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Revellers celebrating the Festival of Colours at Dakhinpat Satra, in Majuli on Friday. – UB Photos
Tour operators woo foreigners as they gear up for poll tourism
KOLKATA, March 23: Bolstered by an encouraging trend in the last general elections and subsequent state assembly polls, many tour operators and travel companies are gearing up for poll tourism, mainly targeting foreign tourists as political parties g ...

Justice Ghose takes oath as India's first Lokpal
NEW DELHI, March 23: Retired Supreme Court Judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose on Saturday took oath as India's first Lokpal. "President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as Chairperson, Lokpal, at a ceremony held ...

India's forex reserves up $3.60 bn to over $405.63 bn
MUMBAI, March 23: India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves increased by $3.60 billion during the week ended March 15, official data showed. ...

Nearly 2 crore men lost jobs between FY 2012-18: NSSO
NEW DELHI, March 23: The number of men employed in the country has fallen down by nearly two crore in the five years between 2011-12 and 2017-18, as per the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) report which was recently buried by the government. A re ...

At least 26 dead, 28 injured in China tourist coach fire
CHANGSHA, March 23: Twenty-six people were killed and 28 others injured after a tour coach caught fire in central China's Hunan Province on Friday, local authorities said. ...

China chemical blast toll increases to 64
BEIJING, March 23: The death toll from an explosion in a chemical plant in China's Jiangsu province increased to 64 on Saturday while 28 people still remain missing, authorities said. Of the 64 victims, 26 have been identified, Cao Lubao, the Mayor o ...

Jet suspends 12 international services till April-end
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, March 23: Jet Airways has suspended 12 international flights even as it grapples with a reduced fleet strength, industry insiders said. Sources said the airline has suspended operations to Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Dammam, Singa ...

Incredible numbers, but poor representation of women from NE in politics
AGARTALA, March 23: Women are almost a non-entity in the electoral politics and governance in India's northeastern region, albeit an incredible gender ratio in the electoral rolls of the region. ...

Nomination process begins in State
JORHAT/DIBRUGARH, March 22 - The nomination process for the Jorhat Lok Sabha constituency, which goes to polls on April 11 in the first phase of the general election, gained momentum today with two candidates filing their nomination papers at the Jor ...

BJP announces candidates for eight LS seats in State
NEW DELHI, March 22 - The long wait for nomination for BJP ticket-seekers in Assam was over on Thursday after the saffron party formally announced its first list of candidates for 184 Lok Sabha seats, including eight in the State. ...

4 held for assault on TV scribe
GUWAHATI, March 22 - The police have arrested four persons in connection with the attack on television journalist Chakrapani Parashar in the Ganeshguri area here on Thursday. The accused were today produced before the Court of the Chief Judicial Magi ...

India working on expeditious extradition of Nirav Modi
NEW DELHI, March 22 - Days after his arrest in London, India on Friday said it was working towards expeditious extradition of Nirav Modi, the main accused in the USD 2 billion PNB scam case. ...

Poachers kill first ‘white’ deer spotted in Dima Hasao dist
GUWAHATI, March 22 - In a development that exposes how little is known of the hidden and varied wildlife of Dima Hasao district, a ‘white’ deer – an extremely rare occurrence anywhere in the country – was sighted for the first time in the North East ...

Golaghat residents hit hard by water-borne diseases
DERGAON, March 22 - At a time when the entire globe is observing World Water Day today, but the residents of Golaghat have been suffering from severe water-borne diseases in recent times. ...

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