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Departmental allocations set to rise 20%

BUDGET 2017-18

In State budget to be tabled earlier in February this year, additional Rs 10,000 crore fund will be needed

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, Jan 10:  Despite straitened finances, the State government is planning to increase fund allocation for each department by 20 percent in the forthcoming 2017-18 budget. However, the Finance dep...

 
Digital governance will bring efficiency: PM

Gandhi Nagar, Jan 10: Identifying India’s strength in its demography, democracy, and demand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stressed the need for digital-based governance to bring efficiency in the country’s decision-making process and to boost the economy.

Calling “democracy” India’s biggest strength, he said: “Some people say democracy cann...

 
PSO cover needs urgent review

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

Guwahati, Jan 10: Militancy in Assam may no longer pose the kind of threat it once did, but for politicians and bureaucrats in the State, security cover remains a coveted status symbol. Even retired bureaucrats, supposedly still facing ‘threat to life’, cling on to gun-toting personal security officers (PSOs) years after they left office. As for servin...

 
AGP hardens stand against Centre

Citizenship to Hindu Bangladeshis

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, Jan 10:  The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) leadership has taken a clear stand against the Centre’s move to grant citizenship to Hindu Bangladeshis.

“The AGP will not compromise with anyone in respect of granting citizenship to Hindu Bangladeshis,” AGP president Atul Bora told repor...

 
New model to help unhook people from social media

New York, Jan 10: Like health care providers deal with smoking or alcoholism cases, internet addiction needs the same approach to help online hookers cut their time on social media, researchers report.

To address this, a team of researchers has developed a framework using a theory known as cognitive dissonance which is the discomfort felt by those whose actions conflict with their belie...

 
Bring new law to set up banks for the poor, says Mohd.Yunus

Kolkata, Jan 10: The government of India must bring changes in banking law or come out with new legislations to create banks for poor, Nobel laureate and founder of Bangladesh’s Grameen Bank Muhammad Yunus said on Tuesday.

The existing banks within the current banking structure would not be able to serve the poor, he said.

“I have been asking the government to bring ...

 
Don’t overestimate Indo-US economic ties: Chinese daily

Beijing, Jan 10: India is fooling itself if it thinks its economy will bloom by siding with the US, an influential Chinese newspaper said on Tuesday.

The state-run Global Times warned in an editorial that “overestimating US-India economic ties may mislead India and send it down the wrong path for economic development”.

It told New Delhi to work with a “manufac...

 
EC sounds stern warning to parties

New Delhi, Jan 10: The Election Commission on Tuesday warned political parties of taking “stern action” again violation of the Model Code of Conduct, saying it will not remain a “mute spectator”. In a letter addressed to office bearers of political parties, the poll panel reminded the parties that the Model Code of Conduct, that came in force on January 4 when elections in ...

 
4 Indian American scientists to get presidential awards

Washington, Jan 10: Four Indian-American scientists have been chosen among 102 researchers who will receive the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) — the highest honour given by the US government to science and engineering professionals. They are: Pankaj Lal from Montclair State University ( Department of Agriculture); Kaushik Chowdhury from Northeastern Un...

 
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 Northeast News
Centre not against tribal laws: Minister
Left bases remain intact despite BJP's onslaught, claims Tripura minister
Tripura ADC launches Cherai Shak Hamcrai project for malnourished children
Manipur school teacher shot dead
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Mehbooba says PM intends to talk to all Kashmir stakeholders
Sadhvi gets bail, nine years after arrest for Malegaon blast
'Different levels of development important in BCIM-EC'
Ex-UP minister Prajapati granted bail in gang rape case
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'Mass murder' complaint filed against Philippines President
China bans Muslim names for babies in Xinjiang
Amid visa row, US says ?greatly value? Indian investments
France's Le Pen steps down as party leader
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Majuli administration distributes free arsenic removal filters among poor families
24 organizations declare Karbi Anglong bandh from today
CM, BTC administration extend financial assistance for Gohela Boro's treatment
'More than 63 lakh bighas of land in Assam has been encroached'
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Assamese culture, rituals and traditional games to be showcased
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Demand for setting up National Commission for Elementary Education
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