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Northeast Frontier Railway started a Roll on Roll off (RoRo) service to carry trucks loaded with fuel on flat-wagon goods train to mitigate the fuel crisis in Tripura, on Wednesday. – UB Photos
Silk database to protect indigenous knowledge of the Northeast
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS): Aimed at easing access to silk-related web resources, a portal on sericulture designed by Indian researchers comes with a built-in search engine to enable quick and accurate data mining and also seeks to protect indigenous kno ...

Red Cross Society to shelter shunned Sharmila
Imphal, Aug 11 (IANS): The Indian Red Cross Society will provide shelter to Irom Sharmila, who is being shunned by many in Manipur after she ended her 16-year-long fast against a draconian legislation. ...

Centre tables Bill on extended maternity leave
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS): Union Minister of Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya on Thursday introduced in the Rajya Sabha the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016, that seeks to increase maternity leave benefit for women from 12 to 26 weeks. ...

Hanif Mohammad still alive, says 'misinformed' son
Karachi, Aug 11 (IANS): Former Test cricketer Hanif Mohammad is still alive and his heart beat has been restored, son Shoaib Mohamamd said on Thursday. ...

End 'cross border terrorism', Pakistan daily says
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS): Pakistan must recognise India's security concerns and clamp down all those involved in "cross-border terrorism", a leading Pakistani daily said on Thursday. ...

Call to chalk out plan to tackle floods
GUWAHATI, Aug 10 - Members of the State Assembly cutting across party lines today made a strong pitch for long-term scientific planning and implementation to tackle the worsening problem of flood and erosion in Assam. ...

Rhino horn verification starts today
GOLAGHAT, Aug 10 - The verification of rhino horns, stored in various treasuries of Assam since 1980, will start from tomorrow. The verification includes checking genuineness besides updating the complete inventory of rhino horns in the custody of th ...

Security at NE airports, oil installations stepped up
GUWAHATI, Aug 10 - With the possibility of attacks from militants not being ruled out, security in all the airports as well as the vital oil installations in the northeastern region have been beefed up and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) ...

LeT orchestrating Kashmir unrest: NIA
NEW DELHI, Aug 10 - In a new twist to the turmoil in Kashmir, the NIA today claimed it was being orchestrated by Pakistan-based LeT and that it was gathering further evidence of the terror group’s role in fuelling the unrest, triggered by the encount ...

Demand to shift Tea Board HQ to Guwahati
GUWAHATI, Aug 10 - Shifting of the Tea Board of India headquarters to Guwahati should be viewed as an integral part of the Act East Policy of the Government of India. For, the Act East Policy is adopted by the Union Government to provide the northeas ...

Post Kokrajhar terror attack, tourism dept’s plan takes a hit
GUWAHATI, Aug 10 - With Assam once again back in the headlines for a ghastly act of terror, the State Tourism department’s renewed big-ticket plans to woo domestic and international tourists towards brand ‘Awesome Assam’ through a popular celebrity o ...

65 State MLAs spent less than 50 pc of upper limit
GUWAHATI, Aug 10 - Of the 126 MLAs of the State, 65 have declared election expenses of less than 50 per cent of the maximum limit in their respective constituencies. ...

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