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Idea of special tag for Nagas irks Gogoi

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said the suggestion to grant special status to the Naga people residing in the states bordering Nagaland under the 2015 Naga framework agreement would violate the territorial rights of Assam.
MANASH PRATIM DUTTA Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Plea to make witchhunt law public

Brothers, a Guwahati-based social organisation, on Saturday demanded that the Assam Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Act, 2015, be made public for spreading awareness among the people and allowing stakeholders to implement its provisions.
ALI FAUZ HASSAN Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Global acclaim beckons NE artiste

Lorence Kachari, an aspiring filmmaker from Dimapur, Nagaland, has become an Indian brand ambassador for Streamiser Inc, an Africa-based online platform whose services include promotion of upcoming artistes from Africa and the world.
Gaurav Das Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Assam tops all states in violent crime

A parliamentary standing committee has expressed serious concern over the extremely high rate of kidnapping of women in Assam.
PANKAJ SARMA Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

NRC rush hits child patients

In the rush to prove their nationality, some parents of children with cleft lip and palate, and availing treatment for the facial disorder under Mission Smile, have not been able to come either to the comprehensive cleft care centre here or in the districts where mission camps treat patients. In an effort to include names of their families in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) those parents who have yet to ascertain or prove their nationalities and are awaiting hearings at trial courts or still pursuing verification of their respective documents are missing out on dates scheduled for treating and counselling of their children afflicted with cleft lip and palate.
GAURAV DAS Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Lone zoo tiger dies

Dipu, the only Royal Bengal tiger in Sipahijala Zoo has died, officials said.
Debraj Deb Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

VDF group warns of strike

The All Manipur VDF Welfare Association, which is on ceasework, on Saturday threatened to intensify its agitation if the government fails to respond to its demand for increase in pay sacle.
Ngangbam Indrakanta Singh Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

MZP flays govt over aid

Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), Mizoram's apex student group, on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the Centre and the Assam government for turning a deaf ear to its demand to compensate the losses caused by Assam police during a border stand-off at Zophai along the Assam-Mizoram border in March this year.
Henry L. Khojol Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Women slam liquor bill

The All Manipur Women's Social Reformation and Development Samaj (Nupi Samaj), a women's organisation, organised a rally here on Saturday in protest against the Manipur Liquor Prohibition (second amendment) bill, 2018, which proposes to give licence to liquor producers in a bid to generate revenue.
Ngangbam Indrakanta Singh Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Dumping zone threat to institutes

The garbage dumping ground of Dergaon Municipal Board here is a potent threat to the existence of three major educational institutes in Dergaon.
Sanjoy Hazarika Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

NSCN-IM cadre arrested

The army under Dao Division successfully apprehended one NSCN (I-M) cadre from Sepon in Dibrugarh district on Friday night. The operation has delivered a huge blow to NSCN (I-M) activities in Upper Assam.
Avik Chakraborty Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

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