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India & Bhutan agree to tackle cross border crimes, militancy

BY OUR BUREAU

GUWAHATI/KOKRAJHAR, Feb 2: In the backdrop of rise in criminal activities, including kidnapping, along the India–Bhutan border areas, a delegation of the Indian government has urged its Bhutanese counterpart to dismantle the three camps set up by National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) in the Himalayan kingdom. Each of the camps set up by NDFB (Songbijit) i...

 
Xabha session enters third day, gets lukewarm response

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT

BARPETA, Feb 2: The 72nd session of the Axom Xahitya Xabha (AXX), highest literary body in the State, entered the third day on Saturday.

In the first half of the Saturday’s session, AXX president Rong Bong Terong hoisted the AXX flag at the programme venue in Barpeta Road. In his speech, Terong said, “Everybody should come forward to help AXX...

 
State Pollution Control Board issues order to shut illegal brick kilns

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, Feb 2: The Pollution Control Board, Assam has recently given an order to close down all the brick kilns illegally set up on agri–land in the State. The State Pollution Control Board has also found that these illegal brick kilns are creating large–scale environment pollution.

This was disclosed here on Saturday by the State Pollution C...

 
MGNREGA aids financial inclusion, second Green Revolution: PM

NEW DELHI, Feb 2: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said his government’s flagship MGNREGA scheme had accelerated the pace of financial inclusion in villages while Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said it could usher in a second ‘Green Revolution’ but corruption in the scheme had to be checked.

Speaking at the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (...

 
’Violence against woman seen as assertion of power’

NEW DELHI, Feb 2: Living in a society where violence and social attitude towards women has become a major societal concern, historian Romila Thapar called atrocities against women as assertion of power to maintain the caste structure.

“Whether it is killing of a Dalit or rape of a woman, it is assertion by those who see social violence as a way of expressing power,” Thapar s...

 
The mores of our work at home

It is perhaps entirely pointless to talk about work in Assam which ought to be taking place in our offices but doesn’t unless the right palms have been properly greased. Considering that due to a lack of any industrial development in three decades, when one talks about offices in Assam one is most often talking about government offices. And these happen to be places where employees drop i...

 
Rhino killed

FROM A CORRESPONDENT
KAZIRANGA, Feb 2: A rhino was found lying dead at a place near the Kukurakota hill under the Burapahar range office of the Kaziranga National Park. The forest guards heard gunshots at about 6.15 am near the Sundery forest camp and reached the area immediately. However, the carcass of the rhino was recovered from a place near the Kukurakota hill. Sources said that the fore...

 
India’s forex reserves up by $77 million

MUMBAI, Feb 2: India’s foreign exchange (forex) reserves increased by $77.6 million to $295.74 billion for the week ended on January 27, according to data released by the central bank. The reserves had decreased by $580.3 million to $295.67 billion for the week ended on January 18, 2013. The foreign currency assets (FCA) – the biggest component of the forex reserves – went up by ...

 
’Open to changes in sexual crimes ordinance’

NEW DELHI, Feb 2: The union government is open to consultation and changes in the ordinance on criminal law amendments passed by the cabinet to deal with sexual crimes against women, External Affairs Minster Salman Khurshid said on Saturday. IANS
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 Arunachal News
NSTFDC inks MoU with State
Gadi assures making NH–52 (A) a ’riders delight’
Arun Kiwi wine launched
Miscreant dupes student leader
 Meghalaya News
Ardent set for rally on September 19
’Set up two infiltration check gates’
Majaw threatens to file defamation suit against ex JHADC CEM
EC to renew trading license of Maheshwari Mining Pvt Ltd
 Northeast News
CPI–M candidate wins Tripura seat with record margin
RN Chamling wins Sikkim by–poll
High Court orders giving compensation
Informer beaten up
 Cachar News
Congress faces humiliating defeat in Silchar
Gautom Roy spoils the prospect of Arun Dutta Mazumdar
Congress maintains winning spree in Lakhipur
 National News
The rot that is India’s prison system
Plea for CBI probe into Vadra land deal dismissed
Gender sensitisation classes for ’rough’ Delhi Police cops
Government moots CBI probe into Salman Khurshid’s NGO
 International News
Iraqi troops retake villages, US jets pound IS positions
President in Ho Chi Minh City; history, art on show
’Pakistan heading towards civil war’
London’s Muslims call for peace after beheading of Briton by IS
 State-1
Assam by–polls: AIUDF retains Jamunamukh seat
OIL contractual workers to intensify stir
Villagers caught between security forces and NDFB
Book on life and works of Birendra Kumar Bhattacharyya released
 State-2
NFRMU stages protest against FDI in Railways
Awareness meeting on traffic rules
Medical camp for expecting mothers held
 Local Sports
Daoga takes ASEBSC to quarters in Bordoloi Trophy
Assam junior athletics Team announced
Kamaleswar Brahma Memorial Football begins
Assam fight back against HP
 Sports
India boxers look to regain lost pride in Incheon
Upbeat India women take on South Korea
Sania India’s mainstay in Asian Games
In 2004, India players left much to be desired: Zico
 Editorial
Unicode for Assamese
On Scottish Independence
Society and Sree Sree Thakur Anukulchandra’s Teachings
Letters to the Editor
 Op-Ed (Sunday)
Willing to wound and yet afraid to strike
’Modi should share power with states for real success’
Arrival of Lord Biswakarma
 
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