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A municipal worker fogging a residential area to check the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, at Kachari Basti in Guwahati on Monday. – UB Photos
Modi in Assam to review flood situarion
Guwahati, Aug 1 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived in Assam for a day-long visit to review the flood situation in the State which has resulted in the deaths of 76 persons. ...

Won't allow anyone to split Chinese territory: Xi Jinping
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS): Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said China cannot let a single piece of its territory split and won't allow anyone to damage its sovereignty. ...

Steps being taken to control illegal migrants: Rijiju
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS): The government is taking steps to ensure illegal migrants do not enter the country in large numbers and change the demography, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told Lok Sabha on Tuesday. ...

Vanzara, Dinesh discharged in Sohrabuddin 'encounter' case
Mumbai, Aug 1 Aug 1 (IANS): A special CBI court here on Tuesday discharged former Gujarat top cops DG Vanzara and MN Dinesh in the sensational Sohrabuddin Sheikh 'fake encounter killing' case of 2005 in Ahmedabad. ...

Amit Shah warns party MPs not to skip Parliament
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS): BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday warned party MPs not to skip Parliament during the rest of the monsoon session, a day after the government suffered embarrassment when the opposition ensured passage of amendments to a Const ...

ONGC waiting for 12 years for Tripura gas exploration nod
Agartala, Aug 1 (IANS): State-owned ONGC has, for the last 12 years, not been able to proceed with its gas exploration work in a vital reserve in Tripura due to lack of environmental clearance, causing a huge revenue loss. ...

BJP buying voters in Tripura: CPI-M
Agartala, Aug 1 (IANS): The BJP is giving away electronic gadgets to voters in Tripura before the assembly polls, a CPI-M leader alleged, a charge denied by the BJP. ...

Modi to visit State today to review flood problem
GUWAHATI, July 31 - The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is aware of the damages caused by floods and erosion in Assam as breaking away from the tradition, different Central Government agencies, which are not directly or indirectly involved with floods, ...

State seeks Rs 200 cr from Central govt
GUWAHATI, July 31 - The State Agriculture Department has sought Rs 200 crore from the Centre in view of the large-scale damage to the agriculture sector in the devastating flood, said Agriculture Minister Atul Bora today. ...

Centre taking steps for small tea growers: Nirmala
NEW DELHI, July 31 - The Central government has already amended the Tea (Marketing) Control Order, 2003, vide notification S.O.21 dated January 3, thereby providing for establishment of mini tea factories by small tea growers, association of small te ...

Pramila urges Centre to deploy spl task force in Kaziranga, Orang
NEW DELHI, July 31 - Under attack from the National Green Tribunal (NGT), State Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma has urged the Centre to immediately sanction the creation of a Special Task Force (STF) for deployment in the Kaziranga National Park ...

PWD plans instant repair of potholes
GUWAHATI, July 31 - With prolonged inclement weather coupled with shortage of stone chips hampering repair of dilapidated roads in the State, the Public Works Department has now decided to switch over to a non-conventional method of restoring a road. ...

Had to quit alliance on graft issue: Nitish
PATNA, July 31 - Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said he had no option but to walk out of the grand alliance as continuing in it would have meant compromising with corruption. ...

Govt to fill up 626 posts of headmasters: Himanta
GUWAHATI, July 31 - The State government will fill up the vacant posts of 626 headmasters and 146 assistant headmasters on August 7. ...

Rains likely in next few days
GUWAHATI, July 31 - Light and heavy rains are expected to make the rising temperatures in parts of the NE region dip in the next few days. ...

Transgression by China in Uttarakhand
NEW DELHI, July 31 - Chinese troops entered one kilometre into Indian territory and threatened shepherds grazing cattle in the Barahoti area of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, officials said today. ...

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