NGT slaps Meghalaya govt with Rs 100 cr fine for failing to curb illegal coal mining

NEw Delhi, January 5: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday imposed a fine of Rs 100 crores on Meghalaya State government for failing to curb illegal Coal Mining in the State. The order came days after a judicial panel…

GJM will not support BJP in polls: Party President

DARJEELING, January 5: The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha will not support the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, party president Binay Tamang said on Friday. “After the declaration of the election schedule, the party will clear its…

‘Tiger poaching an invisible crime as no trace left behind’

GUWAHATI, January 5: Even though rhinos have been traditionally vulnerable to poachers in Assam, wildlife crime experts have said that poaching of tigers is also emerging as a major challenge to contend with in the state. However, tiger poachers adopt…

Income Tax Department to start massive awareness campaign for NE tribals

Guwahati, January 5: The Income Tax Department is soon going to start a massive awareness campaign for tribals of North-East Region comprising seven states. Scheduled Tribes of North-East states like Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura will…

Tripura govt to seek Rs 8,389 crore package from Centre for tribal development

Agartala, January 4: In an apparent move to woo people the 19 tribal communities of the state, Tripura’s BJP-IPFT government has decided to seek a special package of Rs 8,389.71 crores from the Centre for socio-economic, cultural and linguistic development…

15-yr-old from Manipur to get National Bravery Award

IMPHAL, January 4: A 15-year-old class IXth student from a remote village of the district has been selected by the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) for receiving National Bravery Award. He will be receiving the award from the Prime…

AKRSU calls for Assam bandh on Jan 8

Guwahati, January 4: All Koch Rajbongshi Students’ Union (AKRSU) have called for a 12-hour Assam bandh on January 8 in protest against the Centre’s alleged tactics to delay granting of the ‘Kamatapur State’ and tribal status to the Koch Rajbonshi…

AAPSU hails Union Cabinet decision to modify Arunachal ST list

Itanagar, January 4: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) Friday lauded the union cabinet’s decision to introduce a bill in Parliament to modify the list of scheduled tribes of the state. The cabinet on Wednesday approved introduction of the…

NE records highest incidence of throat cancer in India

GUWAHATI, January 3: Researchers and doctors at the city-based Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) have shown that in 2010 more than 50 per cent of patients with hypopharynx cancer, commonly referred to as throat cancer, did not undergo treatment…

‘Eyewash, farce’: Groups on Centre’s decision to form panel to implement Assam Accord

Guwahati, January 3: Groups in Assam demanding constitutional safeguards for the ‘Assamese people’ are wary of the intentions behind the Centre’s move to form a high-level committee to implement the Assam Accord signed in 1985. On Wednesday, the Union cabinet…