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Urmi Bhattacharjee

  • Assam violence: Why terror is the easiest way in Kokrajhar?

    Assam’s ethnic conflict ridden Kokrajhar is burning once again. Terror has struck again in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) area as a fresh violence has been unleashed by suspected Bodo rebels from the underground National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)‘s Songbhijit faction.

    Saturday, 3 May 2014 - 4:14pm
  • In Assam’s Kokrajhar, the ballot battles the bullet

    In Assam’s Kokrajhar, hit by insurgency and ethnic conflict, the Election Commission’s mantra these Lok Sabha polls is ‘ballot not bullet’.

    Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 2:27pm
  • Lok Sabha elections: When Darjeeling voted, was it a move towards Gorkhaland?

    The first phase of the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal took place on Thursday, in the four seats of North Bengal: Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar, Alipur Duar and Darjeeling. North Bengal has been Bengal’s most politically volatile landmass. And the epicentre of it has been the Darjeeling hills, the hotbed...

    Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 7:10pm
  • Manipur polls to decide if 'local third front' works or not

    Voting as begun to the crucial Inner Manipur constituency. This constituency covers the valley areas of the trouble torn state, including state capital Imphal.

    Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 11:35am
  • Congress does a BJP to snatch Assam's Silchar

    In the fourth phase of the crucial general election on Saturday, where seven seats went to polls, one of the keenly contested seats is the prestigious Silchar seat in Assam’s isolated Barak valley region. 

    Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 4:39pm
  • Lok Sabha Elections: BJP’s tribal card in Assam’s hill districts

    Out of 14 seats in Assam, one seat is witnessing a key fight and a possible wave of change. The tribal reserved autonomous district seat in Asasm comprising of two districts of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao are voting today. 

    Saturday, 12 April 2014 - 1:34pm
  • Lok Sabha Elections 2014: The charm that Pawan Kumar Chamling has cast on Sikkim

    Pawan Kumar Chamling has ruled Sikkim for 20 years and if he wins once again, it will be the beginning of a new political history and if he loses history will repeat itself. It was communist patriarch Jyoti Basu who has to his name a record that no other politician in India has been able to break...

    Saturday, 12 April 2014 - 9:22am
  • When Arunachal Pradesh votes, India wins

    When BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was campaigning in Arunchal Pradesh last month,he took a dig at China for what he claims the neighbours expansionist policy. Modi claimed that people of Arunachal Pradesh are the real patriots, who have been facing continuous Chinese threat....

    Wednesday, 9 April 2014 - 6:51pm
  • Lok Sabha elections 2014: Mizoram’s peaceful politics faces refugee hurdle

    The Election Commission of India (EC) had to bow down to the conglomerate of powerful civil society organisations in Mizoram who came together calling a 72-hour bandh to disrupt the elections for the lone Lok Sabha polls in the Northeastern state where the Congress is in power. Polling has been...

    Wednesday, 9 April 2014 - 5:53pm
  • Apart from Narendra Modi, the other chief minister who wants to enter Parliament

    Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio wants to enter Parliament so he can solve the Naga peace process, which has been stuck in limbo.

    Wednesday, 9 April 2014 - 2:17pm