Assam: Sahitya Sabha to hold meet against Citizenship bill 2016

Assam: Sahitya Sabha to hold meet against Citizenship bill 2016

GUWAHATI, May 18, 2018: The apex literary body, Asam Sahitya Sabha will be organizing a convention on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, here on May 27. “The convention will be organised to seek suggestions from various organisations and individuals to oppose the bill. We believe that the bill will destroy the age-old harmony among various religious communities in […]

Assam: Doley held in APSC scam

Assam: Doley held in APSC scam

GUWAHATI, May 18, 2018: On Thursday, police arrested suspended member of Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Basanta Kumar Doley in a case related to alleged irregularities in selection of agriculture development officers (ADO). He will be produced before the special court, Assam, here on Friday. Doley was arrested by Bhangagarh police. A case was registered under Sections […]

Mizoram: MNF prez & Ex-CM files complaint against Cong worker for alleging him of pastor’s murder

Mizoram: MNF prez & Ex-CM files complaint against Cong worker for alleging him of pastor’s murder

Aizawl | May 18, 2018 Mizo National Front (MNF) president Zoramthanga on Thursday lodged a complaint against a Congress worker for alleging that the former chief minister had sanctioned the murder of a pastor. “A bulletin called Congress Thlifim reported that I was the mastermind in the murder of Mizoram Presbyterian Synod moderator and pastor of Khatla […]

Nagaland tops in RTI applications; Tripura, Sikkim sees decline in numbers

Nagaland tops in RTI applications; Tripura, Sikkim sees decline in numbers

Dimapur | May 18, 2018 A study has found that Nagaland Information Commission received the highest number of Right to Information (RTI) applications (24,896) in the period from 2006-07 to 2016-17 among the small states. Secretary, National Informatics Centre, Nagaland, Worhonthung Ezung, in a letter on Thursday said the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), in […]

The unique story of an Afghan who married an Assamese girl and his long stay in Assam

The unique story of an Afghan who married an Assamese girl and his long stay in Assam

The Telegraph | Guwahati | May 18, 2018 Shahzada Khan, 55, a national of Afghanistan, will be deported to Kabul on Friday, 37 years after he illegally entered Assam, married an Assamese girl and settled in Kamrup district. Superintendent of police (border) Mukul Saikia told this national daily that a police team, led by deputy superintendent of […]

This unique tunnel with its ends in Assam and Bangladesh was being used for cattle smuggling

This unique tunnel with its ends in Assam and Bangladesh was being used for cattle smuggling

SWAPNANEEL BHATTACHARJEE | Silchar | May 18, 2018 A “secret route” used by cattle smugglers from Bangladesh to enter India has been unearthed by police in Karimganj district of Assam. The route is located at Madanpur, a village near the Indo-Bangladesh border under Karimganj North constituency, around 80km from here, Nilambazar police station officer-in-charge Liton […]