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Nagaland, Assam CMs to discuss border problems

Kohima:  Chief Ministers of Nagaland and Assam will meet to discuss border problems on August 21 next. Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang said he will meet his Assam counterpart Tarun Gogoi at Guwahati on August 21 next to discuss the current problems in the border areas. Nine persons were killed on August 12 allegedly by miscreants from Nagaland and nearly 10,000 people fled their [Full Article...]

People in border areas not confident about central security: Gogoi

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday said the people living along the Assam-Nagaland border and the inmates of the relief camps do not have confidence in the central security forces deployed along the disputed belt. After visiting the violence-hit Uriamghat in Assam’s Golaghat district bordering Nagaland, the Chief Minister in a statement here said the people living along the border areas want [Full Article...]

Court orders release of Irom Chanu Sharmila from jail

Imphal: A local court on Tuesday ordered the release of rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila, under detention for attempting to commit suicide by fasting for nearly 14 years demanding withdrawal of a tough law that gives sweeping powers to armed forces from Manipur. Absolving her of the charge of attempt to suicide, sessions judge (Imphal east) A Guneshwar Sharma said, “The petitioner (Sharmila) be [Full Article...]

Govt creates separate Manipur, Tripura cadres for IAS, IPS

New Delhi: The government has created separate cadres of Manipur and Tripura for IAS, IPS and IFoS officers. Earlier, Manipur-Tripura acted as a joint cadre for officers of all India services (AIS)–Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS). The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has also come out with a draft list of allocation of separate cadres [Full Article...]

Armyman held for trying to molest girl in Rajdhani Express

Guwahati:  An Army man was on Tuesday arrested for allegedly making an attempt to molest a teenaged girl on board the Dibrugarh-Delhi Rajdhani Express in Assam. The 17-year old girl travelling with her uncle in a three-tier AC compartment raised an alarm at 4 AM when the army man was making an attempt to molest her as the Rajdhani Express was passing between Lumding [Full Article...]

Assam flood scene remains grim

Assam flood scene remains grim Guwahati:  Assam’s flood scene remains grim though some of the river in spate in eastern Assam have shown receding trend during the last 12 hours. Fourteen districts of the state have been affected by the current wave of flood that has claimed five lives so far besides inundating vast tracts of cropland and hundreds of villages in the state.Situation in [Full Article...]

DoNER minister to meet NE CMs on Aug 21,22

Agartala: DoNER Minister Gen. (retd) V.K. Singh would meet the chief ministers of all eight Northeastern states in Guwahati on August 21-22 to decide a roadmap for the development of the region, an official source said here Monday. This would be the Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) minister’s first meeting with the chief ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Manipur [Full Article...]

Gogoi’s convoy attacked

Sarupathar (Assam): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi’s convoy was attacked by protesters on Monday when he was on his way to visit the violence-hit Uriamghat in Golaghat district bordering Nagaland. Gogoi was unhurt in the attack but two vehicles at the rear of his convoy were damaged, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) A P Rout said. The chief minister, who enjoys [Full Article...]