Assam police on Wednesday arrested 19 more gazetted officers, including the daughter of Tezpur BJP MP R.P. Sharma, in connection with the cash-for-jobs scam in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC).
Hindutva leader Pravin Togadia, who leads the Antarashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP), on Wednesday accused the BJP-led government of failing to fulfil its pre-poll promise of deporting illegal Bangladeshi migrants from Assam while demanding their expulsion after update of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Consequences will be "extremely dangerous" if genuine citizens are left out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), said Rupam Nandi Purkayastha, adviser to the All Cachar Karimganj Hailakandi Students' Association (ACKHSA), on Wednesday.
Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said the government should take action against Assam Police Border Organisation personnel who refer names to foreigners tribunals without a proper preliminary inquiry.
Employees joining government service in Tripura on or after July 1 this year would not be governed by Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, and would not be entitled to general provident fund, an order issued by the state finance department said.
Meghalaya will not ban the import of fish from other states, including Andhra Pradesh, while the state fisheries department will start conducting spot-testing of fish brought from outside the state in markets from Thursday to verify if the food items have been laced with harmful preservatives like formalin.
Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday said setting up of a toll gate on National Highway 37 at Raha in Assam's Nagaon district is "unjust" and demanded the removal of all toll gates from the Northeast.