KHADC adopts resolution opposing cow slaughter ban

Shillong, Jun 21 (PTI) The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) today adopted a resolution opposing the Centre's notification banning sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter, saying it would affect the food habits of the tribals. The lone BJP member, Neil Antonio War, an executive member...

Anti-railway pressure groups threaten to intensify protests

Shillong, June 21 (PTI) Anti-railway pressure groups in Meghalaya today threatened to further intensify their protests if Chief Minister Mukul Sangma refuses to hold talks with them on the issue of extension of railways up to the state capital here. The decision was taken after a delegation of the pressure...

Meghalaya CM slams Centre for not including Sugar under NFSA

Ampati (Meghalaya), June 21 (PTI) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today slammed the Centre for not including sugar under the National Food Security Act, 2013 and said the state will provide one kg sugar to every household in the state. "The Centre has failed to listen to us and discontinued...

Meghalaya celebrates International Yoga Day

Shillong, Jun 21 (PTI) The 3rd International Yoga Day was today observed in Meghalaya and Central government offices including Air Force, Army and the Central Armed Police Forces celebrated it independently. While there was no state-level official celebration, the deputy commissioners have been directed to organise it at the district...

World Bank sanctions 44 million dollars for ASPIRe

Guwahati, June 21 (PTI) World Bank's Board of Executive Directors has approved a loan assistance of 44 million dollars for the Assam State Public Finance Institutional Reforms (ASPIRe) Project. The loan was sanction by World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) in its meeting held on June 15 at...

Flood situation in Assam remains critical in four districts

Guwahati, June 21 (PTI) Flood situation in Assam remain critical in four district with 38,000 people still affected in the deluge, even as some areas showed signs of improvement. According to a report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 1,01,809 people are reeling under flood waters in Lakhimpur...

Forest guards find carcass of adult rhino with horn missing

Kaziranga/Guwahati, Jun 21 (PTI) Carcass of an adult female rhino with its horn missing was recovered today in flooded Kaziranga National Park by forest guards. The carcass of the rhino was noticed by the forest guards during routine patrolling in areas under Gendamari Camp of the Park's Bagori Range, Divisional...

3 killed as 2 trucks collide

Jorhat (Assam), Jun 21 (PTI) Three persons were killed and as many injured when their pick-up truck carrying newspapers collided head on with another truck in upper Assam's Golaghat district early today, police said. The accident occurred at Sabjuri under Bokakhat police station when the pick-up truck was travelling from...

Tata Trusts gives scholarships to students under SSWBT

Kohima, Jun 21 (PTI) Tata Trusts as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility today extended stipend and scholarship amounting to Rs 7.6 lakh to 80 students under the aegis of Sesoma Students Welfare Trust (SSWBT). The stipend and scholarship covering admission and tuition fees of the 80 students (Rs 9500...

Gun battle between security forces and militants

Kohima, Jun 21 (PTI) A gun battle took place between security forces and some militants in Mon district of Nagaland but no casualty was reported, Assam Rifles sources said today. Based on input regarding movement of armed underground cadres in Shenga Tangten area near Aboi in Mon district, an operation...

Union minister leads yoga day celebraions in Nagaland

Dimapur (Nagaland), June 21 (PTI) In line with the UN s declaration of June 21 as the International Yoga Day, Union Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Rajiv Pratap Rudy today encouraged people in Nagaland to practice yoga in their daily lives. Participating in the International Yoga Day at Agri...

Governor leads yoga day celebrations in Mizoram

Aizawl, Jun 21 (PTI) Mizoram Governor Lt. General Nirbhay Sharma today inaugurated the 'Healthy Mizoram Campaign' and joined Yoga enthusiasts at the Assam Rifles ground on the occasion of the International Yoga Day. Certain misconceptions about Yoga must be dispelled, Sharma said, adding that Yoga does not adhere to any...

Mizoram unit of GJM holds demo for ‘Gorkhaland’

Aizawl, Jun 21 (PTI) The Mizoram unit of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) today staged a demonstration here demanding a separate 'Gorkhaland' state carving out of West Bengal. Members of the state committee of the GJM in the sit-in demonstration displayed placards in support of 'Gorkhaland' comprising Darjeeling hill region,...

NCW seeks report on crime against women in Tripura

Agartala, Jul 21 (PTI) The National Commission for Women (NCW) has expressed concern about the "high rate" of crime against women in Tripura and asked the director general of police to submit a report on it. A three-member delegation of NCW led by its member Sushma Sahu yesterday visited the...

One washed away, 2000 homeless in Tripura flood

Agartala, June 20 (PTI) A person was washed away and 2000 people were rendered homeless in floods in Tripura following incessant rains since Sunday, officials said today. A 75-year-old woman was washed away on Monday when she slipped into Bijoy river at Routkhala village in Sipahijala district, about 20 km...

