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AASU chief advisor Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya, president Dipanka Kumar Nath with general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi meeting Union Heavy Industries Minister Anant Gangaram Geete on opening of Nagaon, Cachar and Ashok Paper mills, in New Delhi on Tuesday. – UB Photos
Chief Secretary row: AAP MLA Amanatullah surrenders
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS): Aam Aadmi Party's Amanatullah Khan, one of the two legislators who had allegedly attacked Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, surrendered at a police station here on Wednesday, police said. ...

Trudeaus offer prayers at Golden Temple, perform 'sewa'
Amritsar, Feb 21 (IANS): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, accompanied by his wife and two children, offered prayers at the Golden Temple on Wednesday, underlining the significance of the large Sikh and Punjabi community settled in Canada. ...

Pak PM reluctant to take stern action against JuD: Report
Islamabad, Feb 19 (PTI): Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reversed his decision to take stern action against Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation fearing that any such move could trigger a political crisis, a me ...

Time to reflect on advancing ties with Bhutan: Sushma
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS): As India and Bhutan celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations this year, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said that it is an opportunity to reflect about further advancing ties between the two countries. ...

Kamal Haasan formally embarks on his political journey
Rameswaram, Feb 21 (IANS): Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday formally began his political journey by first visiting former President late APJ Abdul Kalam's residence here. ...

SC stays criminal action against Priya across India
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed all criminal actions by Telangana and Maharashtra against Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier and restrained all other States from taking any action based on the song "Manikya Malara ...

Centre may privatise Nagaon, Cachar paper mills
NEW DELHI, Feb 20 - The Centre today clarified that it is actively considering a proposal to hand over management of the Nagaon and Cachar paper mills to private sector. ...

Assam first to conduct drill in gaon panchayats
GUWAHATI, Feb 20 - Assam has become the first State in the country to carry out emergency disaster management exercise involving all the stakeholders to the grass root level by carrying out such exercises in all the gaon panchayat areas. From the nex ...

7,913 km PMGSY roads sanctioned
GUWAHATI, Feb 20 - PWD Minister Parimal Suklabaidya today said that almost 8,000 km of new roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) have been sanctioned by the BJP-led government in Assam. ...

Publish NRC final list onJune 30: SC
NEW DELHI, Feb 20 - Rejecting the Centre’s plea for extension of time, the Supreme Court today ordered publication of the final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) on June 30. ...

Virendra Mittal new DC of Kamrup (M)
GUWAHATI, Feb 20 - Dr M Angamuthu was today relieved from the charge of Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup (Metro) and East Kamrup. ...

Science stream in 50 colleges in State soon
GUWAHATI, Feb 20 - Science stream will be introduced in at least 50 colleges in the State within the next few months, education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed the Assembly today. ...

Expert submits draft report to State govt
GUWAHATI, Feb 20 - Prof Arup Sarma of the IIT Guwahati, who was asked by the State government to study the phenomenon of Ranganadi Hydroelectric Power Project (RHEP)-induced flood in North Lakhimpur, has submitted his draft report to the State govern ...

2 more officers arrested in APSC scam
GUWAHATI, Feb 20 - Dibrugarh Police today arrested two more Assam Civil Service (ACS) officials in connection with the cash-for-job scam in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC). ...

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