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A parched paddy field at Meleng Lahkar Gaon in Jorhat on Sunday. – UB Photos
Women not safe in Assam, statistics reveal
Guwahati, March 23 (IANS): Women are seemingly not safe in Assam. From 2005 to 2014, nearly 16,000 women have been raped, around 1,400 killed for dowry and over 120 lynched in the name of witch-hunting, a minister said on Monday. ...

Coal scam much bigger than thought: PM
Hussainiwala (Punjab), March 23 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the coal blocks allocation scam during the previous UPA government was much bigger than the figure of Rs.1.76 lakh crore pointed out by the Comptroller and Auditor Ge ...

India, China hold border talks
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS): National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, the special Representative for the India-China boundary talks, on Monday sat down with his Chinese counterpart State Councillor Yang Jiechi, for the 18th round of border talks here. ...

SC gives Sahara 'final' chance to raise money
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Monday gave Sahara a "final and last opportunity" to raise Rs 10,000 crore to make part payment to investors for the money raised in 2008-09, as a precursor to the release of Subrata Roy and two direct ...

Bangladesh genocide, liberation re-lived through exhibition
Agartala, March 23 (IANS): Ahead of Bangladesh's Independence Day on March 26, a three-day exhibition "1971: Genocide and Torture" opened here on Monday to showcase the sacrifices lakhs of people of erstwhile East Pakistan made to achieve their freed ...

Constitutional safeguards must for indigenous people: expert
GUWAHATI, March 22 – Though a report of the United Nations has exposed the gravity of the problem of migration into India from Bangladesh, well-known security analyst and former GoC of the 4 Corps of the Army, Lt Gen (Retd) DB Shekhatkar, is of the v ...

Modi allays fears over Land Bill
NEW DELHI, March 22 – Directly reaching out to farmers over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked them not to be misled by “rumours and lies” as he slammed the Opposition for trying to create confusion for ...

Swiss Govt working on info exchange
NEW DELHI/BERNE, March 22 – Keen to help in India’s fight against the black money menace, Switzerland has said that talks on automatic exchange of tax information between the two countries will begin at the “earliest” once the domestic procedures are ...

Call for capacity building to fight cyber crimes
GUWAHATI, March 22 – Chief Justice (Acting) of the Gauhati High Court, K Sreedhar Rao, today said that there is a dire need for investigators, public prosecutors and also the Judges to become techno-savvy, which he said would help in appreciating dig ...

Indo-China border talks from today
BEIJING/NEW DELHI, March 22 – India and China will hold the 18th round of border talks in Delhi from tomorrow – the first round of negotiations after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power last year – where the two sides are expected to focus on ...

Samujjal to resign as AASU adviser
GUWAHATI, March 22 – All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) adviser Dr Samujjal Bhattacharyya would officially resign from AASU during the 16th convention of the students’ body to be held at Dudhnoi, from March 23. ...

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