Guwahati Diary: Visitors throng Rajiv Bhavan after Congress win

However, after the recent win in Karnataka, the Congress workers are now high on spirit. A lot of them are visiting the Rajiv Bhavan. 

23 May 2023

Assam merges four districts, changes jurisdiction of some villages ahead of EC delimitation

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said it was only "temporary" and did not disclose the reason behind the decision.

01 Jan 2023

Letter to draw Vatican notice over Christians’ ‘persecution’

The TMC spokesperson was referring to the order by the “Assam Police” seeking information on the number of churches along with details of people involved in religious conversion.

30 Dec 2022

EC makes 2001 census basis of  Assam delimitation

“As mandated under Article 170 of the Constitution, Census figures (2001) shall be used for the purpose of readjustment of Parliamentary and Assembly constituencies in the State.

28 Dec 2022

Guwahati Diary: State looking to bring back elephants

Over the past 16 years, 97 Assam jumbos were sent to other states, primarily for religious activities, on lease for two-three years. However, many of them are overstaying the lease period.

26 Dec 2022

As three Northeast states gear up for polls, a question of survival for Congress

The Congress does not have a single MLA in Nagaland, just one in Tripura and five in Meghalaya.

19 Dec 2022

Tawang face-off: Arunachal locals ready to help Indian soldiers if required

Jambey Tsering, a young businessman, said that NGOs and people, including the youth, released a video declaring to be ready to help the Indian soldiers.

16 Dec 2022

Congress has a mountain to climb ahead of elections in Nagaland, Meghalaya, Tripura

The Congress does not have a single MLA in Nagaland, just one in Tripura and five in Meghalaya.

15 Dec 2022

Guwahati Diary

Following the footsteps of former All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) leaders, Dipanka Kumar Nath, resigned as the president of the organisation.

13 Dec 2022

Hospital travels to Myanmar border in Arunachal

The locals were awestruck at the sight of the 12-vehicle convoy. It came carrying 60 medical personnel, including 25 doctors, and equipment for a health camp. 

11 Dec 2022

Guwahati group stages protest against relocation of animals to Reliance-built zoo 

The members of Chiriyakhana Suraksha Mancha had tried to put up a resistance after the animals were taken out of the zoo. Zoo Divisional Forest Officer Ashwini Kumar was leading the convoy.

08 Dec 2022

Meghalaya begins dispatching medicines using drones, first state to do so in India

The state's public health supply chain has logistical issues due to floods and landslides, difficult terrain and a challenging road network infrastructure.

05 Dec 2022

Oting massacre: People hoist black flags, demand justice for victims 

The army had gunned down coal miners near the Oting village on December 4, 2021, mistaking them for "militants."

05 Dec 2022

Never say die: Shillong's domestic help turned activist to fight Meghalaya elections 

An activist, who worked as domestic help, is now gearing up to fighting for others in the upcoming polls. Prasanta Mazumdar documents her journey

04 Dec 2022

Guwahati Diary

According to sources, the focus of basic military training will be to make the trainees stronger — mentally and physically. 

30 Nov 2022

Chakmas, Hajongs petition Shah against cancellation of residential certificates by Arunachal govt

The Buddhist Chakmas and the Hindu Hajongs in Arunachal were displaced by a dam in the then East Pakistan (present day Bangladesh). They have a combined population of around 65000 in the state.

30 Nov 2022

Himalayan yak milk, meat may soon hit the stores near you 

The ‘food animal’ tag will become official once it is notified in the gazette after approval by competent authority.

28 Nov 2022

Food safety authority approves, yak is now a food animal

As per the nutritional analysis, yak milk contains 78-82% water, 7.5-8.5% fat, 4.9-5.3% protein, 4.5-5.0% lactose and 12.3-13.4% SNF.

26 Nov 2022

Border row: Offices, banks remain shut as Sangma meets NHRC chairperson

Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma also stressed on the need for proper sensitisation of forces deputed in sensitive border areas so that such incidents do not recur in any part of the country. 

26 Nov 2022

Walked for three days, slept in jungle, starved: Bangladeshi refugee recounts escape to Mizoram

"The children, elderly people and patients suffered the most. But luckily, none of us was bitten by snakes or attacked by wild animals," Bawilianthang told The New Indian Express.

24 Nov 2022

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