Saturday, Oct 25, 2014



Burdwan: Six Assam men sent to judicial custody
Sat, Oct 25, 2014

Six persons who were arrested by the Assam Police two weeks ago for their alleged connection with the explosion

Assam Muslims for speedy, unbiased probe into jihadi activities
Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Assam Police have arrested six Muslim persons from Barpeta district on October 10 for their alleged links with JMB.

Six Assam men held in Burdwan blast case sent to judicial custody
Fri, Oct 24, 2014

While the police had sought remand for two of the six accused, the CJM’s court rejected that plea and remanded all of them.

Seven months on, Assam Information Commission has no Commissioner
Fri, Oct 24, 2014

RTI appeals have been piling up, with officials in the Commission putting the latest figure at 4147.

Gogoi invites Paresh Barua to join politics
Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Dismissing Barua’s demand for a plebiscite on the “sovereignty” issue, Chief Minister Gogoi said 99 per cent people of Assam do not support Barua.

Come, join politics: Gogoi tells ULFA rebel Paresh Barua
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

“My appeal to Paresh Barua is – come out and join active electoral politics if you really intend to do something good for the people of Assam,” Gogoi said.

Northeast people have realized Modi’s “lip sympathy” for region: Tarun Gogoi
Tue, Oct 21, 2014

By-elections were held for one assembly constituency each in Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.

Witch-hunt: Two held for attacking woman athlete
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

The villagers had organised a prayer service after a faith healer said the place was under the spell of a witch.

Tea workers should get actual minimum wages: Sitharaman
Tue, Oct 14, 2014

Representatives of some labour unions pointed out to her during the day-long consultation that tea plantation labourers in Assam were getting only Rs 94 per day, whereas their counterparts in southern states like Kerala get Rs 254.

Tea labourers must get notified minimum wages: Sitharaman
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

Sitharaman also dismissed the practice of negotiations between some labour unions and the industry.

AGP plans to reach out to people for revival
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

The party, that won state Assembly elections within two months of its formation in 1985, will turn 29 on Tuesday.

Man killed in blast visited Assam often
Sun, Oct 12, 2014

Assam Police Saturday said that suspected terrorist Shakil Ahmed, who was killed in the Burdwan blast on October 2, had visited Barpeta district.

Army to promote white-water rafting in Arunachal rivers
Sat, Oct 11, 2014

The army in fact has set up its own Army Adventure Node Centre under the aegis of 5 Mountain Brigade at Aalo.

Over one lakh recite poem together across Assam to mark Bezbaroa sesquicentennial
Sat, Oct 11, 2014

Over one lakh students took part in 42 locations across Assam in the simultaneous recitation of his famous poem.

6 held in Assam for links with Bangladesh outfit
Sat, Oct 11, 2014

The NIA on Friday registered a case at its headquarters in New Delhi in connection with the explosion.

Kaziranga: Poaching, highway traffic, unplanned tourism ring alarm bells in IUCN
Fri, Oct 10, 2014

IUCN believes Kaziranga now requires “enterprising and adaptive management strategies” to tackle the menace of poaching.

Pray for peace talks, NSCN chief to churches
Wed, Oct 08, 2014

The NSCN(IM) has been on a ceasefire with the government of India since August 1, 1997, following which it has held a series of discussions with New Delhi.

Arunachal: 6 school hostels shut for flouting safety norms
Wed, Oct 08, 2014

Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner said an inspection was carried out in the wake of death of a child due to negligence of the hostel owner.

Murdered Assam junior doctor’s family wants fast-track trial
Tue, Oct 07, 2014

Saikia, the prime accused, was granted bail by the Gauhati HC after CID failed to submit its charge-sheet.

One buried alive in Guwahati-Shillong highway landslide
Mon, Oct 06, 2014

The lone victim, identified as one Dhan Bahadur, hailed from Nagaland and his body was dug out from the debris.

Massive landslide blocks Guwahati-Shillong highway
Sun, Oct 05, 2014

Hafl-a-dozen bulldozers have been pressed into service to clear the landslide on NH40, which is vial lifeline for Tripura, Mizoram and the Barak Valley of southern Assam.

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi launches cleanliness drive three days later
Mon, Oct 06, 2014

Gogoi also announced constituting a Green Brigade and committees to look after cleanliness in different localities.

In Her “original” home, Assamese women weave folk songs for Devi Durga
Fri, Oct 03, 2014

Assam happens to be the original place of shakti – mother goddess – worship in the subcontinent.

Nagaland prepares for special guests: Four lakh Amur falcons on the way
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Nagas had initially considered these birds as god-sent when they had first arrived about eight or nine years ago.

Arunachal Pradesh: Tribal woman raped, murdered in Tawang
Wed, Oct 01, 2014

A look-out notice has been issued for the two main culprits who are suspected to be from Assam.

Centre gives Rs 286 cr to flood-hit Assam, Gogoi wants more
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Singh also announced immediate sanction and release of Rs 8 crore central share under disaster relief fund.

Liquor, cattle seized on Indo-Bangla border
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

The items ceased were worth at least Rs 14 lakhs.

Assam’s British era railway track becomes history
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

The zig-zag metre-gauge track whose 37 tunnels were a major attraction, has closed down for ever to make way for a broad gauge track.

3 elephants ‘poisoned’ to death
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Locals in Sivasagar say the herd is causing extensive damage to standing crops, particularly paddy and plantains.

Six-month rail block to hit food supply to Northeast
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

In Mizoram, food and civil supplies commissioner R Lalvena said the state was looking forward to import rice from Myanmar.

Assam to set up 50-MW gas-based power plant
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Estimated to cost about Rs 300 crore, the gas-based power project will be set up in CM Tarun Gogoi's constituency.

Veteran CPI(M) leader killed in alleged assault by former CRPF havildar
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Suren Chakravarty was killed following an alleged assault by a group led by former CRPF havildar Pramod Barman.

Four National Front of Bodoland (S) cadres killed in Assam
Sun, Sep 28, 2014

The militants were killed when the army and police were conducting a joint operation in the dense jungles in Kokrajhar district

Floods: Meghalaya death toll reaches 51
Sat, Sep 27, 2014

NDRF jawans are conducting search operations in Kharkutta area of the district where the highest casualties took place.

Orphaned by floods, four Assam kids now head for SOS village
Sat, Sep 27, 2014

This is the second time in five months that children orphaned by natural calamities have been shifted to SOS Villages.

No dearth of central support, Kiren Rijiju assures flood-hit Assam, Meghalaya
Sat, Sep 27, 2014

Taking both state and central government announcements, the next of kin of every person who died in the floods would get Rs 3.5 lakh each.