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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2641 killed by militants in Assam between 1987-2000

Guwahati, March 12 (PTI): Altogether 2641 people were killed by militants in Assam between 1987-2000 when 16 insurgent outfits came into being in the state, Chief Minister Sarbanada Sonowal told the assembly today.   Sonowal, who also holds the Home portfolio, was replying to a question by Nurul Huda of Congress.   He said during […]

Students of TISS begin hunger strike

Students of TISS begin hunger strike

GUWAHATI, March 12 (MExN): Continuing its protest, students of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Guwahati on Monday started an indefinite hunger strike.   The students of TISS are protesting the institute’s decision to withdraw the fee waiver given to SC, ST and OBC students, eligible for last year’s Government of India Post Matric […]

Rs 2,149 cr deficit budget tabled in Assam

Guwahati, March 12 (IANS): Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday tabled a Rs 2,149.04 crore-deficit budget that focussed, among others, on setting up new educational institutions and improvement of roads and infrastructure, officials said.   It also focused on increasing social media presence of government departments, revival of closed industrial units, support to […]

Bangladesh President winds up visit to northeast

Guwahati, March 10 (IANS): Bangladesh President Md. Abdul Hamid on Saturday wound up his visit to India’s northeast on a nostalgic note.   In his departing remarks, Hamid said the three-day visit to Assam and Meghalaya was very nostalgic for him as he came to this part of the northeast during the Bangladesh Liberation War. […]

In a first, all-women team to manage railway pit line

Guwahati, March 7 (MExN): For the first time in the history of Indian Railways, the Coaching Depot in Guwahati is engaging an all-women team for maintenance of coaches.   The all-women team will start maintenance work following their completion of training on March 8 – an apt occasion as the day also marks the International […]

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