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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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Rain/thundershowers would occur at many places over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura.
 Arunachal News
ANSU to oppose ILP fiasco
Rijiju initiates comprehensive telecom development plan for NE
AAPPTF bats for transport subsidy scheme
’Government plans to develop adventure tourism’
 Meghalaya News
CM convenes emergency meet on floods
HSPDP suffers blow, MDC Grace Mary Kharpuri resigns
Young hero awaits government help
Security beefed up in Shillong
 Northeast News
Security tightened in Tripura, Assam for Durga Puja
Five candidates left in fray for by–election
General strike imposed
State sponsors Tripura’s Durga Puja, thanks to ex–royals
 Cachar News
’MDC training up youths on skill development’
’BUBSOSS seeks Nitin Gadkari’s intervention’
’Displaced families demand alternative rehabilitation’
Sasthi heralds puja celebration
 National News
Jayalalithaa bail plea to be heard today
’RSS rapped BJP for breaking alliance’
’Uddhav trying to split RPI’
’Swachh Bharat Abhiyan mere symbolism’
 International News
’India’s terrorism not homegrown’
Modi pays homage to symbols of peace, equality, unity
’Netanyahu’s UN speech provocative’
’World’s fourth largest sea dried up completely’
 State-1
Documentary films on media issues screened to sensitize journalists
For some, Durga Puja celebrations are simple and traditional
Book on medicinal herbs, plants released
BPF members build bamboo bridge at Kadamtal
 State-2
STEM programme: School students of Nagaon interact with school students of USA
AUDC professor suspended for harassing research scholar
UDPF condemns Ranjan Daimary’s arrest
Timing for supply of milk
 Local Sports
Munda selected as vice president of ASTA
GSA trial camp
 Sports
Nagaland school wins Subroto Cup
Puma to provide ISL match balls
KKR warm up for CLT20 semis with an impressive win
Gayle eyeing selection for India Tests
 Editorial
Tackling Militancy
’Forward together we go’
Dalai Lama: At 79, living with values and hope
Letters to the Editor
 Op-Ed (Sunday)
Why ’Make in India’ is an anachronism
From defence to development, technology to lead India–US partnership
The Season of Joy
 
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