• 644 militants surrender in Assam 23 Jan 2020 06:29 GUWAHATI: A total of 644 militants of eight banned insurgent outfits surrendered in Assam on Thursday along with 177 arms, police said. The members of the insurgent groups -- ULFA (I), NDFB, RNLF, KLO, CPI (Maoist), NSLA, ADF and NLFB -- surrendered in …
  • Students boycott classes in Assam varsity and colleges against CAA 23 Jan 2020 04:45 Image Source : TWITTER/@ANI File Image of Dibrugarh University students protesting Citizenship (Amendment) Act Classes across universities and colleges in Assam were affected on Wednesday due to the "total shutdown" call given by students …
  • Japan collaborating with NE states in management of forest, sewerage, disaster 23 Jan 2020 04:13 NET Bureau Japan has huge investment in infrastructure projects in the Northeast and is collaborating with several states in the region in areas like forest, sewerage and disaster management, the Centre said on Wednesday. The issue was discussed threadbare …
  • Security beefed up for Republic Day celebration in Guwahati 23 Jan 2020 04:13 NET Bureau Security measures have been beefed up in Guwahati along with other districts too in the State. Naka checking is underway in the run-up to the Republic Day celebration. Like every other year, the Sate-level celebration of the day will be held at …
  • AASU welcomes Supreme Court decision on separate hearing 23 Jan 2020 02:18 GUWAHATI: The All Assam Students Union has welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to hear petitions challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act from Assam and Tripura separately. Aasu, however, stated that the agitation against CAA will continue. Aasu and …
  • Assam Accord Clause 6: Cut-off year 1971 or 1951, who are the Assamese people? 23 Jan 2020 00:10 Written by Abhishek Saha | Guwahati | Published: January 23, 2020 3:47:50 am The first step towards securing reservations under Clause 6 is defining “Assamese people”, a question marked by multiple identity contentions. (File) As protests against the …
  • Maharashtra retains Khelo India Youth Games champions trophy 22 Jan 2020 17:38 GUWAHATI: Maharashtra retained Khelo India Youth Games champions trophy with a rich collection of 256 medals, including 78 gold, leaving Haryana to draw consolation from their 200-medal haul as the celebration of sports for the nation's youth came to a …
  • 644 terrorists surrender in Assam 23 Jan 2020 06:56
  • IED blast in Imphal West, no casualties reported so far 23 Jan 2020 06:47 By ANI IMPHAL: An improvised explosive device (IED) blast occurred at Nagamapal RIMS road in Imphal West on early Thursday morning. Security forces have reached the spot to probe the matter. More details are currently awaited. This comes days after troops …
  • Housing for all by 2022? Not quite; just one-third of targeted houses constructed so far 23 Jan 2020 06:45 With the Budget round the corner, expectations run high on more sops for the real estate sector, in particular the affordable housing segment. But rather than continuing to address the demand-side issues (by offering interest subvention for low-ticket home …
  • Tea companies may see profitability rise marginally in FY20 23 Jan 2020 06:45 There might be a marginal improvement in the profitability of domestic tea producers in FY20, primarily on the back of an improvement in orthodox tea prices and input costs remaining soft. However, wage rates would play an important role in determining …
  • 644 militants surrender in Assam 23 Jan 2020 06:29 GUWAHATI: A total of 644 militants of eight banned insurgent outfits surrendered in Assam on Thursday along with 177 arms, police said. The members of the insurgent groups -- ULFA (I), NDFB, RNLF, KLO, CPI (Maoist), NSLA, ADF and NLFB -- surrendered in …
  • India: Supreme Court’s hearing-as-usual approach on CAA shows Indians need to go back to streets 23 Jan 2020 06:24 Supreme Court order marks the completion of the first phase of the anti-CAA-NRC-NPR movement. Here’s what Indians should do now in the second phase. YOGENDRA YADAV 22 January, 2020 Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint Text Size: A- A+ Just …
  • India’s top court refuses to suspend citizenship law, again 23 Jan 2020 05:56 India’s Supreme Court said on Wednesday it would give Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government four weeks to reply to 144 petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which has triggered nationwide …
  • NPCC criticizes state BJP President’s stand on CAA 23 Jan 2020 05:55 NET Bureau The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee, NPCC criticized the state BJP President Temjen Imna Along for politicizing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and spreading false divisive agenda on the people of Nagaland. In a statement released by the …
  • Students boycott classes in Assam varsity and colleges against CAA 23 Jan 2020 04:45 Image Source : TWITTER/@ANI File Image of Dibrugarh University students protesting Citizenship (Amendment) Act Classes across universities and colleges in Assam were affected on Wednesday due to the "total shutdown" call given by students …
  • ILP not to affect tourism in Meghalaya: Dy CM 23 Jan 2020 04:13 NET Bureau Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on Wednesday asserted that the tourism sector would not be affected if the inner line permit (ILP) regime is implemented in the State. “If the Central Government considers the proposal of the …
  • ASSAM DARSHAN 2019-2020: Dispur to preserve & give exposure to 1,008 religious places 23 Jan 2020 04:13 NET Bureau Focusing on the rich culture and heritage of the State, the Assam government has undertaken an initiative under the ‘Assam Darshan’ scheme to preserve and also give exposure to 1,008 already identified religious places of tourist interests …
  • APW seeks ILP system in Assam 23 Jan 2020 04:13 NET Bureau Voluntary organisation Assam Public Works (APW) has placed a demand before the High Level Committee on Clause (6) of the Assam Accord for making a recommendation to the Union government to introduce the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system for Assam …
