North East

Indigenous Muslims demand 'ethnic' tag

Fearing an "identity crisis" owing to the inclusion of a large number of Bengali-speaking Muslims in the National Register of Citizens (NRC), an umbrella body of Assam's indigenous Muslims will launch an agitation from August 25, demanding constitutional safeguards and status of "ethnic community".
Sumir Karmakar Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

NRC demand for Tripura

Tripura tribal welfare minister and general secretary of the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), Mevar Kumar Jamatia, on Saturday extended support to revision of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state and said the demand would be raised by his party.

Atal health cards for transgenders

Transgenders in Assam have found a reason to thank former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee as 200 of them were handed over Atal Amrit health cards by the state health department on Friday under the scheme named after him.
Sumir Karmakar Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Portal boost for regional films

Six engineering students have developed an online portal, Movietonne, where users can stream films in languages of the Northeast at a minimal price.
Raja Das Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

RTI activist raises doubt on cop vests

Assam RTI activist Dulal Bora has raised questions about the quality of the bullet-proof jackets being used by the Assam police.

World Bank to vet Assam eco project

A World Bank team will be assessing an Assam government proposal for a Rs 732-crore eco-tourism project here on August 21. If cleared, this will be the single biggest tourism project to be undertaken by the international financial institution in India.
UMANAND JAISWAL Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Students reject part-scholarship

The Eastern Nagaland College Students' Union (ENCSU) on Saturday said it would not accept the disbursement of scholarships on installation basis unless the department concerned comes out with an official notification from the Union ministry of tribal affairs.
Bhadra Gogoi Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Students 'lock' NIT

Students' wing of Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) on Saturday shut down the National Institute of Technology, Manipur, to protest the conducting of interviews for recruitment of 22 faculties of the institute in Calcutta.
Ngangbam Indrakanta Singh Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Finance panel team to visit Nagaland

A team of the 15th Finance Commission has scheduled its visit to Nagaland tentatively in the last week of November, the state finance department said on Saturday.
BHADRA GOGOI Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Girl makes Nalbari proud

Seven-year-old Subhangi Manjit from Nalbari district of Assam who reached the Super 12 round of Zee TV's India's Best Dramebaaz Season 3, a reality show, has signed an agreement with Zee TV for three years.
Raja Das Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Panel flouts pact: varsity leaders

The students, teachers and staff of Manipur University have expressed dissatisfaction over the fresh fact-finding committee constituted by the Centre to look into alleged financial and administrative irregularities allegedly committed by vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey.
Ngangbam Indrakanta Singh Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST


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