One nabbed with arms

Guwahati: A 30-year-old man carrying arms and ammunition has been arrested along Assam-Meghalaya border in Assam’s Kamrup (Metro) district on Tuesday. Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of the police and CRPF nabbed the man from Noonmati village in the district this morning, a police spokesman said. The person has been identified as Ariston Ronghang and four SBML guns, three rounds of ammunitions [Full Article...]

Gogoi accuses Guv of communal mindset

Mayawati joins Assam CM to demand Acharya dismissal Lucknow/Guwahati: The chorus of condemnation of Assam Governor PB Acharya’s controversial remarks grew louder on Monday with the BSP and Nagland’s Congress unit joining Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in demanding his immediate dismissal. Hitting out at the Governor, controversial Samajwadi party leader Azam Khan said Muslims would prefer ‘Kabirstan’ to Pakistan and suggested he go to [Full Article...]

Top ULFA leaders to meet Union Home Secretary

New Delhi: Top ULFA leaders will meet Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi on Tuesday to find way forward for a possible peace agreement, ahead of next year’s Assam assembly polls. Mehrishi will review various aspects of ULFA’s demands with a delegation of the insurgent group led by ‘chairman’ Arabinda Rajkhowa. “The Union Home Secretary will review the progress of the parleys that have been [Full Article...]

Terror victims oppose amnesty to militant leaders

Guwahati: The Forum for Terrorist Victim Families, Assam has urged the government not to offer amnesty to any militant leader, who was involved with the killing of innocent people, but maintained its stand to support the ongoing peace talks with the armed outfits of the State. The forum’s leaders including Ranjit Kumar Phukan and Indranil Kalita have also appealed to the people of Assam [Full Article...]

Rijiju advocates mindset change to explore Arunachal tourism

Itanagar: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Sunday advocated a change in mindset of the people to explore the tourism potential of the North-East, including Arunachal Pradesh. Addressing the inaugural session of the three-day Bomdila Festival-2015, which showcases the unique cultural mosaic of Arunachal, Rijiju said, “People from rest of India are keen to visit NE region but get scared to visit for the negative [Full Article...]

North-East Briefcase

Bangladesh to ink pact with India for 100MW power from Tripura Agartala: Bangladesh and India will sign an agreement for 100 MW power from Tripura’s 726 mg MW gas-fired thermal power project at Palatana in Gomati district, a senior state official said on Sunday. “Bangladesh and India would ink an agreement for dispatch of 100 MW power from Palatana project on November 27 in [Full Article...]

Sarbanada Sonowal made president of Assam BJP

Guwahati: The BJP national leadership on Saturday appointed the Union minister of state (Independent charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports, Sarbananda Sonowal as the president of party’s Assam state unit replacing Siddhartha Bhattacharrya. Former Congress minister in Assam, Dr Himanta Bishwa Sharma who joined the BJP September this year, has been given a key position in the state BJP too. He has been made [Full Article...]

SC commissioner submits final report on illegal migrants

Guwahati: There is an “established institutionalised mechanism” which enables a Bangladeshi national to freely come into the country, acquire citizenship and voting rights here and a large scale racket of fake certificates is involved, according to the final supplementary report by Supreme Court Commissioner Upamanyu Hazarika. The racket “is carried out with the aid and connivance of government personnel” and no offender is brought [Full Article...]