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Prasanta Mazumdar

  • Asian Games: Boxing revolution bridges information gap on North East India

    For decades, Indians have known the North-East as the hotbed of insurgency. Now they have started knowing it for boxing, courtesy Mary Kom and others. The general feeling here is that boxing will help people, ignorant of the North-East, to know and understand the region better. The North-East has...

    Friday, 3 October 2014 - 5:20am
  • Assam's ex-DGP shoots himself dead

    A former Assam director general of police (DGP) Shankar Barua, whose premises were searched by the CBI in connection with Saradha scam last month, committed suicide by shooting himself on the head on Wednesday. A 1974-batch IPS officer and son of a former IGP, Barua had served as DGP from July 2009...

    Thursday, 18 September 2014 - 5:30am
  • Footage shows Garo militants thrashing locals

    Fifteen people were mercilessly thrashed on camera by tribal militants in Meghalaya under the accusation that the victims were police informers. The brutal assault by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) was believed to have been carried out on September 4 in the state's East Garo Hills. The...

    Sunday, 14 September 2014 - 6:00am
  • A special rhino protection force to curb poaching

    The Centre said it will raise a 'special rhino protection force' and form a task force in Assam. "We will show zero tolerance for rhino poaching. And that's the reason why we have decided on creating a special rhino protection force," said Union forest and environment minister Prakash Javadekar on...

    Sunday, 7 September 2014 - 5:40am
  • Girls gang-raped, killed, bodies hung from tree

    Two schoolgirls were allegedly gang-raped and their bodies hung from the two ends of the same rope of a tree in southern Assam's Karimganj district. Who were the two girls? The girls are students of class VIII and IX. They were neighbours, hailing from Kabulpunji village falling under the...

    Saturday, 6 September 2014 - 6:25am
  • Threatened by an ex-rebel, pregnant woman, 2 other family members end their lives

    Threatened by a former militant for failing to repay debts, three members of a family, including a pregnant woman, ended their lives by jumping into the swirling Brahmaputra waters. The incident occurred in Assam's Sonitpur district on Tuesday evening. Who are the victims? Bhabani Sarma (55),...

    Thursday, 4 September 2014 - 5:25am
  • 3 days after release, Irom Chanu Sharmila re-arrested

    Barely three days after her release from jail, Manipur's human rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila was re-arrested on Friday. The police said she was re-arrested under Section 309 (attempt to commit suicide). A lower court in Manipur had on Tuesday absolved her of the same charge saying the...

    Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 5:25am
  • Border row: Assam-Nagaland to evolve joint mechanism

    Even as Assam and Nagaland said they will evolve a joint mechanism to try and resolve the border issues between them, protests in Assam against alleged police atrocities and the violence on the inter-state border are only spilling over to new areas. The chief ministers of the two states met in...

    Friday, 22 August 2014 - 5:30am
  • Assam burns over border row

    At least two people were killed and 14 others injured when the police opened fire on protestors who went on the rampage in protest against alleged police atrocities and the recent violence on the Assam-Nagaland border. The incident took place in the affected Golaghat district of Assam, 40km off the...

    Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 5:35am
  • The ‘Iron lady’ of Manipur is free, struggle to continue

    Thirteen years after Irom Sharmila, then 31, started a spontaneous hunger strike after she saw Assam Rifles jawans randomly gun down nine people in a bus stop about 9km from Imphal, the life of the celebrated protester who has been in custody since then has taken a surprising turn. A Manipur court...

    Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 5:20am