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27-year-old row irks Supreme Court

Assam-Nagaland border dispute New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday took a strong note to the submission seeking adjournment of hearing in a 27-year-old lawsuit filed by Assam in its decades-long border dispute with Nagaland. “The issue is of demarcation of boundary and this is going on for last 30 years… We make it clear that no further adjournment will be granted to defendant [Full Article...]

Apex court stays execution of NBW against Swamy

Hate speech at varsity NEW DELHI: In a relief to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, Supreme Court  on Thursday stayed the execution of a non-bailable warrant issued against him by an Assam court for allegedly delivering a hate speech at a university there. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and M Y Eqbal also issued notice to the Centre on the plea challenging constitutional validity [Full Article...]

Gogoi ridicules Modi’s digital India concept

Guwahati: “PM Modi’s ‘Digital India’ is not a new concept. Former PM Rajiv Gandhi started it long time back. We will form Women Development Corporation and Rural Development Corporation to accelerate the development process,” Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi tweeted hours after he facilitated loan distribution of credits to rural women self-help group (SHG) members on Thursday. He  said that the State Government is [Full Article...]

North East Briefcase

USTM gets Bar Council of India’s approval GUWAHATI: The Bar Council of India (BCI) has granted recognition to the University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) situated at 9th Mile, Khanapara to run three years LLB (honours) and five years BA LLB (honours) courses from the academic session 2015-16. The BCI has recently taken this decision based on the recommendations of the Legal Education [Full Article...]

HC tells Tripura govt to pay compensation for illegal arrest

Agartala: The High Court of Tripura on Wednesday asked the state government to pay compensation of Rs 2 lakh to an aged lady for illegally arresting her at night in April 2008 in connection with an allegation of domestic violence in South Tripura. The court has offered the liberty to the state home department to release the amount from the accused police officer who [Full Article...]

Revenue receipts of Manipur govt increases: CAG

Imphal: A report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) said revenue receipts of Manipur government has increased by Rs 463 crore in 2013-14. Expenditure has increased by Rs 189 crore and creation of assets declined since 2010 as per the report prepared by the CAG and submitted to the State Assembly. Major expenditure is increasingly spent on maintenance, salary and debt [Full Article...]

NSNA turns down Nagaland govt proposal for Act amendment

Kohima: The agitating Nagaland Staff Nurse Association (NSNA) on Wednesday turned down the proposal of the government for amendment of the existing Nagaland Nursing Service Rule 1988 and decided to further extend their mass casual leave for another three days. The association categorically rejected the proposal of the government for Amendment of the Nurses Service Rule as the present agitation is for amendment of [Full Article...]

Aizawl gets hotter by the year

Aizawl: The natural air conditioning of Aizawl will soon become a thing of the past with the present rate of global warming that the state has been experiencing. Owing to the rapid deforestation mainly due to the slash-and-burn cultivation, Aizawl has experienced the highest rate of increase in temperature over the past 15 years, scientists said. Sources from the state’s science & technology department, [Full Article...]