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With the monsoon season at its peak and most of the State rivers in spate, the Diring river lies dry and barren at Nikasi in Baksa district on Monday. – UB Photos
India, China hold talks for peace on border
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS): Amid reports of fresh incursions by Chinese troops in Ladakh's Chumar sector, India and China on Tuesday began two-day talks as part of a border mechanism to ensure peace and tranquility on their disputed boundary. ...

Top Jaish commander killed in Kashmir
Srinagar, July 23 (IANS): Security forces on Tuesday killed Qari Yasir, the most wanted commander of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), in a gunfight in north Kashmir. ...

Tripura seeks flights to Bangladesh
Agartala, July 23 (IANS): The Tripura government has urged the Union Civil Aviation Ministry to operate flights from Agartala airport to Bangladesh and adjoining countries to boost trade and tourism, officials said here on Monday. ...

89 killed in twin China quakes
BEIJING, July 22 – At least 89 people were killed and 412 others injured when two powerful shallow earthquakes today jolted a remote mountainous province in northwestern China near Tibet, causing extensive devastation and triggering landslides, repor ...

Low rainfall hits farmers in State
GUWAHATI, July 22 – Though known for plenty of rainfall there is scanty rainfall in some parts of the State this year, leading to serious problems for the farmers in transplanting their Sali seedlings, during the current rainy season. This necessitat ...

Security beefed up in LGBI airport
GUWAHATI, July 22 – Security exercise was intensified and reviewed at regular intervals in the last 24 hours following inputs from Central intelligence agencies about a possible terror attack at the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) ai ...

AGP rejects resignation offer by office-bearers
GUWAHATI, July 22 – The central executive committee of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) in its meeting here today rejected all the resignation pleas made by around 27 of its office-bearers following the party’s debacle in the recently-held Guwahati Munic ...

Tea workers seek land rights
DIBRUGARH, July 22 – The names of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Industries & Commerce, Power Minister Pradyut Bordoloi reverberated in the air for about two hours in the city today as thousands of tea garden workers spearheaded by Assam Chah Mazdoor ...

RBI starts scrutiny of 3,000 NBFCs
NEW DELHI, July 22 – The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has started scrutiny of nearly 3,000 companies which could be carrying out non-banking finance operations without requisite registration, in the wake of concerns about their actual business activit ...

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