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Opposition should apologise to people: Naidu

    Updated On : Dec 09,2016   2:08 pm
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday took on the Opposition asking it to apologise to the country for not letting Parliament function over the issue of demonetisation. View More..

Birthday boy Shiva steals show on mismanaged opening day of boxing nationals

    Updated On : Dec 08,2016   8:22 pm
Guwahati, Dec 8 (IANS) Birthday boy and local favourite Shiva Thapa's thumping 5-0 win over Arunachal Pradesh's Gumin Gara in the opening bout of the senior men's National Championship was the lone highlight on Thursday, which was marred by several incidents of mismanagement by the organisers. View More..

Assam cop nabbed for shooting at two civilians

    Updated On : Dec 08,2016   8:06 pm
Guwahati, Dec 8 (IANS) The Assam Police arrested an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) for allegedly shooting at two civilians and injuring them, police said on Thursday. View More..

Indian, Australian boxers to train jointly in February: BFI

    Updated On : Dec 08,2016   7:32 pm
Guwahati, Dec 8 (IANS) Ending almost four years of uncertainty, Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President Ajay Singh said on Thursday that the country's boxers will get an opportunity to test themselves when the Australian teams (both men and women) arrive here in February to participate in a training-cum-competition event. View More..

Indian, Australian boxers to train jointly in February: BFI

    Updated On : Dec 08,2016   7:00 pm
Guwahati, Dec 8 (IANS) Ending almost four years of uncertainty, Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President Ajay Singh said on Thursday that the country's boxers will get an opportunity to test themselves when the Australian teams (both men and women) arrive here in February to participate in a training-cum-competition event. View More..

Assam mulls thermal sensors along rail tracks to reduce elephant deaths

    Updated On : Dec 08,2016   6:16 pm
Guwahati, Dec 8 (IANS) Expressing concern over the death of elephants in the state due to conflict with humans as well as train collisions, Assam Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma on Thursday said that the government is contemplating to use thermal sensors along the railway tracks to detect the movement of elephants particularly during night. View More..

Turning Guwahati into India's sporting capital is Assam's challenge: Sonowal

    Updated On : Dec 08,2016   5:02 pm
Guwahati, Dec 8 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday reiterated his aim of turning Guwahati into India's sporting capital during his tenure. View More..

Free NE from corruption, terror and illegal immigrants, Sonowal urges police

    Updated On : Dec 07,2016   11:36 pm
Umsaw Khwan (Meghalaya), Dec 7 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday urged police officers to work towards making the northeastern states free from corruption, terror and intrusion of foreigners. View More..

20% quota for militancy-hit districts in border forces

    Updated On : Dec 07,2016   10:00 pm
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Twenty per cent of vacancies in the forces guarding the country's borders are filled with people from militancy-affected districts, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. View More..

Scheduled Tribe status for six Assam communities

    Updated On : Dec 07,2016   9:54 pm
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The committee formed to recommend communities of Assam for granting the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status will submit its report shortly, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. View More..

Two killed, six injured in Bengal train derailment

    Updated On : Dec 07,2016   7:08 pm
Siliguri (West Bengal), Dec 7 (IANS) Two persons were killed and six others injured when the engine and two coaches of the Guwahati-bound Capital Express derailed in West Bengal on Tuesday night, an official said. View More..

Two killed in Bengal train accident

    Updated On : Dec 07,2016   1:03 pm
Siliguri (West Bengal), Dec 7 (IANS) Two persons were killed and six injured when the engine and two coaches of the Guwahati-bound Capital Express derailed in West Bengal on Tuesday night, an official said on Wednesday. View More..

Fog disrupts air, rail, vehicular traffic in UP

    Updated On : Dec 07,2016   9:06 am
Lucknow, Dec 7 (IANS) Fog and poor visibility on Wednesday morning disrupted air, rail as well as vehicular traffic movement in Uttar Pradesh. View More..

Coca Cola Cup will help unearth scout talent ahead of U-17 WC

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   3:26 pm
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) With exactly 10 months to go for the U-17 World Cup which India will host for the first time, the Coca Cola Cup is set to give national football team coach Nicolai Adam another chance t0 spot talent ahead of the showpiece event. View More..

Assam to give free text books to Class 9, 10 students

    Updated On : Dec 05,2016   10:36 pm
Guwahati, Dec 5 (IANS) In a move to increase enrollment of students and to reduce school dropout rate in government schools, the Assam government said on Monday that it has decided to provide free text books to the students of Class 9 and 10 from the 2017-18 academic year. View More..

Adivasi blockade hits train services in northeast

    Updated On : Dec 05,2016   8:20 pm
Guwahati, Dec 5 (IANS) Train services to and from the northeastern states were affected on Monday following an 11-hour blockade by the Adivasi National Convention Committee (ANCC), a conglomeration of several organisations of indigenous people. View More..

Cash crunch-hit Bihar migrant workers head back home

    Updated On : Dec 05,2016   6:30 pm
Patna, Dec 5 (IANS) Chandeshwar Prasad and Mahesh Yadav, both migrant workers from Bihar, are on unscheduled visit to their homes, as the factory owners told them to take a break and visit their families, after production was hit badly in the wake of demonetisation. View More..

Manipur petrol vends run dry, Nagas continue with blockade

    Updated On : Dec 05,2016   3:14 pm
Imphal, Dec 5 (IANS) Petrol vends in Manipur are dry and cooking gas unavailable as a result of the indefinite economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) since November 1, an official admitted on Monday. View More..

Speeding train kills 3 elephants in Assam

    Updated On : Dec 05,2016   1:58 pm
Guwahati, Dec 5 (IANS) Three elephants were killed after they were hit by a speeding train in Assam early Monday, an official said. View More..

Two soldiers killed as Assam Rifles convoy ambushed in Arunachal

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   8:36 pm
Guwahati, Dec 3 (IANS) Two soldiers were killed and eight others injured as militants, believed to be from the banned Naga outfit NSCN-K, ambushed a convoy of the Assam Rifles along the India-Myanmar border in Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday, a defence spokesman said. View More..