Initiative taken to free tea gardens from illicit liquor

Hailakandi(Assam), Jan 15 (PTI) An initiative has been taken in two tea gardens of Assam's Hailakandi district in Barak Valley to make it free of illicit liquor and wipe out the menace of alcoholism. Illicit liquor has been completely wiped out from Serishpore tea garden and a pledge was taken...

Top ministers, Army chief review Manipur situation

Manipur, Jan 15 (PTI): Top central ministers, along with security officials, on Sunday reviewed the prevailing situation in Manipur where a 75-day long economic blockade on national highways has crippled normal life. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat,...

NPF to contest civic elections ignoring boycott call

Kohima, Jan 15 (PTI) The ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) today affirmed not to withdraw any candidate from the February 1 elections to Urban Local Bodies in the state in the face of the boycott call and warning of ex-communications to candidates by different tribal organisations in Nagaland. Accepting the...

‘US govt to continue cooperation to combat drug menace in Mizoram’

Aizawl, Jan 13 (PTI) US government's Drugs Enforcement Agency (DEA) would continue assisting the Mizoram government in combating drugs menace in the state, American Ambassador to India Richard Verma today said. US government has helped Mizoram Excise and Narcotics Department by imparting special training and providing equipment for fighting drugs...

Assam Governor greets people on Magh Bihu

Guwahati, Jan 13 (PTI) Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit today greeted the people of the state on the occasion of harvest festival Magh Bihu. In his message, Purohit said Bihu symbolises the spirit of integrity, brotherhood and camaraderie among all irrespective of caste, creed, religion or language which epitomises the highest...

Former BJP state committee president passes away

Agartala, Jan 13 (PTI) Former president of the Tripura state committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party Sudhindra Dasgupta passed away yesterday, his family sources said today. He was 79 and is survived by two daughters. Dasgupta died at his residence at Shivnagar here yesterday following brief illness. Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar,...

Aizawl records coldest day ever in recorded history

Aizawl, Jan 13 (PTI) The mercury in Aizawl dipped to a record low of 3.2 degrees Celsius, making it the coldest day in the state ever since the MeT office was setup in the region. The maximum temperature was recorded at 23.2 degrees Celsius, while the minimum stood at 3.2...

1 killed, 3 injured in Manipur ambush

Imphal, Jan 13 (PTI): A man was killed while another three, travelling in a car, were seriously injured after suspected militants fired at a convoy of trucks heading for Imphal from Jiri town this evening. The police said that the unprovoked half-an-hour attack took place in the Lukhambi area in...

Union Minister lauds NE states for move towards digital transaction

Guwahati, Jan 11 (PTI) Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh today said that several steps were taken in seven sisters of the region to ensure digital transaction after demonetisation. "The North Eastern states have taken several good initiatives for ensuring cashless transaction after the decision...

No leniency in NRC : Sonowal

Guwahati, Jan 11 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said no leniency from officers of any rank will be tolerated in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) updation and asked district deputy commissioners to immediately remove employees who are seen to be casual in their jobs. With Assam being...

Agartala-Udaipur passenger train service from Jan 20

Agartala, Jan 11 (PTI) Northeast Frontier Railway would start passenger train services in Agartala-Udaipur route from January 20. The train would run six days a week except Sundays as of now, NFR Chief PRO Pranav Jyoti Sharma said in a statement here today. Initially, the railway authorities have confirmed two pair...

Elephant destroys 3 houses in Meghalaya village

Tura (Meghalaya), Jan 11 (PTI) An elephant caused havoc in Bekbekgre village in North Garo Hills district destroying three houses, officials said today. The elephant broke off from the herd and destroyed three houses of Bekbekgre, that falls within an elephant corridor, last evening. The animal left the village only after...

Mizoram celebrates ‘Missionary Day’

Aizawl, Jan 11 (PTI) Mizoram today celebrated 'Missionary Day' commemorating the arrival of two Welsh Christian missionaries in the state over a century ago. Government offices and educational institutions remained closed as the state government declared the day as a public holiday. The local churches under the Baptist Church of Mizoram...

10 injured as toy train derails near Darjeeling

Darjeeling/Guwahati, Jan 10 (PTI) At least 10 persons, including the driver, were injured today when the engine and two coaches of a toy train derailed in Darjeeling district. The toy train was going from Darjeeling to Siliguri when the accident occurred between Kurseong and Mahanadi at around 3.25 PM, North...

Assam to showcase industrial scenario at Vibrant Guj Summit

Guwahati, Jan 10 (PTI) Assam Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary will showcase the prospects and opportunities of the state's industrial sector at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit at Gandhinagar. Patowary, who is representing the state at the ongoing business summit, will address business delegates at the 'Assam State...

