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North-east not dumping ground for illegal immigrants: NSF

01 Dec 2018

North-east not dumping ground for illegal immigrants: NSF

The Naga Students' Federation (NSF), the apex students' body in Nagaland, has demanded the withdrawal of controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, saying the north-east cannot be a "dumping ground" for illegal immigrants.

Of 40L excluded in NRC, 35.5L haven't applied for inclusion

18 Nov 2018

Of 40L excluded in NRC, 35.5L haven't applied for inclusion

Over 35.5 lakh people of the 40 lakh, who were excluded in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), haven't yet come forward for inclusion in the final list of the Supreme Court-monitored exercise.

Grenade attack at Manipur Assembly complex, three injured

17 Nov 2018

Grenade attack at Manipur Assembly complex, three injured

Three security personnel, including one BSF jawan, were injured after suspected militants carried out a grenade attack at the Manipur Assembly complex.

Visiting Sikkim next month? Do check-out world's tallest Chenrezig statue

30 Oct 2018

Visiting Sikkim next month? Do check-out world's tallest Chenrezig statue

Planning for a November vacation to Sikkim? Be sure to check out the 137-feet statue of Chenrezig, touted to be the world's tallest figurine of the Tibetan-Buddhist deity.

Assam BJP MLA resigns from the Assembly. Here's why

23 Oct 2018

Assam BJP MLA resigns from the Assembly. Here's why

First-time BJP MLA Terash Gowalla today said he has sent his resignation letter from the Assam Assembly to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

#AssamBandh: Protesters squat on tracks, try to disrupt rail services

23 Oct 2018

#AssamBandh: Protesters squat on tracks, try to disrupt rail services

Protesters today tried to put up blockades on railway tracks and disrupt train services across Assam as part of the 12-hour state-wide bandh called by 46 organizations against the Citizenship Bill.

Man convicted of gangrape, murder of minor gets death penalty

07 Sep 2018

Man convicted of gangrape, murder of minor gets death penalty

A court in Assam today awarded death penalty to Zakir Hussain, the prime accused in the gangrape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in the state's Nagaon district in March.

Arunachal govt sanctions Rs. 15 lakh each for flood victims

06 Sep 2018

Arunachal govt sanctions Rs. 15 lakh each for flood victims

The Arunachal Pradesh Disaster Management Department has sanctioned Rs. 15L each for victims, who lost their houses in Siang river floods at Mebo sub-division under East Siang district.

Assam: Boat capsizes in Brahmaputra river; one drowned, 23 missing

05 Sep 2018

Assam: Boat capsizes in Brahmaputra river; one drowned, 23 missing

One person drowned and 23 others are missing after a motorized country boat, carrying about 36 passengers, capsized in the Brahmaputra river near Guwahati on Wednesday, an official said.

IAF rescues 19 people from Arunachal island: Official

31 Aug 2018

IAF rescues 19 people from Arunachal island: Official

The Indian Air Force (IAF) today rescued 19 people stranded in an island amid the swelling Siang River in East Siang district of partially flood-hit Arunachal Pradesh, an official said.

Assam: Rainwater pours through ceiling of Guwahati airport's passenger lounge

28 Aug 2018

Assam: Rainwater pours through ceiling of Guwahati airport's passenger lounge

Rainwater gushed through the ceiling inside the passenger lounge area of Guwahati airport in Assam following heavy showers yesterday but no flight operations were affected, an airport official said today.

Nearly half of all adults in Assam consume tobacco: Survey

27 Aug 2018

Nearly half of all adults in Assam consume tobacco: Survey

Nearly 50% of all adults in Assam are tobacco users, according to a survey.

Meghalaya CM Sangma wins South Tura bypoll; beats Congress's Momin

27 Aug 2018

Meghalaya CM Sangma wins South Tura bypoll; beats Congress's Momin

Meghalaya Chief Minister and NPP President Conrad K Sangma today won the South Tura by-election by defeating his nearest rival Charlotte W Momin of the Congress by over 8,400 votes, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), FR Kharkongor, said.

Nagaland: Rio seeks early settlement of political issue on I-Day

15 Aug 2018

Nagaland: Rio seeks early settlement of political issue on I-Day

Nagaland CM Neiphu Rio today called for an early settlement of the Nagaland political issue, assuring people that his government is committed to play the role of an active facilitator between the Center and the negotiating parties.

Sikkim aiming to become India's first poverty-free state: CM Chamling

15 Aug 2018

Sikkim aiming to become India's first poverty-free state: CM Chamling

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling today said the state has excelled in reducing poverty levels during the last 24 years and is now aiming to become India's first poverty-free state.

Updating NRC, my 'baby'; BJP failed to 'nurse' it: Gogoi

12 Aug 2018

Updating NRC, my 'baby'; BJP failed to 'nurse' it: Gogoi

Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has claimed that the initiative to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was his "baby" and the BJP has failed to "nurse" it properly due to which a defective draft was published with names of over 40 lakh people missing.

Landslides in Manipur are mostly 'anthropogenically' induced: Environment Ministry

12 Aug 2018

Landslides in Manipur are mostly 'anthropogenically' induced: Environment Ministry

Every year, during monsoon, landslides claim a number of lives in Manipur, which has already witnessed six major landslides this year.

Nagaland CM requests PM to grant assistance for rain-hit state

02 Aug 2018

Nagaland CM requests PM to grant assistance for rain-hit state

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has requested PM Narendra Modi for granting immediate interim assistance to combat the crisis in the state due to incessant rain for the past few weeks.

NRC aftermath: Prateek Hajela, the man who's running the show

31 Jul 2018

NRC aftermath: Prateek Hajela, the man who's running the show

The complete draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) that was published yesterday has sent people into a tizzy.

