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Arunachal’s Sonam Yudron becomes first woman DIG in SSB
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Sonam Yudron, who did her early schooling in Dirang, about 350 km from Itanagar, had earlier worked as a junior teacher under the state government after having obtained an MA degree from Punjab University.

Centre to release Rs 6,320 crore to Assam as oil royalty
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

CM Sarbananda Sonowal said the Centre's decision to release the sum "would augur well for spearheading a new paradigm of development in the state".

Nagaland: T R Zeliang to be chairman of ruling coalition
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

The proposal was "unanimously" accepted by the legislators. Zeliang will enjoy the status of a cabinet minister.

Nagaland gets new CM: Is the crisis really over?
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Even before taking over as the new Nagaland chief minister, Shurhozelie has made it clear that he does not have a magic wand to solve all the issues at once.

Shurhozelie Liezeitsu elected new Nagaland CM; to take oath tomorrow
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

DAN comprises of 49 NPF legislators, 4 BJP and seven Independents. Zeliang had to resign after a series of incidents rocked the state when his government wanted to hold municipal elections with 33 per cent reservation for women.

Get Kalikho Pul’s diaries probed by agency ‘deemed fit’, Pema Khandu govt tells MHA
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

The Cabinet also noted that the names of senior leaders and politicians in general have been referred to in the copy of ‘Mere Vichar’ downloaded from the news portal that had carried it last week.

Nagaland: TR Zeliang quits, Neiphiu Rio in race to be new CM
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Zeliang put in his papers a few minutes before 8pm, with governor PB Acharya asking him to continue till alternative arrangements were made.

Nagaland does a Tamil Nadu: MLAs in Kaziranga resort, want CM replaced
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

The MLAs, who reached the Kaziranga resort late Friday, held a marathon seven-hour meeting Saturday during which they decided that Zeliang would have to make way for Rio.

Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy reads House speech with party lens on, skips parts that slam Centre
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

The ruling Left Front members, however, did not react. Tathagata Roy did not pay heed to the protests and continued to read from paragraph 95.

Siang gets first bridge 30 km from China border as it enters India
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

People from villages on the left bank of the Siang would now be able to drive cars to their respective villages as also commute to the sub-divisional town of Tuting by road.

Nagaland CM TR Zeliang in Delhi to plead against President’s Rule in state
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Normalcy has been seriously affected across Nagaland due to a daily bandh called for an indefinite period by organisations that have demanded resignation of the chief minister.

Indefinite bandh cripples life in Nagaland, groups firm on TR Zeliang’s resignation
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

The original demand of the traditional and tribal bodies was to cancel the urban local bodies’ election with 33 per cent reservation for women.

Sonowal asks Sahitya Sabha to lead efforts to strengthen greater
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Sonowal said while language and literature constituted a core component of a nation, it was the Sahitya Sabha that had to also shoulder responsibility in protecting and promoting the Assamese identity.

Two IIT-G students held for molestation
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

The police were trying to ascertain why the complainant stayed back when Uber and Ola taxis were easily available.

Assam budget: Govt staff face salary cut if they ignore elderly parents
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

The finance minister announced providing eggs twice a week in the mid-day meal scheme which would cover 42.61 lakh children in lower primary and upper primary schools across Assam, costing Rs 130 crore per year.

Indian villagers get back right over their land on Indo-Bangla border after 11 years
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

The villagers of Harinagar, Kinokhal and Chandinagar who were cultivating on their land well within Indian territory for decades were stopped from doing so after the Surma river that runs parallel to the international boundary had changed course in 2006.

Assam: Rs 2,349 cr deficit budget focus on students, farmers, tea labourers, infrastructure
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

The finance minister also announced providing eggs twice a week in the mid-day meal scheme which would cover 42.61 lakh children in lower primary and upper primary schools across Assam.

Nagaland crisis: CM T R Zeliang to meet tribal outfits
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

The tribal bodies feel that holding elections to the urban local bodies with 33 per cent reservation for women would infringe upon Naga traditions.

Naga outfits take our help for peace, deny us quota: Women candidates
Mon, Feb 06, 2017

“This election has been finally cancelled but I will continue to contest, even if there is no reservation for women,” Wotsa told The Indian Express.

Nagaland: Protesters to enforce bandh on govt offices from today
Mon, Feb 06, 2017

The protesters have also demanded the resignation of Zeliang’s entire cabinet “because all cabinet members were party to the decision to hold the urban local bodies’ election”.

Nagaland violence: Protesters start bandh, want govt out
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

However, the overall situation remained peaceful, after the past few days of violence led to burning down of over 20 government offices.

Infosys techie murder: ‘Bhaben was a brat’
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

"Bhaben had a short temper, would pick up a quarrel for petty matters, and spent most of his time idling around after completing his Class X."

Nagaland violence: Why the anger? Tribals allege quota rule hits tradition, state’s status
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

The issue: tribal traditional bodies, exclusively run by men, are opposed to 33 per cent reservation for women in elections to civic bodies that were to be held on February 1.

Protests against women quota cut Nagaland off, Kohima scrambles to restore some order
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

Five additional companies of Assam Rifles were deployed Friday to step up the presence of security personnel on the ground.

Assam Police files case against filmmaker who got ULFA chief to warn hall owners
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

The police have slammed Sections 120,B, 121, 121A and 506 of the Indian Penal Code, read with Section 66F of the IT Act, Police Commissioner Nath said.

Nagaland violence: Legislators back CM Zeliang, ask people to refrain from violent agitations 
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

The meeting that was attended by 42 of the 60 MLAs also said that the DAN government’s effort to hold the civic elections with 33% reservation for women was done with a good motive.

Assam MLA takes assembly speech live through Facebook
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

Aminul Islam, the AIUDF legislator put on his mobile phone live to his Facebook page while he was taking part in a discussion in the on going budget session of the assembly.

Kohima Violence: How Zeliang failed to see the writing on the wall
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

By the time the elections were declared null and void, the protestors had already taken bodies of the two youth to Kohima, sat in protest and set 4 PM of February 2 as deadline for the chief minister’s resignation.

Nagaland protests: Mob torches municipal building, curfew in Kohima
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

Indefinite curfew was imposed in the state capital.

Assam: Four national parks under encroachment; 99 elephants killed in 5 years
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

Among five the national parks, Manas had 31 sq km under encroachment, Nameri five sq km, Dibru-Saikhowa 3.17 sq km and Orang 2.35 sq km, minister Brahma said.

Budget 2017: Chief Ministers of Assam, Arunachal hail Budget
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

Both hailed the Union budget as historic and growth-oriented, but the Congress called it disappointing for the Northeastern region.

Nagaland puts off civic polls after violence leaves 2 dead; Judicial probe ordered
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

Meanwhile, union home minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday called up state chief minister TR Zeliang and asked him to patiently convince the people of the state to accept the reality.

Sarbananda Sonowal, Pema Khandu hail Arun Jaitley’s budget, Congress says nothing for Northeast
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

The industry sector in the Northeastern region also hailed the union budget as growth-oriented.

Assam groups seek revival of buffalo, bulbul fights
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

“We have petitioned Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to do the needful so that we too can resume and preserve our traditional buffalo fight and bulbul fight,” Shiva Sarma said.

After bandhs, threats, civic polls in Nagaland put on hold
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

Even as the state government had set the election process rolling three weeks ago, majority of the 500-odd candidates were either forced to withdraw from the fray.

Nitin Gadkari inaugurates new Brahmaputra bridge, sets Rs 65,000 crore for new projects in 5 years
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

Costing Rs 475 crore, the 1.49-km second bridge on the Brahmaputra took eight years for completion.