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Gateway to India’s Northeast Faces Danger of Elephant Invasion
February 23, 2021

Gateway to India’s Northeast Faces Danger of Elephant Invasion

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Rampant illegal encroachment of land along with depleting forest cover has led to a perilous situation in Guwahati.

‘Timber Mafia’ From India Running Amok in Bhutan
January 21, 2021

‘Timber Mafia’ From India Running Amok in Bhutan

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Illegal logging is depleting forest cover in the region, aggravating the fallout from climate change.
Indian Oil Company Found Drilling in Eco-sensitive Zone Without Mandatory Clearances
November 09, 2020

Indian Oil Company Found Drilling in Eco-sensitive Zone Without Mandatory Clearances

By StoriesAsia
A fire at the Baghjan natural gas well in Assam once again brings to fore the recklessness of India’s state-owned companies.

Assam Devastated by Floods Again
July 23, 2020

Assam Devastated by Floods Again

By StoriesAsia
Floods are a perennial problem in the northeastern Indian state, but the government has yet to find an effective mitigation strategy.

The Hidden Cost of Mining Coal in Assam
June 30, 2020

The Hidden Cost of Mining Coal in Assam

By StoriesAsia
What officials hid from public scrutiny about coal mining at the ‘Amazon of the East’

After a Pandemic Surge, Lockdown Returns to India’s Northeast
June 29, 2020

After a Pandemic Surge, Lockdown Returns to India’s Northeast

By StoriesAsia
The Indian state of Assam is resuming a lockdown amid concerns about the virus.

Northeast India Sealed off Amid Rising Coronavirus Pandemic
March 12, 2020

Northeast India Sealed off Amid Rising Coronavirus Pandemic

By StoriesAsia
Northeast India is taking precautions as the World Health Organization declares COVID-19 a global pandemic.
The Latest Weapon Against Assam’s Muslims: Forced Evictions
March 05, 2020

The Latest Weapon Against Assam’s Muslims: Forced Evictions

By Angshuman Choudhury and Suraj Gogoi
A new land rights regime in Northeast India’s Assam threatens the existence of ethno-religious minorities.

Why Has China Given Shelter to a Rebel Leader From India’s Northeast?
February 26, 2020

Why Has China Given Shelter to a Rebel Leader From India’s Northeast?

By StoriesAsia
Parash Baruah is thought to be in China. Why exactly?

India’s Modi Cancels Second Northeast Visit Amid Protests Against Citizenship Law
January 27, 2020

India’s Modi Cancels Second Northeast Visit Amid Protests Against Citizenship Law

By StoriesAsia
India’s northeast remains in the throes of protest.

Assam’s Women at the Frontline of Protests Against India’s New Citizenship Law
January 07, 2020

Assam’s Women at the Frontline of Protests Against India’s New Citizenship Law

By StoriesAsia
Women in the Indian state of Assam are making their voices heard.
Frustrations Flare in India’s Northeast Over Citizenship Bill
December 16, 2019

Frustrations Flare in India’s Northeast Over Citizenship Bill

By Nicholas Muller
Protests, internet blackouts, and curfews in India’s Northeast followed passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill. 

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