Assam ‘Fake Encounters’: CIC sumons Ex-CRPF IG’s report from Union Home Ministry

New Delhi, September 10: In a stern order, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Union home secretary to produce complete records related to former CRPF IG Rajnish Rai’s report on fake encounters by forces. The order was issued…

Niti Aayog mission to change jhum

Guwahati, September 10: The central policy think tank, National Institution for Transforming India (Niti) Aayog, has called for a mission mode approach for transforming shifting cultivation. It had constituted a working group on Shifting Cultivation: Towards a Transformation Approach considering…

Uproar in Assam over NRC official’s report to Supreme Court

Guwahati, September 9: Ahead of the claims-and-objections round of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), political parties and civil society organisations in Assam have reacted sharply to NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela’s report to the Supreme Court in which he…

Banned Manipur outfit’s chief arrested in Kolkata

Kolkata, September 9: Banned Manipur outfit Kangleipak Communist Party’s (Military Council Progressive) chairman Amon Nelson Singh was arrested in Kolkata by the city police’s Special Task Force (STF) late Saturday night, police said. Singh, 28, alias Chingkhei Khuman alias Mahekhomba…

25 school children in Assam fall ill after measles vaccination: Officials

Hailakandi, September 8: At least 25 school students complained of nausea, stomach ache and fever after being administered measles vaccine Saturday in Assam’s Hailakandi district, officials said. The students of Sahabad ME Madrasa under Katlicherra revenue circle were administered measles…

Manipur students protest assault by NSCN-IM, call 100-hour blockade on national highway

GUWAHATI, September 8: Protesting extortion and atrocities perpetrated on its members allegedly by the Isak-Muivah faction of Naga insurgent group “National Socialist Council of Nagalim” (NSCN-IM), the All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) has called for a 100-hour blockade on one…

Manipur based KCP-PWG terrorist arrested by Delhi Police

New Delhi, September 8: The Delhi Police’s Special Cell has arrested a 37-year-old member of Manipur-based banned terrorist outfit, Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP-PWG), for allegedly threatening and extorting businessmen and influential people, police said Saturday. The accused, Moirangthem Rana Pratap…

Assam court awards death penalty to 19-year-old gangrape-murder convict

Nagaon, September 7: A court here Friday awarded death penalty to Zakir Hussain, the prime accused in the gangrape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in Assam’s Nagaon district in March. District and Session Judge Rita Kar sentenced Hussain (19)…

Assam: 11-year-old risks life thrice, jumps into Brahmaputra; saves mother, aunt

GUWAHATI, September 7: Seldom do rescue stories have 11-year-old heroes. But little Kamal Kishore Das braved the Brahmaputra thrice over to pull to safety three people, including his mother, aunt and a stranger, who ultimately could not be saved. On…

Garo Group seeks separate council for tribe in Assam

TURA, September 6: A Garo organization in Assam, having several units in Meghalaya’s Garo Hills region, have decided to press forward the demand for a separate Council for the Garo community living in Assam on the grounds other tribes residing…