North East

Surge of protests on rape

Eight organisations - both student and public ones - of Assam on Saturday moved Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Sarbananda Sonwal against the recent series of incidents of crime against women.
MANASH PRATIM DUTTA Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

169 distress calls in less than a month

Already 169 complaints of crimes against women have been received on the 181 women's helpline in Assam since it was launched on March 29.
PANKAJ SARMA Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Deb urges traders to be honest

Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday warned traders against hoarding and claimed that the Goods and Service Tax (GST) was effective in simplifying trade systems and battling black money. He urged traders to uphold honesty and integrity in business and said his government was committed to delivering a society free from corruption, addiction and crimes on women.
Debraj Deb Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Scion opposes palace plans

An attempt to develop Pushpavant palace, which served as the Raj Bhavan till three days back, into a museum and research centre dedicated to Rabindranath Tagore was on Saturday criticised by the royal family and indigenous civil society.
Debraj Deb Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Arunachal warms to red panda

What has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait with short front legs?

Storm wreaks havoc in Assam

Heavy showers accompanied by strong winds have destroyed more than 300 houses in over 25 villages of south Assam's Karimganj district in the past three days.
Swapnaneel Bhattacharjee Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Call for new cut-off date

The Assam Pradesh Committee of the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha on Saturday demanded that the cut-off date for inclusion in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) be fixed as August 15, 1947 instead of March 24, 1971 as pegged in the Assam Accord.
ALI FAUZ HASSAN Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Biren urges officials to serve sincerely

The present-day civil servants need to introspect whether they are still the "steel frame" that "iron man of India" Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel used to refer to, Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh said on the 12th Civil Service Day held here on Saturday.
Ngangbam Indrakanta Singh Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Two held for setting youth on fire

A youth and his girlfriend were arrested on Saturday for allegedly trying to burn alive the girl's ex-boyfriend here on Friday.
PRANAB KUMAR DAS Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Manipur ex-DSP denied bail

The special judge, narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, Manipur, on Saturday denied bail to retired deputy superintendent of police Abdul Latif in an alleged drug smuggling case and sent him to five-day police custody.
Ngangbam Indrakanta Singh Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Manipur ginger fest concludes

More than 50 farmers attended Manipur's first state-level ginger festival-cum-business summit that concluded at Parbung, about 80km from here, on Saturday.
Ngangbam Indrakanta Singh Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST


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