Abhishek Saha

Articles By Abhishek Saha

Pakistan to China, Arunachal Pradesh’s Pasighat checks all the poll boxes

Experts across Pasighat say that while nationalism and Citizenship Bill may be the two main talking points in Pasighat, there is much more to any election in Arunachal — the call of tribes and clans, a concoction of money and inter-personal community ties.

Lok Sabha polls 2019: In Dhubri’s riverine islands, identity the key poll question

Dhubri is among the four Assam constituencies that will go to polls on April 23 in the final phase of polling in the state and Ajmal, perfume baron, All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief and sitting MP from Dhubri, hopes to secure a third term.

Tripura east: Multi-cornered fight on cards, but CPM looks to retain seat

Tripura East is one of the two Lok Sabha constituencies in the state and covers 30 of its 60 Assembly constituencies. Since 1996, the seat has been held by the CPM.

Complaint against editors who opposed citizenship Bill, Centre asks Assam to act

The editors named in the complaint have called it an attack on the freedom of the press and free speech. Two of the three have been vocal in their criticism of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Autonomous status: One promise on all tickets here

The constituency is home to an array of tribal and non-tribal communities — Karbis, Dimasas, Kukis, Bodos, Bengalis, Biharis, Assamese and Gorkhas, among others.

Election Commission postpones polls in Tripura East seat

Sriram Taranikanti, the CEO of Tripura, told The Indian Express, “We would like to improve the overall atmosphere before the polls in the constituency, and the extension will help us do that.”

Assam man beaten, force fed pork: 8 held, CM Sonowal assures action against culprits

"We will not spare anyone responsible for this incident. This is a secular nation. The principle of secularism will be strictly maintained," the CM said.

Congress and Leftists have scared people on issue of Citizenship Bill: Sarbananda Sonowal

"The apprehension about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 amongst people here has been addressed clearly in our manifesto. People’s sentiments will be taken care of and their interests will be absolutely protected," said Sonowal.

Govts should not try to suppress voices: Manipur journalist freed after 4 months in jail

Imphal-based Wangkhem, associated with a cable TV network, was arrested on November 27, 2018, for “derogatory” comments against the BJP government in the state and using “abusive” words for Chief Minister N Biren Singh, and was booked under the NSA.

Narendra Modi: Will remove 5-acre rule, all farmers to benefit from PM-Kisan

Under the PM-Kisan, announced by the Centre in February, Rs 6,000 per year was to be disbursed in three instalments to more than 12 crore small and marginal farmers having cultivable land of 5 acres or less.

Assam man beaten, force fed pork: ‘Sold beef for 40 years peacefully, attack well-planned’

No such incident has ever occurred in the area in the last 40 years that his family has run the eatery in the local market, he said.

In Arunachal’s Lekang Assembly seat, PRC is still a burning issue

The two Lok Sabha seats in the state go to polls today, along with its 60-membered state Assembly.

Rahul Gandhi: Cong’s NYAY scheme will undo Modi govt’s ‘anyay’

Congress chief accused Modi of spreading a “canard” that NYAY will be an expensive scheme to implement, and that the Congress will not find enough funds unless more taxes are imposed on the salaried class.

Assam: Targeted for ‘selling beef’, man force-fed by mob

A purported video clip of the incident circulated on social media showed Ali being heckled and abused. “Why did you come to sell beef here?” asks one person. The next question is, “are you a Bangladeshi?”

Assam: Elderly man dies in detention camp for illegal immigrants

Amrit Das (67) of Barpeta district, sold food on the footpath at Barpeta Road. He was declared a foreigner by Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) No. 9 of the district and was put under detention at the camp in Goalpara on May 20, 2017.

Manipur HC revokes detention of journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem booked under NSA

Imphal-based Kishorechandra Wangkhem has spent over 130 days in prison for allegedly making derogatory comments against the BJP government in the state, and using “abusive” words against Chief Minister N Biren Singh.

Lok Sabha polls: In Northeast, bridges over ‘troubled’ waters

From Assam to Arunachal, the projects help the ruling BJP showcase development, water down Bill anger.

Didi now stands with people who want to break India: PM Narendra Modi

The Prime Minister said that unlike previous governments, the NDA government is taking on terrorists in their homes.

Assam: ‘Chaiwallah’ Modi provides extra lift to BJP’s tea garden surge

A traditional Congress vote bank, they have been moving towards the BJP. Of the five seats, four had been won by the BJP in 2014 — wresting three from the Congress and one from the AGP. The Congress had won one.

Poll officers seize Rs 1.8 crore from two vehicles in Arunachal CM’s convoy

The money was seized from the vehicles on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public rally in Pasighat Wednesday after Congress workers alerted poll officials in Arunachal Pradesh’s East Siang district.