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A motorcycle rally being brought out by the All Assam Students’ Union to generate awareness among the masses about the NRC update process, in Guwahati on Saturday. – UB Photos
BJP clarifies on Naga peace accord
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS): In the line of Opposition fire for allegedly keeping the nation in the dark about the Naga peace accord, the BJP said on Saturday that the Centre had taken the Nagaland Chief Minister onboard while firming up the accord and a ...

Soldier killed in gunfight on LoC
Srinagar, Aug 9 (IANS): A soldier was killed and three others were injured in a gunbattle on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, an official said on Saturday. ...

Amarnath Yatra suspended for second day
Jammu, Aug 9 (IANS): The ongoing annual Hindu pilgrimage Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir was suspended for the second day on Sunday after the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed due to heavy rainfall. ...

IS executes 300 civil servants in Mosul
Mosul, Aug 9 (IANS): A firing squad of the Islamic State terrorist group on Saturday executed at least 300 civil servants who worked for the Iraqi Supreme Electoral Commission at a military camp in Iraqi city of Mosul, according to witnesses and secu ...

Centre to reduce number of criteria
GUWAHATI, Aug 8 - Hinting that the six agitating communities of Assam had a ‘good’ chance of getting Scheduled Tribe (ST) status, Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram today said that the Centre would bring down the number of criteria for schedulin ...

Rijiju flays NE Cong CMs’ stand
GUWAHATI, Aug 8 - Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju today hit back at the Congress leadership, alleging that the chief ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur had made a U-turn on the issue of the peace agreement between the Cen ...

Bogibeel bridge set for opening by June 2017
DIBRUGARH, Aug 8 - The Rs 6,000-crore Bogibeel bridge project is slowly heading towards completion twenty-two months from now. Once opened for road and rail traffic, the bridge is all set to revolutionise social and commercial life in North-east Indi ...

Woman councillor among 4 BJP members held
GUWAHATI, Aug 8 - Four Bharatiya Janata Party members, including a woman councillor, were today arrested by the police in connection with the case that was registered after miscreants prevented the installation of the statue of Don Bosco at Bharalumu ...

Gogoi meets Sonia over Naga Accord
NEW DELHI Aug 8 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today called on Congress president Sonia Gandhi to discuss the Naga peace accord. The three Congress chief ministers of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh had yesterday met vice president Rahul Gandhi an ...

Sonowal accuses State govt of corruption
MORIGAON, Aug 8 - Union Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare Sarbananda Sonowal today said the BJP would provide a corruption-free and effective Tiwa Autonomous Council (TAC), provided the electorate voted the party’s candidates. ...

National Book Trust to take NE folk tales to global stage
GUWAHATI, Aug 8 - National Book Trust (NBT), India, will give special emphasis to bring the languages, folk tales and traditions of communities from the north-eastern region to the global platform and also focus on reviving the literature of language ...

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