Prasanta Mazumdar

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.

7 hours ago

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

Assam cops could have fired fewer shots: CM

Sarma told journalists in New Delhi. His Meghalaya counterpart Conrad K Sangma’s had called it “unprovoked firing”.  

24 Nov 2022

Clash on Assam-Meghalaya border leaves six dead, mobile and internet services suspended

The trouble broke out when the forest guards from Assam intercepted a truck, allegedly smuggling timber, on the border of West Karbi Anglong in Assam and West Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya.

22 Nov 2022

Bangladesh refugees pushed into Mizoram

Influx a result of crackdown by Bangladesh Army with help of Arakan Army of Myanmar.

22 Nov 2022

Double whammy? Now, fleeing refugees from Bangladesh enter Mizoram

The Chin-Kuki people and the Mizos belong to the Zo community and they share the same culture and ancestry.

21 Nov 2022

Gauhati HC likens SP’s bulldozer act with Bollywood flick

On May 21 this year, some people protesting against the death of a fish trader, Safikul Islam, in police custody, had set fire to the Batadrava police station in Nagaon and attacked the personnel.

19 Nov 2022

Assam bulldozing: 'Rohit Shetty can make a film on this,' Gauhati HC on SP’s action

Chief Justice RM Chhaya said even during the investigation of a very serious matter by an agency, the bulldozing of a house is not provided under any criminal law.

18 Nov 2022

BJP challenges Sangma to fight from home seat

The BJP threw down the gauntlet soon after its state vice president Bernard N Marak had walked out of jail on bail on Wednesday.

18 Nov 2022

'Contest polls only from South Tura': BJP dares Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma

BJP state president Ernest Mawrie asked Sangma “not to hedge his career by fighting on two seats” but face the might of Marak in his (CM’s) own backyard – the South Tura seat.

17 Nov 2022

Guwahati Diary

Assam has 15 of India’s 25 districts most vulnerable to climate change.

17 Nov 2022

'Oaths Act an obstacle to liberal,scientific thinking under Article 25', petition filed in Gauhati HC

The petitioner observed that Rule 30, chapter IV of the Gauhati High Court Rule, 2015 was also creating obstacle to live life according to his belief.

13 Nov 2022

Assam’s unnatural deaths: Chief Minister Himanta for probe into killing of innocents 

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Friday he had given this direction to the police during a recent conclave with the SPs of the state.

12 Nov 2022