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Assam floods: State govt seeks Rs 2,939 crore to repair damage
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

Assam flood: Pipersenia, in a presentation before the seven-member central team, said the floods have left behind a trail of destruction, which also includes massive silt deposit on over two lakh hectare crop area.

Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang inducts one more minister
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

While governor PB Acharya administered the oath of office and secrecy to Pangteang at the Kohima Raj Bhavan on Monday morning, chief minister Zeliang also indicated that senior Naga People’s Front (NPF) legislator Noke Wangnao would be soon appointed chairman of the ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN).

Fourteen months in office, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal discovers government files don’t move fast
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

The chief minister who reminded the officers that the BJP-led government had come to power for the larger interest of the people, also pointed out that the government had to work resolutely to achieve the desired changes in real sense of the term.

Tunnels through Sela Pass to reduce distance to China border in Arunachal Pradesh
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

The Sela Pass, as also several other locations on the 320-km Tezpur-Tawang Road, has several important landmarks of the 1962 Chinese aggression, apart from scenic beauty, with the BRO expecting the proposed Sela Tunnel to also provide a big boost to tourism in the western Arunachal Pradesh sector.

Nagaland: 10 ministers of Zeliang Cabinet sworn in
Sun, Jul 23, 2017

Nagaland chief minister T R Zeliang’s 10-member cabinet was sworn in on Saturday, a day after he won a vote of confidence in the state assembly.

Day after in flood-hit Assam: 22,000 hectares are now desert
Sun, Jul 23, 2017

“I lost not only all my puppets, musical instruments and household items when the river swept our village at around 9:30 pm that night, but also lost my paddy field. There is a 6-8 ft sand and silt deposit on it now,” Das says.

Nagaland CM TR Zeliang appoints 10 ministers
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

One day after he won a vote of confidence in the state assembly, Nagaland chief minister TR Zeliang on Saturday installed his new cabinet by appointing ten ministers, four of whom were members of the ministry headed by Shurhozelie Liezietsu.

Nagaland: T R Zeliang wins trust vote, ousted CM likely to move court
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

Zeliang was sworn in on Wednesday after Governor P B Acharya dismissed Liezietsu when the latter failed to show up in a special emergent session of the Assembly for moving a motion of confidence.

Assam flood toll up to 73; CM Sonowal seeks release of Rs 1138 crore central share for flood control
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

The official flood report said 2.67 lakh people in 14 districts of the state were still in the grip of floods, with about 8,000 people currently lodged in relief camps in these districts. Of the four deaths on Wednesday, two were in Morigaon and one each in South Salmara and Lakhimpur.

Shurhozelie skips floor test, Zeliang takes oath as new CM
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Zeliang, who claimed support of 47 legislators belonging to the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) — 43 from NPF and four from BJP — and seven Independents, was sworn in at the Kohima Raj Bhavan by Governor P B Acharya. Zeliang has been asked to prove his majority by July 22

Nagaland political crisis: Zeliang takes oath as Chief Minister
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

Nagaland political crisis: Zeliang and his supporters – whose numbers had increased to 47 in a House of 59 – had accused chief minister Liezietsu of nepotism, favouritism and failure to govern the state.

Nagaland CM fails to turn up for floor test, opponents call it an act of conceding defeat
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

While the House was called to order at 9:30 am on Wednesday in consonance with governor PB Acharya’s directive issued on Tuesday evening, Chief Minister Liezietsu and eleven legislators of Naga People’s Front (NPF), who are on his side, failed to show up.

Assam flood: 4 more deaths reported, toll reaches 69
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

Three more deaths were reported from Dhubri district where floods have hit over 72,000 people

Gauhati HC rejects plea, Nagaland CM to face trust vote today
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

The court rejected his prayer for granting “sufficient time” for the floor test, as the chief minister is contesting a by-election on July 29

A tale of firms in two industries facing survival challenges in Assam
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

HPCL’s employees not getting salary for 6-9 months, while Namrup plants of BVFCL are still awaiting MoU to set up a new plant by phasing out ageing units

Assam’s ageing embankments are vulnerable, Sonowal tells PM Modi
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Apprising the prime minister of the state’s flood situation, Sonowal requested him to launch a ‘Prime Minister’s Special Programme for Flood and Erosion Control’ for developing road-cum-embankments stretching 5,000 km, ensure regular maintenance and sustainability of the embankments.

Assam seeks link to national gas grid
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

The industry minister was speaking on the sidelines of a function where Oil India Ltd (OIL) had signed an MoU with IIT Guwahati for funding two start-up enterprises for the oil sector on Tuesday.

Assam floods receding, death toll rises to 69
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

The Brahmaputra water level was below – slightly though – from Dibrugarh in the east to Goalpara in the west, with the State Disaster Management Authority saying it was flowing above the danger mark only in Dhburi district in the extreme west.

