The border trade point between India and China reopens soon, and the bonhomie at this border between troops on either side, currently witnessed twice a week when mail gets exchanged, will get tested when the traffic increases.
Troops to Iraq may have been in headlines, but other changes are afoot - Assam Rifles is poised to take over all CI operations in the northeastern states to relieve the Army and other forces for deployment elsewhere.
Competition, rising costs, stagnant productivity, falling domestic consumption ...and now labour trouble. The companies say they can't even pay the statutory bonus, leave alone the 20% the workers expect.
The police have been 'force-feeding' a young Manipur girl in custody since November 2000 who refuses to eat voluntarily, demanding withdrawal of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, while recent charges of 'custodial-killing' hog the headlines in
New Delhi will have to shed its reluctance in displeasing its apparently 'friendly' eastern neighbours and talk tough with them, if it wants to prevent another Kashmir-like situation in India's east and the northeast.
If you thought the Northeast is full of primitive tribals in their traditional dresses, you need a reality check. When it comes to high fashion (not just in clothes) and high tech gadgetry, it could teach a thing or two to the rest of India.
The 'breaking news' on 24-hour news channels range from a model getting killed in a freak accident when she is hit by a glass pane falling from the 24th (or is it 48th?) floor of a luxury hotel to the first monsoon showers and the water-logging in th
The Assam tea industry is worried, desperately worried. If in the late 1980s and early 1990s, it was under pressure from rising militancy in the state, it is now faced with trouble on the labour front.
In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview in Guwahati, the Assam Chief Minister gives his reasons for opposing the repeal of IM(DT) Act, while listing his government's successes in the past two years. Excerpts from the interview.