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A view of a tangi ghar at the ninth convention of the Mech Kachari Jatiyo Parishad at Ban Raja Samannay Kshetra in Narayanpur on Wednesday. – UB Photos
No new trains, fare hike in Rail Budget
NEW DELHI, Feb 26 – The Railway Budget today hiked freight rates on cement, coal, foodgrain and pulses, urea, kerosene and LPG by up to 10 per cent to mop up an additional Rs 4,000 crore a year, but spared passengers from any raise in fares while rul ...

Mufti to be J-K CM
NEW DELHI, Feb 26 – PDP and BJP have ironed out their differences and reached a consensus on a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) that will form the basis of their unique coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir to be sworn in at 11 am on Sunday next, r ...

Nothing substantial for North East in Budget
NEW DELHI, Feb 26 – Barring a mere assurance expressing the Centre’s commitment to provide rail connectivity to all the North Eastern States, NDA Government’s maiden Railway Budget had nothing substantial for the region. ...

Mixed reactions in State
GUWAHATI, Feb 26 – Political parties and non-political outfits in the State today came out strongly against the Railway Budget presented in Parliament and accused the Narendra Modi-led NDA government of ignoring the needs of Assam and the North East. ...

Takeaways from Rly Budget
NEW DELHI, Feb 26 – To drive Indian Railways out of its “troubles”, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu today prescribed market borrowings, public-private partnerships and monetising assets to garner Rs 8.5 lakh crore worth resources over the next five year ...

Most State candidates do not appear in exams
GUWAHATI, Feb 26 – A large number of candidates of Assam, who apply for jobs in the Railways, do not appear in the examinations, which has become a serious cause of concern. The same trend was seen even in the recent process of recruitments in the Ra ...

No proposal to declare State floods as national problem
NEW DELHI, Feb 26 – In a significant development, the Centre has clarified that there is no proposal under consideration to declare the flood and erosion in Assam as a national calamity. ...

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