Sanjeeb Baruah

Sanjeeb Baruah: Geopolitics, environment and wildlife are his favourite subjects. He clearly remembers his early years in the profession when he chased politicians, officials and subject experts for stories. He hopes his articles, both news and feature stories, will continue to interest as well as fascinate the readers.​

Ram Rahim and the UN gaffe

The United Nations’ warm invite to jailed self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh would have also taken him by surprise, assuming that he doesn't know it yet.

PM Modi holds roadshow in Varanasi: As it happened

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's roadshow in Varanasi is being held with two more days to go for campaigning in the final lap of seven-phase Assembly polls.

UP polls 2017, 4th phase: 61% voter turnout recorded till 5 pm

Polling began on Thursday morning in 53 constituencies spread over 12 districts that figure in the fourth phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections. The districts include the backward Bundelkhand region and the Nehru-Gandhi pocket borough of Raebareli.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister EK Palaniswami wins trust vote: As it happened

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday won the vote of confidence in the state Assembly. Palaniswami, who was sworn in on Thursday as Chief Minister, won by 122 voice votes.

E K Palaniswami sworn-in as new Tamil Nadu chief minister: As it happened

Edappadi K Palaniswami will have to prove his majority in the Tamil Nadu Assembly within 15 days.

Goa Assembly Elections: Key issues

The Goa Assembly elections are being fought on a number of issues with the ruling BJP promoting ‘development’ as the key issue while the opposition parties focus on issues such as corruption, environment, and Goan identity.

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Punjab Polls 2017: To teach ‘Dusht’ rivals a lesson, candidates get personal, animated

Rival candidates in the Punjab Assembly polls made all sorts of annotations that will tickle your bone. From "Dusht" (wicked), "kuttanga" (I'll thrash), "lootere" (robbers) to "topiwalas" (a reference to AAP workers), this is what the top politicians, across party lines, are hurling at each other.

BJP eyes Goa without CM face, shuns emotive issues, focuses growth

Incumbent CM Laxmikant Parsekar is faced with persistent speculation that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will be brought back to Goa to take over the reins.

Colombians turn new page of history with Farc peace accord in 2016 - Five developments

Colombians turn new page of history with Farc peace accord in 2016 - Five developments

For the first time, Colombians from both sides of the political divide believed they have a chance to a lasting peace.

North Korea pulled off most powerful nuclear blast in 2016, world shuddered

North Korea pulled off most powerful nuclear blast in 2016, world shuddered

The blast was equivalent to 10,000 tonnes of TNT - so powerful that it caused a 5.3-magnitude earthquake in the region. It was Pyongyang’s second test after the January 6 explosion.

Terror attacks that shook the nation in 2016

Terror attacks that shook the nation in 2016

Pathankot, Pampore, Uri and Nagrota attacks raised more public outcry than any other place due to the sheer audacity of the terrorists and galvanised Indians to rally behind the security forces.

Two navy sailors dead, 14 rescued after warship INS Betwa tips over at Mumbai dock

Two navy sailors dead, 14 rescued after warship INS Betwa tips over at Mumbai dock

The warship, commissioned in 2004, was undergoing a refit at the dockyard when the accident happened. 

After ‘notebandi’, govt should consider ‘nasbandi’, says Union minister Giriraj Singh; kicks up row

After ‘notebandi’, govt should consider ‘nasbandi’, says Union minister Giriraj Singh; kicks up row

The Minister of State of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises made the remarks during a function in his parliamentary constituency of Nawada on Saturday.

Floral tributes paid to martyrs on Navy Day

Floral tributes paid to martyrs on Navy Day

The Eastern Naval Command (ENC) observed the day by paying homage to service personnel who made the supreme sacrifice in various actions.

Sartaj Aziz not allowed to visit Golden Temple for security concerns: Govt sources

Sartaj Aziz not allowed to visit Golden Temple for security concerns: Govt sources

Aziz was also not allowed to speak to Pakistani mediapersons at the Radisson Blue hotel where he was staying, PTI reported citing government sources.

Naga blockade hits construction works in Manipur

Naga blockade hits construction works in Manipur

The UNC has accused the Ibobi Singh government of not consulting Nagas, who inhabit the areas, before deciding to upgrade them as districts. 

Indo-Bangladesh talks on Monday; terrorism, arms and drug smuggling on agenda

Indo-Bangladesh talks on Monday; terrorism, arms and drug smuggling on agenda

The two-day talks will focus on anti-terror mechanism, information sharing and cross-border smuggling, among other issues.

US, India ties excellent, will grow stronger: US envoy Richard Verma

"Relation between India and USA is excellent now. Hope it would be stronger in future," PTI quoted Verma as saying in Agartala.

Two soldiers killed, nine injured in militant ambush in Arunachal Pradesh

Two soldiers killed, nine injured in militant ambush in Arunachal Pradesh

The militants reportedly opened fire at an Assam Rifles convoy between Lolchang and Ninu village near the Khonsa town.

OMG! Mumbai wedding party 'hijacks' Jet flight to accommodate latecomers

OMG! Mumbai wedding party 'hijacks' Jet flight to accommodate latecomers

The unfolding events in a Jet Airways flight waiting for take-off in Mumbai Airport last Friday resembled a plot straight from a Bollywood movie.