Security threat in NE high

GUWAHATI, SEPTEMBER 18: Long international borders with 5 countries make the Northeast vulnerable to security threats and the Centre is of the view that though different border guarding forces are entrusted with the responsibility of guarding the international borders, the…

New IAF ‘airport’ in Arunachal is alternative to walking 157 km

GUWAHATI, SEPTEMBER 18: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has provided the remotest circle headquarters in Arunachal Pradesh an alternative to trekking 157 km to the nearest connected town. On Wednesday, Eastern Air Command chief Air Marshal RD Mathur and the…

Peaceful NE must for success of AEP

GUWAHATI, SEPTEMBER 17: Peaceful North East region is a critical element for the success of the Act East Policy and that is why the Centre is keen that there should be better synergy between the police forces of the states…

Assam teacher makes ‘hijab’ compulsory for girls in school; retracts order after opposition

Guwahati, September 16: A senior teacher of a school in Assam’s Karimganj district has courted controversy after he made it compulsory for all girl students to wear ‘hijab’ to what he said was to protect them from “evil eyes”. AB…

Sangma meets Niti Aayog members, talks tourism, agroforestry

Shillong, September 16: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Monday stressed the need to develop Himalayan states with focus on tourism and agroforestry, during his meeting with Niti Aayog members here, a statement said. Sangma also said that his…

14 Nigerians sneak in from Bangladesh, arrested in Meghalaya

Guwahati, September 16: Meghalaya Police have arrested 14 Nigerian nationals since September 13 as they made their way from Bangladesh en route to different parts of India including New Delhi and Goa illegally, an official said. Many of the arrested…

‘Final’ NRC not final, names can still be removed

GUWAHATI, SEPTEMBER 15: Even a name included in the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on August 31 can still be excluded anytime under certain conditions, NRC authorities said Saturday, as they published a consolidated family-wise list of applicants…

After years of hydro push, Arunachal begins scrapping dam projects

GUWAHATI, SEPTEMBER 15: More than a decade after his father Dorjee Khandu ushered in a “dam revolution”, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has begun scrapping hydro-power projects for non-performance. The Chief Minister, inaugurating the State’s first community-managed mini hydroelectric…

Sonowal assures Assam govt’s support for NRL expansion

Guwahati, September 15: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday assured the state government’s full support for the timely completion of the expansion project of the Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL). The foundation stone of the expansion project was laid by…

Mizoram faces climate threat

AIZAWL, SEPTEMBER 15: Mizoram’s pleasant climate may soon become a thing of the past if the present rate of climate change continues unabated. During a Legislators’ Dialogue on Climate Change Adaptation in Aizawl on Friday, it was revealed that Mizoram…