1,000 kg marijuana seized in Guwahati

Guwahati, March 17 (IANS) Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) sleuths have seized about 1,000 kg of contraband marijuana from a vehicle here that was to be smuggled to Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Saturday. The driver of the vehicle and his helper were arrested on Friday night when the operation was launched. “We seized several packets […]

Students of TISS Guwahati calls off ongoing hunger strike

DIMAPUR, MARCH 16 (MExN): Students of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Guwahati has called off the ongoing hunger strike after a delegation representing TISS Mumbai administration, acting Deputy Director of TISS Guwahati and facilitation faculty members from Guwahati campus met with the students on March 12.   A press statement issued by the GOI-PMS […]

NF Railway takes another step towards automation in train working

MALIGAON, MARCH 16 (MExN): In a big step undertaken by NF Railway towards enhancement of transparency through digitization, the Rangiya station of Rangiya Division became the 1st station of NF Railway to implement full automation of the Train Signal Register (TSR).   Train Signal Register is a document maintained by the Station Master where all […]

NFR GM takes stock of improvement

Guwahati, March 15 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railway, General Manager Sanjive Roy today carried out detailed inspection of Guwahati Railway Station, also known the gateway to the Northeast and designated as a  ‘NSG 2’ category station with a footfall of more than 40, 000 passengers daily.   An official release from NFR informed that Roy, […]

Schools in Assam used as polling stations in Meghalaya polls

Guwahati, March 15 (PTI): Congress MLA Nandita Das today claimed that three schools of Lampi in Kamrup district of Assam were used as polling stations in the just-concluded Meghalaya elections.   “Lower Lampi LP School, Khatapara LP School and Umtap UP School of Assam were used by the Meghalaya authorities as polling stations on February […]

Mizoram, Assam to hold talks on Mar 20

Aizawl, March 14 (PTI) The chief seretaries of Mizoram and Assam would hold talks in Delhi on March 20 on the border dispute between the two neighbouring states in the wake of protests by students, which turned violent recently.   Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana Lalzirliana informed the Assembly that the Mizoram government had suggested […]

Assam says taking initiatives to defuse border tension

Guwahati, March 13 (PTI): The Assam government is taking initiatives to defuse tension and maintain peace on the state’s border with Mizoram, state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said in the Assembly today.   He also said Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was himself monitoring the situation on the Assam-Mizoram border.   Tension prevailed when […]

MHA convenes meeting with Assam, Mizoram Chief Secys

New Delhi, March 13 (PTI): The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has convened a meeting of the chief secretaries of Mizoram and Assam next week to resume dialogue on the boundary dispute between the two states in the wake of protests by students which turned violent recently.   This was conveyed by Home Minister Rajnath […]

Nepkin Destroyer Machines fitted in the N.F. Railway HQ complex

Nepkin Destroyer Machines fitted in the N.F. Railway HQ complex

Nidhi Roy, President of the Northeast Frontier Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation (NFRWWO) inaugurated 11 newly fitted Nepkin Destroyer Machines in the N.F. Railway HQ complex on March 12. A press note from the NF Railways informed that all the incinerators were fitted inside the ladies toilets of the NF Railway HQ. These Incinerators were fitted […]

Students go on hunger strike at TISS Guwahati

TISS Guwahati students who are on a hunger strike.   GUWAHATI, MARCH 13 (MExN): 43 ST, SC and OBC students of Tata Institute of Social sciences, Guwahati began with the indefinite hunger strike on March 12 with the support of hundreds of fellow students.   The hunger strike continued to the second day as the […]

Assam’s exotic items to get GI tag, says Minister

Guwahati, March 13 (IANS): The BJP-led Assam government proposes to add Geographical Indicator (GI) tag to the traditional items of Assam, which are all indigenous to Assam but are marketed in the national and global markets, said a state Minister on Monday.   Presenting the budget for financial year 2018-19 in the Assam Assembly, Finance […]

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