North East

Fixed wages put small tea growers in a fix

Small tea growers in Assam have expressed their inability to pay Rs 244.56 as minimum wages to its workers.

Rajnath allays NRC fears

Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday has said the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is being updated in Assam in an impartial, transparent and meticulous manner.
RAJIV KONWAR Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

4 poachers held in Darrang

Police arrested four poachers, including two from Nagaland, who were planning to kill rhinos at Orang National Park, in lower Assam's Darrang district late on Saturday night.
PANKAJ SARMA Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Border, varsity & talks on all-party agenda

An all political party meeting, convened by chief minister N. Biren Singh, discussed the issues related to Indo-Myanmar border (Manipur sector), Manipur University and the framework agreement signed between the Centre and the NSCN (I-M) at the chief minister's cabinet hall here on Sunday.
Ngangbam Indrakanta Singh Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Manipur groups fear Naga 'expansion'

The All Manipur United Clubs' Organisation (Amuco), Committee of Civil Societies Kangleipak (CCSK) and the United Committee Manipur (UCM) have opposed details shared by the Centre's interlocutor for Naga peace process R.N. Ravi to settle the Indo-Naga peace talks providing a "special status" according to Article 371 (A) of the Constitution.
Ngangbam Indrakanta Singh Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

NDPP flak for petition use

The ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) in Nagaland has accused its adversaries of "extensively" using a petition filed by an activist against it with the Election Commission. The party said the petition was timed at a crucial period of the campaign to the recently-held byelection to the Lok Sabha seat in Nagaland.
Bhadra Gogoi Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Singles trophy for Iman

Tinsukia lad Iman Sonowal annexed the men's singles title of the 7th All Assam Ranking Badminton tournament at Don Bosco School, Panbazar, here on Saturday.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

MNF slams govt over school issue

Mizoram's main Opposition party, the Mizo National Front (MNF), has accused the Congress-led state government of neglecting the education system by refusing to meet the demand of the Mizoram Govt Lumpsum Grant-in-Aid Higher Secondary School Association to upgrade nine higher secondary schools to ad hoc status.
Henry L. Khojol Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Changes a week after draft NRC

The office of the state coordinator of the National Register of Citizens, Assam, will start the process of resolving claims, objections and corrections of names of people a week after publication of the complete draft NRC.
RAJIV KONWAR Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Insurgency surge in Arunachal, says report

Arunachal Pradesh has witnessed a rise in the number of insurgency-related incidents unlike other northeastern states, which show a declining trend of such incidents, a report said.
PANKAJ SARMA Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Trader's body found, 3 held

Police have recovered the body of a trader, who was missing since July 15, in the wee hours on Sunday from a safety tank of a house here that belonged to a woman and arrested three persons, including the house owner.
Tejesh Tripathy Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST


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