Regional

Centre to set up silk industry in NE

SHILLONG: The Union Minister of State for Textiles (Independent charge), Santosh Kumar Gangwar on Friday announced the setting up of silk industry in the Northeast. While addressing a gathering during the foundation stone laying ceremony for setting up the first ever Apparel & Garment Centre in the State at Ampati under North East Region Textiles Promotion Scheme (NERTPS), the Minister said that the Centre [Full Article...]

Dhaka-Guwahati bus service flagged off

New Delhi:  A decorated international standard passenger bus between Dhaka and Guwahati via Shillong was ceremonially flagged off on its trial run on Friday from the Kamlapur Bus Stand in Bangladesh on Friday afternoon. Road Transport and Bridges Minister of Bangladesh Obaidul Quader inaugurated the bus service. Starting from Dhaka, bus would run through Sylhet to Shillong  to Guwahati, MEA sources said. The total [Full Article...]

N’land CM inducts five more advisors with Cabinet status

Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister, T R Zeliang on Friday inducted five more advisors with Cabinet status into his one-year old NPF-led DAN ministry. With Friday’s induction of the five advisors with Cabinet status, Zeliang has included 41 legislators of the 60 members into his ministry. He has 12 Cabinet Ministers and 24 Parliamentary Secretaries. Amongst those sworn in are – Thongwang Konyak and Naiba [Full Article...]

‘Bridging trust biggest achievement of Modi govt’

Guwahati:  BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra on Friday congratulated the Modi government for “bridging the trust” and bringing a turnaround of the economy. Setting up of ‘Niti Ayog’ in place of Planning Commission, devolution of central kitty to states, a vibrant foreign policy, ‘Pradhan Mantri’s Jan Dhan Yojana’, rejuvenation of relations with minority community are some of the successful planks of the Modi regime, he [Full Article...]

North East Briefcase

Poacher killed, two apprehended  Morigaon (Assam): A poacher was killed and two others have been apprehended by forest protection force personnel in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam’s Morigaon district on Friday, a forest official said. A gang of poachers tried to enter the wildlife sanctuary last night to kill rhinos and take away their horns and came face to face with the forest staff [Full Article...]

NDA government deaf to farmers’ agony: Congress

Guwahati: Accusing the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre of being “anti-farmer”, the Congress today said that it follows a NAMO policy – No Agriculture, Mal-governance Only. “The Modi government follows a ‘NAMO’ Policy – No Agriculture, Mal-governance Only. It is one of the most failed governments India has experienced since Independence,” AICC spokesman Sanjay Nirupam said here on Friday. “While the Prime Minister [Full Article...]

Gogoi credits young generation for helping govt

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday credited the people of Assam, particularly the young generation, for helping his government to complete four years of its third consecutive term in office. The Chief Minister tweeted on Friday that since 2001, the state has steered out of uncertainty, sluggish growth and economic turmoil and has marched towards peace, progress and prosperity.  He further attributed [Full Article...]

Indo-Bangla relationship: ‘NE to be top gainer’

From C K Nayak NEW DELHI: Northeastern states are likely to gain most from the growing Indo-Bangladesh relationship especially in the field of connectivity and people-to-people contact, the Bangladeshi High Commissioner to India, Syed Muazzem Ali said here on Thursday. During an interaction with the members of Indian Association of Foreign Affairs Correspondents here, Ali, who was born and brought up in undivided Assam, [Full Article...]