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Pero's handwoven line rules the runway at AIFW

    Updated On : Mar 18,2018   12:00 am
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Designer Aneeth Arora of the brand Pero showcased a fall winter 2018 line on the fourth day of Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Autumn-Winter 2018 that had a fresh take on the winter palette on garments that artfully displayed handlooms in the form of beautifully structured clothes. View More..

763 kgs of cannabis seized from Assam, two arrested

    Updated On : Mar 17,2018   9:00 pm
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) A haul of 763 kgs of cannabis (ganja) was seized in Assam and two persons arrested, an official said here Saturday. View More..

Meghalaya CM calls on Modi, seeks central support

    Updated On : Mar 17,2018   8:40 pm
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Saturday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time after unseating the Congress in the February 27 assembly elections. View More..

Enhancing connectivity crucial for deep ties with Indo-Pacific: Pradhan

    Updated On : Mar 16,2018   11:18 pm
Bhubaneswar, March 16 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday said that enhancing connectivity is crucial to deepening India's diplomatic, economic and cultural ties with the Indo-Pacific countries. View More..

Congrad Sangma government will lay new benchmark for development: Governor

    Updated On : Mar 16,2018   7:00 pm
Shillong, March 16 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad on Friday said that the state's new Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government headed by Conrad Sangma will embark on many initiatives and programmes in the coming years that will set a new benchmark for development. View More..

Assamese film 'Rainbow Fields' to release on Mar 30

    Updated On : Mar 14,2018   11:36 pm
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Acclaimed Assamese language film "Rainbow Fields", based on the 1983 Nellie Massacre, is all set to release on March 30. View More..

Indigenous solar water-purifier, jacket unveiled

    Updated On : Mar 14,2018   11:08 pm
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Union Environment and Science Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday unveiled a solar water purifier and a solar jacket developed by Department of Science and Technology (DST) indigenously. View More..

BJP's tally in Lok Sabha down to 274 from 282 in 2014

    Updated On : Mar 14,2018   7:46 pm
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The BJP, which had won an absolute majority in the 2014 General Elections with 282 seats, a first by a political party after 30 years, has lost seven seats in by-elections held so far in the last four years. View More..

Home Secretary to meet Assam, Mizoram Chief Secretaries on border dispute

    Updated On : Mar 13,2018   7:02 pm
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba has called Chief Secretaries of Assam and Mizoram for a meeting here next week to resolve the ongoing border dispute between the two states. View More..

Tata Trust launches motorcycle rally for cancer awareness across northeast

    Updated On : Mar 13,2018   6:52 pm
Guwahati, March 13 (IANS) With the northeastern states of India recording a high cancer prevalence rate, Tata Trust and the Cachar Cancer Hospital, in collaboration with several other organisations, have embarked on a motorcycle rally across the seven states to make people aware about the disease and sensitise the patients. View More..

'Instead of segregating, bring regional films under one umbrella'

    Updated On : Mar 13,2018   6:04 pm
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) India's diverse regional film industry has the power to add to Indian cinema's growth, and so, it must be brought under one umbrella for it to leave a larger impact, says Madhu Chopra of Purple Pebble Pictures, which has backed movies in Bhojpuri, Marathi, Punjabi, Sikkimese, Assamese and Bengali. View More..

Assam's exotic items to get GI tag, says Minister

    Updated On : Mar 13,2018   12:04 am
Guwahati, March 13 (IANS) The BJP-led Assam government proposes to add Geographical Indicator (GI) tag to the traditional items of Assam, which are all indigenous to Assam but are marketed in the national and global markets, said a state Minister on Monday. View More..

Assam budget proposes to set up North East Foundation

    Updated On : Mar 12,2018   11:52 pm
Guwahati, March 12 (IANS) The 2018-19 Budget for Assam proposes to establish a North East Foundation, which will act as a think tank for the region, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday. View More..

Ex-Nagaland CM Zeliang seeks fresh date to appear before NIA

    Updated On : Mar 12,2018   10:54 pm
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The NIA on Monday summoned former Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang for questioning in connection with an alleged "tax collection and terror funding" case while the leader through a letter to the agency expressed his inability to appear due to assembly session beginning on Tuesday and sought a fresh date. View More..

Extra-judicial killing in Manipur: SC asks SIT to expedite probe

    Updated On : Mar 12,2018   8:52 pm
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI's) SIT to expedite the probe into alleged extra-judicial killings and fake encounters by the army, Assam Rifles and police in Manipur. View More..

Rs 2,149 cr deficit budget tabled in Assam

    Updated On : Mar 12,2018   6:12 pm
Guwahati, March 12 (IANS) Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday tabled a Rs 2,149.04 crore-deficit budget that focussed, among others, on setting up new educational institutions and improvement of roads and infrastructure, officials said. View More..

NIA summons ex-Nagaland CM in 'terror funding' case

    Updated On : Mar 12,2018   12:22 pm
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The NIA has summoned former Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang for questioning in connection with an alleged "tax collection and terror funding" case, an official said on Monday. View More..

16 kg gold valued at Rs 4.81 cr seized, one held

    Updated On : Mar 10,2018   5:52 pm
Kolkata, March 10 (IANS) About 16 kg gold, valued at Rs 4.81 crore, being smuggled into India through the India-Myanmar border, was seized in Manipur and one person apprehended, an official said here on Saturday. View More..

Bangladesh President winds up visit to northeast

    Updated On : Mar 10,2018   5:22 pm
Guwahati, March 10 (IANS) Bangladesh President Md. Abdul Hamid on Saturday wound up his visit to India's northeast on a nostalgic note. View More..

Tripura ends CPI-M tedium by trading decency for false El Dorado (Comment: Special to IANS)

    Updated On : Mar 10,2018   12:00 pm
The extraordinary feat the BJP has pulled off leaves one breathless. Which other Chief Minister in the country will have a decorated Director General of Police, B.L. Vohra, write in his book, "Tripura's Bravehearts", "Manik Sarkar was definitely unlike any Chief Ministers whom I had seen, met, worked with and heard about.... He was honest personally and that had percolated down to all echelons of the government -- again one cannot find many examples of his ilk unfortunately in the country." This level of decency has been traded by the Tripura electorate for mobs who pull down statues. View More..