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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 a few places over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura.
 Arunachal News
Gao trains gun at government, seeks clarification on financial mismanagement
PPA disapproves walk–in–interview
RGU conducts sensitizing workshop on semester system in BA programme
DHTE agrees to relax admission criteria
 Meghalaya News
’Child trafficking from region a major problem’
Saleng writes to Governor
No Assam type development in State Congress’
HC dismisses PIL challenging government for allotting land to bureaucrats
 Northeast News
Tripura cop suspended after assault on BJP leaders
NSCN (I–M) hits out at CFMG Chairman’s statement
Nagaland Governor leaves for Delhi
Manipuri man’s killing: another attacker sent to police custody
 Cachar News
Sangram Committee stages dharna outside NHAI office
Union Home Minister moved for protection of ’Hindu Bengali refugees’
Hmar Students’ Association presses for water supply arrangement
 National News
Shiv Sena MP forces Muslim man to break fast, raises political storm
Katju allegations echo in Rajya Sabha
Plea in Delhi HC over prosecuting Kejriwal, Bharti
Court pulls up CBI for incomplete reply to Tytler plea
 International News
UN warns of possible Israeli war crimes, Gaza toll 650
Iraq parliament postpones presidential vote
MH17 black boxes arrive in Britain for analysis
Ethiopia vows to eliminate child marriage, FGM
 State-1
ACJJM demands more funds for tea tribes’ welfare
NDFB (S) declares B Geremsha as martyr
Corruption slur on GCDC
Chirang DC warns against corruption
 State-2
Media–persons assaulted in Nagaon
AMSU, ABMSU burn CM’s effigy
Students get valuable guidance at Special Summer Education Workshop
Army defuses IED, averts tragedy
 Local Sports
Assam get 3 points from drawn match
Priyana, Snehal in semis
Western, South Eastern lift titles
 Sports
Rosell defends Neymar’s deal before Spanish court
Colombian president praises Rodriguez on Real move
’Messi considered moving to Arsenal’
Stoke City sign Bojan from Barcelona
 Editorial
Securing the Region
India, Latin America set to tango
I am from northeast... but I am not Mowgli!
Letters to the Editor
 Op-Ed (Sunday)
Climate Migrants and its possible ramifications
Foreign Funding of NGO’S – Development vs. Social Justice
Psychology of Children
 
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