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New in the Northeast | A political shift across states, and a film festival row

  • With Manik Saha replacing Biplab Deb in Tripura, four former Congress leaders are heading BJP-led governments in the region. This, and two films at Cannes in France that caused controversy back in Assam 
A former Congress leader, Saha’s rise within the BJP, a party which he joined in 2015, has been quick. (Twitter/Biplab Kumar Deb)
A former Congress leader, Saha’s rise within the BJP, a party which he joined in 2015, has been quick. (Twitter/Biplab Kumar Deb)
Published on May 16, 2022 07:32 PM IST
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Northeast India gets its first Flying Training academy in Assam's Lakhimpur

  • The academy has been established in line with the government's announcement of developing nine new academies in addition to the existing 34 academies.
Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia inaugurated Northeast India's first-ever Flying Training academy in Assam's Lilabari.(Twitter/@himantabiswa)
Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia inaugurated Northeast India's first-ever Flying Training academy in Assam's Lilabari.(Twitter/@himantabiswa)
Published on Apr 13, 2022 08:02 PM IST
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Scindia says northeast high priority for PM, lists work undertaken in region

  • The Union minister also said that a plan worth nearly 2,000 crore is in the works to develop the airport infrastructure in the region.
Civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. (PTI)
Civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. (PTI)
Published on Apr 08, 2022 07:42 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Afspa covers areas where insurgency still active, say police forces

On Thursday, the Central government had removed Afspa from large swathes of Assam, Manipur and Nagaland.
Demands for the repeal of Afspa were reignited in Nagaland after the killing of 13 civilians on December 4 and 5 in a botched military operation in Mon district (AP FILE)
Demands for the repeal of Afspa were reignited in Nagaland after the killing of 13 civilians on December 4 and 5 in a botched military operation in Mon district (AP FILE)
Published on Apr 01, 2022 11:15 PM IST
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ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

Forces need to revise SOPs after Afspa move: Experts

On Thursday, the Union government removed the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (Afspa) from several parts of the region.
Demands for the repeal of Afspa were reignited in Nagaland after the killing of 13 civilians on December 4 and 5 in a botched military operation in Mon district (AP)
Demands for the repeal of Afspa were reignited in Nagaland after the killing of 13 civilians on December 4 and 5 in a botched military operation in Mon district (AP)
Updated on Apr 02, 2022 06:16 AM IST
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