Flood Situation In North East Worsens: Toll Rises To 12; Train Services Remain Suspended In Assam, Tripura, Manipur

June 16, 2018, 2:15 pm
Guwahati/Agartala ,  June 16 : The flood situation in the North East deteriorated on Saturday , with four more people in Manipur and one in Tripura losing their lives, taking the death toll in the region to 12.
The situation worsened in Assam, Tripura and Manipur as train services remained suspended on some routes and roads were washed away.
Nearly four lakh people have been affected across seven districts of Assam.

This Powerhouse Director from Assam is Creating Ripples in Indian Theatre!

June 16, 2018, 1:01 pm
Guwahati (Assam ), June 16: Rabijita Gogoi took up direction at a time when there were very few women directors in India. After directing close to 25 plays in a host of Indian Languages, she is back in Assam for a permanent stint.
Her apartment in Noonmati in Guwahati sits sequestered on a hillock, and cannot be seen from the busy main road. As we settled down for a chat with cups of green tea and oatmeal cookies, Rabijita says it was a deliberate attempt at getting away from the ‘city’, having lived in Mumbai for the last decade or so.

Assam: Man Accused Of Raping His Daughter, Kills Wife In Court Premises

June 15, 2018, 9:33 pm
Dibrugarh(Assam ) , June 15 : In a bizzare  and a shocking incident, a man on Friday killed his wife in the premises of the District and Sessions Court in Dibrugarh in Assam.
Police said the incident took place around 10.30 a.m. when Purna Nahar Deka attacked his wife Rita Nahar Deka outside the room of the Districts and Sessions Judge of Dibrugarh.The incident occurred at 10:30 am when Deka allegedly attacked his wife Rita Nahar Deka outside the court room of the Districts and Sessions Judge of Dibrugarh.

Assam Lynching Case Will Be Tried In Fast Track Court: Sarbananda Sonowal

June 15, 2018, 2:32 pm
Jorhat (Assam), June 15 :  Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal  announced that the Karbi Anglong lynching case would be tried in a fast track court.
The chief minister also said that attempts are being made to politicise the killing of the two youths from Guwahati by "some forces", but the government will not allow that to happen.

Assam :JFA expresses shock at Shujaat Bukhari’s murder

June 15, 2018, 2:16 pm
Guwahati(Assam), June 15 : Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expresses shock at the murder of Syed Shujaat Bukhari, a  Srinagar based editor-journalist  on Thursday evening and demands necessary actions to nab the culprits at the earliest. 
The Assam based scribe’s forum also lamented that Shujaat becomes the fourth journalist killed in India this year.
It may be noted that the chief editor and   proprietor of ‘Rising Kashmir’ Shujaat was shot dead in Srinagar by a group of militants.

Monsoon covers most of northeast, creates havoc in Tripura, Mizoram,Assam and Manipur

June 14, 2018, 7:04 am
Agartala/Guwahati/Aizawl/Imphal, June 13:  The Southwest Monsoon has already covered most parts of northeast India while the floods caused due to heavy rains are creating havoc in Tripura and Mizoram, officials said .
At least four people were killed in different places of Tripura as the flood waters inundated many villages, homes, and paddy fields besides low-lying areas. Waters of many rivers of Tripura are flowing over the danger levels.

Main accused in Assam lynching arrested

June 13, 2018, 10:24 pm
Guwahati (Assam), June 13 :Police in Assam on Wednesday arrested the main accused in connection with the lynching of two Guwahati-based youths in Karbi Anglong district who were mistaken to be child abductors.
Assam Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia said Alphajoz Timung was arrested in a village near the area of Panjuri Kachari where Nilotpal Das and Abhijeet Nath were killed by a mob on the night of June 8.
"We have arrested Alphajoz. He had been hiding there since the night of the murders," Saikia said.

Assam lynching case: 62 arrested for killing, spreading hate messages

June 13, 2018, 11:39 am
Guwahati (Assam), June 13 :Sixty-two persons have so far been arrested from different parts of Assam in the brutal killing of two men in Karbi Anglong district and spreading rumours and hate messages on social media that fuelled the sensational incident.
Two friends - Nilotpal Das (29) and Abhijeet Nath (30) - were on Friday pulled out of their vehicle at Panjuri in Karbi Anglong district and beaten to death by a group of irate villagers, who suspected them to be child-lifters.

Assam lynching: CM to introduce sensitisation programme

June 12, 2018, 7:52 pm
Guwahati (Assam), June 12 : The Assam government plans to introduce an awareness programme in all development blocks and panchayats of the state in the wake of incidents triggered by superstition and rumours, including the lynching of two persons in Karbi Anglong district recently.
A decision to this effect was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here last evening, an official release said today.


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