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Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma unveiling the plaque of the newly-created Mawpat C&RD Block, in Shillong on Tuesday. – UB photos
Liezietsu sacked, Zeliang is Nagaland's new Chief Minister
Kohima, July 19 (IANS): Senior Naga People's Front (NPF) legislator TR Zeliang was sworn in as Nagaland's 19th Chief Minister on Wednesday, hours after Governor PB Acharya dismissed Shurhozelie Liezietsu after he failed to prove his majority in the A ...

China sends military vehicles, supplies to Tibet
Beijing, July 19 (IANS): China has moved tens of thousands of tonnes of military vehicles and equipment into Tibet amid a continuing stand-off between Chinese and Indian troops in Doklam in the Sikkim sector of the border. ...

Decision on India-Russia fifth generation fighter aircraft 'in near future'
Moscow, July 19 (IANS): India and Russia have concluded the first stage of negotiations on developing a fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) and would sign the contract documents on the ambitious project "in the near future", an official from Rus ...

Counting of votes in presidential election on July 20
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS): Counting of the ballots cast in the July 17 presidential election will be taken up here on Thursday to decide the fate of two contenders -- the ruling NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind, who has a clear edge, and the combined ...

CBEC to be renamed in current Parliament session
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS): The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) which started functioning with the new reorganised structure ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll-out, will get its new name - Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Cus ...

African white rhino Mohan dies in Assam zoo
Guwahati, July 19 (IANS): The lone African rhino at the Assam State Zoo here has died of old age, officials said on Wednesday. ...

Assam Rifles seize gold in Manipur worth Rs 2 crore
Imphal, July 19 (IANS): The Assam Rifles have seized 9.63 kg of contraband gold worth more than Rs 2 crore in Manipur. ...

Congress-sponsored shutdown cripples life in Tripura
Agartala, July 19 (IANS): A 12-hour shutdown called by the Opposition Congress against a tribal party's indefinite road and rail blockade demanding separate State for the tribals crippled life in Tripura on Wednesday. ...

State seeks special package to strengthen dykes
NEW DELHI, July 18 - Faced with devastating flood and erosion, the Assam government today called for a special package for strengthening the network of embankments in the State, besides deputation of a high-level Central team led by a Union minister ...

New gas pipeline proposed from Barauni to Assam
GUWAHATI, July 18 - Admitting that the situation arising out of shortage of natural gas in Assam is grave, Industry Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary today said that unless the gas was brought from outside the survival of many industries in the State w ...

China slams India over Doklam row
BEIJING, July 18 - India should not use “trespass” into the Doklam area in the Sikkim sector as a “policy tool” to achieve its “political targets”, China said today, asking New Delhi to immediately withdraw its troops to avoid any escalation of tensi ...

Hottest July day in 10 years for Guwahati
GUWAHATI, July 18 - As a depression, lying over the northwest Bay of Bengal and its adjoining areas of coastal Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh, is preventing incursion of moisture towards the northeastern region, Guwahati today recorded the highest J ...

‘Assam is flood-prone, NEEPCO not responsible for floods’
SHILLONG, July 18 - North Eastern Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) today said Assam is a flood-prone State and therefore blaming the Ranganadi dam as the cause of flood in North Lakhimpur district is highly misplaced. ...

State set to get Post Office Passport Sewa Kendras
GUWAHATI, July 18 - The Ministry of External Affairs and the Department of Posts have decided to establish Post Office Passport Sewa Kendras (POPSKs) in the district headquarters of Dhubri, Goalpara, Karbi Anglong, Kokrajhar, Darrang, Sonitpur, Lakhi ...

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