The CBI will investigate cases of rhino poaching - on the rise since 2008 - at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam even as the state government is turning to unmanned aerial vehicles to check this illegal activity.
The Congress will fight the 2014 polls under the leadership of party chief Sonia Gandhi and PM Manmohan Singh, party general secretary Digvijaya Singh said today.
Assam has maintained revenue surplus fiscal position for six years, but the state should also take steps to phase out subsidies to curb non-plan revenue expenditure, according to a Comptroller and Auditor General report.
A 29-year-old woman died after being brutally raped and dumped by a driver in Silchar town, Assam, police said.
The Army was deployed and indefinite curfew clamped today in the silk town Sualkuchi in Assam's Kamrup (Rural) district following protests against use of artificial silk during which 10 persons were injured in police firing.
A 16-year-old gang-rape victim in Meghalaya, forced to relocate following harassment by locals and reluctance of schools to admit her, has found her new home no less hostile. HT reports.
Amidst poaching comes a piece of feel-good news from the 860 sq km Kaziranga National Park — the rhino count has gone up by 39 to 2,329. HT reports.
Two tyres of an Air India flight from Kolkata to Dibrugarh burst while landing at the Mohanbari airport in Assam's Dibrugarh district today, but all the 90 passengers on board were safe, airports authority sources said.
A powerful bomb fitted with a time device was recovered from a bus at Popular Bus stand in North Bongaigaon in lower Assam, police said today.
A man walked for a kilometre with the severed head of another man he had killed before surrendering to the police in Assam's Lakhimpur district today, police said.
An earthquake of moderate intensity rocked parts of northeast India and Bangladesh on Saturday, an official said in Agartala.
Normal life paralysed and sporadic incidents of violence reported in Bodoland Territorial Administered Districts following a 100-hr bandh called by Peoples' Joint Action Committee for Bodoland Movement.
Two Assam police constables were injured in a grenade explosion suspected to be triggered by a Ulfa cadre at Kenduguri in Jorhat town of upper Assam on Tuesday wee hours.
Bomb disposal squad recovers and defuses a country-made explosive device found in front of the Indian Oil refinery in Noonmati, Assam.
Two Assam Police constables were seriously injured at Jorhat bypass in Jorhat in upper Assam when unidentified youths lobbed a grenade at a police patrol today.