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Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma presenting an all-season drumstick sapling to Education Minister Deborah C Marak at Songsak of East Garo Hills district in Meghalaya on Monday. – UB Photos
State may not meet rice output target this year
GUWAHATI, Aug 21 - The State is unlikely to meet the rice production target set for this year due to the flood fury, with the agriculture department estimating that the shortfall could be to the tune of 6 lakh metric tonnes. ...

SC verdict on ‘triple talaq’ today
NEW DELHI, Aug 21 - The Supreme Court would tomorrow pronounce a historic judgement on the controversial issue of whether the practice of ‘triple talaq’ among Muslims is fundamental to the religion. ...

Doklam standoff may continue for a while
GUWAHATI, Aug 21 - The standoff between India and China in Doka-La (Doklam) may continue for a while despite the efforts to resolve the crisis through diplomatic and other channels as Chinese troops have set up tents near the standoff point and it se ...

State to have flood warning system soon
GUWAHATI, Aug 21 - State Water Resources Minister Keshab Mahanta today said that there had been 26 breaches on embankments in 15 districts during the recent floods, with the maximum number of ten breaches occurring in Majuli. ...

Modi, Shah meet CMs of BJP-ruled states
NEW DELHI, Aug 21 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah met chief ministers and deputy chief ministers of BJP-ruled states here this evening to take stock of development and social welfare work being undertaken in the st ...

Flood situation improving in State
GUWAHATI, Aug 21 - The overall flood situation in the State has improved further with the heavy rainfall activities being confined only to isolated places over the NE region during the past several days. According to the Borjhar-based Regional Meteor ...

AIADMK factions unite, OPS becomes Deputy CM
CHENNAI, Aug 21 - Six months after a bitter parting of ways following then Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s death, the two factions of the AIADMK merged on Monday with rebel leader O Panneerselvam becoming the Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister and AIAD ...

Police conduct searches in APSC office
GUWAHATI, Aug 21 - Police today conducted searches in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) office here in connection with the fresh case registered against prime accused in the cash-for-jobs scam Rakesh Paul even as Gauhati High Court today fix ...

SC grants bail to Lt Col Purohit
NEW DELHI, Aug 21 - The Supreme Court today granted bail to Lt Col Shrikant Prasad Purohit, who has been languishing in jail for almost nine years for his alleged role in 2008 Malegaon blast case, observing there were contradictions in the charge she ...

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