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Flag hoisting ceremony on the occasion of the 53rd session of Asam Natya Sanmilan at Tyagshetra in Lakhimpur on Tuesday. - UB Photos
Three NE States celebrate Statehood Day
Agartala/Imphal, Jan 21 (IANS): The northeastern States of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya today organised numerous programmes and events to celebrate their 43rd Foundation Day. ...

Union Budget Session from February 23
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS): The Budget Session of Parliament will begin on February 23 and the Union Budget would be presented on February 28. ...

Sensex, Nifty touch new highs
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS): Positive European cues ahead of a possible European Central Bank (ECB) stimulus led the two benchmark indices of the Indian equities to touch new highs in the intra-day trade session today. ...

Encroachment in reserved forests aiding militants
GUWAHATI, Jan 20 – The failure of the Government to protect the reserved forests from encroachment is now giving a tough time to police and security forces in dealing with militants. Meanwhile, poor communication network, particularly in the interior ...

Police to probe IPL angle in Sunanda’s death
NEW DELHI, Jan 20 – After a round of questioning of Shashi Tharoor, Delhi Police today made it clear that it will probe if the IPL angle was related to the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, reports PTI. ...

New ministers to take oath on Jan 23
GUWAHATI, Jan 20 – Governor PB Acharya this evening accepted the resignation of the fourteen ministers of the Tarun Gogoi Ministry. The oath-taking ceremony of the new ministry will be held on January 23. Portfolios of the new ministers will be distr ...

Centre to boost NE pipeline network
NEW DELHI, Jan 20 – In a move aimed at boosting the pipeline network in the North-east, pre-feasibility studies have been initiated to lay down product pipelines from Numaligarh to Imphal and Guwahati to Silchar. ...

India has nearly 83 crore voters: CEC
NEW DELHI, Jan 20 – India now has 83 crore voters, nearly two crore more than those who had participated in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, reports PTI. ...

Contract killers’ gang busted in Jorhat
JORHAT, Jan 20 – Busting a gang of contract killers and their accomplices, Jorhat police today arrested three persons and picked up another for questioning from different locations of the district in connection with the murder of teacher Dwijendra Na ...

DoNER to launch ‘Make in North-east’ brand
NEW DELHI, Jan 20 – Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet theme, the Ministry of DoNER has decided to launch a ‘Make in North-east’ campaign, while plans have been finalised to appoint a brand ambassador for the north eastern region. ...

Country’s tiger population increases to 2,226: NE’s share 201
NEW DELHI, Jan 20 – Tiger population in India has increased to 2,226 marking an increase of 30.5 per cent since the last estimate. The tiger population in the north eastern hills and Brahmaputra flood plains has also increased to 201. ...

CID threatens action over tobacco hoardings
GUWAHATI, Jan 20 – The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Assam Police has threatened to take action against two major tobacco product manufacturing companies if they do not remove all the illegal tobacco hoardings installed by them in As ...

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