The sisters were beaten black and blue and also allegedly stripped by the police in custody. The torture led one of the sisters, who was pregnant, to deliver a stillborn baby.
He also recalled that former Hill State People's Democratic Party legislator, Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit brought the issue of Article 371 but it was the then Congress government that defeated it in the House.
The waterway connectivity between northeastern states and Bangladesh would boost the economy of the region, said Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, in Guwahati on Monday.
An official of Mizoram's Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department said that within the next few months, the digitalisation would be introduced in all the 1,420 fair price shops.
The NRC has immense significance for the people of Assam as the state witnessed a six-year-long movement between 1979 to 1985 seeking detection and deportation of illegal Bangladeshis.
Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani here on Monday said the central government was committed to supplement all the endeavours of the Meghalaya government in the development of the textile sector.
'Besides, in important cities of India -- Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore -- the day was observed with the initiative of the migrant Chakma students and the Chakma people living there,' Shanti Chakma said.
A senior police official in Silchar (south Assam) said additional security forces had been deployed in the mixed and minority-dominated areas. "In view of the situation in J&K, we are extra cautious," the official said.
The Border Security Force (BSF) and the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) exchanged greetings, flowers and sweets on the occasion of Eid, a BSF official said on Monday.
'As per section 137, of the Indian Railway Act of 1989, travelling without ticket, improper ticket or un-booked luggage is an offence punishable by imprisonment or fine or both,' he pointed out.
Over 22,000 people have been shifted to relief camps and other safer places in Tripura and Mizoram due to flooding of low-lying areas and villages by uninterrupted rains over the past three days, officials said on Monday.
Over 15,000 people have shifted to relief camps and other safer places in Tripura and Mizoram due to flooding of low lying areas and villages by rain, officials said on Sunday.
Mega Entertainment organized the auditions for the 17th edition of Sunsilk Mega Miss North Eastand 10th edition of Garnier Men Mega Mister North East at Agartala on 3 july.
Although Assam tea is known worldwide for its quality due to hand plucking of 'two leaves and a bud', some of the gardens have resorted to harvesting tea leaves with sickles (which is popularly known as kasi) affecting the quality of the tea.
Bangladesh's Assistant High Commissioner in Guwahati, Shah Mohammad Tanvir Monsur, said this new flight would be a decisive step in the history of connectivity between India's northeast and his country.
Stressing on the gravity of the present situation, Lalrinzuali told people to plant more trees, use natural resources judiciously and adopt simple eco-friendly habits in their daily routines, a DIPR statement said.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday, the maximum temperature in several N-E states, especially Assam, Mizoram and Tripura, since the past one week is hovering at 36-38 degrees Celsius,
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, his Cabinet colleagues and a large number of people participated in the main Yoga Day event held at Sarusojai stadium in Guwahati.
A major fire on Sunday burnt three coaches of the Silchar-Trivandrum Express train while stationary at station in Silchar, the main city in southern Assam adjoining Tripura, officials said.
According to a BSF official, senior officials of BSF and BGB accompanied by locally posted troopers greeted each other at many places along the 4,096-km Bangladesh frontier with West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Mizoram and Meghalaya.
Rijiju successfully retained his Arunachal West seat in the 17th Lok Sabha elections defeating Congress candidate and two-time former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki with a huge margin of 1,67,132 votes.
Assam MP Rameswar Teli and Arunachal Pradesh MP Kiren Rijiju will join Prime Minister elect Narendra Modi's new ministry, a BJP leader said on Thursday, adding that Meghalaya's Agatha Sangma is also likely to be accommodated.
In its maiden victory in Tripura's Lok Sabha battle, the ruling BJP, which in alliance with the tribal Indigenous People's Front of Tripura, wrested power in the state in the 2018 Assembly polls, is on the verge of winning both the state's two seats.
At least seven persons, including the MLA of Khonsa West constituency Triong Aboh, were killed on Tuesday after suspected Naga militants fired at the vehicle they were travelling in.