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Assam's revenue mop-up, expenditure highest: Himanta

Finance minister hints at massive graft during previous Congress regime, claims last nine months ‘golden period’ for the State’s economy

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, April 20: Assam has recorded the highest growth rate in the country in terms of revenue collection and expenditure in the just concluded financial year 2016-17, claims State Finance Mini...

 
Maneka Gandhi meets CM, lauds conservation efforts

Modalities to strengthen nutritional mechanism for women & children discussed

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, April 20: Union Cabinet Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi met Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in the latter’s office chamber in Janata Bhawan on Thursday, and discussed with him issues on women and child nutrition and animal protec...

 
Babus chill out in dhoti-kurta

CIVIL SERVICE DAY

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, April 20: Babus in Assam on Thursday broke their conventional dress code and wore traditional Assamese attire (dhoti-kurta) to celebrate an event on the eve of Civil Service Day at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra at Panjabari in the city.

Many onlookers, particularly television journalists present there to cover t...

 
Don't become 'Yes Masters': Rajnath to bureaucrats

New Delhi, April 20: Dubbing civil servants as the “steel frame” of India, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday asked them not to follow “wrong orders” of a political executive or become “Yes masters”, but take decisions in the interest of the nation. “Civil services have power. Decisions should be taken on the basis of national interest and in...

 
Astronomers to look for alien life on 'Super Earth'

New exoplanet is 1.4 times the size of earth, located 40 light-years away in the constellation of Cetus

London, April 20: A rocky exoplanet orbiting in the habitable zone of a red dwarf star 40 light-years from the Earth may be the best place scientists have found so far to look for signs of life beyond the Solar System, say astronomers who discovered it.

The researchers ...

 
SC against ration card as NRC document

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

NEW DELHI, April 20: The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that ration card cannot be used as a document for updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Upholding the Centre’s reservations over use of ration card as a document for NRC update exercise, the two-member SC bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and F Nariman observed that ration card cannot...

 
Smuggling of arms, cattle rising along Bangla border

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

NEW DELHI, April 20: In a development that can certainly set alarm bells ringing for Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and his counterparts of Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and West Bengal, the smuggling of arms and cattle have been increasing along the India-Bangladesh border.

Statistics compiled by the Union Home Ministry have revealed that lakhs of ca...

 
CBSE schools, KVs in a fix over 'compulsory' Assamese

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, April 20: Several schools under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in Assam where learning Assamese is not compulsory in higher classes, are in a tizzy over the Assam Government’s latest move to make the State language a compulsory subject up to Class X.

State Education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday announced that As...

 
Paul gets bail in one case

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, April 20: In a case (no.145/17) registered with Dispur Police Station by a resident of Nagaon against former Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) chairman Rakesh Paul, the Special Judge’s Court on Wednesday gave bail to Paul, who is still in judicial custody in another case registered against him in the cash-for-jobs scam in Dibrugarh Police Station. S...

 
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 Arunachal News
Rebia urges Centre to release special package under AMRUT
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 Meghalaya News
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War of words between KSU & Congress party
 Northeast News
Tripura, Mizoram liquor shops relocate to follow SC order
Dimapur-Kohima road 4-laning to boost food processing units in Nagaland
Tribal developmental fund to be probed: Minister
No central pay scale to Tripura government employees
 Cachar News
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Relief to employees of Planning and Statistical Department
Cachar DC wins CM Award for excellence in public administration
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 National News
Navy successfully test-fires land-attack BrahMos missile
SC to decide validity of law linking Aadhaar with Pan card
60-year-old's life saved through new minimally invasive procedure
Delhi civic polls to witness keen contest after hectic campaigning
 International News
Rouhani, rivals in race; Ahmadinejad barred
'Female scientists overrepresented on Twitter'
Queen Elizabeth-II celebrates 91st birthday
India will pay if it plays Dalai card: Chinese daily
 State-1
BTC chief Hagrama lays foundation stones
Bodoland movement group withdraws 24-hour bandh
Sivasagar bags PM's Award for Excellence in Public Administration
Inclusion of Dibrugarh MLA in BJP government demanded
 State-2
SSB seizes huge amount of cannabis
Drive against tinted glass vehicles in Sivasagar
Two cars gutted
NDFB cadre nabbed
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Royal win in Super Over
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