Assam govt signs MoU with banks, MFIs to give relief to poor women borrowers

Waving off the microfinance loans of women was a poll promise of the ruling BJP.

24 Aug 2021

Assam civil servant found to have properties worth over Rs 100 crore, arrested

CM's Special Vigilance Cell found that 89 landed properties were registered either in the name of the officer, Saibur Rahman, or one of his two wives.

24 Aug 2021

Guwahati diary

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma dedicated a new building of Government Old Age Home at Sonapur on the city outskirts to the service of the inmates.

24 Aug 2021

Cops retrieve weapons snatched by masked men during Shillong violence from river

The weapons were tossed into the river from a bridge on the day the violence broke out in protest against the killing of a former insurgent leader by the police in an alleged fake encounter.

23 Aug 2021

Chakma body rejects Arunachal's move to relocate 60,000 Chakmas, Hajongs

"This is nothing but an act of racial profiling of the Chakmas and the Hajongs. This is proven from a number of actions of the state government," the body said.

23 Aug 2021

Tension eases on Mizoram border after Assam returns seized construction materials

Trouble was brewing on the interstate border since Friday after the Assam Police personnel had stopped Mizoram’s construction of a bridge and seizure of construction materials (TMT bars).

22 Aug 2021

3 Islamic clerics, MBBS student among 14 arrested in Assam for supporting Taliban

DIG (BTAD) Violet Baruah said the Assam Police is taking stern legal action against pro-Taliban comments on social media that are harmful to national security.

21 Aug 2021

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