Earlier, President Mukherjee had rejected mercy petitions of 22 death row convicts at a stretch.
Indra Bania had acted in more than 40 Assamese films in a screen career spanning over four decades.
The cycling expedition, aptly named ‘Call of the Brahmaputra’ has been organised by two Pune-based NGOs.
Hazare also pointed out that the country’s farm land had not been mapped and classified even after 68 years of Independence.
The cycling expedition, flagged off on March 13, will culminate in Shillong on Sunday.
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 had revealed security lapses and failure of the administration, said CM T R Zeliang.
Among the nine rescued, seven were the Himalayan griffons, one Slender bill and one White-rumped vulture.
Apart from poaching the national park so far has recorded 11 natural deaths of rhinos in the current year.
Confirming the incident, a senior Nagaland Police official said no arrest has been made in the case so far.
Two terrorists belong to the NDFB(S), four to the KPLT and one to the Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam.
Nagaland IGP Wabang Jamir has insisted that there “is a prima facie case of rape” but investigators are pursuing various leads.
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.
Gogoi in his budget speech has expressed concern over reduction of Central share in various schemes like RKVY, NHM, RMSA and ICDS.
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.
"We are looking into all the aspects, especially where the social media posts originated from,” said IGP Lotha.
Nagas cutting across political affiliations think a day will come when Bangladeshi infiltrators will reduce them to a minority in the state.
Meanwhile, 14 more persons were arrested in the lynching case on Sunday, taking the tally to 22.
Syed Sharif Khan's father Syed Hussain Khan served and retired from Military Engineering Service.
The police also sought to block sending of bulk SMSes as well as some websites to prevent provocation of rumours.
Nagaland IGP Wabang Jamir said her medical examination did not indicate rape.
CCTV footage shows victim accompanying accused to a hotel after ‘first rape’.
The incident took place as the angry mob has been agitating against Bangladeshi infiltrators, the accused was also believed to be one.
Militant groups and criminal gangs are using pre-activated SIM cards to send extortion messages.
Of them the highest number of 136 persons had lost their lives in Golaghat district alone in as many as nine attacks.
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.
Tripura has also registered an increase in women’s involvement in politics in the recent years.
Since 1985, as many as 38,186 as foreigners who had illegally entered Assam from Bangladesh.
The decision was taken to fight the ‘anti-people’ and ‘anti-Assam’ policies adopted by the two parties, AGP said.
While Acharya feels “another agency” should be engaged, Gogoi has pushed the blame to the Centre for lack of funds.
Given this enthusiasm among the girls, Nedan Foundation is organising a month-long counseling for them after the exams are over.
"Relief to the agrarian class should have been more if the Centre really wanted to bring acche din," said Gogoi.
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 […]
The boys have been put up in the Guwahati Children’s Home and will be produced before the CWC tomorrow.
Seven persons were killed and 20 others injured in a fire which broke out after a bomb blast at a gun shop .
The Nagaland Health Department on Monday confirmed the third case of H1N1 flu in the state.