a review of the three-month sentence a military court handed to a soldier for molesting a teenager in eastern Assam’s Sivasagar district in July last year.
From joblessness to lack of development, militants in the northeast have fought for several causes over the years. Here’s the latest reason they’re picking up guns — dislike for a proposed tiger reserve.