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North East

Heroin worth Rs 21 crore, hidden inside soap boxes, seized in Guwahati

Guwahati, September 11: Guwahati Police seized 198 soap boxes containing suspected heroin weighing 2.527 kg in the Jorabat area, on the outskirts of Guwahati, on Sunday night and arrested three people, police said. The operation was launched based on secret information. The arrested accused were identified as Md Amir Khan, Md Yakup, and Md Jamir, all residents of Manipur. Diganta Borah, Commissioner of Police, Guwahati said, "The operation was launched based on secret information and seized 198 soap boxes containing suspected heroin weighing 2.527 kg with a market value of...
North East

Women stage semi-nude protest against eviction drive in Guwahati

Guwahati, September 1: Women staged a semi-nude protest in Assam's largest city Guwahati against an eviction drive in Silsako Beel (lake) area on Friday, as excavators ravaged to the ground several houses to clear alleged encroached land of the wetland. As police and civil administration reached the area to carry out the eviction, local people came out in protest. Initially raising slogans against the government and trying to prevent the police personnel from entering the area, two women protestors disrobed themselves. As the two stripped down to their undergarments, policewomen...
North East

Guwahati to host Northeast’s first-ever defence tech expo

Guwahati, August 12: A defence technology exhibition, showcasing latest weapons, vehicles and other equipment, will be held for the first time in the Northeast, with Assam’s largest city Guwahati gearing up to host the event in October. A meeting to review the preparations was held between the state government and top Army officials here on Friday, Assam Industries and Commerce Minister Bimal Borah said. “Held a meeting along with GoC-in-C, Eastern Command Lt. Commander R Kalita to review the proposed defence expo Defence East Tech 2023 scheduled to be held...
North East

Man held in Guwahati after video of torturing mother goes viral

Guwahati, August 7: A person was detained in Guwahati on Monday after a viral video purportedly showed him assaulting his aged mother, police said. The purported video, which has gone viral on social media, was filmed by a neighbour of the family. It showed the man hitting his aged mother with a stick as she pleaded with him to stop beating her. As the video reached the police, a team from the Dispur police station went to the house of the accused in the Hengrabari area and picked him up,...
North East

2024 LS polls: BJP leaders of 12 Eastern & NE States to meet in Guwahati

GUWAHATI, JULY 6: Senior BJP leaders of 12 states in East and Northeast India will meet in Guwahati on Thursday to strategise on the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The meeting will be attended by BJP's national general secretary BL Santosh, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma, Tripura CM Manik Saha, party MPs and MLAs, and state unit presidents, among others. A meeting of the party's core committee was held on Wednesday night to discuss the issues that will be taken up at the day-long Zonal Committee meeting,...
North East

‘Artificial flood’ problem of Guwahati solved to great extent: Minister

Guwahati, June 20: Assam Minister Ashok Singhal on Tuesday claimed that the problem of “artificial flood” in Guwahati has been solved to a great extent. He also said that the government is working round the clock to help the flood-affected people in the state. Talking to reporters after inspecting work under the ‘Flood free Guwahati’ mission, Singhal said, “Artificial flood is a problem in cities. We have already done a lot to solve it in Guwahati. “The situation is better this year. Wherever water logging is occurring, we have put...
North East

IIT-G study finds compacted clays can prevent viral contamination from entering environment

Guwahati, June 19: Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, have found a solution to the challenge of managing pathogenic waste in the post-COVID-19 pandemic period. After studying the fate and transport of virus through compacted natural clays for pathogenic waste disposal, the researchers found that both bentonite and kaolin clays in powder form can prevent the viral contamination to enter the environment, a press release issued by the premier institution said on Monday. The study has been published in the American Chemical Society journal ‘Langmuir’. The paper has...
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