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20.08.2018, 10:29 AM
A photograph of five young Assamese women in Jakarta was shared across social media platforms in Assam over the past few days. The subjects, between the ages 18 and 28, are representing India at the Asian Games 2018 underway in Indonesia. “This is probably the first time Assam has such a big contingent,” says Pabitra Ram Khound, Director, Sports and Youth Welfare Dept, Government of Assam.
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19.08.2018, 8:08 AM

Guwahati/Batadrava, August 18: Batadrova Police on Saturday arrested a youth for allegedly raping a 10-year-old minor girl in Batadrava on Saturday.

The accused identified as Rituraj Bordoloi is a resident of Nagaon’s Habi Borongabari Rongadoiya village.

As per reports, the accused was taken into police custody and was charged under the POCSO Act.

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18.08.2018, 8:50 PM

Guwahati, August 18: In a shocking incident, a minor girl child was allegedly raped by the husband of her tuition teacher in Nagaon. The victim studies in Class 3.

The girl used to go for tuition daily in Kharampatty after her school. The victim girl told media that Ajay Agarwal, husband of Ghungru Agarwal, took off her clothes and raped her in his house.

“I was bleeding…uncle (Ajay) asked me to take a bath. After I came out of the bathroom, my tuition teacher (Ghungru) threatened me to keep quiet about the incident or else she would kill my family. I was asked to go home,” the victim told me.

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18.08.2018, 8:41 PM

Guwahati, August 18: The principal of a missionary-run school in Morigoan was arrested on Friday for not hoisting the national flag on the Independence Day.

James Xavier (34), principal of Saint Eugene School, was arrested following complaints that the school did not have the flag hoisting ceremony on Independence Day, i.e. August 15. As per reports, the missionary-run school, from kindergarten to class six, has over 250 students.

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16.08.2018, 10:02 AM
India has unveiled a major plan for the development of its North Eastern states by connecting them with Bangladesh’s Chittagong port and invited for the first-time limited Chinese investments which were shunned till now due to security concerns in the border areas.

Senior cabinet ministers from Assam, Tripura and Nagaland-- the states governed by the BJP and its allies-- accompanied by BJP general secretary Ram Madhav visited the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou last weekend and met Indian and Chinese businessmen.

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15.08.2018, 8:38 AM
Guwahati/New Delhi, August 13: If multiple media reports are to believed then an official from the Union Home Ministry (not willing to be named) has indicated that the number of exclusions from the complete draft NRC may get reduced to 20 lakh (from the original 40 lakh) when the final NRC comes out. Around 2.89 crore names are expected to be included in the final NRC, reports added.
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14.08.2018, 8:07 AM

Kohima, August 13 (MExN): Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio, launched the CM Dashboard & e-NPS on August 13 at Secretariat Conference Hall, Kohima, to ensure proper monitoring of all government schemes with transparency and accountability in one single frame.

The Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) of the Government of Nagaland reported that the CM Dashboard (https://nl.cmdashboard.nic.in) is an electronic window which gives a comprehensive view of various e-Governance projects/schemes running in the state in a single window in terms of some important measurable parameters/progress called KPIS (Key Performance Indicator); this system will enable the Chief Minister to assess the performance of the projects on the click of a button and take immediate actionable decisions with regard to the projects/schemes.

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13.08.2018, 9:13 PM

Guwahati, August 13: In one-of-its-kind initiative, as many as 26 sanitary napkin dispensing machines have been installed at the nine Dibrugarh University Girls’ hostels.

The varsity becomes the first University in the state to have such pad dispensing machines.

Earlier in February, the Post Graduate Students’ Union of the varsity took the initiative to break the taboo surrounding menstruation and appealed to the then Vice Chancellor of the University, Dr Alak Kumar Buragohain for installation of the said machines for the benefit of the girl students.

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13.08.2018, 9:58 AM

One house was gutted in a fire incident at Duncan Bosti on August 12. According to the Fire & Emergency Services (F&ES), a tin-roof bamboo house, including two shops at the front, was completely gutted.

The house had 4 families but there was no report of any human casualty. Stating that they received information of the fire at around 1:50pm, the F&ES said that it took 2 fire trucks and 12 firemen around 30 minutes to douse the flames. Electrical fault was attributed to have caused the fire.

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12.08.2018, 5:42 PM

Guwahati, Aug 12: Not only criminals along the Indo-Bangladesh border but even our own BSF troopers posted along the international border are using Bangladeshi SIM cards. This was revealed by Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma while he was speaking at the function organized for the release of the ‘Digital North East Vision 2022’ in Guwahati on Saturday.

Sangma urged the Central government to improve mobile connectivity along the Indo-Bangla border on priority besides stating that it is a grave security concern.

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12.08.2018, 8:09 AM

Three persons have been arrested in a sex scandal-- involving three Assam MLAs, officers, municipal commissioners and lawyers-- that has rocked Silchar town since Thursday night. 

According to TOI report, police swung into action after two women, allegedly involved in sex trade, filed three FIRs after escaping from the racketeers’ clutches. The FIRs named three MLAs-- Aminul Haq Laskar, Kishore Nath (both BJP) and Nizam Uddin Chaudhury (AIUDF)-- and many others. The complainants accused them of visiting a house in Meherpur from where the racket was being run.

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11.08.2018, 9:36 PM

Itanagar, August 11: More than 2000 violators of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) have been detected by Arunachal Pradesh Police after the complete draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), Assam, was published last month.

A PR said that the Arunachal Pradesh DGP has stated that the exact number of detected ILP violaters in Arunachal Pradesh currently stands at 2,333.

AP’s Director General of Police (DGP) SBK Singh shared the numbers in the state cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday.

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