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Women busy grinding rice in the traditional dheki for the coming Bhogali Bihu festival at Nagajanka Gaon in Mariani on Tuesday. – UB Photos
Obama says goodbye, asks Americans to stay committed to democracy
Chicago, Jan 11 (IANS): Barack Obama marked the end of his presidency with the same message of hope that brought him into the White House, asking Americans in his farewell adress here to stay committed to democratic values and persist in their optimi ...

GST coupled with demonetisation's impact can boost growth rate: Jaitley
Gandhinagar, Jan 11 (IANS): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday that the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), coupled with the impact of demonetisation can give a formidable push to India's growth rate. ...

Chinese daily warns India over Vietnam ties
Beijing, Jan 11 (IANS): China will not sit quietly if India boosts military ties with Vietnam to counter Beijing, a Chinese newspaper warned on Wednesday. ...

Reboot UNSC reform process to regain legitimacy: India
United Nations, Jan 11 (IANS): Making a pitch for rebooting the stalled Security Council reform process, India has said that to regain its "lost legitimacy" the Council should change to reflect the new world realities. ...

Monthly allowance for poor cancer patients in Tripura
Agartala, Jan 11 (IANS): The Tripura government has introduced a monthly allowance of Rs 600 for poor cancer patients, a minister said on Wednesday. ...

New Namrup urea project under RCF
NEW DELHI, Jan 10 - In a fresh move to resolve the impasse on reviving the Namrup fertilizer plant, the Centre has decided to hand over the new urea plant to the Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF), which will pick up 52 per cent stake in the p ...

AGP firm on citizenship issue stand
GUWAHATI, Jan 10 - The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today reiterated its stand on the issue of providing citizenship to the foreigners who came to Assam due to religious persecution in their own countries and asserted that foreigners living in the State ...

Note ban after Govt advice: RBI
NEW DELHI, Jan 10 - Contrary to popular belief, it was the Government which had “advised” the Reserve Bank to junk Rs 500/1000 notes on November 7 and the board of the central bank the very next day recommended the demonetisation. ...

Cold weather condition in NE
GUWAHATI, Jan 10 - A cold weather condition has finally set in the northeastern region at the near end of the winter season today. The Borjhar-based Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) here maintains that this spell of the cold weather condition is exp ...

Scribes among those who received kickbacks from Paul
GUWAHATI, Jan 10 - Besides top notch politicians, prime accused in the cash-for-jobs scam in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC), Rakesh Paul, has listed out several high-profile names from the media industry, including journalists, and leader ...

Centre extends truce with two factions of NDFB
GUWAHATI, Jan 10 - The terms of the ceasefire agreements with two factions of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) have been extended by six months. ...

Sabha elections announced
GUWAHATI, Jan 10 - The Asam Sahitya Sabha today announced elections to the posts of president, vice president and general secretary. The literary body said that the election process beginning from April 1 will be completed in three months. The result ...

Tax evasion suspected in Rs 3-4 lakh cr deposits
NEW DELHI, Jan 10 - As it analyses bank deposits post- demonetisation, the government has found that an estimated Rs 3-4 lakh crore of tax-evaded income could have been deposited during 50-day window provided to get rid of junked Rs 500/1,000 notes. ...

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