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Assam’s Garos delighted by new Development Council

Assam’s Garos delighted by new Development Council

GOALPARA, Assam – The Garo National Council (GNC), Puthimari regional unit organised a programme at Puthimari near here to celebrate the announcement of a separate Garo Development Council (GDC) by…

Truck strike to protest ‘illegal’ toll gates in Garo Hills

Truck strike to protest ‘illegal’ toll gates in Garo Hills

SHILLONG: It’s not just the government that exerts toll tax in Meghalaya, but other local musclemen as well. Now truck owners have decided that enough is enough. The Goalpara District…

Assam-Arunachal healing the rift of bloodbath

Assam-Arunachal healing the rift of bloodbath

Guwahati: Citizen reporter Monika Barua reports on the actions following killings and violent incidents along the Arunachal-Assam border areas. A high-level discussion between the representatives of the Government of Assam…

Bathou religious conference in Assam

Bathou religious conference in Assam

Kokrajhar: The Bathou religion is the traditional faith of the Bodos. Thousands of Bathou practitioners have congregated at the 10th Conference  here. Bathou practitioners and delegates from Nepal,  Bengal, Nagaland,…

Guwahati Film Fest showcases Assam, Sher

Guwahati Film Fest showcases Assam, Sher

GUWAHATI: The sixth edition of Guwahati Film Festival, which begins on December 10, will be dedicated to national award-winning music director Sher Choudhury, who passed away recently. Officials of Gauhati…

Kingfisher Killing Fields in Assam?

Kingfisher Killing Fields in Assam?

JORHAT, Assam – Migratory birds and endangered species are falling prey to villagers’ ignorance and a liking for wild fowl. Several migratory wild ducks and kingfishers have allegedly been caught…

Bomb defused in Assam Train

Bomb defused in Assam Train

GUWAHATI – Somebody planted a bomb in a train at an Assam railway station. It was in a bag that had a tiffin box with a timing device. So far…

New rice feast with pork but no rice beer

New rice feast with pork but no rice beer

DIGBOI: (Assam) – It’s a traditional new rice celebration with lots of rice, pork and chicken, but with no rice beer to wash it down! The traditional feasting on the…

Assam’s ‘fine leaf’ debate decided by TRA

Assam’s ‘fine leaf’ debate decided by TRA

GUWAHATI: – What’s a ‘fine tea leaf’? Tea drinkers of course know that it’s more expensive. But traditionally ‘fine tea’ means the most tender and freshest leaves. The tea-growers were…

Kids declared ‘foreigners’ kept in adult prisons in Assam

Kids declared ‘foreigners’  kept in adult prisons in Assam

GUWAHATI: Children’s rights are being violated in Assam – children of ‘illegal’ foreigners are kept in jail along with convicts and undertrials. This disturbing practice and serious undermining of children’s…

How to protect endangered animals: Manas’ biggest headache

How to protect endangered animals: Manas’ biggest headache

MANAS ,ASSAM– At a time when efforts are being made to revive the importance of  the Manas National Park, poaching continues to be a  major cause of concern. Only recently,…

Deploy army in Rabha areas: Assam CM, public say

Deploy army in Rabha areas: Assam CM, public say

GUWAHATI:– Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday asked the Director General of Police to strengthen security measures and called for deployment of the Indian Army in the Rabha Hasong Autonomous…

Mahanta: Asom Gana Parishad isn’t communal!

Mahanta: Asom Gana Parishad isn’t communal!

NEW DELHI– Will one of Assam’s regional parties be joining the ‘third front’? Speculations may be premature, say observers. Hailing the move to unite all ‘secular forces’, Asom Gana Parishad…

Shiva Thapa felicitated

Shiva Thapa felicitated

GUWAHATI: – Ace boxer and hill icon Shiva Thapa says that in the recent championship the Indian team was without a doctor and a physiotherapist. Ace boxer Shiva Thapa was…

Assamese media accuses Nagaland of doing a China!

Assamese media accuses Nagaland of doing a China!

DIPHU, ASSAM: Forget border encroachment by China, back in India’s backyard the northeastern states are always at each other’s throats because of border encroachment incidents. Here’s a report filed by…