Assam, Mizoram agree to ensure peace along borders

New Delhi, March 20: The Assam and Mizoram governments today decided to maintain status quo in the frontier areas of the two states and ensure peace along their borders, an official said. This was agreed upon at a meeting chaired…

Meghalaya: At over 24,000 metres in length, world’s longest sandstone cave found

Shillong, March 20: The world’s longest sandstone cave at 24,583 metres in length has been discovered in Meghalaya, the northeastern state known for its complex cave systems hidden under its undulating hills. Called Krem Puri, the cave was discovered in…

Assam electricity tariff to fall by 14 paise/unit from April

GUWAHATI, March 20: Power tariff in Assam will fall by about two per cent from next month with the regulatory body announcing a cut in energy charges. “The energy charges have been reduced by 20-30 paise per unit. The Commission…

FIR filed against former CM Tarun Gogoi

GUWAHATI, March 20: Jagiroad MLA Pijush Hazarika on Tuesday filed an FIR against Former Chief Minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi at Dispur Police Station. The MLA in the FIR has alleged that Gogoi, while holding the position of Chief Minister…

‘Connectivity key to containing militancy in NE’

BHUBANESWAR, March 20: Restoring of the traditional connectivity between the Northeastern region with its neighbouring countries would lead to waning of militancy in the insurgency-prone area, experts here opined.Speakers including retired Army generals, former diplomats, ambassadors of the neighbouring countries…

Meghalaya RTI activist murdered

GUWAHATI, MARCH 20: A Meghalaya youth leader and Right to Information activist was killed in a coal belt in the hill State’s East Jaintia Hills district on Tuesday morning. Police said the body of Poipynhun Majaw, the president of Jaintia…

1st Hip Replacement Surgery in Manipur at Shija Hospitals

Dimapur, March 19: After having successfully performed 2 knee replacement surgeries for the first time in any private hospital in Manipur by its own in-house Orthopaedic Surgeons on September 22, 2017, Shija Hospitals has performed the first Hip Replacement Surgery…

Assam-Mizoram border dispute not to feature in Delhi meeting: CM Lal Thanhawla

Aizawl, March 19: Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Monday informed the Assembly that the talks to be held in New Delhi tomorrow between chief secretaries of Assam and Mizoram would not touch the border dispute between the two states.…

In a first, Governor addresses Meghalaya House in Hindi

SHILLONG, March 16: The Governor’s address in Hindi emerged as the talk of the town as it happened on Friday for the first time in the history of Meghalaya Legislative Assembly. The Governor, Ganga Prasad delivered his address on the…

Arunachal enacts stringent legislation against rape of minor

Itanagar, March 16: The Arunachal Pradesh legislative assembly today passed a stringent legislation with provision of death sentence or rigorous imprisonment of not less than 14 years in the case of rape of a minor girl below 12 years. The…