Bajrang Dal called bandh protesting AIUDF-jihadi links disrupts life in Assam

Guwahati: Normal life in Assam has been paralysed on Friday because of a dawn-to-dusk bandh called by Bajrang Dal and supported by the BJP, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and several other organizations demanding arrest of action against All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), a minority political party, and its leader Badaruddin Ajmal for alleged links with ‘jihadi forces in Bangladesh’. Functioning in government offices [Full Article...]

Gogoi accuses Modi govt of ‘ignoring’ Indira Gandhi

Guwahati:Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday criticised the NDA government for trying to “ignore” the contribution of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary. In a series of posts on microblogging site Twitter, Gogoi accused the Narendra Modi government of “narrow-mindedness” and “partisan behaviour”. “The attempt by the NDA Government to ignore the supreme sacrifice of former PM Indira Gandhi towards [Full Article...]

NGO holds mass public rally

Kohima:A mass public rally held here on Friday under the aegis of Against Corruption and Unabated Taxation (ACAUT) Nagaland resolved to support the peoples’ movement towards ‘one government, one tax’ and avoid all forms of unabated taxations imposed by different bodies of the Naga political groups. “The Naga people reiterates in support for ‘One Government One tax. However as long as the Naga political [Full Article...]

IPFT assigns Tripura to experiment effectiveness of Neem in firm production

Agartala: Institute of Pesticide Formulation Technology (IPFT) of Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizer entrusted Bio Technology department of Tripura along with Tea Research Institute to experiment the effectiveness of Neem extracts as bio-pesticide and bio-fertilizer. Head of the Bio-Technology Department and leading organic promoter of Tripura Anjan Sengupta said here on Friday that IPFT has initiated the project in three locations of country to [Full Article...]

Over 130 dancers to perform in festival to showcase NE

Guwahati:Over 130 performers from North East and other parts of country will dance to the tune of folk music at the ongoing cultural festival by NEZCC organised in the backdrop of recent violence against people from the region in rest of India. The five-day long ‘Discover North East’ festival by North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC) under Ministry of Culture which began on October [Full Article...]

North-East Briefcase

Centre sanctions scheme for strengthening power transmission Itanagar:In tune with its commitment for development of north eastern States, the Centre has sanctioned a comprehensive scheme of Rs 4,754.20 crore for strengthening of transmission and distribution system in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. The scheme has been prepared by Central Electricity Authority (CEA) in consultation with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for laying EHT transmission [Full Article...]

Talks fail to resolve boundary dispute between Assam,Nagaland

Guwahati: In the event of failure of political talks mediated by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to find a solution to the vexed boundary dispute between Assam and Nagaland, the state governments of Assam and Nagaland have agreed to abide by whatever directives given by the Supreme Court to resolve the dispute. In a meeting organised by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh [Full Article...]

Seven NDFB(S) extremists nabbed from different parts in Assam

Guwahati:Seven suspected terrorists of NDFB(S) were arrested from different places in the state, including five from the capital, when they were planning to go to Myanmar via Nagaland for training. Out of the seven, two militants were apprehended from Bokajan in Karbi Anglong district. “After getting a tip-off, we started following the activities of the militants. When they were about to leave the city, [Full Article...]