Monday, Dec 22, 2014



UG Brahma: Poet by accident, Sahitya Akademi award by surprise
Sun, Dec 21, 2014

Brahma had played an important role in getting the Eighth Schedule status for the Bodo language.

Congress-BJP row over withdrawing subsidised ration to lakhs of Assam tea labourers
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Tea labourers across Assam currently get 35 kg rice per family unit at just 50 paise per kg.

Man claiming to be Oxford PhD, running madrasa in Assam, held
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

The man failed to produce documents about his identity, citizenship as well as claim about having a PhD degree from Oxford.

Police arrest IIT Guwahati Dean for alleged rape
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

A woman employee from the same institution had lodged an FIR with the Women Police Station in Guwahati.

HuM, JMB among eight militant groups ‘active’ in Assam
Tue, Dec 16, 2014

The JMB at present has at least 20 active members in the Assam, Forest Minister Rakibul Hussain said.

748 rebels surrender in Meghalaya
Tue, Dec 16, 2014

The disbanding comes more than two months after both factions signed a peace agreement with the govt on Sept 24.

Arunachal signs pact with Russian power firm
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

The joint declaration was signed on the sidelines of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to New Delhi last week.

Arunachal Pradesh signs pact with Russian power company
Sun, Dec 14, 2014

It will explore collaboration prospects in creating manpower for the several hydro-electric projects coming up in the state

Congress picks Anjan Dutta as party chief in Assam
Sun, Dec 14, 2014

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has appointed Anjan Dutta as president of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee.

P B Acharya to assume additional charge as Assam Governor
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi received Nagaland Governor P B Acharya at the LGBI Airport, Guwahati on Thursday.

Changing China trends focus in Guwahati Literary Festival
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

The Guwahati Literary Festival will also have a session on reflection of the Second World War in literature.

Guwahati-Shillong-Dhaka bus flagged off; regular service from February
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

hough Wednesday’s service was a trial and joint survey run, regular bus service on this route is expected to begin from February 2015.

Security forces bust NSCN ‘detention camp’ in Nagaland
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

The Assam Rifles also took into custody 11 cadres of the NSCN(IM) who were found while conducting the operation.

Assam groups say no to resumption of hydel project
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

Union power ministry has invited representatives of 27 different organisations including KMSS, AAS, AJYCP to a meeting in New Delhi on Thursday.

Trial run of bus between Guwahati, Dhaka today
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

The trial run of the much awaited Guwahati-Dhaka bus service will be flagged off from here Wednesday, with governments in both countries looking forward to make it a regular service in the days to come.

Assam groups say no to resumption of Lower Subansiri hydel project
Tue, Dec 09, 2014

The project has been lying in limbo since December 2011 even after completion of 60 per cent construction work.

Guwahati-Dhaka bus trial run to be flagged off on Wednesday
Tue, Dec 09, 2014

A 32-seater deluxe AC bus of the Assam State Transport Corporation will carry a 22-member joint delegation of both countries.

Burdwan blast: ‘Sahanur was in touch with 2 JMB leaders’
Tue, Dec 09, 2014

Police is on the look-out for one Zahid, a top JMB operative believed to be hiding somewhere in Assam.

Meghalaya’s little-known Mei Ram-ew festival finds place in Lonely Planet
Mon, Dec 08, 2014

Mei Ram-ew, a little-known ethnic food festival of Meghalaya, introduced only in 2010, has found place in Lonely Planet, the world’s largest travel guide publication, with the tourism industry in the hill state expecting increased tourist flow to the state. “It is indeed great news that Lonely Planet has classified it as one of the […]

Assam has lost Rs 10,000-crore on crude oil royalty, Tarun Gogoi tells PM Modi
Sun, Dec 07, 2014

Gogoi also urged the PM to accord priority to the issue of transferring the Rs. 12,000 crore accumulated under the NLCPR.

Burdwan blast: ‘JMB tried to induct boys from Assam madrasa to create modules’
Sun, Dec 07, 2014

Investigating agency NIA had last month arrested his wife but Alam had been on the run since the blast.

Senior cop’s house attacked in Meghalaya
Sat, Dec 06, 2014

The Additional SP was away on official duty; his wife and daughter escaped unhurt.

AASU, AGP ask PM Narendra Modi not to endorse India-Bangla land transfer deal
Thu, Dec 04, 2014

Protest marches were held across the state asking the BJP-led government not to hand over even one inch of Assam land to Bangladesh.

AASU stages statewide protest in Assam over Modi’s stand on India-Bangla land swap deal
Tue, Dec 02, 2014

Thousands of AASU volunteers sat on a dharna in all district and sub-divisional towns, raising slogans against Modi's stand.

Modi seeks Tripura CM’s tips on tackling insurgency
Tue, Dec 02, 2014

Modi, who met with the entire cabinet, also asked him to provide success stories of the state’s development that could be replicated in other parts of the country.

Look back, take stock of ground covered in 50 years, Modi tells Nagas
Mon, Dec 01, 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi avoided using the words peace and conflict in his speech.

Former Arunachal CM Jarbom Gamlin passes away
Mon, Dec 01, 2014

Gamlin had taken over as CM of Arunachal Pradesh following the death of Dorjee Khandu in a helicopter crash in 2011.

Assam groups angry over PM Narendra Modi stand on Bangla land swap
Mon, Dec 01, 2014

Modi had in a rally said that the Indo-Bangla land swap agreement would curb further infiltration from Bangladesh.

Indian diaspora vulnerable to jihadi movements: IB chief
Mon, Dec 01, 2014

The IB chief also expressed concern over the possible impact of a glamourised image of ISIS on a section of Indian youth.

Will utilise the India-Bangla land swap deal to end illegal influx, no compromise on Assam’s security: PM Modi
Mon, Dec 01, 2014

There will be no compromise on Assam's security. Land swapping will be done for a permanent solution, said PM Narendra Modi.

PM Narendra Modi devises another acronym, urges police to act ‘SMART’
Mon, Dec 01, 2014

Modi also highlighted the need to honour 33,000 police personnel martyred in India after Independence.

Indian diaspora becoming increasingly vulnerable to jihadis: IB chief
Sun, Nov 30, 2014

Ibrahim expressed concern over the possible impact of a glamourised image of the IS on a section of Indian youth.

Modi: Responsible reporting biggest challenge for media
Sun, Nov 30, 2014

He also said that those hungry for power strike first at newspapers.

Rajnath Singh: Socio-economic disparities root cause of Northeast conflicts
Sun, Nov 30, 2014

Addressing the All-India Conference of DGS and IGPs Singh said these socio-economic disparities have existed due to lack of development in the region.

Islamic terror in subcontinent major challenge for India, says Rajnath Singh
Sun, Nov 30, 2014

This comes shortly after the SAARC summit in Nepal where India had ruled out any talks between PM Narendra Modi and Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif.

Modi calls for next-generation infrastructure to help check Northeast youth migrating to other cities
Sat, Nov 29, 2014

The Prime Minister said India now needs next-gen infrastructure – consisting of both highways and i-ways (information ways).