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Devotees performing the traditional Deodhani dance at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati on Tuesday. – UB Photos
Assam school to send 20 students to NASA
Guwahati, Aug 19 (IANS): Days after the Assam government withdrew the scheme for sending meritorious students on an educational tour to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the US, a private school in Assam has announced that i ...

Kidnapped BSF troopers handed over to India
Agartala, Aug 19 (IANS): Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has handed over two injured Indian troopers to the Border Security Force (BSF) after they were kidnapped by Bangladeshi smugglers, police said here on Wednesday. ...

Modi, Hasina attend Suvra Mukherjee's cremation
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS): President Pranab Mukherjee's wife Suvra Mukherjee was cremated here on Wednesday, the event attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina among others. ...

Pak invites J&K separatist leaders for talks
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS): Separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday said the Pakistan envoy in New Delhi has invited them for talks with Pakistan National Advisor Sartaj Aziz before he holds talks with his Indian counterpart. ...

Pak Army violates LoC ceasefire again
Jammu, Aug 19 (IANS): The Pakistan Army opened fire at Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir overnight, military officials said on Wednesday. ...

9 State rivers to fall under nat’l waterways
NEW DELHI, Aug 18 - Decks have been cleared for declaration of nine rivers of the State as national waterways, with the Parliamentary panel endorsing the Assam government’s recommendation. ...

India asks Myanmar to hand over Khaplang, 3 others
NEW DELHI, Aug 18 - India has asked Myanmar to hand over four top leaders of Naga outfit NSCN-K, including its chief SS Khaplang, holding them responsible for the killing of 18 Army soldiers in Manipur on June 4. ...

Tiwa Council polls today
MORIGAON, Aug 18 - As many as 746 polling officials rushed to 190 polling stations located in various parts of Morigaon district today, while another 300 polling and presiding officers remained in reserve for the Tiwa Autonomous Council poll which wi ...

Naga accord first step towards solution: Ravi
GUWAHATI, Aug 18 - The Government of India has cleared the first step towards solution of the Naga political problem by signing the peace accord with the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (IM), and now the aim is to engage all other groups includ ...

Tezpur boy secures 8th rank in AIPMT
TEZPUR, Aug 18 - For the first time in the history of the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), a student from the north-eastern region has been able to grab a position among the top ten rank holders. The AIPMT results were declared on August 17. ...

President’s wife passes away
NEW DELHI, Aug 18 - Suvra Mukherjee, wife of President Pranab Mukherjee, died here this morning, 11 days after she was hospitalised in a critical condition. ...

PMO steps in to settle OROP issue
NEW DELHI, Aug 18 - Stepping in to pacify agitating ex-servicemen over the ‘One Rank One Pension’ issue, the Prime Minister’s Office today held talks with representatives of the protesters who have agreed not to escalate their agitation for the next ...

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