Ahead of Darjeeling Assembly bypoll, BJP plays Gorkhaland card

Darjeeling, May 18: After keeping quiet throughout the campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls on the popular demand of the Gorkhas for a separate state of Gorkhaland, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for Darjeeling constituency, Raju Bista, said at the…

RKLI rally calls for peaceful, drug-free lifestyle

UKHRUL, MAY 18: Against the backdrop of escalating drug menaces in Ringui village, the Ringui Katamnao Long Imphal (RKLI) on Saturday took out a drug-free mass rally from Imphal to Ringui village in Ukhrul district as part of its drug…

Green frog spotted in Manipur

IMPHAL, MAY 18: Ahead of the celebration of the International Biodiversity Day on May 22, members of the Rainforest Club, Tamenglong, and the Corbett Foundation spotted a green frog (known as gousuh in the Rongmei dialect) for the first time…

Assam’s biggest religious body ‘expels’ family for rearing pigs

GUWAHATI, MAY 18: Assam’s biggest religious organization, the 30-lakh-member strong Srimanta Sankardev Sangha (SSS) has landed in a controversy after one of its units banned a family from associating with it for starting a pig farm. An SSS unit in…

Paresh Baruah contacting old ULFA cadres

GUWAHATI, MAY 17: Commander-in-Chief of the United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent), Paresh Baruah has been contacting the old cadres of the outfit, who are either not involved with the peace talks or not satisfied with the progress of talks…

Festival of design, technology and art of NE from May 19

GUWAHATI, MAY 17: The Department of Design, IIT Guwahati, is organising the inaugural edition of ISHANYA ’19 – Festival of design, technology and art of North East India – from May 19 to 21. Stated to be the first-of-its-kind event…

29 years after it was imposed, AFSPA set to be withdrawn from Assam

GUWAHATI, May 17: Twenty nine years after its imposition, the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act is set to be withdrawn from Assam in August, and the Centre has already asked the Army to plan its return from the state. It…

100 deaths at NEIGRIHMS Cardiology dept since Jan’18

SHILLONG, MAY 17: More than 100 deaths have occurred at the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) since January 2018 till May this year. This figure was given out today by NEIGRIHMS Director, Dr…

Guwahati grenade blast: Police bust ‘sleeper cell’, arrest 2

GUWAHATI, May 16: Assam Police on Thursday morning busted a “sleeper cell” of banned Ulfa (I) in the heart of Guwahati and arrested a “self-proclaimed” member of pro-talk Ulfa group and a popular Assamese TV serial actress, poet and mother…

NEHUTA elects office bearers

Dimapur, May 16: The North-Eastern Hill University Teachers’ Association held its election for the representatives in various posts of office bearers and members of the Executive Committee for the year 2019-20. The newly elected office bearers are Prof Xavier P…