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Process for Assam-Meghalaya border talks has become slightly complicated after violence: Conrad

Shillong, November 29: The process for the second round of talks between Assam and Meghalaya for resolving the border dispute has become "slightly complicated", following the killing of six people in the November 22 violence at Mukroh village, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said on Tuesday. Assam and Meghalaya have identified 12 disputed areas along the interstate border. These two northeastern states, which started the first round of discussions in July 2021, signed an MoU in March this year to resolve differences in six areas. "The situation (for border...
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Border talks: Assam asks Mizoram to furnish details of ‘claimed territory’

Guwahati, November 17: Assam on Thursday asked Mizoram to furnish details of villages, including their locations and ethnicity of residents, in support of its claims over places that are currently within the bigger northeastern state's territory. The claims will have to be submitted within three months and then will be taken up by regional committees that would be formed by the two states for evolving an amicable solution to the vexed inter-state boundary dispute. The decision was taken during a meeting between Assam Border Protection and Development Minister Atul Bora...
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Mizoram-Assam minister-level border talks on Thursday

Aizawl, November 15: The Mizoram delegation headed by state Home minister Lalchamliana would leave for Guwahati on Wednesday for the third minister-level talks with Assam to resolve the inter-state border dispute, a senior home department official said. Mizoram Home department joint secretary Lalthiamsanga Sailo told PTI that the third round of the minister-level talk would be held at 11 am on Thursday. Official level talks of both the states would be held around 5 pm on Wednesday a day ahead of the minister-level talk, he said. Apart from Lalchamliana, Land...
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Third round of Mizoram-Assam border talks to be held in Guwahati on Nov 17: Official

Aizawl, November 10: Mizoram and Assam will on November 17 hold the third round of talks to resolve the long-standing interstate border dispute, a senior home department official said on Friday. The talks were originally scheduled to be held on November 4, but were postponed owing to the visit of President Droupadi Murmu to Mizoram. Mizoram additional home secretary Lalhriatpuia told PTI that the border talks would be held in Guwahati on November 17, as proposed by the Assam government. A five-member Mizoram delegation, led by ministers Lalchamliana and Lalruatkim,...
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Second round of Assam-Meghalaya border talks likely by November-end: Sangma

Shillong, November 10: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said the second round of discussions with Assam for resolving the border dispute is likely to start by the end of this month. Assam and Meghalaya identified 12 disputed areas at the inter-state border. In the first round, the two Northeastern states resolved differences in six areas and signed an agreement in March. "Within November we should be able to have the official talks (for the six remaining areas)," Sangma told reporters after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. The background work...
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CMs of Assam, Mizoram to meet in Delhi on Wednesday for border talks

Aizawl, September 20: Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga and Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma would meet in New Delhi on Wednesday to find a solution for resolving the long-standing border dispute between the two Northeastern states, an official said on Tuesday. Zoramthanga and Sarma would meet at Assam House in New Delhi at 1 pm, the official of the Mizoram Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said. Mizoram Planning Board vice-chairman H Rammawi is likely to accompany Zoramthanga to the meeting, she said. The meeting was scheduled on Monday but had to be...
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Mizoram, Assam CMs to hold border talks on Sep 19

Aizawl, September 16: Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga and his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma will hold talks on September 19 to find an amicable solution to the border dispute between the two northeastern states, an official said on Friday. The CMO official, who is accompanying Zoramthanga in New Delhi, said the meeting will take place in the national capital but the venue is yet to be decided. "The two chief ministers conversed over the phone on Friday and decided to hold a meeting on the border issue on September 19...