Monday, May 25, 2015



Kiren Rijiju to focus on rescuing animals during natural disasters
Mon, May 25, 2015

“We must not forget that survival and living standard of human beings is directly related to animals," said Rijiju.

Meghalaya alert against 48-hr bandh call by banned outfit
Mon, May 25, 2015

Meghalaya government chief advisor DD Lapang in a statement said that the government was trying to remove all doubts, omission and commission in the draft Bill.

‘Missing’ Bangladesh Oppn Leader: Can’t take him to Dhaka… don’t know how he reached India, says wife
Mon, May 25, 2015

According to the police, the 54-year-old former minister was arrested on May 12 , after some residents reported a “suspicious” person in the Golf Links area.

Explained: Hero of ‘greatest battle ever fought on a river’
Mon, May 25, 2015

Indian Express tells the story of Lachit Barphukan, and why Assam is honouring him with a statue in the Brahmaputra.

Postcards of change: The tea point
Sun, May 24, 2015

A tea estate finds itself in Bangladesh after the boundary pact. A village prepares for morning after.

Passenger train derails in Assam, motorman seriously injured
Sat, May 23, 2015

The accident occurred between Salakati and Basugaon as the 55753 UP Sifung passenger train was about to negotiate a bridge, a railway spokesman said.

10 Northeast horticultural products get coveted GI tag
Fri, May 22, 2015

The list includes Naga tree tomato, Tezpur litchi, Assam Karbi Anglong ginger, Khasi mandarin, Kachai lemon, Memang narang, Arunachal orange, Mizo chilli, Sikkim large cardamom and Tripura Queen pineapple.

Bangla opposition leader shifted to ICU in Shillong
Fri, May 22, 2015

A decision on whether to send Ahmed back to Bangladesh or let him pass through the legal procedure in India will be taken only by a court after he is produced before it.

Congress to sail alone in 2016 Assam Assembly polls
Thu, May 21, 2015

“We have neither talked to any other party regarding a possible alliance nor have considered forging any alliance in the forthcoming assembly elections,” Gogoi said.

Mentally challenged woman, mother of 8 children raped in Nagaland
Thu, May 21, 2015

The woman was raped on May 17, with the village customary court identifying him as one Kiedai Dwasang.

Two Bangla nationals held for coal smuggling
Thu, May 21, 2015

The incident took place on Tuesday night along the international border in South Garo Hills.

Two Bangladeshis held while smuggling truck-load coal from Meghalaya
Wed, May 20, 2015

BSF troops have in the past two weeks also seized 13 boats, 50 tons of coal, 147 cows, 77 CFT wooden log and 1283 bottles of liquor.

Sukhoi-30 jet crashes in Assam, pilots eject safely
Wed, May 20, 2015

Both the pilots ejected safely and the aircraft crashed at Laokhowa in Nagaon district of Assam.

Assamese woman wants to meet her Chinese parents deported during 1962 War
Tue, May 19, 2015

Leong Linchi has been able to establish contact with her parents who are now living in China after they were deported over 53 years ago.

Dimapur lynching: Judicial panel asks people to give written statements
Tue, May 19, 2015

Syed Sarif Khan, who was arrested following an allegation of rape, was dragged out from the central jail by a mob and lynched.

AASU reminds PM Narendra Modi about ‘promise’ to send back Bangladeshi infiltrators
Tue, May 19, 2015

"One year has passed and not a single Bangladeshi infiltrator has actually left. Instead, many more must have trickled in,” said AASU president Dipanka Nath.

Wife meets Bangladeshi ex-minister detained in Shillong hospital
Mon, May 18, 2015

Ahmed was spotted by some local citizens in the Golf Links area of Shillong on May 11 evening, who called up the police after suspecting that he was a stranger from another country.

Dreaded terrorist gunned down in Assam
Mon, May 18, 2015

It said the terrorist was killed during an encounter that took place when security forces had mounted a joint operation in a forest area near Bhelughat in the hill district.

Guwahati convention appeals for expelling Bangladeshis irrespective of religion, language
Mon, May 18, 2015

The convention, in a resolution, also appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate steps to sign repatriation treaties with Bangladesh and Nepal.

Tarun Gogoi completes 4 years, claims ‘major transformation’ in Assam
Mon, May 18, 2015

He said that while added thrust was given on augmenting production and in raising the income of all sections of society.

Breaking Celibacy Vow: Was forced into satra, says Assam pontiff
Thu, May 14, 2015

Goswami, a commerce graduate, revealed that he had first proposed to give up celibacy in 2004.

Satra Sutra
Thu, May 14, 2015

A Vaishnav satradhikar has quit celibacy. Samudra Gupta Kashyap describes this Assam institution.

After 27 years of celibacy, Assam pontiff ties the knot
Wed, May 13, 2015

Haridev told the family about his dream, repeating what he had told fellow monks at the satra and devotees on March 15.

Survivor T R Zeliang smothers all dissent, stumps Congress, BJP
Mon, May 11, 2015

BJP insiders say that among those Zeliang sold the idea of an “all-party” government to was party president Amit Shah, during his visit to Kohima on April 18.

Assam Monastery: Key pontiff breaks 360-yr-old tradition, quits celibacy to start family life
Sun, May 10, 2015

Satras are Vaishnavite monasteries, which, unlike Buddhist viharas or Hindu maths, go beyond propagating religion.

Nagaland: Congress, BJP cross the ‘political rekha’, join Zeliang ministry
Sat, May 09, 2015

Naga People’s Front- the main partner of the DAN-is also part of the NDA led by the BJP at the Centre.

Lightning kills Bangladeshi smuggler, cattle inside Indian territory
Fri, May 08, 2015

One cattle smuggler and two cows were killed in lightning near the India-Bangladesh boundary in Dhubri district on Thursday night, with BSF personnel recovering the bodies on Friday.

Assamese, Manipuri, Naga authors have kept alive World War II fought 70 years ago
Fri, May 08, 2015

In Assam, a whole generation of writers had written interesting novels, short stories, poems and plays with the War as the backdrop.

Few visitors to World War II cemetery on 70th anniversary of end of war
Fri, May 08, 2015

Despite the lack of publicity, the Guwahati War Cemetery however gets about 100 foreign visitors every year.

Amalendu Guha one of the first to join campaign to pledge bodies for medical research
Fri, May 08, 2015

650 people have pledged bodies over last 12 years, claims NGO.

Historian Amalendu Guha dies, body donated to medical college
Fri, May 08, 2015

His most significant work was From Planter Raj to Swaraj.

Assam protests over Land swap deal continues, AGP bandh disrupts life
Fri, May 08, 2015

Many vehicles were also damaged when protestors pelted stones to impose the bandh.

Gogoi thanks Modi for re-inclusion of Assam in Bangla land-swap protocol
Wed, May 06, 2015

Gogoi said this would not only serve the national interest, but also help as a permanent solution to the India-Bangladesh border dispute in the Assam sector.

India Bangladesh border swap deal evokes sharp reactions in Assam
Wed, May 06, 2015

With Assembly elections in the state due in less than a year, the cabinet decision could prove costly for the state BJP.

Soldier killed in Nagaland ambush planned to retire next year: Family
Wed, May 06, 2015

The soldier who joined Assam Rifles in September 1988 was the family’s sole bread-winner.

Nagaland Ambush: A day before, NSCN(K) had warned of attack
Tue, May 05, 2015

NSCN(K) led by S S Khaplang had threatened of targeting security forces a day before it ambushed eight soldiers in Nagaland’s Mon.