UCIL shuts Meghalaya offices, terminates 10 workers

Shillong, August 30: The state-owned Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) has said it has been “compelled” to shut down its offices in Meghalaya and terminate the services of all contract workers employed in two of its offices here. The…

Mizo Students’ Union to intensify anti-influx drive

GUWAHATI, August 29: Mizoram’s apex students’ association, Mizo Zirlai Pawl said that it would further intensify and expand the scope of its drive against influx if the state government “continues to remain silent and inactive against illegal migrants”. The students…

AFSPA extended for 6 months in Assam

Guwahati, August 29: The Assam government on Wednesday extended application of the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) in the state for six more months with immediate effect. The Act gives special rights and immunity to security forces…

Mizoram recalls officials sent to conduct repatriation of Brus

Aizawl, August 29: Mizoram government today decided to recall all the government officials sent to conduct the repatriation of Brus from six relief camps in neighbouring Tripura, a senior Home department official said. Additional secretary in the Home department, Lalbiakzama…

EPFO allows enrollment of new employees without Aaddhaar in Assam, M’laya, Nagaland

New Delhi, August 29: Retirement fund body EPFO has allowed enrolment of new members without Aadhaar in Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland, on account of low penetration of the 12 digit unique identity number in these states. In an office order…

On Assam List, top Court orders re-verification of 10% people excluded

NEW DELHI, August 28: The Supreme Court today ordered re-verification of 10 per cent of the people in Assam who were excluded from draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) published recently. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F…

Each resident of Meghalaya village plants one sapling

Nongtrai (Meghalaya), August 28: Residents of Nongtrai village in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district, have planted a sapling in keeping with the “one citizen one tree” initiative of state Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma. About 300 saplings, each tagged with…

Rain water floods passenger lounge of Guwahati airport

Guwahati, August 28: Rain water gushed through the ceiling inside the passenger lounge area of Guwahati airport following heavy showers yesterday but no flight operations were affected, an airport official said today. Torrential downpour from 8.45 pm to 10 pm…

Meghalaya CM Sangma wins South-Tura Assembly bypoll

Shillong, August 27: Meghalaya Chief Minister and NPP president Conrad K. Sangma on Monday won the South Tura by-election by defeating his nearest Congress rival Charlotte W. Momin by over 8,400 votes, Chief Electoral Officer F.R. Kharkongor said. With Sangma’s…

Illegal mining near Kaziranga National Park: Report sought from Karbi Anglong SP

GUWAHATI, August 27: The office of the director general of police has entrusted the Karbi Anglong superintendent of police to probe into illegal stone quarrying activities within a 10-km radius of Kaziranga National Park, a World Heritage Site, following a…