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Workers Burn Tea Estate Boss And Wife Alive In Fire

AP | Posted 12.27.2012 | World

GAUHATI, India -- Hundreds of tea estate workers surrounded the plantation owner's home in India's northeastern state of Assam and set it on fire over...

Worst Monsoon Floods In Decade Force 2 Million People To Flee

AP | WASBIR HUSSAIN | Posted 09.01.2012 | World

GAUHATI, India -- The worst monsoon floods in a decade to hit a remote northeastern Indian state have killed more than 80 people and forced around 2 m...

Ferry With 350 Aboard Sinks In Northern India

AP | WASBIR HUSSAIN | Posted 06.30.2012 | World

GAUHATI, India — An overcrowded ferry boat capsized in heavy winds and rain in remote northeastern India late Monday, killing at least 41 people...

Hundreds Of Militants Surrender Weapons

AP | By WASBIR HUSSAIN | Posted 03.25.2012 | World

GAUHATI, India -- Hundreds of rebels in jungle fatigues lined up to surrender their weapons Tuesday as several local insurgent groups formally joined ...

A Minor Diversion: A Tea Plantation Retreat In India

Diya Luke | Posted 03.06.2012 | Travel
Diya Luke

We wanted to experience life as it existed in colonial days, so we chose to stay in a bungalow that used to be a British tea manager's house.

Bus Carrying Wedding Party Plunges Into Pond, At Least 26 People Killed

AP | WASBIR HUSSAIN | Posted 07.30.2011 | World

GAUHATI, India — A bus carrying a wedding party plunged into a large pond in India's remote northeast, killing at least 26 people, an official s...

People's Power Blocks Dam Construction in Northeast India

Peter Bosshard | Posted 07.11.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

With more than 150 dams proposed for construction and 11 projects in operation, Northeast India is one of the hotspots of global dam building. The big...

China and India: A War of Giants

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

In spite of million man armed forces and nuclear weapons, India feels increasingly threatened by China's rise. The Indians know full well that China expects obedience from its neighbors.

Attackers kill at least 61 in northeast India

AP | WASBIR HUSSAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GAUHATI, India — Bombs planted in cars and rickshaws ripped through crowded markets in a coordinated attack Thursday in India's volatile northea...