GUWAHATI: The first State review of the ongoing externally-aided projects in Assam took place today at the NEDFi House in Guwahati.

Silchar, July 6: Mizoram is facing a stiff power hike which is likely to be announced by the government in the last week of this month.

Arunodoy Sangha, NGO, and the forest department of Cachar, on Tuesday launched save nature campaign on the occasion of the World Environment Day at Udharband, 13 km from here.

The campaign began with the conveyance of the message of the day and through mass plantations of trees, both general and herbal. With the active participation of the students of various schools around the Udharband block as well as from the Diet located there, the celebration was made quite eventful.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken up the case of land-grabbing, diversion of forest land on Patharia Reserve Forest, pushing about 300 families of forest dwellers on the brink of starvation, besides rendering them homeless.

The human rights watchdog of the nation registered the case in the matter as vide no 99/3/10/2012 on a complaint filed by the Barak Human Rights Protection Committee (BHRPC) after it conducted a fact finding study of the situation.

New Delhi A specialised body for promoting sustainable development of the Indian auto sector, dubbed the National Automotive Board, is likely to be set up by April.

"The proposed National Automotive Board (NAB), which is being finalised by the Department of Heavy Industry, is likely to be cleared by the Cabinet in a month," an official said.

Silchar, Feb. 7: The proposal of the Congress-ruled Mizoram government to build a 5km mono rail network across the hill capital town of Aizawl to ease traffic has made considerable headway.

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) on Friday appealed to the Nagaland government and its people to help the organisation resume oil exploration in the state.

Production from Champak oil field in Nagaland was 150 tons per day till its operation was stopped in 1994 due to insurgent activities in the region.

AGARTALA: The first unit of 726 MW Palatana power project, which was supposed to be commissioned by February next year, will be coming up by May 2012, said Chief Secretary SK Panda here on Wednesd

Silchar Dec.

Silchar, Oct. 18: The Assam public health engineering department plans to set up a Rs 18.78-crore water plant in Silchar to augment the supply of potable water in the town.