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Assam looks at tribal brews as ‘heritage liquor’ to beat Goa’s feni, Russia’s vodka!
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Assam government said that they are determined to build the economy of Assam deeply entrenched into the ethnicity of the state and by promoting tribal brews.

Assam floods; 1.27 lakh shifted to 322 relief camps; 80% of Kaziranga under water
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) report for the day said the current wave of floods has damaged standing crops in over 1.37 lakh hectare.

Assam budget: Sonowal govt’s focus on healthcare, education
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

The budget also proposed converting gender-specific schools to co-educational ones, while students of Class IX and X of government schools would get free textbooks from the next academic year.

Assam flood scene critical; over 12.5 lakhs affected, seven dead so far
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Dhubri bordering Bangladesh remains to be the worst affected district with official number of affected people at 1.78 lakh, which has opened 55 relief camps.

Assam: 6.5 lakh affected as Brahmaputra inundates fresh areas; death toll 4
Sun, Jul 24, 2016

Jorhat and Dhemaji districts remained the most affected with reports saying that over one lakh people each have been affected in the districts.

Assam and Arunachal: 2 dead as rivers continue to swell
Sun, Jul 24, 2016

Authorities have moved over 15,000 more people to relief camps in the Assam and the neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh

Sealing Indo-Bangla border a top priority, says Sarbananda Sonowal
Sat, Jul 23, 2016

Assam shares 262 kms of international boundary with Bangladesh and about 267 kms with Bhutan.

At least 5 lakh hit, two die as Assam, Arunachal flood situation worsens
Sat, Jul 23, 2016

Over 10,000 more people were shifted to relief camps in eight districts in Saturday, taking the number of inmates in 70 relief camps up to about 22,000.

Congress stages walkout in Assam Assembly
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

The state government had Tuesday said the status was not withdrawn in 2014 and that Assam was getting more funds than before.

Arunachal Pradesh: Score 46-11, Pema Khandu wins trust vote
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

This comes a week after the Congress government of Nabam Tuki was reinstated by Supreme Court after seven months of its “dismissal” by a special Assembly session held by the rebels.

Row over AIIMS site in Assam: Sonowal pushes ball to Centre’s court
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

“The state government is fully sensitive to the concerns of the people of central Assam and will do the needful for the interests of the people of the state,” the government press statement said.

Facing food, fuel shortage, Tripura wants supplies through Bangladesh due to bad road conditions on Assam NH
Tue, Jul 19, 2016

Tripura food and civil supply minister Bhanulal Saha said the state’s stock of food grains was fast dwindling because a large number of trucks transporting those items have remained stuck in Karimganj district in Assam.

Assam cops arrest two more ‘jihadis’ with JMB links, total reaches 35
Tue, Jul 19, 2016

The two have been identified as Nur Islam (32) and Jaher Ali (30)

How Tuki outplayed the BJP and won back rebels
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

"But had it not been for our continuous effort, and that too despite the BJP already taking Pul’s team in its grip, we would not have been able to re-establish Congress rule in the state,” said Nabam Tuki.

Congress retains Arunachal Pradesh: Pema Khandu takes oath, talks of ‘Team Arunachal’
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

Says no grudge against BJP, priority will be border villages

Arunachal CM Pema Khandu rues situation in villages near China border
Sun, Jul 17, 2016

Expressing concern over slow progress of the centrally-funded Border Areas Development Programme in the state, Khandu said he would soon convene a meeting of the concerned officials and all MLAs representing constituencies that have international borders.

Congress returns with a bang, new CM, full house
Sun, Jul 17, 2016

Tuki described the return of the rebels to the Congress as “egg on the face of the BJP”, adding it had tried all options to keep the Congress out in the state.

