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GU, airport under threat from Brahmaputra

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 17: The voracious Brahmaputra, infamous for often gobbling up its banks, has long been posing a threat to two vital installations in Guwahati – Gauhati University and Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport. Despite being well aware of the threat perception from the mighty male river, Dispur has long been falling short of starti...

 
SBI launches new digital wallet

GUWAHATI, Feb 17: State Bank of India, NE circle, in association with BSNL Assam formally launched its new digital wallet, ‘State Bank Mobicash’ today. ‘Mobicash’, according to an SBI press release, is an innovative mobile phone wallet designed to be user-friendly and applicable to both Smart and basic/feature phone users and those in remote areas (with no bank/ATM etc.)...

 
Earth-cutting poses threat to LP school

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 17: The education system in Assam has been in the news for wrong reasons over years – no matter which party is or was in power.

Lack of Infrastructure, instable pupil-teacher ratio, failure in timely supply of textbooks etc., continue to dog lower primary and upper primary schools in the state.

Koinadhora Lower Primary School lo...

 
Special ferry service to Umananda for Shivaratri

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Feb 17: As many as seven ferry services will be given between Kacharighat and Umananda Temple by Assam State Inland Water Transport (IWT) on February 24 and 25. Around 10,000 pilgrims visit the temple during Shivaratri every year. State IWT Director Bharat Bhushan Deva Choudhury said: “There’re will lifejackets, NDRF and SDRF personnel have been kep...

 
Theft cases in city, Kalimandir looted

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Feb 17: A number of theft incidents took place in various areas in Guwahati, including Hengrabari and Kahilipara, last night. Thieves broke open the donation box of the Kalimandir at Hengrabari, took the cash and ornaments from the deity inside the temple in the city last night. Thieves also looted house No. 494, owned by Rohin Konwor. The thieves took away a l...

 
Governor’s plea for clean environment

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 17: With an objective to make Swachh Bharat Mission a citizen’s movement Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit called upon the conscientious citizens of the State to contribute to make Assam clean, green and open defecation free.

Attending as the chief guest in the valedictory session of Assam Conference on Sanitation (ASCOSAN) 2017 at Vete...

 
Ex-Assam MLA Subba arrested

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Feb 17: Arunachal Pradesh Police arrested former Assam legislator Sanjay Raj Subba in connection with a cheating and fraud case on Thursday. A team of police from Sepa rushed to Subba’s residence in Harmoti in the morning yesterday, lifted him, and arrested later. According to allegations, Subba took Rs 50 lakh from a contractor of Arunachal Pradesh with ...

 
CCSU-IASST to hold National Science Day

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Feb 17: Cotton College State University (CCSU) and Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST) are going to observe the National Science Day with two-day programmes from February 28 along with rest of the country at IASST campus at Paschim Bora Gaon at Gorchuk in the city.  The National Science Day is celebrated in India to commemorate th...

 
Catering food at night: A profit-making vocation

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Feb 17: Night Food Service is here to cater food to people who have to work outdoor till late night. Around six-month-long door-to-door catering service in city since its inception, this has proved to be a vocation that can create job avenues in the State where lakhs of youths have been hankering after white-collar jobs.  Theirs is a restaurant started on ...

 
Bora appoints new Sivasagar DCC chief

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Feb 17: Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (president) Ripun Bora today filled up the post of president of the Sivasagar District Congress Committee today by taking Dilip Gogoi temporarily. The post was lying vacant after the demise of former president Ajit Ranjan Gogoi....

 
NDFB-P rebel arrested

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 17: The police nabbed an NDFB-P rebel while collecting ransom from a cement company in the city last night.

According to reports, NDFB-P rebel Raja Basumatary (35), hailing from Paschim Kharuwa in Barama and staying at Karbi Path under Geetanagar police station in the city, and outfit’s publicity secretary Sangjara had demanded Rs 20 lak...

 
Case against sexual assault to minor

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 17: A case has been registered against a 45-year-old man, Sahadat Ali, on the charge of sexually assaulting a ten-year-old girl in the Milan Nagar area, Barbari in the city.

According to allegations, Ali had been sexually assaulting the girl for a month. When the family members came to know it on February 13, 2017, they had a discussion on the...

 
Ammunition recovered from train

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Feb 17: As many as 19 rounds of SLR cartridges were found from an abandoned bag in a compartment of Kamakhya-Baishnadevi Katra Express (Up) by GRP personnel during their routine checking at Kamakhya Station today. No arrest has been made.
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Body found

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Feb 17: The body of an unknown man was recovered by the river police from Kasomarighat in the Fancy Bazar area in the city today. The body bore no injury marks. The man could be of 55 years....

 
Brainstorming sessions amid observance of Martyr’s Day

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 14: Rajbabu Smriti Mancha (RSM), Masughat, Silchar is going to hold the Martyr’s Day of Rajbabu Sinha with a three-day-long programme at Masughat on March 11, 12 and 13, 2017.  The programme will have cultural and other events as well.

In sync, the Sushil Samaj, Bishnupriya Manipuri community, is also going to hold its interactions ...

 
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