Top ranking NDFB(S) militant arrested in Assam

A top-ranking militant leader of the NDFB (Songbijit), involved in the Adivasi massacre on December 23 last, was arrested during a joint operation of army and police from Chetnaguri in Kokrajhar district of Assam on Saturday.

Police commissionerate system inaugurated in Dimapur

Nagaland's commercial hub, Dimapur, has become the second city in the North East, after Guwahati in Assam to have a Commissionerate system of policing.

Assam Congress MLA Rumi Nath detained for alleged links with 'most wanted' car thief
Assam Congress MLA Rumi Nath detained for alleged links with 'most wanted' car thief

Assam Congress legislator Rumi Nath was on Tuesday picked up from her official residence by the Guwahati police in connection with car theft case.

Not facing any political pressure in Rumi Nath case: Guwahati top cop

Guwahati Police Commissioner Jyotirmoy Chakravarty on Monday said his team is not facing any political pressure in investigating Congress MLA Rumi Nath's alleged link with a car thief and arms dealer.

20,000 UCs pending from 58 depts of Assam govt: CAG

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Saturday slammed Assam government for failing to submit nearly 20,000 Utilisation Certificates pending from 58 departments, amounting to about Rs 12,000 crore, from 2001-02 to 2013-14.

Assam for creation of smart villages

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said the state government is considering taking an initiative to create smart villages for inclusive growth and equal development of rural areas.

China shadow over ambitious Guwahati-Tawang connectivity?

India may again approach Bhutan for an early clearance to a crucial road passing through its territory that connects strategically important Tawang with Guwahati as the neighbouring country has put on hold the project apparently due to fear of antagonising China.

Congress and AIUDF force Assam Speaker to retract decision on report

The ruling Congress and opposition AIUDF on Tuesday forced Assam Assembly Speaker Pranab Kumar Gogoi to retract his decision to submit a report on definition of Assamese to the state government through the House and compelled him to give it in his personal capacity.

NDFB militant, accused of adivasi massacre, arrested

A NDFB-Songbijit militant leading the arson following the December 23 massacre was on Friday arrested in Assam's Kokrajhar district.

Tarun Gogoi requests Modi not to shift NE Centre of Samgeet Natak Academy

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to shift the North East Centre of Sangeet Natak Akademi from Guwahati to Agartala, the Assembly was informed on Thursday.

77 killed in witch hunting incidents since 2010 in Assam

At least 77 people were killed and 60 others injured in witch-hunting incidents in Assam since 2010, the Assembly was informed on Friday.

Anil Ambani to start Clean India initiative at Kamakhya temple

Industrialist Anil Ambani on Saturday visited the Kamakhya temple and pledged to soon start a programme under Prime Minister's Swachh Bharat campaign at the famous shrine.

Chilly weather will not be a factor against Nepal, feels Indian football coach
Chilly weather will not be a factor against Nepal, feels Indian football coach

National football coach Stephen Constantine feels the chilly weather in the Nepali capital with the mercury dipping to 14 degrees Celsius wouldn't be a problem for the Indian team as they take on Nepal in the return leg of the World Cup Qualifiers here on March 17.

Subramanian Swamy defends mosque ''not a religious place'' remark

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy, who created a controversy by claiming that mosque is not a religious place and can be demolished any time, on Sunday defended his remark and said that the Islamic places of worship have been demolished for public purposes in British times.

Tarun Gogoi threatens to ban Subramanian Swamy's entry into Assam

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday said the government would consider banning entry of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy into the state after his reported remark that "mosques are mere buildings and can be demolished."

Connectivity issues in Northeast: Minister asks philanthropists for planes

Terming inter-regional mobility a major problem in the Northeast, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday sought philanthropists' help for ensuring greater air connectivity there by way of placing a couple of aircraft for easier communication.

Assam may get tough laws to deal with witch-hunting

Assam may soon have tougher laws to deal with the menace of witch-hunting over which 140 people have been killed since 2002.

Dimapur lynching: HC notice to Centre, Nagaland on PIL seeking CBI probe

The Gauhati High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the central and Nagaland governments to file their responses to a PIL seeking a CBI probe into the breaking into Dimapur Central Jail and lynching of a rape accused by a mob on March 5.

Dimapur lynching: Opposition questions Congress MLAs statement accusing Assam CM Gogoi

Opposition members in Assam Assembly on Monday questioned Congress MLA Siddique Ahmod's reported statement in a public meeting accusing Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi of failing to take action despite being informed that the rape accused, who hailed from Karimganj, would be dragged out from Dimapur Central Jail.

21-yr-old Assamese student beaten up by locals in south Delhi

A 21-year-old Assamese student was allegedly beaten up by locals in south Delhi's Amar Colony when he was trying to break the lock of someone else's house, mistaking it to be his own, apparently in an inebriated state.