Friday, April 23, 2010

State gets 88 pc excess pre-monsoon rains

GUWAHATI, April 23 – The State received 88 per cent excess pre-monsoon rainfall this time. Against the normal rainfall of 209.3 mm, the State received a total rainfall of 393.1 mm between March 1 and April 23 this year, said Regional Meteorology

Make sports compulsory till college level: AGP

NEW DELHI, April 23 – Calling for according top priority to sports, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) MP Kumar Deepak Das sought drafting of a sports policy under which ‘sports’ should be made a compulsory subject at the school and college levels.

AGP yet to take stand on price rise cut motion

NEW DELHI, April 23 – Opposition’s plan to bring a cut-motion on the issue of price rise in the Budget session of the Parliament has landed Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) in a tight spot.

Panel for development of 3 NE airports

NEW DELHI, April 23 – Expressing its concern at the state of airports in the Northeast, a Parliamentary panel has called for development of Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Teju airports and improvement of facilities.

Maoist threat has Manipur worried

Manipur is concerned over a threat issued by a member of the Tirhut sub-zonal committee of the CPI (Maoist) that if labourers from Bihar and Jharkhand working in the state were forced to leave, Naxals would not sit back.

KLO militant held in Malda

A member of banned militant outfit Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) was arrested in Malda on Thursday night following a failed abduction bid. The police arrested Gopal Burman (24), a resident of Habbibpur from Gajol

Lapang appointed Meghalaya chief adviser

Shillong, April 23 (IANS) Former Meghalaya chief minister D.D. Lapang was Friday appointed chief adviser of the five-party coalition government. He will enjoy the rank and status of a chief minister but without the powers and statutory functions that go with the post.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Poppy plant field destroyed in Manipur

Poppy plants extending over 550 hectare of land were destroyed in Manipur during the current year till date, said an official of the Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB), Imphal adding that during the same period 2292 kg of ganja were seized and eliminated by the bureau.

Thachankary suspended

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government on Saturday suspended Inspector-General of Police Tomin J. Thachankary from service on orders from Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan.

Bangladeshis may get into census list: Bhagwat

Ranchi, Apr 18 (PTI) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today expressed apprehension that a large number of Bangladeshis could make into the

PD Rai to take up Gangtok DD issue with Centre

GANGTOK, April 17: Sikkim Lok Sabha member PD Rai today promised to take up the pending issue of Gangtok Door Darshan Kendra inauguration with the concerned Ministry at New Delhi.

Professor and housewife killed in Guwahati

GUWAHATI: A professor of the premier Cotton College and a housewife have been allegedly killed in two different incidents in the city here on Sunday, police said.

Two arrested while trying to break ATM

GUWAHATI: Two persons, hailing from Bihar, have been arrested for trying to break an ATM in Panbazaar area of the city in Guwahati today, police said.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Assam Tribune EduFair in city on May 11-12

GUWAHATI, April 16 – The Assam Tribune EduFair 2010, the most reputed educational event of the region, is going to be held in Guwahati on May 11 and 12 this year. Besides Guwahati, EduFair will also be held at Shillong (May 14, 15), Silchar (May 17, 18) and Dibrugarh (May 21, 22) this year.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Bridges washed away, Sawa cut off

SEPPA, April 16: The sudden downpour due to cloudburst that led the Pare river to flood its catchment areas in Chayangtajo subdivision on April 6 last washed away several wire-rope suspension bridges over it and damaged agricultural fields in the valley

Manipur government employees’ strike enters fourth month

Imphal, April 16 (IANS) An indefinite strike by government employees in Manipur that has crippled the administration entered the fourth month Friday.

Private schools decry Govt policy

Imphal, April 15 2010: The All Manipur Recognised Private Schools, Welfare Association has denounced the Manipur Private School Regulations Rules, 2010, which has been framed under the initiative of Directorate of Education (S) as a ploy to abolish private schools in the State.

Health Dept of Tripura : A brief appraisal

The Tripura government is trying its best to make the medical treatment accessible to all. In this direction, Health and family welfare department in the state should be geared up to fulfill the aspiration of common people.

Bangladesh gives clearance for bridge construction

Agartala, Apr 16 PTI) Bangladesh government has given clearance for construction of a bridge over river Feni to connect South Tripura district with Feni district of the neighbouring country, official sources said today.

DAN harnessing towards honourable solution

Dimapur, April 16 (MExN): The Division Executive Committee meeting of the NPF Mokokchung division was held on April 16, 2010 with Er. T. Saku Aier, Parliamentary for Housing as the main speaker who spoke on the theme ‘Relationship between party workers and legislators.’