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Arunachal Pradesh: DC, SP suspended for ‘failing to assess the situation’ during Tawang police firing
Fri, May 06, 2016

Two persons were killed and eight others injured Monday when policemen fired on anti-dam activists trying to barge into a police station demanding the release of a monk in Tawang.

In fact: Behind the firing and deaths in Tawang, anti-dam protests and abbot-lama tussle
Wed, May 04, 2016

Tawang is a town perched at 3,000 metres above sea level in Arunachal Pradesh in the Eastern Himalayas, right on the China border.

Rail links to Tripura, Mizoram suffer as rains trigger massive landslides in Assam district
Tue, May 03, 2016

The Northeast are experiencing heavy rains, with Dima Hasao – the district through which the Lumding-Silchar Hill Section passes – alone recording about 1300 mm rainfall in April.

Arunachal anti-dam protests: Buddhist ‘monk’ among two killed in Tawang police firing
Tue, May 03, 2016

While prohibitory orders under Section 144 were promulgated in Tawang town, the Army also staged a flag march, sources said.

‘Nellie massacre was result of land dispute’: Former bureaucrat Jatin Hazarika
Mon, May 02, 2016

Nellie massacre of 1983 left over 3,000 people dead.

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi ill, hospitalised
Sun, May 01, 2016

The chief minister experienced abdominal upset in the morning, following which he complained of pain.

IIT Guwahati post-grad student commits suicide
Sun, May 01, 2016

Police said some students of a hostel in the IIT campus in North Guwahati here saw Alam hanging from a ceiling fan in his room at around 10:30 pm on Saturday.

Arunachal CM Pul urges for road from Tawang to Guwahati through Bhutan
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

While it requires construction of only a 15-km stretch between Lumla in Tawang and Tashigang in Bhutan, once operational, it will cut down travel distance between Tawang and Guwahati by almost 200 kms.

Mukul Sangma’s wife versus Purno Sangma’s son in Tura
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

The NPP is likely to campaign around the sentiments attached to Purno Sangma while the CM has already said that the Congress would put up a tough contest.

Assam floods affect 92,000, Arunachal district cut off
Mon, Apr 25, 2016

Torrential rains on the other hand have triggered off massive landslides in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Assam

Floods, landslides hit Assam
Mon, Apr 25, 2016

A portion of NH-53 at Panchgram in Hailakandi district suffered major damage due to landslides.

Assam: 7 more with ‘jihadis’ JMB links arrested
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Among those arrested is an Imam of the Amguri masjid, who was instrumental in motivating young men to join Jamat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh.

Wife of Army ‘deserter’ declared ‘missing’ gets pension after 15 years
Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Das had earlier spent 45 days of annual leave and spent time with his wife new-born baby, on completion of which he left home never to reach his unit.

Nagaland CM wants to see Naga issued solved during ‘our lifetime’
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

The chief minister made these observations at the silver jubilee celebration of the Phom People’s Council at Longleng.

Assam Congress candidate ‘missing’ after rape charges
Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has made it clear that the Congress party would not stand by Choudhury if he the charges against him were proved to be true.

BSF troops seize fake currency, 900 cattle on Indo-Bangla border
Mon, Apr 18, 2016

The seized FICN was handed over to the Mankachar police station, where an FIR was also lodged against the perpetrators as also those involved in the assault on the jawans.

Assam Police arrests four for ‘terror links’
Mon, Apr 18, 2016

The four persons, identified as Abu Bakkar Siddique, Jahanur Alam Sheikh, Samal Ali Mandal and Azizul Haque, were arrested during multiple raids conducted by the police in Tulsibil, Muwamari, Bhawraguri and Jaypur in Kokajhar and Dawkhanagar in Chirang, the SP said.

One killed, houses damaged as ‘Bordoichila’ whips Assam, Northeast
Sun, Apr 17, 2016

One person was killed during thunderstorm in Hailakandi district in southern Assam, officials in the Assam State Disaster Management Authority control room in Guwahati said on Saturday evening.

Tarun Gogoi orders probe into rhino poaching in Kaziranga
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

Tarun Gogoi also asked the Special Task Force constituted to curb poaching to intensify operations against poachers and their accomplice.

Army rescue baby elephant from ditch in Guwahati cantonment
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

Giving details, Guwahati-based Defence PRO Lt Col Suneet Newton said the elephant calf stuck in a ditch was first spotted by a routine parameter patrol of the 14 Ammunition Depot inside the Cantonment early Friday morning.

Kaziranga rhino killed during royal couple tour
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

The royal couple in fact was in a lodge in Kaziranga, about 20 kms away from the spot when the incident took place. This is the sixth rhino killed by poachers in Kaziranga in the current year.

Royal couple in Assam: Elephant calves steal the show at Panbari
Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Kaziranga is home to the highest number of one-horned rhinos and has the highest tiger density in the country.

Royal couple visit Kaziranga, hand-feed orphaned rhino cub
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

Kate and William also visited the upcoming Kaziranga Discovery Park, a clinic for (and learning centre on) Asian elephants.

In era of TV, digital media, Assam’s bihu too has undergone change
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

In April last year, a top singer was prevented from performing on the bihu stage because had allegedly not adhered to the dress code specified by a particular bihu organizing committee.

Tinsukia violence: Police had no option but to open fire, says DGP
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

Tinsukia Deputy Commissioner Puru Gupta said more security forces were deployed.

More than 90 per cent turnouts mark aggressive Muslim voting in Assam
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

Out of 10 assembly segments of the Lok Sabha constituency of Dhubri, represented by Badruddin Ajmal, eight clocked over 90 per cent, while the other two came close.

Assam polls: BJP’s chances depend on split in the Muslim vote
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Looking back, one finds several very close similarities between the 1985 assembly election and the just-concluded one.

Assam Elections 2016: At 103, Keshab Bordolaye first at the booth with claim of being India’s oldest
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Bordolaye took pride in saying that he has been voting every time since independent India’s first election in 1952. Bordolaye claimed he is the oldest living voter in the country.

Assembly elections 2016: High turnout in second phase keeps Assam guessing
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Congress Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi claimed the heavy turnout in the second phase would benefit his party, while state BJP president Sarbananda Sonowal said the BJP-led alliance would gain.

FIR against Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for defying poll code
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi holds press conference on polling day after being asked not to, calls EC partisan.

Ten electrocuted, one killed in police firing in Assam town
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

10 were killed in a bizarre incident of electrocution and one in police firing on Monday at Pengeri .

Meet the contenders of Assam polls, phase 2: Jhalmuri wallah to perfume baron to filmmaker
Mon, Apr 11, 2016

As in the first phase, several former militants are also contesting in the second phase. Prominent among them are former ULFA militant Suresh Bora (Congress candidate against Mahanta for the second time in Barhampur).

Phase 2 polls: Over to Assam’s Muslim voter today
Mon, Apr 11, 2016

Tug-of-war between Gogoi’s Congress and Ajmal’s AIUDF, optimistic BJP hopes for a split of Muslim vote

BJP will rid Assam of Bangladeshis: Amit Shah
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

Once elected to power in Assam, the BJP would not only completely seal the Indo-Bangla border but would also “completely free” Assam of the Bangladeshi problem.

Election campaign over, is Assam heading for a nail-biting finish?
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

People in altogether 61 constituencies are casting their votes on Monday.

Give me love this election, I will give you 5 years of development: PM Modi in Assam election rally
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

PM slams Gogoi, Manmohan in 4 rallies in Assam; Rahul addresses 3 meetings, raises Panama Papers issue