Tag: Assam

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  • CCPA wants tea gardens to remain open

    CCPA wants tea gardens to remain open

    In a letter to Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha, the Chairman of the CCPA, Vivek Goyenka, has urged the government to allow operations in tea estates, subject to adopting all safety and hygiene norms.

    March 28, 2020
  • 8 independent candidates withdraw nomination for Bodoland Territorial Council Polls

    8 independent candidates withdraw nomination for Bodoland Territorial Council Polls

    72 candidates are now in the fray for the 40-member Council whose term is scheduled to end on April 27.

    March 22, 2020
  • Indian Army and Assam Police jointly bust huge cache of illegal arms

    Indian Army and Assam Police jointly bust huge cache of illegal arms

    Jointly, both the security forces busted huge cache of arms, ammunition and warlike stores which could have been exploited by Anti National Elements to carry out violence in the upcoming BTAD elections.

    March 19, 2020
  • US tourist in Assam tests positive for Coronavirus, 400 quarantined

    US tourist in Assam tests positive for Coronavirus, 400 quarantined

    The global death toll due to COVID-19  has reached to 3,586 people and infected more than 1,00,000 across 92 nations, including 40 people in India since the outbreak first emerged in China in December.

    March 9, 2020
  • Tribal Vs Non-Tribal

    Tribal Vs Non-Tribal

    As a matter of fact, CAA does not apply to the tribal areas of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura as included in the Sixth Schedule, and the area covered under the inner line notified under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873.

    March 6, 2020
  • Meghalaya mayhem

    Meghalaya mayhem

    More accurately, the mayhem in the tiny state has exacerbated the regional tension over the Citizenship Amendment Act and ethnicity, volatile as it is.

    March 5, 2020
  • NRC won’t have implications for Bangladesh: India reassures Dhaka

    NRC won’t have implications for Bangladesh: India reassures Dhaka

    "Let me clearly state here what our leadership has repeatedly confirmed at the highest level to the Government of Bangladesh: this is a process that is entirely internal to India. Therefore, there will be no implications for the Government and people of Bangladesh. You have our assurance on that count," Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said at a seminar organised by the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) in Dhaka.

    March 2, 2020
  • 12-year-old girl raped, killed and hanged from tree in Assam by 7 class 10 students

    12-year-old girl raped, killed and hanged from tree in Assam by 7 class 10 students

    The accused after the examination had called the victim to a house on the pretext of organising a party and raped her, said police.

    March 2, 2020
  • Terai planters slam tea board moves over subsidies

    Terai planters slam tea board moves over subsidies

    Significantly, the TIPA president Mahendra Bansal, at an interaction with the press in Siliguri today, appreciated the state government’s role on three points and blamed the TBI for the present crisis in the tea industry as he explained how the industry has been reeling under 'severe crisis'.

    February 23, 2020
  • Mild earthquakes hit some parts of Assam, Nagaland

    Mild earthquakes hit some parts of Assam, Nagaland

    Seismologists consider India's mountainous Northeast region as the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world.

    February 23, 2020
  • A hot potato

    A hot potato

    Prudence would suggest that quite the most rational course of action is to effect a drastic update of syllabi in both categories of schools, and arguably even promote the study of Sanskrit.

    February 19, 2020
  • N-E insurgency has declined

    N-E insurgency has declined

    The Army commander speaking at Fort William during the investiture ceremony today said “Myanmar Army had conducted operations which led to several insurgents group to run to this Indian side and surrender. ULFA-I is not a potent group any more. Indian Army has withdrawn most troops from North East areas while more will be withdrawn if state government decides security situation is normalising.”

    February 15, 2020
  • Govt for continuous engagement with industry, business: FM

    Govt for continuous engagement with industry, business: FM

    Interacting with trade and industry representatives, she said the budget presented by her in Lok Sabha on February 1 had several features related to the tax administration like faceless appeals which would become a reality with the aid of new technology.

    February 9, 2020
  • PM Modi slams previous governments for keeping problems of North-East hanged for decades

    PM Modi slams previous governments for keeping problems of North-East hanged for decades

    Modi said the change came about as his government now considers the North-Eastern states as growth-engines for development.

    February 7, 2020
  • Unpaid wages: Morcha union threatens to stop tea plucking

    Unpaid wages: Morcha union threatens to stop tea plucking

    The DTDPLU on Thursday organised a rally, demanding wages of two fortnights and a month’s salary for sub-staff and staff of Singtom tea garden.

    February 7, 2020
  • PM Modi hails Bodo accord as ‘victory of peace’, announces Rs 1500 cr development package

    PM Modi hails Bodo accord as ‘victory of peace’, announces Rs 1500 cr development package

    The Central government on January 27 signed an accord with the banned Assam-based insurgent group NDFB providing political and economic bonanza to the tribals, sans the outfit’s key demand of a separate Bodoland state or union territory.

    February 7, 2020
  • No pre-arrest bail for TISS student who ‘shouted slogan’ in support of Sharjeel Imam

    No pre-arrest bail for TISS student who ‘shouted slogan’ in support of Sharjeel Imam

    The prosecution, while opposing relief for her, had claimed that Urvashi Chudawala was 'supporting a person who is officially enemy of the state'.

    February 6, 2020