DON’T YOU KNOW: Northeast people get concessions in Delhi hospitals!

DON’T YOU KNOW: Northeast people get concessions in Delhi hospitals!

SHILLONG, Dec 20: A series of unfortunate events for even as of today, 10 patients from NE had treatments from Max , Fortis, Gangaram and Medanta hospitals, and they had no idea about the medical treatment concession given to NE people in these hospitals. They had to pay huge amount without concessions, reports IGP Robin Hibu […]

Northeast India emerging as hotspot of gold & silver smuggling!

Northeast India emerging as hotspot of gold & silver smuggling!

GUWAHATI, Dec 18: The Northeastern region including Assam, of late, has emerged as hotspot of gold and silver smuggling. Frequent seizures of gold by the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) and the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) are a testimony of the fact that the region has become a favourite destination for smugglers […]

Assam: Rs 10 lakh in old and new notes recovered in Silchar

Assam: Rs 10 lakh in old and new notes recovered in Silchar

GUWAHATI: Demonetization effect in the northeastern region and especially the state of Assam is much higher with cases springing up every week. Assam Police recovered Rs 9.86 lakh, both demonetized and new notes from a car at Jirighat under Lakhipur subdivision of Cachar district. The person identified as Thangionmong Buhlion (26) was arrested for carrying […]

IT seizes Rs 13 crore in Northeast India post demonetisation!

IT seizes Rs 13 crore in Northeast India post demonetisation!

The Income Tax Department has seized old and new currency notes amounting to over Rs 13 crore in the Northeastern region following the demonetisation of the old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, while thousands of bank accounts, which recorded unusual transactions, are under the scanner of the department. Meanwhile, the department has also […]

Assam: Can Sikdamakha become Assam’s cleanest village?

Assam: Can Sikdamakha become Assam’s cleanest village?

GUWAHATI: Two years before the launch of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a nondescript village in West Karbi Anglong district had embarked on a mission to win the coveted status of Assam’s cleanest village. Predominantly inhabited by Christians, people of Sikdamakha had started this journey before Christmas four years ago. It is Xmas […]

POLITICS in NE: Here are 10 major political developments in 2016

POLITICS in NE: Here are 10 major political developments in 2016

2016 witnessed a whole lot of political developments in the Northeastern states of India, the highlight of which revolves around the take-over of the reign of power by the Saffron Party, the BJP leaving the once mighty party, Congress defenseless and Irom Sharmila’s decision to her 15-year old fast and her subsequent decision to join […]

APSC cash-for job scam update: Assam Police submits case diary

APSC cash-for job scam update: Assam Police submits case diary

GUWAHATI: The cash-for-jobs scam in the Assam Public Service Commission(APSC) is gaining momentum as the Assam Police submitted the case diary even as the State Government opposed on granting bail to main accused Rakesh Paul and Samedur Rahman. The bail pleas were opposed by Special Public Prosecutor Bijon Mahajan fearing which the release of the accused […]

Assam becoming a major international sports venue in 2016

Assam becoming a major international sports venue in 2016

GUWAHATI: Assam made its debut as a venue for major international sporting events in 2016 when it successfully organised the South Asian Games in February, setting the pace for hosting more international competitions in the new year, including FIFA under 17 matches and Himalayan Sports Meet. The state is already a regular host of popular Indian […]

Human trafficking bursting in the seams in NE India

Human trafficking bursting in the seams in NE India

Nothing is more profitable for criminal networks and organization other than an organized crime such as Human Trafficking which has increased over the past year. Non-governmental organizations and social activists go on the hell loose with all talk but no action, partly blame should be from both ends as the political machinery of the government […]