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Mizoram, Assam agree to resolve inter-state border dispute

Aizawl, February 9: Mizoram and Assam on Friday agreed to make joint efforts to resolve the long pending inter-state border dispute, an official statement said here. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday morning invited his Mizoram counterpart Lalduhoma, who is currently in Guwahati, over a meal and both leaders discussed the border issue. During the meeting, Lalduhoma and Sarma agreed to make collective efforts to resolve the border dispute between the two northeastern states, it said. Both leaders also agreed to maintain peace along the borders as long...
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Noisy scene in Assam Assembly over inter-state border disputes

Guwahati, February 7: The Assam assembly on Wednesday witnessed a noisy scene over border disputes with other northeastern states as the opposition alleged that Assam is giving away its land to resolve the issue. Raising the issue during the Question Hour, Independent MLA Akhil Gogoi said Assam is abandoning its rights over Constitutionally received land to Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh as per replies of Border Protection and Development Minister Atul Bora. Reply to this, Bora said the land survey is going on and it is not clear which state will...
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Arunachal villagers not willing to go to Assam as border dispute solving measure

Itanagar, September 11: ITANAGAR: A village in Arunachal Pradesh's Lower Siang district has become a part of Assam in a proposal to resolve the decades-long boundary dispute between the two northeastern neighbours, and the villagers are not happy. The people of Durpai village under Kangku circle want to stay in Arunachal Pradesh and have threatened to launch an agitation if their demand is not met soon. The villagers under the aegis of Durpai Village Development Committee (DVDC) demanded immediate rectification of the looping system and keeping Durpai where it is...
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Assam, Arunachal sign pact to resolve decades-old border disputes

NEW DELHI, APRIL 20: Ending their over 50-year-old border dispute, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday signed an agreement in presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah here which will bring settlement to 123 villages located along areas the two Northeastern States share. Assam and Arunachal Pradesh share an 804.1-km-long border which has been in dispute since the latter was made a Union Territory in 1972. Shah said the dispute over 123 villages on both sides of the inter-state border has been resolved once and for all at a time...
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Assam-Meghalaya border dispute: SC to hear plea of Meghalaya Govt against HC order in July

New Delhi, April 10: The Supreme Court on Monday said it will hear in July a plea of the Meghalaya government challenging the high court’s decision staying the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the chief ministers of Assam and Meghalaya for settling their festering boundary dispute. A bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and justices P S Narasiha and J B Pardiwala said the plea, which should have been listed on a non-miscellaneous day, has wrongly been listed on Monday by the apex court registry. “We will keep...
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Meghalaya-Assam border dispute: Chief ministers to meet on Sunday

SHILLONG, August 20: The second phase of border talks between Meghalaya and Assam aimed at resolving differences relating to six disputed areas will be held at Guwahati on Sunday, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said on Saturday. The two northeastern states had signed a memorandum of understanding for ending the five-decade-old border dispute in six of the 12 disputed areas in New Delhi on March 29 in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. "Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will be...
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