State Cong serves one-month ultimatum

Oust-Governor demand gets louder in Assam Guwahati: The Congress’ Assam unit on Thursday served a one-month ultimatum to the Centre to remove Governor PB Acharya over his comment “Hindustan is for Hindus”, just days after a similar demand by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Anjan Dutta told reporters at the party headquarters here that they would protest outside Raj [Full Article...]

Chetia’s bodyguard in judicial custody

Guwahati: Designated TADA court here on THursday remanded ULFA cadre Babul Goswami, the ‘ a bodyguard’ of ULFA ‘general secretary’ Anup Chetia who was extradited from Bangladesh recently with both his  bodyguards , to 14 days judicial custody. He was produced before the court by Special Branch personnel of Assam Police, which had arrested him  in connection with two cases of 1993. The court [Full Article...]

Gorkha body demands 15 seats

2016 Assam Assembly polls Guwahati: The All Assam Gorkha Students’ Union (AAGSU) has decided to extend its support to any political party which field Gorkha candidates in 15 Gorkha-dominated constituencies in next year’s Assam Assembly elections. Moreover, the political party which will endorse its demand for Gorkha Autonomous Council in Assam will get the support of the community in 65 other constituencies where Gorkhas [Full Article...]

Nagaland MP passes away

New Delhi: Khekiho Zhimomi, a Rajya Sabha member of Nagaland People’s Front, died at AIIMS on Thursday morning following a stroke. The 69-year-old leader was admitted to the hospital here three days ago. He was shifted to ICU on Wednesday evening and was declared dead at 6.20 am on Thursday. His will take place at Dimapur on Friday, family sources said. An active social [Full Article...]

North-East Briefcase

HC rejects rape accused Assam MLA’s bail plea Guwahati: The Gauhati High Court on Thursday rejected bail petition of rape-accused MLA Gopinath Das, stating that his release could hamper the police investigation. The Court ordered that Das be held in judicial custody till police completes the investigation in the rape charge brought against him by a domestic help.The court had rejected Das’ bail petitions [Full Article...]

Gogoi wants Centre to involve ULFA leader Chetia in peace talks

Anup Chetia has given support to peace talks: Rajkhowa Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday called upon the Central government to involve  ULFA general secretary Anup Chetia in the on-going peace talks with between Government of India and  ULFA faction led by Arabinda Rajkhowa. Meanwhile, the leaders of the pro-talks faction of the ULFA on Wednesday met Anup Chetia in Guwahati  central [Full Article...]

North-East Briefcase

Assam CM asks Centre to include 6 communities in ST list Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said the sooner Centre granted scheduled tribe status to six communities in the state the better it will be for them. “State Government has all along been endorsing the demands of the six communities and has been providing all justifications in support of their inclusion [Full Article...]

Large turnout of ex-servicemen at AR rally

DIMAPUR: Assam Rifles conducted an Ex-Servicemen Rally under the aegis of Headquarters   IGAR (North) and Headquarters   6 Sector at Urban Hatt, Dimapur on November 24.  The   Rally fulfilled its aim of reaching out to the Assam Rifles Ex-Servicemen residing in Nagaland/ Assam. 650 Ex-Servicemen attended the event belonging to districts of Mokokchung, Wokha, Dimapur, Kohima and Peren as well as those belonging to Karbi [Full Article...]