Finance Commission to visit Assam to assess state of finances

Finance Commission to visit Assam to assess state of finances

News on Air | Guwahati, April 25, 2018:  The 15th Finance Commission is visiting Assam today to assess the state of the finances, its socio-economic challenges and understand the efforts of the state government to tackle them. During the three-day visit, the Commission led by Chairman NK Singh will have meetings with Chief Minister Sarbananda […]

Assam: 5-year-old minor raped, one held

Assam: 5-year-old minor raped, one held

GUWAHATI, April 25, 2018 (TNN): In yet another case of crime against minor, a five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man working as a daily wager in the Shantipur area, Assam on Tuesday morning. The accused, identified as Sabbir Ahmed, was immediately apprehended by city police. Charged under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences […]

Why death penalty for child rape doesn’t mean swifter, better justice

Why death penalty for child rape doesn’t mean swifter, better justice

IANS | Mumbai, April 25, 2018:  About 90 per cent of child rape cases were pending trial in India in 2016, no more than 28 per cent of such cases ended in conviction, and there is a 20-year backlog in bringing cases to trial, the latest available national crime data show. These data indicate the […]

6 new faces likely in Assam cabinet

6 new faces likely in Assam cabinet

IANS | Guwahati, April 25, 2018: Close to two years after the formation of the Assam government, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is all set to expand his cabinet for the first time on Thursday. Sources said that six new ministers are likely to be inducted in the cabinet including four from the BJP and one each […]

Manipur: Rights bodies accuse Assam Rifles of staging encounters

Manipur: Rights bodies accuse Assam Rifles of staging encounters

IMPHAL, April 25, 2018: Various human rights bodies of the state have demanded fitting punishment for Assam Rifles authorities after an Imphal-based daily quoted Naib Subedar Ramesh Chand Sharma of 30 Battalion Assam Rifles (AR) who revealed how paramilitary officials procure illegal weapons and stage encounters to get promotion by unfair means. “Assam Rifles officials […]

Arunachal Pradesh: State Congress demands complete withdrawal of AFSPA Act

Arunachal Pradesh: State Congress demands complete withdrawal of AFSPA Act

ITANAGAR, April 25, 2018: Political parties in Arunachal Pradesh have expressed divergent views on partial lifting of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in the state. The AFSPA, which empowers security forces to conduct operations, arrest anyone anywhere without prior notice, has been removed from all areas of Meghalaya and partially in Arunachal Pradesh from March 31. […]

Arunachal Pradesh: Bridge collapse hits troops

Arunachal Pradesh: Bridge collapse hits troops

ITANAGAR, April 25, 2018: Motion of troops towards Sino-Indian border along Kibithu valley in Arunachal Pradesh has been stalled after a bridge on the Hayuliang-Changwanti road collapsed on Sunday following a landslide triggered by incessant rainfall. Moody, a 120ft, class 24 bridge, was a “crucial link” between Tezu and Anjaw districts. The road was cut off […]

Assam: Decorative lights to be disconnected to prevent electrocution during monsoon

Assam: Decorative lights to be disconnected to prevent electrocution during monsoon

GUWAHATI, April 25, 2018: All decorative lights from the entire stretch of  RG Baruah Road will be removed as decided by  Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA)  from next month. The initiative has been taken to ensure public safety during the monsoon season. Several cases of electrocution took place in the road last year. The decision came […]

Arunachal Pradesh: APPSCC examination date declared

Arunachal Pradesh: APPSCC examination date declared

ITANAGAR, April 25, 2018: Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) has rescheduled the date of the Arunachal Pradesh Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination-2017. It will now be held on 29 July, 2018. In a notice dated 24 April, 2018, the APPSC informed aspiring candidates of the change in the examination dates. Candidates have been advised to use […]

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