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Boys collecting driftwood from the Brahmaputra at Dhakuakhana, on Monday. – UB Photos
Democratic ethos prevailed over authoritarian mindset: Modi on Emergency
NEW DELHI, June 25: On the 44th anniversary of the Emergency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tributes to "all those greats who fiercely and fearlessly resisted" it, adding that the country's "democratic ethos successfully prevailed over ...

BJP MP lands in row over "beheading" remarks
HYDERABAD, June 25: A BJP MP has stoked a controversy by allegedly saying that any Muslim youth who tries to indulge in stalking tribal girls would be "beheaded." ...

Hizbul behind smuggling of narcotics into J&K: IGP
JAMMU, June 25: A top police officer has said terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen is also engaged in smuggling narcotics into Jammu and Kashmir from across the Line of Control. ...

Loss to Pak borderline embarrassing; our show in WC mediocre: Du Plessis
LONDON, June 25: Describing the loss against Pakistan as "borderline embarrassing", a furious South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis said his team's performance in the World Cup has been "mediocre". ...

UK falling behind in race to engage with India, warns UK Parliament inquiry
LONDON, June 25: The UK is falling behind in the global race to engage with India as it has failed to adjust its strategy to fit India's enhanced influence and power on the world stage, a new British parliamentary inquiry report concluded on Monday. ...

US billionaires urge 2020 presidential candidates to tax them
WASHINGTON, June 25: A group of US billionaires has urged the 2020 presidential candidates ...

IS, Al Qaeda threat perception high in State
NEW DELHI, June 24 - Footprints of modules of dreaded terrorist outfit Islamic State (IS) have been found in different parts of India and though no activity of the outfit has been noticed in Assam, the threat perception cannot be overlooked because t ...

RBI Deputy Governor Acharya quits
NEW DELHI, June 24 - Viral Acharya, the RBI Deputy Governor who had in October last year brought to light tensions with the government over independence of the central bank, has resigned six months before the scheduled end of his term in the office. ...

NCLT has ordered liquidation of HPC: Minister
NEW DELHI, June 24 - The Centre on Monday reaffirmed that the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has on May 2 ordered liquidation of Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited (HPC) that owns Nagaon and Cachar paper mills in Assam. ...

Panel monitoring action against syndicates: Patowary
GUWAHATI, June 24 - A State level monitoring committee has been formed to prevent syndicates and all SPs directed to report daily seizures and arrests to it, Transport minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said today. ...

State BJP MPs seek more flood funds
NEW DELHI, June 24 - With the flood season around the corner, the Assam BJP has called for more funds for flood management schemes in the Union Budget. ...

Assessment of Kaziranga corridors critical to unhindered animal movement
GUWAHATI, June 24 - With the Supreme Court asking the State government to ensure protection to the wildlife corridors that link Kaziranga National Park with the hilly forests of Karbi Anglong to its south, conservationists believe that an assessment ...

NE receives deficit rainfall, some areas 50 pc less
SHILLONG, June 24 - Meghalaya and the entire North East have received deficit rainfall, with Meghalaya and Manipur the worst affected with over 50 per cent less rainfall than normal in the past 24 days. ...

Mizoram to repatriate over 200 Myanmar refugees today
AIZAWL, June 24 - The Mizoram Government is planning to repatriate over 200 Myanmar refugees, who are languishing at Hmawngbuchhuah village in southern tip of Lawngtlai district bordering Myanmar, on Tuesday, an official said on Monday. ...

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