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APSC scam: Police submits chargesheet against 10; two declared absconders
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

"We are still looking for two more persons involved in the scandal. They are Rajiv Paul and Sudip Das," said police.

Assam to build 890-km express highway along Brahmaputra
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Assam Chief Minister Sonowal said that the concept of an express highway along both banks of the Brahmaputra was conceived by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

Tinsukia ambush: Rebels killed were from Manipur, says police
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Saikia, who has been camping in Tinsukia since Sunday, also told The Indian Express that this was the first time that any cadre of a Manipuri outfit has been killed.

Manipur: Ex-Congress MLAs in BJP’s first list
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Veteran Congress leader N Biren Singh, a trusted lieutenant of Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh till he quit Congress in October 2016, has been fielded from Heingang constituency

Two Armymen killed in Assam ambush, forces gun down 2
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Assam Police DG Mukesh Sahay rushed to Tinsukia to take stock of the situation and hold a security review meeting with the Army.

Top priority to roads in areas bordering China: Arunachal Dy CM Chowna Mein
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Mein also said that other developments would automatically follow once road communication was in place.

Prabhu signs $5-lakh pact with UNESCO for Darjeeling railways
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Prabhu also thanked the people of the Darjeeling Hills for being an integral part of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Eco-system and their efforts in preserving and conserving it.

Waiting for revamp package for its Assam mills, HPC shifts HQ to Guwahati
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

In July last year, industry minister Patowary had informed the state assembly here that there was no justification in HPC having its corporate head office in Kolkata when it had no production unit in West Bengal.

Meghalaya sex racket: One more held, search on for three others
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

Marvelene’s Inn, the guest house under investigation, is located in the posh Shillong locality of Rilbong and is run by Meghalaya Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh’s family.

Shillong trafficking racket: One more arrested, 12 detentions in total so far
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

The police are also investigating the alleged role of owners of several guest houses and resorts in and around Shillong.

Nagaland civic polls: 72 more withdraw as boycott threat continues
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

Official sources in Kohima confirmed that with 72 more candidates withdrawing their nominations, altogether 140 had withdrawn as the last date for withdrawal ended on Tuesday afternoon.

Tea factory that was Assam’s first film studio to become a heritage property
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

The tea garden, which had passed on to the state-owned Assam Tea Corporation (ATC) is not in good shape, and the original tea factory that Agarwala had converted into a make-shift film studio in 1933 is also in a dilapidated condition.

Naga tribal bodies opposed to women quota in civic polls warn candidates of ex-communication
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

When the boycott call evoked little response, the tribal bodies Saturday onwards have started issuing ex-communication and boycott threats to the candidates irrespective of sex and party affiliation.

Meghalaya sex scam: Guest-house owned by Home Minister’s family under probe
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Police officials confirmed that a 14-year-old, who filed an FIR on December 16, has said that she was taken to the guest-house, Marvelene’s Inn, located in posh Shillong locality Rilbong, several times to “serve clients”.

Nagaland civic polls: Over 500 candidates file nominations despite boycott call
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

While volunteers of the tribal bodies blocked roads to the returning offices in some districts, a bandh was called on Tuesday to ensure that no candidates filed their papers on the last day.

How six men joined hands to turn militant hotbed into vegetable hub
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

The change started around six years ago when six friends got together, convinced 42 families in their village to lease them small parcels of land and decided that agriculture was the way forward.

Nitin Gadkari promises more roads worth Rs 50,000 crore to Arunachal Pradesh
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

The 20-km four-lane highway constructed at a cost of Rs 476 crore that Gadkari inaugurated on Saturday in Itanagar connects Itanagar and Holongi.

Arunachal: CM Pema Khandu inducts three ministers
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

Of the three newly-inducted minister, Tezu MLA Mahesh Chai was elected on a BJP ticket in the 2014 state assembly election, while Bamang Felix (Nyapin MLA) and Alo Libang (MLA from Tuting-Yingkiong) were originally elected as Congress candidates.

