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Naam being performed at the Doul Govinda Temple in North Guwahati on the occasion of Holi on Friday. – AT Photo
Petrol prices rise, diesel remains unchanged
NEW DELHI, March 24: Petrol prices rose around 5 paise across the four metropolitan cities on Sunday while the cost of diesel remained unchanged, data on the Indian Oil Corp's website showed. ...

Now streaming: Chunavi parodies on social media
NEW DELHI, March 24: There is a hint of sarcasm in the melodious rendering of Rahul Ram's new song "chunaav ka mahina" - a parody of "sawan ka mahina" from the 1967 film "Milan" - that hit YouTube recently. ...

Soldier killed in Pakistan firing on LoC
JAMMU, March 24: An Indian soldier was killed in Pakistani firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence sources said on Sunday. ...

'Desh Mera, Vote Mera, Mudda Mera' campaign launched
NEW DELHI, March 24: Several civil society organisations on Saturday joined hands to launch a nationwide campaign titled 'Desh Mera, Vote Mera, Mudda Mera' to bring people's issues back into electoral focus and highlight failures of the BJP-led NDA g ...

How polo-playing Manipuri women are breaking barriers, leading a quiet revolution
IMPHAL, March 24: Polo, often thought of as a game of the rich, has also been generally dominated by men. However, a quiet revolution is taking place at the very place where it all started - the northeast Indian state of Manipur, which is considered ...

87,000 groups on WhatsApp targeting voters
NEW DELHI, March 24: The first phase of voting begins from April 11 and WhatsApp - and not its parent company Facebook - has turned out to be the biggest social media platform for more than 87,000 groups to target millions with political messaging. ...

Bid to check black money use in polls
GUWAHATI, March 23 - With the general elections round the corner, the Income Tax department has geared up to check use of black money during the polls and special teams have been deployed in all the districts of northeastern states as well as in the ...

BJP lines up star campaigners
GUWAHATI, March 23 - A day after the ruling BJP announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hit the campaign trail in Assam on March 30, the saffron party today said that it has drawn up a list of ‘star campaigners’ in the State for the forthcom ...

Cong final list for State likely tomorrow
GUWAHATI, March 23 - The final list of Lok Sabha election candidates of the Congress party for Assam is likely to be released on either March 25 or March 26. ...

RP Sarmah vows to rebuild ‘old BJP’ in State
GUWAHATI, March 23 - Sitting Tezpur MP RP Sarmah today said that he would not contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections and would instead embark on a mission to reconstitute the “old BJP”. ...

AIUDF first list out
GUWAHATI, March 23 - All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) today released its first list of candidates, comprising names of the party’s nominees from three constituencies, for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls. ...

Call to revoke memo against engagement of temporary staff
GUWAHATI, March 23 - The Assam College Principals’ Council (ACPC) has opposed the State Government’s office memorandum (OM) dated February 18, 2019, prohibiting engagement of teaching and non-teaching staff in provincialised colleges of the State on ...

Country’s first Lokpal takes oath of office
NEW DELHI, March 23 - President Ram Nath Kovind Saturday administered the oath of office to Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as the country’s first Lokpal. The oath was administered at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, a communique issued by the Pre ...

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