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Ex-student leader facing trial in ULFA blast case tops class in MA exam

A former student leader facing trial for his alleged role in an ULFA-triggered bomb blast in Guwahati has been awarded the gold medal by the Assam governor for topping his post-graduation examination, which he took from behind the bars.Sanjib...

Assam Police crackdown on child marriage; 1,800 arrested

The Assam Police have arrested over 1,800 people so far on Friday in a massive crackdown on child marriage, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.The crackdown began early in the morning across the state and it will continue over...

Dev, tribal welfare BJP’s poll planks: Saha

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha Thursday said development with a special focus on the overall upliftment of indigenous people will the main poll planks of the BJP-IPFT combine in the forthcoming election to the north-eastern state’s assembly.In an interview...

Left, Cong finalise seat sharing in Tripura

The CPI (M) led Left Front and Congress on Thursday finalised their seat sharing agreement for the February 16 Assembly election, a top Congress leader said.The seat sharing was arrived at on Thursday, the last day for withdrawal of...

Ex-Meghalaya speaker joins BJP ahead of Feb-27 polls

Shifting of loyalty continued in Meghalaya ahead of the February 27 assembly elections, as former Assembly Speaker and candidate of ruling National People’s Party (NPP), Martin M Danggo joined the BJP.According to the candidates’ list, announced by the BJP...

NPP is simply the B team of the BJP: TMC

TMC slams NPP for acting as a silent spectator to BJP’s ‘divisive’ politics Exposing the unholy alliance between the National People’s Party (NPP) and BJP, opposition Trinamool Congress (TMC) in Meghalaya on Thursday slammed NPP for acting as a silent...

4,004 child marriage cases registered in Assam: CM

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said that a total of 4,004 child marriage cases have been registered across the state, adding that “more police action is likely in days ahead”Sharing a report of the Assam Police...

Sikkim minster quits to protest state’s handling of SC observation

The Supreme Court’s observed that Sikkimese Nepali are immigrants Sikkim Health Minister Mani Kumar Sharma Thursday resigned from his post in protest against the state government’s handling of the Supreme Court’s observation that the Sikkimese Nepali community are immigrants.In a...

Over 43K personnel deployed for Tripura polls

A record number of over 43,000 security personnel, comprising Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), Tripura State Rifles (TSR) and state police would be deployed to provide security for the February 16 assembly polls in Tripura, officials said on Tuesday.A...

Heroin recovered from Laharijan, Diphu

In its continued drive against narcotic drugs, police in Karbi Anglong recovered 1.304 kg of heroin in two operations conducted in Lahorijan and Diphu in Karbi Anglong district on Wednesday.“The value of the seized contraband is approximately 7 crore...

‘BJP misrule brought Cong, CPI(M) together in Tripura’

Leader of Opposition in Tripura Assembly, Manik Sarkar, on Wednesday said that the BJP “misrule” in the state brought the Congress and the CPI(M) together for an electoral understanding ahead of the assembly elections. The elections to the 60-member...

Meghalaya TMC chief predicts hung assembly

Meghalaya Trinamool Congress President, Charles Pyngrope on Wednesday predicted a hung assembly with no political party getting an absolute majority and said the ruling National People’s Party (NPP) will no longer enrage as the single largest party in the...

Himanta turns 54, President, PM Modi extend greetings

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma turned 54 on Wednesday with a host of dignitaries, including President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, wishing him on the occasion.The president spoke to Sarma over the phone and extended her...

Prominent woman leader sceptical of Manipur government’s war on drugs

A prominent veteran woman leader in Manipur Longjam Memchoubi on Wednesday expressed apprehension over involvement of high profile and influential people in the government in drug racket in the state.The President of Poirei Leimarol Meira Paibi Lup (PLMPL) also...

Budget 2023-24 will create job opportunities: Assam CM

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma praised the Budget 2023-24 presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Parliament on Wednesday. “The record allocation of Rs 13 lakh crore in infrastructure will hugely boost the economy,” he said.According to...