Army’s ‘Manipur 30’ helps 16 Manipur students clear IIT-JEE

GUWAHATI, May 2: A collaborative initiative by Indian Army has helped 16 meritorious students from insurgency-affected Senapati district of Manipur to clear IIT/JEE examination 2018. Defence spokesman Lt Col P Khongsai informed that in a maiden project of its kind…

Imphal airport: Man held with gold bars in body cavity

Imphal, May 2: A Chennai-bound passenger was today apprehended by CISF officials at the airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle gold bars worth about Rs 41.23 lakh by concealing them in his body cavity. The security personnel detected metal…

Meghalaya: Rainiest Cherrapunjee has little water to drink

SHILLONG, May 1: One of the rainiest places on earth is going dry. Cherrapunjee, now renamed Sohra, has long been part of the collective memory of generations who first encountered the name in school textbooks as “the rainiest place on…

Storms kill 8, damage 10,000 houses in April

GUWAHATI, May 1: Thunderstorms accompanied by gusty winds have inflicted considerable damage in the state during the ongoing pre-monsoon season. According to the latest Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) report, eight people lost their lives in thunderstorms in April…

NPP wins Williamnagar Assembly seat in Meghalaya

Shillong, May 1: National People’s Party candidate Marcuise Marak was today elected MLA from the Williamnagar Assembly seat in Meghalaya, increasing the party’s strength to 20 in the House. The 60-member Meghalaya Assembly has an effective strength of 59. Marcuise…

6 families ostracized from Manipur village for not sending kids to government school

Imphal, April 30: In a bizarre incident, six families of Kotlen Village in Kangpokpi district of Manipur were allegedly ostracized by the Village Authority (VA) for not sending their children to the government school. The families were reportedly forced to…

Children not safe even at home, say activists

Aizawl, April 30: Children in Mizoram are not always safe and are at the risk of getting sexually abused even in their own home, workers of State Child Protection Society (SCPS) said here on Sunday. The Child Welfare Committee (CWC)…

New Assam DGP moots a research wing to study crime trend

GUWAHATI, April 30: The New Director General of Assam Police, Kuladhar Saikia on Monday said he would like to establish a research wing in the state police force to study the emerging trend of crime in the State. “Over the…

8 charged with rape and murder of minor in Assam

Guwahati, April 28: Police in central Assam’s Nagaon district have charged eight persons, including two juveniles, with the rape and murder of a 12-year-old minor, a case that was cited to question the “selective outrage” over the Kathua rape and…

Assam citizens’ registry exercise is flawed: Congress

Guwahati, April 28: The Congress has alleged that people of Assam were being issued notices on flimsy grounds and “at very short notice” asking them to appear for verification of their documents for the National Register of Citizens (NRC) that…