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Assam to compensate 4000 erosion-hit families

Assam to compensate 4000 erosion-hit families

JORHAT: Assam will earmark some 16,000 ‘bighas’ of land as compensation for families displaced by erosion. At a district-level meeting here today, administrative officers of Jorhat, Majuli and Titabor said…

Naga pastor, wife beaten up in Assam

Naga pastor, wife beaten up in Assam

Dimapur (Nagaland): A well known missionary from Nagaland along with his wife and a lecturer of a college were brutally assaulted on last Saturday by an Assamese mob in Golaghat district, according to…

Border wars: Assam pushes back Nagas, destroys Naga huts

Border wars: Assam pushes back Nagas, destroys Naga huts

JORHAT (Assam) – The border dispute between Nagaland and Assam has been going on for decades. In a fresh incident, the Jorhat district administration carried out an ‘eviction’ at dead…

The Bihu of Bangkok

The Bihu of Bangkok

Talk about the new years all over Asia: The northeast and southeast Asian culture is so in sync at times, it’s amazing. Now while in Assam, the week-long celebrations of…

Assam Filmmaker Bidyut Chakravarty dies

Assam Filmmaker Bidyut Chakravarty dies

Guwahati: Bidyut Chakravarty is no more. His film Dwaar had won four Filmfare awards last year, bringing cheer to the ailing Assamese film industry. This morning, the news of filmmaker Bidyut…

Bodland People’s Front leads the Council

Bodland People’s Front leads the Council

GUWAHATI:  The Bodoland People’s Front will lead the new BTC. Emerging as a single largest party but short of a majority in the 40-member Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) by just…

Morans demand ST status in Assam

Morans demand ST status in Assam

TINSUKIA :The Morans of the Northeast, want to be recognised as a scehdulad tribe and receive benefits from the government. Thousands of people from the Moran community, under the banners…

Bodoland TC polls peaceful, good turnout

Bodoland TC polls peaceful, good turnout

GUWAHATI, Assam:  April 8 – The Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) polls today recorded a 75 per cent turnout, maybe more as reports from a number of polling stations come in.…

Law to curb ‘witch hunting’ in Assam soon?

Law to curb ‘witch hunting’ in Assam soon?

Guwahati, Assam: At long last, a law will be enacted to deal with the superstitious and barbaric practice of ‘withch-hunting’ in North Eastern state of Assam. Under Guwahati High Court…

New Flights: better link to NE India

New Flights: better link to NE India

Guwahati: Vistara forayed into  Northeast India with its inaugural flight from New Delhi to Guwahati. StartingApril 2, Thursday, the airline will operate daily flights on the Delhi-Guwahati-Bagdogra-Delhi route. TATA SIA Airlines…

Special GI status to 9 NE agricultural products

Special GI status to 9 NE agricultural products

Guwahati:  Nine items from north east India have won GI tags, including the pungent Karbi Anglong ginger and juicy Tezpur litchi of Assam.  The coveted geographical indication (GI) tags are incontrovertible proof…

Censor Board is redundant, media education important: Adoor G

Censor Board is redundant, media education important: Adoor G

Guwahati: Prominent filmmaker Padma Vibhushan Adoor Gopalakrishnan has strongly objected to film censorship in India and termed it ‘redundant’. He also stressed the role of good parenting and media education…

HIV increases among Karbi tribals?

HIV increases among Karbi tribals?

DIPHU,(Assam):  The number of HIV-infected people in the hill district is increasing at an ‘alarming rate,’ according to HIV workers in the district. Some data released by, HIVPSUNG, an NGO…

Christmas cheer in Dibrugarh

Christmas cheer in Dibrugarh

DIBRUGARH, ASSAM –Christmas comes to Dibrugarh every year with an impressive inter-church programme.  Like all the previous years, Dibrugarh Inter Church Forum (DICF), an association of Christian Churches, celebrated its…

Doctors shy away from rural posting in Assam

Doctors shy away from rural posting in Assam

GUWAHATI:  Where are the doctors in rural Assam? Over 650 posts of doctors are lying vacant in government hospitals in Assam, even as newly- recruited doctors have shown reluctance to…

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