  • Coordination meeting on protection of children in State tea gardens 23 Jan 2020 04:13 NET Bureau A state coordination meeting on protection of children in the tea gardens of Assam, was organised recently by Save the Children in collaboration with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Dr Sunita Changkakati, Chairperson, Assam State …
  • Assam: AASU welcomes SC remark that it may hear Assam, Tripura pleas separately 23 Jan 2020 02:55 Tripura’s royal scion Pradyot Manikya Debbarma, who is also a petitioner in the case, tweeted, “Welcome the SC in segregating Tripura /Assam from the rest of the country as issues are quite different. Leaders of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), …
  • AASU welcomes Supreme Court decision on separate hearing 23 Jan 2020 02:18 GUWAHATI: The All Assam Students Union has welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to hear petitions challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act from Assam and Tripura separately. Aasu, however, stated that the agitation against CAA will continue. Aasu and …
  • Coastal containers to chug via Vallarpadam rail link 23 Jan 2020 02:06 Express News Service KOCHI:  The Vallarpadam rail link, constructed exclusively for transporting containers to and from the International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) here, had never been utilised to its fullest ever since its commissioning in …
  • No hold on enumeration process for creating an NPR: SC refuses to stay CAA; pauses hearings in high courts 23 Jan 2020 02:02 Samanwaya Rautray NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has refused to stay the Citizenship Amendment Act and enumeration process for creating a National Population Register. However, it asked high courts not to take a decision on petitions challenging the Act till …
  • Assam, Tripura litigants hail SC for segregating anti-CAA cases 23 Jan 2020 01:48
  • Temjen Imna Along BJP Nagaland President got his facts wrong NPCC 23 Jan 2020 01:29 Temjen Imna Along (BJP Nagaland President) got his facts wrong :: NPCC Kohima, 22nd January 2020 The repeated statements of BJP Nagaland President Shri Temjen Imna Along on Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 is strongly condemned. The half truths and whole …
  • Mamata Banerjee in Darjeeling: Why 1 lakh Gorkhas left out of Assam NRC 23 Jan 2020 00:26 West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee at an anti-CAA rally in Darjeeling on Wednesday. (Express) At her first roadshow in Darjeeling since the launch of the Trinamool Congress campaign against CAA, NRC and NPR, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday …
  • Assam Accord Clause 6: Cut-off year 1971 or 1951, who are the Assamese people? 23 Jan 2020 00:10 Written by Abhishek Saha | Guwahati | Published: January 23, 2020 3:47:50 am The first step towards securing reservations under Clause 6 is defining “Assamese people”, a question marked by multiple identity contentions. (File) As protests against the …
  • Supreme Court declines to stay CAA or defer NPR, seeks Govt reply in four weeks 22 Jan 2020 23:58 Issuing notice on all fresh petitions, the bench granted the Centre four weeks to file its reply and said it will fix the week after that for orders on how to go about the hearing. Declining to stay the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or postpone …
  • Will the clouded leopards, found at almost 12000 feet in Nepal’s Himalayas, survive climate change? 22 Jan 2020 23:32 Clouded leopard. Image by Charles Barilleaux for Flickr. CC BY 2.0 Clouded leopards, one of the most elusive cats, were found for the first time [when were they found? on the 28th?] at an altitude of 3498 meters (11476 feet) above sea level in the Langtang …
  • India falls 10 places on 2019 Economist Democracy Index 22 Jan 2020 22:49 India has fallen 10 places on 2019 Democracy Index, down to the 51st position among 167 countries in total, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest report issued Wednesday. The Economist cited, among various reasons, three major issues of …
  • 5-judge Supreme Court bench to hear CAA 22 Jan 2020 21:09 New Delhi: The Supreme Court said on Wednesday that it would not stay the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) without hearing the Centre and added that a five-judge Constitution bench would decide the validity of the new law. Seeking the …
  • Khelo India | Maharashtra continues supremacy, tops medals table 22 Jan 2020 19:42 Maharashtra maintained its supremacy in Khelo India Youth Games, improving upon its last year’s performance, to finish on top of the table with a massive haul of 256 medals, comprising 78 gold, 77 silver and 101 bronze, as the 13-day sporting extravaganza …
  • India falls to 51st position in Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index 22 Jan 2020 18:57 The latest edition of the Democracy Index spells gloom for India. The world’s biggest democracy slipped 10 places in the 2019 global ranking to 51st place. The survey published on Wednesday attributes the primary cause of “the democratic regression” to “an …
  • Maharashtra retains Khelo India Youth Games champions trophy 22 Jan 2020 17:38 GUWAHATI: Maharashtra retained Khelo India Youth Games champions trophy with a rich collection of 256 medals, including 78 gold, leaving Haryana to draw consolation from their 200-medal haul as the celebration of sports for the nation's youth came to a …
  • North East Dr. T Ao Trophy: Sikkim, Mizoram register win 22 Jan 2020 17:29 Sikkim captain Don Tshering Lepcha (in blue jersey) and Akrang Narzary of Assam vying for the ball at the ongoing North East Dr. T Ao Trophy at IG Stadium on Tuesday in Kohima. Our Correspondent Kohima, Jan. 21 (EMN): Sikkim and Mizoram began their North …
  • Man must give way to the elephant, says Supreme Court 22 Jan 2020 17:27 Noting that “the elephant is a gentleman and man should give way for the elephant”, the Supreme Court on Wednesday indicated that it will uphold the Tamil Nadu Government Order that notified the Nilgiris Elephant Corridor in 2010. ‘Big but fragile’ “ …