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Huge haul of explosives in Guwahati ahead of PM visit

Guwahati: Assam police recovered a huge quantity of explosive materials from a Tata Sumo ( AS 01 EC 0415) at Khanapara at the outskirt of the city in the wee hours of Thursday during a checking operation of vehicles plying on the highway just two-day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the city on November 29 and 30. The vehicle was coming [Full Article...]

DGPs meet to focus on militancy-jihadi axis

Guwahati : The two-day 49 th annual conference of DGPs of all state/UT police forces and central police forces to be held here on November 29 and 30 will have a special session on the new brand of militancy connected to jihadis besid-es a session on NE insur-gency related to ethnicity. “The conference which will be addressed by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh [Full Article...]

Govt enacting laws to punish crimes against women: Naga Min

Kohima: Nagaland Mini-ster for Social Welfare Kiyanilie Peseyie has said the state government was giving special attention to the women by encouraging them for self-sustenance and solely enacting punitive legislation for prevention and punishment of violence against women. Speaking at the fortnight observation of Elimination of Violence against Women at the Town Hall of Dimapur yesterday, Mr Kiyanilie said enacting punitive legis-lation was not [Full Article...]

Mobile court launched in Tripura

Agartala:A mobile court has been flagged off in Tripura to resolve pending cases and to make people aware about the nitty-gritty of various laws. Tripura High Court Chief Justice Deepak Gupta launched the mobile court here at a function Wed-nesday evening under the legal service aid scheme. “A vehicle worth Rs.24 lakh has been designed in such a way that a judge would be [Full Article...]

MPs upbeat over PM’s visit to Nagaland

Kohima:Members of Parliament from Nagaland have said the people of the State are keenly awaiting the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the State in December. “We are confident that your visit will be historic and will begin a new era for peace and development in Nagaland,” said Lok Sabha MP Neiphiu Rio and Rajya Sabha MP Khekiho Zhi-momi in a letter addressed [Full Article...]

North-East Briefcase

1 killed in ULFA strike, militant killed in encounter Lakhimpur/Dibrugarh :ULFA (I) militants on Thursday killed a man and injured two others while another militant was killed in an encounter with police ahead Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Assam on November 29. A group of ULFA (Independent) militants came on a motorcycle at about 2 AM at a Numaligarh petrol pump depot [Full Article...]

Himanta appears before CBI sleuths in Kolkata in Saradha scam case

Guwahati: Once the most powerful minister in Tarun Gogoi-led Congress government in Assam and an incumbent Congress legislator, Dr Himanta Bishwa Sarma was interrogated by the CBI officials in Kolkata for hours in connection with multi-thousands crore Saradha chit fund scam. Dr Sarma who was in the headlines few months back for quitting Tarun Gogoi ministry as the health and education minister after raising [Full Article...]

Powerful bomb recovered from passenger train in Assam

Guwahati : A bomb weighing about 7 kg was recovered from an unclai-med bag in a passenger coach from 15471 Up Alipurduar-Kamakhya Inter-city Express at Kendukona near Rangiya in Kamrup district of Assam at around 10-55 A.M. on Monday ahead of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the state towards the end of this month. A source in the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) [Full Article...]