Assam multi-crore scam: CID quizzes five tax-excise officials

Assam multi-crore scam: CID quizzes five tax-excise officials

June 20, 2017: A top official of CID said that, the sleuths of CID grilled two tax officials John Sona, Samsul Hoque, deputy commissioner of excise department Pranjal Bora, assistant commissioner Siddhartha Shankar Dutta and excise inspector Madhuparna Das. “All officials were interrogated at the CID office for several hours. We had summoned them after […]

In Northeast India, 63% of Sikkim, more than 5 lakh in Assam speak Nepali language!

In Northeast India, 63% of Sikkim, more than 5 lakh in Assam speak Nepali language!

By Samudra Gupta Kashyap June 20, 2017: Although West Bengal has the highest number of Nepali-speaking people in India, Sikkim has the highest density. Six of the eight Northeastern states have a higher density than Bengal, where the 10.23 lakh Nepali-speaking people make up 1.2 per cent of the population (8.02 crore, census 2001). In Sikkim, […]

‘Tubelight’ actor from Arunachal leaves reporter red-faced with his reply to a racist question

‘Tubelight’ actor from Arunachal leaves reporter red-faced with his reply to a racist question

MUMBAI, June 20, 2017: 5-year-old ‘Tubelight’ actor, Matin Rey Tangu from Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh gave a befitting reply to a racist question raised by a Mumbai-based reporter during a press meet to promote the movie, four days before the film’s release, here on Monday evening. The star kid from Arunachal Pradesh who starred along with […]

Sikkim: Ruling SDF extends support to Gorkhaland demand in Darjeeling

Sikkim: Ruling SDF extends support to Gorkhaland demand in Darjeeling

GANGTOK, June 20 2017: The Sikkim Democratic Front, the ruling party in this north-eastern state, today extended its support to the “democratic demand” for a separate Gorkhaland and expressed its opposition to the “illegal, undemocratic and unconstitutional” acts committed in Darjeeling. A meeting of the SDF leadership here, without naming anyone, hoped that peace would […]

Assam: Tea gardens may have to sacrifice an acre of land for Educational institutions!

Assam: Tea gardens may have to sacrifice an acre of land for Educational institutions!

June 20, 2017: 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 for land to set up high […]