Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma issues unconditional apology for calling cancer a result of past sins!

At a public event addressing school teachers, Sarma was quoted as saying, "God makes us suffer when we sin. Sometimes we come across young men getting inflicted with cancer or young men meeting with accidents. If you observe the background you will come to know that it's divine justice".

Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma issues unconditional apology for calling cancer a result of past sins!

GUWAHATI, November 24, 2017: Facing criticism nationwide for calling cancer a result of past sins, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday issued an unconditional apology for his statements. “I reiterate that at no point was my statement intended to cause any pain to cancer patients. However, if owing to blatant distortions, it has caused any anxiety and problems […]

Sikkim: In a first, Limboo & Tamang communities find wider representation in State Assembly!

The seats are being increased to accommodate people from the Limboo and Tamang communities, notified as the Scheduled Tribes in Sikkim in January 2003. Of the eight seats proposed to be increased, five will be reserved for Limboo and Tamangs

Sikkim: In a first, Limboo & Tamang communities find wider representation in State Assembly!

GAngtok, November 24, 2017: The Home Ministry has proposed an increase in the number of seats in the Sikkim Assembly from 32 to 40. The expansion will be the first since the State merged with India in 1975. The seats are being increased to accommodate people from the Limboo and Tamang communities, notified as the Scheduled Tribes […]

Tripura: PCI takes suo-moto cognizance of journalist killed by TSR trooper

Tripura: PCI takes suo-moto cognizance of journalist killed by TSR trooper

Agartala, November 24, 2017: The Press Council of India (PCI) has taken suo-moto cognizance on the killing of a journalist by a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper and sought a report from the Tripura government, an official said here on Friday. “The PCI has taken up a suo-moto cognizance on the killing of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik by a TSR trooper […]

Meghalaya: VHAM fund embezzlement case- MeDUNet demands reinstatement of VHAM centres

Meghalaya: VHAM fund embezzlement case- MeDUNet demands reinstatement of VHAM centres

Shillong, November 24, 2017: The Meghalaya Drug User’s Network (MeDUNet) has demanded the Meghalaya Aids Control Society (MACS) to reinstate the Voluntary Health Association of Meghalaya (VHAM) for implementing HIV control programme in the State. “We would want our treatment and other services to be continued in the centres run by VHAM,” MeDUNet general secretary, Arborlang […]

Meghalaya: DGP orders inquiry into illegal extortion of money in Tura

The matter of illegal collections had come about after a meeting between party members with businessmen from the town of Tura in late September, which has been the reason for the artificial increase in prices of commodities in the town of Tura

Meghalaya: DGP orders inquiry into illegal extortion of money in Tura

Tura, November 24, 2017: The United Democratic Party (UDP) – Garo Hills has brought one of the oldest illegal trades of the town of Tura, perpetrated by miscreants and allegedly supported by politicians to the notice of the Director General of Police (DGP) recently leading to a probe being ordered by the office to get […]

Assam: Two trucks collide in front of Radisson Blu Hotel

Assam: Two trucks collide in front of Radisson Blu Hotel

GUWAHATI, November 24, 2017: An accident took place in Guwahati infront of the Radisson Blu Hotel where two trucks collided near the petrol pump on the night of November 22 on Wednesday. The truck which was carrying goods from city bearing the number plate RJ 29GA 2355 was taking a U-turn from the divider when another […]

Meghalaya: PDF releases first list of candidates for upcoming 2018 Assembly Polls

Meghalaya: PDF releases first list of candidates for upcoming 2018 Assembly Polls

Shillong, November 23, 2017: The Central Election Committee (CEC) of the People’s Democratic Front (PDF) on Thursday released its first list of candidates for the upcoming 2018 Assembly elections. The PDF has released the names of a total number of 11 candidates in its first list. Among the prominent names which featured in the list include […]

Assam: All eyes on Ankushita Boro among 4 others for semifinals of Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships

Assam: All eyes on Ankushita Boro among 4 others for semifinals of Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships

Guwahati, November 23, 2017: Four doughty Indian boxers will step into the ring on Friday afternoon, hoping to turn the country’s hopes and dreams into reality as the curtain goes up on the semifinals of the AIBA Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships here in Guwahati. Ten bouts in the fly, feather, welter, middle and heavy categories […]

Manipur: Former Manipur militants blamed for robberies, unsafe highways!

The suspected former militants, armed with guns and batons, stopped the taxis between Motbung and Taphou in Kangpokpi and Senapati districts. They then divest the drivers and passengers of their cash and valuables

Manipur: Former Manipur militants blamed for robberies, unsafe highways!

Imphal, November 23, 2017: A taxi drivers’ association in Manipur on Thursday alleged there have been seven cases of robberies on a key highway in one week and suspected the involvement of former militants. Members of some Kuki militant groups in Manipur have come overground after signing a truce with the central government.  “In the past few days, there […]