Major crimes in Assam fall by 3%, 12,229 cases in 2016-17

Guwahati, Jun 20 (PTI) Major crimes in Assam have come down by more than three per cent during the 2016-17 fiscal though cases of extortion, kidnapping and fake currencies have seen a rise during this period, according to the state police. A document prepared by Assam Police and shared with...

Assam Govt mulling to de-lease an acre of land in tea gardens to set...

Guwahati, June 20 (PTI) Assam Education and Health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said the state government is considering the option of de-leasing one acre of land in every tea garden for setting high schools there. This option is being considered as tea estate managements have ignored the administration's request...

MMUs to provide better healthcare to Assam tea garden workers

Guwahati, June 20 (PTI) Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda today flagged off mobile medical units (MMUs) or 'mini hospitals on the move' to provide healthcare facilities to tea garden workers in Assam. Launching the MMUs here, Nadda termed this a historic initiative of the government, which will make healthcare...

Yoga Day: YMA not to attend Healthy Mizoram Campaign

Aizawl, June 20 (PTI) The central committee of the Young Mizo Association (YMA), an apex body of the Mizos, today said it will not participate in the 'Healthy Mizoram Campaign' to be observed coinciding with the International Yoga Day tomorrow. A press statement issued by the YMA central committee said...

Assamese film in Hollywood international cinefest

New Delhi, Jun 20 (PTI) An Assamese language film by National Award winner Bidyut Kotoky is one of the five movies competing for the best foreign feature film award in this year's Hollywood International Cinefest. "Xhoihobote Dhemalite..." ("Rainbow Fields") is a sensitive portrayal about children growing up amid violence, which...

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana launched in Meghalaya

Shillong, June 19 (PTI) Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain today launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in Meghalaya, aimed at providing clean cooking fuel to women belonging to the Below Poverty Line (BPL). The PMUY aims to provide LPG connections to five crore BPL households by...

Wild elephants kill one, enter Patanjali herbal park

Tezpur, Jun 19 (PTI) A herd of wild elephants today killed one person at Rangapara and intruded into Patanjali Mega Herbal Food Park near Assam Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) complex after deetroying its boundary wall at Ghoramari in Assam's Sonitpur district, official sources said. The herd, which regularly comes out...

Water Resource Department engineer knocked down by train

Jorhat, Jun 19 (PTI) An assistant executive engineer of the Water Resource department in upper Assam's Jorhat district was knocked down by the down Jorhat-Tinsukia passenger train near Rajabari Water Resource Division campus here, police said today. The engineer identified as Gagon Chandra Das after being hit by the train,...

Rhino poacher held with ammunition in Assam

Jorhat (Assam) Jun 19 (PTI) A notorious rhino poacher was apprehended and five rounds of ammunition recovered from his possession in Jorhat city in upper Assam during a joint operation by Kaziranga National Park Special Task Force and Police, police said here today. KNP Task Force received specific information about...

BJP starts process of selecting candidates for assembly polls

Agartala, June 19 (PTI) BJP, which aspires to topple the Left Front government in Tripura in the 2018 assembly elections, today said a process for selecting the candidates for the state s sixty member assembly had been initiated. The process for selection of candidates has been started by the parliamentary...

IPFT demand for separate state divisive: CPI(M)

Agartala, June 19 (PTI) The ruling CPI(M) in Tripura today came down heavily on the IPFT's plans to block roads and railway routes to press for a separate state by curving out the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council. "The demand for a separate state raised by Indigenous People's Front...

Two Union ministers and Assam Fin minister to visit Tripura

Agartala, Jun 19 (PTI) Two Union minister and Assam Finance Minister would visit Tripura this week, BJP sources said here today. Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Babul Supriyo would arrive here tomorrow to attend functions to celebrate the Modi government's completion of three years in...

Heroin seized from two persons at checkpost

Aizawl, Jun 19 (PTI) The police seized 544 grams of heroin worth Rs 18 lakh from two persons at a checkpost in Champhai district bordering Myanmar. One of the man arrrested in connection with yesterday's seizure was a Myanmarese national, the police said today. The second man was a resident of...

Slight intensity earthquake hits Manipur

Imphal, Jun 19 (PTI) A slight intensity earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale today hit Manipur, IMD sources said. The earthquake hit the state at 4.05 am. The epicentre of the quake was located at latitude 24.7 degree north and longitude 93.9 degree east, the sources said. The police said...

Six killed in Meghalaya landslides

Shillong, June 18 (PTI) The death toll rose to five with the recovery of two more bodies in a rain-hit landslide in Ri-Bhoi district today, while a child was killed in a separate landslide in Meghalaya. While three persons were killed in the landslide at Umiam industrial area yesterday, bodies...
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