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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...]

Nagaland ACAUT organizes mass public rally at Kohima today

Kohima:Ahead of its much anticipated mega public rally to be held in the state capital on Friday, the Against Corruption and Unabated Taxation (ACAUT) activists and the rally organizers had a panel discussion last evening at Kohima. According to ACAUT sources on Thursday, Nagaland representative of ACAUT, Dr. Khekuga Muru said that the main objective of the rally is to create awareness, strengthen the [Full Article...]

Gogoi threatens to stop ONGC ops in Assam

New Delhi:Peeved over lesser prices offered by ONGC to Assam than Gujarat for crude oil, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday threatened to take “strong steps” like halting operations of the energy giant in his state for doing such “great injustice”. “I am extremely unhappy with the behaviour of the ONGC. ONGC is giving Gujarat government market price for the crude oil produced there [Full Article...]

‘Rubber cultivation in northeast vital to meet demand’

Agartala:The Rubber Board has decided to expand cultivation of rubber in non-traditional areas of northeastern region to meet the increasing demand, an official said Thursday. “The cultivation of rubber in Kerala is about to saturate. To meet the rising demand of rubber and overcome shortage, it is important to increase its cultivation in non-traditional areas,” Rubber Board chairman A. Jayathilak told reporters here. He [Full Article...]

North-East Briefcase

Assam serial blasts victims remembered Guwahati:The anniversary of the serial blasts that had rocked Assam six years ago, killing nearly 100 people, was observed in a solemn manner across the state. Memorial meets were organised at most of the nine blast sites, including three in Guwahati, and other areas. Homage was paid to the victims at a function at the Ganeshguri blast site here, [Full Article...]

Assam may hand over Barpeta case to NIA: Gogoi

New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday acknowledged that jehadi activities were going on in the state but denied having any knowledge of the state’s main opposition party AIUDF allegedly having links with it. The Chief Minister also said his government may hand over the probe of the Barpeta case, in which six persons were arrested in connection with the October 2 [Full Article...]

IGPP for N-E conservation group, Aaranyak

Guwahati: A frontline environment and wildlife conservation organization based in Northeast India, Aaranyak has been selected for conferring the prestigious Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar (IGPP) for the year 2012 by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India. The award is given to organisations/ individuals for outstanding work towards protection/overall improvement of the environment. Aaranyak has been given the award under [Full Article...]