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A special issue of Kaleidoscope magazine on Labour Law Reforms being released during the two-days conference on Management of Contract Labour and Labour Law Reforms organised by Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), the apex body of PSUs, which concluded in Shillong on Saturday. – Press release
Pema Khandu takes oath as Arunachal CM
Itanagar, July 17 (IANS): Congress legislator Pema Khandu was on Sunday sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, becoming the youngest lawmaker to head a State in the country. ...

ONGC machinery burglary bid in Tripura foiled
Agartala, July 17 (IANS): At least six thieves were arrested as police and ONGC officials jointly busted a big pilferage and averted a major accident in Tripura, officials said here on Sunday. ...

Three NDFB(S) militants killed in Kokrajhar
Guwahati, July 17 (IANS): Security forces on Sunday gunned down three top National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S) rebels during a series of counter-insurgency operations in Assam's Kokrajhar district, an official said. ...

Bangladesh police arrest landlord over cafe terror attack
Dhaka, July 17 (IANS): Bangladesh police have found a house in the capital that was used as a hideout by the attackers who massacred 20 hostages at an upscale cafe on July 1. ...

Congress will support Bills on basis of merit, says Azad
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS): Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Sunday that the Congress will not "obstruct" the passage of any Nill in the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament, and will support any legislation that is i ...

Cong back in power in Arunachal Pradesh
ITANAGAR, July 16 - In a dramatic turn of events, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Saturday resigned a few hours ahead of his scheduled floor test as directed by the Governor, paving the way for nomination of former Chief Minister late ...

Nothing to do with Cong affairs: Rijiju
NEW DELHI, July 16 - Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Saturday clarified that neither the BJP nor the Central government has anything to do with whatever is happening in Arunachal Pradesh, contending that the political instabi ...

Over 250 killed in Turkey coup bid
ANKARA, July 16 - Turkish authorities said they had regained control of the country today after thwarting a coup attempt by discontented soldiers to seize power from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that claimed more than 250 lives. ...

2 lakh people reeling under floodwaters
GUWAHATI, July 16 - Nearly two lakh people in the districts of Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Morigaon, Jorhat, Dhemaji and Biswanath of the State are reeling under floodwaters. According to the official flood bulletin issued by the Assam state Disaster Manage ...

Raha bandh hits normal life
RAHA, July 16 - Normal life today came to a standstill during the 10-hour Raha bandh called by various organisations, with the local public blocking the National Highway for the entire day to protest Mintu Deuri’s death in police firing yesterday. ...

CM calls for boosting intelligence system
GUWAHATI, July 16 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today stressed the need for strengthening of intelligence gathering mechanism and better coordination among the States and the Central intelligence agencies to deal with new challenges in the wake ...

Govt to compile rhino horn database
GUWAHATI, July 16 - The rhino horn verification process initiated by the State government got under way today with the first sitting of the committee constituted to examine the rhino horns stored under the custody of the Forest Department. ...

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