Complexity and conflict in Assam's 'Bodoland'

Authorities in India need to act against armed groups and ensure share of power between ethnic and religious groups.

by Sanjoy Hazarika


India violence 'politically orchestrated'

Authorities believe attacks by rebel breakaway group in Assam state aim to influence voting in polls for ethnic council.


Death toll in India's Assam up after violence

Nine bodies found after tribal separatists in northeastern state attacked Muslim villagers bringing the toll to 32.


Student's death and India's racism debate

Nido Taniam's killing illustrates the prejudices that people from the northeast face in their bid to integrate.

by Sanjib Baruah

Arts & Culture

Arrested reality TV crew in Indian court

Three members of crew shooting reality series Peking Express arrested for possessing unauthorised satellite phones.

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All-women travel takes off in India

Women-only travel clubs are growing across the country to cater to those empowered by education and employment.

Business & Economy

A bank by women and for women

Konoklota Women Urban Cooperative Bank in India's Assam state helps women become financially secure and empowers them.


Swaziland elects new faces for an old order

The king continues to choose the prime minister, but some cabinet ministers were ousted in a push for change.


Pakistan hope to revive fortunes

Bahrain 'donate' new coach Mohammed Shamlan as under-performing Pakistan prepare for the Asian Football Federation Cup.


Birth of new Indian state opens old divisions

Some residents of the northeast are calling for secession following Telengana which became the newest state this week.


Bhutan's opposition party scores upset win

People's Democratic Party storms to power after winning 32 seats out of 47 in nation's second parliamentary elections.


Polls close in Bhutan parliamentary vote

Officials begin counting after more than 80 percent polling in Himalayan nation's second parliamentary elections.


Bhutan to vote for second time in history

About 380,000 registered voters eligible to cast their ballot to elect 47 members to the lower house.