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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
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Bus service bring smiles to students
APCC releases Congress Mirror
 Meghalaya News
Three militants killed in State
’Ceasefire will not end insurgency problem’
State level meeting held
On–line system launched
 Northeast News
REJOINDER
Manipur, Tripura get separate IAS, IPS cadres
 Cachar News
AU authorities suspend Dr T Hari
BJP submits memorandum on road construction
BSF’s massive sapling plantations to create awareness on greenery
 National News
’Police should directly approach hospitals for autopsy’
Peace? Sri Lanka is still at war – within
Bank official gets three years jail for corruption
A nutrition expert for plants
 International News
’World appalled by American journalist’s beheading’
Arab League condemns killing of American scribe
’Islamic State biggest threat to our profession’
Pakistan SC adjourns PTI’s case hearing till Friday
 State-1
Bandh turns violent in Tinsukia district
Protests during Assam bandh
NDFB (S) warns of retaliation for killing of five members
GoA denying BTC due share of State’s plan fund: Borgoyary
 State-2
Lets make our roads safer: A yeomen effort by the Indian Army
Demand for better medical facilities in New Bongaigaon Railway Hospital
Bandh hits normal life at Kalaigaon
 Local Sports
Assam under pressure against Bengal
45th Regional Sports meet gets underway at KV Masimpur
4th All Assam Ranking Table Tennis C’ship
Assam to participate in kick boxing meet
 Sports
Armed with CWG gold, Kashyap ready for bigger things
Indian men draw Jordan, UAE in Asian Games football
Sports meet in Kenya cancelled over Ebola fears
Fletcher has not been sidelined: Shastri
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’India committed to boosting ties with Arab world’
US eager to engage Modi government
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