Daily Archives: Friday, February 10th, 2012

Naga organisations seek release of NSCN(IM) functionary

KOHIMA: Several Naga civil society organisations have appealed to the Centre to release a senior NSCN (I-M) functionary, arrested by the National Investigation Agency in 2010, “as a goodwill gesture in the spirit of peace and understanding”. In a joint representation addressed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the organisations have sought the immediate release of Ningkhan Shimray alias Anthony Shing, “head of foreign affairs” [Full Article...]

Children in remote Arunachal Pradesh districts unlikely to be immunised

ITANAGAR: Over 8000 children in remote Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh are unlikely to be covered under the measles catch-up campaign, a flagship programme of the Centre to eradicate highly infectious diseases, due to lack of infrastructure. With hardly 22 km road per 100 sq km against the average of 52 km in northeast and national average of 73 km and still many [Full Article...]

Bangladesh agrees on zero line fencing along Tripura border

AGARTALA: The Border Guards of Bangladesh (BBG)have agreed in principle to allow single step erection of wire fencing along zero line between India and Bangladesh border in as many as 13 locations of Tripura. BSF officials here said following the demand of zero line fencing from the Tripura government, the Union Home Ministry took the matter with Bangladesh through External Affairs Ministry. During flag [Full Article...]

SC breather to death row convict

From Our Correspondent  GUWAHATI: It was a breather of sort for a death row convict from Assam, Mahendra Nath Das when a Division Bench of Supreme Court comprising Justice A K Patnaik and Justice Swatanter Kumar on Thursday referred his petition seeking conversion of his death sentence to life imprisonment to the Chief Justice of India with a request for tagging similar cases to [Full Article...]

Rs 197 crore for cancer hospital

NEW DELHI: Infrastructure at Guwahati’s B Barooah Cancer Institute, which cater to a large number of cancer patients from the North Eastern states will be enhanced with an investment of Rs 197 crore. Minister for Development of North Eastern Region Paban Singh Ghatowar said the funding will be provided by his Ministry, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and Assam government. A plan involving an [Full Article...]

Teachers to be appointed in Assam

GUWAHATI: Around 28,000 teachers will soon be appointed on contractual basis and 12,800 teachers on a permanent basis, Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarmah on Thursday said. At present there are 90,000 posts of teachers lying vacant in the state and initially 40,800 teachers would be appointed by May this year, Sarmah told reporters. He pointed out that the Supreme Court’s verdict vacating the [Full Article...]

News Brief

AR DG sent back to Army NEW DELHI: Lt Gen Rameshwar Roy, head of the Assam Rifles, has been repatriated to the Army by the Home Ministry, months after allegations of misuse of funds cropped up against him. Lt Gen Roy has been sent back to the Army, and the Home Ministry is in the process of appointing a new Director General of the [Full Article...]

Pigeon deaths sparks bird flu rumours

Pigeon deaths sparks bird flu rumours Over 100 birds reported dead in Keating Road By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: The mysterious deaths of over one hundred pigeons in Keating Road area of the city has raised fresh fears of bird flu among residents of the city. State Veterinary officials rushed to the spot and collected samples of the birds which had died on Thursday. Residents of Keating Road claimed that every [Full Article...]