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Amit Shah takes on Rahul in Ghy rally

Guwahati: The BJP  President Amit Shah on Sunday took on the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi over his comment that BJP government was an agent of corporate houses while launching the party election campaign for 2016 Assam polls at a mammoth rally here on Sunday. Shah said, “ Rahul Gandhi should answer who had allotted coal blocks to industry houses at throwaway prices ?  Narendra [Full Article...]

Nation will share burden of Hindu B’deshi refugees: Shah

Guwahati: Launching the ‘oust Congress’ campaign in Assam, the BJP president Amit Shah on his maiden visit to the state on Sunday called upon the people to free the state of ‘Congress culture of corruption’ by installing BJP in power in Assembly election of 2016. “The next Assam Assembly election is meant for freeing Assam of Bangladeshi infiltrators and insurgency, for facilitating all round [Full Article...]

Nepal quake: 65 people from Assam untraced

Fresh quake  hits NE India Agartala/Aizawl:  Fresh earthquake rocked the entire northeastern India and also the adjoining areas on Sunday, an  Met official said. However, there are no immediate report of loss of life or properties from anywhere in the region, comprising eight states. “A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hit most parts of northeastern states and Nepal, Myanmar and [Full Article...]

BSF-BGB to intensify vigil in Tripura border

Agartala:  Border Security Force (BSF) in India and Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB) decided to intensify vigil along Indo-Bangladesh border ahead of Tripura Tribal Autonomous District Council (ADC) election slated on May 3. Inspector General level meeting of BSF and BGB was held at Sabroom in South Tripura on Saturday. The meeting discussed the strategy to thwart any attempt of the militants and anti-Indian [Full Article...]

Nagaland ministry revamp: 7 opp join NPF

Kohima: The Naga People’s Front (NPF) led Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) Government under Chief Minister TR Zeliang Ministry would be reshuffled tomorrow, where several legislators are likely to be inducted. According to NPF sources on Sunday, the T R Zeliang ministry would be reshuffled on Monday with induction some more Ministers o Monday at Raj Bhavan, where Nagaland Governor PB Acharya would administer [Full Article...]

FLO Guwahati elects new chairperson

Guwahati: Joyshree Das Verma on Sunday took over as the new chairperson of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO), North East Chapter. Joyshree Das Verma took over as the new chairperson from Smita Agarwal. The new office bearers for 2015–2016 are senior vice chairperson Indrani Deb, vice chairperson Prabidita Bharati, secretary Suruchi Agarwal, joint secretary Geetashree Barua, [Full Article...]

Unrest along Assam, Nagaland border continues

Kohima: Tension ran high along the Nagaland-Assam border area of Yajang (C) village in Mokokchung district when a mob from Assam, under alleged protection of Assam Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), destroyed farms and Jhum fields belonging to Yajang (C) village. According to Yajang (C) Village Council Chairman Imtionen, more than a hundred came from Assam side came in five vehicles. They [Full Article...]

Sarkar accuses Rajiv Gandhi of boosting insurgency

Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister, Manik Sarkar on Saturday accused Mizoram CM, Lal Thanhawala and former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi of encouraging insurgency in the state to evict the Left Front government during the 1988 elections. The trend of mobilizing extremists in electoral politics has still been continuing in Tripura since then, he said while addressing an election rally ahead of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous [Full Article...]