NIT doing great despite constraints: Meghalaya Minister

Shillong, October 6: Meghalaya Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui Saturday lauded the National Institute of Technology here for consistently producing graduates despite constraints. “What has caught my attention is that the institute, although being in a temporary set up, has not…

Concerted efforts needed to protect wildlife: Sonowal

GUWAHATI, October 6: As Assam joined with the rest of the country in observing the 64th Wildlife Week 2018, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday gave a clarion call to all the stake holders to take a pledge to protect…

2 students die in Assam

Tezpur/Guwahati, October 6: A PhD scholar of Tezpur Central University and a postgraduate student of the Gauhati University have died in the last two days, said police and family sources Saturday. Computer Science Engineering (CSE) research scholar Kangkan Kalita (31)…

Assam MLAs urged to engage in eliminating TB

Guwahati, October 5: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday urged the MLAs to engage actively in the effort to eliminate tuberculosis from the state in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for a TB-free India by 2025. Stigma…

Lapang appointed chief adviser to Meghalaya govt

Shillong, October 4: D D Lapang, who quit Congress, was Thursday appointed chief adviser to the NPP-led government in Meghalaya with perks and facilities as enjoyed by top political appointees in the state, an official said. Lapang, a four-time chief…

Tawang adjudged cleanest district in NE

ITANAGAR, OCTOBER 4: Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh has been adjudged as the cleanest district in the Northeast on the basis of the reports of Swachh Survekshan Gramin (SSG)-2018. The SSG-2018 was carried out by a third party independent agency…

Sikkim receives two ‘Swachh Bharat’ awards

GANGTOK, OCTOBER 4: Sikkim received 2 awards at the Swachh Bharat Diwas function organised by Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, a State Government release said Wednesday. Sikkim was awarded the first prize in the ‘Cleanest State’ category for…

AFSPA extended in Arunachal Pradesh for 6 months

New Delhi, October 3: The Centre has extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in three districts of Arunachal Pradesh and its eight police station areas bordering Assam by another six months, in view of continuing activities of banned insurgent…

NE’s lone women police station celebrates silver jubilee

GUWAHATI, OCTOBER 3: Located at Panbazar in the city, the only women police station in the Northeast yesterday celebrated the 25 years of its existence. Set up in 1993 with minimal staff, including 1 woman Sub-Inspector as the in-charge, 1…

Assam Police to set up hi-tech special cell to combat fundamentalist terror

GUWAHATI, September 22: Alarmed at the arrest of as many as seven Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HuM) operatives within a span of one week Assam police is mulling to establish a high-tech special cell to combat and defeat the designs of fundamentalist terror…