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Rongali Festival to showcase Assam's cultural mosaic

Guwahati, Jan 18 (IANS) Aiming to celebrate the vivid colours of Assam, the fourth edition of Rongali Festival will begin here on Friday. The three-day fest will showcase the culture of communities of the northeastern state and also give a platform to 75 musicians, housewives who will exhibit their culinary skills, designers, cyclists and more. We are bringing different communities toget...

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Congress announces coordination committee for Nagaland polls

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday approved the Coordination Committee for the upcoming assembly elections in Nagaland, which are expected to be held in February or March this year. All India Congress Committee (AICC) Secretary General Incharge of the state C.P. Joshi, Nagaland Congress President K. Theire and former Chief Minister K.L. Chishi are on th...

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Sonowal meets Rajnath, discuss Indo-Bangla border sealing

New Delhi/Guwahati, Jan 16 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday and discussed with him issues related to sealing of Indo-Bangla Border by year-end and the publication of the first draft NRC in the state. They deliberated on the critical aspects of border fencing and vowed to remove all bottlenecks to ensure complete sealing...

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DoT to spend Rs 10,743 cr to improve connectivity in NE

Guwahati, Jan 16 (IANS) The government on Tuesday said it will invest Rs 10,743 crore for improving the telecommunication network in the northeastern states and along the National Highways in the region. Union Minister of State for Telecommunications Manoj Sinha announced this while he was in Guwahati to review the implementation of BharatNet and other major telecom projects in the north...

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Nine oil tankers set afire on Assam-Arunachal border

Guwahati, Jan 16 (IANS) Suspected Naga militants set afire nine tankers loaded with crude oil in the remote Namsik area on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border on Tuesday evening. The tankers were moving from Kharsang in Arunachal Pradesh to Digboi in Assam when they were set on fire near Jagun. Senior police and Army and Assam Rifles personnel rushed to the area, where security h...

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DoT to spend Rs 10,743 cr to improve connectivity in NE

Guwahati, Jan 16 (IANS) The government on Tuesday said it will invest Rs 10,743 crore for improving the telecommunication network in the northeastern states and along the National Highways in the region. Union Minister of State for Telecommunications Jayant Sinha announced this while he was in Guwahati to review the implementation of BharatNet and other major telecom projects in the nort...

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Volunteers to sign affidavits against joining politics: Hazare

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday said he would ask volunteers joining his new movement to submit affidavits to the effect that they will not join politics in future and remain dedicated to social causes. Arvind Kejriwal had made me a promise before the 2011 anti-corruption movement that he will never join politics -- but he formed his party. Had there been ...

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Kaziranga loses year's first rhino

Guwahati, Jan 15 (IANS) Poachers have killed this year's first one-horned rhino at the Kaziranga national park but failed to take away the horn, park officials said on Monday. Assam's Principal Chief Conservator of Forest Bikash Brahma said that due to the alertness of the forest guards, the poachers could not cut the horn. The guards heard gunshots from a place near Bagori range...

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Army Chief warns Pakistan, talks about caution on northern border

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat on Monday sent out a warning to Pakistan that India will scale up action if Islamabad continues supporting terror and infiltration of militants, while also stressing on the need to secure the northern border along China. On the 70th Army Day celebrations at the Cariappa Parade Ground here, the Army chief said any provocative action f...

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Will scale up operations if Pakistan keeps backing terror: Army chief

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) In a strong message to Pakistan, Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday said India will scale up action if Islamabad continues supporting terror and infiltration of militants. On the 70th Army Day celebrations at the Cariappa Parade Ground here, the Army chief said any provocative action from Pakistan will lead to a befitting reply. On the Line of Contr...

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Stereotypes about northeast make people living there uncomfortable: panel

Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Poets, researchers, photographers from the northeastern states of India on Sunday decried the stereotypes the rest of the country have of them and said the 'northeast' tag attached to them often becomes a cause of discomfort. People residing in that part of the country are not aware of the term 'northeast' so much as the people who have migrated elsewhere in the co...

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Pant ton helps Delhi crush Himachal in Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tourney

New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Opener Rishabh Pant slammed 116 as Delhi outplayed Himachal Pradesh by 10 wickets in a North Zone match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament here on Sunday. Chasing 145, Pant started assaulting the Himachal bowlers right from the start. He reached the 50-run mark in just 18 balls and then completed his ton in another 14 balls to become the second batsmen to score t...

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Modi greets nation on Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Lohri

New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu and Uttarayan, and called for making the society more peaceful and prosperous. In a series of tweets, he greeted various communities celebrating the festivals in different forms in Assam, Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Gujarat. I pray that this special ...

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Six teenaged Rohingya Muslims held in Tripura

Agartala, Jan 14 (IANS) Six teenaged Rohingya Muslims have been arrested in Tripura's Dharmanagar town bordering Assam, police said on Sunday. Acting on a tip, three girls and three boys were arrested from Dharmanagar railway station on Saturday evening. The youngsters, all from Myanmar and aged around 18 years, entered Tripura from Bangladesh two days ago and were trying to go H...

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Congress MLA disqualified from Tripura assembly under anti-defection law

Agartala, Jan 12 (IANS) Five-time Congress legislator in Tripura Ratan Lal Nath, who last month joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), lost his assembly membership under the anti-defection law, Speaker Ramendra Chandra Debnath said here on Friday. As Ratan Lal Nath left Congress and joined BJP on December 22, his assembly membership would be disqualified from that date under the Schedu...

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CM reviews progress in preparation of Assam's River Atlas

Guwahati, Jan 11 (IANS) Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday took stock of progress in the preparation of the first-ever River Atlas in Assam and asked the implementing agency to bring quantity and depth of sand and sand layers on river beds within the study's ambit. Sonowal had mooted the idea of preparing a comprehensive data base of all major and minor rivers of Assam along w...

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Curfew continues in Assam town after Wednesday's violence

Guwahati, Jan 11 (IANS) Curfew was relaxed for three hours in Dhula town in Assam's Darrang district on Thursday where one person was killed and several others including policemen injured after clashes on Wednesday after a custodial death case, officials said. The district administration relaxed the curfew for three hours but then re-imposed it fearing deterioration of law and order. Alt...

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A first at R-Day parade: Women BSF bikers to display daredevilry

New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Men performing biking stunts at Republic Day functions is history. The BSF has now trained 113 women bikers who will be riding on 26 350 CC Royal Enfield motorcycles to perform acrobatics and daredevil stunts at this Republic Day parade. The bikers, in the age group 20 to 31 and led by Sub-Inspector Stanzin Noryang, 28, from Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region, wou...

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Why government not starting discussion on civil code, asks Muslim body

New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) If the union government is serious about a uniform civil code (UCC), why doesn't it initiate a discussion on it, prominent Muslim body Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) said on Thursday. If the government is actually serious about bringing uniform civil code, why doesn't it come out with a draft of such a legislation and put it in the public domain for open discussion a...

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Assam leader demands judicial probe into police firing, custodial killing

Guwahati, Jan 10 (IANS) Leader of the Opposition in Assam Assembly, Debabrata Saikia, on Wednesday condemned violence over an alleged custodial death in Darrang district that left one person dead and several others injured in police firing. Terming an inquiry ordered by the government as inadequate, Saikia demanded a judicial inquiry. The Congress leader said that firing, use of ...

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