The State Election Commission, Assam, will approach Gauhati High Court seeking more time to hold the panchayat elections owing to shortage of officials, most of whom are engaged in the update of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
At least five vehicles were set ablaze on Imphal-Jiribam Road in Tamenglong district of Manipur on Thursday during a 24-hour bandh called by three Zeliangrong groups from Wednesday midnight in protest against the Centre and state government's alleged failure to arrest their leaders' abductors.
A 35-year-old man, who was beaten up along with three others on Diplonga tea estate under Sootea police station in Biswanath district on suspicion of being cattle thieves in the wee hours on Wednesday, succumbed to his injuries at Bora Nursing Home at Biswanath Chariali at night.
The inspector of schools of Morigaon district on Thursday suspended Khairul Islam, a teacher who was declared a "non-national" by a foreigners tribunal in 2016, but was found engaged in the NRC update exercise at a seva kendra in Mikirbheta.
The Manipur University community on Thursday decided to suspend its strike following an agreement with the state government to constitute an independent inquiry committee to probe allegations of irregularities against vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey.
The Congress on Thursday announced to carry out "civil disobedience movement" on August 27 against the alleged corruption and "attack on democracy" during the tenure of BJP-led NDA government. The protest will be in support of the Youth Congress's Bharat Bachao Andolan (save India movement).