North East

Akhil leads black-flag charge

Police detained more than 300 members of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), including its leader Akhil Gogoi, during BJP national president Amit Shah's visit here, for participating in a black-flag protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, in Guwahati.
MANASH PRATIM DUTTA May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

AGP opposes citizenship bill at meet

AGP president and Assam agriculture minister Atul Bora opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, at the third conclave of the North East Democratic Alliance (Neda) here on Sunday, in the presence of BJP president Amit Shah.
PANKAJ SARMA May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

UN panel suggests shift to packaged tea

A UN tea panel has suggested that the tea market in India can shift from unpackaged to packaged tea owing to rising incomes and an emerging middle class.
ROOPAK GOSWAMI May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Loneliness links three stories

Three Assamese directors have joined hands to weave stories written by French writers Guy de Maupassant, Honoré de Balzac and Assamese writer Homen Borgohain in a film.
Rajiv Konwar May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

6 more held in Rupai case

Police have arrested six more persons in connection with the murder of a grocery shop employee and a customer at Rupai on the outskirts of Doomdooma in the district on Friday.
Rishu Kalantri May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Shah hope for Cong-mukt NE

The North East Democratic Alliance (Neda), a platform of the BJP and its allies in the Northeast, has set its sights on winning the Mizoram Assembly polls later this year for a "Congress- mukt" region.
PANKAJ SARMA May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Officials sound dengue alert

The Kamrup (metro) district is the most dengue-endemic district of Assam, officials of the health department said.
MANASH PRATIM DUTTA May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Poachers held, arms dug out of forest

Nagaon police have arrested four poachers, who led police to a Karbi Anglong jungle where they had hidden arms and ammunition, including two AK-47 rifles, used in killing rhinos in Kaziranga National Park.
Pankaj Sarma May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Villagers sniff scam in irrigation scheme

The villagers of Diger constituency in Dima Hasao district of Assam have alleged largescale scam in the construction of irrigation canals in their area.
Samsul Alam May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Myanmar refugees stuck

A resumption of armed conflict between the Myanmar army and rebel Arakan Army (AA) has made over 300 Myanmar refugees reluctant to return to their villages, sources said.
Henry L. Khojol May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Floods ravage parts of Tripura

Several areas of Gomati, Khowai, Sipahijala and West Tripura districts are inundated since Sunday morning as the water levels of Haora and Gomati rivers exceeded the danger level because of incessant rain.
Debraj Deb May 21, 2018 00:00 IST


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