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‘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 […]

India deports five Rohingya, UN angry

India deports five Rohingya, UN angry

GUWAHATI: The UNHCR has slammed India for deporting a Rohingya family of five members, who served prison term in Assam for five years, to on Thursday for illegal entry. The UN refugee agency, in a statement, said that it ‘regrets India‘s decision to repatriate a group of Rohingya to Myanmar, […]

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 […]

BJP: Concrete steps to check illegal immigration taken under Modi government

BJP: Concrete steps to check illegal immigration taken under Modi government

GUWAHATI: Putting on a brave face against opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, BJP on Saturday said concrete steps to check illegal migration from Bangladesh have been taken under Prime Minister . “It was after Modi came to power that the land-swap deal with Bangladesh paved the way for […]

‘Meghalaya mine rescue op tougher than Thailand case’

‘Meghalaya mine rescue op tougher than Thailand case’

The Centre on Friday projected a grim picture of the rescue operations to save the lives of 15 miners trapped in a coal mine in and told the Supreme Court that the task is tougher than the government’s extraordinary cave rescue operation last year. Appearing before a bench of Justices […]

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 […]

Koch Rajbongshis call 12-hour Assam bandh on January 8 over ST status demand

Koch Rajbongshis call 12-hour Assam bandh on January 8 over ST status demand

GUWAHATI: Several Koch Rajbongshi organizations headed by All Koch Rajbongshi Students’ Union (Akrsu) have called a 12-hour Assam bandh from dawn to dusk on January 8, accusing the Centre of adopting ‘delaying tactics’ to stave off the growing chorus in demand of granting schedule tribe (ST) status to six communities […]

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 […]