Samudra Gupta Kashyap


Simply put: Demand for tribal status becomes louder in Assam
Mon, Oct 24, 2016

Indian Express explains why six communities in the state have been clamouring to be included in the ST list — and why those already in the tent are determined not to let them in.

Sonowal’s mantra for good governance: Be honest, courteous, compassionate
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Speaking at the induction ceremony of the 2016 batch of Assam Civil Service officers, Sonowal asked the newly recruited officers to work diligently to strengthen the administration.

Assam, Nagaland CMs meet, focus on dialogue to solve disputes
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Sonowal and Zeliang attended a high-level meeting in Kaziranga National Park, and stressed on resolving the long-pending inter-state border issues through dialogue.

Rebels planning Northeast attacks: reports
Sat, Oct 15, 2016

According to the agencies, outfits under the front have been assigned specific tasks. These tasks range from targeting security forces, carrying out subversive activities and abducting Hindi-speaking businessmen, said sources.

BJP joins government in Arunachal Pradesh
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Taga (65), a former BJP national executive committee member, was administered oath by Governor V Shanmuganathan at the Itanagar Raj Bhawan Friday, with senior BJP and PPA leaders attending the function.

At camps in Kaziranga, they flaunt land pattas
Fri, Oct 14, 2016

For those who have pattas, the Assam government has promised compensation and rehabilitation in phases.

Freeing Kaziranga, satra land priority, says Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal
Thu, Oct 13, 2016

Removing encroachers from Kaziranga became a priority because the Congress government was sitting on a High Court order for several months, says CM Sonowal.

Halfway through NDA term, Bodo groups revive statehood demand
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

No major political party in Assam is in favour of dividing the state.

As 6 Assam groups wait to become STs, other tribes worry
Tue, Oct 11, 2016

The OBC groups hoping to get ST status, on the other hand, expect that the quota for STs will be raised to go with the higher number of groups.

Keep off Chinese goods: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal
Sat, Oct 08, 2016

State finance, health and education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said boycotting Chinese goods will be a good reply to China’s move.

After Kaziranga eviction, the question: Where next?
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

As Assam debates their nationality, settlers driven out of Kaziranga look for shelter on government land or in neighbouring villages

Human Development Index: Assam has improved over last 15 years, but inequality exists
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

The report, which put on record the overall level of human development in the state showed a steady improvement over the last 15 years.

Wary eye on Bangla border, Assam’s ethnic groups fret over citizenship bill
Thu, Sep 29, 2016

The AASU’s contention, is that the bill once passed would open floodgates for more migration to Assam, which in turn would further threaten the very existence of the indigenous people.

The politics of cleaning up Kaziranga
Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Two killed in eviction drive, Opposition attacks govt while green activists, AASU welcome ‘bold’ move.

Guwahati: Woman ‘gangraped’ on KSR Bengaluru-New Tinsukia Express, one held
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

The 20-year-old, who was travelling alone from Bengaluru, rushed to the Government Railway Police station in New Tinsukia and lodged a complaint that she was raped by three persons.

Assam: Six rebels killed in encounter
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Karbi Anglong SP Debajit Deuri said a group of KPLT cadres, which was holed up in two huts inside the reserved forest, opened fire on the joint operation team when the latter got close and asked them to surrender.

Woman allegedly raped in Bangalore-Tinsukia Express; one held
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

The woman, who was traveling alone from Bangalore, rushed to the Government Railway Police station in New Tinsukia to lodge a complaint that she was raped by three persons.

Bandh against Kaziranga eviction disrupts life in Assam
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Two people, including a woman, had died when the police used force to disperse the encroachers who had turned violent.

We miss Kalikho Pul, he started revolt in Congress: Pema Khandu
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

“We in the new PPA government really miss Kalikho Pul at this moment when we have a stable non-Congress government with a solid majority, I personally feel it more,” said Khandu.

Pema Khandu govt to be NEDA govt: Himanta Biswa Sarma
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

"The Pema Khandu government will be one of the NEDA governments,” Sarma, who arrived here on a day-long trip as the convener of the BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), said.

Response from Congress high command was humiliating: Arunachal CM Pema Khandu
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

“The kind of response we got in the AICC headquarters just two days of taking oath as Chief Minister was totally frustrating and humiliating,” Khandu said.

Arunachal: Day after, PPA chairman says Khandu plan may have been on for weeks
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

“Khandu may be new to politics, but the way he planned his strategy, to push both Nabam Tuki and the Congress out of power, was a masterstroke,” he said. From zero MLAs, PPA now has 43 members in the House.

Arunachal: From no MLA to government, PPA fortunes turn in hours
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Although back in power, Kamen Ringu, chairman of the People’s Party of Arunachal, is under no illusion that it may not last for long.

Congress loses Arunachal two months after it got it, 43 of 44 MLAs defect
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

The PPA strength in the Assembly stands at 43 because another former chief minister Nabam Tuki chose to remain with the Congress.

Arunachal is finally Congress-mukt, no plans of BJP-PPA merger yet: Himanta Biswa Sarma
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

Sarma also claimed that Pema Khandu, and for that matter most of the Arunachal Pradesh MLAs who had joined the PPA in February this year, did not want to go back to the Congress.

Will Arunachal Pradesh’s new government be BJP by another name?
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

The Congress Legislature Party merging with the PPA came three days after a section of Congress MLAs approaching the BJP central leadership in New Delhi and expressing their desire to merge with it.

Arunachal Pradesh: Congress left with just Tuki as all other MLAs join PPA along with Khandu
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

“We have all decided to and joined the PPA today (Friday) morning in the larger interest of Arunachal Pradesh," said Deputy CM Chowna Mein

Assam health director suspended: Late for work, doctors lose one day’s pay
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

. The government also suspended J Barman, director of health services for negligence of duty.

Amit Shah kicks off BJP’s poll campaign in Manipur
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

The Okram Ibobi Singh government has failed to submit utilisation certificates for schemes worth over Rs 5,000 crore.

Arunachal Governor Sacked: On way out, Rajkhowa says SC said nothing against me
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

The Indian Express had first reported on September 3 that Rajkhowa had been asked to put in his papers “on health grounds” — weeks after the Supreme Court restored the Congress government in the state.

BJP leader’s son released by ULFA: ‘Was afraid I would be killed in crossfire’
Sun, Sep 11, 2016

"I was often shifted from one place to another through the mountains, with three or four people with guns accompanying me,” Kuldeep, who reached home in Tinsukia’s Hanhkhati village Friday, said.

Oil tankers take Bangla route to Tripura
Sat, Sep 10, 2016

Nine oil tankers and an LPG bullet were flagged off from IOCL's marketing hub at Betkuchi here Friday.

Numaligarh Refinery makes record Rs 1222-cr profit, pays 70 per cent dividend
Sat, Sep 10, 2016

CMD Padmanabhan said that NRL recorded the highest ever net profit of Rs 1,222 crores during 2015-16, registering a marked growth of 70 per cent over previous year’s net profit of Rs 718 crore.

Here is why bhot jolokiya — the world’s hottest chilli from the North East — in focus now
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

Rajnath Singh said last week, that a Home Ministry committee had suggested that the chilli-based PAVA shells could be used for crowd control measures in the Valley.

Myanmar primary route for Assam rhino horns reaching China: Report
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

The report cited a previous finding according to which most rhino horns from Assam used to earlier move first to Nepal then on to China, with only about one-tenth of the traffic crossing the Indo-Myanmar border.

Told to go, Arunachal Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa hits back: Let President sack me
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

Rajkhowa had been asked to put in his papers “on health grounds” — weeks after the Supreme Court restored the Congress government in the state.