Samudra Gupta Kashyap


Assam team in a spot over Jamiat leader’s remarks
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

An Assam Police team in Delhi has questioned organisers of the event. In a joint statement, the six “immediately protested against the exaggerated, emotive and incriminatory comments of Madani” and put up their “independent views on the issue”.

Two involved in Manipur IED blast apprehended
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

The two persons were apprehended by jawans of the 18 Assam Rifles with the help of police and local people, and both have allegedly confessed to planting the IED on November 13.

Assam protests getting louder against likely inclusion of territory in ‘Greater Nagalim’
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Chief minister Sonowal however has claimed that his government would ensure that not an inch of Assam territory was included in NSCN(IM)’s ‘Greater Nagalim’ map.

North-east region will be the driver of international trade and commerce, says President Ram Nath Kovind
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

"The region has to take advantage of its geographical location. There is tremendous potential for growth of business and trade links between south-east Asia and the north-east region of India," Kovind said

Arunachal’s mention dates back to Mahabharata, Kalika-purana: President Ram Nath Kovind
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

President Kovind also described Arunachal Pradesh as a jewel on India’s crown, pointing at the rich natural beauty of the state.

Speeding train knocks down two elephants near Guwahati
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

The herd, which also had four calves, had strayed out from the Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary situated on the eastern fringe of Guwahati city.

Sarbananda Sonowal govt ‘harassing’ intellectuals, showing ‘dictatorial tendencies’: Congress
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

“In a democratic set-up, how can you spread the blame to others for views expressed by a specific person in a public forum? This is blatant misuse of power and an attempt by the government to harass and intimidate its critics,” the Leader of the Opposition said.

‘Lost land, shop. Who will compensate us?’
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Declared ‘illegal migrants’ from Bangladesh and sent away to a detention camp in Assam in August 2015, Ashraf Ali and Kismat Ali had to wait for more than two years to return home

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal announces 3 new bridges on Barak river
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Inaugurating the three-day Namami Barak festival at Karimganj, Sonowal also said that the government would soon begin dredging the Barak river in order to make it more navigable and useful for trans-boundary river transport between India and Bangladesh.

‘Wage hike, import duty cut might sound death knell of Assam tea industry’
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

“The tea industry is struggling to survive. The stark reality for the producers today is that the increase in cost of production has far outpaced the increase in price, making it progressively difficult for us to survive,"said Manoj Jallan, chairman of the North East Tea Association (NETA).

Myanmar Army to train with Indian Army in Meghalaya from Monday
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

The bilateral exercise will be conducted at the Joint Training Node of the Indian Army at Umroi, about 30 km from Shillong.

Northeast rocks as 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Tibet
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

The quake struck at a depth of about 10 km and was followed by another of 5.0 magnitude at 6.00 am.

Ganga of Manas National Park is first rhino to be grandmother tracked in the wild
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

The rhino population in Manas National Park was totally wiped out in the early 1990s with Unesco putting a “in-danger” prefix to its World Heritage Site tag in 1992.

Assam AG quits, cites ‘outside interference’
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

“I have put in my papers to the government on three grounds. While there was outside interference on my work, I was not allowed to work with full dignity as the AG’s office required. Moreover, the atmosphere in which I was made to work was not congenial,” Choudhury told The Indian Express.

Assam cops to quiz Jamiat chief Madani for ‘provocative’ statement
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Assam has been witnessing loud protests against the Jamait chief for allegedly making a highly provocative statement in a seminar in the Constitution Club in New Delhi on Monday.

Ram Nath Kovind to be the first President to visit INA Memorial at Moirang
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

The INA Memorial and Museum at Moirang, about 45 km from Imphal, comprises of a statue of Netaji Bose and a replica of the INA War Memorial originally built in Singapore.

Gauhati HC orders preliminary CBI probe into graft charges against Arunachal CM Nabam Tuki
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh and Justice Manojit Bhuyan in their order asked the CBI to carry out a “preliminary enquiry, and in case the allegations are found having some substance warranting further proceeding with criminal prosecution, (it) may proceed in accordance with law.”

FIRs filed against Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind chief; Assam Police examining ‘provocative speech’
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

The newspaper also quoted Madani as saying that any attempt to sabotage the on-going NRC updating process in Assam will create a situation like Myanmar.

