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The RG Baruah Road in Guwahati submerged under water after a heavy shower lashed the city on Tuesday morning. – UB Photos
11 more kids die, Bihar mid-day meal toll rises to 21
Patna, July 17 (IANS): Eleven more children who ate mid-day meal at their school in Bihar's Saran district died overnight, pushing up the toll to 21. Ten more children are battling for their lives, officials said, as the tragedy triggered protests. ...

Government making economy FDI-driven, says BJP
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS): The BJP on Wednesday accused the government of making the economy "FDI-driven" and asked if it had run out of ideas to contain inflation and fiscal deficit. ...

Sensex closes 98 points up; banking stocks tank
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS): A benchmark index of Indian equities markets on Wednesday closed 98 points or 0.49 percent up on the hope of better earnings season and global cues. ...

'No major business slated for Mizoram assembly's monsoon session'
Aizawl, July 17 (IANS): The two-day monsoon session of the Mizoram Assembly scheduled to begin on July 23 may probably not witness any significant business transaction, an official said on Wednesday. ...

Rs 700 cr NEC annual plan outlay
NEW DELHI, July 16 – The North Eastern Council (NEC) annual plan outlay has been finalised at Rs 700 crore and it has projected an expenditure of Rs 21,507 crore for the 12th Five Year Plan. ...

ULFA(I) seeks Chetia’s honourable repatriation
GUWAHATI, July 16 – The anti-talk faction of the ULFA has urged Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to give “an honourable and decent repatriation” to its jailed ‘general secretary’ Anup Chetia, reports PTI. ...

SC seeks timeframe on NRC update
NEW DELHI, July 16 – The Centre and Government of Assam have been directed to furnish an estimated time-frame for updating the National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC) in one single Legislative Assembly Constituency (LAC). ...

Anti-tobacco Bill tabled in House
GUWAHATI, July 16 – The State Government today introduced the Assam Health (Prohibition of Manufacturing, Advertisement, Trade, Storage, Distribution, Sale and Consumption of Zarda, Gutkha, Panmasala Etc, Containing Tobacco) Bill, 2013, in the State ...

Govt bid to reduce transmission loss
GUWAHATI, July 16 – State Power Minister Pradyut Bordoloi today said the Government is aiming to reduce the transmission and distribution loss of the power sector from the existing 27 per cent to 15 per cent in the next two years. ...

State Govt submits Rs 4,000 cr proposal to Centre
GUWAHATI, July 16 – The Assam Government has submitted a Rs 4,000 crore proposal to the Centre for strengthening the weak embankments. Meanwhile, the Centre has decided to set up a Brahmaputra Valley Authority as the powers of the Brahmaputra Board a ...

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