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Salaam, President Abdul Kalam: The end came in the company of students
Tue, Jul 28, 2015

At around 6.30 pm, just as APJ Abdul Kalam had clicked past the first two slides, he collapsed — 75 minutes later, it was official. “All efforts were made but Dr A P J Abdul Kalam could not be revived,” the Bethany Hospital said in a statement.

Kaziranga: NGT issues warrants against dhabas
Mon, Jul 27, 2015

The tribunal wanted to know from them what right they had over the land and whether those plots fell under the proposed eco-sensitive zone of Kaziranga National Park.

Former union minister B K Handique dead
Mon, Jul 27, 2015

"In his death, Assam lost a very good parliamentarian, while I lost a very close friend," Assam CM Tarun Gogoi said as he payed his tributes to Handique.

Police raid Assam cricket offices, seize documents
Sun, Jul 26, 2015

The search and seizure were carried out following orders issued by a division bench of the Guwahati High Court.

16 arrested in Assam for 65-year-old’s witch-hunt
Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Reports said the mob dragged Purni Orang from her house by her hair and presented her before Anima Ronghangpi on the riverbank.

ULFA faction imposes ‘ban’ on Bhojpuri organisations
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

A few days ago, the faction had asked leaders of the two outfits to tender an unconditional apology for allegedly raising anti-ULFA slogans.

Louis Berger bribery case: Assam CM orders probe, says open to CBI inquiry
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

With the Guwahati water supply project's mention in the Louis Berger bribery case, Assam CM ordered probe into the allegations that govt functionaries received bribe for awarding contract to the company.

Nagaland orders magisterial probe into Meluri firing that killed two kids
Mon, Jul 20, 2015

Two students, both studying in Class VII of a local high school were killed when an exchange of fire took place between security forces and armed militants.

Tinsukia killings: ‘We have nowhere to go… we no longer belong to Bihar or UP’
Mon, Jul 20, 2015

Bijuliban, like most other villages in this eastern part of Tinsukia district, has a significant population of people who trace their roots to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

Assam: CRPF jawan opens fire, kills officer, student
Sat, Jul 18, 2015

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi described the incident as unfortunate and announced an inquiry into the incident.

Poor connectivity, lack of security behind poor economic growth of NE: Assocham
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

“Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur’s economic growth rate is recorded at a rate that is lower than the Northeast region's average growth rate," noted Assocham.

NSCN(K) using villagers as human shield led to death of two kids in Nagaland: Assam Rifles
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

The Assam Rifles said that the incident indicated that innocent villagers were apparently coerced by the NSCN(K) cadres to block the road and help in in laying an ambush on the troops.

Tinsukia killings: Amid protests, Assam government shunts out SP
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

The state government has announced an ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh to the next of kin of the two persons — Nandalal Shah and his daughter Kajol. It has also directed security forces to go all out against the ULFA militants.

Northeast mass militancy platform
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

Samudra Gupta Kashyap looks at the resurgence of groups that have come together on a common platform.

BSF seizes coal, timber worth Rs 25 lakh on Bangla border
Thu, Jul 16, 2015

Troops of the Border Security Force (BSF) on late Wednesday night intercepted nine bamboo rafts containing coal and seven containing timber destined for Bangladesh on through the Simsang river near the international boundary in Meghalaya.

Floods inundate villages, crops, cuts off roads in Assam districts
Thu, Jul 16, 2015

The overall flood situation in four Assam districts remained grim on Thursday with Brahmaputra and several of its tributaries flowing over the danger mark at several places.

Nagaland: Assam Rifles kill 2 NSCN(K) militants, capture one
Thu, Jul 16, 2015

A patrol party were attacked by the militants and the exchange of fire lead to the killing of two NSCN(K) militants and capture of one.

Father, daughter killed as Ulfa faction ups ante during Amit Shah’s visit
Thu, Jul 16, 2015

Several Hindi-speaking traders and businessmen in Tinsukia district in upper Assam received messages from the ULFA faction on their phones seeking Rs 5 lakh each to the outfit.

