APSC Scam | More than 2000 ACS/APS officers in Assam might go to Jail

By Mohsin Khaiyam Guwahati, November 10: One of the biggest scams in Assam the infamous APSC cash-for-job scam will not just end with the arrest of just 25 officials. The investigating team has an aim to track down many more officials who have made their way to the government jobs by paying bribes. Following the […]

APSC Scam | More than 2000 ACS/APS officers in Assam might go to Jail

By Mohsin Khaiyam Guwahati, November 10: One of the biggest scams in Assam the infamous APSC cash-for-job scam will not just end with the arrest of just 25 officials. The investigating team has an aim to track down many more officials who have made their way to the government jobs by paying bribes. Following the […]

Exclusive | Many Hindu-Bangladeshi Illegal Migrants declared ‘Indian’ through Fake Certificates in Assam

Guwahati/Morigaon, Oct 21: In a startling revelation it has come to light that a Foreigner’s Tribunal in Assam has accepted that hundreds of order/judgements pronounced by Tribunals have been rampantly declaring many Hindu Illegal migrants as Indian Citizens on the basis of fake Registration Certificates as they never enquired the original author of these Certificates […]

Centre Supports Assam Govt’s Proposal to Grant ST Status to Six Communities

The Centre is committed to ensure that six communities demanding Scheduled Tribe status in Assam are granted the same, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale said on Sunday. “Assam government has sent the proposal to include the OBC communities Koch-Rajbongshi, Tai-Ahom, Chutiya, Moran, Muttock and the Adivasi tea-tribes in the ST category and we support this”, the […]

Assam Farmers’ Rights Leader Akhil Gogoi Arrested on Sedition Charges

Gogoi has been a bitter opponent of various policy decisions announced by the ruling BJP dispensation. New Delhi: Akhil Gogoi, a prominent farmers’ rights leader in Assam, has been arrested by the state police on sedition charges for he allegedly instigated people in a public speech to take up arms against the government. According to local media reports […]

Mizoram Woman’s Body Found in Assam, 2 Persons Arrested

The body of a Mizoram woman was found floating in a pond in Cachar district of Assam and two persons were arrested in this connection, Aizawl SP C Lalthanmawia said on Thursday. The body of the 26-year-old Mizo woman, who had recently graduated from a Bengaluru College, was found in a pond at Bagha in […]

Neolithic artifacts from Northeast India are 2,700 years old: study

A new study confirms that the corded pottery and polished stone tools recovered from Assam and Meghalaya were more than 2,000 years-old For the first time, the age of artifacts from the Neolithic era-recovered from two important sites in Northeast India-has been unraveled. Indian scientists have found the age using the latest technique of optically […]

Video of how Manipur’s ‘Miracle Man’ Armstrong Pame who connects Tamenglong with Halflong

August 15, 2017: Armstrong Pame – A young IAS officer in a remote corner of India is trying to make inroads in more ways than one. Armstrong Pame and his community have made a superhuman effort to build a road that helps connect hundreds of people. The IAS officer has helped to build a road […]

Minor Raped by Army Jawan in Arunachal

In a shocking incident, a minor has been repeatedly sexually harassed by an Indian army jawan in Bhalukpong area of West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. Further the victim was found to be eight months pregnant. The victim who reportedly hails from Bhairavkund area of Udalguri district of Assam was working at the house of […]

City all set to host second Guwahati Futsal Festival

Guwahati, 7th August 2017 – After the mammoth success of the Summer Soccer Camp where over 150 football enthusiasts from all over the region participated in the camp, Guwahati City FC is all set to organise the second season of Guwahati Futsal Festival. The tournament will be held on 15th and 16th September at Deshbhakta […]

Assam: Forum appeals for electrical distribution rearrangements in India

Guwahati: Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA) expresses concern over the deaths of many individuals due to electrocution in India and calls for a debate to change the standard domestic voltages from 240 (alternate current with 50 hertz) to 120 or even lower in volt differences. India as a nation witnesses nearly 10000 people killed annually because of electrocution. […]

Hit by disease and poverty, top medalist archer from Assam is now fighting for life

NEW DELHI: India-level archer Gohela Boro, 21, who won a gold medal at the Kerala National Games in 2015, is fighting a grim battle for survival. She has been admitted to AIIMS, Delhi after being diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease. Since Gohela started her career in 2008, at the age of 12, she has […]

Brahmaputra will gift India its longest bridge tomorrow

Inauguration by PM tomorrow; bridge in Assam will bring Arunachal several hours closer, help Army teams reach border posts faster Sadiya is one of the most disadvantaged places in Assam, a subdivision of Tinsukia bounded by rivers on three sides: Lohit, Brahmaputra and Dibang. On Friday, it will present the neighbourhood with a landmark in […]

‘RSS vaccine’: Muslim students in Assam flee schools fearing forced sterilisation

Classes in three schools in Guwahati had to be called off much earlier than their scheduled time as more than 80 percent of the students were taken back by their parents in fear after a rumour spread that the BJP led government in Assam is going to sterilise the Muslim students to control birth rate. […]

North East India to Get Its First Expressway Worth Rs 40k Crore

The first express highway project in the northeast region will be developed along the Brahmaputra river in Assam at an estimated investment of Rs 40,000 crore, Union Road Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday. “Northeast is our priority. We are going to develop the first express highway of North East in Assam along the banks […]

Zoomcar services launched in Guwahati

Zoomcar holds the distinction of being India’s first 100% self-drive car rental company. It allows users to rent cars by the hour, day, week, or month. Founded in 2013 and head quartered in Bangalore, its services are presently spread across 20 cities – Bangalore, Pune, Chandigarh, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mysore, Mangalore, Ahmedabad, […]

Assam: Centre declares entire Assam as ‘disturbed’ area under AFSPA for three more months

The entire state of Assam has been declared as a disturbed area under the controversial AFSPA for three more months. The Centre has declared the entire Assam as a “disturbed” area under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act — the AFSPA — for three more months, citing various violent activities by insurgent groups ULFA, NDFB […]

Patriotic forum puts arguments for 1951 as cut-off year for deportation of Bangladeshis

Guwahati, 4 May: As the debate over the cut-off year for detection & deportation of illegal Bangladeshi migrants from Assam gains momentum, a patriotic forum came out with the arguments for 1951 as the base year. However, the civil society group reaffirmed that it would abide by the guidelines of the Supreme Court of India as the matter is […]

Rise of Hindutva in North East: RSS, BJP score in Assam, Manipur but still untested in Arunachal

Editor’s note: In the first of a two-part series Firstpost analyses the rise of the BJP in North East India and the role its ideological parent RSS might have played in this new political trend visible in the region. Linked to the rest of India by the Chicken’s Neck, or the Siliguri Corridor in West […]

Sharmila’s party to foray into Assam

GUWAHATI: Rights activist Irom Sharmila is all set to launch the Assam wing of her party People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA). The party had suffered a huge debacle in the Manipur assembly polls last month. In this state, the party will focus on reaching out to the youth to create a platform for addressing […]