North East  /  Published 10.07.20

BJP’s ally in Tripura flexes muscle

The 24-hour strike called by the Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT), the coalition partner of the ruling BJP, brought life to a standstill on Thursday. The IPFT had called the strike in Khumu...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 07.07.20

'Sustainable goals' class binding at IIT-G

IIT Guwahati has become the first such institute in the country to introduce a course on UN-Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 from the 2020-21 academic year. It intends to “reorient&rdqu...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Business  /  Published 04.07.20

Assam tea sets record

The three-day e-auction at the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GTAC)  has fetched a record average price amid the ongoing lockdown. GTAC secretary Priyanuz Dutta told The Telegraph that they s...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 29.06.20

Lemongrass tea hope for immunity

Tests conducted by IIT Guwahati have found that tea produced from ornamental lemongrass possessed antiviral and immune booster properties. Dr Sachin Kumar of the department of biosciences and bioengin...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 28.06.20

Lockdown, night curfew in Guwahati

The Assam government has announced a 14-day “total lockdown” in Guwahati from Sunday midnight following a spurt in Covid-19 cases. Night curfew was also imposed from 7pm to 7am across Ass...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 27.06.20

Advisory against travel to Guwahati

The Meghalaya government on Friday advised its citizens not to travel to neighbouring Guwahati, a city which will see a lockdown from Monday for two weeks following a spike in Covid-19 cases. But the...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

North East  /  Published 08.06.20

Total lockdown in Mizoram

Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga on Monday announced a “total lockdown” for two weeks from June 8 midnight.The state has also decided to increase the quarantine period to 21 days from 14 days f...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 31.05.20

Dispur sets up more test labs

Covid-19 cases continued to rise in Assam, touching 1,185 by Saturday evening, with the government attributing it to increased testing over the past couple of days.The day saw 128 new cases, taking th...
By Mohsin Khaiyam, Sanjoy Hazarika and Kulendu Kalita in Bokakhat

North East  /  Published 30.05.20

Ex-colonel suspect in smuggling

Retired Lt Col Ashutosh Tripathi will be named as the prime suspect in the alleged smuggling of feral horses from Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, in the forest department’s final offence report, as he...
By Mohsin Khaiyam in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 28.05.20

Dispur to pay May salary to employees

Government employees in Assam on Thursday heaved a huge sigh of relief as finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced Dispur’s decision to disburse salary and pension for May.There are about 4.5 ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati


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