Utpal is a Senior Assistant Editor based in Guwahati. He covers seven states of North-East India and heads the editorial team for the region. He was previously based in Kathmandu, Dehradun and Delhi with Hindustan Times.
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Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh said the sudden mushrooming of new villages at an alarming rate directly poses an existential threat to the indigenous population
On Thursday, the United Opposition Forum (UOF), a group of 16 opposition parties in Assam also submitted a memorandum to President Draupadi Murmu through Governor Gulab Chand Kataria seeking repeal of the CAA and its non-implementation in Assam
The legislators have been demanding a separate administration for their community since the ethnic violence between Meiteis and tribal Kukis began in May last year
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra had come as a big boost for the BJP in Assam
In August 2008, the Centre and Manipur government signed the Suspension of Operations (SoO) with 25 Kuki militant groups, 17 from KNO and 8 from UPF.
BJP, AGP, and UPPL to maintain alliance for Lok Sabha seats, with BJP contesting 11, AGP 2, UPPL 1 seat. BJP confident of winning 11 seats in upcoming polls.
On Tuesday night, Imphal West additional superintendent of police (operations) M Amit Singh was allegedly abducted from his home along with another colleague after over 200 militants stormed Singh’s residence, vandalised it, and fired gunshots, according to the police.
Uikey stated that 187,143 persons were detained in the state since May last year as a preventive measure and were released later after legal formalities
Uikey stated that 187,143 persons were detained in the state since May last year as a preventive measure and were released after legal formalities
Earlier on Sunday, Goswami resigned from his role as the organisational in-charge of Upper Assam, citing “various political reasons”
The AIUDF and the opposition Congress advocated amendments to the law to ensure that its provisions were not used to conduct marriages of children rather than throw out the entire legislation
The Assam Healing (Prevention of Evil) Practices Bill, 2024, aims to prevent traditional healing done with ulterior motives
Kuki organisations had alleged that over 100 police personnel from their community were being transferred to areas with Meitei-majority population without regard to their safety
The explosion took place around 9:30pm at Dhanamanjuri University complex near the office of All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) at Thangmeiband in Imphal West district
“We had noticed that this present legislation was being used to register marriages of boys and girls under the permissible age,” said tourism minister.
Two Congress MLAs including a working president of the party’s state unit decided to extend support to the BJP-led government for the development work done by it
The high court’s decision on Wednesday considered the concerns raised by the Supreme Court as it proceeded to remove the contentious part of its 2023 order
The order, passed on March 27, 2023, is believed to be one of the main triggers for the ethnic conflict between the Meitei and Kuki communities
Kuki outfit in Manipur asks government employees in Churachandpur to stay home demanding reinstatement of suspended cop, leading to violence and curfew.
The tribal body asked state government employees to refrain from going to office and said it will be their sole responsibility if any untoward incident happens
In an order passed on February 8, the high court said that it cannot interfere with the directions issued by the National Green Tribunal in 2016
Manipur violence shows no sign of abating: District collector’s residence burnt along with security forces vehicles parked near mini secretariat.
Two of the injured have been admitted to the Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh, while two are getting treated at the company’s hospital in Duliajan
Welcoming their decision, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated that this would strengthen the state government and boost development work. He said that more such development is expected in the coming days
Among the budget’s key highlights was the announcement of a scheme to send 25,000 pilgrims to visit the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya
He mentioned that an expert committee will look into the possible ways to align polygamy and UCC in the same legislation
The CM made the announcement in response to a question by Congress MLA Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha on the status of the 2.7 million people who have been unable to get Aadhaar cards due to locking of their biometrics as part of the NRC updating process
The chaos continued even as speaker Biswajit Daimary requested the lawmakers not to shout or show placards inside the House
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has focused on both development and heritage over the past 10 years. Speaking at a public meeting in Guwahati, Modi criticised previous governments for failing to ensure simultaneous development and revival of the country's heritage. He cited examples of increased tourism and religious pilgrimage to demonstrate the impact of the BJP's policies. Modi also highlighted the increased number of higher education institutions and investment in the northeast region of India. During his two-day visit to Assam, projects worth INR116bn ($1.6bn) were rolled out.
Addressing his first public meeting at Assam’s Guwahati ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the PM blamed previous governments for failing to ensure development