Sonowal doing nothing but evicting people of one community: Badruddin Ajmal
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

He also described the eviction drive as 'inhuman' and complained that the BJP-led government had not looked at the human angle.

Assam, Arunachal woo investors in Vibrant Gujarat Summit
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

"Assam has enacted the Ease of Doing Business Act, 2016 a few months ago, and has also become the first state in the country to approve the GST," said Patowary.

185 women among 536 candidates in Nagaland civic polls despite boycott call
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

While 24 of the BJP’s 79 candidates were women, the Congress had only 11 women candidates among its 38 candidates who filed their nominations.

At least 6.42 lakh tea labourers in Assam now got bank accounts: Himanta Sarma
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

“Immediately after demonetisation, our government successfully managed the smooth payment of wages of tea garden labourers with active support of the banks," said Sarma.

Chinese agencies helping North East militants in Myanmar
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Ruili is an important Chinese border town in the Yunnan Province famous for bustling border trade – both legal and illegal – with Myanmar.

Rapes shame Meghalaya; MLA, 11 others held; protest rally on Wednesday
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Meena Kharkongor also said names of some important persons were also likely to crop up if a thorough investigation was carried out.

Deportation of 17 Bangladeshis from Assam postponed
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

The Bangladeshi citizens were lodged in the detention camp in Silchar for different periods of time after they were caught illegally entering Assam in the past several years.

Meghalaya MLA accused of raping minor held in Guwahati
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

A 14-year-old girl had on December 16 filed an FIR accusing the MLA of sexually abusing her in a guest house in Shillong the previous evening.

Absconding rape-accused Meghalaya MLA Julius Dorphang arrested in Guwahati
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

A former militant, Dorphang, was hiding since the police had slammed Section 366 (A) of the IPC, Section 3 (a)/4 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) and Section 5 of the Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act (ITPA) against him.

Manipur based historian Gangmumei Kamei dies at 77
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

He hailed from the Zeliangrong community which is spread across Manipur, Nagaland and Assam, and was also into active politics and public life, having founded the Federal Party of Manipur in 1993.

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal wants a rail link to Majuli island, his constituency
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

Chief minister Sonowal in his letter requested MoS Gohain to ensure undertake a survey work followed by immediate execution of a project to put both Majuli and Barpeta on the railway map.

Will win Manipur, have BJP govts in all NE states by 2019: Himanta Biswa Sarma
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

The Congress meanwhile has claimed that it would win the Manipur assembly election for a record fourth consecutive time.

Non-bailable warrant against Meghalaya MLA accused of raping minor
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

The legislator has been booked under several Sections of the IPC and the POCSO Act.

Assam: Bangladeshi wanted for triple murder held
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

The Bangladeshi national, Sohail Ahmed alias Omar Nasir alias Saju, hails from village Anantapur under Begamganj police station in Noakhali district of Bangladesh, DGP Sahay said.

BJP govt in Arunachal Pradesh to remove Rajiv Gandhi tag from university
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

Established as Arunachal University after then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi laid its foundation stone at Rono Hills near Itanagar in 1984, the first university of the frontier state was renamed as Rajiv Gandhi University in 2005.

Manipur: Worries about BJP bring CM Ibobi Singh to President
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

What Himanta Biswa Sarma was to then Assam CM Tarun Gogoi and the Congress, N Biren was to Ibobi Singh and the Congress.

Opposed to 33% reservation for women, Naga bodies call for boycott of civic polls
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

The Naga Hoho has also warned the state government that it should not be later held responsible for any “adverse effect” in the future.

Epicentre in Tripura: One dead, 5 injured as 5.7 magnitude quake rocks Northeast
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

The earthquake, which was felt for about five to six seconds, occurred at 2:39 PM, and had its epicentre in Dhalai district of Tripura, close to Mizoram and the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh.