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ULFA C-in-C traced in China

Guwahati: The self-styled ‘commander-in-chief’ of the anti-talks faction of United Liberation Front of  Assam or the ULFA (Independent), Paresh Barua has been traced to various locations within China by Indian security agencies while he is generally believed to be taking shelter in the Myanmar base of the outfit. The Director General of Assam Police, Khagen Sharma on Tuesday said, “The ULFA leader Paresh Barua [Full Article...]

New Mizoram Governor sworn in

Aizawl:  Lt. General Nirbhay Sharma (retd.) was sworn in as the 17th governor of Mizoram at the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday. The Congress-ruled Mizoram has earned the dubious distinction of having eight governors in the past ten months. Guwahati High Court judge, Justice T. Vaiphei, administered the oath of office to Lt. Gen. Sharma at a simple ceremony, conducted by [Full Article...]

Sonowal criticises LF govt in Tripura

Agartala:  Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Sarbananda Sonowal today launched a scathing attack on Left Front government in Tripura for its alleged corruption and failure to deliver good governance. “There were huge corruptions in the government, particularly in the Rural Employment Guarantee Act. People who worked under the scheme in the state did not get their payment and they came out to [Full Article...]

BJP MLA’s allegations ‘unsubstantiated allegation’: Arunachal Govt

Itanagar:  The Arunachal Pradesh government today said the allegations levelled by BJP legislators and Leader of Opposition Tamiya Taga on misuse and misappropriation of Centrally sponsored funds by the state government as “unsubstantiated allegations.” “The Ministry of DONER sends monitoring teams to inspect projects under NLCPR and NEC from time to time and on their satisfaction funds are released. The state government has not [Full Article...]

North East Briefcase

Police constable injured in counter-insurgency operation Diphu: An Assam Police constable was injured when suspected militants fired upon security forces during a counter-insurgency operation at Disapur near the Assam-Nagaland border on Tuesday. The security personnel were fired upon at around 4 am and the constable, Pranab Bora, sustained injuries on his hand and left corner of his chest above the bullet-proof vest, district Superintendent [Full Article...]

Northeast to become self-sufficient in food soon: ICAR chief

Agartala: The northeastern region, which comprises eight hilly states, occupies eight percent of India’s land area and is home to four percent of the country’s population, is predicted to achieve food sufficiency in five to six years, a top agricultural scientist has said. “Powered by good climate, sufficient water and devoted manpower, the northeast region is expected to be a food sufficient area in [Full Article...]

NE MGNREGS employees to launch stir for wage hike

Agartala:  Over 13,000 employees employed in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)  in northeastern states would launch a stir from next month to regularise their jobs and attain uniformity in their salaries, a leaders said on Monday. “As first step of the agitation, we would send letters from all the eight northeastern states to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to regularise the [Full Article...]

Centre to probe alleged corruption in Arunachal

New Delhi:  An inquiry has been ordered to look into the allegations of corruption and siphoning off of development-related funds by the Arunachal Pradesh government, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said here today. The decision came following a representation from a group of 11 MLAs from Arunachal Pradesh, who alleged the state government was responsible for “misuse and misappropriation” of the Centre’s funds released against [Full Article...]