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Fourth accused sent to one-day police custody

Manipuri youth murder New Delhi:  A Delhi court on Wednesday remanded the fourth accused arrested in connection with the murder of a 29-year-old youth from Manipur in one-day police custody. While orally observing that “it appears to be an incident of road rage,” Metropolitan Magistrate Ashok Kumar sent Azad Chaudhary to police custody till July 24 and allowed the police officials to interrogate him. [Full Article...]

Rajnath should step in to ensure safety of North East people: Congress

New Delhi:  Congress on Wednesday sought Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s personal intervention in ensuring safety of people from North-Eastern states living in Delhi and demanded speedy investigation into death of a Manipuri youth two days back in a suspected case of road-rage. Delhi Congress Chief Arvinder Singh Lovely, in a letter to Singh, also demanded that the Home Minister give specific instruction to police [Full Article...]

One killed, two injured in Assam blast

Guwahati: One person was killed and two others injured when a bomb exploded at Krishnai town in Goalpara district of western Assam this morning. Police informed the bomb was planted under the bench of a tea stall located near Krishnai police station. One of the three persons injured in the blast died in the hospital later. Senior police officials rushed to the spot after [Full Article...]

Assam governor approves dropping of rebel ministers

Guwahati: Governor of Assam, JB Patnaik on Wednesday approved chief minister Tarun Gogoi’s recommendation of dropping rebel ministers Dr Ardhendu Kumar Dey and Siddique Ahmed from the Council of Ministers besides approving the resignation of the health and education minister, Dr Himanta Bishwa Sarma on the recommendation of the chief minister. Meanwhile, Tarun Gogoi allocated additional portfolios temporarily to four of the ministers after [Full Article...]

165 dead in Encephalitis, Encephalitis-like disease in Assam

Guwahati: A total of 165 persons have lost their lives in Assam due to Japanese Encephalitis and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, prompting Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to call an emergency meeting with health officials on Wednesday. According to an official release, Gogoi held an emergency meeting to review the health scenario with senior officials in the backdrop of outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute [Full Article...]

BJP members allegedly attacked by CPI(M) in Tripura

Agartala:  Tripura state unit president of BJP Sudhindra Dasgupta, state party secretary Tapas Bhattacharya and two other party members have been allegedly attacked by ruling CPI(M) activists at a place in Sipahijala district. Sipahijala SP Smriti Ranjan Das said that on the basis of Dasgupta’s complaint, assistant sub-inspector Swapan Kar who was in-charge of the police escort, was suspended and investigation was in progress. [Full Article...]

All-women city buses introduced in Guwahati

Guwahati: Assam transport department introduced the first lot of ten city buses exclusively for women in one of the busiest routes in Guwahati city from Wednesday. The step that has been lauded by many women organisations in the state as it will go a long way in making cty bus riding hassles-free from women commuters. These all-women city buses are being manned by women [Full Article...]

LS discusses attack on NE people

New Delhi: The issue of growing attacks and sexual assaults on people from the Northeast in different parts of the country, especially in Delhi, was raised in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday by a Congress member. Raising the matter during Zero Hour, Ninong Ering referred to a Manipuri youth being beaten to death here on Monday and several other recent cases and said these [Full Article...]