Prasanta Mazumdar

Black biting flies unleash a reign of terror in Assam

Over the past 15 days or so, dozens of people in Dikhowmukh areas of Sivasagar district in eastern Assam were taken ill after they had been bitten by the flies.

18 hours ago

With 'mass suicide' attempt, Assam SPOs send police into a tizzy

The SPOs, who were dismissed from services in 2015 but have for long been demanding their jobs back, had asserted last week that they would commit the mass suicide.

23 Apr 2018

Passion and appetite win accolades for Northeast cinema, challenges remain

Filmmakers from the Northeast are making a mark on the national scene, but there are challenges back home that, they feel, will compel reinvention.

22 Apr 2018

IAF showcases agility in massive bombing exercise at Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border

The drills on Thursday were overseen by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Air Chief Marshall BS Dhanoa.

20 Apr 2018

Guwahati Diary

The month-long Rongali Bihu, which marks the onset of Assamese New Year and the arrival of spring, is being celebrated across Guwahati with pomp and gaiety.

19 Apr 2018

Media houses condemn attack at Shillong editor’s residence

The kerosene bomb attack at the residence of Shillong-based senior journalist Patricia Mukhim has drawn censure from media organisations across the Northeast.

19 Apr 2018

YouTube helps family trace Manipur man after 40 years

 An ex-rifleman who went missing 40 years ago from Manipur, has been traced to the streets of Mumbai, courtesy YouTube. Khomdram Gambhir Singh, now 70, served in the Manipur Rifles.

17 Apr 2018

Nagaland CM, Deputy CM move to remove upright DGP triggers outrage

The Nagaland government’s move to remove Director General of Police Rupin Sharma, who played a key role in the arrest of gangster Abu Salem in Portugal, has triggered a storm in the state. 

11 Apr 2018

Missing Assam man joins Hizbul Mujahideen, family wants him shot dead

A man missing from Assam since July last year has reportedly joined the Hizbul Mujahideen and his mother has said he should be shot dead as he is an enemy of the country.

10 Apr 2018

Guwahati  diary

Munin Barua, commercially the most successful of Assamese filmmakers, passed away at his Guwahati residence on Saturday.

09 Apr 2018

Time to modernise Assam Police for new challenges: DGP

With challenges getting increasingly technical and complicated, Assam’s Director General of Police Mukesh Sahay has insisted on modernisation of the police force.“

08 Apr 2018

Various demands dropped from Naga agenda, talks with insurgent groups going smoothly: Kiren Rijiju

He said during Assembly elections in Nagaland in February, he had told the Nagas that the Centre would come out with a tangible solution to the protracted Naga insurgency problem.

08 Apr 2018

Amid stand-off with China, 15th Finance Commission begins national-level consultations with Arunachal Pradesh

The 15th Finance Commission has launched its national-level consultations with Arunachal Pradesh amidst the perception that the exercise will ruffle China’s feathers.

07 Apr 2018

Assam college student arrested after eloping with Bangladeshi man

The arrest came days after 21-year-old Mousumi Das, a final-year college student from Karimganj in southern Assam’s Barak Valley, converted to Islam and married Numan Badshah of Dhaka

05 Apr 2018

NRC draft: Citizenship of 29 lakh married women in Assam to be verified

The women had submitted residency certificates, issued by gram panchayats, to claim citizenship and were among the 1.39 crore of Assam’s 3.29 crore residents left out of the first draft of the NRC.

02 Apr 2018

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