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Farmers ploughing their submerged paddy fields at Guwadhora village in Gohpur on Thursday. – UB Photos
Rajnath favours reducing security forces in NE
Guwahati, July 11 (IANS): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday expressed concern over the large-scale deployment of security forces in the Northeast and asked the Chief Ministers to conduct a "reality audit" for deployment in their States. ...

On World Population Day, Indians number 1,274,234,538
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS): On World Population Day, Indians numbered 1,274,234,538 at 2.30 pm on Saturday, constituting an estimated 17.23 percent of the overall global inhabitation of humans, as per data available with an independent socio-economic ...

Connectivity key aspect of India-Turkmenistan ties: Modi
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan), July 11 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that connectivity is a key aspect of the relationship between India and the Central Asian republic of Turkmenistan. ...

India, Pak break deadlock
UFA (RUSSIA), July 10 - Breaking the deadlock, India and Pakistan today decided to revive the stalled dialogue process and quicken the Mumbai attack case trial in talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, ...

New political party launched
GUWAHATI, July 10 - A new political party named Liberal Democratic Party, Assam, was launched at Guwahati Press Club today. The new party with Pradyut Bora as its president promised to take on national parties like the Congress and the Bharatiya Jana ...

Centre to seek NSCN(K) chief Khaplang’s extradition
GUWAHATI, July 10 - The Government of India is planning to seek extradition of SS Khaplang, the chairman of the NSCN (K) for his role in creating disturbance in India. ...

SCO decides to include India as full member
UFA, July 10 - The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) today decided to include India as a full member, prompting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to offer to work with the six-member grouping to enhance connectivity, combat terror and create an envi ...

Rajnath to meet NE CMs today
NEW DELHI, July 10 - Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair a meeting of the Chief Ministers of North Eastern States and Sikkim at Guwahati on Saturday. ...

Land Bill unlikely in Monsoon Session
NEW DELHI, July 10 - With no political consensus in sight, the Joint Committee of Parliament examining the Land Bill is likely to seek more time to submit its report to the House, which may not see the Bill coming up for consideration in the Monsoon ...

Himanta seeks SC rulings on NRC update
NEW DELHI, July 10 - In a new twist to the ongoing National Register of Citizens (NRC) case being heard in the Supreme Court, Himanta Biswa Sarma has filed an intervention petition seeking a number of rulings, including a direction to issue NRC to vo ...

Akhil Gogoi gets anticipatory bail
GUWAHATI, July 10 - The Court of Additional Sessions Judge, Kamrup today granted pre-arrest bail to Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity leader Akhil Gogoi in connection with two cases registered with the Dispur and the Basistha police stations. ...

BBCI call to increase size of pictorial warnings
GUWAHATI, July 10 - Terming the current health warning of 40 per cent size on one side of tobacco packages as “weak and ineffective,” which do not communicate the desired message to users and non-users, the Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) has ur ...

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