90% of Kaziranga National Park submerged; anti-poaching camps affected

With over 150 anti-poaching camps in the Kaziranga National Park affected by the Assam floods, the authorities are working round-the-clock t...

Meghalaya Cabinet approves draft water policy

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Six people dead in Assam floods; Army called in

The Army was called for assistance in Assam as the flood situation in the state worsened on Friday (July 12) with the toll rising to six and affecting nearly 8.7 lakh people across 21 districts. Officials said the Army's assistance was sought in Baksa district to aid the personnel of National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response F...

Teacher stopped from sacrificing child in Assam

Udalguri, Assam: A school teacher and his family reportedly tried to sacrifice a three-year-old in their house in Udalguri district of lower Assam on Saturday (July 6), but their plans were hindered when the locals intervened and informed the police and media. The situation turned violent when the people of Ganakpara village in the district called in the police ...

One lakh more people excluded from draft NRC in Assam

Guwahati: Over one lakh people were on Wednesday (June 26) excluded from the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam after they were found ineligible, adding to the 40 lakh names left out of the list published on July 30 last year. According to a statement issued by the state coordinator of NRC, 1,02,462 persons were declared ineligible during ...

Muslim youth assaulted in Assam’s Barpeta, forced to say ‘Jai Shri Ram...

Barpeta: Complaints were filed against a little-known right-wing organisation on Thursday (June 20) for allegedly assaulting a group of people from the minority community in Assam and forcing them to utter slogans 'Jai Shree Ram' and 'Pakistan Murdabad'. Two FIRs were filed against the right-wing organisation and its founder by the All Assam Minority Stu...

Band of visually-impaired musicians strike a chord in Meghalaya

Shillong: A troupe of visually impaired musicians is hitting the right notes in the hill state of Meghalaya, with night club owners and event managers lining up to hire them, more so after the state election department recently engaged them for pre-poll campaigns. Light After Dark, a musical band of five performers in their 20s, has been receiving rave re...

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Assam police posts cheeky tweet to report ganja seizure

Guwahati: The Assam police has found a huge amount of cannabis and also a unique way to disseminate this piece of information to the people. "Anyone lost a huge (590 kgs) amount of Cannabis/Ganja and a truck in and around Chagolia Checkpoint last night? Don't panic, we found it." This is how the official Twitter handle of the Assam Police reported the sei...

Search ops continue for missing IAF aircraft in Arunachal

Itanagar/New Delhi: A massive search operation was underway on Tuesday (June 4) to locate a Russian-origin AN-32 transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force, a day after it went missing around Menchuka in Arunachal Pradesh, officials said. The Russian-origin aircraft, with 13 people on board, went missing Monday afternoon around 33 minutes after taking off from Jorh...

AN-32 aircraft with 13 on board missing; IAF says no wreckage sighted

Itanagar/New Delhi: A Russian-origin AN-32 transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force with 13 people on board went missing on Monday afternoon around 33 minutes after taking off from Jorhat in Assam for Arunachal's Menchuka near the border with China, officials said. The IAF said the aircraft took off from Jorhat 12.27 pm for the Menchuka advance landing ground in ...

IAF aircraft with 13 people on board goes missing

New Delhi: A Russian-origin AN-32 transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force with 13 people on board went missing on Monday (June 3) afternoon, around 35 minutes after taking off from Jorhat in Assam, official sources said. The aircraft took off at 12.25 pm from IAFs Jorhat base for the Menchuka advance landing ground in Arunachal Pradesh, but lost contact...

Golay announces 5-day working week for govt employees

Gangtok: Newly-appointed Sikkim Chief Minister P S Golay on Monday announced a five-day working week for state government employees. After taking charge of the office at Tashiling state secretariat, he also held a meeting with top government officials. Talking to reporters after interacting with senior officials, Golay said there will be five-day working...

Arunachal Governor invites Pema Khandu to form government

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra on May 27 (Monday) invited BJP leader and chief minister-designate Pema Khandu to form the next government in the state, sources in the party said. Khandu, who steered his party to a landslide victory in the Assembly polls and has been elected as the BJP’s legislature party leader, and his counci...

Prem Singh Tamang alias P S Golay sworn in as Sikkim Chief Minister

Gangtok: Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) president Prem Singh Tamang, popularly known as P S Golay, on Monday took oath as the chief minister of Sikkim. He was administered the oath by Governor Ganga Prasad at Paljor Stadium here. Golay is not a member of the state assembly at present as he did not contest the polls. Hundreds of SKM supporters who were ...

Meghalaya HC overrules controversial Hindu nation judgment of Justice SR Sen

The Meghalaya High Court has overruled the controversial judgment of Justice SR Sen which had stated that India should have been declared a Hindu country during Partition, the Bar and Bench reported. A division bench of Chief Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice HS Thangkhiew ruled that the judgment of Justice SR Sen was legally flawed and in...

Blast in Assam Hailakandi district, no casualty reported

Hailakandi: A blast was reported at a place in Hailakandi district of Assam on Friday, partially damaging a place of worship, a police officer said. No casualty has been reported so far, Hailakandi superintendent of police Mohneesh Mishra said. A mosque, located at Kachurtal near the inter-state boundary with Mizoram, was partially damaged in the explosi...

When a wild elephant walked down Guwahati road and people went wilder

On April 30, a wild elephant walked right into the heart of Guwahati city on busy a road lined up with luxury shopping malls and retail stores on both sides. The animal stalled the traffic on the GS Road for an hour. As forest officials and police personnel tried to chase it away, a crowd of enthusiastic netizens started stalking the jumbo and shoo...

Polling in Tripura (East) LS seat deferred to April 23: EC

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday announced postponement of polling in the Tripura (East) Lok Sabha seat to the third phase on April 23 from April 18, saying the prevailing law and order situation there is not conducive for holding free and fair polls. Citing reports of the state chief electoral officer and the special police observer, the poll...

AFSPA’s ‘disturbed’ area tag given to 3 Arunachal districts, withdr...

New Delhi: The Centre on Monday (April 1) extended the “disturbed area” tag under AFSPA for three districts of Arunachal Pradesh for six months more while withdrawing it partly from the state’s three other districts bordering Assam. According to a Union Home Ministry notification, the decision was taken after considering the present law and order situation...

Steps to maximise young voters’ participation in Mizoram

Aizawl: The Mizoram election office was taking a number of steps to encourage young and first time voters to exercise their franchise in the coming Lok Sabha polls, chief electoral officer (CEO) Ashish Kundra said on March 29. The CEO said that there were over 52,000 first time voters in Mizoram voters' lists of over 7.84 lakh electorate. Election to th...

Congress will restore special category status to Arunachal: Rahul

Itanagar: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on March 19 said his party will restore the special category status to Arunachal Pradesh and other states in the northeast if elected to power. There are some states in the country which require special status because of their "unique problems and difficulties" such as connectivity, terrain, infrastructure, Gandhi said a...