Assam NRC: Banerjee says Indians being made refugees by government

30 Jul 2018

Assam NRC: Banerjee says Indians being made refugees by government

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today slammed the government and accused it of playing divide and rule policy, after the Assam's National Register of Citizens left 40 lakh names.

Assam's citizen register updated: Names of 40L not included

30 Jul 2018

Assam's citizen register updated: Names of 40L not included

After months of delay, the Assam government has published the complete draft of the much-awaited National Register of Citizens (NRC) with 2.9cr names.

Trafficked 33-year-old woman from Siliguri rescued in Goa: NCW

25 Jul 2018

Trafficked 33-year-old woman from Siliguri rescued in Goa: NCW

The National Commission for Women (NCW) in collaboration with the Goa Police rescued a 33-year-old woman, who was trafficked from Siliguri to the coastal state on June 21, the women's body said.

Tripura government planning to set up tea auction center

15 Jul 2018

Tripura government planning to set up tea auction center

In an effort to boost the century-old tea industry in the state, the Tripura Tea Development Corporation (TTDC) is contemplating setting up its own auction center at Dharmanagar.

'Bhojpuri Queen' from Assam joins BJP

13 Jul 2018

'Bhojpuri Queen' from Assam joins BJP

Bhojpuri singer Kalpana Patowary, who hails from Assam, has joined the BJP in the presence of its president Amit Shah and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi in Bihar's Patna.

Assam: Two women murdered in  similar manner; lunatic-on-loose?

12 Jul 2018

Assam: Two women murdered in similar manner; lunatic-on-loose?

The deaths of two women within just 36 hours, in Assam, has troubled police authorities.

Looking for safe places for women? Look to India's northeast!

09 Jul 2018

Looking for safe places for women? Look to India's northeast!

If you're wondering if there's any place safe for women anymore, India's northeast might surprise you.

Knowledge of Assamese must for working in Assam: Literary body

09 Jul 2018

Knowledge of Assamese must for working in Assam: Literary body

Assam Sahitya Sabha, the apex literary body of the state, has said anyone wanting to work in Assam must know Assamese or any of the local mother tongues.

Assam: Man held for facilitating MLA to rape wife twice

09 Jul 2018

Assam: Man held for facilitating MLA to rape wife twice

A man was arrested from Guwahati's Azara area on July 7 after his wife complained to the police that he had helped an AIUDF MLA, Nijam Uddin Choudhury, in raping her twice in May, the police said today.

Man accused of raping daughter kills wife in court premises

16 Jun 2018

Man accused of raping daughter kills wife in court premises

A man, accused of raping his daughter, has killed his wife inside the Dibrugarh district and sessions court premises by slitting her throat.

Nagaland: 122 dead, 956 injured in road-accidents in 2 years

01 May 2018

Nagaland: 122 dead, 956 injured in road-accidents in 2 years

More than 100 people have died in road accidents in Nagaland in the last two years, an officer of the regional transport has said.

For northeast's trafficking victims, a complete loss of Indian identity

11 Mar 2018

For northeast's trafficking victims, a complete loss of Indian identity

Mercy Bawm from Mizoram wanted to support her family, so in 2014, she reached Singapore through 'agents.'

Railways planning to expand network in Northeast: Minister Gohain

01 Mar 2018

Railways planning to expand network in Northeast: Minister Gohain

Union Minister Rajen Gohain today said the railways was planning to expand its network in the entire Northeast including Arunachal Pradesh.

Priyanka's 'revealing' picture on Assam tourism calendar irks politicians

20 Feb 2018

Priyanka's 'revealing' picture on Assam tourism calendar irks politicians

Priyanka Chopra found herself mired in a fresh controversy once again after several politicians raised objections over her picture in the Assam tourism calendar.

Tripura polls: 25L voters decide ruling CPI(M)'s fate

18 Feb 2018

Tripura polls: 25L voters decide ruling CPI(M)'s fate

Polling began in Tripura at 7am today for the 2018 Assembly Elections, the first direct face-off between the ruling CPI(M) and the BJP.

Modi storms North-East: Inaugurations at Arunachal and poll-rallies at Tripura

15 Feb 2018

Modi storms North-East: Inaugurations at Arunachal and poll-rallies at Tripura

To integrate North-East with the rest of India, PM Modi claimed that ministers visit the area "very regularly." He made this remark at BJP-ruled Arunachal Pradesh's capital Itanagar.

Two air force pilots killed in Assam aircraft crash

15 Feb 2018

Two air force pilots killed in Assam aircraft crash

Two air force pilots were killed when their microlight aircraft crashed in Majuli district of Assam today.

Tripura polls: BJP has maximum richest, criminal candidates, CPI(M) lowest

12 Feb 2018

Tripura polls: BJP has maximum richest, criminal candidates, CPI(M) lowest

Twenty-two election candidates out of 297 in Tripura have criminal cases against them, and 35 are crorepatis, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said.

PM Modi in Tripura: "Throw away Manik and choose Hira"

09 Feb 2018

PM Modi in Tripura: "Throw away Manik and choose Hira"

Tripura goes to polls on February 18. As BJP wishes to wrest power in North East, it has focused all its energies in wooing the people with its star campaigners.

All families in this Arunachal village become crorepatis: Here's how

08 Feb 2018

All families in this Arunachal village become crorepatis: Here's how

Five years ago, the 31 families living in Bomja village of Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh) had transferred their land to the army.

Ola to launch river taxis in Guwahati

06 Feb 2018

Ola to launch river taxis in Guwahati

Ola boats may soon be a reality.