Official on NRC duty complains of overwork, rights violation

GUWAHATI, JULY 21: People facing possible statelessness are not the only ones feeling the National Register of Citizens (NRC) heat. The stress of the updating exercise appears to have taken a toll on the Assam Government officials. On July 18,…

Darthawma, Mizoram’s lone surviving INA member, dies at 99

Aizawl, July 21: Darthawma, the lone surviving Mizo member of Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army (INA), died of multi-organ failure in south Mizoram’s Lunglei on Sunday morning, his family said. He was 99. The freedom fighter’s last rites were…

AR apprehends Rohingya immigrant at Cachar

Dimapur, July 21: Based on a specific input, 37 Assam Rifles along with Police apprehended a Rohingya Muslim, resident of Rakhini Myanmar was arrested on July 19 from Bagadhar village, Silchar, Cachar, Assam. The suspect had travelled to Bangladesh and…

Inter-State bid to curb illegal trade in NE

GUWAHATI, JULY 21: A high-level meeting called for better coordination among neighbouring States on issues related to excise, finance (taxation), mines and minerals, environment and forest, and transport, was chaired by Assam Chief Secretary Alok Kumar yesterday. The meeting was…

Flood waters show receding trend in Assam

Guwahati, July 20: The flood waters showed a receding trend in Assam where 12 people the death toll due to rain-related incidents rose to 59 on Saturday while 24 of the state’s 33 districts remained inundated, officials said. The waters…

JE claims 4 more lives, death toll increases to 101

Guwahati, July 20: Four more people in Assam died due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE), taking the toll to 101 in the state, a National Health Mission (NHM) bulletin said. One death each was reported from Udalguri, Baksa, Golaghat and Karbi…

Earthquake jolts Arunachal again, tremors felt in Assam

Itanagar/Guwahati, July 20: An earthquake of 5.5 magnitude hit Arunachal Pradesh Saturday, a day after three quakes shook the state within minutes of each other, the MeT Department said. The latest quake, tremors of which were felt in Assam, occurred…

KNP wild animals’ flood death toll reaches 110

KAZIRANGA, JULY 20: As the water level inside the Kaziranga National Park has now started receding, more and more carcasses of wild animals are being recovered by the staff. According to information received from the Divisional Forest Officer of Eastern…

PM assures delegation of Assam MPs of help to tide over flood crisis

NEW DELHI, July 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday assured a delegation of MPs from Assam of providing all central assistance to the flood-hit state where 28 of the 33 districts have been affected by the deluge. The assurance to…

Gold bars seized in Mizoram

AIZAWL, JULY 19: Gold bars worth Rs 58.70 lakh were seized from a woman by Excise and Narcotics Enforcement staff in Champhai district of east Mizoram on Tuesday, reports reaching here said today. The gold bars weighing 1.65 kg were…