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Congress trying to protect those who believe in Jinnah line: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Congress trying to protect those who believe in Jinnah line: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Guwahati: Assam finance minister and the BJP’s top Northeast strategist Himanta Biswa Sarma said here Sunday the Citizenship Bill 2016 was “complementary” to Clause 6 of the Assam Accord, and “not contradictory”. Asserting that people were commenting on the Citizenship Bill in response to a “lot of rumours” being spread […]

‘Clear pending job applications of all Assam Agitation victims’ families’

‘Clear pending job applications of all Assam Agitation victims’ families’

GUWAHATI: The All Martyrs-Victims’ Family Council on Friday met Assam chief secretary and demanded jobs for the families of the martyrs and victims of the Assam Agitation as per Clause 14 of the Assam Accord. The council welcomed the Centre’s recent decision to set up a high-level committee to to […]

Festival over, Chandubi’s lake of plenty now waits for development

Festival over, Chandubi’s lake of plenty now waits for development

KAMRUP: A crackling bonfire brought the curtain down on the five-day socio-cultural meet, Chandubi festival, that has emerged in recent times as one of the biggest bonding events for the myriad ethnic tribes living along the Assam-Meghalaya border. About 70 km from Guwahati in , nestles the beautiful . The […]

BJP ally JD-U firm on its opposition to citizenship bill

BJP ally JD-U firm on its opposition to citizenship bill

GUWAHATI: BJP ally JD(U) on Saturday reiterated that it will oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, when it is placed in the Parliament, arguing that the proposed legislation is detrimental to the identity of in particular and the northeast in general. JD(U) national general secretary Sanjay Verma told TOI that […]

NE bandh called against citizenship bill on January 8

NE bandh called against citizenship bill on January 8

GUWAHATI: A day after Prime Minister in said the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 will be passed in Parliament soon, 32 indigenous organizations led by North East Students‘ Organization (Neso) and All Students‘ Union (Aasu) called a total shutdown across the northeast on January 8. The organizations said the 11-hour bandh […]

Barbed wire on Howrah bridge to prevent suicides

Barbed wire on Howrah bridge to prevent suicides

KOLKATA: While Hemant Guhait, the youth who attempted suicide by jumping off (Rabindra Setu) on Friday evening, was admitted to Pavlov Institute by the Kolkata Police on Saturday, authorities have urged contractors to speed up work on installing barbed wire on top of the bridge’s fence, the height of which […]

Father of trapped miner wants to rappel down to look for son

Father of trapped miner wants to rappel down to look for son

ASSAM: Solibar Rahman stopped working in ‘s illegal coal mines in 2012. The native of this village in western ‘s is, however, confident of his skills and is now bracing for one last attempt to rappel down the 380-foot coal mine at Ksan in Meghalaya’s East to search for his […]

Government clerk held for graft in Darrang

Government clerk held for graft in Darrang

GUWAHATI: The anti-corruption branch of Police on Friday held one Nasiur Rahman (56), a lower division clerk at the office of inspector of drugs, Darrang, on graft charges. Rahman was caught red-handed by the wing‘s sleuths while he was accepting a bribe amount of Rs 25,000 from the complainant, Azgor […]

APSC scam: HC notice to government on judge appt

APSC scam: HC notice to government on judge appt

GUWAHATI: The Gauhati high court on Friday issued a notice to the state government asking to file its reply citing reasons why it has not yet complied with a previous court order directing appointment of a retired judge to inquire into alleged anomalies in the civil services examinations conducted by […]

Govt still firm on Citizenship Bill, says Modi

Govt still firm on Citizenship Bill, says Modi

Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that no Indian will be left out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), and reiterated that his government was determined to go ahead and pass the Citizenship (Amen-demnt) Bill 2016. Addressing a massive BJP rally at Ramnagar at the outskirts of […]