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Founding president of KSA laid to rest

Our Correspondent Diphu, Dec. 5 (EMN): Pratap Chandra Tokbi, the founding president of the Karbi Students’ Association (KSA), was laid to rest at Rongkimi Presbyterian Church cemetery here on Monday. The funeral service was chaired by the executive...

05 Dec 2022

KAAC pays homage to legendary figure Kajir Ronghangpi

Our Correspondent Diphu, Dec. 5 (EMN): The Art and Culture department of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC)paid homage to Karbi legendary figure Kajir Ronghangpi at Kajir Ronghangpi Memorial Park, Kohora under Duarbagori Member of Autonomous Cou...

05 Dec 2022

Tripura party’s sit-in at Jantar Mantar seeks more autonomy for tribals

New Delhi/Agartala, Dec. 5 (IANS): Hundreds of tribals from Tripura, including a large number of women, on Monday began their two-day sit-in demonstrations at Jantar Mantar in the national capital to intensify their demand for greater autonomy for th...

05 Dec 2022

Dibrugarh University ragging case: Main accused surrenders

Dibrugarh (Assam), Dec. 5 (IANS): The prime accused in the Dibrugarh University ragging case Rahul Chetry has surrendered before the police on Monday, officials said. He surrendered at Lekhapani police station in Tinsukia district. The accused was ab...

05 Dec 2022

Mother’s womb cannot be viewed as ‘farm land’ — Himanta on Ajmal’s comments

Guwahati, Dec. 5 (PTI): Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma hit out at AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal on Monday, three days after his controversial comments on women and the Hindu community and said a mother’s womb cannot be viewed as a ̶...

05 Dec 2022

To make Guwahati flood-free, Himanta says his govt exploring engineering solutions

Guwahati, Dec. 5 (PTI): Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said his government is exploring engineering solutions to make the state’s largest city, Guwahati, free from floods. Clearing of encroachments on water-carrying channels of the ci...

05 Dec 2022

Union Minister Prahlad Patel blames Mizoram for not implementing central schemes up to the mark

Aizawl, Dec. 5 (PTI): Union Minister Prahlad Patel Monday blamed the Mizoram government for not implementing the Centre’s schemes up to the mark and tht he will look into the implementation of the Centre’s schemes under his ministry. Pate...

05 Dec 2022

MoU signed for promoting Tripureswari’ tea brand of Tripura

Agartala, Dec. 5 (PTI): Tripura Tea Development Corporation Ltd has roped in an agricultural marketing entity of the north-east region to promote its Tripureswari’ tea brand, an official said on Monday. TTDCL has signed an agreement with North ...

05 Dec 2022

Manipur CM inaugurates local language training programme

Our Correspondent Imphal, Dec. 2 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated ‘Two months local language training programme of seven languages,’ organised by the state department of Language Planning & Implementation, in Imphal on ...

02 Dec 2022

Diphu police nabs one in contraband case

Our Correspondent Diphu, Dec. 2 (EMN): Diphu police on Friday arrested one person with three plastic boxes of suspected heroin and cash of INR 50,650, during a search operation at a residence at Panbari (Sor-sori) area under Diphu police station. The...

02 Dec 2022

DGP Assam inaugurates police training under Indian Army

Guwahati, Dec. 2 (IANS): To strengthen the state security mechanism, the Assam government has recruited 2,570 trainees and is raising five new commando battalions. The Indian Army is undertaking the training of Assam Police commandos at seven differe...

02 Dec 2022

Assam govt. to convert 1,100 wooden bridges to concrete

Guwahati, Dec. 2 (IANS): In an effort to improve road connectivity across the state, the Assam government has decided to convert 1,100 wooden bridges to concrete, an official said here on Friday. The government will invest INR 4,000 crore for the pro...

02 Dec 2022

Assam-Meghalaya border firing: NHRC seeks preventive measures

New Delhi/Shillong, Nov. 30 (IANS): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken cognizance of the November 22 firing incident along the Assam-Meghalaya border, and asked the Union Home Secretary and the Assam Chief Secretary to suggest meas...

