NE NSS Festival 2019 begins at Assam Don Bosco University

Sonapur, March 18: In order to inculcate a sense of responsibility and social commitment among the youth of North East India, the Regional Directorate of NSS, Guwahati in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India…

Cracks in BJP’s NE grand alliance days after announcement

Guwahati, March 17: Days after its announcement, cracks have developed in Bharatiya Janata Party’s grand alliance with parties in northeast for the coming Lok Sabha polls after several smaller players decided to field own candidates and refuted having any pre-poll…

For lone voter in Arunachal Pradesh, polling staff go the extra mile

ITANAGAR, March 17: Election personnel will hike through the rugged and difficult terrain of an Arunachal Pradesh district bordering China for a day to ensure that the lone voter of a polling station can exercise her franchise. Sokela Tayang lives…

School girls create ‘Children Agenda’ for national elections, want parties to include in manifestos

Guwahati, March 16: Children across the world have realized it’s now or never. As youth worldwide skip schools Friday in protest to demand action on climate change, a group of girls in the flood-prone Indian state of Assam has approached…

Rahul Gandhi to address election rally in Arunachal on March 19

Itanagar, March 15: Congress President Rahul Gandhi will address an election rally here on March 19 in support of party candidates, a party leader said here Friday. Election to the 60-member Arunachal Pradesh Assembly and the two Lok Sabha seats…

Diocesan Pastoral Council meeting held

Dimapur, March 14: The annual Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC) meeting of the Diocese of Kohima was held at Mt. Tabor on March 14 with the theme ‘Year of Evangelization’. DPC is the forum that brings together all sections of the…

Assam will turn into Bangladesh if Citizenship Bill is passed: Prafulla Mahanta

Guwahati, March 14: Rumblings of discontent have surfaced in the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) within hours of the party’s decision to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in alliance with the BJP, with former chief minister Prafulla Mahanta questioning his…

EC team to visit West Bengal, Assam, Tripura & Manipur

New Delhi, March 14: A high-level team of the Election Commission led by a deputy election commissioner will be in West Bengal, Assam, Tripura and Manipur in the coming days to assess poll preparedness, official sources said Thursday. The decision…

BJP forges alliance with SKM for Sikkim elections

GANGTOK, MARCH 14: The BJP on Friday forged an alliance with opposition Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) to contest the coming Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in the State. The details of seat sharing between the two parties would be announced…

2019 LS polls: BJP-AGP alliance back on track in Assam

GUWAHATI, MARCH 13: Two months after breaking off over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Bharatiya Janata Party are allies again in Assam. “After a prolonged discussion with senior AGP leaders, we decided to work…