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Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma releasing the MGNREGA theme song during the conference of VECs on innovation & convergence at Tura on Thursday. – UB Photos
India should learn from past lessons: China
BEIJING, June 29 - China today asked India to withdraw its troops from the Donglong area in the Sikkim sector as a precondition for a “meaningful dialogue” to settle the current stand-off, warning that the Indian Army should learn “historical lessons ...

Cong to boycott GST rollout ceremony
NEW DELHI, June 29 - The Congress today decided to boycott the government’s special midnight June 30 meeting on GST, calling it a “grand self-promoting tamasha (gimmick)”. ...

Gen Rawat visits Sikkim
GANGTOK/NEW DELHI, June 29 - Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat today visited formation headquarters of the force in North Sikkim and was briefed by top commanders about the entire security situation in the wake of the face-off between Indian troops and Chin ...

NE govts should create scope for investment: US envoy
GUWAHATI, June 29 - US Consul General in Kolkata Craig L Hall today said that sectors like agriculture, tourism, infrastructure, power, etc, in Assam and other north-eastern states provided ample scope for investment and it was for the governments in ...

Israel upbeat over Modi visit
JERUSALEM, June 29 - Israel is going all out to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the country, the first ever by an Indian premier, a memorable one with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu in a rare gesture planning to accompany “hi ...

Sonowal lays stress on modern technology
GUWAHATI, June 29 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today urged the heads of the police forces of all the North Eastern States to work as ‘Team North East’ for effective synergy in dealing with common law and order issues. ...

Indrani lodges complaint against jail officials
MUMBAI, June 29 - Sheena Bora murder case accused Indrani Mukerjea today filed a complaint with police alleging that she was beaten up by Byculla Prison officials even as her medical examination found that she had “received some injuries.” ...

ED gets court nod to quiz Paul, Rahman
GUWAHATI, June 29 - The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has begun a parallel probe into the cash-for-job scam in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, and has already secured permission from the C ...

Vice Presidential poll on Aug 5
NEW DELHI, June 29 - The members of Parliament will elect the next Vice President of India on August 5, the Election Commission announced today. ...

Inspector of Taxes held accepting bribe at Kokrajhar
KOKRAJHAR, June 29 - The Inspector of Taxes, Kokrajhar, Ripunjoy Dev Sharma, was today caught by a team of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau, Guwahati, while he was accepting a bribe of Rs one lakh from a businessman at the office of the Superinte ...

Change in crime patterns in State
GUWAHATI, June 29 - There have been significant changes in the pattern of crimes in Assam in the last four decades and the most disturbing fact is that in more than 90 per cent of the rape cases, the accused are known to the victims. Another disturbi ...

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