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Children performing Bihu dance during a workshop at Kamalabri in Majuli, on Tuesday. – UB Photos
Pakistan-India Indus water talks delayed
Islamabad, April 13 (IANS): The Secretary-level talks between Pakistan and India on the Indus Water Treaty in Washington have been delayed, a media report said on Thursday. ...

SC issues notice on BSP's plea for EVMs with paper trail
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the Centre and the Election Commission on a plea by the BSP that EVMs should be used in polls along with the Voter Verifiable Paper Trail (VVPAT) as directed by the apex court ...

BJP retains Himachal Assembly seat in by-poll
Shimla, April 13 (IANS): The opposition BJP on Thursday retained the Bhoranj Assembly seat in Himachal Pradesh, its stronghold, in the by-poll, an election official said. ...

H-1B visas help uplift welfare of Americans: Study
New York, April 13 (IANS): Even as uncertainty continues to mount over H-1B visa regulations promised by US President Donald Trump, a new study has found that foreign computer scientists granted such visas have helped increase welfare of Americans. ...

CM urges PM to seal Indo-Bangla border
NEW DELHI, April 12 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take immediate measures to complete the sealing of the Indo-Bangladesh border to stop influx once and for all. ...

Modi slams Opp for blocking OBC panel
NEW DELHI, April 12 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi today accused opposition parties of denying backward castes their rights by blocking the passage of a bill, which accords constitutional status to the OBC commission, in the Rajya Sabha. ...

Key accused in excise scam arrested
GUWAHATI, April 12 - Bonty Gogoi Pegu, one of the key accused in the multi-crore-rupee tax evasion case in the excise department, was today arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department. ...

AASU concern over NRC update
GUWAHATI, April 12 - Voicing its concern over the ongoing updating process of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the All Assam Students Union (AASU) today demanded formation of dedicated cells at every district under the deputy commissioners. ...

Minister’s ‘Bihu gift’
GUWAHATI, April 12 - The Sarbananda Sonowal-led government that came to power with promises of bringing ‘parivartan’, including a promise to tackle corruption and nepotism, seems to have lost its way within less a year of assuming charge with an offi ...

China warns of negative impact on border row
BEIJING, April 12 - China today warned India that the Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh will have ‘negative impact’ on the settlement of the border dispute and accused New Delhi of violating its commitment on the Tibet issue. ...

Aadhar cards in Assam after NRC update
GUWAHATI, April 12 - The formal process of issuing Aadhar cards in Assam will start only after the completion of updating of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), while, the process is making good progress in the other states of the region barring ...

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