12-hr Assam bandh hit life in 4 Bodo-dominated districts

Guwahati, January 31: The 12-hour Assam Bandh called by the NDFB on Thursday to protest against the life sentence awarded to its president Ranjan Daimary and nine others affected normal life in the four Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD). There…

Royal scion leads campaign in Tripura

AGARTALA, JANUARY 31: Royal scion and Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee working president Pradyot Bikram Manikya Bahadur yesterday spearheaded a ‘united rally’ to garner support against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 (CAB). INPT president Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl and general secretary Jagadish…

Manipur CM asks people not to panic over Citizenship bill

Imphal, January 30: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh appealed to the people not to panic over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 even as a 24-hour general strike has been called from Wednesday midnight demanding withdrawal of the bill. The…

Miscreants attack priests in Meghalaya church, flee with cash

Tura (Meghalaya), January 30: Two senior priests in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district sustained injuries when a group of masked men attacked them inside a church early Wednesday, ransacked the premises and escaped with over Rs 1 lakh in cash,…

2008 Assam serial blasts: NDFB founder Ranjan Daimary, 9 others get life imprisonment

NEW DELHI, JANUARY 30: National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) founder Ranjan Daimary and 9 others have been sentenced to life in the 2008 Assam serial blasts case. A special CBI court pronounced the sentence on Wednesday, two days after…

Former BJP MLA of Tripura resigns over CAB

AGARTALA, JANUARY 30: Former MLA and BJP leader Rajeshwar Debbarma Tuesday tendered his resignation from the party’s primary membership in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill and police action on a group of protesters which left 3 persons with bullet…

Meghalaya forum writes to Modi, Rajnath demanding ILP

TURA, JANUARY 29: The Achik Indigenous Justice Initiative Forum (AIJIF) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, seeking Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya after the passing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. “The last…

Former chief of MNF ‘underground govt’ dies

AIZAWL, JANUARY 29: Malsawma Colney, one of the few surviving signatories of the Mizoram Independence Declaration and a former ‘president’ of the MNF ‘underground government’, died at the age of 88 at his village Biate on Sunday following heart failure.…

Manipur to host 3rd World Bamboo Workshop

Imphal, January 29: In a first in the country, the World Bamboo Organisation (WBO) will be conducting the 3rd World Bamboo Workshop in Imphal from February 4 to 8. Professor Nirmala Chongtham, ambassador of the World Bamboo Organization, India made…

Meghalaya: SC directs Centre, Assam govt to continue efforts to trace coal mine victims

SHILLONG, January 28: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre and the Assam government to continue efforts to trace all miners believed to be trapped inside a flooded coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district since December 13,…