All stories by K Anurag
'Won't back down': Rahul in Assam court for RSS caseRediff.com29 Sep 2016
'These cases are filed against me to prevent me from working for the weaker and deprived sections of the country.'
BJP backs new Arunachal govt; denies orchestrating Congress exodusRediff.com16 Sep 2016
The 44 legislators, including Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who deserted the Congress party on Friday and joined the People's Party of Arunachal are set to form a new government with the support of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led North East Democratic Alliance.
Assam: Amit Shah promises to end infiltrationRediff.com10 Feb 2016
Keeping an eye on the upcoming assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Wednesday promised the people of Assam that if his party comes to power it will put an end to unabated infiltration in the state from Bangladesh.
ULFA leader Anup Chetia to give up armed waysRediff.com24 Nov 2015
Anup Chetia, who is now lodged at the Guwahati Central Jail, said that he wanted to join the pro-talks faction of the ULFA.
Gogoi proposes Bihar-like anti-BJP 'understanding' for Assam pollsRediff.com9 Nov 2015
Gogoi says BJP will suffer the same fate as Bihar in Assam if secular forces unite.
Watery mess: Floods inundate Assam, leave residents strandedRediff.com23 Sep 2015
Rain-induced flash floods crippled life on Wednesday for the second time in the past four days.
No home for rare rhinos: Floods in Assam spell doomRediff.com2 Sep 2015
Heavy flooding has caused animals at Kaziranga and Pabitora to move to higher land, making them more vulnerable to poaching.
Nagaland: 7 NSCN-K ultras killed by security forcesRediff.com29 Aug 2015
At least seven insurgents belonging to Naga rebel group, Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang, including one woman cadre, were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces that took place at Pangsha in Tuensang district of Nagaland close to Indo-Myanmar border.
What the peace accord means to the village where the Naga rebellion beganRediff.com11 Aug 2015
The locals of Khonoma, the village of legendary Naga leader Angami Zapo Phizo, hope the Naga peace accord satisfies the aspirations of the Naga people.
Why Nagaland is not celebrating the 'historic' peace accordRediff.com7 Aug 2015
Naga rebel groups remain divided over the pact. Moreover, secrecy on accord creates apprehension in the society. K Anurag reports
Troubled years between Nagaland's two peace accordsRediff.com4 Aug 2015
Eighteen years ago the government of India signed a truce with the NSCN-IM to facilitate prolonged peace negotiations, which culminated in the August 3 peace accord.
CPRF jawan goes on rampage; kills officer, injures 4 colleaguesRediff.com17 Jul 2015
A Central Reserve Police Force jawan on Friday shot dead his officer and a member of the All Assam Students' Union and injured four colleagues when they were out on an operational task in Nalbari district of Assam.
Centre moots tightening vigil along eastern bordersRediff.com11 Jul 2015
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the Centre would soon take pragmatic steps to effectively manage the country's borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh to check the movement of militants and arms.
Security forces kill two ultras in MeghalayaRediff.com28 Jun 2015
Security forces recovered two pistols, some ammunition from the slain militants, a defence source informed.
Assam: Gogoi wants more funds, not visits by Union ministersRediff.com27 Jun 2015
Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has stated that backward state of Assam and the Northeast region as a while need more fund from the Centre instead of frequent visits of Union ministers, a new and unprecedented trend since Independence.
NDFB-S militants shoot at, torture journalistRediff.com19 Jun 2015
The militants accosted Prasanta Kumar, shot him, tortured him and then dumped his body at Tangla area.
This Assam national park now a sanctuary for Bodo militantsRediff.com17 Jun 2015
National Democratic Front of Bodoland-Songbijit members are seeking refuge from the army and police personnel inside the sprawling Manas National park, a tiger reserve.
NSCN-K threatens to destabilise North-East IndiaRediff.com11 Jun 2015
Security forces in Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh have mounted vigil in areas where the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagalim (Khaplang) led by Burmese-origin Naga S S Khaplang has strong influence.
'War zone' memories haunt Kuki villagers Chandel ambushRediff.com6 Jun 2015
The area was a theatre of violence for several years since Naga-Kuki ethnic clash broke out in 1993 and the civilian Kuki tribe population suffered severely in that war zone.
Rise of UNLFW threatens peace in northeastRediff.com5 Jun 2015
The newly-formed common forum of Northeast insurgent groups based in Myanmar has posed a renewed threat to security and peace in the troubled region.
Fugitive ULFA chief Paresh Barua spotted in ChinaRediff.com26 May 2015
Paresh Barua, the fugitive 'commander-in-chief' of the anti-talks faction of the United Liberation Front of Assam, has been reportedly spotted by Indian security agencies at various locations in China.
