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Dipankar Roy

Sarbananda Sonowal Resigns From Assam Assembly As EC Announces Dates For By-Polls

Sep 28, 2021 Dipankar Roy

As per the Election Commission's announcement on Tuesday, by-elections to 10 assembly seats in the Northeast will be held on October 30.

24 Years On, Naga Peace Talks Meander On With No Solution In Sight

Sep 23, 2021 Dipankar Roy

R.N Ravi's removal as interlocutor for negotiations with NSCN-IM latest twist in long saga; former IB special director A.K. Mishra to resume stalled parleys


Assam To Set Fire To 2,500 Rhino Horns Seized From Poachers To Mark World Rhino Day

The Assam government took the decision to destroy 2479 rhino horns out of 2623 lying in state treasuries in a cabinet meeting on September 16. Of the total, 94 horns will be preserved for academic purposes while 50 would be kept aside for ongoing court cases.

Assam Boat Accident: 1 Dead, 2 Missing, 87 Rescued After 2 Boats Collide In Brahmaputra

Sep 09, 2021 Dipankar Roy

The wreckage of the boat, which was found overturned around 1.5 km downstream of the mighty Brahmaputra, was cut open from the base by NDRF and SDRF divers, but no body was found inside it


Assam Militant Attack: 5 Drivers, Helpers Killed After Gunmen Open Fire, Burn Trucks

Five drivers and their helpers were gunned down and their trucks burnt by suspected militants in Assam's Dima Hasao district on Thursday night.

18 August, 2021

Three Weeks After Bloodbath, Mizoram-Assam Border Tense Again

Dipankar Roy

The current flashpoint, Hailakandi district shares a 99-kilometre border with Mizoram’s Mamit and Kolasib districts of the total 164.6-kilometre border between the two states


16 August, 2021

Opposition-Less Govt In Nagaland As Parties Sign Pact To Form 'United' Front

Dipankar Roy

People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) and the Naga People’s Front (NPF) inked a pact formalising a move that was initiated when the lone opposition NPF agreed to work together with the government.


15 August, 2021

Meghalaya Home Minister Resigns Amid Violence In Shillong Over Police Encounter Of Ex-Militant

Dipankar Roy

The Meghalaya government has imposed curfew on Shillong and suspended internet in four districts of the state.


08 August, 2021

Assam Blockade: Two Trucks Carrying Oxygen Among 27 To Finally Enter Mizoram

Dipankar Roy

Several trucks had been stuck at the Assam-Mizoram border since July 26 due to a blockade following a border dispute flare-up that left six Assam police officers dead.


06 August, 2021

Nagaland Assembly Forms 10-Member Committee To Examine Border Issue With Assam

Dipankar Roy

The house has asked the committee to submit its report within a period of three months.


03 August, 2021

Assam Assembly To Adjourn For 30 Mins During Lovlina Borgohain's Bout

Dipankar Roy

Speaker Biswajit Daimary has decided to suspend work for half an hour when Lovlina, the first woman Olympian from Assam, will be in the ring at the boxing semi-final of Tokyo Olympics.


02 August, 2021

NSCN (IM) Calls For Shutdown Of Shops To Protest Against Centre's Silence On FA

Dipankar Roy

The Framework Agreement (FA) was signed on August 3, 2015 after 18 years of negotiation between the centre and the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (IM).


02 August, 2021

Assam To Send Ministers To Mizoram After Both Sarma, Zoramthanga Drop FIRs

Dipankar Roy

On Monday, both Mizoram CM Zoramthanga and Assam CM Sarma announced the dropping of FIRs lodged by both states following inter-border clashes that killed six Assam cops last week.


02 August, 2021

Mizoram Withdraws FIR Against Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Dipankar Roy

The move came after Assam Police on Monday morning withdrew the case against Mizoram Rajya Sabha MP K Vanlalvena at the directive of Sarma as a 'goodwill gesture'.


02 August, 2021

PM Modi Assures Resolution Of NE Border Disputes After Assam-Mizoram Clash

Dipankar Roy

Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal Pradesh Tapir Gao told Outlook that the prime minister was looking into the matter very seriously following violent clashes along the Assam-Mizoram border last week.


02 August, 2021

Border Dispute: Assam Withdraws FIR Against Mizoram MP As 'Goodwill Gesture'

Dipankar Roy

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma has lauded the efforts of Mizoram CM Zoramthanga to amicably settle the border dispute between the two states


31 July, 2021

Border Dispute: Mizoram Stands By 1875 Document On Boundary With Assam

Dipankar Roy

The boundary of Lushai Hills, as Mizoram was known then, was demarcated on the basis of the 1875 document under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation of 1873.


31 July, 2021

Border Dispute: Meghalaya Minister Supports Mizoram MP For Threatening Assam Cops

Dipankar Roy

Meghalaya minister Sanbor Shullai praised Mizoram Rajya Sabha MP K Vanlavena for threatening to kill Assam cops if they enter Mizoram’s jurisdiction


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India's Pusarla V. Sindhu competes against Denmark's Line Christophersen during their women's singles Group A badminton match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

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Doctors and others from the medical fraternity participate in a cycle rally to raise awareness on HIV and AIDS on World AIDS Day, in Prayagraj.

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