Arunachal govt nixes draft bill on property rights to girls after protests

Amidst speculations that the draft will be tabled in the form of a bill in the Assembly session, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union expressed its opposition to the draft.

21 Aug 2021

Assam govt gives jobs to dependants of 6 cops killed on Mizoram border on compassionate grounds

The appointment letters were handed over at a programme organised to mark the 100 days of BJP-led government under Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

20 Aug 2021

Nagaland’s united govt leaves BJP’s central leaders jittery

The BJP fears that by bringing the NPF on board, CM Neiphiu Rio is trying to finish off the saffron party in the Christian-majority state which will go to polls in early 2023.

20 Aug 2021

Assam detention centres 'humanised' by BJP government, renamed 'transit camps'

The BJP that first rose to power in the state in 2016 riding on the promise of driving out illegal Bangladeshi immigrants can now afford to look at the issue more rationally

19 Aug 2021

Lukewarm response to second vaccine dose in Assam

Till Monday, 1,18,35,601 or 51% of the beneficiaries took the first vaccine dose and 25,19,613 or 11% of the beneficiaries took the second dose.

17 Aug 2021

Naga People’s Front joins govt, Nagaland House becomes ‘Opposition-less’

Following the NPF’s induction, the previous People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) government was renamed as Nagaland United Government.

16 Aug 2021

Mob violence grips Meghalaya capital, Home Minister resigns

A curfew was imposed in Shillong on Sunday as a violent mob protesting the killing of former insurgent leader Cheristerfield Thangkhiew by the police, vandalised several vehicles in the city.

16 Aug 2021

Protestors run amok in Shillong against ex-rebel leader's killing by police; internet services suspended

The state's home department in a notification said mobile internet and data services had been suspended in East Khasi Hills and a few other districts.

15 Aug 2021

Assam government to grant an extra seven-day leave to employees to spend time with elderly parents

Last week, the government linked geriatric care to the employees’ pay by passing the Assam Employees’ Parent Responsibility and Norms for Accountability and Monitoring Amendment Bill.

15 Aug 2021

Manipur govt order on I-Day celebrations ruffles Naga organisation’s feathers

The United Naga Council (UNC), which is the state’s apex Naga civil society organisation, called for a bandh from Saturday midnight till Sunday midnight in protest against the order.

14 Aug 2021

Miscreants trigger blast at Assam school on Mizoram border

The miscreants triggered a blast at an Assam government-run lower primary school in Hailakandi district on Friday night.

14 Aug 2021

Assam Assembly passes cattle protection bill, Opposition stages a walkout

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the new law was aimed at regulating the sale and purchase of beef in places other than the ones permitted by competent authorities.

13 Aug 2021

Assam’s border dispute with Arunachal is at 1,200 places, Himanta tells Assembly

When Mizoram, Arunachal, and Nagaland were created, it was left to certain situations and the ambiguity remained, leading to the disputes, Assam CM said.

13 Aug 2021

Road in Guwahati to be named after Olympic medalist Lovlina Borgohain

The government announced that a road in Guwahati would be named after her and a sports complex would be built at her constituency, Sarupathar, at a cost of Rs 25 crore.

12 Aug 2021

6 Manipur insurgents killed in infighting in Myanmar

Sources from an intelligence agency said the infighting took place near a camp of rebel group National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang-Yung Aung) in the Sagaing region.

12 Aug 2021