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Rajeev Bhattacharyya

Rajeev Bhattacharyya

Rajeev Bhattacharyya is a senior journalist in Assam in India’s northeast. 

Rajeev Bhattacharya is a senior journalist in Assam in India’s northeast. He has worked with The Telegraph, The Indian Express, The Times of India and Times Now, and was the managing editor of Seven Sisters Post. He is a Chevening Fellow and author of “Rendezvous With Rebels: Journey to Meet India’s Most Wanted Men” and “Lens & The Guerrilla: Insurgency in India’s Northeast.” He reports on India’s northeast and its border regions with Myanmar, Bhutan, China and Bangladesh.

Posts by Rajeev Bhattacharyya
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January 05, 2023

Assam Moves to Combat Increasing Crimes Against Women

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The rate of crime against women in Assam is more than double the national average. What's behind the recent surge?
January 04, 2023

Rohingya Refugees Are Departing for Southeast Asia in Increasing Numbers

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
While some travel overland from Bangladesh to Thailand, others are embarking upon dangerous and often deadly ocean voyages.

December 07, 2022

Assam Awaits Supreme Court Ruling on Citizenship

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Local groups had petitioned the apex court for a change in the cut-off year to determine citizenship.

November 22, 2022

Kuki-Chin Refugees From Bangladesh Take Shelter in Mizoram

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Military operations by Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion in the Chittagong Hill Tracts triggered the recent exodus to India.

November 14, 2022

Bangladesh’s ‘War on Drugs’ Shoots Up Narcotic Supplies From India

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Myanmar-made yaba, heroin and brown sugar, and India-produced phensedyl are flowing into Bangladesh via India’s northeast.
November 08, 2022

Uranium Exploration Stepped Up In India’s Northeast

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
India’s emphasis on uranium exploration assumes importance in the context of goals set by the government to harness non-fossil energy.

October 29, 2022

The Untold Story of the 2008 Assam Serial Blasts

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
On October 30, 2008, bombings in Assam killed 88 and injured 500. Who was behind the attack – and why?
October 27, 2022

India Boosts Its Border Infrastructure in Arunachal Pradesh

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Roads and bridges as well as "vibrant villages" are being constructed and upgraded to improve overland connectivity to the border with China.

October 17, 2022

Why is India’s Dibrugarh Perennially Under Threat of Erosion and Floods?

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Dibrugarh’s geography – it is a mix of flood plains, lakes, swamps, sandbars and highlands – makes it vulnerable to flooding.

September 30, 2022

India Initiates Measures to Tackle Floods From Glacial Lake Outbursts in Himalayas

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Several Indian states are vulnerable to glacial lake outbursts as there are 9,575 glaciers in the Himalayan region contiguous to the country.

September 12, 2022

Fresh Influx of Myanmar Nationals Into India’s Mizoram State

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Violent clashes between the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army in the Chin state early this month triggered the exodus.
August 26, 2022

Government Cracks Down on Myanmar Refugees in Indian Border State

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The arrest of scores of Myanmar nationals seems aimed at deterring others from entering Manipur.

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