Tribal seats of Manipur hills slipping from Congress hands ahead of polls

Of the 60 seats in the Assembly, 19 are reserved for the ST communities residing in the hills. The Naga People’s Front (NPF), the BJP and the NPP are making deep inroads in these constituencies.

03 Jan 2022

guwahati  Diary

Book lovers are ecstatic, thanks to Assam Book Fair being held in the city.

03 Jan 2022

Assam awaits Centre’s clearance for 35-km long elevated road via Kaziranga National Park

Earlier, the state government had submitted an alignment report for a two-lane but the ministry suggested a 4-lane project given the increase in road traffic and looking at the future.

02 Jan 2022

Meet Minom Pertin, Arunachal's 'Butterfly Man'

Electrical engineer Minom Pertin has discovered three new butterfly species; is the go-to man of biodiversity researchers and conservationists in the N-E state, writes Prasanta Mazumdar

02 Jan 2022

There will be positive news on AFSPA withdrawal: Assam CM

“The Centre has already constituted a committee. We are going to see certain positive developments in the next 45 days,” CM Himanta Biswa Sarma told journalists in Guwahati.

02 Jan 2022

Lifting of AFSPA in Nagaland: Assam CM Himanta expects 'positive developments' in 45 days

"The formation of the committee with a clear deadline of 45 days regarding partial or full withdrawal of AFSPA from Nagaland is a very important step," the Assam CM said

01 Jan 2022

Government declares entire Nagaland 'disturbed area' as demand for AFSPA withdrawal continues

The move came days after the Union government constituted a high-level committee to examine the possibility of the withdrawal of the controversial act from Nagaland.

31 Dec 2021

Army allows Nagaland SIT to question jawans for civilian killings

However, it was not clear if the personnel will be questioned face to face or they will give written replies to queries from the SIT.

29 Dec 2021

Nagaland civilian killings: SIT unlikely to finish inquiry by January 5

A senior Nagaland Police official privy to the investigation virtually ruled out the possibility, stating that the police get 90 days to file a charge sheet in court.

29 Dec 2021

Mon killings probe: Nagaland government expands Special Investigation Team as deadline nears

The SIT was given one month’s time to complete the investigation into the killings of the civilians by the army in a 'botched ambush'. The deadline expires on January 5 next.

28 Dec 2021

Major shift in Centre's stance as panel set up to lift draconian AFSPA in Nagaland

The AFSPA has never been lifted even partially from Nagaland. It was first imposed in 1958 in the Naga Hills when it was part of Assam, and from 1963 when it became a full-fledged state.

27 Dec 2021

Tai Khamti-British War of 1839 India’s first war of independence? This Deputy CM thinks so

Speaking at an event in Guwahati on Friday, Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein said 80 British soldiers, including Colonel Adam White, were killed in that war

25 Dec 2021

After victory in Kolkata municipal polls, Mamata offers prayers at Guwahati's Kamakhya temple

It was a “private” visit of the West Bengal CM and she did not talk to the media persons present on the temple premises. On seeing her, the devotees shouted “didi, didi”.

21 Dec 2021

Guwahati Diary

“A light that refuses to fade out”, a documentary on the life of the late Aruna Mukherjee, won the Best Educational Film award at the 23rd UGC-CEC Educational Video Competition.

21 Dec 2021

Assam: Congress likely to lose third MLA to BJP

Raha MLA Sashi Kanta Das met Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma at his residence on Monday, fuelling speculations that his switching political allegiance to the BJP is only a matter of time.

20 Dec 2021