• Bigil podu for these fans: 2 farmers’ loans settled 17 Nov 2019 00:09 Express News Service THENI: They say, the good old days of compassion and kindness are dead. If you are thinking on the same lines, think again. Meet the fans of movie actor Vijay who made a difference by paying up the loans of two farmers. The occasion is …
  • Army soldier ‘poisoned to death by wife and paramour’, four arrested 16 Nov 2019 23:37 Sheetal allegedly mixed the poison with water and gave it to Sanjay, killing him. (Representational Image) A soldier of the Indian Army was allegedly killed by his wife, who dumped his body near Khed Shivapur area on Pune-Satara Road with the help of her …
  • After Kerala & Assam, Bihar to start special ‘child budget’ 16 Nov 2019 23:37 The Budget will be made for child survival, their health and nutrition, education and development, protection, and child participation.(Source: Getty/Thinkstock) The Bihar government, which faces criticism for malnutrition among children, also …
  • New Assam NRC Coordinator goes on leave 16 Nov 2019 23:13 The new State Coordinator for the exercise to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam has gone on leave a week after his appointment. Hitesh Dev Sarma, who was appointed on November 9 as the replacement for Prateek Hajela, went on a month’s …
  • No clarity on voter list in West Bengal 16 Nov 2019 23:06 Durgapur: It was towards the fag-end of October when my fellow Bengalis, still in a trance from the Durga puja festivities, suddenly felt a bout of panic with the news that an ‘NRC-like’ exercise had begun in the state of West Bengal, despite assurance …
  • Delhi: Man kills self, abetment case filed against ex-girlfriend, two others 16 Nov 2019 22:51 Police said the man, Harpreet Singh, allegedly committed suicide on November 12. (Representational) Days after a 30-year-old man allegedly committed suicide, police have filed an FIR of abetment of suicide against his ex-girlfriend and her two friends. No …
  • Social network Mastodon suspends Assam Police account 16 Nov 2019 20:13 Assam Police was in for the rude shock after it joined Mastodon Social and posted regarding child and women safety on the occasion of Children’s Day. Mastodon Social, the social media platform which has gained popularity in India recently, on November 14 …
  • Special cabinet meeting on November 18 to discuss Citizenship Amendment Bill 16 Nov 2019 18:26 GUWAHATI: Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu informed that a special cabinet meeting will be convened on November 18 to discuss Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB). The bill is likely to be tabled in the winter session of the Parliament. Speaking at …
  • Parliament to heat up this winter session as Govt set to table Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 16 Nov 2019 17:36 Law student, who accused Chinmayanand of rape, arrested for extortion The Modi government is set to table the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, a key BJP plank which is aimed at granting nationality to non-Muslim immigrants from neighbouring …
  • Parliament session to take up Citizenship Bill, 34 others 16 Nov 2019 16:32 New Delhi: The nearly month-long winter session of Parliament beginning November 18 will see over 35 legislations taken up, including the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which amends the definition of illegal migrant, and the Personal …
  • UN panel adopts resolution on minority rights as Pakistan exposes India’s poor record 16 Nov 2019 14:38 NEW YORK: A committee of the UN General Assembly Friday unanimously passed a resolution calling for the promotion and protection of human rights of persons belonging to minorities, with Pakistan drawing the international community’s attention to the plight …
  • Man tries to fly out of Guwahati with smuggled gold biscuits, arrested 16 Nov 2019 13:23 Image Source : PTI Man tries to fly out of Guwahati with smuggled gold biscuits, arrested Four smuggled gold biscuits valued at Rs 25.75 lakh were seized from a passenger at the Lokpriyo Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here on Thursday and he was …
  • Assam NRC, a tool to ‘render Indian Muslims stateless’: US panel 16 Nov 2019 13:23 NEW DELHI: The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, or USCIRF described Assam’s Nationwide Register of Residents (NRC) an instrument to “target religious minorities and to render Muslims stateless”. Following the exclusion of more …
