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Northeast India swings between Hot and Wet

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Northeast India swings between Hot and Wet

Arm yourself with an umbrella whenever you go out, advises the weatherman. The weather department has predicted that the weather in the Northeast would swing. There will be heavy showers followed by intense heat and humidity. “It will be very hot for the rest of the month. We however, predict heavy rain on Saturday again […]

Heavy rains hit Assam train traffic

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Heavy rains hit Assam train traffic

GUWAHATI: – Passenger train service to the Barak Valley, which has been disrupted since last week, will remain suspended for a few more days. In view of heavy rainfall leading to breach in many places in the Lumding-Badarpur hill section, NFR has decided to cancel some trains. The 55615 Guwahati-Silchar fast passenger scheduled to leave […]

Protests in the northeast over Yoga Day

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Protests in the northeast over Yoga Day

The ‘over-promotion’ of International Yoga Day has resulted in vocal protests against it in Assam and other parts of the Northeast. The ‘surya-namaska’r element is raising hackles in certain quarters. Muslims point to the fact that the holy month of Ramadan is on, while some Christian sects object to being coerced to participate in such […]

60 thousand affected, more coming as flood season hits Assam

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60 thousand affected, more coming as flood season hits Assam

Guwahati: Assam has been hit by the first wave of floods affecting over 60,000 people in nine districts of the state. At least one person has been washed away. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has said that Brahmaputra and the Jia Bharali were flowing above the danger mark at Nematighat in Jorhat and […]

Assam Gorkhas, Nepali immigrants in Patna want reservation

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Assam Gorkhas, Nepali immigrants in Patna want reservation

NEW DELHI/ PATNA: While Gorkhas living in Assam are demanding scheduled tribe status, an enterprising Nepali association in Patna has been aligning with the VHP-BJP combine in the hope of placing a demand for some job reservations for people of Nepali origin in case the BJP comes to power in the state. Indian Gorkhas resident […]

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