Financial assistance for Assam movement victims: Sonowal

Guwahati, December 10 (IANS): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday said the government will provide one-time financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh to everyone who suffered bullet injuries during the Assam movement.   Addressing a gathering on the occasion of “Shahid Diwas” (martyr’s day) here, Sonowal said the government will also publish a book […]

Meghalaya: Assaulted activist discharged from NEIGRIHMS

Newmai News NetworkShillong | December 10   Having spent over a month undergoing treatment at the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science (NEIGRIHMS) in Shillong after being assaulted in East Jaintia Hills (EJH) district, Agnes Kharshiing, the president of the Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO) was finally discharged from the […]

Road, rail traffic disrupted in Tripura over Citizenship Bill

Agartala, December 10 (IANS) Road and rail traffic was disrupted in Tripura on Monday as the INPT — the state’s oldest tribal-based party — blocked the highway and railway line demanding the withdrawal of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.   “The blockade by the INPT (Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura) disrupted both the road and […]

Elaborate preparations for vote count in Mizoram

Aizawl, December 10 (IANS) The Election Commission has made elaborate arrangements to count the polled in the Mizoram Assembly polls on Tuesday, an official said on Monday.   Polling for the 40-seat Assembly was held on November 28, with 81.64 per cent of the 774,758 electorate voting. There were 209 candidates.   Chief Electoral Officer […]

Assam tea body slam ‘chaiwala’ Modi

Guwahati, December 9 (IANS): The largest tea body of Assam on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who often refer to himself as a “chaiwala”, for not being considerate towards the state’s tea garden workers’ plight and urged him to implement the promised minimum wage of Rs 350 before the new year starts.   The […]

India China to resume military drills after one year gap

India China to resume military drills after one year gap

Chinese and Indian border guards stand at the Nathu La mountain pass, between Tibet and the tiny northeastern Indian state of Sikkim, July 6, 2006. Asian giants India and China opened a Himalayan pass to border trade on Thursday, 44 years after a brutal frontier war shut down the ancient route. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CHINA)   […]

75 per cent voter turnout in Assam panchayat polls

Guwahati, December 9 (PTI): An estimated 75 per cent of the voters exercised their franchise Sunday in the second phase of panchayat polls in 10 districts of Assam which was largely peaceful, the state election commission said.   Voting will continue till late in the night in 900 polling stations as many voters entered the […]

Conrad visit Meghalaya’s Entrepreneur of the Month

Newmai News Network Shillong | December 8   Perastill R. Marak who has started a business in value added products made out of locally available fruits thereby earning him the tag of Meghalaya’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Month’ was visited by the Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma on Friday.   Marak who is the first recipient of […]