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Meghalaya CM accuses Modi of making official programme a BJP rally

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   9:58 pm
Shillong, Dec 17 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Sunday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for using the official programme for a BJP rally here on Saturday. View More..

Modern multi-purpose indoor stadium, Olympic Bhavan in Itanagar: Khandu

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   8:56 pm
Itanagar, Dec 17 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday announced setting up of a modern multi-purpose indoor stadium, besides constructing an Olympic Bhavan here. View More..

AGP announces opposition to bill amending citizenship act

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   10:50 pm
Guwahati, Dec 16 (IANS) The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Saturday expressed its opposition to the Central government's move to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 during the current session of the Parliament. View More..

Modi launches road project in Meghalaya, bats for NE development

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   10:10 pm
Shillong, Dec 16 (IANS) Inaugurating the Shillong-Nongstoin-Rongjeng-Tura road project here in Meghalaya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stressed the need for connectivity to ensure development in the north-eastern region (NE). View More..

Gold worth over Rs 3 crore seized in Bengal, Assam; 4 held

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   9:30 pm
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) In separate operations in Assam and West Bengal, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized 10.5 kg gold valued at Rs 3 crore in the international market. It was smuggled into India from neighbouring countries, the agency said on Saturday. View More..

5-day fencing training camp ends

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   8:54 pm
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) A five-day fencing training camp, sponsored as part of Bonjour India by the Embassy of France in association with the Fencing Association of India (FAI), ended on Saturday. View More..

Two NDFB terrorists gunned down

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   8:40 pm
Guwahati, Dec 16 (IANS) Two cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland's (NDFB) anti-talk faction were gunned down by Assam Rifles personnel during a joint operation with Assam and Meghalaya Policealong the inter-state border on Saturday, a defence official said. View More..

SAIL supplies 70% steel for Mizoram's biggest power project

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   5:58 pm
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Steel Authority of India (SAIL) said it has supplied around 70 per cent steel for Mizorams biggest power project -- Tuirial Hydro Electric Power project -- which was dedicated to the nation on Saturday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. View More..

RSS chief in Tripura, to meet northeastern cadres

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   8:48 pm
Agartala, Dec 15 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, who arrived here on Friday, will hold meetings with Sangh members and activists from across the seven northeastern states to strengthen the party in the region with an eye on the upcoming assembly elections, party sources said. View More..

Global investors' summit: Assam expects investments from Asean nations

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   8:26 pm
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Assam expects investments in Tourism, Information Technology, Agriculture, Food Processing, Energy and Pharmaceutical sectors from across the globe, especially Asean member-nations, in the state's first global investors' summit on February 3-4, 2018. View More..

Words known by the company they keep: Javed Akhtar (TV Snippets)

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   7:28 pm
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar feels words are known by the company they keep and people should think twice before speaking. View More..

Manipur HC orders compensation to 'encounter' victim's family

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   3:32 pm
Imphal, Dec 15 (IANS) The Manipur High Court has directed the Centre to pay compensation of Rs 7 lakh to the father of a victim of an "encounter" which took place in 2010 in the state. View More..

Centre to spend Rs 1,054 cr on modernising paramilitary forces

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   10:40 pm
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry is set to spend Rs 1,054 crore in the next two years on the procurement of modern weapons, vehicles and other equipment for central paramilitary forces, an official said on Thursday. View More..

Manmohan meets Naidu ahead of Parliament session

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   9:02 pm
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) A day ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday met Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, who is also the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. View More..

Doklam not over yet, India needs to end 'romantic' foreign policy: Ram Madhav

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   9:00 pm
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) India should give up its "romantic" foreign policy and learn to deal with its neighbours the way they should be dealt with, senior BJP leader Ram Madhav said on Thursday, cautioning that the Doklam issue with China was not over yet. View More..

Centre confusing NE, nation over Aadhaar: Meghalaya CM

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   8:42 pm
Shillong, Dec 14 (IANS) Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Thursday accused the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre of creating confusion over the implementation of Aadhaar not only in Meghalaya but across the country. View More..

Kerala law student's murderer sentenced to death

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   1:02 pm
Kochi (Kerala), Dec 14 (IANS) A sessions court in Kerala on Thursday sentenced to death Ameerul Islam, a migrant labourer from Assam, who on Tuesday was found guilty of rape and murder of a law student in 2016 in Ernakulam. View More..

Sonowal takes up Brahmaputra waters turning black with PM

    Updated On : Dec 13,2017   9:32 pm
Guwahati, Dec 13 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention on the issue of the waters of river Brahmaputra, that flows in from China, turning black in parts of the state. View More..

Air India triumph at national badminton tourney

    Updated On : Dec 13,2017   8:26 pm
Guwahati, Dec 13 (IANS) Air India lived up to their top billing, beating Assam 3-1 to lift the mixed team crown of the 42nd Inter State-Inter Zonal Badminton Championships 2017 here on Wednesday. View More..

Eight tea garden workers injured as owners fire on protesters

    Updated On : Dec 13,2017   7:24 pm
Guwahati, Dec 13 (IANS) At least eight tea garden workers were injured in Assam's Golaghat district on Wednesday after the owners fired upon a group of protesters, police said. View More..