Launched op to nab masterminds involved in rhino horn smuggling: Divisional forest officer Ramesh Gogoi

In 55 years

Police and forest staffers of Kaziranga National Park have reportedly identified the masterminds involved in the rhino horn smuggling racket in Kaziranga and have launched a combing operation to nab the culprits.

Two illegal liquor godowns busted in Baksa district

In 55 years

In a joint operation, officials of the Excise Intelligence Bureau of Assam and jawans of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Rangiya Division, busted two illegal liquor godowns at a village in the Nagrijuli-Tamulpur area of Baksa district near the India-Bhutan border on Friday night.

AJP fallout: Chief adviser Samujjal Bhattacharyya says will quit Aasu next month

In 55 years

Chief adviser of All Assam Students’ Union (Aasu) and one of its most prominent faces, Samujjal Bhattacharyya, said on Sunday he will quit the organisation during the upcoming Duliajan convention in November as differences surrounding formation of a political party continues in the student body leadership.

‘Speak to Centre on issue of border dispute with Assam’

In 55 years

The People’s Conference Party (PCP) has urged the Mizoram government to speak to the Centre for arranging tripartite talks to settle the decades-old border dispute with Assam.

Guwahati: Man held for public service job scam sent to judicial custody

In 55 years

Rajib Parashar, who has been allegedly extorting money from several candidates for various public service recruitment examinations, was sent to three days of judicial custody on Saturday.

Getting to the roots of decades-old problem of witch-hunting in Assam

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Screams could be heard in Karbi Anglong’s Rohimapur village on the night of September 30 as Ramawati Halua (50) and Bijoy Gour (28) were burnt to death by a mob. Their only crime was that they had been held guilty by a kangaroo court for indulging in witchcraft. Evidence didn’t matter here as the court said the duo caused diseases and brought misfortune to the village by their witchcraft.

Recoveries more than new cases in Meghalaya, 2295 active cases in state

In 55 years

Recoveries went past fresh infections in Meghalaya on Saturday with 298 patients recovering in the last 24 hours as opposed to 101 new Covid-19 cases. With this, the state’s cumulative count now stands at 8,404 of which 2,295 are active cases as 6,034 patients have already recovered.

Homes, shops burnt in clash along Assam-Mizoram border

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At least 20 houses and shops along the Assam-Mizoram border in Cachar district were set ablaze and several people were injured as a shower of petrol bombs landed from the other side of the boundary late Saturday following a dispute over a Mizo checkpoint set up the previous night.

Assam’s cumulative Covid-19 count crosses 2-lakh mark

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BJP’s retort to Prestone Tynsong: MDA exists because of us

In 55 years

A day after deputy chief minister and National People’s Party (NPP) leader Prestone Tynsong remarked that the BJP, which has been making serious allegations of corruption against the very government of which it was a part was free to leave the NPP-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA), the saffron party retorted by saying NPP could not ask it to leave the ruling coalition as “MDA exists because of BJP”.

Permits, time slots must for immersions in Cachar

In 55 years

The Cachar district administration has made mandatory for all committees and individuals organising Durga Puja to obtain necessary permission and time slots for immersion to prevent mass gatherings.

Two deaths, 426 new cases in Manipur

In 55 years

Manipur recorded 426 fresh Covid-19 cases, including 10 Central Armed Police Force personnel, at different laboratories in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative count to 15,141.

Tension at Assam-Mizoram border as several injured in violent clash

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Simmering tension prevailed on the Assam-Mizoram border after a violent clash took place between the people of the two states, injuring several, a police officer in Aizawl said.

Manipur minister: Govt teachers shouldn’t do contractual work

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Newly-inducted education minister S Rajen Singh warned state government teachers and professors against contractual work and said the department will take serious action against those found guilty.

Clad in PPE suit, doctor dances to cheer up Covid-19 patients in Assam, colleague releases video

In 55 years

A video went viral which showed a PPE-clad doctor in Assam grooving to the steps of a Bollywood song to cheer up the Covid-19 patients.

Five killed in Meghalaya accident

In 55 years

Five persons were killed when a truck loaded with shredded bamboo, which was proceeding from Mawrungkneng towards Guwahati, hit five roadside vegetable vendors, including four women, on the Shillong bypass road at around 8 am on Saturday.

Assam govt urges priests to get tested before Durga Puja

In 55 years

The state government on Saturday urged priests in the state to get themselves tested for Covid-19 before the Durga Puja to ensure that devotees are not infected with the virus.

Bank accounts made mandatory for govt school students in Assam

In 55 years

Bank accounts will now be mandatory for all children up to Class XII studying in government or provincialized educational institutions in Assam.

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