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'Mizoram has 24,000 ha available for fish culture'

Mizoram is estimated to have a potential area of 24,000 hectares available to be developed for fish culture. So far, only around 22.1% of the potential area or 5,527 hectare has been developed for pisciculture.

28 Mar 2023 10:27 am
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati among world's top univs in 14 subjects: Report

The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G) has been named as one of the world's top universities for the study of 14 subjects, according to the latest edition of the world's most-consulted university ranking.

28 Mar 2023 9:46 am
Kaziranga rhino killed, horn missing

Kaziranga National Park (KNP) witnessed its first rhino poaching in more than a year ahead of President Droupadi Murmu's visit in the first week of April.

28 Mar 2023 9:16 am
Three Rohingya, Indian agent nabbed at Badarpur station

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Northeast Frontier Railway has nabbed three Bangladeshi Rohingya, all women, and one Indian agent from an Agartala-Delhi train at Badarpur station.

28 Mar 2023 8:34 am
Rs 32 crore drugs seized in Barak Valley

Drugs, including heroin and Yaba tablets, worth over Rs 32 crore were seized in separate raids by the police in Karimganj and Cachar districts. Five persons have been arrested in this connection.

28 Mar 2023 8:34 am
Amritpal Singhs gunner flown to Dibrugarh prison

Fugitive Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singhs personal gunman Varinder Singh Johal was flown to Dibrugarh on Monday.

28 Mar 2023 8:34 am
Sewage drains along river channels key to prevent flow of filth into rivulets

Construction of sewage drains along the five river channels in Guwahati can be key to prevent the filth from flowing into the rivulets, and thereby save them and revive the aquatic ecosystem, conservationists said.

28 Mar 2023 8:34 am
Ensure ethnic communities retain stronghold: BJP to EC

The ruling BJP, AGP and UPPL have extended their cooperation to the ongoing delimitation of parliamentary and assembly constituencies before an Election Commission of India (ECI) delegation, headed by CEC Rajiv Kumar, here on Monday. However, they urged the poll panel to ensure that ethnic communities do not lose their hold in the existing constituencies in upper Assam and tribal-inhabited areas of the state.

28 Mar 2023 8:34 am
Controversy erupts over stitching Assamese, Bengali scarves together

A controversy erupted over the cutting of Assamese and Bengali scarves into half and stitching them together for felicitating guests at a literary body's event. Organisers said it was done to symbolise harmony between the two communities, while many criticised the act, claiming it was an insult to the Assamese 'gamosa', and such acts will, in fact, increase the divide.

27 Mar 2023 8:35 pm
Myanmar junta may have a hand in trio's murder: Cops

Four days after three Mizoram residents were found dead inside neighbouring Myanmar, Mizoram Police on Sunday said former members of the Chin Defence Force (CDF), a local resistance group in the Chin State of Myanmar, acting on behalf of the Myanmar military junta or Chin arms smugglers could have killed the victims. Earlier, police believed that CDF could have killed the victims for swindling money meant for buying rifles from India.

27 Mar 2023 9:31 am
Election Commission team arrives, to take views from stakeholders in delimitation exercise in Guwahati

A team of the Election Commission (EC) of India headed by chief election commissioner Rajiv Kumar arrived in Guwahati on Sunday evening on a three-day visit to Assam in connection with the ongoing delimitation exercise of parliamentary and assembly constituencies in the state. Assam has 14 Lok Sabha constituencies and 126 assembly segments.

27 Mar 2023 8:23 am
Assam Congress, 11 opposition parties join countrywide satyagraha

Congress and 11 other anti-BJP parties, which have joined hands with the grand old party ahead of the Lok Sabha 2024 elections, staged A satyagraha in Guwahati on Sunday over Rahul Gandhis disqualification from the membership of Parliament following his conviction in a defamation case by a lower court in Gujarat.

27 Mar 2023 8:23 am
PM Narendra Modis long-term vision shaping New India, says Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal

Union minister of ports, shipping & waterways and Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal attended the 99th event of Mann Ki Baat programme at Booth No. 56 in the central Teok panchayat along with party workers and general public at upper Assams Jorhat district on Sunday.

27 Mar 2023 8:22 am
100 elementary schools do not have toilets in Cachar, admits official

Nearly 100 elementary schools, including lower primary and upper primary in the Cachar district do not have any student toilets, a senior official of the Samagra Shiksha, Cachar district, said on Sunday.

27 Mar 2023 8:22 am
2 NSCN (Khaplang) rebels flee Khonsa jail, constable killed in scuffle

In a daring jailbreak, two militants of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) NSCN-K escaped from the Khonsa jail in Arunachal Pradeshs Tirap district.