Arunachal Pradesh: Accidental politician Pema Khandu set to become CM
Sun, Jul 17, 2016

Pema Khandu was first appointed minister for Water Resources and Tourism in May 2011 in the Jarbom Gamlin government, which lasted only six months

Arunachal Pradesh has a lesson for both BJP and Congress
Sat, Jul 16, 2016

How the Congress rebels had returned to the party fold is one thing. Why they returned is more important.

Congress deals big blow to BJP dreams in Arunachal Pradesh, North East
Sat, Jul 16, 2016

Tuki alleged that the BJP was trying all means to dismiss the Congress and install a BJP government in the state

It’s victory of truth and democracy: Congress, AAP 
Sat, Jul 16, 2016

“The court decision has made people happy and poured cold water on the BJP’s plans,” said Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi.

Arunachal Governor turns down his plea, Tuki to take floor test today
Sat, Jul 16, 2016

Tuki, who has the support of only 15 Congress MLAs, is banking on the return of at least 15 rebels who had sided with Pul to sail through the floor test.

BSF seize gold biscuits, cattle, logs on Bangladesh border
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

While the four gold biscuits weighing 466 grams were seized in Sabri, a village in Coochbehar district in North Bengal, the cattle and logs were seized in South Garo Hills district of Meghalaya.

Arunachal CM Tuki wants ‘reasonable’ time, says Gov decision for floor test by Saturday ‘hasty’
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Tuki on his part has maintained that following the Supreme Court judgment, all legislators who had sided with Kalikho Pul were technically and legally Congress members.

In eye of storm, Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa recovering after surgery
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Rajkhowa, 72, who went on leave from June 27, underwent the surgery at a private hospital in Coimbatore and is now in Guwahati.

Kalikho Pul sure of numbers, but warns against horse-trading
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Welcoming acting Governor Tathagata Roy’s order, asking Tuki to prove his majority in the House by Saturday, Pul expressed fear that Tuki might try to indulge in horse trading by seeking more time.

Arunachal Pradesh verdict: Governor asks Nabam Tuki to take floor test tomorrow
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Tuki seeks more time, says will reach out to rebel legislators.

BJP launches Northeast alliance, ousted CM Kalikho Pul meets Shah
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

BJP president Amit Shah, who was present at the NEDA conclave when the Supreme Court ruling came, preferred not to comment on the court order.

With SC order in hand, Nabam Tuki resumes duty as Arunachal CM
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Armed with the Supreme Court’s orders restoring status quo ante as it prevailed on December 15, 2015, former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Nabam Tuki on Wednesday evening “resumed” his duty as chief minister of the state at the Arunachal Bhavan in New Delhi.

NEDA launched, BJP says ‘time rife for making Northeast Congress-mukt’
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

NEDA convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma made it clear that the new forum was out to make the Northeast Congress-free as early as possible.

Arunachal: It is a game of numbers, after all
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Even as former CM Nabam Tuki is now legally poised to re-occupy that office on the strength of the SC order, Pul believes that the numbers are not in favour of the Congress.

In Northeast today, a political platform and a warning to Congress
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

The Guwahati declaration, which will be the cornerstone of NEDA’s electoral outings, will resolve to give the Northeast its due in view of its strategic importance in the NDA’s Act East policy and firm up the poll platform for the anti-Congress alliance.

In Isolation: Trains finally bring supplies to Tripura but the roadblock persists
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

The state’s lone highway link, meanwhile, remained blocked with several hundred goods-laden trucks still stuck on the state border.

Smart City in the making, Guwahati finds no easy answers to flooding
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Geography, absence of a sewerage system and recent encroachment leave Guwahati vulnerable.

Arunachal Pradesh to set up 21 women police stations
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

This decision of the state government, cleared in a cabinet meeting in Itanagar, came exactly three years after the fist women police station was set up in the state capital in 2013.

Villagers shifted to relief camps in flood-affected Assam districts
Sun, Jul 10, 2016

The Brahmaputra was flowing over the danger mark at Nimatighat (Jorhat) and Dhubri, while the Dhansiri was above the red mark near Numaligarh in Golaghat district.