North East

Assam cop convicted for custodial torture

Goalpara superintendent of police Amitava Sinha was convicted by a sessions court here on Thursday for allegedly torturing an accused in police custody.
PANKAJ SARMA Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Flash floods hit Tinsukia

Waterlogging of arterial roads here in less than an hour of heavy showers on Thursday exposed this Upper Assam town's lack of preparedness to combat flash floods.
Rishu Kalantri Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

MLA smells 'politics' in flood aid criticism

Hailakandi MLA Anwar Hussain Laskar on Thursday alleged that a section of people were "politicising" the flood situation in Assam's Barak Valley rather than helping the affected.
MANASH PRATIM DUTTA Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Precise flood forecast push

The National Water Informatics Centre, being set up in New Delhi under the Centre's National Hydrology Project (NHP), will have a comprehensive data centre for precise flood forecast of the Brahmaputra and other hydrological information of the Northeast.
SUMIR KARMAKAR Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Mizoram site eyes Unesco tag

A 2,400-year-old site in Mizoram, suspected to have links with a lost civilisation, is eyeing the coveted Unesco World Heritage Site.
Gaurav Das Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Yoga a way of life: Army

Army commanders in-charge of guarding the Line of Actual Control in Tawang, Arunachal Pra-desh, are increasingly pushing for yoga to keep their personnel fit at the high-altitude posts along the India-China border.
Sumir Karmakar Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Inaction slur over lynching

Citizen group Axom Nagarik Samaj on Thursday alleged that the mob at Panijuri Kachari village in Karbi Anglong district had prepared for two-and-a-half hours before lynching two youths from the city on June 8 on the suspicion of being child kidnappers.
RAJIV KONWAR Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Deb prod for yoga practice

Chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who inaugurated World Yoga Day celebrations at Khumulwng town in West Tripura district on Wednesday, called upon people to practise the "thousands of years-old tradition" for a healthy society.
Debraj Deb Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Statehood Demand Day on Aug 23

Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) vice-president Brajalal Debbarma on Thursday said his party would observe Statehood Demand Day through mass demonstrations in all sub-divisions of the state on August 23, conveying their demand for separate state - Twipraland - despite differences with its ally, the BJP, over the issue.
Debraj Deb Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Mizoram skips day

Mizoram skipped International Yoga Day, celebrated by the nation on Thursday, this year.
Henry L. Khojol Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Tripura plea for AIIMS

The Tripura Assembly on Wednesday unanimously approved a proposal for a medical institution in the state on the lines of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.
Debraj Deb Jun 22, 2018 00:00 IST


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