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Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb interacting with a pineapple grower at a seminar in Agartala, on Tuesday. – Correspondent
Man moves HC over RBI denying job for inconsistent biometrics
MUMBAI, Aug 28: A 27-year-old man from the city has approached the Bombay High Court challenging denial of employment by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on the ground that his biometric thumb prints were inconsistent and did not match with the origin ...

Sikkim urges Centre to withdraw notification opening up mountain peaks
GANGTOK/KOLKATA, Aug 28: The Sikkim government has urged the Centre to withdraw its notification which opened up 24 peaks of the state to mountaineers, a top official said. ...

Cong pet project Indira Canteens on the verge of closure
BENGALURU, Aug 28: Indira Canteens, the pet project of the previous Congress government in Karnataka to provide highly subsidised food to the urban poor, is on the verge of closure as neither the state government nor the Bengaluru corporation (BBMP) ...

Rupee slips 9 paise to 71.57 vs USD in early trade
MUMBAI, Aug 28: The rupee depreciated marginally by 9 paise to 71.57 against the US dollar in early trade on Wednesday amid unabated foreign fund outflows and cautious opening in domestic equities. ...

Market opens on a choppy note; metal, bank stocks fall
MUMBAI, Aug 28: Domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex started on a choppy note on Wednesday tracking weakness in metal and banking stocks amid tepid cues from global markets. ...

PM Modi congratulates Indian para badminton team
NEW DELHI, Aug 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated the Indian para badminton team which won 12 medals at the BWF World Championship, saying their performance is motivating. ...

NE has huge hydro-power potential: Power Minister
GUWAHATI, Aug 27 - Union Power Minister RK Singh today said North-Eastern India has a huge hydro-power potential and the State Governments have a major role in hydro-projects by way of facilitating land acquisition and implementing the resettlement a ...

Security geared up to tackle any situation
GUWAHATI, Aug 27 - With the stage set for the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) on August 31, the Government of India has sent back the Central forces withdrawn from the State to be deployed in Jammu and Kashmir and adequat ...

US agency expresses concern over NRC
NEW DELHI, Aug 27 - Washington-based United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has expressed concern over potential abuse of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam and the resulting introduction of a religious req ...

Sitharaman rebuts Rahul charge of ‘stealing’ RBI money
PUNE, Aug 27 - Rebutting the allegations of “stealing” money from the Central bank, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the Congress leader should have had consulted his own past Finance Ministers before levelling such charges. ...

Sikkim CM chairs meet on Kanchenjunga controversy
GANGTOK, Aug 27 - Amid the ongoing controversy over the Centre’s notification to open Kanchenjunga for mountaineering and trekking, Sikkim Chief Minister PS Tamang chaired a meeting to discuss the issue on Monday. The meeting was held at the Tashilin ...

VK Singh, CM discuss road projects
GUWAHATI, Aug 27 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today held a meeting with the Union Minister of State for Road Transport and National Highways VK Singh at Assam Administrative Staff College here this evening and discussed on the steps for the ex ...

SC extends protection to Chidambaram
NEW DELHI, Aug 27 - The Supreme Court Tuesday extended till tomorrow protection from arrest granted to former finance Minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case. ...

State tourism policy gathers dust
GUWAHATI, Aug 27 - Rolled out as the most ambitious policy to alter the tourism scenario in the State, the ‘Tourism Policy of Assam 2017’ is gathering dust. The incentive-laden policy that seeks to increase tourist inflow by three times is stuck in t ...

Demand for Constitutional safeguard for indigenous people of State
GUWAHATI, Aug 27 - The joint meeting held by All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) with the Khilonjiya Janajati Sahitya Sabha, Assam (the joint platform of the literary bodies of the indigenous tribal people of the State) yesterday reiterated the demand f ...

Demo of climate resilient crops begins in State
GUWAHATI, Aug 27 - Under the World Bank-financed Rs 1,700-crore Assam Agribusiness & Rural Transformation Project (APART), the agriculture department has begun demonstration of climate resilient crops. ...

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