Manipur sees violence among supporters of rival political parties ahead of polls

The incidents of violence, before and after past elections, were mostly insurgent-related and political analysts cited reasons, including growing competitiveness in elections, behind the incidents.

29 Oct 2021

By-polls in nine Northeast seats a litmus test for Congress

Of the nine constituencies, five are in Assam, three in Meghalaya and one in Mizoram. The Congress is the only party to have fielded candidates in all seats.

28 Oct 2021

'Just one isolated incident...', says Tripura minister as Jamiat claims vandalism of 12 mosques

The state’s Minority Affairs Minister Ratanlal Nath played down the violence, claiming that there was just one incident and it was “not an attack”.

28 Oct 2021

EC holds Himanta guilty of violating poll code, Assam CM says will abide by panel’s directions

Assam Congress leaders had lodged separate complaints, backed by video evidence and newspaper clippings, with the EC alleging that Sarma had violated the poll code.

26 Oct 2021

District council in matrilineal Meghalaya to ensure equal inheritance rights to sons 

The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) found no justification in the youngest daughter being handed over the entire share of the family property.

26 Oct 2021

Get fully vaccinated to get benefits of state govt schemes: Assam govt to people 

“We will check the vaccination status of people while rolling out the benefits of schemes to them. This will be enforced from next month,” Health Minister Keshab Mahanta said

26 Oct 2021

Naga flag, constitution: Centre’s post-solution narrative is a well laid trap, says NSCN-IM

The NSCN cannot drag the Nagas to make another blunder by falling into the trap being machinated by the Government of India, it said.

24 Oct 2021

Bifurcate Assam, let Bengali-majority Barak Valley be a separate state: Litterateur Nagen Saikia

A hoarding of the Jal Jeevan Mission, written in the Assamese language and put up in Barak Valley, has triggered the controversy.

23 Oct 2021

Congress moves EC against Assam CM Himanta’s poll code ‘violation’

The Congress said Sarma had made a slew of announcements for the 40 tea gardens such as a package of Rs 1 crore for each garden.

23 Oct 2021

3 Assam Rifles jawans held for drug trafficking, contraband worth Rs 1 crore seized

The arrests were made at Jokai near Dibrugarh in upper Assam based on inputs shared by the Army intelligence.

22 Oct 2021

Assam now on country’s electric train map

NFR chief public relations officer Guneet Kaur said railway electrification works up to Kamakhya station have been completed.

22 Oct 2021

Minor porn addicts stone six-year-old girl to death for resisting sexual advances

The Nagaon police said the accused were porn addicts, capable of conspiracy and gruesome execution of a dastardly crime.

21 Oct 2021

'Tripling on bikes when petrol costs Rs 200 a litre': Assam BJP chief fuels a conversation

49-year-old Bhabesh Kalita is a former minister who was appointed as the state BJP president in June this year. 

19 Oct 2021

Meghalaya activists who survived attack from coal mafia receive alleged threat calls

The duo – Agnes Kharshiing and Amita Sangma – lodged an FIR with the police, stating that they had received the threat calls on October 17

19 Oct 2021

Shillong Sikhs relieved as Minorities Commission vetoes Meghalaya’s move to relocate them

The Commission directed the government to maintain the status quo in the matter as ordered by the High Court of Meghalaya twice earlier and furnish a detailed report.

11 Oct 2021