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Relief materials being distributed to the flood-affected people of Mukaloni in Jorhat district on Monday. – UB Photos
BJP leaders named Governors in four States
NEW DELHI, Aug 26 (IANS): Four prominent BJP leaders were Tuesday named Governors in Rajasthan, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa, with C. Vidyasagar Rao from Telangana taking charge in election-bound Maharashtra. ...

Dikshit quits as Kerala Governor
NEW DELHI, Aug 26 (IANS): Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit has resigned, official sources said Tuesday. ...

Pak firing worst since 1971 war: BSF
JAMMU, Aug 26 (IANS): The Border Security Force (BSF) said Tuesday that it was for the first time after the 1971 war that Pakistani troops were firing at Indian posts on such a massive scale. ...

SC terms coal block allocations since ’93 illegal
NEW DELHI, Aug 25 – The Supreme Court today held that all coal block allocations made from 1993 till 2010 before the pre-auction era during the previous NDA and UPA regimes had been done in an illegal manner by an “ad-hoc and casual” approach “withou ...

Jolt to BJP in Assembly bypolls
NEW DELHI, Aug 25 – Three months after its spectacular showing in the Lok Sabha polls, the BJP today received a jolt in Assembly by-elections suffering a 4-6 defeat at the hands of the RJD-JD(U)-Congress alliance in Bihar and yielding two strongholds ...

Schoolgirl killing rocks Assembly
GUWAHATI, Aug 25 – The brutal killing of Class X school student Priya Basumatary by NDFB (S) militants rocked the State Assembly today, with members cutting across party lines condemning the dastardly act and accusing the Government of doing little t ...

NESO bid to improve ties in border area
GUWAHATI, Aug 25 – The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) has decided to take steps to improve relations between the people living on both sides of the inter-state boundary between Assam and Nagaland to defuse the tension in the area. ...

Normal rainfall in most districts this monsoon
GUWAHATI, Aug 25 – This monsoon till date, most of the State’s districts have recorded almost normal rainfall activities, while Chirang district has recorded over 57 per cent above normal rainfall and six other districts have recorded below normal ra ...

2 lady teachers of Diphu Govt College arrested
DIPHU, Aug 25 – After maintaining silence for about 12 days following the assault on Dr Nirab Sharma, Principal of Diphu Government College, Diphu Police today arrested two senior lady teachers of the college’s English department on the charge of the ...

2 top leaders of new Karbi ultra outfit nabbed
DIPHU, Aug 25 – Newly formed Karbi ultra organisation Karbi Land Protection Force’s (KLPF) chairman and general secretary were apprehended today during a joint operation launched by the Assam Police and CRPF. ...

Water Bodies Act has loopholes: Govt
GUWAHATI, Aug 25 – Guwahati Development Minister Ajanta Neog today told the Assembly that the State Government had allotted the controversial land falling in the Silsako wetland to the Institute of Hotel Management, Catering and Applied Nutrition, on ...

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