BK Handique passes away

GUWAHATI: Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Bijoy Krishna Handique passed away in Jorhat Medical College Hospital in Assam on Sunday afternoon due to old-age ailments. He was admitted to the hospital on Saturday afternoon. He was 81 and is survived by his wife and three daughters. Born in 1934, Handique represented Jorhat Lok Sabha constituency six times in a row before he [Full Article...]

Seminar on ‘Understanding Social Exclusion’ at USTM

GUWAHATI:  In the path of creating a world class university and to the concept of learning through exposure a series of national seminars have been organizing by the  various departments of University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya(USTM). This was the time for the department of Sociology and Social Work in collaboration with the Assam Institute of Tribals and Scheduled Castes, Government of Assam(AIRTSC), organized [Full Article...]

CAG slams Arunachal for poor implementation of NBA

Itanagar: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has slammed the Arunachal Pradesh government for poor implementation of central schemes under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA). The CAG in its recent report which was tabled in the state assembly this month, highlighted various anomalies in implementation of the NBA during the period of 2009 to 2012 in the state. The report pointed out inconsistencies in [Full Article...]

Health Ministry rushes team to Assam to deal with Japanese Encephalitis

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Saturday decided to rush a team of experts to Assam to assist and advise the state health authorities to deal with the outbreak of Japanese encephalitis (JE) which has claimed over 60 lives so far. Health Minister J P Nadda who held a review meeting in this regard said that his Ministry is closely monitoring the situation [Full Article...]

Six ‘solar cities’ to be developed in NE

Agartala: Guwahati and five other cities in the Northeast will be developed as solar cities to reduce dependency on conventional energy, a top official has said. The six cities – Guwahati and Jorhat in Assam, Kohima and Dimapur in Nagaland, Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh and Agartala in Tripura – will be developed under the Development of Solar Cities Programme of the union ministry of [Full Article...]

India, ASEAN reconnect through blood relations:Wadhwa

New Delhi: “India and ASEAN are at the threshold of substantive and reinvented relations, and both are to give action to the Plan of Action for  2016-31, setting new goals to move the strategic partnership forward,” said Anil Wadhwa, secretary (east) in the external affairs ministry here. The third pillar of ties, the socio-cultural aspect, is being brought to the forefront, he said while [Full Article...]

Transport workers strike in support of ILP

Imphal: Public transport on Friday was hit across Manipur as both state government department personnels and private operators boycotted work  in support of the demand  for implementation of Inner Line Permit System in the state. The strike paralysed movement of inter-state and inter-district bus and taxi services in the land-bound state. There was no autorickshaw or private taxis on the streets of the capital [Full Article...]

Hate speech case:Gauhati HC stays proceedings against Swamy

Guwahati: Giving respite to senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, the Gauhati High Court on Friday stayed entire proceedings initiated against him at the court of additional judicial magistrate, Karimganj district in Assam, for allegedly delivering a hate speech on  Ayodhya row at a function organized at Kaziranga University in the state on March 15, according to a lawyer who assisted Swamy in the court [Full Article...]