Militants have joined hands with poachers in Assam and AK-47 rifles are being used to hunt the rhino. Result: The Kaziranga National Park has lost nine rhinos since January, Manas National Park, one. Digambar Patowary reports.
The police in eastern Nagaland’s Longleng district seized more than Rs.1crore from a Naga People’s Front (NPF) candidate on Saturday after the chopper he was travelling in landed on an Assam Rifles helipad without prior information. HT reports.
Voting for the 60-member Tripura assembly on Thursday crossed 93% with election officials receiving more than 37,000 of the 38,000 postal ballots issued. The figure is the highest for any state in India. Rahul Karmakar reports.
The indefinite curfew in Krishnai and Mornoi areas of trouble-torn Goalpara district was relaxed on Friday with no fresh incidents reported from the district where counting of panchayat election votes was on.
Elections in the Northeast are like a carnival. The voter turnout of 92% — not the final tally — in Tripura on Thursday has reaffirmed this. Rahul Karmakar reports.
CBI has arrested the Deputy chief controller of explosives, Guwahati, AK Kunj on charge of accepting bribe for issuing explosives licence,official sources said today.
A record 92% of Tripura’s 2,358,493 voters exercised their franchise on Thursday. Polling was mostly peaceful for the 60-member assembly.
In a blow to the campaign of opposition Congress for the February 14 assembly polls in Tripura, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi Saturday cancelled their trips to the Left-ruled state, a party leader said.
A man accused of raping a 15-year-old schoolgirl in southern Assam’s Silchar town has turned out to be an HIV patient. HT reports.
The eight low-intensity blasts in Goalpara district, which took place on Saturday evening, do not appear to be the handiwork of political groups. In fact, preliminary investigations indicate common criminals are involved, the police say.
The Gauhati high court has ordered a CBI probe against an Assam minister for allegedly harassing and torturing two sisters by having them branded as witches with the intent of grabbing their land.
Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi today demanded a review of the three-month sentence a military court handed to a soldier for molesting a teenager in eastern Assam’s Sivasagar district in July last year.
From joblessness to lack of development, militants in the northeast have fought for several causes over the years. Here’s the latest reason they’re picking up guns — dislike for a proposed tiger reserve.
The Arunachal Pradesh government on Saturday approved the creation of four new districts for better administration. The frontier state has 16 districts as of now.
An earthquake of moderate intensity shook Assam, Meghalaya and Manipur at 7:15 am today.