India's slow progress in rescuing 15 trapped coal miners in Meghalaya state has been contrasted with the dramatic rescue of 12 Thai boys and their football coach from a cave last July. Some have called the operation to reach the miners "shameful."
Lawmakers of the lower house of parliament passed the bill that excludes Muslims and contradicts an anti-immigrant accord, despite protests in three northeastern states.
Suspected Indian militants shoot dead Bengali-speaking Hindu men, police say, as tension grows in the northeastern state over a controversial citizenship test to identify illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh.
India has stripped four million people of citizenship in the northeastern state of Assam under a controversial draft citizenship list that has sparked fears of deportation of largely Bengali-speaking Muslims.
Over a million have been displaced in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, with aid workers warning of acute food shortages and water-borne diseases in the affected areas.
The floods in India's Assam state have killed at least 28 people and are also threatening its wildlife, including the one-horned rhinoceros.
The latest attack by gunmen in Indian state of Assam – the deadliest this year – recalls bitter memories of past years when dozens of people were murdered in the militant struggle for a separate homeland for the Bodo people.
After 16 years, Indian human rights campaigner Irom Sharmila to end her protest against alleged army atrocities in northeast India in order to contest local elections.
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