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Cashless transaction: 'Jonbeel Mela' keeps barter trade alive

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   8:34 pm
Jagiroad, Morigaon (Assam), Jan 20 (IANS) Amid the initial pangs of demonetisation and cashless economy, people in central Assam's Morigaon district on Friday witnessed the ancient mode of transactions -- the barter system. View More..

Former Assam minister grilled by anti-corruption sleuths

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   8:34 pm
Guwahati, Jan 20 (IANS) Sleuths of the anti-corruption department of Assam on Friday grilled former Social Welfare Minister Akon Bora for his alleged involvement in an over Rs 2,000 crore scam. View More..

India's Myanmar envoy poses with declared terrorist on Naga new year day

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   7:44 pm
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) In an obvious diplomatic faux pas, the Indian envoy to Myanmar, Vikram Misri, has been pictured along with top members of the banned NSCN-Khaplang faction, including its "military commander" Niki Sumi, who has a bounty of Rs 10 lakh on his head. View More..

Gogoi says Assam Governor turning Raj Bhavan into RSS office (Lead - correcting intro)

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   6:06 pm
Guwahati, Jan 20 (IANS) Accusing Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit of acting on behalf of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday said the Raj Bhavan here is gradually turning into an RSS office. View More..

Gogoi says Assam Governor turning Raj Bhavan into RSS office

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   5:42 pm
Guwahati, Jan 20 (IANS) Accusing Assam government Banwarilal Purohit of acting on behalf of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday said the Raj Bhavan here is gradually turning into an RSS office. View More..

Now Assamese say ban on Bulbuli fights marring Bihu fun

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   11:42 am
Guwahati, Jan 20 (IANS) Come January and there's festivity in the air in the northeastern state of Assam. With the harvest season coming to an end, it's time for feasts, bonfires, makeshift huts, "Bulbuli fights" and much more -- it's Bhogali Bihu time! View More..

Assam to have 'Skill City' soon: Minister

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   11:38 pm
Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) The Assam government has decided to establish a Skill City in the state, said Assam's Skill Development, Employment and Entrepreneurship Minister, Chandra Mohan Patowary, on Thursday. View More..

Assam Rifles personnel nab 13 NSCN-IM cadres, recover arms

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   8:42 pm
Dimapur (Nagaland), Jan 19 (IANS) Assam Rifles personnel deployed in remote Mon district of Nagaland have arrested 13 armed cadres belonging to the Isak Muivah faction of the NSCN and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from their possession, a defence official said on Thursday. View More..

Assam tea garden workers demand subsidised rations, cash payments

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   8:04 pm
Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) Hundreds of tea garden workers took to the streets in different parts of the state on Thursday in protest against the anti-people policies of the BJP government and demanded continuation of the subsidised rations for them and immediate roll back of cashless payment. View More..

Boxer Mandeep shines at youth nationals

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   7:04 pm
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Former world junior champion Mandeep Kaur of Punjab defeated Madhya Pradesh's Gazal Mariya Mathew to reach the quarter-finals of the women's featherweight (52 kilogram) division at the National Youth boxing championship here on Thursday. View More..

Assam refinery sends wax consignments to Thailand and Hong Kong

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   6:54 pm
Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) Assam's Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has achieved yet another milestone in wax marketing. View More..

Sonowal launches housing scheme for poor

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   5:02 pm
Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday launched the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) to provide a secure house to every rural family. View More..

Rajnath promises more paramilitary forces for Manipur

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   3:26 pm
Imphal, Jan 19 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday promised more central paramilitary forces to Manipur which has been reeling under an economic blockade since November 1. View More..

Bengal, Himachal, Jharkhand boxers shine at youth nationals

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   7:04 pm
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Pugilists from West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh and Jharkhand outpunched their respective opponents to enter the quarter-finals of the Youth Men's and Women's National Boxing Championships here on Wednesday. View More..

Assam Governor draws flake for terming Lachit as 'saviour of Hindus'

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   6:36 pm
Guwahati, Jan 18 (IANS) Assam Governor Banowarilal Purohit on Wednesday drew flak from the opposition Congress for terming Ahom general Lachit Borphukan as a "saviour of Hindutva". View More..

Congressmen protest in Shillong against note ban; face counter-protest

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   6:32 pm
Shillong, Jan 18 (IANS) Congress supporters, led by party legislators in Meghalaya, on Wednesday rallied at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) office here to protest against demonetisation. View More..

All roads lead to Jaipur as JLF countdown begins (Curtain-raiser)

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   5:52 pm
Jaipur, Jan 18 (IANS) With just hours to go for the Jaipur Literature Festival to kick-off as legendary lyricist Gulzar, American poet Anne Waldman, mystic Sadhguru and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurate the five-day event here Thursday, it is an overwhelming setting here marked by the presence of several literary heavyweights as also book lovers. View More..

Magic bullets of DNA for low cost breast cancer detection

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   5:50 pm
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian scientists have designed high precision DNA probes for breast cancer detection, which they claim can bring down costs of diagnostics ten-fold. View More..

SC to hear Assam liquor retailers' plea on order modification

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   5:44 pm
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court will on February 3 hear a plea by liquor retailers in Assam for modification of an apex court order last year that banned the sale of liquor within 500 metres on either side of the national and state highways across the country. View More..

Rajnath to meet Manipur CM over economic blockade

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   10:20 am
Imphal, Jan 18 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh will meet Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Wednesday to discuss the protracted economic blockade along the two national highways in the state. View More..