Assam residents flock to border town of Bhutan for cheap fuel

GUWAHATI, May 5: At a time when rising prices of petrol and diesel are burning a hole in the pockets of people across the country, those living close to the Bhutan border in Assam have found out a novel way…

Train attack: CM N Biren Singh plea for NE people’s safety

IMPHAL, MAY 5: Condemning the recent attack on a group of 12 Manipuri youths on a train travelling from New Delhi to Guwahati, Chief Minister N Biren Singh has urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take necessary steps to…

Sikkim sets an example for judicious use of bio-diversity: CM

Gangtok, May 5: The Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Changing has said that his state has set an example for judicious use of its bio-diversity for sustainable development. Sikkim has only over 12% of the state’s area under cultivation, but…

Boost to NE air connectivity infrastructure

GUWAHATI, MAY 4: The Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Airports Authority of India have chalked out a road map for spreading the wings of air connectivity in the Northeast. The policy initiatives taken by the Government through Open Sky…

Oil industry has an extremely bright future in NE: Utpal Bora

GUWAHATI, MAY 4: Oil India Ltd (OIL), an Upper Assam based exploration and production giant will start exploring oil and gas from undiscovered reserves including the mighty Brahmaputra’s riverbed. Chairman & Managing Director of OIL Utpal Bora told The Sentinel…

Banned terror outfit ULFA-I threatens railways official, demands Rs 5 lakh for ‘social welfare’

NEW DELHI, May 4: The banned terror outfit United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) has recently threatened a high-ranking rail official and demanded Rs 5 lakh for social welfare works. The matter came to light after an IPS officer from…

Chamling seeks tribal status of 11 communities in Sikkim

Gangtok, May 4: The Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has demanded tribal status for eleven communities in the state. “The state government has been been doing everything possible to secure Constitutional recognition of the 11 left out communities as…

Protests in Assam against Centre’s proposal to hand over Kaziranga, 3 monuments to private entities

Guwahati, May 3: Protests have erupted in Assam against the Centre’s Adopt a Heritage project that proposes handing over of four sites in the state to companies and individuals to develop them, amid similar opposition to the government’s move to…

Shah to hold meeting of NEDA members

Guwahati, May 3: BJP president Amit Shah will hold a meeting with the constituents of North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) on May 20 here to discuss preparations of the Lok Sabha elections next year. The NEDA is a BJP-led coalition…

Groups in Assam oppose Centre’s ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme

GUWAHATI, May 2: Various organisations in Assam erupted in protests on Wednesday against the Centre’s move to hand over four sites of tourists’ attraction in the state for corporate adoption under the “Adopt a Heritage” scheme. The four sites are…