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Cases pending against seven candidates in Assam

Guwahati: Altogether seven candidates in the fray in the third and final phase of Lok Sabha polls of April 24, including two sitting MPs, have cases pending against them. AIUDF president and Dhubri sitting MP Badruddin Ajmal and BJP’s sitting Nowgong MP Rajen Gohain have cases pending against them as have former ULFA ‘Commander’ Naba (Hira) Sarania who is contesting as an independent from [Full Article...]

Dimapur Police recover fake currency

Kohima: The Special Branch of the Dimapur police recovered counterfeit currency amounting to Rs. 40,000 from the possession of a woman in Dimapur on Friday. According to official sources, the fake currency was brought by the woman from Dibrugarh to be handed over to an unidentified contact in Dimapur. The woman, identified as Rupali Borah (38), was arrested near the railway station. The fake [Full Article...]

North East Briefcase

Water rushed to thristy hamlets Agartala: A total of 300 tribal hamlets in Tripura’s Dhalai and North Tripura districts were rushed water tankers as the natural sources of waters dried up there due to scanty rainfall and dry spell, a minister said. “Tribal people mostly in hilly terrains were facing tremendous crisis of water due to dry spell and scanty rainfall. Every day we [Full Article...]

Nagaland Congress accuses DAN Govt of corruption

Kohima: The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has accused the DAN Government, headed by Nagaland’s chief minister Neiphiu Rio, of having chosen the ‘weakest and most corrupt’ minister of Roads & Bridges to be the Home Minister of Nagaland. The NPCC in a statement circulated to the press from its vice presidents, Nillo Rengma and Khusatho said due to the inefficient and inapt handling [Full Article...]

Allow regulated vehicular movement in Kaziranga: Assam to NGT

New Delhi: Assam Government has pleaded before the National Green Tribunal that regulated movement of vehicles be allowed in the Kaziranga National Park instead of complete restriction, saying the stretch is the lifeline for North Eastern states. “Stopping of all types of vehicular movement will have cascading effect on the environment and protection of wildlife as it will lead to a huge pile of [Full Article...]

Six GNLA cadres arrested in Assam, arms recovered

GUWAHATI: A joint team of Assam Police and Army personnel arrested six Garo National Liberation Army cadres and recovered a cache of arms from Goalpara district of Assam on Sunday. “Six hardcore terrorists of GNLA were apprehended at Borjhara village in Goalpara district in a successful joint operation under Lakhipur police station by Lakhipur battalion of Red Horns Division and Goalpara Police,” an official [Full Article...]

Cases pending against seven candidates in Assam

Guwahati:  Altogether seven candidates in the fray in the third and final phase of Lok Sabha polls of April 24, including two sitting MPs, have cases pending against them. AIUDF president and Dhubri sitting MP Badruddin Ajmal and BJP’s sitting Nowgong MP Rajen Gohain have cases pending against them as have former ULFA ‘Commander’ Naba (Hira) Sarania who is contesting as an independent from [Full Article...]

North East Briefcase

Water rushed to thristy hamlets Agartala: A total of 300 tribal hamlets in Tripura’s Dhalai and North Tripura districts were rushed water tankers as the natural sources of waters dried up there due to scanty rainfall and dry spell, a minister said. “Tribal people mostly in hilly terrains were facing tremendous crisis of water due to dry spell and scanty rainfall. Every day we [Full Article...]