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Rights infringement right under administration's nose!

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 21: The general public residing along the entire stretch of Old AT Road from Dharapur to Garal and beyond see a section of people doing business with sand infringing upon their right to use the road. Like shrinking violet, general public there do not oppose it or lodge any complaint against the menace with the authority concerned. As though, they ar...

Handloom expo underway

GUWAHATI, March 20: Handloom, Textiles and Sericulture Commissioner-Secretary Mukti Gogoi today inaugurated the Silk Fab exhibition at Ulubari in the city. Speaking on the occasion, Gogoi said the exhibition will enable an interface between weavers and consumers, a press release said.  

Silk Fab exhibition is an initiative of the Union Ministry of Textiles through National Handloom...

KIIT University gets 'A category' status

GUWAHATI, March 20: Started in 1992 by educational entrepreneur and social activist Dr. Achyuta Samanta as a modest Industrial Training Institute with only 12 students, KIlT has now emerged as one of the most preferred destinations of professional education in the country. Today KIlT University’s cosmopolitan campus is proud to have more than 27,000 students from all corners of India and ...

No Cabinet expansion before Bihu

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 20: State BJP president Ranjit Dass announced yet another deferment in the expansion of the State Cabinet. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is yet to induct eight ministers into his Cabinet, and this has created an undercurrent among the coalition parties on portfolios.

The party had to defer dates for Cabinet expansion many a time earlier...

Belgium ambassador meets Sonowal

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 20: Belgium Ambassador to India Jan Luykx paid a visit to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at Janata Bhawan here this evening.

Acknowledging diplomatic relations between India and Belgium, Sonowal drew the Belgium envoy’s attention to sectors like inland waterways, dredging, food processing and development of river ports where Assam a...

Sanskriti Mahotsav from March 23

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 20: The fifth ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ is going to be held in the Northeast from March 23 to 31, 2017. The biggest cultural confluence will be inaugurated at Tawang parade ground in Arunachal Pradesh on March 23. The cultural programmes will be extended to other places in the region like Dipamur, Majuli, Imphal, Aizawl, Gangtok, Sh...

Speed up inquiry into Kaul killing: ASCSS

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 20: The Asom Sangrami Chah Shramik Sangha (ASCSS), together with the CPI(M-L), staged a demonstration at Dighalipukhuripar in the city in support of their demand for speeding up the inquiry into the killing of Gangaram Kaul.  In a memorandum to the Chief Minister submitted through the Kamrup(M) Deputy Commissioner  today they said that unl...

World Sparrow Day observed

Guwahati, March 20: Help Earth, in association with Kamrup Metropolitan district administration, celebrated World Sparrow Day today with ‘need for conserving urban biodiversity’ as the focal point with emphasis on birds, a press release said.  With rapid deforestation, birds are fast losing their homes, to add to this with RCC buildings replacing the age-old Assam-type houses, the...

Goswami spells mantra for safeguards of indigenous people

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 20: Two revolutionary leaders – successful Assam Agitation leader and former minister Brindabon Goswami and Bishnupriya Manipuri language movement leader Samir Sinha – were caught on the same wavelength at a function organized to commemorate language martyr Sudeshna Sinha in the city yesterday.

Kalapani (Sudarshanpur), a place at...

Gaurav raises NRC delay in LS

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 20: Assam MP Gaurav Gogoi today raised the issue of delay in NRC update in the Lok Sabha. The MP said that despite an order from the Supreme Court to complete the process of NRC update by 2016, the process is running behind schedule due to shortage of manpower. He further said that those engaged in NRC update work are either contractual workers or governm...

Brahma stuns reporters

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 20: State Environment and Forest Minister Pramilarani Brahma has stunned newsmen when she said that she has in her mind the issue of ‘separate Bodoland’ that has made them leaders. She, however, has  toned down her statement by adding later that she uttered that as a common citizen. Talking to newsmen in the city today, Brahma said: &ldqu...

Annual function

GUWAHATI, March 20: Fantasia 2017 –  the annual extravaganza of dances, songs, drama and music of Happy Child High School – was held on March 18 at Panjabari. The school magazine, Milestone, was also released, a press release said. Dr. Dhruba Jyoti Saikia, VC, CCSU and Dr. Satwana Bordoloi, paediatrician and filmmaker, graced the occasion as chief guests....

Death of Assam’s friend condoled

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 20: The death of Kakchingtabam Sundar Gopal Sharma, a prominent person of the Manipuri community of Mandalay city in Myanmar and a great friend and well-wisher of Assam and Assamese people, was condoled at a meeting in the city on March 19. The meeting was organized by ‘Work Group on Historically Dispersed Assamese’. On the March 16, 201...

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 Northeast News
Manipur territorial integrity will be protected, says CM
ONGC's exploration mission begins in Northeast: Official
NH 44 will remain open during monsoon, assures Assam
No agreement to carve out larger Nagaland, says government
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Hizbul commander killed in J&K shootout
Hyderabad police foil protest over 'dharna chowk'
Indians regard nature as mother: Rajnath
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 International News
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'Pakistan's ties with China not a zero-sum game'
'Turkey may hold referendum on EU accession process'
Ex-Servicemen rally organized by Army
KSA seeks early solution to Assam-Meghalaya border dispute 
Stress laid on improving tea industry, role of small tea growers lauded
ATASU to organize Mukoli Bihu
Peace and unity among different tribal communities underscored
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Workers in Gohpur tea gardens demand wages in cash
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Letters to the Editor
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Of kebabs, slaughterhouses and crocodile meat
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