Assam: Doctor arrested for raping his patient; Local public outraged

Assam: Doctor arrested for raping his patient; Local public outraged

By Subhra Jyoti Sarkar SILCHAR | DECEMBER 10, 2017 In what may be termed as a tragic incident, a doctor as been accused of raping his patient in Ashirwad Hospital and Research Centre which is located at Patherkandi Road in Karimganj Town, Assam. The doctor identified as Abdul Mukit Tapadar has been arrested in this […]

Assam: Unusual decline in turbidity level of Brahmaputra troubles govt; seeks IIT-Ghy’s intervention!

Assam: Unusual decline in turbidity level of Brahmaputra troubles govt; seeks IIT-Ghy’s intervention!

GUWAHATI | DECEMBER 9, 2017 Assam government has sought help from IIT Guwahati to test water samples of the Brahmaputra following unnatural increase in turbidity level which has triggered panic in the state. Water resource minister Keshab Mahanta said the IIT Guwahati experts will study the acidic level of the water and submit its report […]

Naga Accord: Rajnath assures territorial integrity of northeastern states

The NSCN-IM has been demanding for long the unification of the "land of the Nagas" -- by slicing off Naga-inhabited areas of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur to form a Greater Nagaland.

Naga Accord: Rajnath assures territorial integrity of northeastern states

Imphal, Dec 8, 2017: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has assured the Chief Ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur that a pact signed by New Delhi with the NSCN-IM will not affect the territorial integrity of the three northeastern states. Rajnath Singh gave this assurance to Chief Ministers Sarbananda Sonowal (Assam), Prema Khandu (Arunachal) and […]

Assam: Irked by transgenders’ illegal activities in trains, commuters seek intervention

Assam: Irked by transgenders’ illegal activities in trains, commuters seek intervention

Silchar | December 7, 2017 Railway commuters have sought the intervention of the authorities against the unruly activities of transgenders in different trains plying to and from Assam’s Barak Valley. Complaints have been pouring in recently that transgenders, who board trains in gangs/groups, allegedly threaten passengers and demand money from them on a daily basis. […]

Assam: Tobacco shops without warning signs under scanner for selling product to minors

Assam: Tobacco shops without warning signs under scanner for selling product to minors

GUWAHATI | December 7, 2017 Shops selling tobacco products to minors without putting up signboards prohibiting their sale have come under the scanner of district authorities. Earlier this week, district tobacco control cell officials launched an enforcement drive and found out that many shops were violating Section 6(a) of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2004 (COTPA). During the drive, paan shops […]