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Northeast India

Previous NE govts created "hill-valley chasm", BJP a dawn of development: Modi

Jan 04, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The Northeast will become the driver of India's growth story, he said, after dedicating to the nation and laying the foundation stone for 22 development projects worth Rs 4,815 crore in election-bound Manipur.

Entire Nagaland Declared 'Disturbed Area' For Over Six Months, AFSPA To Continue

Dec 30, 2021 PTI

Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) will be again in effect in Nagaland from December 30. The move came days after the Union government constituted a high-level committee to examine the possibility of the withdrawal of AFSPA from Nagaland.


Naga Students' Federation To Hold Rally For Repeal Of AFSPA Tomorrow

AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) has been again in focus after Mon incident, following which the chorus has grown for its repeal in the Northeast India.

Nagaland Incident: ‘Time For Centre And States To Review AFSPA In Northeast’, Says Irom Sharmila

Dec 13, 2021 PTI

Nagaland firing incident resulted into the killing of 14 civilians and a soldier. The botched anti-insurgency operation and retaliatory violence on December 4 and the following day in Nagaland's Mon district created massive uproar on AFSPA.


AFSPA Factsheet: The Act And Its Extension In India

With the AFSPA now back under scrutiny, we take a look at where it is still in effect and where has it been repealed

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25 November, 2021

BJP To Have Party Offices In Every Mandal Of Assam: Himanta

Outlook Web Desk

The ruling BJP is aiming to construct offices in every mandal across Assam to strengthen its organisational base, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Thursday.


25 November, 2021

Amit Shah Asks Industries To Invest In Northeast

Outlook Web Desk

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday asked industries to invest in the Northeast and said the Narendra Modi government has created a conducive environment for the industrial growth of the region.


10 November, 2021

‘Meenakshi Sundareshwar’ Actor Khuman Nongyai: Having A Typical Northeastern Face Made It Tough To Get Work

Prateek Sur

Bollywood tends to stereotype actors from northeast India as Chinese, Japanese or Nepali security guards. ‘Meenakshi Sundareshwar’ actor Khuman Nongyai is trying to break that typecast.


10 October, 2021

Mile Sur Mera Tumhara

Maitreyee B Chowdhury

When I look back now, I sometimes think we were the happiest and most aromatic on Sundays, when Baba would don a white kurta and pajama, brush his curls, walk around the house in his soft Kolhapuris, managing to somehow look like a young Uttam Kumar with a classical bent of mind.


04 October, 2021

Bomb Recovered Near NPP Office In Shillong After Vice President’s Arrival In Meghalaya

Outlook Bureau

The proscribed Hynñiewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has claimed responsibility.


28 September, 2021

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

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.


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22 August, 2021

Mizoram Govt Files Case Against Assam Cops For Theft Near Border

Outlook Web Bureau

The Mizoram government has accused Assam police personnel of 'stealing' construction materials from a project site near the border between the two Northeastern states.


20 August, 2021

After DGP’s Warning, Meghalaya Cops Remove Sympathy Posts On Ex-Militant's Death

Outlook Web Bureau

Some officers and constables were found to have set black flags as their display pictures or status on social media.


16 August, 2021

Meghalaya Unrest: Assam Govt Asks Citizens Not To Travel To Shillong

Outlook Web Bureau

Vandalism and arson rocked Shillong and nearby areas on Independence Day during the funeral procession of a former militan


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.


07 August, 2021

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

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.


07 August, 2021

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

Outlook Correspondent

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.


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07 August, 2021

Manipur CM Says Only Centre Can Solve Border Disputes In Northeast

Bhavna Vij-Aurora

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, in an exclusive interview to Outlook, says that maintaining peace in his state and the entire region is a priority.


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.

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

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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.

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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.

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