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Artistes performing a traditional dance during the Suwori Tribal festival, which coincides with the Rongali Bihu, at Boko on Friday. – UB Photos
Cabinet approves ordinance: Death for raping children below 12
NEW DELHI, April 21 - The Union Cabinet today approved an ordinance that provides for death penalty to those convicted of raping a child below the age of 12 and life term for raping a girl below age of 16. ...

Properties of fugitive economic offenders to be confiscated
NEW DELHI, April 21 - In a bid to bring back defaulters of huge bank loans who escape to refuges abroad, the Union Cabinet today approved an ordinance that would provide for attachment and confiscation of properties of the economic offenders. ...

Concern over slow progress of Kaladan project
GUWAHATI, April 21 - The Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project is vital for improving the connectivity to the northeastern region and also for the success of the Act East Policy. But the slow progress of implementation of the project is a matt ...

Sattra Mahasabha to withdraw petition from JPC
GUWAHATI, April 21 - Under fire for its controversial petition before the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, the Asom Sattra Mahasabha today suspended its general secretary Kusum Kumar Mahanta and vice president ...

State govt for filling up vacant ACS, APS posts
GUWAHATI, April 21 - With the increasing number of arrests of ACS, APS and allied service officials in the recent months leaving a vacuum in the administrative functioning, the State government has now asked the Department of Personnel and Training t ...

Manipur chopper service from May 15
IMPHAL, April 21 - Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has said that the much-awaited helicopter service will be launched from May 15 this year. ...

Gas-based industry feasible in Tripura: ONGC official
AGARTALA, April 21 - ONGC’s Tripura Asset Manager GK Singha Ray is hopeful of setting up medium and small scale industries based on natural gas in Tripura to address the unemployment problem. ...

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