KMSS Protest over land rights

Guwahati: The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity on Thursday staged a protest rally in Guwahati demanding scrapping of an office memorandum of the government which seeks to transfer agricultural land lying unused for ten years to non-agricultural purpose. Concluding a ten-day strike, the KMSS activists led by peasant leader Akhil Gogoi marched to the Deputy Commissioner’s office and staged a sit-in demonstration, blocking traffic for [Full Article...]

Prominent Congress leaders join BJP

Kohima: The Nagaland unit of BJP has welcomed two former Indian National Congress candidates Dr K Hoshi from Phek and Tsaepi Sangtam from Seyochung-Sitimi of Kiphire who have resigned from the party and joined the BJP fold. In a statement, Nagaland BJP spokesperson James Vizo has also cautioned the party cadres to refrain from airing their personal views related to policy matters in the [Full Article...]

15-year old girl dies after aunt set her on fire

Udaipur (Tripura): A 15-year-old girl was allegedly set on fire by her aunt in Kakrabon area of Gomati district for telling her parents that her aunt’s lover had raped her, police said on Thursday. “One Marjina Bibi poured kerosene on the body of the 15-year-old girl on Tuesday night and burnt her. She was immediately taken to Tripura Sundari hospital at Udaipur and then [Full Article...]

North East Briefcase

Mizoram PHED employee dies while cleaning water tank Aizawl: An employee of the Mizoram Public Health Engineering department died while cleaning a water tank at a place near the river Tlawng on the outskirts of the state capital, official sources said on Thursday. Rohmingthanga (47) was sucked inside a pipe while cleaning a water tank Wedesday night and died there, the sources said. Volunteers [Full Article...]

Tripura CS elevated as Secy of MoT

Agartala: Tripura government on Thursday appointed G Kameswara Rao as new Chief Secretary and successor of incumbent Chief Secretary Dr S K Panda who has been elevated as Secretary to Ministry of Textile (MoT). Dr Panda, an IAS of 1980 batch, the longest serving Chief Secretary of the state, is scheduled to join in Textile Ministry Friday. An official statement here on Thursday said [Full Article...]

Proposal to shift NHPC Ed’s office from Arunachal suspended

Itanagar: The proposal for shifting of NHPC executive director’s office from Itanagar to Guwahati has been suspended after intervention of Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal, the Arunachal Pradesh assembly was informed on Thursday. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki while participating in a short duration discussion brought by PPA member Nikh Kamin, said that after [Full Article...]

One-way, one-stop office for Northeasterners suggested

New Delhi: An IPS officer belonging to the Northeast in every city with a sizable population from the region, a one-stop office for redressing complaints and setting up forums and special squads to investigate hate crimes against them are among the 60 recommendations made by the Bezbaruah Committee that recently submitted its report to the government. The 15-member committee, formed after the murder of [Full Article...]

Bill to curb frequent bandhs passed in Arunachal

Itanagar: With frequent bandhs in Arunachal Pradesh badly affecting its economy, the state Assembly on Wednesday passed Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Bill 2014 in order to curb the menace. The bill, which was passed by voice vote, was tabled in the Assembly on July 25 by Home Minister Tanga Byaling. Highlighting the cascading effect of bandh culture in the state, Chief Minister Nabam [Full Article...]