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Assam CM Sarma Invites ULFA Chief For Talks To End Bloodshed

Aug 15, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The CM Himanta Bisma Sarma appealed the militant chief to come forward for dialogue on Independence Day.

ULFA-I Extends Ceasefire By 3 Months, Asks People To Wear Black Badge On I-Day

Aug 14, 2021 Outlook Bureau

The earlier ceasefire was to be expired today


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

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.

Border Tension: Vehicles To Mizoram Vandalised Despite Assam CM’s Appeal To End Blockade

Aug 07, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Miscreants vandalised several vehicles, which had started moving towards Mizoram, at Lailapur in Assam's Cachar district forcing them to turn back.


Assam CM Appeals To End Blockade As Mizoram Issues SOS For ‘Dying Covid Patients’

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma deputed two ministers to talk to the assorted organisations who are not allowing trucks and vehicles to move to the hill state after Mizoram health minister in a video message said it was very difficult to manage patients who were in dire need of oxygen given the limited supply due to the blockade.

06 August, 2021

Assam, Meghalaya Identify Six Areas Of Dispute In 2nd Border Meet

Outlook Correspondent

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma held discussions in Guwahati and decided to set up committees headed by cabinet ministers to try and find solutions to the border disputes.


06 August, 2021

Assam, Meghalaya To Set Up Committees To Resolve Border Disputes

Outlook Web Bureau

Two panels will be headed by cabinet ministers of each state.


04 August, 2021

Finally Dialogue Between Assam and Mizoram To End Border Dispute

Outlook Web Desk

The border dispute between the two states, had taken an ugly turn on July 26 this year, resulting into the death of six Assam policemen and one civilian.


03 August, 2021

The Many Faces Of Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Outlook Web Bureau

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma’s heady two months in office have already been marked by a host of controversies. Here are a few of them


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

Willing To Get Arrested If It Helps Solve Border Crisis: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Outlook Web Desk

‘If I am served a summon (by the Mizoram Police) , I will undertake a padyatra from Silchar to Vairengte and join the probe,’ Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said


01 August, 2021

Assam-Mizoram Border Dispute: Two States In A Union Cannot Kill Each Other

T S Haokip

There is absolutely no sane reason as to why Indians should kill themselves.


31 July, 2021

Border Tension: Assam, Nagaland Agree To Withdraw Forces To Maintain Peace

Outlook Web Bureau

The simultaneous withdrawal of the security personnel would be completed in the next 24 hours.


28 July, 2021

Assam-Mizoram Border Clash: Death Toll Reaches 7 As Another Cop Succumbs To Injuries

Outlook Web Desk

Shyamprasad Dusat became the sixth police officer from Assam to lose his life in the inter-border clashes on Monday in which a civilian was also killed.


27 July, 2021

Assam-Mizoram Border Tense As Locals Demand Blockade Amid Mourning In Guwahati

Outlook Web Desk

At least six persons were killed and 60 others, including an SP, injured in a bloody clash between the police forces of the two states along the Assam-Mizoram border on Monday.


27 July, 2021

Assam Declares 3-Day State Mourning To Condole Death Of 5 Cops And A Civilian

Outlook Web Desk

On Monday, the festering border dispute between the two northeastern states of Assam and Mizoram erupted into a bloody conflict, leading to the death of five Assam Police personnel and a civilian.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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