From Assam to Nagaland to Meghalaya, an army of 100 ‘green commandos’ — between the ages 18-30 — are going from village-to-village and school-to-school to spread knowledge about local foodisms, bust myths about organic farming, and revolutionalise the way the region eats.
"The information was received from Facebook headquarters. A life was saved," police officials said.
There were many responses to the original tweet, with many requesting the Assam Police department to share the post in the local language. Actor Kajol also took noticed the post and retweeted it.
Assam’s new anti witch-hunting law finally gets the President’s nod — but it will take grassroots awareness to make a difference and a coalition of womens’ self help groups, tribal organisations, local council members backed by the Assam Police are all set to do just that.
The NRC, to be published on July 30, is only a draft and after it is published, adequate opportunities for filing claims and objections will be available to those whose names are excluded from it, a home ministry official said.
Suleiman Ibrahim Ali (30) was arrested on Saturday evening and taken into a five-day custody. The police also recovered 47 mobile phones, 13 tablets and 15 SIM cards from his possession.
In a series of tweets, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the NRC was being updated in line with the 'Assam Accord' and the exercise was being carried out in a totally impartial, transparent and meticulous manner.
Students have been demanding the V-C’s resignation over multiple allegations of administrative negligence and carelessness in running the university — charges that have been emphatically rejected by Pandey.
In PETA’s bid to motivate people to adopt pets, a “cutest rescued cat contest” draws hundreds of entries from pet parents around the country. Nanu, who was rescued from a pond in Assam’s Tezpur, is among the ten finalists.
BJP MP from Tezpur R P Sharma’s daughter, Pallavi Sharma, who is an Assam Police Service (APS) officer of the 2016 batch, was summoned along with 18 other officers from the same batch last week.
Superintendent of Police, Dibrugarh, Gautam Bora said the handwriting of the 19 officers did not match with their answer sheets that were found to be fake earlier during forensic tests.
The main accused in the alleged scam is former APSC chief Rakesh Kumar Paul (55), who was arrested soon after the probe began in late 2016.
The deceased have been identified as Bimal Sharma (65) and his son Arnav Sharma (26), while the mother was grievously wounded and is undergoing treatment at the Assam Medical College in Dibrugarh.
The conciliator’s position in a Lok Adalat is generally given to advocates, social workers or mediators and the motto of the ADR is amicable or voluntary settlement of disputes, which may be over a range of topics.
The second accused, Bipin Pandey, who resides in Tinsukia, was nabbed from a train in Dibrugarh at around 2am on Friday morning — the arrest coming hours after the prime accused Bikas Das was arrested on Thursday afternoon.
The chase started back when Hima Das was a 13-year-old — first on the local football grounds near her home, and later, in track races around Assam.
The body of a 21-year-old student of Assam Agricultural University was found in the toilet of a local inter-city train on Tuesday morning at Simaluguri station in Sivasagar district, while that of a 48-year-old woman was found in the toilet of Avadh-Assam Express on Wednesday afternoon at Mariani station in Jorhat district.
In both cases, traditional towels — called “gamusa” in Assam —were found around the victim’s neck. Prima facie probe and marks on the victims’ neck have led the police to suspect that they were strangulated.
Officials said that the body of Lalima Devi was recovered from a washroom in the Avadh Assam Express, while the body of Radha Kumari was found at Simaluguri station within 24 hours.
A population of 24,244 was affected by the flood waters in 33 villages of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Jorhat districts, the daily bulletin of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said.
The government of Assam has raised the Special Rhino Protection Force from people living in the fringe areas of the Kaziranga National Park.
Police and local sources said the altercation had started after 35-year-old Jatin Das objected to the burning of firecrackers at a wedding in the neighbourhood.
The comment came two days after the victim’s husband was arrested, after she alleged that he had confined her and facilitated rape on two occasions in May.
According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), over 23,600 people were affected by the flood in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath and Nagaon districts, as against 41,000 people in five districts of the state on Satru.
Three sadhus were rescued in Dima Hasao district of Assam on Thursday after they were mobbed by at least 300 people, who suspected they were child abductors, the police said on Friday.