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Guwahati molestation case: Prime accused gets bail


September 13th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 13 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court Thursday granted bail to Amarjyoti Kalita, the main accused in the GS Road molestation case here.The court directed Kalita to furnish two ... Read more...

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High court confirms death sentence for militant


September 6th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 6 (IANS) The division bench of the Gauhati High Court upheld the death sentence awarded by a lower court to a dreaded militant in Tripura for killing 15 ... Read more...

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Assam government to ban bandhs


August 29th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 29 (IANS) The Assam government Wednesday decided to ban calling of bandhs for the next one month in the state.Assam's Home Secretary G.D. Tripathi said the decision was ... Read more...

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Human life is precious, explain miners’s death: Court to Meghalaya


August 2nd, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 2 (IANS) The Shillong bench of the Gauhati High Court has registered a public interest litigation on the recent deaths of 15 coal miners in Meghalaya's South Garo ... Read more...

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TV journalist held for Guwahati molestation case (Second Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 20 (IANS) TV journalist Gaurav Jyoti Neog was Friday arrested here in connection with the July 9 G.S. Road molestation case, that has rocked the nation, police said.Neog, ... Read more...

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Molestation row: Gogoi asks channel to clarify stand


July 19th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 19 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Thursday said that he did not put any pressure on the former editor-in-chief of local TV news channel News Live to ... Read more...

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Congress’ youth, students wings call strike in Tripura


July 11th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 11 (IANS) The main opposition Congress party's youth and students wings have called a 12-hour shutdown in Tripura Friday to protest alleged irregularities in medical and engineering examinations ... Read more...

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Lawyers’ strike cripples judicial work in northeast


July 11th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/Agartala, July 11 (IANS) Judicial activities in the lower and high courts in all the eight northeastern states were severely affected Wednesday as lawyers abstained from work to protest ... Read more...

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Court stops Tripura engineering admissions


July 10th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 10 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court's bench here Tuesday stopped the counselling of students for admission to medical and engineering courses on a plea alleging irregularities in the ... Read more...

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Woman judge sacked in Tripura


June 24th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 24 (IANS) A judge in Tripura has been dismissed from service for making derogatory remarks against the judges of higher courts, an official said Sunday. Sampa Nath's dismissal ... Read more...

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Personal liberty can’t be curtailed illegally: Supreme Court


May 20th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Personal liberty is the "most precious and prized right" guaranteed by the Indian constitution and it can't be taken away without following the due procedure ... Read more...

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Three northeastearn states soon to have high courts


May 12th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Agartala, May 12 (IANS) Three northeastern Indian states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya would soon get their own high courts as a necessary amendment bill was passed ... Read more...

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Justice Gogoi joins apex court


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Justice Ranjan Gogoi was Monday administered the oath of office as a judge of the Supreme Court by Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia.Prior to his ... Read more...

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CJI to decide bench for hearing death row convict’s plea


February 9th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked Chief Justice S.H.Kapadia to decide which bench will hear the petition by a death row convict seeking the commutation of ... Read more...

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Northeast women’s panels want 33 percent reservation


February 9th, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 9 (IANS) Saying there is gender discrimination in the northeast when it comes to politics, women's commissions in the states of the region have pressed for 33 percent ... Read more...

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Three northeast states could get own high courts soon


November 27th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 27 (IANS) Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya could soon get their own high courts that would help in quicker disposal of cases, save litigants time and money, and ... Read more...

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Tripura to appoint Lokayukta this month


November 17th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 17 (IANS) Tripura's Left Front government is expected to appoint a Lokayukta (ombudsman) later this month to deal with complaints of corruption, an official said here Thursday."Gauhati ... Read more...

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Court orders Rs.10 lakh relief for raped minor girl


November 6th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 6 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court has asked the central government to pay Rs.10 lakh compensation to a minor girl whose school principal raped her in 1998 in ... Read more...

