Guwahati: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who’s on a two-day visit to election-bound Assam, on Saturday launched the BJP’s election blitz in the state, asserting that the northeast has emerged as the growth engine of the country under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi.
Manipur Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Thounaojam Brinda returned her Chief Minister's Gallantry Medal, on Friday (December 18), which she had received for a drugs case, involving former Bharatiya Janata Party ADC chairman and six others
It was a moment to heave a sigh of relief after the Baghjan fire in Assam was doused, but now with irreparable damage done to the rich flora and fauna, and livelihoods of the people, the locals are staring at an uncertainty.
The BJP’s gain at an important tribal council election in Assam should be a worrying sign for its allies in similar councils in neighbouring states of Meghalaya and Tripura where the saffron party is trying to expand its footprint.
After Union Home Minister Amit Shah congratulated the BJP’s “ally” UPPL following the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) results in Assam, it was announced on Sunday (December 13) that the UPPL chief Pramod Boro will be the new Chief Executive Member (CEM) in the BTC.
The Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) authorities have informed the Gauhati High Court that they may have included up to 2.77 lakh "undeserving" names in the list due to poor quality check and control.
The world's largest COVID-19 vaccine drive is set to roll out today across India. The government has activated a systematic and complex logistics and supply chain to take the vaccine from its point of origin to the citizens.
The Centre is conducting the second dry run for the proposed COVID vaccination programme in 737 districts across the country on Friday (January 8). The exercise is aimed at ironing out deficiencies in the process and logistics for the vaccination drive and also to fix glitches, if any, in the CoWIN app that will be used for it.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb, who is facing a rebellion within the state BJP with several partymen calling for his ouster, has ‘invited’ the people of the state to decide on his fate as chief minister during a public meet at Agartala’s Astabal Maidan on December 13.
“I want to hear from the people if they want to remove me. I will go to the...
ormer Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi succumbed to post-COVID-19 complications on Monday (November 23). The 84-year-old leader had tested positive for COVID-19 back in August. He was undergoing treatment at Gauhati Medical College Hospital.
Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi’s health condition remains “critical”, and according to the superintendent of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) the veteran Congress leader is currently “semi-consciuos”.
A journalist working for an Assamese daily, was tied to an electric pole and brutally assaulted in broad daylight on Sunday (November 15) in Assam’s Kamrup district. He has sustained injuries on his head, neck and ears.
With the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) elections just days away, the ruling Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) -- which has been in power since 2003 -- is facing a tough challenge from no other than its ally, the BJP. Key leaders of BPF have deserted the party to join the saffron camp. The BJP has, meanwhile, gone all out against its own alliance partner and has challenged the BPF, saying that the Council will have a BJP man as its chief, post the elections.
Nagaland has decided to celebrate its popular Hornbill festival virtually this year, amid the surge in COVID-19 cases across the country.
In a statement issued on Saturday night, the department of tourism said the annual festival would be observed over "audio visual media channels and social media platforms" this time, and people can enjoy the t...
Bremley WB Lyngdoh, the CEO of Ecofriend World, was up for a rude shock when he recently visited a remote village in Meghalaya following reports of leakage of toxic waste from tanks containing uranium effluents.
His US-made Geiger counter, an instrument used for detecting and measuring radiation, recorded in one spot the presence of ionizing rad...
Guwahati: The border dispute between Assam and Mizoram showed no signs of easing even after the Centre’s intervention as blockade at the boundary between the two states continued for the fourth day. Mizoram was cut off from essential supplies as its life, the NH 306, continues to be blocked by people in Assam’s Chachar district.
The alleged use of a proxy for writing the Joint Entrance Exam (Mains) has left its Assam topper and his father behind the bars. Besides, three testing officials of the testing centre have also been arrested for their role in the alleged crime.
Violence along the Assam-Mizoram border, which has left several people injured and properties gutted, prompted the chief ministers of both states to seek the aid of the Centre to dial down tensions in the area, on Sunday.
Violence clashes broke out in the border villages of Vairengte (Kolasib district) in Mizoram and Lailapur (Cacchar district) ...
Aizwal: The Mizoram government has issued prohibitory orders in Phuldungsei after an organisation planned to construct a temple in the village located on the inter-state border with Tripura and caught in a dispute between the two states. The state said the construction of the temple could affect peace in the village.
The Meghalaya government has decided to set up an expert panel to investigate reports that toxic waste was leaking from tanks filled with uranium wastes in the South West Khasi Hills district.The decision was taken at a high-level review meeting held on Friday. The panel will be decided by chief secretary MS Rao, deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong said.
The consultative meeting convened by the Nagaland government on Thursday (October 16) pushed for unity among the Naga militant groups, but remained silent on the current impasse in the 23-year-long peace parleys between the Centre and the NSCN (IM).
Kolkata: The Assam unit of the BJP has been raking up contentious communal issues in the run up to the Assembly elections due in about six months. It all started when Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal claimed on Friday (October 9) that the indigenous communities in the state were not “safe and secure” as the “Mughal aggression” was still continuing.