Friday, December 1, 2023


North East

Northeast gets first Unani medicine institute

Silchar, November 20: A first-of-its-kind institute on Unani medicine in the Northeast was inaugurated by Union Ayush Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in Silchar town of Assam on Sunday. The Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine (RRIUM), spread over an area of 3.5 acres, was built at an investment of Rs 48 crore. "The effectiveness of Ayush system of medicine in enhancing the quality of life of people is a proven fact and, which is why, we are working on a medical system, as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where the...
North East

Mizoram church to donate money for flood relief in Assam’s Silchar

Aizawl, June 27: The Presbyterian Church of Mizoram on Monday decided to donate Rs 8 lakh for relief operations in flood-hit Assam's Cachar district. At a meeting, the flood situation in Assam was discussed and it was unanimously decided to provide assistance of Rs 8 lakh for the flood-affected people of Silchar town and its nearby areas in Cachar district, Rev Vanlalnghaka Ralte, the moderator of Synod, said. "We have decided to give Rs 8 lakh for the flood victims in Silchar town and nearby villages as a humanitarian gesture...
North East

Assam floods: NDRF deploys 3 women rescuers for ops in Silchar

New Delhi, June 27: The NDRF has deployed a team of three women rescuers for undertaking flood rescue duties in Assam, making it one of the first operations where female combatants of the federal contingency force have been tasked to handle a major disaster. Constables O Indrani Devi, Alpana Das and Rekha Devi are rescuing the marooned and providing food, medicines, water and other relief material to the affected in Silchar, the headquarter of Cachar district, a senior NDRF officer said. While Indrani Devi hails from Manipur, Das and Rekha...
North East

Administration yet to reach all affected people of Silchar: Himanta

Silchar (Assam), June 26: With Silchar town in Assam's Cachar district submerged in flood waters for a week now, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday conceded that the administration has not been able to reach all the marooned people yet. He said instructions have been issued to agencies involved in the relief and rescue operations to maximise their reach and ensure help for all affected population at the earliest. Sarma waded through the flood waters on foot at places and sailed in a NDRF rubber boat in some other...
North East

Silchar to host Northeast Green Summit from Nov 16

Silchar (Assam), November 6: Sustainable development and conservation strategies for the Northeast and its contiguous biodiversity zones, a round table of forest ministers of the region, besides green art and green music events are on the agenda of the three-day Northeast Green Summit beginning here from November 16. The focus area of the sixth edition of the summit is 'Greening after Covid: Regional Cooperation, Innovation & Entrepreneurship'.Union Minister of State for Environment Ashwini Chaubey is expected to attend the summit, where delegates from Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar will also brainstorm...
North East

Hoarding in Assamese language smeared with black ink in Silchar

Silchar/ Guwahati, October 18: A state government hoarding written in Assamese has been found smeared with black ink in the Bengali-majority Barak valley area of Assam triggering criticism from some parties.The incident, which took place at Silchar in Cachar district on Sunday, was allegedly carried out by members of two organisations demanding the use of Bengali in place of Assamese in the Barak valley region. Visuals showed the alleged activists climbing a ladder and defacing the hoarding in front of Silchar Railway station. They also wrote Bangla Likhun' (write in...