30 Nov 2022

Many foreign envoys in Manipur to attend Sangai Festival

Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen to be the showstopper today Our Correspondent Imphal, Nov 30 (EMN): Many foreign envoys have come to Manipur to attend the ongoing 11th edition of Manipur Sangai Festival 2022 which will conclude on Nov. 30. Soon after...

29 Nov 2022

Army conducts Agniveer recruitment rally in Manipur

Imphal, Nov. 29 (IANS): The Agniveer recruitment rally was organised by the Indian Army for all districts of Manipur at Koirengei, officials said on Tuesday. Defence PRO Lt. Col. Mahendra Rawat said the recruitment rally had started on November 23. I...

29 Nov 2022

No new sand rate fixed by SMSA Manja

Our Correspondent Diphu, Nov.29 (EMN): The Sand Mahaldar and Suppliers’ Association (SMSA) on Tuesday clarified that no new rate of sand has been fixed by SMSA, Manja and the sand stockists of Dimapur and Chumoukedima; therefore the resumption of s...

29 Nov 2022

Smuggling from Myanmar, Assam govt.’s curb hit areca nut trade in Northeast states

Aizawl/Agartala, Nov. 29 (IANS): Due to large-scale smuggling from Myanmar, and Assam government’s restrictions, areca nut farmers in the northeastern states, especially Mizoram and Tripura, are affected a lot and are seeking Central interventi...

29 Nov 2022

Flight services start from Itanagar’s new airport; Scindia says enhancing Northeast air connectivity

New Delhi, Nov. 28 (PTI): Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Monday flagged off IndiGo’s flight from Itanagar to Mumbai via Kolkata and said efforts are on to enhance air connectivity in the North East. This is the first flight fro...

28 Nov 2022

Manipur government declares half-day holidays on account of Sangai Festival

Our Correspondent Imphal, Nov. 28 (EMN): Manipur government has declared a half-day holiday on November 29 and 30th  on account of the ongoing 11th edition of the Manipur Sangai Festival 2022, the biggest state tourism promotion festival in the ...

28 Nov 2022

Karbi Anglong: 68th death anniversary of first CEM observed

Our Correspondent Diphu, Nov.28 (EMN): The Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) on Monday remembered the first Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the erstwhile Karbi Anglong District Council, KAAC,  Khorsing Terang on his 68th death anniversary....

28 Nov 2022

Karbi civil organisations urge Assam, Meghalaya governments to respect demarcated boundaries

Our Correspondent Diphu, Nov. 28 (EMN): The Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC) and its allies — the Karbi Students’ Association (KSA) and Karbi Nimso Chingthur Asong (KNCA) — have asked both Assam and Meghalaya to respect and ...

28 Nov 2022

Terrorism thrived under Congress rule due to appeasement politics, PM Modi stamped it out — Assam CM Sarma

Ahmedabad, Nov. 28 (PTI): Assam Chief Minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said terrorism couldn’t be contained under Congress’ rule because of “appeasement politics. He also said Prime Minister Narendra Modi stampe...

28 Nov 2022

Kin of Assam forest guard killed in border violence to get INR 14L, govt. job

Guwahati/Shillong, Nov. 28 (IANS): The Assam government would provide INR 14 lakh as financial compensation, and salary till his retirement age and a government job to the family members of Bidyasing Lekhte, the Assam forest guard killed along the As...

28 Nov 2022

Meghalaya to set up BoPs in sensitive border areas — CM Conrad K Sangma

Shillong/Diphu, Nov. 28 (PTI): Meghalaya government will set up border outposts in tsensitive areas along the inter-state borders with Assam, its Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said on Monday, almost a week after the violence that claimed six lives. ...

28 Nov 2022

Lerii Kaphi traditional game marks Saleni Festival in Mao village

Our Correspondent Pudunamei (Mao), Nov.28 (EMN): The demonstration of the popular ‘Lerii Kaphi’, an indigenous war game played during the Saleni, a post paddy plantation festival of the Mao tribe, enthralled the villagers and visitors, held at th...

28 Nov 2022