Himanta appears before CBI sleuths in Kolkata in Saradha scam case

Guwahati: Once the most powerful minister in Tarun Gogoi-led Congress government in Assam and an incumbent Congress legislator, Dr Himanta Bishwa Sarma was interrogated by the CBI officials in Kolkata for hours in connection with multi-thousands crore Saradha chit fund scam. Dr Sarma who was in the headlines few months back for quitting Tarun Gogoi ministry as the health and education minister after raising [Full Article...]

Powerful bomb recovered from passenger train in Assam

Guwahati : A bomb weighing about 7 kg was recovered from an unclai-med bag in a passenger coach from 15471 Up Alipurduar-Kamakhya Inter-city Express at Kendukona near Rangiya in Kamrup district of Assam at around 10-55 A.M. on Monday ahead of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the state towards the end of this month. A source in the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) [Full Article...]

Saradha scam: CBI questions former Assam minister A Dutta

New Delhi:CBI on Monday questioned former Assam Minister and Congress leader Anjan Dutta in connection with its probe in the Saradha chit fund scam in which thousands of investors were allegedly duped. Dutta was summoned at the CGO complex in Kolkata for questioning, CBI sources said. An MLA from Amguri in Assam, Dutta’s residence was searched by the agency on August 28, the sources [Full Article...]

North-East Briefcase

Dimapur colonies council slams NSCN’s threat to village heads Kohima: The Dimapur Urban Colonies Council Chairmen Federation (DUCCCF) has slammed, what it alleged, ‘the open threat upon the lives’ of the chairmen and Gaon Burhas (GBs) by NSCN (I-M), in the event of failure to pay tax. In an official statement, the media cell, DUCCCF stated that it was ‘highly unbecoming of national workers’, [Full Article...]

‘ULFA plans to target BJP leaders ahead of Modi’s Assam visit’

New Delhi: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Assam, the banned ULFA is planning to carry out attacks on BJP leaders and non-Assamese people living in the state, an intelligence report sug-gests. Assam Police and other security agencies were today alerted and directed to take all precautionary steps to foil any such attempt by ULFA cadres to disturb peace, official sources said. [Full Article...]

Speaker to grace Golden Jubilee celebrations of Nagaland Assembly

Kohima:Lok Sabha Spea-ker Sumitra Mahajan will grace the 50th anniversary of Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) here on November 29. According to a release issued by Nagaland Assem-bly Secretary A E Lotha, greetings will be shared by Chief Minister T R Zeliang and short speeches will be delivered by state Governor P B Acharya, Lok Sabha MP Neiphiu Rio, Congress Legislature Party leader Tokheho and [Full Article...]

Agartala airport to be made international airport

Agartala: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has completed preliminary work to upgrade Agartala airport as an international airport to boost the region’s connectivity with southeast Asia, an official said here on Monday. “The prime minister is likely to lay the foundation for upgrading the Agartala airport on Dec 1. However, his programme would be finalised in a day or two,” a top official [Full Article...]

1 killed, over 25 hurt in Assam blast

Guwahati: One person was killed and over 25 others were injured in an explosion in Assam’s Dibrugarh district on Sunday evening, police said. Dibrugarh district police chief Rana Bhuyan said the explosion took place at Rajgarh area. “There was an explosion but we are yet to ascertain its exact cause,” he said adding that all the injured were rushed to the hospital. (IANS)