The Paresh Baruah faction of ULFA has warned Assam singers from singing Hindi songs in the upcoming Rongali Bihu functions and the organisers to desist from holding dances set to Bollywood songs.
"Pay up or pay the price" was the standard threat from rebels in the northeast. But extortion notices are now coming with 'payment options', possibly due to the economic downturn. Rahul Karmakar reports.
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 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.
A higher demand for its ‘aphrodisiac’ horn and a resultant price rise has made the one-horned rhino more vulnerable than before.
Battling the latest and strongest bout of dissidence in his 12-year reign, Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi is likely to meet Congress president on Friday, according to sources in the party. Digambar Patowary reports.
Women failed yet again to penetrate a male bastion called Nagaland assembly but the February polls underscored the rise of women on the political horizon in the Northeast.
The Manipur drug trail has led to the son of a senior Congress MLA. Police in Manipur capital Imphal said they arrested Saikholen Haokip on Monday night on the basis of information provided by an army colonel caught on Sunday ferrying psychotropic substances to Moreh town bordering Myanmar.
Forest guards in north-central Assam's Orang National Park recovered the carcass of an adult Royal Bengal tigress on Tuesday.
Noted educationist Nizam UddinAhmed died at his residence in Guwahati today, family sources said. He was 74.
Bomb disposal squad recovers and defuses a country-made explosive device found in front of the Indian Oil refinery in Noonmati, Assam.
Tension erupted in Assam's Baksa district - a part of the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) - after bodies of four youths were found today, police said.