Gauhati High Court seeks anti-bandh law status

Gauhati High Court seeks anti-bandh law status

​ TNT News GUWAHATI: The Gauhati High Court today directed Assam government to inform about its actions taken so far on the proposed legislation, ‘Assam Prevention of Unconstitutional Bandh Act 2013’, against ‘bandh culture’ in Assam. The high court fixed April 10 for the state government to respond. The court was responding to a PIL […]

NDFB(S) militant nabbed ahead of BTC polls

NDFB(S) militant nabbed ahead of BTC polls

TNT News GUWAHATI: Security forces nabbed a hardcore militant belonging to National Democratic Front of Boroland’s Songbijit faction today in Chirang district, a day before the council polls. He was apprehended in a joint operation carried out by Army and Chirang Police near village Rabhapara in Chirang district. He was identified as Ramit Rabha alias […]

Anti-Witch hunting law in next assembly session: State tells GHC

Anti-Witch hunting law in next assembly session: State tells GHC

TNT News GUWAHATI: The state government informed the Gauhati High Court that it has undertaken necessary steps to frame a stringent law against the ‘witch hunting’ menace prevailing in the state in the coming assembly session. Submitting the draft of the ‘Prevention of and protection from witch hunting bill 2015’ before the Gauhati High Court today, […]

Assam: Private school caught violating government norms

Assam: Private school caught violating government norms

TNT News GUWAHATI: Two leading CBSE schools in Guwahati ​were found to be running without permission from the Assam education department​ today. In an enforcement drive led by civil administration that was started in the private schools of the city on Monday, the two private schools functioning in the city for last several years were found to […]

Assam: Santhal militant nabbed

Assam: Santhal militant nabbed

TNT News GUWAHATI: The security forces in a joint operation apprehended a National Santhal Liberation Army (AT) cadre while he was trying to flee from Sapakata in Gossaigaon Sub Division to West Bengal today. The militant identified as Nandu Kisku, aged 37 years, was a resident of Balagaon village in Gossaigaon Sub Division in Kokrajhar district. […]

Assam’s Bodoland all set for polls on April 8

Assam’s Bodoland all set for polls on April 8

GUWAHATI: Balloting will take place on Wednesday to elect a new Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), which administers four Bodo-dominated districts in Assam. The BTC runs the administration in the districts of Kokrajhar, Baksa, Chirang and Udalguri, home to most of Assam’s three million Bodo tribals. Security forces have drawn up an elaborate plan to ensure […]

Pre-poll violence in BTAD; 1 killed, 6 injured

Pre-poll violence in BTAD; 1 killed, 6 injured

  TNT News GUWAHATI: One person was killed and six others sustained injuries in poll related violence in Kokrajhar district under Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) in Assam. Kokrajhar SP Sunil Kumar said that the incident occurred at Deborgaon village when some workers of a political party were beaten by local villagers alleged to be […]

Assam among top list of fake LPG connections

Assam among top list of fake LPG connections

  According to the Oil Ministry’s data, India has over 12.7 million multiple LPG connections as on 1 March 2015. According to the data, Uttar Pradesh has the largest number of fake Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) connections followed by Maharashtra. Surprisingly, Assam also follows suit in the list. Identified as “multiple connections” by the Oil Ministry, […]