Siphung express derails in Assam, motorman seriously injuredRediff.com23 May 2015
The Guwahati Siphung express derailed between Salakati and Basugaon in Assam's Kokrajhar District on Saturday, injuring at least two people.
Congress, BJP as allies: It happens only in NagalandRediff.com14 May 2015
The Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party in a ruling alliance? Yes, this unique scenario is currently playing out in Nagaland where Congress and the BJP legislators are now part of the same ruling alliance headed by Nagaland People's Front.
Citizenship for Banglesdeshi Hindus leaves Assam dividedRediff.com13 May 2015
The Bharatiya Janata Party government's move to provide refugee and citizenship status to Hindu Bangladeshi migrants, who came to India to escape persecution, has evoked sharp reactions in Assam where illegal migration is a burning problem.
8 security personnel killed in Naga ambushRediff.com4 May 2015
Seven Assam Rifles personnel and one Territorial Army jawan lost their lives.
Protests across Arunachal Pradesh against AFSPA extensionRediff.com22 Apr 2015
The Centre's decision to extend the enforcement of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, to 12 districts of Arunachal Pradesh bordering Assam and Nagaland, has sparked sharp reactions.
Car theft racket: Assam cops recover weapons, registration platesRediff.com16 Apr 2015
Police have recovered four fire arms including two revolvers and 45 vehicle registration plates from the house of the arrested kingpin of a nationwide car theft racket, Anil Chauhan, at Mirza in Guwahati city on Thursday.
Unified Command reviews Bodo poll securityRediff.com3 Apr 2015
The joint operation group of the Unified Command structure reviewed security scenario in the four Bodoland Territorial Area Districts in view of the Bodoland Territorial Council polls scheduled on April 8, a defence spokesman said on Friday.
Assam: Bodo attack could not be prevented in spite of prior informationRediff.com23 Mar 2015
The Assam government on Monday said that even though they had prior information about an attack on adivasi villagers in Assam by the militant group NDFB (S), the remoteness of location prevented security forces from reaching there in time.
Lynching incident: No communal tension in Nagaland, say Muslim bodiesRediff.com8 Mar 2015
Muslim bodies in Nagaland have called for restraint after widespread protests in wake of the lynching of a rape accused on March 5.
Lynch victim's body flown to Assam, trucks stop plying to NagalandRediff.com7 Mar 2015
Protests raging in Assam against lynching of rape accused Farid Khan in Dimapur in Nagaland on March 5
5 tribal militants arrested by security forces in AssamRediff.com2 Mar 2015
In a joint operation conducted by Army and Assam police, one NDFB(S) over ground worker was apprehended in Shimlabagan village in Chirang Reserve Forest area of Chirang district on Monday.
Assam government to shut relief camps in KokrajharRediff.com1 Mar 2015
Over 5,000 people lodged in relief camps in Kokrajhar district of Assam are being shifted to make-shift relief camps in their native villages or close to their native villages under the protection of 24x7 fixed security pickets.
BJP wins big in Assam civic polls; forces Cong to 2nd spotRediff.com12 Feb 2015
BJP is set to win majority of 32 municipality boards and 42 town committees in Assam
Assam CM orders probe into police 'assault' of woman journalistRediff.com2 Feb 2015
The scribe alleges that she was abused inside the police station.
Gogoi seeks special force to protect Kaziranga rhinosRediff.com30 Jan 2015
With rhino poachers creating havoc in the Kaziranga National Park, the Assam government has sent a proposal to the Union government for raising a Rhino Protection Force with more than 1,200 personnel while National Investigative Agency's help would be sought to bust the international rhino-poaching racket.
Highlight 'failures' of Modi govt: Gogoi's plan for Assam pollsRediff.com21 Jan 2015
Getting ready to fight the next assembly election in Assam in 2016 on the 'U-turns' on state issues made by the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the Centre, the ruling Congress government in Assam has brought out a handbook for its party workers highlighting the 'failures' of the Narendra Modi government to fulfil promises made to people of the state.
All Assam ministers quit, CM Gogoi to reshuffle ministryRediff.com19 Jan 2015
Their resignations came after the Congress high command gave Gogoi the go-ahead to carry out the reshuffle exercise. Three of the ministers faxed in their resignation letters to the chief minister's residence.
26 tribal militants arrested in AssamRediff.com19 Jan 2015
Security forces in Assam arrested 26 tribal insurgents, including 18 belonging to the NDFB-S, accused of massacring Adivasi villagers on Monday.
Militant who ordered tribal massacre in Assam heldRediff.com15 Jan 2015
The National Investigation Agency and Nagaland Police have arrested three suspected activists of NDFB-S, including Ajoi Basamutary on whose alleged instructions 36 people were killed in Assam's Sonitpur area last month.