Category: Regional

April 4, 2021
Student ‘sexually assaulted’ at IIT Guwahati campus by peer, one held

A student at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati was allegedly “sexually assaulted” by a peer, the police said on Saturday. One person has been arrested in connection with the March 28 incident which reportedly happened on campus. Media reports said the student may have been drugged before the incident. The police refused to divulge more […]

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April 4, 2021
After May 2, the new growth mission for Assam will intensify: PM

Guwahati, April Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the new Assam will be 'Atmanirbhar' and after May 2, the new BJP-led government would step up its developmental mission with a renewed zeal. Modi said that many developmental projects, including road connectivity, have been accomplished and many more are being undertaken to transform Assam into […]

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April 4, 2021
Mizoram celebrates Easter Sunday

Aizawl, Apr 4 Easter Sunday, which marks the victory of Christ over death after his crucifixion, was celebrated across Christian-majority Mizoram on Sunday with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols. Special prayers and worship services were also held by all churches of different denominations. The celebrations began on Saturday night with Catholic church members holding Easter […]

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April 4, 2021
Assam Cong demands suspension of poll in Tamulpur seat after BPF candidate joins BJP

Guwahati, Apr 4 The Congress has demanded suspension of election in Tamulpur constituency in the third phase of the Assam assembly elections on April 6 as its ally Bodoland People's Front (BPF) candidate from the seat Rangja Khungur Basumatary joined the BJP in the middle of the ongoing polls. The Election Commission heard the matter […]

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April 3, 2021
PM Narendra Modi urges Assam militants to join mainstream

Tamulpur in Baksa district, PM Modi said people of Assam have rejected violence for development, peace, unity and stability Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 3 made a fervent appeal to militants in Assam who have not surrendered yet to return to the mainstream as they are needed to create an ‘Atmanirbhar Assam’. The NDA […]

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April 3, 2021
Magisterial probe ordered into Assam EVM row

Karimganj/Hailakandi (Assam), Apr 3  A magisterial probe has been ordered to determine why a polling team in Assam carried an EVM in a vehicle owned by the wife of a BJP candidate, officials said on Saturday. Karimganj District Deputy Superintendent Anbamuthan MP issued an order on Friday night to probe the incident, which has snowballed […]

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April 3, 2021
Assam polls: Congress holds protest over EVM row

Guwahati, Apr 3 Following a controversy over a polling team in Assam carrying an EVM in the vehicle belonging to the wife of a BJP candidate, the Congress on Saturday held a protest against the incident and alleged that the ruling party in the state is indulging in electoral manipulation. Amid slogan-shouting by the party […]

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April 2, 2021
Assam tries to deport 14-yr-old Rohingya girl; Myanmar doesn’t open border gate

The minor girl belongs to Myanmar’s Rohingya community and is believed to be a victim of human trafficking. She had earlier written to India’s Ministry of External Affairs and requested to be sent back to her country. Her parents are reportedly staying in a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Myanmar on Thursday refused to accept a […]

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April 2, 2021
‘Have to give them food, shelter’: Mizoram CM on Myanmar refugees entering state

“We have family ties with most of them,” Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. He also pointed out that the Centre should be more open towards the people of Myanmar and said his delegation will go to Delhi to discuss the issue. Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga said on Thursday […]

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April 1, 2021
Violence broke out at Sonai poll centre; Police resort to firing two injured

Silchar, April 1: In a shocking turn of events, polling process for the second phase of Assembly elections for the seven constituencies of Cachar district which started on an enthusiastic and peaceful note despite heavy rainfall in some places concluded with an alleged incident of violence as two persons were reportedly injured in a scuffle […]

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