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Supporters of Indigenous Peoples Front of Twipra (IPFT) shouting slogans during a rally demanding a separate Twipraland State, in Agartala on Wednesday. – UB Photos
Floods hit NRC update process
GUWAHATI, Aug 23 - Two waves of major floods have severely affected the NRC (National Register of Citizens) update work as the officers engaged in the process had to get involved in flood relief works. However, the officers involved in the process ar ...

Unicode standard for Assamese in the offing
NEW DELHI, Aug 23 - In what has been described as a historic occasion for Assam, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has formally accepted the proposal of a separate Assamese code chart submitted by the Assam government. ...

Himanta links State floods with China
GUWAHATI, Aug 23 - Stating that the amount of rainfall the State witnessed does not stand proportionate to the ‘third wave’ of floods, the State government today tried to link the havoc with China’s not sharing hydrological data with India this year. ...

‘Creamy layer’ bar for OBC raised
NEW DELHI, Aug 23 - The Union cabinet today increased the ‘creamy layer’ ceiling for the other backward classes (OBC) category to Rs 8 lakh per annum from the existing Rs 6 lakh for the Central government jobs, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here ...

Sonowal seeks revival of State paper mills
NEW DELHI, Aug 23 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today called on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and sought sanction of Rs 1,800 crore for revival of the paper mills at Jagiroad and Panchgram in Assam, besides relief to two lakh bamboo farme ...

President, PM condole death of Rishang Keishing
NEW DELHI, Aug 23 - President Ram Nath Kovind today condoled the demise of former Manipur Chief Minister and Member of the first Lok Sabha Rishang Keishing. The veteran Congress leader passed away in Imphal yesterday due to multiple-organ failure, re ...

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