Assam polls: Congress mulling to move candidates on 'fears of poaching'

Reports said Congress has plans to shift the candidates to some hotels in Guwahati, Tezpur, and Kaziranga on April 22 and keep them out of bounds from poachers.

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Myanmar coup: Manipur scribes’ body seeks safe passage for journalists taking refuge in state

“We learnt from reliable sources that the three journalists from Mizzima news organisation fled Myanmar and were holed up somewhere in Moreh in Manipur,” AMWJU president, Bijoy Kakchingtabam said.

16 Apr 2021

Naga tribe stops paying 'taxes' to rebel groups, asks them to get united first

Insisting on the slogan of “unity first”, the Konyaks resolved that they would temporarily refrain from paying the taxes to any group until they stand united for a unified Naga solution.

16 Apr 2021

Guwahati diary

Dismissing an appeal by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the Gauhati High Court recently upheld the bail order of Akhil Gogoi, which was issued by a special NIA court.

16 Apr 2021

Wangkhei seat BJP’s despite MLA disqualification, declares Manipur HC

The Manipur High Court on Thursday declared the election of BJP MLA, Okram Henry, who is also a minister, as null and void for filing incorrect and incomplete information in his affidavit.

16 Apr 2021

Online census to distinguish Assamese Muslims from migrant Muslims launched 

Muslims, who migrated to Assam from before the British annexation of Assam in the early 1800s, will be considered as indigenous in the exercise, seen as a "mini NRC" (National Register of Citizens).

15 Apr 2021

Congress emerges single-largest party in Meghalaya tribal council polls

The Congress emerged as the single largest party, winning 12 of the 29 seats where elections were held on April 12.

15 Apr 2021

Manipur HC declares BJP MLA's election null and void

Contesting as a Congress candidate, Henry had polled 16,753 votes as against 12,417 by Singh of the BJP. Later, Henry had defected to the BJP and was appointed as a minister. 

15 Apr 2021

Myanmar coup: 14 lawmakers among 2,000 enter Mizoram to escape deadly junta

According to Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), which is Mizoram’s apex students’ body, hundreds of Myanmar nationals are on the international border, waiting for opportunities to cross over.

13 Apr 2021

Prior nod, 11 pm deadline: Covid curbs ruffle feathers of Assam Bihu committees

The government issued an SOP making it mandatory for the Bihu committees across the state to obtain prior permission for the programmes and wind them up by 11 pm every night.

12 Apr 2021

Gauhati HC declares Assam man Indian after Tribunal declared him ‘foreigner’

Haidar Ali had established his linkage with his father, Harmuz Ali, and grandfather, Nadu Miya, whose names figured in the voters’ lists of 1970.

11 Apr 2021

Assam polls: Now, Bodoland People’s Front shifts its candidates abroad

The only BPF candidate to remain in Assam is Minister Pramila Rani Brahma. She confirmed the development surrounding her party, which is a component of the Opposition alliance.

11 Apr 2021

Ruling BJP handed defeat in Tripura tribal council polls

The newly-floated TIPRA, an umbrella body of tribal parties, swept the polls, winning 18 of the 28 seats.

10 Apr 2021

Now, a Muslim 'NRC' exercise in Assam

The applicants will be required to apply online for the inclusion of their names in the list of indigenous Muslims.

10 Apr 2021

Assam polls: Ajmal's AIUDF packs off its candidates to Rajasthan to thwart possible horse-trading

The AIUDF is a component of Assam’s 10-party and Congress-led grand alliance of Opposition. It was formed two months back to oust the BJP from power. 

09 Apr 2021