Assam violence: Toll rises to 40

Assam violence: Toll rises to 40

Guwahati, Dec 24 (IANS) The toll in Tuesday’s militant attacks in Assam’s Kokrajhar and Sonitpur districts has risen to 40, officials said Wednesday.Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was expected to arrive here in the evening to take stock of the situation. He will be accompanied by Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and is likely […]

Three killed in Manipur blast

Three killed in Manipur blast

Imphal, Dec 21 (IANS) Three people were killed and four others injured when a powerful blast rocked Manipur’s capital city Imphal Sunday, police said.“An IED (improvised explosive device) that was planted by the roadside near Khuyathong area, close to Imphal market, exploded at 6 a.m., killing three migrant labourers on the spot and injuring four others,” […]

TML Special: Attacks on northeasterners due to lack of knowledge of region

Attacks on northeasterners due to lack of knowledge of region

Shillong, Dec 3 (IANS) The language barrier and lack of knowledge of the culture and identity of the people of the eight northeastern states are among the major reasons for the incidents against them in the Indian capital and other metropolitan cities, experts said. Former Nagaland chief secretary Alemtemshi Jamir stressed the importance of assimilation […]

Students suffer as schools, colleges damaged in Meghalaya floods

Students suffer as schools, colleges damaged in Meghalaya floods

Shillong, Sep 30 The recent flash floods and landslides in Garo Hills in Meghalaya which have claimed over 55 lives have also severely affected educational activities. More than 200 school and colleges have been damaged by the flash floods a few being washed away, said a government officials. Moreover, thousands of students in the flood-hit […]

Security tightened in Tripura, Assam for Durga Puja

Security tightened in Tripura, Assam for Durga Puja

Agartala/Silchar, Sep 30 Armed with sophisticated weapons and electronic gadgets, a large number of security personnel have been deployed in Tripura and Assam for the Durga Puja. The puja began Tuesday with ‘Maha Sasthi’ or ‘Bodhan’- the welcoming of the Durga idols. “The BSF has been asked to maintain a close watch on the India-Bangladesh […]

Bangladesh HC calls on Governor, CM

Bangladesh HC calls on Governor, CM

ITANAGAR, Sept 26: High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India, Tariq Ahmad Karim called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma at Raj Bhawan here today. It was a courtesy call. Later this afternoon, Tariq Ahmad Karim gave a courtesy call to Chief Minister Nabam Tuki at the laters’ office at Niti-Vihar. […]

Make Swachch Bharat Abhiyan a majestic victory: Nirbhay Sharma (rtd)

Make Swachch Bharat Abhiyan a majestic victory: Nirbhay Sharma (rtd)

ITANAGAR, Sept 26: In an interaction with Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, his cabinet colleagues and the leader of opposition at Raj Bhawan here today, the Governor of the state Lt. Gen Nirbhay Sharma (Retd) said that it is the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to have a five year programme to make our country […]

President condoles deaths in Assam, Meghalaya floods

President condoles deaths in Assam, Meghalaya floods

New Delhi, Sep 25 President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday condoled the loss of lives due to floods in Meghalaya and Assam. He wished speedy recovery for those who are injured, a statement said. In messages sent to Meghalaya Governor Krishan Kant Paul and Assam Governor Janaki Ballav Patnaik, the president said: “I am deeply saddened to […]

Meghalaya flood toll now 39

Meghalaya flood toll now 39

Shillong, Sep 25 The toll due to the massive floods in Meghalaya has risen to 39, an official said Thursday. Health authorities in the flood-ravaged Garo Hills region of Meghalaya said if precautions are not taken, diseases like diarrhoea, cholera and gastroenteritis may break out once the floodwaters recede. “Water-borne diseases might break out in […]

Meghalaya blockade cuts off parts of northeast

Meghalaya blockade cuts off parts of northeast

Agartala, Sep 24 (IANS) The northeastern states of Tripura and Mizoram, and southern Assam remained cut off from the rest of India following a blockade of the National Highway (NH) 44 in Meghalaya, official said here Wednesday. The Movement for Indigenous People’s Rights and Livelihood, a non-governmental organisation in Meghalaya, has called for an indefinite […]