BSNL to connect 1500 gram panchayats through OFC this year

Guwahati, Jan 9 (PTI) BSNL plans to connect 1,518 gram panchayats with Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) this year in Assam to ensure rural connectivity. "We have emphasised on rural connectivity and 5,200 kms of OFC will be laid this year to cover 1,518 gram panchayats, which accounts 70 per cent...

First rhino death of 2017 reported in Kaziranga

Guwahati, Jan 9 (PTI) A carcass of an adult male rhinoceros with its horn intact was found today inside Kaziranga National Park in what is being dubbed as the first rhino death of the year in the park, officials said. The carcass was found by the patrolling forest guards in...

Assam provides financial aid to set up Vaishnavite centre in Bengaluru

Guwahati, Jan 9 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today announced an assistance of Rs 50 lakh for setting up of a 'Namghar' (Vaishnavite spiritual and cultural centre) in Bengaluru. The financial assistance will be given as part of the state government's initiative to propagate the philosophy and teachings of...

Deportation of Bangladeshis postponed

Silchar (Assam), Jan 9 (PTI) The deportation of 17 Bangladesh nationals scheduled for today was postponed as the requisite papers were yet to be received from the Ministry of External Affairs, the police said. The Bangladeshis, including two women, were taken to the Indo-Bangladesh border at Maizdi in Karimganj from...

Encephalitis vaccination drive in Tripura from tomorrow

Agartala, Jan 8 (PTI) The Tripura government has decided to undertake Japanese Encephalitis (JE) vaccination drive from tomorrow, officials said. The drive would be carried out between January 9 and 22 in four districts -- Unakoti, Gomati, South and Dhalai, member secretary of Health and Family Welfare Society Dr Sujit...

Another bandh called in Nagaland tomorrow

Kohima, Jan 8 (PTI) Two tribal bodies have called for a bandh tomorrow, following extension of deadline by the State Election Commission (SEC) for filing of nomination papers to six Municipal and Town Councils here. The Ao Senden has called the bandh from 8 AM to 3 PM tomorrow while...

Filing of nominations extended by a day for 6 municipalty, town councils

Kohima, Jan 7 (PTI) Filing of nominations for the 32 urban local bodies (ULBs), including 3 Municipal and 29 Town Councils spread over 11 districts of Nagaland came to an end today, but the State Election Commission (SEC) extended the deadline by another day for six of those municipality...

Ajmal and Sons eyes Indian market for perfume brands

Guwahati, Jan 7 (PTI) Perfume maker Ajmal and Sons is now focussing on establishing its prime brand 'perfumes' in the Indian market after carving a niche in several Middle-East countries. "We are now focusing on India and we are happy that the first major store is being finally opened in...

Over 8-hr bandh halts normal life in parts of Nagaland

Kohima, Jan 7 (PTI) Vehicles kept off road and very few people ventured outside during the eight-and-half-an-hour bandh called today by Angami Youth Organisation (AYO) in Kohima Municipality under Kohima district and Chumukedima and Mediziphema Town Councils, both under Dimapur district, today. Business establishments and government offices also remained shut...

NF railway resolves to provide better services to women and Children

Guwahati, Jan 7 (PTI) The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of the Northeast Frontier Railway has resolved to provide better and more secure journey to women passengers, children and senior citizens this year. "The focus for the forthcoming year will be to provide safe and secure journey to female passengers, children...

Sonowal emphasises on use of advance tech to enhance agri prod

Guwahati, Jan 6 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today emphasised the use of advanced scientific technologies to enhance agricultural production in the state. "I urge the farmers of the state to take a pledge to adopt new scientific methods of farming for strengthening their economic condition," Sonowal said while...

Look out notice issued by Megalaya Police against Ind MLA

Shillong, Jan 6 (PTI) The Meghalaya Police have issued a look out notice to nab absconding Independent legislator Julius Dorphang who was wanted in a sex racket involving a 14 year-old girl. The police have also requested their counterparts in neighbouring states to share information as a man-hunt has begun...

Tea garden workers to benefit from amendment in PL Act: Min

Shillong, Jan 6 (PTI) Over 80 lakh tea garden workers across the country will benefit from the Centre's proposed amendment to the Plantations Labour Act, 1951, Union Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said today. "More than 80 lakh workers in West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Assam will be...

Final voter list of Tripura out

Agartala, Jan 6 (PTI) The revised final voter list of Tripura with 2017 as cut-off year has been published, an official said today. "According to the final voter list published yesterday, the total number of voters in the state are 25,05,906 of which 12,75,694 are male and 12,30,212 female," Additional...

Agartala book fair will be inaugurated in Feb 11

Agartala, Jan 6 (PTI) The Agartala Book Fair will be inaugurated on February 11 by Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar. Prominent writer of neighbouring Bangladesh, Abul Memon would grace the fair as honoured guest, state Culture and Information Minister Bhanulal Saha told reporters. Publishers from Bangladesh, Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati and...
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