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IAF Sukhoi jet goes missing near Indo-China border (Third Lead)

    Updated On : May 23,2017   9:12 pm
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi-30 fighter jet with two pilots on board went missing from near the Indo-China border in Assam on Tuesday morning. A search has been launched to trace the aircraft and pilots. View More..

NIA sentences 3 to life in Assam terror funding case

    Updated On : May 23,2017   8:34 pm
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) A special National Investigation Agency court here on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment three convicts of the Dima Hasao terror funding case and awarded eight to 12 years' imprisonment to 11 others convicted in the case. View More..

CBSE looking into Bengal's grievance over NEET: Official

    Updated On : May 23,2017   6:16 pm
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is looking into West Bengal government's complaint with the board over the discrepancy in the Bengali question paper for NEET, an official said on Tuesday. View More..

IAF Sukhoi jet goes missing near Indo-China border

    Updated On : May 23,2017   6:04 pm
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi-30 fighter jet with two pilots on board went missing from near the Indo-China border in Assam on Tuesday morning. View More..

Centre plans to upgrade ship repairing facilities at 7 ports

    Updated On : May 23,2017   5:30 pm
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) The Central government has identified ship repairing facilities of seven ports for upgradation into modern units in collaboration with the Cochin Shipyard, a top official said here. View More..

Escaping ethnic trouble, 280 Myanmar tribals seek shelter in Mizoram

    Updated On : May 23,2017   4:32 pm
Aizawl, May 23 (IANS) At least 280 people, mostly women and children, from Myanmar have taken shelter in two villages in Mizoram allegedly fearing ethnic trouble at home, an official said here on Tuesday. View More..

Centre plans to upgrade ship repairing at 7 ports

    Updated On : May 23,2017   4:30 pm
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) The central government has identified ship repairing facilities of seven ports for upgradation into modern units in collaboration with Cochin Shipyard, a top official said here. View More..

IAF Sukhoi jet goes missing near China border

    Updated On : May 23,2017   4:27 pm
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) A Sukhoi-30MKI multi-role fighter jet with two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots on board went missing on Tuesday near the border with China after taking off from the Tezpur base camp in Assam. View More..

IAF Sukhoi jet loses radar, radio contact in Assam

    Updated On : May 23,2017   2:56 pm
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) An Indian Air Force Sukhoi-30MKI jet went missing on Tuesday after taking off from the Tezpur base camp in Assam, sources said. View More..

Number of tax slabs should reduce over time, says GST Council official

    Updated On : May 22,2017   10:08 pm
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The number of tax slabs should be reduced to one to two over a period of time, a top Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council official said on Monday. View More..

Court pronounces 14 guilty in Assam terror funding scam

    Updated On : May 22,2017   9:46 pm
Guwahati, May 22 (IANS) A special NIA court on Monday convicted 14 persons accused in a Rs 1,000 crore terror funding scam that rocked Assam nearly a decade ago. View More..

BJP plans grand 'Modifest' in 900 cities to mark three years

    Updated On : May 22,2017   5:18 pm
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The ruling BJP has planned a grand 'Modifest' in 900 cities across the country between May 26 to June 15 to highlight the central government's achievements in the three years of the Narendra Modi government. View More..

Parineeta to play politician in 'Ek Tha Raja...'

    Updated On : May 22,2017   5:10 pm
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actress Parineeta Borthakur of "Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur" fame has joined the cast of "Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani" as a politician. View More..

Tough to make independent films on insurgency: National Award winner

    Updated On : May 22,2017   4:38 pm
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Jaicheng Jai Dohutia, who directed the National Film Award-winning Moran movie "Haanduk", says as a filmmaker it is not easy to make independent films on topics like insurgency. View More..

Childbearing expenses push 47% of women into poverty

    Updated On : May 22,2017   1:06 pm
Catastrophic maternal healthcare expenses push 46.6 per cent mothers in India into poverty -- with the illiterate being especially susceptible -- according to a December 2016 study by researchers from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R). The expenses include childbirth, antenatal care and postnatal care expenses. View More..

Why coalitions among NE militant groups won't work (Comment: Special to IANS)

    Updated On : May 22,2017   11:02 am
Chronic attacks of the insurgency virus for decades has made the people of northeast apparently immune to the scourge. The relentless operations by security agencies have forced some of the militant groups to surrender or to run away to alien lands which they use as shelter -- and to employ hit-and-run tactics in the region. View More..

Job aspirants create ruckus at Bengal railway station

    Updated On : May 21,2017   6:04 pm
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), May 21 (IANS) Hundreds of candidates appearing in exams for government jobs on Sunday created a ruckus at the New Jalpaiguri Junction railway station in West Bengal on not finding enough seats on trains, a Railway Protection Force official said. View More..

Meghalaya Chief Secretary to contest conviction in coal scam case

    Updated On : May 21,2017   2:20 pm
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Secretary K.S. Kropha, who was convicted in a coal block allocation case, on Sunday said he would file an appeal in a higher court. View More..

Sports ministry to launch talent search portal

    Updated On : May 20,2017   5:44 pm
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Union Sports Ministry will launch a portal to search for young talent in different Olympic disciplines, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel said here on Saturday. View More..

India will lose 2,305 sq km forest cover by 2025: Study

    Updated On : May 20,2017   3:08 pm
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) A staggering 2,305 sq km of forest cover in northeast India and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands -- slightly more than the size of Mauritius -- could disappear by 2025, a simulation study by ISRO scientists has predicted. View More..