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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 isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura.
 Arunachal News
BJP demands disqualification of Congress candidate
Mein denies allegation
Fire guts private residence of Congress candidate
Villagers assure to participate in election process
 Meghalaya News
GNLA militant escapes from custody
Police takes HNLC’s threat to Nepalis seriously
State Government and JACATAM to provincialise teachers’ services
MBDA organizes workshop on organic solutions
 Northeast News
Over 71 per cent vote in Manipur
Check and verify of private schools
Irom Sharmila not allowed to vote in Manipur
 Cachar News
Calling for 2014 Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar
Peaceful re–poll in nine polling stations
Re–polls in Hailakandi goes off peacefully
Political fraternity and NGOs mourn the demise of Dinesh Prasad Goala
 National News
Technology adds new dimension to India’s heritage tourism
No time limit for Delhi LG to review assembly fate: SC
Provide free treatment to Gaucher disease patient: HC
DMK MP, two IAS officers get two years’ jail in cheating case
 International News
’US committed to security partnership with strong and influential India’
Nepal urged to reject reconciliation bill
Obama warns Russia over Ukraine
Pakistan urges Afghanistan, NATO to strengthen border management
 State-1
Rongjali Bwisagu observed in Porbotjhora
Tinsukia district bandh passes off peacefully
Poor attendance in government offices on Thursday
Lack of rains hit Dibrugarh
 State-2
’Congress and BJP both are the two side of same coin’
Dhubri prepares for polls
One killed in road mishap
OIL’s 5 No. OCS creates tense situation
 Local Sports
OIL shine in PSPB Tennis
Tinsukia stun NFRSA
Easy win for Fairyland, SSA
Assam body builders selected for Mr Universe contest
 Sports
Atletico Madrid look to get closer to title
Kings XI name Tata Motors Prima as title sponsor
Future doesn’t change with one defeat: Barca coach
Bengaluru FC on the verge of scripting I–League history
 Editorial
Train Derailment
Now, oxygen injections to protect you from air pollution
Kejriwal in dialogue with voters
Letters to the Editor
 Op-Ed (Sunday)
BJP manifesto bids farewell to Vajpayee era
Ex–cons, gangster’s widow among Bihar’s LS candidates
‘Manmohan regarded Pawar as ally against critics in cabinet’
 
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