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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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Weather will be mainly dry over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura.
 Arunachal News
Home Ministry directs Assam to stop construction at Tarasso
BJP urges EC for strict monitoring of counting process
Governor bats for improving Poma Bamboo Processing Centre
Ex–gratia, investigation sought in poll official death
 Meghalaya News
NGT: Will the State Government stop illegal mining?
Load shedding hours extended in state
Four minors die in fire incident
Shillong to clash with Nagaland in Under 19 Final
 Northeast News
Language Lab inaugurated at SCERT
Recognition of Service Associations under the State government
Poll code partly relaxed in some States
GBs informed on Annual House Tax
 Cachar News
Mercury in ascent in Barak Valley
Welfare Development Society celebrates its 4th anniversary
Parimal Sukhlavaidya and Dilip Paul campaign for BJP candidates
 National News
Money and liquor trail: Rs.240 crore cash, 1.3 crore litre liquor seized
Very much welcome Modi statement on relations: Pakistan envoy
Kejriwal’s resignation dented party’s chances: Manish Sisodia
Charity begins at home: Jaitley on Priyanka remarks
 International News
Modi a threat to democracy, say Indian–origin academics
A new player challenges Nikki Haley in South Carolina
Sri Lankan opposition vows protests over casino bill
Hollande vows ’all measures’ to fight Syrian Jihadists
 State-1
BSS and Bodo intellectuals unhappy over use of single language in EVMs
Over 15 lakh voters to exercise their franchise in Kokrajhar ST HPC today
Basic amenities missing in Dibrugarh
State level essay competition at Nazira
 State-2
Dhubri ready to vote
Why the refugees loves election ?
Guwahati celebrates National Public Relations Day
 Local Sports
Faculty, Ulubari in semis
Assam team named
Big win for Tezpur
City lift Golap Hazarika title
 Sports
Super Kings beat Royals by seven runs
Ronaldo likely to start against Bayern Munich
Klopp, Guardiola not interested in Manchester United job
Nuremberg coach Verbeek steps down
 Editorial
Against China
Traffic orderliness... we demand it
Manual scavenging: Hardly an election issue
Letters to the Editor
 Op-Ed (Sunday)
Many think Shashank Manohar can restore cricket board’s credibility
Unrepentant SP seeks to play minority–victim card
‘TV is more advertising than programming’
 
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