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Erosion by Barak river near a bridge at Katigara, on Sunday. – UB Photos
Dark horse Ram Nath Kovind named NDA Presidential candidate
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS): Springing a surprise, the BJP on Monday named Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit and a BJP leader, as the ruling NDA's candidate for the July 17 Presidential election. ...

Congress accuses BJP of unilateralism on Presidential candidate
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS): Accusing the BJP of unilateralism, the Congress on Monday said opposition parties will meet on Thursday and decide their strategy regarding the Presidential polls. ...

PMO behind trouble by Tripura tribal party, alleges CPI-M
Agartala, June 19 (IANS): The ruling CPI-M in Tripura on Monday claimed that a tribal-based party is trying to create trouble ahead of next year's Assembly polls at the "behest of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO)". ...

CBI questions AAP Minister's wife in money laundering case
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS): A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team on Monday questioned Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain's wife in connection with allegations of money laundering. ...

BRICS ministers seek end to terror financing
Beijing, June 19 (IANS): Without naming Pakistan or any other nation, Foreign Ministers of BRICS countries on Monday asked the countries accused of supporting terrorism to stop financing terrorists and their activities after India raised the issue at ...

Wage Board: Newspapers have to implement award in full, says SC
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS): The Supreme Court has directed that the Majithia Wage Board recommendations on wages for newspaper employees have to be "implemented in toto" and managements could not cite lack of funds for avoiding payments. ...

Centre asks states to develop border areas
GUWAHATI, June 18 - The Government of India is of the view that the governments of the states having international border should play a crucial role in border management as only deployment of forces is not adequate to deal with the situation. The Cen ...

GST return filing rules relaxed for July-August
NEW DELHI, June 18 - The GST Council today relaxed return filing rules for businesses for the first two months of the rollout of the new indirect tax regime even as it stuck to the July 1 launch date. The industry has been pushing for deferment of th ...

India, China hold talks on strategic ties
BEIJING, June 18 - India today said it looks forward to strengthen its strategic partnership and mutual dialogue with China as the two sides held talks here amid differences over a host of issues, including the USD 50 billion CPEC and India’s NSG mem ...

CM launches mobile app for Majuli
GUWAHATI, June 18 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today unveiled an android mobile app for disseminating information on Satriya culture, Mising culture, carbon registry, information on hotels, transport, lodges, car mechanic, car rentals and all ...

Dredging won’t impact aquatic biodiversity of Brahmaputra: Expert
GUWAHATI, June 18 - Leading hydro-biology expert of the State, Prof SP Biswas is of the opinion that dredging can be undertaken to make the Brahmaputra bed deep enough for the purpose of enhancing its water holding capacity. It will have no adverse i ...

IPFT creating trouble in Tripura: CPM
AGARTALA, June 18 - The CPI (M) on Sunday alleged the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) has been trying to create trouble at the behest of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). ...

CBI probe demanded
DIMAPUR, June 18 - Welcoming the termination of services of MKR Pillai as consultant at PHQ Kohima, the Nagaland Public Rights Awareness and Action Forum (NPRAAF) has appealed to the Nagaland Chief Minister to order a CBI probe to unearth the entire ...

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