Demand for dividing Meghalaya on ethnic lines grows ahead of Oct 30 by-election

Ahead of October 30 by polls, the demand for a bifurcation of Meghalaya on ethnic lines has grown louder. Two parties formed a coordination committee to press for the demand. About 50 years back, Meghalaya was carved out of Assam. To take the demand ahead, Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) and the Garo Hills … Read more

Sub-committee set up to prepare framework for implementing all clauses of Assam Accord

The Assam government has constituted a sub-committee to examine and prepare a framework for the implementation of all clauses of the Assam Accord. The committee will present its report within three months. The eight-member panel will examine Clause 6, Clause 7, Clause 9 and Clause 10 of the high-level committee recommendations, along with updation of … Read more

Will seek ban on PFI, says Himanta Biswa Sarma after clashes during eviction

The Assam government will urge the Centre to ban Popular Front of India (PFI), chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, following violent clashes during an eviction drive in Darrang district on Thursday in which two people died and 15 policemen were injured. Sarma said the government had proof that PFI had a role to play … Read more

No vehicle entering Mizoram from Assam despite withdrawal of travel advisory: Top official

The “unofficial” economic blockade on National Highway-306, allegedly imposed by certain groups in Assam‘s Cachar district, entered its 12th day on Friday, a top official in Mizoram said. Chief Secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo told reporters here that no vehicle has made its way to the state from Assam, despite the withdrawal of the travel advisory issued … Read more

Nagaland assembly forms 10-member committee to examine border issue with Assam

Concerned over frequent tensions over the Assam-Nagaland border issue, the Nagaland Legislative Assembly on Thursday constituted a 10-member select committee to examine all aspects of the border problem with Assam. After thorough deliberation on the Assam-Nagaland border issue, the house unanimously adopted a three point resolution moved by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio in the assembly. … Read more

Assam border dispute: A case of cartographers’ lines vs people s perception of boundaries

Cartographers’ lines drawn on survey maps pitted against local people’s perception of traditional boundaries are at the root of a slew of border disputes between Assam and states that were carved out of it post-Independence. With one such line drawn through a forest turning into a flashpoint for a violent clash between Assam and Mizoram … Read more

Assam government alleged Mizoram breached the status quo and started construction

Assam government alleged Mizoram breached the status quo and started construction of road. In a statement government stated existing agreements and the existing status quo, Mizoram began constructing a road towards Rengti Basti in Assam, destroying the Inner Line Reserve Forest in Lailapur area. Simultaneously, the Mizoram side also set up a new armed camp … Read more

PM Modi removed ‘irritants’, ushered in development in NE: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cleared all roadblocks and taken northeast on the path of peace and development. People of Assam have voted for the BJP for the second consecutive term as “they have realised that there is no place for ‘aatankwad’ (insurgency) and ‘andolan’ (agitation) in … Read more

Covid-19: A look at the latest guidelines for passengers across Indian states

Flyers to West Bengal are required to furnish a negative RT-PCR report no older than 72 hours. (Picture courtesy: IE) As Covid-19 cases dip across India, states have begun lifting curbs on entry of travellers. Air travel has changed a lot across the country with several states removing the strict norms for travellers. Here are … Read more

Assam gets first agri business growth lab

Assam has got its first Assam Agribusiness Growth Lab which will support 100 Agri-Enterprises in four years. This is the first of its kind programme to support enterprises in the agri and allied sectors launched in Assam. Assam Agribusiness Growth Lab (AAGL) is being initiated by CIIE.CO an incubator of IIM Ahmedabad in partnership with … Read more