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Indefinite curfew in Baksa district following killing of youth leader

Guwahati: Indefinite curfew was clamped in the troubled Baksa district of Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District Council (BTC) areas of Assam on Thursday following the killing of a youth leader, Manoj Das, of Asom Sena by unidentified gunmen on Wednesday evening at Mushalpur area. Tension prevailed in Musalpur area where police and paramilitary forces had to resort to lathi-charge and blank fire to control a [Full Article...]

All 5 suspects arrested

New Delhi:  The fifth and last suspect in the case relating to the murder of a 29-year-old Manipuri youth was arrested on Wednesday night  from Garhi area here, police said. Lokesh (25), also a resident of Garhi village, had been absconding after the other four suspects were arrested, a senior police official said. The victim Akha Salouni was allegedly beaten to death by a [Full Article...]

North East Briefcase

Man commits suicide after killing wife Aizawl: A 29-year-old man allegedly killed his 32-year-old wife before committing suicide at Kawnpui in Kolasib district, police said on Thursday. Jerry Lalnunpuia and his wife Zoduhawmi, who had a three-year-old daughter, had hea ted arguments in their house and the husband dragged the wife to outside the village on Wednesday. When neighbours reached the outskirts of the [Full Article...]

Himanta submitting resignation to Guv against party norm: APCC

Guwahati: Pradesh Congress Committee president Bhubaneswar Kalita today termed former Education minister and dissident leader Himanta Biswa Sarma meeting the Governor to submit his resignation as “against the party constitution”. “We did not give Sarma and those who went with him permission to meet the Governor. We do not endorse it. He has gone against the party constitution”, Kalita told reporters at a Press [Full Article...]

Five KPLT militants arrested in Assam

DIPHU(ASSAM) : Five militants, including the general secretary of the Karbi Peoples Liberation Army (KPLT), were arrested  in a joint operation carried out by Dokmoka PS of Karbi Anglong dist. with 8th Regiment of the Army on the night of July 23, 5 KPLT cadres from Kharping Kro village under Dokmoka PS. The joint police and Army team also seized several arms and ammunitions [Full Article...]

Nagaland Guv leaves for Delhi to meet Prez

Kohima: Nagaland Governor P B Acharya, after sworn in as the Governor last week and taken his additional charge of Tripura on Monday, left for Delhi on Thursday to meet the President of India and Union Ministers. According to an official report, Mr Acharya, in his maiden visit to Delhi as Governor of the state, will call on the President of India, the Prime [Full Article...]

China planning new rail link close to Arunachal Pradesh

Beijing: China will soon start construction of a new railway line in Tibet close to Arunachal Pradesh, even as another rail link bordering Sikkim is set to become operational next month, enhancing mobility of its military in the remote and strategic Himalayan region. “Sky rail to run from Lhasa to South Tibet,” state-run Global Times said in a front page report today, highlighting China’s [Full Article...]

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...]