Friday, Mar 27, 2015



President Pranab Mukherjee commutes death penalty of Assam man
Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Earlier, President Mukherjee had rejected mercy petitions of 22 death row convicts at a stretch.

Veteran Assamese film actor Indra Bania dies
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Indra Bania had acted in more than 40 Assamese films in a screen career spanning over four decades.

From Pune, pedalling to the ‘Call of the Brahmaputra’
Sun, Mar 22, 2015

The cycling expedition, aptly named ‘Call of the Brahmaputra’ has been organised by two Pune-based NGOs.

Anna Hazare calls for nation-wide “jail-bharo” against Land Bill; Akhil Gogoi floats political party
Sat, Mar 21, 2015

Hazare also pointed out that the country’s farm land had not been mapped and classified even after 68 years of Independence.

Pune adventurers find Northeast a paradise for cycling tourism
Fri, Mar 20, 2015

The cycling expedition, flagged off on March 13, will culminate in Shillong on Sunday.

Nagaland to hand over lynching probe to CBI
Fri, Mar 20, 2015

Syed Sharif Khan, the man accused of allegedly raping a tribal girl on February 23, was arrested on February 24, he was lynched on March 5.

Dimapur incident was initially ‘taken lightly’, says Nagaland CM Zeliang
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

Dimapur incident had revealed security lapses and failure of the administration, said CM T R Zeliang.

Nine endangered vultures rescued from poisoning released back
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

Among the nine rescued, seven were the Himalayan griffons, one Slender bill and one White-rumped vulture.

Poachers kill seventh rhino in Kaziranga in 10 weeks
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

Apart from poaching the national park so far has recorded 11 natural deaths of rhinos in the current year.

Nagaland saw a lynching last year too
Thu, Mar 12, 2015

Confirming the incident, a senior Nagaland Police official said no arrest has been made in the case so far.

Army apprehend nine terrorists in four operations
Wed, Mar 11, 2015

Two terrorists belong to the NDFB(S), four to the KPLT and one to the Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam.

Probe begins as IGP says FIR throws up ‘multiple’ questions
Wed, Mar 11, 2015

Nagaland IGP Wabang Jamir has insisted that there “is a prima facie case of rape” but investigators are pursuing various leads.

Assam govt institutes award in name of journalist killed by ULFA rebels
Tue, Mar 10, 2015

Kamala Saikia, also a teacher and freedom fighter, was one of the first journalists to have been gunned down by the ULFA in Assam in 1991.

Eye on 2016 polls, Tarun Gogoi’s budget tries to woo poor, women
Tue, Mar 10, 2015

Gogoi in his budget speech has expressed concern over reduction of Central share in various schemes like RKVY, NHM, RMSA and ICDS.

Assam MLA claims he warned cops before Dimapur lynching
Tue, Mar 10, 2015

Congress MLA Siddique Ahmed claimed he had informed Gogoi about incidents of shops run by Muslims being ransacked in Dimapur, a day ahead of the lynching.

Dimapur mob lynching: On social media, first ‘rape’, then ‘Bangladeshi man’
Mon, Mar 09, 2015

"We are looking into all the aspects, especially where the social media posts originated from,” said IGP Lotha.

Nagaland: Movement against ‘immigrants’ brewing for a while
Mon, Mar 09, 2015

Nagas cutting across political affiliations think a day will come when Bangladeshi infiltrators will reduce them to a minority in the state.

Dimapur lynching: IGP says rape probe ‘heading in right direction’
Mon, Mar 09, 2015

Meanwhile, 14 more persons were arrested in the lynching case on Sunday, taking the tally to 22.

Dimapur: Lynched Nagaland man came from family of Armymen, not Bangladesh
Sun, Mar 08, 2015

Syed Sharif Khan's father Syed Hussain Khan served and retired from Military Engineering Service.

Dimapur: State police seek blocking of sites, bulk SMSes to prevent provocation on social media
Sun, Mar 08, 2015

The police also sought to block sending of bulk SMSes as well as some websites to prevent provocation of rumours.

Dimapur lynching: Student says was ‘lured’ by friend, taken to Syed Sharif Khan
Sun, Mar 08, 2015

Nagaland IGP Wabang Jamir said her medical examination did not indicate rape.

Hundreds of girls in school, college uniforms led lynch mob, says Dimapur SP
Sat, Mar 07, 2015

CCTV footage shows victim accompanying accused to a hotel after ‘first rape’.

Nagaland: Angry mob raids Dimapur Central Jail, lynches 35-year-old rape accused alleged to be ‘Bangladeshi infiltrator’
Fri, Mar 06, 2015

The incident took place as the angry mob has been agitating against Bangladeshi infiltrators, the accused was also believed to be one.

In Meghalaya, police find SIM cards used by militants equally dangerous as firearms
Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Militant groups and criminal gangs are using pre-activated SIM cards to send extortion messages.

Assam: 161 persons killed by miscreants on Nagaland border since 1972
Wed, Mar 04, 2015

Of them the highest number of 136 persons had lost their lives in Golaghat district alone in as many as nine attacks.

Don’t change Assam’s central funding pattern, state assembly tells Delhi
Wed, Mar 04, 2015

Rakibul Hussain stated that the Centre had of late changed the funding pattern in respect of five specific schemes instead of the 90:10 ratio.

Crimes up, Tripura to increase number of women police personnel
Wed, Mar 04, 2015

Tripura has also registered an increase in women’s involvement in politics in the recent years.

Declared foreigners by Tribunals, over 38,000 Bangladeshi infiltrators missing in Assam
Tue, Mar 03, 2015

Since 1985, as many as 38,186 as foreigners who had illegally entered Assam from Bangladesh.

AGP to form 8-party front to battle Cong, BJP
Tue, Mar 03, 2015

The decision was taken to fight the ‘anti-people’ and ‘anti-Assam’ policies adopted by the two parties, AGP said.

Assam CM Gogoi, governor Acharya at loggerheads over Kaziranga rhino poaching
Mon, Mar 02, 2015

While Acharya feels “another agency” should be engaged, Gogoi has pushed the blame to the Centre for lack of funds.

Homeless Assam girls take board exams from a camp
Mon, Mar 02, 2015

Given this enthusiasm among the girls, Nedan Foundation is organising a month-long counseling for them after the exams are over.

NE got nothing to cheer in Modi budget: Tarun Gogoi
Sat, Feb 28, 2015

"Relief to the agrarian class should have been more if the Centre really wanted to bring acche din," said Gogoi.

Assam violence: Families to get Rs 50,000 each to rebuild homes
Sat, Feb 28, 2015

Over 2,000 families whose houses were burnt down during the clashes between Bodos and Adivasis in Kokrajhar district last December, are getting Rs 50,000 each to rebuild their houses. These families, currently lodged in make-shift camps in their respective villages after authorities shut down the relief camps, are also getting work under MGNREGA, with the […]

19 boys rescued from traffickers in Guwahati railway station
Wed, Feb 25, 2015

The boys have been put up in the Guwahati Children’s Home and will be produced before the CWC tomorrow.

Seven killed, 20 injured in fire after blast in Nagaland
Tue, Feb 24, 2015

Seven persons were killed and 20 others injured in a fire which broke out after a bomb blast at a gun shop .

Third H1N1 case confirmed in Nagaland
Mon, Feb 23, 2015

The Nagaland Health Department on Monday confirmed the third case of H1N1 flu in the state.