Body of minor girl who died in Arunachal MLA’s house exhumed

NORTH LAKHIMPUR, JUNE 11: The body of the 12-year-old girl who died under mysterious circumstances in the house of an Arunachal Pradesh MLA on May 20 was exhumed from the cemetery in Lakhimpur’s Dolahat Tea Estate on Saturday, i.e., 19…

Locals oppose Arunachal Pradesh mega dam unanimously

GUWAHATI, June 10: The Wildlife Institute of India (WII)’s report on the possible impact of the proposed Nyamjang Chu hydro-electric project on the Black-necked crane habitat in Arunachal Pradesh’s Zemithang Valley said that all the locals interviewed during an assessment…

5 held in Assam for ‘forcing’ girls to dance nude

Guwahati, June 10: The Assam police have arrested five persons for allegedly forcing a group of girls to dance nude at a programme organised to celebrate Eid. The National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken suo motu cognisance of the…

‘Mainstream media not ignoring NE’

GUWAHATI, JUNE 9: The mainstream media in India is not sidelining the Northeast and many news stories, including the lynching of 2 youths in Karbi Anglong, the recent assassination of a politician in Arunachal Pradesh and the NRC in Assam…

NRC is waste paper: Gogoi

GUWAHATI, JUNE 9: Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday waded into the Sarbananda Sonowal Government’s “mishandling” of ex-serviceman Mohammed Sanaullah’s case to question the validity of the process to update the National Register of Citizens. He said the…

Sexual harassment charge returns to haunt VC of Assam’s Cultural University

Guwahati, June 8: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s plan to start a university in his constituency Majuli has received a setback due to an allegation of sexual harassment levelled by a former student against its newly appointed vice chancellor. An…

NPP becomes the 1st national party from NE

New Delhi, June 8: The National People’s Party (NPP) has been recognised as the eighth national party by the Election Commission of India, making it the first regional party of the north-east to be accorded the status. The party fulfilled…

Subansiri project may trigger major disaster: Expert

GUWAHATI, JUNE 8: The authorities concerned should pay due attention to the fact that the Lower Subansiri Hydel Project needs to be modified in accordance with all the prevailing natural circumstances of its present location. Or else, the project has…

JD (U) becomes a recognised State party in Arunachal: EC

PATNA, JUNE 8: The Janata Dal (United), headed by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, has become a recognised State party in Arunachal Pradish, the Election Commission has said. The JD (U) won 7 Seats in the 60-member Assembly of the…

Air pollution wreaking havoc in Northeast states: Study

GUWAHATI, June 6: Air pollution, this year’s theme of World Environment Day, has brought to focus how it is slowly turning into a major health problem in the Northeast where deaths deaths due to acute respiratory infection (ARI) are on…