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Cong. urges Shah to restore Z+ security cover of ex-Assam CM

Guwahati, Jan. 11 (PTI): Opposition leader in the Assam Legislative Assembly Debabrata Saikia on Saturday wrote a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah urging him to restore the ‘Z+’ security cover of former chief minister Tarun Gogoi which has...

11 Jan 2020

‘Will not allow outsiders to stay in Tripura even after becoming citizens’

Agartala, Jan. 11 (PTI): Former Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee president and royal scion, Pradyot Kishore Manikya Deb Burman, who has recently floated an apolitical organisation, TIPRA, on Saturday said, the illegal immigrants, who would be legit...

11 Jan 2020

Growth and development affected by ‘identity politics’ in Manipur — CM

Imphal, Jan. 10 (PTI): Asserting that there was no unity among people from different communities in the past, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has said “identity politics” had affected the growth and development of the state. He said the terr...

10 Jan 2020

60 % of IGGL in NE will be funded by Centre — Patowary

Guwahati, Jan. 10 (PTI): The CCEA has approved Viability Gap Funding (VGF) at 60 per cent of the estimated cost of INR 9,265 crore for setting up of the 1,656-Km Indradhanush Gas Grid Limited (IGGL) in the North East region, Assam Industries Minister...

10 Jan 2020

Akhil Gogoi remanded to judicial custody again

Guwahati, Jan. 10 (PTI): A special NIA court on Friday remanded RTI activist and peasant leader Akhil Gogoi, arrested under the stringent UAPA following his participation in protests against the amended Citizenship Act the previous month, to 14 days ...

10 Jan 2020

Anti-CAA protests continue in Assam, night curfew imposed in several towns, districts

Guwahati, Dec. 29 (PTI): Thousands of people hit the streets of Assam on Sunday decrying the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and vowing to continue with the protests till the law is withdrawn. The opposition Congress, which kicked off a 800-km ‘Pad...

29 Dec 2019

Imphal records lowest minimum temperature on Sunday

Our Correspondent Imphal, Dec. 29 (EMN): Imphal recorded the lowest minimum temperature among all the state capitals of seven north- eastern states on Sunday. According to the Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati  report, Imphal recorded a m...

29 Dec 2019

Will not do anything that will harm interests of people — Sonowal

Rangia (Assam), Dec. 29 (PTI): Expressing dismay over continuing protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday said he will not do anything that will harm the interests of the people of the Addres...

29 Dec 2019

Will organise massive protest if Modi comes — AASU

Guwahati, Dec. 29 (PTI): The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) on Sunday said a “massive protest” will be organised if Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes to inaugurate the ‘Khelo India’ games on January 10 in the state ca...

29 Dec 2019

Won’t allow BJP-RSS to harm Assam’s culture, identity — Rahul Gandhi

Guwahati, Dec. 28 (PTI): Opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the BJP and RSS, saying the Congress will not allow them to attack the culture and identity of Assam and expressed apprehension that the state is retu...

28 Dec 2019

Four from Manipur honoured with IMA distinguished services award

Our CorrespondentImphal, Dec. 28 (EMN): Four members of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Manipur state branch, were honoured with the IMA distinguished services award in recognition of their services in the health sector and the IMA. The award w...

28 Dec 2019

Modi lying about detention camps, sanctioned INR 46 cr. for one in Assam — Tarun Gogoi

Guwahati, Dec. 27 (PTI): Senior Congress leader Tarun Gogoi on Friday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “liar” for saying that there is no detention camp in the country and claimed that the BJP-led government at the Centre had sanctioned INR ...

28 Dec 2019

Imphal generates 130 metric tonnes of solid waste per day

Our Correspondent Canchipur, Dec. 27 (EMN): The capital of Manipur generates 130 metric tonnes of solid waste per day on an average. A total of 188 metric tonnes was generated as on May 11, the highest in the current year, said Assistant Municipal Co...

27 Dec 2019

Pros, cons of ILP: Experts, analysts weigh in

Agartala, Dec. 27 (IANS): Experts, academicians and professionals of northeast India have diverse views on the pros and cons of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) regulation that regulates movement of outsiders and excludes the ILP-administered areas from t...

27 Dec 2019

Congress kicks off 800 km long ‘Padyatra’ in Assam to protest against CAA

Guwahati, Dec. 22 (PTI): Protest against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act continued on Sunday with the opposition Congress kicking off an 800-km long ‘Padyatra’ from Sadiya to Dhubri. Sadiya is a far east town of Assam and Dhubri...

22 Dec 2019

Mistrust among communities will hamper development of state, says Biren Singh

Our Correspondent Imphal, Dec. 22 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh said that the state will not develop and prosper when there is mistrust among the communities. Stating that honesty and sincerity are the keys to bring change in ...

22 Dec 2019

Govt. trying to create Kashmir-like havoc in Assam, but people won’t buckle — Zubeen Garg

Guwahati, Dec. 22 (PTI): Singer Zubeen Garg, who enjoys a demigod status in Assam and now is one of the most vocal faces of the movement against the amended citizenship law, says a revolution has begun in the state as people have risen against this &...

22 Dec 2019

Anti-CAA stir: Assam peaceful, curfew relaxed in Dibrugarh

Guwahati, Dec. 21 (PTI):The situation in Assam was normal though protesters took out peaceful rallies against the amended Citizenship Act in various parts of the state on Saturday, police said. The curfew imposed in Dibrugarh following violent protes...

21 Dec 2019

Manipur Law minister addresses Lokayukta awareness programme

Our CorrespondentImphal, Dec. 21 (EMN): Law and Legislative Affairs Minister L Jayantakumar addressed an awareness programme on Lokayukta in the auditorium of the High Court of Manipur in Imphal on Saturday. The minister said that the present governm...

21 Dec 2019

Manipur CM calls for unity among communities

Our CorrespondentImphal, Dec. 21 (EMN): Stressing on the need for unity among different communities in the state, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said conflict and enmity won’t bring anything good. Speaking at the two-day diamond jubilee celeb...

21 Dec 2019

Agitation will continue till Act is withdrawn; BJP trying to discredit anti-CAA movement — Rawat

Guwahati, Dec. 20 (PTI): The opposition Congress on Friday said the BJP-led government is trying to “discredit” the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act movement and “create divisions” among the agitators, not only in Assam but across the country. ...

21 Dec 2019

Sonowal takes out ‘padayatra,’ AASU holds protests across Assam

Nalbari (Assam), Dec. 20 (PTI/IANS): With normalcy returning to Assam, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal along with his ministers and BJP workers took out a silent ‘padayatra’ for peace here on Friday which also saw protests by AASU and other org...

21 Dec 2019

Kawimaningsi from Nagaland crowned Orange Queen 2019

Our CorrespondentImphal, Dec 19 (EMN): Twenty-year old Kawimaningsi from Nagaland was crowned the Orange Queen 2019 at a beauty pageant that was held as part of the three-day Orange Festival in Tamenglong district headquarter, about 150 km west of Im...

19 Dec 2019

CAB: Normal life affected in Manipur due to ‘cease work’ movement

Our Correspondent Imphal, Dec. 9 (EMN): Normal life has been affected in Manipur on Monday due to ‘cease work’ movement spearheaded by Manipur People Against Citizenship Amendment Bill (MANPAC) against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) 2019. T...

19 Dec 2019

Review meeting on DHR held between NFR and UNESCO

DImapur, Dec. 9 (EMN): A review meeting on the various activities that are going on in DHR to preserve its heritage status was held at Maligaon on Monday, stated a press release from the chief public relations officer of NF Railway in Maligaon. The m...

19 Dec 2019