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’Modi is the man from Nostradamus’ prediction’

New Delhi, March 20: BJP’s Lok Sabha member Kirit Somaiya on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the man from French soothsayer Nostradamus’ prophecy, who will take India to new heights.

Speaking in the Lok Sabha on the supplementary demands for grants, Somaiya said: “The prediction that Nostradamus made that a leader will emerge in the east, and will t...

 
'Youth must be targeted to revive puppetry'

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, March 20: Puppeteers in Assam will not only pull strings but also start a campaign to popularize the age-old art form among the younger generation on Tuesday to celebrate World Puppetry Day in a more befitting manner.

The World Puppetry Day is celebrated on March 21. The idea was first floated by puppet theater artiste Javad Zolfaghari from Iran....

 
Norway named 'happiest country in the world'

Oslo, March 20: Norway has toppled Denmark from the number one position as the “happiest country in the world”, according to a United Nations report on Monday. India ranked 122nd, behind terror-riven Pakistan and poorest-of-poor Nepal in the global list of the happiest countries.

The Scandinavian nation, which was ranked fourth in last year’s report, jumped to the top...

 
AASU stages 30-hour sit-in, demands arrest of Subodh Biswas

From a Correspondent

Golaghat (Dhekial), March 20:  The activists of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) of Golaghat district  staged a 30-hour sit-in on Monday in Golaghat near the Deputy Commissioner’s office, protesting against the Silapathar incident and demanding the arrest of prime culprit Subodh Biswas,  and withdrawal of the citizenship amendment bil...

 
Disang Kiner LP School in pitiable condition

From a Correspondent

Namrup, March 20: Disang Kiner LP School under Joypur Education Block, established in 1988 and provincialized in 2013, has been facing several problems. The bamboo-built school hut is in a dilapidated state with roof leakage here and there. Only the toilet and the kitchen are concrete.

Due to the lack of adequate classrooms, students from Class I to Class V...

 
Assam PHE setting targets but falling short

Departmental works lagging woefully behind for safe drinking water supply, removal of arsenic & fluoride contamination and toilet construction


BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, March 20: The Public Health Engineering (PHE) department plays a crucial role in survey, investigation, preparation and execution of water supply schemes for towns and villages, and also e...

 
CID gets another 4 weeks for video link-up

Louis Berger bribery case


BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, March 20: On the issue of holding video tele-conference (VTC) by CID, Assam Police with the US Department of Justice on the Louis Berger bribery case (PIL No. 85/15), the investigating agency has again sought another 4 weeks time from Gauhati High Court, with the court accepting its request. A hearing in the ...

 
Cabinet clears four GST-related bills

New Delhi, March 20: The Union Cabinet on Monday approved four Goods and Services Tax (GST)-related bills, which have already been approved by the GST Council after detailed discussions.

The draft legislations include Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Bill 2017, Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) Bill 2017, Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Bill (UTGST) 2017 and Goods and...

 
Reshuffle in Assam Police

Prasanta Saikia to be SP of CM’s security


BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

Guwahati, March 20: The State government on Monday carried out a reshuffle in the police department by transferring several SPs including the SP of Chief Minister’s security Subashini Sankaran.

Sources told The Sentinel that while Subashini Sankaran has been transferred and posted a...

 
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 Arunachal News
Realize hydro dream, kick start stalled Lower Subansiri project: CM
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DM reviews monsoon preparedness
Spices farmers' companies to be set up in Arunachal Pradesh
 Meghalaya News
KHNAM meets Syiem over amendment of council rule
Ad-hoc teachers meet CM, demand pay hike
KSU demands repair of road
State AAP meets MeECL Director over power woes
 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
 Cachar News
KEMEX to spread mass awareness on disaster management
Bishnupriya Manipuri bodies to stage hunger strike on September 21
 National News
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
 International News
'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
 State-1
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'
 State-2
Assamese culture, rituals and traditional games to be showcased
Annual convention of small tea growers' union held
Demand for setting up National Commission for Elementary Education
Demise condoled
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