Centre rushes to include Bru refugees in voter list

GUWAHATI, July 5: The Centre is rushing at breakneck speed to ensure a smooth homecoming for Mizoram’s 32,875 displaced Bru people after their 21-year-long exile in Tripura, all in time for the assembly election later this year. Besides setting strict…

Mining destroys natural highlands where Kaziranga’s animals take shelter during flood

GUWAHATI, July 5: Kaziranga National Park (KNP) authorities have warned that the natural highlands in the adjoining Karbi Anglong hills where animals from the World Heritage Site take shelter during flood are increasingly being destroyed because of the indiscriminate stone…

MHA takes stock of preparedness of Assam in the run up to publication of final draft of NRC

GUWAHATI, July 4: Union ministry of Home affairs (MHA) takes stock of preparedness of Assam in the run up to publication of final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC). The final draft of NRCNSE 2.22 % will be published…

Attempt to kidnap child foiled by locals in Assam

Lanka, July 4: An alleged attempt to kidnap a two-year-old girl child from her house in Nagaon district of Assam has been foiled by the intervention of the locals, police said. The child’s mother said that an unidentified person had…

Meghalaya sends samples of fish brought from outside state for formalin tests

Shillong, July 4: The Food safety officials in Meghalaya have collected and sent samples of fish brought from outside the state for tests to confirm if they are laced with formalin as a preservative, an official said today. Following the…

AASU demands withdrawal of citizenship amendment bill

New Delhi, July 3: The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), an influential body in the Northeast, today demanded immediate withdrawal of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill saying it was unconstitutional as it seeks to grant Indian citizenship only on the basis…

Assam Accord legally not tenable

GUWAHATI, JULY 3: Even the much-trumpeted Assam Accord is also legally untenable. Like the Indira-Mujib pact, which forms its basis on the issue of setting the deadline for detecting and deporting the East Pakistan or Bangladesh nationals, it also has…

Arunachal panel to probe ‘illegal’ ST certs

ITANAGAR, JULY 3: The state Government has constituted a 2-member committee to inquire into the allegation of issuance of ‘false’ scheduled tribe (ST) certificates to 3 persons – Sonam Tsoma, Sonam Dolma and Pema Dolma – in Tawang district. Chief…

21 years on, Sanjoy Ghose legacy dwells in Majuli

Majuli, July 3: Twenty-one years after the disappearance of social worker Sanjoy Ghose from Majuli in Upper Assam on July 4, 1997, life has moved on and few islanders are willing to rake up old wounds. Among those willing to…

Mizoram celebrates 32nd anniversary of peace accord

AIZAWL, JULY 2: Mizoram, on Saturday, celebrated the 32nd anniversary of the signing of the historic ‘Mizoram Peace Accord’ signed between Union Government and the erstwhile underground Mizo National Front (MNF). All Government and semi-Government offices and educational institutions remained…