Assam doctor claims ‘cure’ for HIV/AIDS, says he ‘cured’ 86 persons
Wed, Jul 15, 2015

The cardiac surgeon had to face arrest after he had transplanted a pig’s heart on a 32-year old male patient’s body following which the patient survived for seven days in 1997.

NIA names 8 NDFB rebels in charge sheets on May 2014 attacks
Wed, Jul 15, 2015

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday filed charge sheets in connection with two separate incidents of violence that were carried out by the NDFB(S) faction in Baksa district in Assam in may last year, naming as many as eight militants for these crimes.

Assam: Caught in bad weather, Pawan Hans chopper with 22 on board lands on village road
Wed, Jul 15, 2015

Pawan Hans Ltd General Manager said the pilots did a commendable job by finding a suitable spot on a pucca road near Gohpur, where they managed to land safely.

ULFA guns down Hindi-speaking trader
Wed, Jul 15, 2015

Tinsukia SP Arnab Deka said three unidentified persons knocked on the door and shot him from close range after a brief altercation.

As SC directs the return of old order at Kamakhya, looking back, and ahead
Tue, Jul 14, 2015

Bordeuri Samaj, descendants of five priestly families, are back in charge of Assam’s famous Shakti peeth

Sonitpur attack: NIA chargesheet names four NDFB(S) rebels
Tue, Jul 14, 2015

The attack had not only left 30 people dead, but had also triggered more violence in the state’s four Bodoland districts, leading to as many as 75 deaths in a week.

0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0: the Tripura report card on militancy
Mon, Jul 13, 2015

At NE meet, CM Sarkar has figures to show why state exited AFSPA; says his mantra a combination of security operations and development works

Will not talk to criminal groups: Rajnath Singh on NSCN(K)
Sun, Jul 12, 2015

There was also a need to tighten vigil along the Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Bhutan borders, Singh said, asking the chief ministers to open more police stations in the border areas

People along international borders at mercy of insurgents: Rajnath Singh
Sat, Jul 11, 2015

Speaking at the meeting of chief ministers of the Northeastern region, Singh said there were over two lakh people who live in 240 villages within 10 kms of the India-Myanmar border alone.

Lack of skilled man-power and unemployment major hurdles in Northeast’s development: Assocham
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

A report on the region, prepared by ASSOCHAM which was released by its secretary general DS Rawat here on the occasion of inauguration of its regional headquarters in the Assam capital

Quit BJP in February, ex-convenor of BJP IT cell Prodyut Bora floats new party
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

“The BJP has betrayed the people of the country in general and those of Assam in particular,” said Bora.

In three weeks, 15 bandhs and blockades in Assam
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

Life was disrupted in on Tuesday following a 12-hour bandh called by several organisations demanding ST status for six communities.

Tribal woman ‘hangs self’ in police station toilet
Tue, Jul 07, 2015

While preliminary inquiry said the woman was from Shillong, how she reached Guwahati remained a mystery. She had apparently mentioned different names and was unable to produce an identity card.

BJP posing threat, Gogoi launches PR exercise 8 months before polls
Mon, Jul 06, 2015

The BJP with seven seats having reduced the Congress to three Lok Sabha seats out of 14, Assam CM arun Gogoi has started an early campaign for the assembly elections due in eight months.

Tribal woman gets award for crusade against witch-hunting in Assam
Sun, Jul 05, 2015

Birubala Rabha, a tribal woman known for her crusade against witch-craft and witch-hunting, was presented the 12th Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity in Kokrajhar.

Ceasefire with NSCN(K) crucial, says Naga NGO
Sun, Jul 05, 2015

The NMA in a memorandum to chief minister TR Zeliang and the Joint Legislators’ Forum said this had led to fresh incidents violence and killings as well as a build-up of increasing militarization in the Naga hills.

To save Indian elephant corridors from humans, a £20 million global initiative
Fri, Jul 03, 2015

According to estimates, 400 people and 50 elephants are killed in India every year due to conflict, which is increasing due to the rapidly shrinking habitat.

Massive push to railway infrastructure under way in Northeast
Thu, Jul 02, 2015

The Railways hopes to reach all state capitals in the Northeast by March 2020.