Some concerns genuine, says Ram Madhav on Citizenship Bill

GUWAHATI, January 17: As the northeast is seething over the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, the BJP — facing the wrath of not just the opposition, but also its allies and some of its own lawmakers — has decided to…

Meghalaya NGO warns CAB will give rise to ‘militant regime’ in NE

SHILLONG, JANUARY 17: The Confederation of Hynniewtrep Social Organisation (CoHSO), which is heading the opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Meghalaya, has warned that passing of the Bill will give rise to ‘militant regime’ in the Northeastern region.…

Manipur gears up for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, 26 transgender voters enrolled

Imphal, January 17: In a first for Manipur, transgenders would be voting with their identities in the upcoming 17th Lok Sabha Election. Of the third gender voters, 26 have made it to the final photo electoral roll published by the…

Assam must accept Citizenship Amendment Bill: Himanta Biswa Sarma

GUWAHATI, January 17: Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma defended the BJP-led Central government’s push to implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. “Well aware that Naxals/Left use character assassn & intimidation as tactics. It won’t alter my views that #Assam…

Centre extends repatriation deadline for Bru migrants living in Tripura till March 31

AGARTALA, JANUARY 15: The Central Government has extended ration supplies and cash dole given to Bru migrants living in relief camps of North Tripura till March 31, officials said Tuesday. Over 37 thousand people from Bru community fled Mamit, Kolasib…

AGP plans legal battle to scrap CAB

GUWAHATI, JANUARY 15: After stepping out from the BJP-led alliance Government in protest against the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in Lok Sabha, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) is now contemplating on fighting a legal battle to scrap…

Manipur HC seeks status report of SIT probe in killing of 3 Manipuri youths

Imphal, January 15: The High Court of Manipur has directed the army and other respondents in whistleblower Lt. Col. Dharamvir Singh’s petition, to produce status report of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the killing of three Manipuri youths…

Assam Accord signatory and AGP co-founder Biraj Kumar Sarma dead

Guwahati, January 15: Biraj Kumar Sarma – one of the signatories of the historic Assam Accord of 1985, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) co-founder and former minister died Tuesday at a private hospital here, his family and party sources said. Sarma…

Meghalaya Govt. colluded with miners: Report to SC

GUWAHATI, JANUARY 14: The Meghalaya Government “willfully” and “actively colluded in helping coal miners” to illegally extract coal and transport it, in “blatant violation of both the National Green Tribunal and Supreme Court orders”, says a Citizens’ Report, prepared by…

Protests against Citizenship Bill in Manipur

Imphal, January 14: Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill were held in parts of Manipur by Manipur Peoples Party (MPP) and six students’ organisations on Monday. The protestors, who took out processions and staged sit-ins in various districts, demanded to…