Two jails in Assam town record 85 HIV cases in 30 days

The patients are mostly intravenous drug users (people who self-inject drugs). They were arrested by the police under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.

10 Oct 2021

'Library missionaries' adopt villages in Arunachal Pradesh's Changlang district

Youth volunteers, along with the District Magistrate, are helping people inculcate reading habits in Changlang district, writes Prasanta Mazumdar. 

10 Oct 2021

‘Nagaland’s Gandhi’ Natwar Thakkar’s birthday celebrated as Noble Deeds Day

Thakkar, a recipient of the Padma Shree who died in 2018, was the founder of Nagaland Gandhi Ashram at Chuchuyimlang. 

09 Oct 2021

Rajkanya Baruah hit-and-run case: Assam DGP admits to lapses at initial stage of probe

The model, a contestant of Femina Miss India, 2016, had managed to get bail soon after the case in which she knocked down 8 labourers with her car. 

09 Oct 2021

Manipur animal rights groups seek info on dog killers, announce Rs 60,000 bounty

Given that some people in the Northeast relish the meat of dogs as a delicacy, it was suspected that Mylo was killed for its meat.

07 Oct 2021

‘Unfortunate. Khun jameen par gir gaya’: HC on violence during Assam eviction drive

Earlier, a viral video showed a photographer, engaged by the Darrang administration, stomping on an injured. The incident had triggered a country-wide outrage.

07 Oct 2021

Day after praising Mamata, Tripura BJP MLA tonsures head, atones at Bengal temple for joining party

He said he was not bothered by any possible disciplinary action by the BJP, stating “I am neither a thief nor a goon. I am not corrupt either”.

05 Oct 2021

Assam DIG arrested in disproportionate assets case

He was suspended last month for travelling abroad numerous times without obtaining permission from the state’s Home Department.

05 Oct 2021

Seeds of success: This Nagaland man makes self-sufficiency his goal by planting 'alien' seeds in nursery

When L Hangthing started collecting fruit and vegetable seeds not indigenous to his village and planting them in his home nursery, people thought he was crazy. Today, he has become a household name.

03 Oct 2021

NIT in ‘abode of clouds’ jumping higher in national rankings consistently

It was ranked 98th in 2018, 67th in 2019, and 61st in 2020. Also among the 31 new NITs, it is placed at 14th. It was ranked 15th last year.

01 Oct 2021

Rs 1.5 lakh salary per month cannot attract doctors in Arunachal

The reason is the remoteness of the place – Changlang which requires two doctors, a gynaecologist and an anaesthesiologist, on a contractual basis.

01 Oct 2021

Assam eviction drive: BJP targeted people as they are Muslims, says Brinda Karat

Earlier, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had stated the eviction drive was not against any community but encroachers.

30 Sep 2021

Guwahati diary

Cadet Under Officer Nepo Moirangthem of 50 Assam Air Squadron NCC is ready to join the IAF as a Flying Officer after clearing the Air Force Common Admission Test.

29 Sep 2021

Yak farming in Arunachal Pradesh gets a boost as banks chip in with credit support

The ICAR centre, based in Arunachal’s Dirang, described the approval of its proposal by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), as 'historic'

28 Sep 2021

Two with suspected Popular Front of India links held for Darrang violence

A case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code was registered against the duo for criminal conspiracy, instigating violence and mobilising crowds on that day.

27 Sep 2021