27 Mar 2023 8:22 am
Give us road, only then we will vote, say Chandmari Rudranagar residents

The apathy of the successive governments in giving a motorable road even after 75 years of Independence in Chandmari Rudranagar, which fall under the only fully urban assembly constituency Gauhati East compelled the locals to take a decision, first road, then vote in the Lok Sabha elections to be held next year.

27 Mar 2023 8:22 am
Jumbo tramples Assam girl in sleep, 10-year-old sister critical in Assam

A eight-year-old girl was trampled to death during her sleep by a wild elephant in lower Assams Baksa district while her 10-year-old sister was critically injured early on Sunday morning, forest officials said. Sundays jumbo attack was the latest in the series of man-elephant conflicts continuing unabated in Assam.

27 Mar 2023 8:22 am
Five achievers honoured with Sons of the Soil Award Assam

Union minister of ports, shipping & waterways and Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal conferred the Sons of the Soil Award Assam - 2022 to five persons who have made their mark in their respective fields of profession, during a programme held at the Dibrugarh District Library on Saturday evening.

27 Mar 2023 8:22 am
Golden day for Assam as Lovlina Borgohain becomes world women boxing champion

As Assam lass Lovlina Borgohain bettered her Australian contender Caitlin Parker on Sunday evening to become the world women's boxing champion in the 75-kg category, the whole of the state, particularly her native village, Baro Mukhia, in Golaghat district, erupts in celebration with chief minister Himanta Biswa leading the long list of well-wishers and supporters congratulating her.

27 Mar 2023 8:22 am
Manipur Class XII examinee shot dead by 2 bike-borne assailants

A Class XII student, who was appearing in the ongoing Council of Higher Secondary Examinations, Manipur, (CoHSEM), was shot dead in Kangpokpi district of the northeastern state on Saturday night, police said on Sunday. The examinations will conclude on April 1 with a paper on elective subjects.

27 Mar 2023 8:22 am
Cyber crime: Scammers pose as Army officers in Mizoram, dupe people

Individuals impersonating Army officers have been extremely active in cybercrime in Mizoram, with the state police urging people to refrain from such fraudsters and help them in apprehending these culprits.

26 Mar 2023 10:57 am
Bodies of 3 Mizoram natives found in Myanmar territory

Police have launched an investigation into the deaths of three Mizoram natives inside the Myanmar territory, a senior state police official said on Saturday. The three persons, including a woman, were residents of south Mizoram's Siaha and Lawngtlai districts.

26 Mar 2023 10:54 am
Make India self-reliant by 2047: Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal

Union minister of ports, shipping & waterways and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal, on Saturday attended the Uddipana Award ceremony at Sonowal Kachari Youth and Cultural Festival in Dibrugarh and urged the youth to harness their talent and embark on an entrepreneurial journey in a bid to make India an Atmanirbhar country by 2047.

26 Mar 2023 6:24 am
Girl killed by neighbour in Assam's Karimganj

An 18-year-old girl was hacked to death in broad daylight allegedly by a youth, who happened to be her neighbour, with a sharp weapon at Dalgram village of Kaliganj in Karimganj district on Friday.

26 Mar 2023 6:21 am
Five new destinations added to list of flights from Guwahati airport

The Guwahati airport has announced the summer schedule to start from Sunday, by adding five more domestic destinations, besides one more direct connectivity to Bhutan.

26 Mar 2023 6:14 am
Rahul Gandhi disqualification karmic fallout: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's conviction over Modi surname remarks and disqualification from Parliament is a karmic fallout, reminding that the latter himself tore off the ordinance brought by the Manmohan Singh-government in 2013 to shield convicted lawmakers from immediate disqualification from the House.

26 Mar 2023 6:12 am
Assam Public Service Commission exam: Admin bans protests in Guwahati today

Assembly of more than five people, demonstrations, processions, agitations and shouting of slogans will be prohibited in Guwahati on Sunday in view of the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Combined Competitive (prelims) examination, 2022.

26 Mar 2023 6:08 am
World Bank nod to $108m loan for Assam disaster response

The World Bank's executive board of directors has approved a USD 108 million loan for Assam to improve disaster preparedness and enhance flood forecasting. The World Bank said the project will benefit around six million people and is part of a larger USD 500 million investment programme for Assam.

26 Mar 2023 6:06 am
Centre to reduce 'disturbed areas' tag under AFSPA from many northeast districts

The Centre has decided to decrease the jurisdiction of disturbed areas declared under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) in Nagaland, Assam and Manipur from April.

26 Mar 2023 6:03 am