UNESCO worried Darjeeling agitation may damage toy train

  NEW DELHI, AUGUST 6 (PTI): The top conservation body UNESCO has cautioned that the damage caused to the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or DHR due to the protest to demand a separate Gorkhaland state may put in peril the World Heritage Site tag it earned in 1999. Two stations, Gayabari and Sonada, were torched while […]

Darjeeling situation tense on 53rd day of GJM shutdown

  DARJEELING, August 6 (PTI): The situation in Darjeeling remained tense today, though no incident of violence was reported since last night.   The police and security personnel kept a strict watch on the situation on the 53rd day of the indefinite shutdown in the hills, called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) over its […]

‘TR is Chief Minister by technicality sans legality’

  Kohima, August 6 (MExN): The Naga People’s Front has stated that “TR Zeliang continues to be the Chief Minister by blatant aberration of the laws and sheer technicality”.   The NPF Central Office through a press release from the Media & Press Bureau reminded that the fifteen day amnesty period “to condone the travesty” […]

JFA demands proper investigation into Haryana scribe’s murder

  Guwahati, August 6 (MExN): Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has expressed concern over the killing of another journalist, increasing the tally of victims to five in the last seven months in India. The forum in a statement has demanded a proper probe into the incident relating to the murder of television journalist Surender Singh Rana […]

Assam CM congratulates Venkaiah Naidu

    Guwahati, August 6 (PTI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today congratulated M Venkaiah Naidu on winning the vice-presidential election. Sonowal, in a telephonic conversation with Naidu, wished him the best for a remarkable and eventful tenure as Vice-President of the country and chairman of Rajya Sabha. “The high victory margin by Naiduji shows […]

Rengma Naga Students’ Union accepts President’s resignation

  Diphu, August 6 (MExN): The Rengma Naga Students’ Union (RNSU), Karbi Anglong, in an emergency cabinet meeting on August 6 at Rengma Colony in Diphu, Karbi Anglong has decided to accept the resignation tendered by its President Phenpiga H. Rengma.   “The Rengma Naga public resolved to promote him for the greater cause of […]

Bomb blast in Manipur, no casualty

  Imphal, August 6 (PTI): A bomb exploded at the residence of a village Pradhan (head) in Manipur’s Thoubal district but there was no report of any casualty, police said today. The bomb suspected to be improvised explosive device (IED) exploded at around 7.50 pm on August 5 in the residence of Yambem Shyamo Singh, […]

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