Security forces kill one rebel in Manipur operation
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

The incident took place during an on-going operation the troops of the Assam Rifles had launched on Monday after two of its jawans were killed and six others injured in a major IED attack at Chandel.

Chakma body FIR against Young Mizo Association for promoting enmity
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

The FIR comes after the CYMA filed an FIR on November 9 against Paritosh Chakma — convener of Mizoram Chakma Areas Single Administration Demand Committee — for making “abusive” remarks against the CYMA.

Assam jobs scam: Former APSC chief Rakesh Kumar Paul’s bail rejected in bribery case
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Paul, appointed an APSC member and subsequently the commission’s chairman under the previous Congress government, was arrested on November 4, 2016.

Assam ready for industrial push: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Sonowal also pointed out that the BJP-led government in the state would organise a Global Investment Meet in Guwahati in February.

Assam jobs scam: How officers passed through APSC backdoor
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Police in Assam last week arrested in a single day 17 people as part of the ongoing investigation into an alleged jobs for cash scam, including 11 officers from the Assam Civil Service and Assam Police Service.

Sarbananda Sonowal updates Rajnath Singh on NRC, says no compromise on territorial integrity
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

The Congress has accused the BJP and more particularly chief minister Sonowal of remaining mum on the issue of Assam’s territory getting included in ‘Greater Nagalim’ as demanded by the NSCN(IM).

Assam jobs-for-cash scam: Congress ex-minister’s son surrenders
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

With the arrest of Deka, the number of officers arrested on charges of having bought their posts by allegedly paying bribes to top APSC members including its then chairman Rakesh Kumar Paul, has risen to 22.

India and Bangladesh: So near, so far
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Given how they are juxtaposed geographically and culturally, the two countries, and especially India’s Northeast, stand to gain enormously from closer road and rail links. Efforts have, however, progressed slowly.

Sarbananda Sonowal gives Rs 1.25 lakh each to 55 Assam candidates clearing UPSC prelims
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

Expressing displeasure that a number of candidates had entered the state services through fraudulent means and had to face arrest, Sonowal said his government wss committed to provide better opportunities to the youth for achieving greater success in life.

15 Assam officers arrested in jobs-for-cash scam of Congress regime
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

The scandal in the APSC took place during the tenure of the erstwhile Congress government of Tarun Gogoi.

Army surveys Brahmaputra for military cargo movement
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

The survey will cover the entire 891 kilometres of the Brahmaputra in Assam that was declared as National Waterway 2 in 1988.

Royal Bengal Tiger, Rhinoceros found dead in Kaziranga
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

The bodies were found close to the Boisamari anti-poaching camp under the Bagori range of the 850 sq km national park after forest guards on duty got the smell of decomposed bodies.

Assam IPR director arrested for Rs 30-cr publicity scam of Congress regime
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

Director Gogoi has been accused, among other things, of executing the project “without express or implied approval” of the government. Going by the contents of the enquiry report (which is only Part 1 of the enquiry), more arrests are likely to take place in the days to come.

21 IPS among 33 police officers transferred in Nagaland reshuffle
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

The state government also transferred 22 officers of the Nagaland Police Service (NPS), eight of whom are currently posted as SPs in different districts.

India and Bangladesh kick off joint military drill with focus on counter-terrorism operations
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

"The joint exercise will also send a strong signal to the world that both India and Bangladesh understand the emerging threat of transnational terrorism and stand shoulder to shoulder in countering this menace," a Defence PRO said

Nagaland CM TR Zeliang, DAN want Naga issue solution before Christmas
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

Zeliang, who met National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval in the national capital on Sunday, termed the Naga imbroglio as “mother of all unresolved challenges” in the Northeastern region, and said it was imperative to resolve it to ensure a long-lasting peace in the region.

Poachers kill rhino, calf in Kaziranga; 3 rhinos dead in 48 hours
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

A park official said the rhino and her calf were killed around 11:30 PM on Saturday in an area under the jurisdiction of the Tunikati anti-poaching camp of the Burrapahar range of the National Park

Country’s longest bridge named after singer Bhupen Hazarika
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

Sonowal also announced that the singer’s residence in Kolkata, which he had sold off a few years before his death, would be converted into a cultural centre.