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AASU warns of agitation over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016

    Updated On : Oct 22,2016   9:20 pm
Guwahati, Oct 22 (IANS) The All Assam Students Union (AASU) on Saturday threatened to launch a sustained movement to foil the central government's attempt to make make minority communities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan eligible for Indian citizenship. View More..

Bodos call for rail roko bandh in Assam on October 24

    Updated On : Oct 22,2016   7:30 pm
Guwahati, Oct 22 (IANS) Several Bodo organisations have given a call for a 12-hour 'rail roko' stir on Monday in support of their long-standing demand for the creation of a separate Bodoland state, a senior Bodo leader said on Saturday. View More..

Assam school students to experience US Presidential polls

    Updated On : Oct 22,2016   7:02 pm
Guwahati, Oct 22 (IANS) As the entire world is closely observing the US Presidential debates and the possible fallouts of the polls, a team of students from Guwahati-based NPS International School are camping in the poll-bound US to get first-hand knowledge about the much talked-about elections. View More..

Ranji: Hapless Delhi lose to Karnataka by an innings and 160 runs

    Updated On : Oct 22,2016   4:50 pm
Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) Eight-time champions Karnataka galloped to the top of the table, inflicting a humiliating innings and 160-run defeat on a hapless Delhi team in a Group B Ranji Trophy cricket encounter at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday. View More..

UP tops deaths in judicial and police custody: NHRC

    Updated On : Oct 21,2016   7:20 pm
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has recorded the highest number of deaths in judicial and police custody in the country, revealed the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday. View More..

Poachers kill rhino in Kaziranga, horn taken

    Updated On : Oct 21,2016   6:20 pm
Guwahati, Oct 21 (IANS) Poachers have killed yet another one-horned rhino in Assam's famous Kaziranga National Park, park officials said on Friday. View More..

Naga students urge NSCN-IM to stop 'tax collection'

    Updated On : Oct 21,2016   5:12 pm
Dimapur (Nagaland), Oct 21 (IANS) A student body has urged the NSCN-IM to stop its unlawful "tax collection" from various educational departments in Arunachal Pradesh. View More..

Protests staged in Assam over district status

    Updated On : Oct 21,2016   10:38 am
Guwahati, Oct 21 (IANS) Hundreds of people blocked National Highway (NH)-37 on Friday against the Assam government's revoking its decision to create a South Kamrup district. View More..

Rita Bahuguna among Congress leaders who quit since 2014 polls

    Updated On : Oct 20,2016   10:06 pm
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Thursday joined a group of disenchanted Congress leaders who have quit the party since the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and attacked party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi over his style of leadership. View More..

Law and order better, Manipur map can't be redrawn: CM (Lead, IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Oct 20,2016   5:48 pm
Imphal, Oct 20 (IANS) The law and order situation in Manipur has improved dramatically, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi says, but warns that no part of the state can ever be a part of Greater Nagaland. View More..

NH7 music festival to kick off in Meghalaya on Friday

    Updated On : Oct 20,2016   5:24 pm
Shillong, Oct 20 (IANS) Come Friday, and all roads in Meghalaya will lead to Madan Kurkalang in Bhoirymbong, Ri-Bhoi district for the seventh edition of Bacardi NH7 Weekender, one of the biggest music festivals in India. View More..

Law and order better, Manipur map can't be redrawn: CM (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Oct 20,2016   2:02 pm
Imphal, Oct 20 (IANS) The law and order situation in Manipur has improved dramatically, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi says, but warns that no part of the state can ever be a part of Greater Nagaland. View More..

Quakes hits northeast India

    Updated On : Oct 19,2016   11:30 pm
Agartala/Shillong, Oct 19 (IANS) A 4.3-magnitude earthquake hit the India-Bangladesh border region along Meghalaya on Wednesday, and shook few other parts of northeast India. There was no report of major damage, officials said. View More..

Gambhir led Delhi meet Karnataka in Ranji Trophy tie (Preview)

    Updated On : Oct 19,2016   7:52 pm
Kolkata Oct 19 (IANS) Bolstered by the return of veteran India internationals Gautam Gambhir and Ishant Sharma, an in-form Delhi will look to negate the Karnataka threat in a Ranji Trophy encounter at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday. View More..

Work starts for new India-Bangladesh rail project

    Updated On : Oct 19,2016   4:54 pm
Agartala, Oct 19 (IANS) More than six years after the finalisation of a new India-Bangladesh railway project, land acquisition work has begun in Bangladesh, officials said here on Wednesday. View More..

BJP 'betrayed' us on Bodoland, say Bodo groups; to revive demand

    Updated On : Oct 19,2016   1:50 pm
New Delhi/Guwahati, Oct 19 (IANS) Fed up with the "betrayal" by the BJP, major Bodo groups in Assam are determined to go ahead with a 12-hour railway blockade on October 24 to revive the demand for a separate Bodoland state and "expose" the party that rules in the state and Centre. View More..

Monsoon ends this week, record food output likely (Special to IANS)

    Updated On : Oct 19,2016   12:38 pm
A "normal" monsoon and adequate water in major reservoirs nationwide, coupled with more money to agriculture, have set the stage for a record agricultural output of 270 million tonnes -- 2 per cent in excess of the government's target -- for the kharif (summer) and rabi (winter) crops of 2016. View More..

Now, write emails in eight major Indian languages

    Updated On : Oct 18,2016   7:48 pm
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Marking a revolutionary transformation in email communication, a company has launched the world's first free "linguistic email service" in eight Indian languages, under the name 'DataMail', an official said here on Tuesday. View More..

Assam Police to bring riverine areas under surveillance

    Updated On : Oct 18,2016   6:12 pm
Azim Ali Char (Nalbari, Assam), Oct 18 (IANS) In view of the threat from Islamist militants, the Assam Police on Tuesday started a programme to survey and bring the char areas -- the riverine sand bars, as they are locally called -- of the state under surveillance. View More..

Four Assam hospital staff suspended for boy's death

    Updated On : Oct 17,2016   9:18 pm
Guwahati, Oct 17 (IANS) The Assam government on Monday suspended four staff members of a government hospital for allegedly administering an expired saline to a 12-year-old boy. View More..