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Tripura takes steps to check malaria outbreak

    Updated On : Sep 25,2018   2:24 pm
Agartala, Sep 25 (IANS) The Tripura government has undertaken steps to check any malaria outbreak in the state after six people died due to the mosquito-borne disease, a Minister said here on Tuesday. View More..

4,130 rapes, over 15,000 dowry cases in Assam last 2 years

    Updated On : Sep 25,2018   1:10 am
Guwahati, Sep 25 (IANS) Assam has witnessed 4,130 cases of rape and over 15,000 dowry-related cases ever since the BJP-led government came to power in the state two years ago, according to an official data. View More..

Centre to spend Rs 1.5 lakh cr to improve NE highways: Gadkari

    Updated On : Sep 24,2018   10:18 pm
Shillong, Sep 24 (IANS) Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari here on Monday announced that the government will spend Rs 1.5 lakh crore for improving national highways in the northeastern states of the country. View More..

'Land acquisition, environmental clearances major reasons for NE road projects delay'

    Updated On : Sep 24,2018   7:26 pm
Shillong, Sep 24 (IANS) Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said land acquisition and environmental clearances were the two major hurdles delaying the road infrastructure projects in the northeastern states. View More..

Assam deported only 29,795 foreigners

    Updated On : Sep 24,2018   6:12 pm
Guwahati, Sep 24 (IANS) The Foreigners' Tribunals in Assam have so far declared 91,609 persons as illegal foreigners while the state government could deport only 29,795 persons till August this year. View More..

Modi dedicates airport in Sikkim, attacks past governments on northeast development

    Updated On : Sep 24,2018   1:52 pm
Pakyong (Sikkim), Sep 24 (IANS) Marking a new milestone in the country's aviation sector by bringing Sikkim into air network, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attacked the previous governments accusing them of having neglected the northeast and said in the last four years his government has opened 35 new airports. View More..

Adil Hussain wants government to back 'Village Rockstars' in Oscar race

    Updated On : Sep 24,2018   12:34 am
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Noted Assamese actor Adil Hussain has urged the government to release Rs 5 crore for the promotion of Rima Das' Assamese film "Village Rockstars" ahead of the Oscars, where it will represent India in the Best Foreign Language film category. View More..

North East has emerged as hub of human trafficking in India : Mir

    Updated On : Sep 23,2018   9:02 pm
Shillong, Sep 23 Sep 23 (IANS) Meghalaya High Court Chief Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir said India's North East has emerged as hub of human trafficking in India where unemployment, poverty, migration for search of jobs are some of the reasons of human trafficking, an official statement said on Sunday. View More..

Kejriwal speaks lie loudly, publicly: Shah

    Updated On : Sep 23,2018   5:28 pm
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of "speaking lies boldly and publicly" and said that he is stalling the development work in the national capital. View More..

Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi dead at 64 (Third Lead)

    Updated On : Sep 23,2018   3:48 pm
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Filmmaker and screenwriter Kalpana Lajmi, niece of the legendary Guru Dutt and acclaimed for making women-oriented films like "Rudaali", "Ek Pal, "Daman" and "Chingaari", died here on Sunday following a multiple organ failure at the age of 64. View More..

Assam police to make database on youth working outside: DGP

    Updated On : Sep 22,2018   8:26 pm
Guwahati, Sep 22 (IANS) Assam Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia on Saturday said the state police is going to make a database of the youth who had been working outside to monitor their activities. View More..

'Village Rockstars' is India's official entry to Oscars 2019

    Updated On : Sep 22,2018   2:00 pm
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) "Village Rockstars" was selected as Indias official entry to the 91st Academy Awards on Saturday, following which members of the Film Federation of India (FFI) urged the Indian film industry and the government to promote the Assamese film for the final round. View More..

Militants attack trucks in Manipur

    Updated On : Sep 22,2018   11:54 am
Imphal, Sep 22 (IANS) Suspected tribal militants have attacked and looted 20 trucks in Manipur here, abducted a driver and injured two others, police said on Saturday. View More..

'Village Rockstars' becomes India's official entry to Oscars 2019

    Updated On : Sep 22,2018   11:14 am
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Rima Das' directorial "Village Rockstars", an Assamese movie, has been selected as India's official entry to the Oscars 2019. View More..

6 electrocuted in Assam

    Updated On : Sep 21,2018   12:00 pm
Guwahati, Sep 21 (IANS) Six people were electrocuted in Assam's Nagaon district on Friday, police said. View More..

Tripura seeks Rs 1,500 cr central aid to hike government employees salaries

    Updated On : Sep 20,2018   2:20 pm
Agartala, Sep 20 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has demanded Rs 1,500 crore from the Centre to hike salaries and allowances of 214,661 state government employees and pensioners, an official said here on Thursday. View More..

'III Smoking Barrels': Echoing the voice of Far East India (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)

    Updated On : Sep 20,2018   12:34 pm
Film: "III Smoking Barrels"; Director: Sanjib Dey; Cast: Indraneil Sengupta, Subrat Dutta, Mandakini Goswami, Amrita Chattopadhyay, Shiny Gogoi, Siddharth Boro, Nalneesh Neel, Rajni Basumatary, Disha Thakur, Bijou Thaangjam, Niloy Sankar Gupta and Vikram Gogoi; Rating: ***1/2 View More..

NIA team in Assam to grill arrested Hizbul link men

    Updated On : Sep 19,2018   9:46 pm
Guwahati, Sep 19 (IANS) Days after the arrest of a Hizbul Mujahideen man from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, a team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrived in Assam on Wednesday to grill the seven accomplices of the Hizbul cadre, who have been arrested subsequently from the state. View More..

Start filing of NRC claims from September 25: SC

    Updated On : Sep 19,2018   9:30 pm
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the commencement of submission of claims and objections on inclusion of names in Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft from September 25. View More..

SC directs start of submitting claims for inclusion in NRC

    Updated On : Sep 19,2018   6:46 pm
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the commencement of the process of submitting claims and objections for inclusion of names in Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft list from September 25. View More..