North East

State in top 10 for child abuse

A group of NGOs on Sunday demanded zero tolerance in crimes against children, particularly sexual abuse, while supporting the Centre's ordinance for death penalty for those convicted in the rape of child below 12 years.
Sumir Karmakar Apr 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Youth held for blackmail

A youth was arrested on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday from Upper Assam's Tinsukia town on charges of blackmailing a teenage girl.
Rishu Kalantri Apr 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Rare vultures poisoned

As many as 18 rare slender-billed vultures were found dead at Jamuguri Gaon in the Demow area of Sivasagar district on Sunday. According to a forest official, they died after eating a poison-laced carcass of a calf.
Avik Chakraborty Apr 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Highway repair after CM prod

The repair of erosion-affected National Highway 53 along the Barak river in the Panchgram area of Hailakandi district of Assam has started following intervention by chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
Our Correspondent Apr 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Ex-Cong MLA dies at 54

Former Assam legislator and Congress leader Bibekananda Doley passed away early on Sunday owing to multiple organ failure. He was 54.
MANASH PRATIM DUTTA Apr 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Two soldiers die in Arunachal mishap

Two soldiers, lance naik Parsuram K. and sipahi B. Amarnath, died after the truck they were travelling in fell into the Kundil river near Kabang village in Arunachal Pradesh's Lower Dibang Valley district on Sunday morning.
Rishu Kalantri Apr 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Flood spanner in beautification

Waterlogging in some parts of Guwahati has prompted the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) to remove the decorative lights it had installed for the city's beautification as part of the Global Investors' Summit held here on February 3 and 4. The move aims to prevent deaths caused by electric shock.
MANASH PRATIM DUTTA Apr 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Goru Bihu beats in Germany

Assamese music video Goru Bihu Song, directed by music producer Axl Hazarika, has been selected for screening at the 47th Sehsüchte, one of the largest international film festivals in Europe, in the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF housed at Babelsberg Film Studio, Germany.
SUMIR KARMAKAR Apr 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Man held for raping 14-year-old

Police arrested Manoj Ghosh, 58, from Champlai area in Khowai district, 60km from here, early on Saturday, for allegedly raping a 14-year-old at least 11 times since February this year.
Debraj Deb Apr 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Rush to complete Shillong bypass

The Meghalaya government has decided to complete the construction of a bypass road before the monsoon in order to reduce traffic congestion in this city.
Rining Lyngdoh Apr 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Impasse over joint survey continues

Officials of Assam and Mizoram and representatives of Mizo Zirlai Pawl met on Saturday under the leadership of joint secretary (Northeast), home, Satyendra Garg, to discuss about resuming the joint survey to identify illegal structures along the inter-state boundary.
Henry L. Khojol Apr 23, 2018 00:00 IST


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