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Activists of various organisations staging a rail blockade demanding stoppage of the Intercity Express at Simen Chapori railway station in Dhemaji district, on Monday. – UB Photos
Call to replace Assam Rifles with ITBP
GUWAHATI, Aug 12 - The Task Force constituted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to study the problems in guarding the international border with Myanmar and to suggest measures to improve it has recommended replacement of the Assam Rifles with Indo-Tibe ...

Work permit regime will help identify foreigners
NEW DELHI, Aug 12 - Even as speakers stressed on publication of White Papers at regular intervals on implementation of Assam Accord, former Home Secretary GK Pillai stressed on switching over to work permit regime to identify foreigners. ...

OIL profit rises sans subsidy
NEW DELHI, Aug 12 - The Oil India Limited (OIL) financial result for the first quarter of the current fiscal is a mixed bag. ...

Sushma targets Rahul, Rajiv
NEW DELHI, Aug 12 - The campaign for the ouster of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was today met with a strong counter-offensive when she launched a no-holds-barred attack on Congress accusing it of having taken money to help Ottavio Quattroc ...

Stringent bonds for MBBS, PG students
GUWAHATI, Aug 12 - The State government is contemplating to make the provisions of the bonds signed by MBBS and PG medical degree students more stringent as part of an effort to deal with the shortage of qualified doctors in Assam and to ensure easie ...

400 projects taken up for rural development
GUWAHATI, Aug 12 - The State government has taken up 400 projects during the last five years for development of rural infrastructure in Assam under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund of NABARD. ...

Check gate revenue going down: Govt
GUWAHATI, Aug 12 - State Transport Minister Ajit Singh today informed the State Assembly that the revenue collection from the check gates has gone down in recent years following Supreme Court’s ban on over-loading of transport vehicles and coal minin ...

Shortcomings in Majuli dossier
NEW DELHI, Aug 12 - The Assam government’s dossier nominating Majuli Island as a World Heritage Site to UNESCO suffers from three main deficiencies. Coordination among concerned departments of the Central government was also found wanting. ...

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