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FIRST WAVE: Floodwaters flowing over NH 37 in Bokakhat subdivision on Wednesday. Altogether 222 villages in six districts are already submerged by the season's first wave of floods, affecting nearly 1.5 lakh people. - UB Photos
India rejects UN report on human rights in J&K
NEW DELHI, June 14 (IANS): India on Thursday rejected as "fallacious, tendentious and motivated" the first ever report on human rights in Kashmir released by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (OHCHR). ...

UN calls for probe into human rights violations in Kashmir
GENEVA, June 14 (IANS): Indian and Pakistani security forces used "excessive" force in both sides of Jammu and Kashmir, killing and wounding civilians since 2016, the UN said on Thursday, in a first-ever report calling for an international investigat ...

Tripura flood situation grim, CM seeks Army help
AGARTALA, June 14 (IANS): Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Thursday sought the Army's assistance in rescue operations in the flood-hit state as incessant rains continued for the third day leading to floods and landslides - forcing some 50,0 ...

Lynching incident prime accused held
GUWAHATI, June 13 - Prime accused Alfajoz Timung, who allegedly orchestrated the lynching of two youths in Karbi Anglong on Friday night, has been arrested, even as the Assam Police today vouch-ed for a fast-track trial of the case. ...

DGP asks SPs to assess requirement of forces
GUWAHATI, June 13 - The Director General of Assam Police Kuladhar Saikia has asked the Superintendants of Police (SPs) of all the districts to assess the requirement of Central Armed Paramilitary Force (CAPF) in view of the publication of the second ...

Central team holds meet on NRC at Barpeta
BARPETA, June 13 - With the deadline for publication of final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) approaching, Register General of India (RGI) Sri Sailesh reviewed the progress of the ongoing NRC update here this evening. ...

AGP apprises Kovind of its opposition to citizenship Bill
NEW DELHI, June 13 - Maintaining its tough stand on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Wednesday said that it would continue with its struggle against the Bill until the Central government takes a concrete step to ...

NEC comes under direct control of Home Ministry
NEW DELHI, June 13 - In a significant development, the Centre today upgraded the North Eastern Council (NEC) bringing it under the direct control of the Union Home Ministry and appointed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh as its chairman, while DoNER ...

Tracing a 100-yr-old tea legacy to Assam
GUWAHATI, June 13 - For octogenarian Rupert Jameson, a British gentleman, his long quest for his roots came to a happy conclusion at Apeejay’s Borjuli Tea Estate near Tezpur. ...

Mobile internet restored in Shillong
SHILLONG, June 13 - With the law and order situation slowly getting back to normal, mobile Internet service has finally been restored in the Meghalaya State Capital Shillong. Curfew timing was also further relaxed. ...

Mizoram Govt to oppose Citizenship Bill
AIZAWL, June 13 - Mizoram Government has decided to introduce a resolution in the State Legislature objecting to the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016, an official said today. ...

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