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NE cell formation in process

The Delhi government is preparing to set up the North East Support Cell and Monitoring Committee in the national capital. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal discussed it with Assam and Nagaland Governor P B Acharya in New Delhi on Tuesday. The membership issue was figured in the discussion at the Nagaland House. 

Kejriwal announced the North East India Support Cell and Monitoring Committee in August to handle issues confronting the people from the north eastern region.

 

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Akhil plea on Wednesday

14 Mar 2014 - 6:57pm | AT News

Gauhati High Court will hear Akhil Gogoi’s bail petition on March 19.

The petition moved in the court on Friday. But it fixed March 19 as the date of hearing of Gogoi’s plea who has been in judicial custody after five days of police custody in connection with the recent self immolation of a KMSS activist in Dispur.

The court fixed the date of hearing last week. But the counselor applied for more time to appear on behalf of the KMSS president who was arrested in connection with the self immolation of Pranab Boro.

PIL against illegal settlement at Kaziranga

19 Oct 2012 - 2:01am | Ritupallab Saikia

At the time when there has been uproar in the entire country regarding illegal migrant and encroacher in Assam from neighbouring Bangladesh, neither the Central nor the state government has clarified their stand as yet. Specially a lot of concern has been displayed from several indigenous organizations of the state regarding the presence of large number of illegal Bangladeshi migrant in and around Kaziranga National Park, one of the oldest protected areas in the world and Assam’s pride and identity. But ironically the state govt. blatantly denied the issue as baseless rumour.


Meanwhile, Mrinal Kumar Saikia, Adviser of Hindu Yuva Chatra Parishad and former president of BJP Golaghat unit has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Hon’ble Gauhati High Court on 4th October demanding eviction of illegal Bangladeshi migrants from Kaziranga National Park and its vicinity. After going through the PIL, a division bench comprising Chief Justice A K Goel and Justice A Goswami directed both the Central and state government to clarify their stand on 18th October but failing to do so, the High Court has extended the date to 19th November to come up with their respective clarification without fail. It will be a worth a wait to see how the Central and the State government present their case and what future course of action will the High Court carry out. The petitioner was represented by Advocate Rita Boro Bora and Uday Jyoti Saikia while Central government was represented by Advocate Chandra Barua and Devojit Saikia, Additional Advocate General has represented the State government.

NEC begins its plenary session in Agartala

13 May 2008 - 1:26am | editor
The North Eastern Council has begun its two-day plenary session in Agartala on Monday. Inaugurated by Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DONER) Mani Shankar Aiyar the meeting is being attended by all Chief Ministers and Governors of the region, barring Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The meeting is schedule to sign 'Vision-220' document. Assam is set to be represented Minister for Planning and while PWD Minister of Arunachal Pradesh has arrived in Agartala. The session is also set to discuss a plan for tackling poverty in the region and development of roads, railways, tourism, information technology.