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A public cleanliness drive under way at Hari Jaan of Barpeta Satra, in Barpeta on Sunday. – UB Photos
Nagaland CM Zeliang resigns
DIMAPUR, Feb 19 - More than a fortnight after the Joint Coordination Committee and Nagaland Tribes Action Committee waged a war demanding his resignation, beleaguered Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang has resigned from office today. He submitted his ...

BJP MLA denies charges
GUWAHATI, Feb 19 - Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Ramakanta Deori found himself amidst controversy after a local television channel aired a video allegedly showing him in a compromising position. ...

Plan to develop borders to secure India’s frontiers
GUWAHATI, Feb 19 - The Government of India is of the view that development of the international border areas is one of the keys to securing the country’s borders and that is why, the allocation for border area development has been increased in every ...

61 pc turnout in 3rd phase UP elections
LUCKNOW, Feb 19 - A 61.16-per cent voter turnout was today recorded in the third phase of the seven-phase Uttar Pradesh polls which concluded by and large peacefully. ...

Expert calls for awareness on organ donation
GUWAHATI, Feb 19 - Padma Shri award winning renal transplant expert Dr Sarbeswar Sahariah today opined that it was imperative to raise the level of awareness about ‘brain death’ concept to improve organ donation rate in India, which is one of the low ...

State preparing report on Foreigners’ Tribunal for MHA
GUWAHATI, Feb 19 - The Home department is preparing a ‘special report’ on the status of the Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) in the State to be sent to the Government of India. The report would also detail about what led to the recent incident of assault of ...

Status report lays bare poor qualitative aspects in schools
GUWAHATI, Feb 19 - The latest Annual Status of Education Report (ASER)-2016, which was released in New Delhi recently, lays bare the poor qualitative aspects in schools – especially government-run schools – in rural areas. ...

Poor representation of women in Manipur polls
IMPHAL, Feb 19 - Though women voters outnumber men in the electoral rolls in Manipur, only a small number of them have featured in the candidate lists of political parties in the upcoming State Assembly elections here. ...

Woman complains of assault during train journey
THIRUVANANTHA-PURAM, Feb 19 - A 30-year-old woman from Meghalaya has filed a complaint with the railway police alleging that she was assaulted and verbally abused by a co-passenger during her journey to this city. ...

Surgical strikes decision was taken soon after Uri attack
IMPHAL, Feb 19 - The decision to carry out cross-LoC surgical strikes last September was taken at an emergency meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon after terrorists attacked Uri army camp, Home Minister Rajnath Singh revealed today. ...

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