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BPF sweeps Bodo council polls

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday congratulated Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) Chief Hagrama Mohilary for BPF’s win in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) polls held recently. “We respect the people’s verdict and wish that the new members in BTC will work relentlessly for all round development of the people in BTAD areas,” Gogoi said in a letter sent to Mohilary. He also [Full Article...]

Nagaland AYO condemns bomb blasts in Kohima

Kohima: The Angami Youth Organisation (AYO) on Saturday condemned the bomb blasts at Lerie here in which three people were injured on Friday. In a statement, AYO vice-president Kekhrievolie Keyho and general secretary Rokoketou Sechu said firing and bombing in civilian areas is a ‘terrorist culture’, alien to all peace loving society. Such violence would not be tolerated, they said and appealed to the [Full Article...]

Multi-cornered contest for TTAADC polls

Agartala: The elections to Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) slated for May 3 is all set to witness multi-corner fight in all the constituencies. All the opposition parities including Congress, Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) and Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) are this time contesting the election on their own. A total of 177 candidates are in fray across the [Full Article...]

NDFB-S ultra held in Kokrajhar

Guwahati: In a joint operation that was carried out at Chetnaguri village in Kokrajhar district of  Assam, the Army and the police on Saturday arrested a senior leader of the outlawed  Bodo tribe militants group National Democratic Front of Boroland (Sangbijit) or NDFB(S), who was involved in last December’s    massacre of Adivasi villagers. A Defence spokesman informed that the apprehended militant was  identified as [Full Article...]

Amit Shah says Centre will not tolerate corruption at any cost

Kohima: BJP national president Amit Shah, highlighting the initiative to develop the North East, has sent a strong message that the Centre would not tolerate corruption at any cost. According to statement, Mr Shah issued by the party’s state unit, while addressing the BJP office bearers at Chumkedima Police Complex near Dimapur yesterday, said the North Eastern states do not lack funds and Central [Full Article...]

Shah takes 5-hr road journey to reach rally venue in Imphal

Dimapur: BJP President Amit Shah today undertook a five-hour road journey from here to Imphal, where he is slated to address a public meeting in the evening. Shah, who is on a four-day visit to the northeastern states, was supposed to travel by chopper but had to take the over 200-km mountainous road route due to bad weather. The BJP chief, accompanied by party’s [Full Article...]

Tripura tops in rural job

Agartala: The Left-ruled Tripura maintained its top position for the sixth consecutive year by providing 88 person-days’ rural jobs per household under the job guarantee scheme during the 2014-15 fiscal, a cabinet minister said here on Friday. “Tripura has been providing the highest average employment for the past six years under the MGNREGS (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme),” Tripura Rural Development Minister [Full Article...]

Mizoram Assembly to introduce ‘Disturbed Areas’ Bill

Aizawl: Mizoram will introduce the ‘Mizoram Disturbed Areas Bill, 2015′  in the next Assembly session in order to enable the government to declare any militant-hit areas in the state as ‘Disturbed’ areas. Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana, while addressing the ruling Congress workers at the ‘Congress Bhavan’ at Aizawl stated that the bill was in the process being drafted and would be vetted by [Full Article...]