• Border violence: Union Home Secy convenes talks with Assam, Mizoram
    Aizawl/Silchar, October 19 (IANS): Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla would hold a meeting, through video conference, with the Chief Secretaries of Assam and Mizoram on Monday, following the latter's complaint of Assam's "transgressions" along the inter-state border, the Mizoram government said on Sunday night. Meanwhile, an Assam government release said that state Environment and Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya on Sunday visited Lailapur, where some houses
  • Tension on 2 inter-state borders in NE; shops, houses burnt
    Silchar/Aizawl/Agartala, October 18 (IANS): The situation on the Assam-Mizoram border took an ugly turn in the past 48 hours with many shops and houses burnt and over 50 people injured, officials said on Sunday. Security was also beefed up along Tripura-Mizoram border and prohibitory orders promulgated, even as the Tripura authorities stopped reconstruction of a temple at the disputed Phuldungsei village on the inter-state border. On the Assam-Mizoram border tension, Deputy Inspe