  • Pakistan lauds US commission for becoming voice of Kashmiris 'brutally silenced by India' 16 Nov 2019 12:14 The Foreign Office (FO) on Saturday welcomed the hearing of of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the United States Congress on the situation in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, where people are facing movement and communications restrictions for more …
  • Mamata govt to set up detention centres for arrested foreigners, says ‘don’t link it with NRC’ 16 Nov 2019 12:06 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said recently: “There will be no Assam-like detention camps in Bengal because there is going to be no NRC in this state.” (File photo) Detention centres will be set up soon by the Mamata Banerjee government in …
  • Mayank Agarwal smashes 243 as India reach 493 for six 16 Nov 2019 09:35 NET Bureau Opener Mayank Agarwal grinded a below-par Bangladesh bowling unit with a career-best second double hundred as India buried the visitors under a deluge of runs on the second day of the opening Test here on Friday. Agarwal’s third Test hundred, …
  • Kiren Rijiju calls for joint efforts from centre and states in making India a sporting nation 16 Nov 2019 09:34 NET Bureau Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has called for collective efforts from the centre and the states in making India a fit nation and help build a sporting culture in the country. Rijiju made the appeal during his inaugural address at the Conference of …
  • Assam NRC targeting religious minorities: US commission on religious freedom 16 Nov 2019 08:52 The updated final NRC was released on August 31, with over 1.9 million applicants failing to make it to the list.  A federal US commission on international religious freedom has alleged that National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam is a tool to “target …
  • CISF jawan to start Assam's first clothes bank 16 Nov 2019 08:46
  • Cong rally against citizenship Bill in North Garo Hills 16 Nov 2019 08:04 NET Bureau The Congress protest juggernaut against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill reached the North Garo Hills district on Thursday. A protest rally was held in the district headquarters at Resubelpara on the occasion. The rally was led by Congress MLA …
  • We have faith in PM, Home Minister: Biren Singh 16 Nov 2019 08:04 NET Bureau Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Friday reiterated that his Government has full trust in the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. He maintained that the two Central leaders would fulfil their commitments …
  • Mizoram Govt revives traditional festival of children 16 Nov 2019 08:04 NET Bureau Children across Mizoram have been enjoying a week full of fun as part of celebration of the Children’s Day. The State Art and Culture Department and the Social Welfare Department organised the Pawl Kut, a Mizo traditional festival associated …
  • NGT panel asks Meghalaya Govt to coordinate with Assam 16 Nov 2019 08:04 NET Bureau The BP Katakey committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), on Friday directed the Meghalaya Government to coordinate with its Assam counterpart to release ex-gratia payment to the next of kin of those killed in mining mishaps in …
  • AASU opposes privatisation of NRL 16 Nov 2019 06:30 NET Bureau Asserting that Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) must retain its Central PSU status, the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) on Friday deplored the “weak role” of the Assam government in safeguarding the refinery, a product of the Assam Accord of …
  • A SNEAK PEEK INTO THE UPCOMING BASCON FESTIVAL 4.0 16 Nov 2019 06:30 The Basar Confluence or popularly known as the BasCon festival is celebrated with much zeal and enthusiasm in the Land of the Dawn lit mountains. It is a community based tourism festival and celebrates the tradition, culture, music and the heritage of the …
  • CAB to Solve Problem of about Five Lakh People: Himanta Biswa Sarma 16 Nov 2019 06:30 NET Bureau Assam’s Cabinet Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019 will solve the citizenship issue of four to five lakh of people in the State. Sarma’s statement has assumed significance ahead of the winter …
  • Goa top cop Pranab Nanda dies of cardiac arrest during official visit to Delhi 16 Nov 2019 06:12 New Delhi: Goa's Director General of Police (DGP) Pranab Nanda passed away in Delhi after suffering a cardiac arrest. Nanda was in the national capital when he suffered a cardiac arrest on Saturday early morning.   He joined IPS in 1988 and has served …
