'Don't ghettoise Bru refugees in Tripura': Mizo, Bengali groups urge CM Biplab Kumar Deb

The groups expressed apprehension that the settlement of such a large number of the refugees, who originally hail from neighbouring Mizoram, in their areas would cause social imbalance.

10 Sep 2020

Assam doctor claims Covid-19 a ‘hoax’, files FIR with CBI

He requested the agency to take steps to ensure that people do not suffer in the name of the hoax. The CBI has not yet responded to the FIR.

26 Jun 2020

Arunachal woman, her two kids buried alive in landslide

The sources said incessant rains for the past two days that triggered the landslides and also flood left trails of large-scale devastation in the entire state.

26 May 2020

Covid-19 scare in Assam after US tourist who visited state tests positive

There is a semblance of panic among locals as a tourist from the United States, who had visited Assam, tested positive for Covid-19 in Bhutan. The Kaziranga Utsav has been postponed indefinitely.

07 Mar 2020

Assam: Birth of Islamic literary body ruffles feathers

Suspicions galore the Sabha is the brainchild of the state’s BJP-led government to divert the attention of people from the ongoing protests against controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

07 Jan 2020

Assam likely to see birth of a ‘political alternative’ out of anti-CAA protests

AASU, which is spearheading the protests, said a process to achieve this goal had been initiated by it along with various “nationalist” and tribal organisations and artistes and Assam-loving people.

31 Dec 2019

Citizenship Bill will be passed in three to four months: Himanta Biswa Sarma

He also said that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) would be updated again.

23 Sep 2019

Amit Shah draws flak for raking up Citizenship Bill

Union Minister made the statement after the chief ministers of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram had expressed concern on the Bill.

10 Sep 2019

Assam to build a 36-km long flyover to protect Kaziranga animals from vehicular traffic

Once completed, this will possibly be India’s longest flyover. Officials of the park said the flyover would help secure the free movement of the animals.

07 Sep 2019

Assam’s neighbouring states on alert after NRC publication

They fear the illegal Bangladeshi immigrants would now migrate to the two states to avoid action against them in Assam.

03 Sep 2019

Assam NRC: Number of rejects to plummet below 10 lakh after FT hearings, says Assam minister Sarma

The BJP leader also said as long as the Supreme Court was not satisfied with the just-concluded process, this was not the final NRC.

03 Sep 2019

Assam NRC: No clarity yet on when rejects can appeal

State had said those excluded from the final list would have a 120-day window to move tribunals seeking inclusion

02 Sep 2019

Class 5 boy saves drowning woman and her daughter, becomes a hero

The heroics of Uttam Tanti, who belongs to Tea Tribe community, made the authorities to decide on recommending his name for National Bravery Awards. 

11 Jul 2019

BJP’s first elected government in Arunachal installed

Governor Brig (retd) BD Mishra administered the oath of office and secrecy to Khandu and his ministerial colleagues at the swearing-in ceremony held in Itanagar. 

29 May 2019

From Poland with pride: Sprint queen Hima Das celebrates her Class XII success 

She scored 63 in English, 84 in Assamese, 60 in Advanced Assamese, 75 in Political Science, 67 in Education and 46 in Geography.

25 May 2019

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