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Court terms MBBS admission criteria irrational


September 25th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 25 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court has found the Medical Council of India (MCI) eligibility criterion for MBBS aspirants from the scheduled castes and tribes "irrational and in ... Read more...

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Protests hit life in Manipur


August 21st, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 21 (IANS) Normal life was hit in many areas of Manipur Sunday due to demonstrations demanding the creation of a Naga-dominated district in the state.According to a ... Read more...

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Court refuses to relax MBBS eligibility for northeast tribals


August 10th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 10 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court Wednesday dismissed a plea for further relaxation of requisite marks for admission to medical colleges for the northeast's tribal students, a ... Read more...

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‘Relax MBBS eligibility for northeast tribal students’


August 7th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 7 (IANS) The Tripura government and opposition parties have urged the central government and the Medical Council of India (MCI) to further relax eligibility criteria for admission ... Read more...

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Meghalaya defers civic polls


July 14th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 14 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Thursday again postponed the first-ever civic polls in the three districts of Garo Hills scheduled for next month, fearing breakdown of law-and-order situation ... Read more...

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Supreme Court judge Sudershan Reddy retires


July 7th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Two days after delivering a judgment against use of tribals as special police officers (SPOs) in anti-Maoist operations in Chhattisgarh, Supreme Court's Justice B. Sudershan ... Read more...

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Assam High Court stays murder convict’s execution


June 7th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 7 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court Tuesday stayed the execution of condemned murder convict Mahendra Nath Das while directing the Assam and central governments to explain a ... Read more...

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Court cancels freedom fighter’s pension of octogenarian


April 9th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 9 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court has barred an octogenarian from getting the freedom fighter's pension due to lack of documents to prove his imprisonment during the independence ... Read more...

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Agartala city chief dies in New Delhi


February 10th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 10 (IANS) Agartala Municipal Council chairperson and a leading intellectual of northeastern India Sankar Das died in New Delhi Thursday. He was 64.Das, a senior lawyer of the Gauhati High ... Read more...

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I will cooperate in PDS scam probe: Former Arunachal CM


October 13th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 13 (IANS) Former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Gegong Apang, allegedly involved in a public distribution system (PDS) scam, Wednesday said he would cooperate in the investigations to ensure that he ... Read more...

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Imprisonment a lifetime experience, says convicted official


October 5th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Oct 5 (IANS) Convicted former Indian Revenue Service (IRS) official L.R. Mitran has termed her four years' rigorous imprisonment as "a lifetime experience".A Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court ... Read more...

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Kashmir native named chief justice of state high court


September 14th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) In a departure from its more than two decades old practice, the Supreme Court has recommended the appointment of Justice Nissar Ahmed Kakru, who hails from ... Read more...

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A PIL that unravelled one of India’s biggest scams


August 28th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Itanagar, Aug 28 (IANS) Bamang Tago, a civil rights leader, did not have the faintest idea that a PIL (public interest litigation) he filed way back in 2004 could ... Read more...

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Gegong Apang arrested for PDS scam


August 24th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 24 (IANS) Former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister and veteran Congress leader Gegong Apang was Tuesday arrested by sleuths of the Special Investigation Cell (SIC) for his alleged involvement in a ... Read more...

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Two policemen shifted for Tripura lawyer’s ‘illegal detention’


July 8th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 8 (IANS) The Tripura government Thursday transferred two police officers and ordered a probe into the "illegal detention" of a senior advocate after the state's lawyers threatened a stir. "Following the ... Read more...

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Tripura lawyers threaten stir


July 7th, 2010 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 7 (IANS) Lawyers in Tripura Tuesday threatened to launch a massive stir if the state government did not take action against the police officials responsible for the "illegal detention" of ... Read more...

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‘Lookout notice’ against publisher over Jesus image


May 31st, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 31 (IANS) A 'lookout notice' has been issued against the owner of a publishing house that printed a blasphemous image of Jesus Christ in a school textbook, the Meghalaya government ... Read more...

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