About 2,400 passengers of four trains were stranded due to landslips at over 50 locations along the Lumding-Badarpur hill section of southern Assam’s Dima Hasao (erstwhile North Cachar Hills) district since the early hours of Tuesday.

The trains were stranded at three places in the hill section. The Up Cachar Express proceeding from southern Assam’s Silchar town to central Assam’s Lumding is stranded at Maibang station and Down Cachar Express at Harangajao.

Signs MoU with Assam Mineral Development Corporation to
Birla Corporation, flagship company of the M. P. Birla Group, is planning to set up a one-million tonne cement plant in Assam at an investment of around Rs.450 crore.


The Hill Area Development Program (HADP) has been introduced by the Government of India to initiate socio economic development in the hill areas of India since the inception of the Fifth Five Year Plan.

Unscientific coal mining in Jaintia Hills has claimed a victim, affecting functioning of Kopili Hydel Project, by discharging dangerous toxic waste from the mines and acidifying the project

The North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council has been in the news for wrong reasons for quite some time and the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has also pointed out some glaring financial irregularities committed by the Council in the past.

NEW DELHI: Jaiprakash Associates, the flagship company of Jaypee Group having interests in civil engineering, cement, power, real estate and hospitality, on Saturday signed an memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Assam Mineral Development Corporation Limited (AMDC) for setting up a two million tonnes per annum capacity cement plant in Assam.

Guwahati: Insurgency has claimed yet another casualty in Assam in the form of decreasing forest cover in strife-torn hilly districts, though the state still boost of a better forest cover than the national average.

The forest cover in districts such as Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hills has gone down according to Forest Survey report, 2005, Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain informed here on Wednesday.

These districts have been encountering serious insurgent problems with tribal militant groups creating grave law and order problems in these virgin lands.


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