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Rajeev Bhattacharyya

Rajeev Bhattacharyya

Rajeev Bhattacharyya is a senior journalist in Assam in India’s northeast. 

Rajeev Bhattacharya is a senior journalist in Assam in India’s northeast. He has worked with The Telegraph, The Indian Express, The Times of India and Times Now, and was the managing editor of Seven Sisters Post. He is a Chevening Fellow and author of “Rendezvous With Rebels: Journey to Meet India’s Most Wanted Men” and “Lens & The Guerrilla: Insurgency in India’s Northeast.” He reports on India’s northeast and its border regions with Myanmar, Bhutan, China and Bangladesh.

Posts by Rajeev Bhattacharyya
May 20, 2022

Rains Submerge Infrastructure in India’s Northeast

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Will this be the fate too of roads and rails planned to link this landlocked region with South and Southeast Asia?

May 09, 2022

Drastic Decline in Insurgency in India’s Once-Restive Northeast

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
New Delhi’s carrot and stick policy toward insurgent groups is bearing fruit.
April 16, 2022

Meghalaya’s Living Root Bridges are Headed for Global Recognition

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The bridges have been included in UNESCO’s tentative list of World Heritage Sites.

April 07, 2022

India Partially Repeals Controversial AFSPA in the Northeast

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
A massacre of civilians by soldiers in December last year, which triggered mass protests against the law, prompted the government to revoke it in some districts.

March 22, 2022

Assam Arrests Indicate an al-Qaida Network in India

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The arrested men belong to the Ansarullah Bangla Team, which is linked to AQIS.

March 04, 2022

IPCC Report Sounds Alarm Bell for Asia’s Mountains

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
For the first time in 27 years, an entire chapter of the IPCC report focuses on global warming’s impact on mountains.
February 19, 2022

Largest Ever Consignment of Counterfeit Indian Currency Confiscated in Bangladesh

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Not only is Bangladesh an important conduit for fake Indian currency, but counterfeit notes are also being printed there, a recent investigation reveals.

February 04, 2022

What Turned This Arunachal Pradesh River Brown?

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Scientists warn that the turbidity of the Kameng river could become irreversible, with lasting impact on Himalayan biodiversity.

January 24, 2022

Why Is India Unable to Check Illegal Coal Mining in Assam’s Rainforests?

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
A politician-official-trader nexus has kept the illegal activity alive for decades.

January 03, 2022

Indian Rebel Outfits Regrouping in Myanmar Again

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The Tatmadaw is deploying India's northeastern separatist groups in its fight against anti-junta resistance.

December 14, 2021

Calls for Repealing AFSPA Grow Louder in India’s Northeast

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
The Indian Army’s killing of innocent civilians in Nagaland has triggered angry protests in the region.
December 08, 2021

The Unsung Indian Heroes of Bangladesh’s Liberation War

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
Several police officers from Assam trained the Mukti Bahini in guerrilla warfare in the run-up to the war.

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