Monday, December 4, 2023

North East India

Election Commission changes counting date for Mizoram assembly polls to December 4

The results for the Mizoram Assembly polls will now be declared on Monday (December 4) instead of Sunday (December 3) as the Election Commission deferred the counting of votes

Manipur insurgent group UNLF signs peace agreement with India

A peace agreement was signed on Wednesday between the United National Liberation Front (UNLF), an Imphal-based insurgent group,...

“When tribals of Manipur were losing respect for their lives…”: Adivasi poet, journalist declines award from India Today Group

Renowned poet and journalist Jacinta Kerketta, known for her powerful writings addressing injustices faced by Adivasi communities, has declined the 'Aaj Tak Sahitya Jagriti Udyman Pratibha Samman' award from the India Today Group.

Manipur Police book Kuki leader after his ‘self-rule’ ultimatum

The Manipur Police on Thursday filed a case against Indigenous Tribal Leaders’ Forum General Secretary Muan Tombing after he warned the Union government that the organisation will establish “self rule” in areas dominated by Kuki-Zos if its demands for a separate administration are not met in two weeks.

Manipur: ITLF gives two-week ultimatum for separate administration

The Indigenous Tribal Leaders Forum (ITLF), a coalition of tribal groups in Manipur, on Wednesday, gave the Union...

Mizoram: BJP vice-president resigns to protest attacks on Christians in Manipur

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Mizoram vice-president R Vanramchhuanga on Thursday resigned from his post as well as the party, saying that the anti-Christian violence was “supported by the state and central authorities.”

European Parliament adopts resolution on Manipur, says intolerance for minorities contributed to violence

The intolerance towards minorities has contributed to the Manipur violence, said a resolution adopted by members of the European Parliament on Thursday, urging the Indian government to protect all minorities.
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Draft delimitation to erase the Muslim representation in Assam politics

The Election Commission of India (ECI) notified the delimitation of Assembly and Parliamentary seats in Assam on 20 June to redraw the boundaries of the constituencies. The new proposal...

Manipur court summons Professor for media interview on ethnic violence; student group says “threat to academic freedom”

A local court in Manipur's Imphal on July 6 took cognisance of charges filed against Professor Kham Khan Suan Hausing, for a media interview in which he blamed the...
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“When will it STOP?” asks Mizoram CM as Manipur ethnic violence completes two months

"We are counting, and today is the 62nd day," Mizoram Chief Minister wrote in a long Twitter post on Tuesday referring to the ongoing ethnic violence in his neighbouring...

Manipur: Four killed in fresh violence

Four persons were killed in fresh violence that erupted along the boundary of the districts of Bishnupur and Churachandpur in Manipur on Saturday night.
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In Assam, Hindutva groups raid Muslim houses on Eid to check on slaughtering

An uneasy calm prevails in Silchar town in the southern district of Cachar in Assam as Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and police personnel petrol parts of the town...

“Peace has to be our only priority…”: Rahul Gandhi after convoy stopped by Manipur police

“It’s very unfortunate that the government is stopping me. Manipur needs healing. Peace has to be our only priority,” Rahul Gandhi wrote on Twitter.
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Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma’s barrage of targeting Muslims

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma ostensibly does not have any issue if 20% to 30% of medical or engineering seats are taken by people of Ajmal after he...

Assam’s vanishing village depicts struggle of erosion-affected families

For 80-year-old Ziad Ali erosion and displacement have been a mental trauma. The octogenarian has been displaced at least 12 times as Beki river’s destructive current has eroded Rasulpur...
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‘Ajmal’s people’ will take all seats if we do not prioritise education: Assam CM’s hate speech

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday warned against medical and engineering seats in the state being dominated by “Ajmal’s people,” in an apparent reference to coaching for competitive examinations provided by the Ajmal Foundation, run by AIUDF chief and veteran Muslim politician Badruddin Ajmal.

Manipur: Internet ban extended

Manipur government on Tuesday extended the suspension of internet in the state for another five days till June 25.
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