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Centre appoints team on Assam-Mizoram border dispute

    Updated On : Mar 20,2018   11:04 pm
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry on Tuesday appointed a team to find cause of border dispute between Assam and Mizoram in the context of recent incidents earlier this month. View More..

Centre to evaluate progress of Jute-ICARE: Official (Lead, Correcting para 3)

    Updated On : Mar 20,2018   9:12 pm
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) The Centre is likely to appoint an agency soon to evaluate the progress of Jute-ICARE project which has already resulted in a higher yield of the crop, helping farmers get better prices for their produce, an official said here on Tuesday. View More..

Centre to evaluate progress of Jute-ICARE: Official

    Updated On : Mar 20,2018   8:10 pm
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) The Centre is expected to appoint an agency soon to evaluate the progress of Jute-ICARE project which has already resulted in a higher yield of the crop helping the farmers fetch better price for their produce, an official said here on Tuesday. View More..

Around 1,500 unregistered child care centres operating in India: NCPCR

    Updated On : Mar 19,2018   6:30 pm
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Around 1,500 unregistered childcare institutes (CCI) are currently running across India, out of which more than 1,100 are operating in Kerala, according to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). View More..

Tripura CM meets PM, seeks special package for state

    Updated On : Mar 19,2018   5:36 pm
New Delhi/Agartala, March 19 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who heads an 11-day-old BJP government in the state, on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a special package to overcome a "severe financial burden" the new government is saddled with, an official said. View More..

Jaitley voices concern financial deficit states of Northeast

    Updated On : Mar 19,2018   12:20 am
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Voicing concern on the financial deficit states of the northeast, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that the Central government will extend full support to reverse the situation in the region, an official statement said on Sunday View More..

36 Himalayan vultures found poisoned to death in Assam

    Updated On : Mar 18,2018   10:16 pm
Guwahati, March 18 (IANS) In a shocking incident, 36 Himalayan vultures were found poisoned to death in Assam's Sivsagar district even as the condition of seven others of the rare species which were rescued by some wildlife lovers are also deteriorating, an official said on Sunday. View More..

Assam's Pabitora sanctuary records 102 one-horned rhinos

    Updated On : Mar 18,2018   9:46 pm
Guwahati, March 18 (IANS) In what might bring cheer to conservators and wildlife lovers, Assam's Pabitara wildlife sanctuary, which just spans 48 square km, has recorded 102 one-horned rhinos. View More..

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..