Prasanta Mazumdar

Assam flood woes: Floods wash away my house, livestock each year, says 76-year-old man

His life is wedded to floods. They have been a common reality, all through his 76 years of life. Sibaram Das migrated to Amtola Milanpur in Assam’s North Lakhimpur district 20 years ago, from his nati

04 Aug 2017

Former Nagaland CM Shurhozelie Liezietsu wins Assembly bypoll

Former Nagaland chief minister and ruling Naga People’s Front nominee Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu today won the bye-election to 10 Northern Angami-I Assembly constituency by 3470 votes.

04 Aug 2017

Former Nagaland CM Shurhozelie Liezietsu's byelection win rendered insignificant by fall from power

The by-election was held following his son Khriehu Liezietsu's resignation as sitting MLA on May 24 .

03 Aug 2017

Now the nuance: Erosion, not floods, is Assam’s problem

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has always maintained that erosion is Assam’s greater problem, not floods.

02 Aug 2017

Assam’s Muslim student body sniffs ‘political conspiracy’ in leader’s killing

ABMSU leader Shakamal claimed that Ahmed was fired 12 times on the chest, back, neck and arms.

02 Aug 2017

Former union minister Santosh Mohan Dev dies at 83

Former Central minister Santosh Mohan Dev died at his home town in southern Assam’s Silchar on Wednesday morning. 

02 Aug 2017

Kokrajhar tense after killing of Muslim student leader

Unidentified assailants on Tuesday shot dead the president of All Bodo Minority Students’ Union (ABMSU), Lafikul Islam Ahmed, in Assam’s Kokrajhar district.

02 Aug 2017

At last, nation looks to northeast

Prime Minister Modi announces a package of Rs 2,350 crore for five flood-ravaged states in India’s oft-forgotten corner.

01 Aug 2017

PM announces Rs 2,350 crore flood package for Northeast

The PM, who was in Guwahati on a day-long tour to review the situation and relief measures, announced the package after holding a series of meetings with the CMs chief ministers of four Northeastern.

01 Aug 2017

Meghalaya cop guns down senior, goes underground with rifle

A policeman in Meghalaya shot dead his senior in a drunken state and then went underground with his service rifle.

30 Jul 2017

‘Twipraland’ war cry breaks out in Tripura

After Darjeeling, the demand for a separate state is now gathering momentum in Left-ruled Tripura. A former director of All India Radio is spearheading the movement for a separate tribal state. The N

30 Jul 2017

Militants punish alleged rapist by shooting him dead in Northeast India

The police said Irom Bobo was chargesheeted for allegedly raping the 11-year-old victim who was his niece.

29 Jul 2017

Nagaland’s ex-CM Shurhozelie Liezietsu to face novice in by-election

Shurhozelie Liezietsu is a seasoned politician, having served the state as a minister for two terms and as chief minister for five months until getting ‘dismissed’ by governor PB Acharya on July 19.

28 Jul 2017

Not promoting Heraka, I am devout Christian: Nagaland chief minister TR Zeliang

The assertion came against the backdrop of the charge by Naga People’s Front that he was preferred by Acharya, who spent years in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh .

28 Jul 2017

Northeast wary of Supreme Court ruling on parliamentary secretaries

Nagaland could be the first state in the country to face political instability after the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the appointment of parliamentary secretaries in every states.

27 Jul 2017