Nagaland trust vote: Guwahati HC rejects CM’s plea, fresh floor test on Wednesday
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

A couple of hours after the High Court order was out, governor PB Acharya issued fresh orders calling for an emergency special session of the Nagaland Assembly on Wednesday morning with an one-point agenda “to test the majority support” of the present cabinet led by chief minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu.

Tripura already cut off due to blockade, BJP ‘blocks’ CM, ministers’ residences
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Hundreds of BJP leaders and supporters gathered in front of chief minister Sarkar’s residence in the Marx-Engels Sarani in the heart of Agartala on Tuesday morning and squatted on the pavement, raising slogans against the Left Front government.

Naked protest: Behind blockade of landlocked Tripura, demographic change and identity politics
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

The IPFT’s talks with Tripura’s Left government ended inconclusively on Sunday, with the outfit demanding a “concrete assurance” from the Centre on its demand before lifting the blockade.

In flood-hit Kaziranga, guards work overtime
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Barman, among 1,200 personnel on round-the-clock duty because of floods, and six others spent 12 hours patrolling before returning to their temporary camp on an elevated platform on Monday even as water levels have come down

Bridge on Manipur’s lifeline national highway cracks
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

“We immediately shut the bridge, managed to remove the truck, and are now getting a contractor to urgently repair it," National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation general manager Sunil Kumar said

Assam: Floods receding, but situation still grim; death toll rises to 65
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Assam floods: The Brahmaputra water-level has gone down the red mark in Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Biswanath, Tezpur, Guwahati and Goalpara, with official reports saying it was flowing above the danger level only in Dhubri.

Five Meghalaya MLAs boycott Presidential polls, MLA held for rape couldn’t cast vote
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Official sources in Shillong said only 52 of the state’s 60 legislators cast their votes in the Presidential election on Monday. Three of them belonged to the ruling front, while four were members of the opposition HSPDP and one of the opposition UDP.

Tripura blockade enters eighth day; agitating leaders hope to meet Rajnath Singh in Delhi
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

The indefinite blockade in Tripura, called by the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura demanding creation of a separate ‘Twipraland’, completed the eighth day today. A delegation waits for an audience with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the national capital since Friday.

Presidential elections: Tripura’s 6 BJP-bound TMC legislators, one Congress MLA vote for Kovind
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

“We have voted for Ram Nath Kovind, and there is no secrecy in this. We held a meeting on Sunday evening and decided to vote for Kovind in the interest of the people and the country,” Sudip Roy Burman, leader of the Trinamool Congress legislature party said.

Crucial bridge cracks, Manipur supply line cut off
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

The suspenders and panels of the eastern end of the steel bridge broke and almost came off at around 4 AM on Monday when an overloaded 10-wheeler truck was trying to cross it on its way to Imphal, with an official saying it was sheer luck that the bridge did not come down altogether.

Assam flood toll rises to 60
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Houses of over 10 lakh people remained submerged and at least 22,000 people are still lodged in the 118 relief camps

Talks fail, Tripura faces longer blockade
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Reports from Agartala quoted IPFT president Narendra Chandra Debbarma as saying: “...we will not withdraw the blockade until the central government gave us a concrete assurance.”

Talks fail, Tripura indefinite blockade hits supply of essential items
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

Tripura: Reports from Agartala quoting IPFT president Narendra Chandra Debbarma said the agitationists would not withdraw their agitation until the central government called them for talks and assured them of conceding to their core demand of a separate statehood called Tipraland.

Landslides cut off Manipur supply-line through Nagaland
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

"While the Border Roads Organisation is working round the clock to create a new alternative passage, it is unlikely for heavy vehicles to resume plying between Kohima and Imphal,” Kohima deputy commissioner Rajesh Soundararajan told The Indian Express over the telephone.

Assam floods death toll rises to 60
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Houses of over 10 lakh people remained submerged and at least 22,000 people are still lodged in the 118 relief camps. On Sunday, South Salmara, Dhubri and Morigaon remained the worst-affected districts

Country’s oldest tiger dies in Guwahati Zoo
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

Born in Mysore Zoo in 1998, Swati was brought to Guwahati in 2005 even as she had already given birth to five cubs there. In Guwahati, the Royal Bengal Tigress gave birth to six more cubs, of which Birina – also a tigress is currently in the Assam State Zoo here.

Completing one year in office, Pema Khandu launches drive against corruption
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

The display boards would have names and contact numbers of several officers in the state vigilance department as well as the district and local police, a press release quoting Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu’s directive, said on Sunday.

Paresh Barua, ULFA(I) chief absconders: NIA
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

The chargesheet was filed in connection with a case (No Rc-04/2013/NIA-GUW) that was registered on the basis of an MHA order of December 5, 2013, a press release issued by the NIA said.