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Children enjoying on a cool afternoon at Majuli, on Friday. – UB Photos
Modi in MP to unveil development projects
Bhopal, June 23 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in the Madhya Pradesh capital on Saturday, is scheduled to inaugurate a number of development projects worth crores of rupees in the State during his day-long visit. ...

CBI to probe two Tripura journalists' killings
Agartala, June 23 (IANS): Responding to the State government's requests, the CBI will probe the killing of two journalists in Tripura last year, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Saturday. ...

Saudi women all set to get behind the wheel
Riyadh, June 23 (IANS): Saudi Arabia is all set to allow women take control of the steering wheel from Sunday, making it the last country in the world to lift female driving restrictions. ...

Govt neglected issue of constitutional safeguards: Pillai
NEW DELHI, June 22 - Describing illegal migration from Bangladesh as a national problem, former Home Secretary GK Pillai today expressed his regret that the Government of India has been neglecting the issue of providing constitutional safeguards to t ...

Ambubachi Mela begins
GUWAHATI, June 22 - The Ambubachi Mela which was formally inaugurated by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal yesterday got off to its actual religious beginning from 9:27 pm at the famed Shakti shrine Kamakhya Temple atop the Nilachal Hills in the city ...

Security situation in four districts reviewed
GUWAHATI, June 22 - Senior Assam government officials today reviewed the law-and-order situation of four districts ahead of the publication of the next draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) slated for the month end, officials said. ...

Cong seeks probe into Assam Company, McLeod Russell deals
GUWAHATI, June 22 - The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today demanded proper inquiry into the shady deals concerning the sanction of a whopping amount of Rs 1,200 crore as bank loan to a leading tea company of the State, which has now declar ...

Assam Police personnel to get bulletproof headgear
GUWAHATI, June 22 - Assam Police’s counter-insurgency personnel will soon be equipped with ‘Patkas’, a sophistically designed bullet-resistant combat headgear, usually worn by Army and paramilitary forces deployed in hostile situation. ...

ISJK chief among 4 militants killed in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, June 22 - Police today killed four militants, including chief of the banned Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) Dawood Ahmed Sofi, in a remote mountain village in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, six days before the annual Amarnath Yat ...

BJP flays Azad’s statement on Kashmir
NEW DELHI, June 22 - In an scathing attack on Congress and its president Rahul Gandhi, the BJP today said that the party is supporting the forces which are trying to break the country and has now designed its politics in “sync” with the terrorists an ...

Govt dragging feet on Kaziranga Eco-Sensitive Zone
GUWAHATI, June 22 - Declaration of Kaziranga National Park’s peripheries as an eco-sensitive zone continues to hang fire even after three years of the government preparing a draft proposal in this regard, with conservationists now raising doubts over ...

Akademi awards for two in State
NEW DELHI, June 22 - The Sahitya Akademi today announced the names of 21 winners of its Bal Sahitya Puraskar and 21 recipients of the Yuva Puraskar for this year. ...

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