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CAA copies burnt in bonfires during Assam’s ‘Bhogali Bihu’ festival

Guwahati, Jan. 15 (PTI): People celebrating harvest festival ‘Bhogali Bihu’, also called ‘Magh Bihu’, in Assam on Wednesday burnt copies of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in bonfires of ‘Mejis’ lit on the occasion. Protests against t...

15 Jan 2020

Three new frog species discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

Shillong, Jan. 15 (PTI): Three new species of tiny frogs have been discovered in Arunachal Pradesh’s Lower Subansiri district by scientists of Zoological Survey of India, according to a recently published journal. The frogs are so small in size tha...

15 Jan 2020

Demands for removal of JNU vice-chancellor not right — Minister

Agartala, Jan. 15 (PTI): Union minister Sanjay Dhotre on Tuesday said demands for the removal of JNU Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar in wake of the recent violence on its campus was not the “right way” to deal with such incidents at the prestigi...

15 Jan 2020

CAA more dangerous than Biblical beast, claims Lal Thanhawla

Aizawl, Jan. 14 (PTI): Seeking divine intervention for repeal of the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Mizoram Congress president Lal Thanhawla on Monday claimed that the legislation is more dangerous than the seven-headed beast mentioned in t...

14 Jan 2020

Will leave politics if a single person over 5 lakh is given citizenship in Assam — Sarma

Guwahati, Jan. 14 (PTI): Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said he will leave politics if a single person over five lakh is given citizenship in the state. Referring to the “rising” Muslim population, he said, “Ajmal or his s...

14 Jan 2020

Had Assam govt. been given responsibility of NRC update, it would’ve been error-free — Sonowal

Guwahati, Jan. 14 (PTI): Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the Supreme Court-monitored National Register of Citizens in Assam would have been a “correct NRC” had the full responsibility of its updation been given to the state government. Rep...

14 Jan 2020

Opposition protests in Assam assembly; governor stops speech

Guwahati, Jan. 13 (PTI): The opposition Congress and AIUDF on Monday shouted slogans against the BJP-led government in Assam in the state Assembly during the address of Governor Jagdish Mukhi forcing him to end his speech abruptly. As soon as the gov...

13 Jan 2020

Manipur govt. will not encourage favouritism and nepotism, says Biren Singh

Our CorrespondentImphal, Jan. 13 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that the state’s present government will not encourage favouritism and nepotism as the government is committed to delivering transparency in the state. The chief mini...

13 Jan 2020

Quadripartite pact to end Bru repatriation impasse — Mizoram CM

Aizawl, Jan. 13 (PTI): Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Monday said that a quadripartite agreement among the Centre, his government, Tripura and an apex body of the internally displaced Brus would be signed on January 16 to end the two-decade-ol...

13 Jan 2020

Cong. leader asks Sonowal to quit BJP, form alternative ‘anti-CAA’ govt.

Guwahati, Jan. 12 (PTI): Opposition leader in the Assam Assembly Debabrata Saikia has asked Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to quit the BJP along with his MLAs and form an alternate government in the state with support from the Congress. Saikia, th...

12 Jan 2020

Veteran PTI journalist Babul Baruah dies

Guwahati, Jan. 12 (PTI): Veteran PTI journalist Babul Baruah, who was associated with the premier news agency for nearly 40 years, has died following prolonged illness. He was 80. Baruah joined PTI in 1966 at its Guwahati bureau before he was transfe...

12 Jan 2020

Annual Chives festival underway in Manipur’s Moirangkampu

Our CorrespondentMoirangkampu, Jan. 11 (EMN): A three-day, “Maroi Nakuppi Kumei”, an annual festival of local chives got underway at the Moirangkampu Sajeb village located about 10 km east of Imphal on friday. The festival is being organised by t...

11 Jan 2020

New political party has become a necessity in Assam, says Tarun Gogoi

Guwahati, Jan. 11 (PTI): Senior Congress leader Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said that a new political party has become a necessity in Assam to oust the ruling BJP in the state. All parties must ensure the defeat of BJP as instead of addressing the people...

11 Jan 2020

Sangma confident to get positive response from Centre to Meghalaya ILP demand

Shillong, Jan. 11 (PTI): Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma has expressed confidence that the Centre will give a positive response to the demand for introducing Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state. The ILP is an official travel document issued...

11 Jan 2020

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

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

Kohima records lowest temperature in Northeast

Eastern Mirror DeskDimapur, Dec. 29 (EMN): The recent reports of snowfall in several parts of Nagaland might have created a winter spectacle, but the cold wave has invariably affected a drastic drop in temperature in the Northeast region. The state c...

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

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