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Aadhar card mandatory for subsidised foodgrains to : Centre to HC

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   8:48 pm
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Central government on Monday told the Delhi High Court that the Aadhaar card was made mandatory for getting subsidised food grain through the Public Distribution System as this was not reaching the poor. View More..

Arunachal, Assam firm on fast-tracking Subansiri hydro project

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   8:46 pm
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Both Assam and Arunachal on Monday assured the Centre that the 2,000-Megawatt Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project will be put back on the track to ensure no further delay. View More..

Cows to have Unique Identification Number, Supreme Court told

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   8:36 pm
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court was informed on Monday that every cow and its progeny will be given a Unique Identification Number (UIN) and will be kept at shelter homes run by state governments in every district after they cease to give milk. View More..

Northeast no more a nursery, it's a football factory: Mizoram CM

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   4:54 pm
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Monday backed former India football team captain Baichung Bhutia's comment on the northeast no more being a nursery of the game but a leader, saying it's not only his state but also Manipuri and Assam that have come of age at the national level. View More..

Himanta Sarma elected badminton federation chief (Lead, changing dateline)

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   10:40 pm
Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI) at an executive committee meeting held here on Sunday. View More..

Sonowal appeals for help in reviving Assam paper mills

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   9:26 pm
Guwahati, April 23 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for help to revive the Ashok, Nagaon and Cachar Paper Mills, saying their resumption will provide a boost to the state's rural economy. View More..

Tamil Nadu farmers call off Delhi protest till May 25

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   9:00 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Farmers from Tamil Nadu, holding a protest at the Jantar Mantar here from the last 41 days to draw attention to their plight, on Sunday suspended their protests till May 25 after state Chief Minister K. Palaniswami assured them that he will take up their demands including that of loan waiver with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. View More..

NSE IPO: The most eagerly awaited show after 'Baahubali-2'

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   6:40 pm
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) While movie lovers are hotly debating as to why Kattappa killed Baahubali, stock market investors appear to be eagerly looking forward to the big ticket Rs 10,000 crore-plus IPO of the National Stock Exchange (NSE). View More..

Three northeastern districts awarded in Centre's flagship schemes

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   3:46 pm
Agartala/Guwahati, April 22 (IANS) Three districts in Assam, Tripura and Mizoram got awards for the execution of the central government's flagship schemes in agriculture and the power sector, officials said on Saturday. View More..

My socio-political awareness reflects in my work: Farhan Akhtar

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   3:22 pm
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Filmmaker-actor Farhan Akhtar says as a creative person, he has a socio-political consciousness and that reflects in his work. View More..

BJP's poll strategist predicts Congress' downfall in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   2:16 pm
Shillong, April 22 (IANS) Predicting Meghalaya's Congress-led government's downfall, BJP poll strategist Himanta Biswa Sarma has shown confidence that his party will win the people's mandate in the state in 2018. View More..

Meghalaya CM is not performing at all: BJP leader

    Updated On : Apr 21,2017   9:48 pm
Shillong, April 21 (IANS) In a scathing attack on the Congress-led government in Meghalaya, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday held Chief Minister Mukul Sangma responsible for the underdevelopment of the state. View More..

Pedalling through Majuli to feel the soul of world's largest river island

    Updated On : Apr 21,2017   12:04 pm
Majuli (Assam), April 21 (IANS) Majuli, the world's largest inhabited river island, is famous for the many features unique to it -- the Neo-Vaishnavite "Satras" (institutional centres) dating back to the 15th century, the colourful yet simple lifestyle and culture of the Mising tribe, the art of mask-making, and the even more ancient art of pottery practised by villagers. View More..

Everything is fair in love and war: Ram Madhav on Kashmir situation

    Updated On : Apr 20,2017   10:50 pm
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The idea of using a Kashmiri man as a human shield against angry stonepelters in Kashmir by a young army officer was the right thing as everything is fair in love and war, BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav said on Thursday. View More..

Assam may launch service to ferry bodies from hospital: Minister

    Updated On : Apr 19,2017   10:10 pm
Guwahati, April 19 (IANS) Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said the state government may consider starting a service to send bodies back from hospitals. View More..

SC to examine validity of law granting citizenship to pre-1971 migrants from Bangladesh.

    Updated On : Apr 19,2017   8:56 pm
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A five judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court will examine constitutional validity of the Citizenship Act's Section 6A providing granting citizenship to migrants from then East Pakistan who had crossed over to India before March 25, 1971. View More..

Assam to make Assamese mandatory till Class 10

    Updated On : Apr 19,2017   5:26 pm
Guwahati, April 19 (IANS) Assamese will be made a mandatory subject in all schools in Assam till Class 10, Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday. View More..

Assam CM orders probe on youth carrying kin's body on cycle

    Updated On : Apr 19,2017   1:14 pm
Guwahati, April 19 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the Directorate of Health Services to rush to Majuli and probe the circumstances in which a youth had to carry the dead body of his relative on a bicycle from hospital to his village. View More..

Oil tankers ambushed along Manipur highway

    Updated On : Apr 18,2017   1:16 pm
Imphal, April 18 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen, suspected to be Kuki tribal militants, opened fire at oil tankers on Tuesday morning in Manipur's Kangpokpi district. The attack caused no casualty, the police said. View More..

Two poachers killed in Assam national park

    Updated On : Apr 18,2017   11:20 am
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) At least two poachers were killed by forest guards in Assam's Orang national park on Tuesday, an official said. View More..