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A meji is being erected on the Brahmaputra riverbank on the eve of uruka, in Guwahati on Sunday. – AT photo
Naga youth's bid to revive tattoo culture
Guwahati, Jan 13 (IANS): Naga tribes have an old and rich tattooing culture. But such traditional art forms are now all but extinct and Mo Naga, a 29-year-old northeastern youth, is on a mission to revive this "unique" heritage. ...

'Diplomatic privileges are not a one way street'
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS): The bitter India-US diplomatic row over an Indian diplomat may have been defused for now, but Americans in New Delhi are not likely to get their swimming pool, hamburgers, bowling and booze back anytime soon. ...

Couple commit suicide after family disapproval
Agartala, Jan 13 (IANS): A young Muslim woman and a Hindu man killed tghemselves in Tripura after their families strongly disapproved of their love affair because of socio-religious taboo, police said here on Sunday. ...

India, Bangladesh jointly patrol border
Agartala, Jan 13 (IANS): India and Bangladesh are jointly patrolling their common border specially in the unfenced, sensitive and vulnerable areas, an official said here on Monday. ...

Army needs to stay in Kashmir: Gen. Bikram Singh
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS): The Indian Army needs to stay in Jammu and Kashmir "under the present circumstances", a top military commander said on Monday. ...

A simple test at home may spot early Alzheimer's
New York, Jan 13 (IANS): In a ray of hope for nearly 3.2 million Alzheimer's patients in India, a simple and cheap test at home may detect early symptoms of cognitive issues, including Alzheimer's disease. ...

Kejriwal says no need, but gets Z-category security
New Delhi/Ghaziabad, Jan 13 (IANS): Fourteen police personnel have been deployed to protect Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after the Uttar Pradesh government approved Z-category security cover for him. ...

Hasina sworn in as Bangla PM for third term
DHAKA, Jan 12 – Sheikh Hasina was today sworn in for her second straight term as Bangladesh's prime minister, a week after her Awami League party secured a landslide win in the violence-hit general election boycotted by the opposition, reports PTI. ...

No criminality in 60 coal block allocations: CBI
NEW DELHI, Jan 12 – CBI has found no criminality in the allocation of about 60 coal blocks, which are likely to be taken out of the purview of its ongoing probe after taking the Supreme Court’s permission, reports PTI. ...

Subsidised LPG cap may be raised to 12
GREATER NOIDA (UP), Jan 12 – Under pressure from his party, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily today said the government is considering increasing the quota of subsidised LPG cylinders to 12 per household even as hints were dropped of a one-time hike in d ...

Political stability in Bangla vital for peace in NE: Ex-IB official
GUWAHATI, Jan 12 – Political stability in Bangladesh is vital for peace and development of Northeast India. Though the Awami League has swept the polls, the government will suffer from lack of credibility as less than 25 per cent of the people voted ...

Guarded homecoming for farmers
GUWAHATI, Jan 12 – While the State gears up to reap the harvest in its customary fashion on the occasion of Bhogali Bihu, for some hundreds of farmers of the violence-affected villages of Karbi Anglong, however, the occasion will mean gaining lost gr ...

Magh Bihu uruka today
GUWAHATI, Jan 12 – The people of Assam are all set to celebrate Magh Bihu, the harvest festival, across the State on Tuesday. The celebrations would begin with uruka tomorrow, when people would gather at a common place and organise community feasts. ...

3 held on graft charges
DIPHU, Jan 12 – The Baithalangso police of west Karbi Anglong, under Hamren police district, today arrested three junior engineers serving in various development blocks of Assam following a complaint filed by Mohan Rongpi, a resident of Diphu, allegi ...

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