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States' fiscal deficit Rs 4,93,360 cr in FY16; Rajasthan, UP lead

    Updated On : Jun 24,2017   8:00 pm
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The fiscal deficit of all states was a whopping Rs 4,93,360 crore in 2015-16, with Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh accounting for Rs 1,31,670 crore, or 26 per cent of the total deficit, RBI data showed on Saturday. View More..

Tripura tribal party holds protests backing Gorkhaland

    Updated On : Jun 24,2017   2:50 pm
Agartala, June 24 (IANS) A Tripura tribal party organised rallies in 29 places across the state on Saturday to support the demand for a separate Gorkhaland state in West Bengal's Darjeeling. View More..

Teachers' crisis becoming political hot potato in Tripura

    Updated On : Jun 24,2017   11:08 am
Agartala, June 24 (IANS) Tripura's Left Front government is facing an unprecedented shortage of teachers to run its 5,000 schools from the next academic year beginning in January. View More..

No plans yet to re-enter ceasefire with NSCN-K: Official

    Updated On : Jun 23,2017   9:02 pm
Nongkrem (Meghalaya), June 23 (IANS) The Indian government has no plans to re-enter into a ceasefire agreement with the Myanmar-based National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K), an official said on Friday. View More..

BJP will unite anti-Left votes in Tripura: Assam Minister

    Updated On : Jun 23,2017   5:20 pm
Agartala, June 23 (IANS) The BJP will try to form a rainbow alliance to consolidate anti-Left Front votes to oust the ruling coalition in Tripura in assembly polls in February next year, Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Friday. View More..

Seizures indicate sharp rise in wildlife smuggling to China

    Updated On : Jun 23,2017   3:12 pm
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) There appears to be no let- up in smuggling of live and dead wildlife. In fact, it has seen a sharp increase as indicated by the value of seized "wildlife products" being smuggled to China from India through Nepal and Bhutan. View More..

Regional poets lead Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar

    Updated On : Jun 23,2017   2:20 pm
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Regional language poets dominated the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2017 with sixteen books of poetry along with five short stories, two biographies and one essay that won the award. View More..

Rhino killed in Assam national park

    Updated On : Jun 23,2017   1:12 pm
Guwahati, June 23 (IANS) A one-horned rhino was killed by poachers in Assam's Orang National Park, a forest official said on Friday. View More..

Irked over wife's death, academician wants doctors' licence revoked

    Updated On : Jun 22,2017   10:20 pm
Guwahati, June 22 (IANS) A senior Assam-based academician, whose wife died due to medical negligence at a Delhi-based hospital in 2015, on Thursday urged the Assam Medical Council to cancel the medical licence of the two doctors involved in the treatment of the victim. View More..

Man electrocuted in flood waters, Assam CM orders ex gratia

    Updated On : Jun 22,2017   8:56 pm
Guwahati, June 22 (IANS) One person was electrocuted in flood waters in Guwahati on Thursday, following which Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ordered the release of Rs 6.5 lakh for the bereaved family. View More..

One dead in Assam flash flood

    Updated On : Jun 22,2017   10:00 am
Guwahati, June 22 (IANS) One person died in Assam here as incessant rains caused havoc in the city on Thursday morning. View More..

Musicians rejoice on World Music Day

    Updated On : Jun 21,2017   5:02 pm
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Wishing all music lovers on the occasion of World Music Day on Wednesday, some of the Indian musicians say the celebration of music should not be restricted to one day since the "world breathes music, every moment, everyday". View More..

Modi harps on yoga power as rain plays spoilsport (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jun 21,2017   4:24 pm
Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent some 20 minutes out in drizzle here on Wednesday doing yogic 'asanas' as lakhs of enthusiasts in various states stretched, twisted their bodies and performed breathing exercises on the third International Yoga Day. View More..

Mizoram sees low key yoga day

    Updated On : Jun 21,2017   2:26 pm
Aizawl, June 21 (IANS) The International Yoga Day was observed on Wednesday on a low key in predominantly Christian Mizoram after an influential civil youth group asked people to refrain from doing yoga exercises. View More..

Gunfight ensues between army, militants in Nagaland

    Updated On : Jun 21,2017   1:36 pm
Kohima, June 21 (IANS) A gunfight broke between the Indian Army para commandos and militants in Nagaland's Mon district bordering Myanmar in the early hours of Wednesday, a police official here said. View More..

Nadda launches Mobile Medical Units for Assam tea gardens

    Updated On : Jun 20,2017   8:32 pm
Guwahati, June 20 (IANS) Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday launched 80 Mobile Medical Units (MMUs) for Assam's tea gardens, saying they would make healthcare accessible to the tea garden community. View More..

BJP's Assam alliance partners support Kovind for President

    Updated On : Jun 20,2017   6:46 pm
Guwahati, June 20 (IANS) The BJP's alliance partners in Assam - the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Bodoland Peoples' Front (BPF) - have also decided to extend their support to the NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, it was announced on Tuesday. View More..

Army rescues 200 people from landslide site in Arunachal

    Updated On : Jun 19,2017   8:20 pm
Guwahati, June 19 (IANS) The Army on Monday rescued 200 people, including 70 women and 50 children from a landslide site, near Arunachal Pradesh's Bhalukpong, a defence official said. View More..

Pritam adds Assamese touch to Bollywood song (Lead, correcting name)

    Updated On : Jun 18,2017   5:02 pm
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Composer Pritam Chakraborty has taken inspiration from the melodious Assamese Bihu folk music for a new song in Anurag Basu's Bollywood film "Jagga Jasoos". View More..

Pritam adds Assamese touch to Bollywood song

    Updated On : Jun 18,2017   1:58 pm
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Composer Pritam Chakraborty has taken inspiration from the melodious Assamese Bihu folk music for a new song in Anurag Basu's Bollywood film "Jagga Jasoos". View More..