NPP may snap ties with BJP-led NDA over Citizenship Bill

SHILLONG, January 8: Soon after Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Citizenship Bill, 2016, Meghalaya Chief Minister, and NPP president, Conrad Sangma said that the matter pertaining to breaking its ties with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) would be discussed…

Resign and face fresh election, AGP tells Sonowal

Guwahati, January 8: A day after pulling out of the BJP-led government in Assam over the Citizenship Amendment Bill, the AGP Tuesday demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and dared the saffron party to face fresh polls. The…

Not backing Citizenship Bill a “blunder” by Asom Gana Parishad: BJP Leader

GUWAHATI, January 8: The Asom Gana Parishad has committed a “historic blunder” by not extending its support to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and has betrayed the people of Assam, state minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said today. The BJP leader’s remark…

Assam Minister’s Citizenship Bill remark sparks protests

Guwahati, January 7: Protests broke out in several places in Assam, with agitators stripping themselves in public in Tinsukia, on Monday over Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s comment that if the Citizenship Bill is not passed “we will be surrendering…

AGP withdraws support to BJP in Assam over Citizenship Bill

Guwahati, January 7: The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Monday withdrew its support to ruling BJP in Assam over the Citizenship Amendment Bill, AGP president and minister Atul Bora said. The Bill seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from…

Parl panel asks Env Ministry to arrest declining trend Forest cover in NE

NEW DELHI, JANUARY 7: Noting that forest cover in the Northeastern States of the country decreased in 2017 compared to what it was in 2015, a Parliamentary panel has recommended the Environment Ministry to take necessary steps to arrest the…

4 Oppn parties move dissent notes to JPC report on Assam’s Citizenship Bill

New Delhi, January 6: The final report of the joint parliamentary committee on the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which will be submitted in Lok Sabha on Monday, does not have the approval of at least four opposition parties whose members on…

Tripura to set up intl Buddhist univ to attract students from SE Asian nations

AGARTALA, JANUARY 6: The International Buddhist Confederation is hoping to set up a Buddhist university in Tripura shortly to attract students from South East Asian countries like Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Sri Lanka. Speaking to indianexpress.com, International Buddhist Confederation…

Centre forms panel to assess how to reserve seats in Assam Assembly

NEW DELHI, January 6: The government has set up a high-level committee to assess the appropriate level of reservation of seats in the Assam assembly and local bodies for the Assamese people, besides providing other safeguards. The move came days…

Manipur: 518 drug traffickers arrested in 2018; 2,210 acres of poppy fields destroyed

Imphal, January 6: Security forces in Manipur arrested 518 people including 406 men and 112 women under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and registered 378 cases in the year 2018. According to the source, forces seized over…