Meghalaya to auction coveted registration numbers for vehicles

Shillong, November 5: The Meghalaya government has decided to auction coveted unique registration numbers for the vehicles the starting price of which ranges from Rs 8000 to Rs 30,000, officials said Monday. The scheme is part of efforts to bring…

Assam will burn if citizenship bill is passed, warns ULFA’s Anup Chetia after Tinsukia killings

Tinsukia, November 4: Assam will burn if the Centre continues to push the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Anup Chetia, the general secretary of ULFA faction which is currently in talks with the government, said on the Tinsukia killings. He said attempts…

Tinsukia killings: Assam govt hands over Rs 5 lakh each to kin of deceased

Tinsukia (Assam), November 4: Assam Government on Sunday handed over cheques of Rs 5 lakh as compensation to families of each of the five persons, three days after they were killed by unidentified gunmen in the district. BJP MLA from…

Suspected militants succumb to injuries after mob assault in Assam

SILCHAR, November 4: Two unidentified men, who were assaulted by a mob at Assam’s Cachar district after they were found carrying arms and ammunition, have succumbed to injuries, a police officer said on Sunday. The men, suspected to be militants,…

Bandh against killing of Bengalis in Assam affects normal life in some districts

Guwahati, November 3: Protestors squatted on railway tracks, pelted stones at vehicles and burnt tyres on roads in some districts in Assam during a 12-hour statewide bandh on Saturday called to protest the gunning down of five men in Tinsukia…

Assam villagers beat up militants caught smuggling arms

GUWAHATI, November 3: Residents of a village in southern Assam today caught two suspected Naga militants while they were allegedly trying to smuggle a large cache of arms and ammunition into a neighbouring district. The men were reportedly beaten up…

Declared war on drugs, says Manipur CM

Imphal, November 3: Manipur government has declared a war on drugs affecting a significant number of people in the state, Chief Minister N Biren Singh has said. The state government and the security forces have initiated projects to wean away…

Centre awards Assam Police for citizen services

Guwahati, November 3: The Union government has awarded the Assam Police for “good practices” under the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS), an e-governance project, an official release said Saturday. The Ministry of Home Affairs has also awarded…

AFSPA big enabler for operations in Manipur, CBI probe hasn’t hit troop morale, says army official

Imphal, November 2: The ongoing probe into cases of alleged extrajudicial killings in Manipur has not hit troop morale or led the force to rework its counter-insurgency strategy, and the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is a “big enabler…

Fruitful talks with militants will end extortion in Manipur: CM

Imphal, November 2: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has said extortion rackets are active in the state but assured people that the problem will be solved once talks with militants and insurgent groups are completed. The menace of extortion…