Cong aims big in Assam civic polls

Guwahati: Ruling Congress on Wednesday promised of doubling the allocation to Rs 1,000 crore in the next five years to 74 municipal boards and town committees across Assam if it wins the forthcoming elections of these. Aiming to capture nearly more than 50 of the 74 municipal boards and town committees on February 9 poll, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi also promised to give [Full Article...]

Molai’s green journey to Padma Shri glory

Guwahati: From a small spread of green forest located on a sandbar in the bosom of the mighty Brah-maputra River to the glory of Padma Shri Award, it has been a unique journey for 51-year-old Jadav Payeng, the Forest Man of India. Jadav Payeng, popu-larly known as Molai, is a member of Mishing tribe community who hails from Jorhat district of Assam. His claim [Full Article...]

North-East Briefcase

First and last day of month ‘dry day’ in Assam Guwahati:Assam has declared the first and last day of every month, except December 31, as “dry day” and prohibited sale of any type of alcoholic product in the state. “The government has decided to stop selling any type of alcoholic products on the first and last day of every month with immediate effect. However, [Full Article...]

Tripura CM calls for united protest against Central govt’s

Agartala:Tripura Chief Minister and CPI(M) Polit-buro member Manik Sarkar called for united protest against the decision of the suspension of new job in public sector by BJP led NDA government at the centre. Addressing a party rally in Dharmanagar in North Tripura on Wednesday  Sarkar said recently Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely in a letter to the state governments asked to stop all appointments [Full Article...]

‘Spend much time in constituencies’: Guv to members

Itanagar: Calling upon to rise above local constra-ints and tribal affiliations for the development of the state and country as a whole, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma appealed the elected members to spend as much time as possible in their respective constituency to ensure all central and state govern-ments projects are being implemented properly. Delivering his ceremonial address on the third [Full Article...]

Arunachal assembly pay tributes to departed leaders

Itanagar:The Aruna-chal Pradesh assembly on Wednesday paid tributes to former members who passed away recently. Speaker Nabum Rebia and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki led the House in remembering former Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin, former minister and Speaker Setong Sena, former minister Sobeng Tayang and former Union minister Murli Deora. While Gamlin died in a Gurgaon-based private hospital on November 30 last, Tayeng passed away [Full Article...]

Anti-leprosy activist since 1948 honoured by Assam

Guwahati:A 94-year-old social activist, who dedicated his life to fighting leprosy in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district since 1948, was on Wednesday honoured by the state government. Gandhian and social activist Janardan Pathak became the first person to be conferred with the “Amal Prabha Das Award for Social Service” for the year 2013. The award was instituted by the Assam government in 2013 to honour [Full Article...]

Five hardcore NDFB(S) nabbed

Guwahati/Tezpur: Five hardcore NDFB(S) militants have been apprehended during separate operations by army and police in Assam’s Sonitpur and Udalguri districts on Tuesday, police said. Two NDFB(S) cadres have been nabbed by the police during an operation in Kusrabari village in Udalguri district, IGP (BTAD) L R Bishnoi said. The militants have been identified as self-styled Dhananjay Basumatary alias Didum and Section Commander Sanjay [Full Article...]