  • NGT panel for payment of more compensation to mine victims 16 Nov 2019 05:45 Shillong, Nov 16 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) appointed committee has decided to recommend the NGT payment of additional compensation to the next of kin of coal miners killed in three different mining tragedies in Meghalaya. Sixteen miners were …
  • View: To safeguard its global image India doesn’t need better messaging, but better policies 16 Nov 2019 05:43 India’s international reputation is taking a hammering these days. Scarcely a week goes by without another scathing attack on the Modi government in a leading Western publication. The growing chorus has expanded beyond the usual suspects – leftist …
  • During official visit to Delhi, Goa top cop dies of cardiac arrest 16 Nov 2019 05:41 Nanda was in the national capital when he suffered a cardiac arrest on Saturday early morning. New Delhi: Goa's Director General of Police (DGP) Pranab Nanda passed away in Delhi after suffering a cardiac arrest. Nanda was in the national capital when …
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy: Meghalaya stun Mumbai by 6 wickets 16 Nov 2019 04:36 Riding on Ravi Teja’s unbeaten 61 and Sanjay Yadav’s 55 overhauled the target for Meghalaya with four balls to spare. (Screengrab) RAVI Teja gently flicked Mumbai’s pacer Dhawal Kulkarni for a four to help Meghalaya beat Mumbai by six wickets in a league …
  • Asian Infra Bank to invest $575 million in suburban rlys, clean energy 16 Nov 2019 04:29 Mumbai: The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved an investment of $575 million in suburban railways and renewable energy sector, taking to its total commitment in India to nearly $3 billion. It will extend a long-term project loan to …
  • Ranjan Gogoi to get Z plus security in Assam after his retirement 16 Nov 2019 04:22 GUWAHATI | NEW DELHI: Outgoing Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi will enjoy Z plus security in Assam where he is likely to settle after his retirement on November 17. Security of Gogoi and four others judges was beefed up ahead of the delivery of Ayodhya …
  • Amnesty Denounces ‘Pattern of Harassment’ by Indian Authorities 16 Nov 2019 03:05 NEW DELHI – Amnesty International has denounced a “pattern of harassment” towards the human rights organization by Indian authorities, hours after a raid on one of its headquarters in the Asian country. “Over the past year, a pattern of harassment has …
  • Poll-bound Karimpur talks devpt, NRC 16 Nov 2019 02:26 Nadia: Karimpur can’t be accessed by train. Residents of this assembly constituency in Nadia district have to travel 106km by bus to Ranaghat before they can take a train to Sealdah. In a tea stall in Karimpur, poor rail link is a talking point at a time …
  • Odisha: Triplets, born prematurely in train, die before being shifted to hospital 16 Nov 2019 01:57 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A pregnant Assamese woman gave birth to premature triplets on board Bengaluru-Guwahati Express on Friday near Jajpur Road - Keonjhar railway station. Unfortunately, the babies died before being shifted to hospital. …
  • Habitats Trust honours conservation efforts 16 Nov 2019 01:55 By Express News Service NEW DELHI: The Habitats Trust has awarded financial grants worth Rs 84 lakh to organisations and individual working on environment conservation. “Every conservationist who applied for The Habitats Trust Grants is engaged in doing …
  • Winter Session: Reworked Citizenship Bill may set off Northeast stir 16 Nov 2019 01:55 Winter Session is going to start from November 18. Guwahati: The Centre’s move to push a revised Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in the Winter Session of Parliament is set to have serious repercussions across the northeastern states, with the All Assam …
  • India to push for its passage Monday 16 Nov 2019 01:09 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi government is set to introduce the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill aimed at granting nationality to non-Muslim immigrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, in parliament’s winter session starting from …
  • Meghalaya stun Mumbai by 6 wickets 16 Nov 2019 00:43 Mumbai had got off to a good start with openers Jay Bista and Aditya Tare adding 73 runs for the first wicket.(Representational Image) RAVI Teja gently flicked Mumbai’s pacer Dhawal Kulkarni for a four to help Meghalaya beat Mumbai by six wickets in a …