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The ill-fated boat which capsized in Monday’s mishap being pulled towards the bank by members of the public at Dhubri on Tuesday. – UB Photos
250 feared killed in boat tragedy
MEDERTARY GHAT, May 1 – Around 250 people are feared dead in yesterday’s Medertary Ghat ferry boat mishap on the Brahmaputra, which is one of the worst boat mishaps of the State in recent times. Altogether 41 bodies were recovered till 4-30 pm today. ...

Russian President condoles tragedy
NEW DELHI, May 1 – President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev has condoled the Dhubri boat tragedy in Assam, even as the Border Security Force established direct contact with Border Guard Bangladesh. ...

Most vessels plying in Brahmaputra flout norms
GUWAHATI, May 1 – The tragic accident on the Brahmaputra in Dhubri district once again brought to sharp focus the lack of adequate safety norms on the passenger vessels plying on the rivers of the State and the failure of the concerned Government dep ...

No confrontation with CM, says Himanta
NEW DELHI, May 1 – State Health and Education Minister, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma sought to put an end to the week-long factional fight in the State Congress by clarifying that he has briefed Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi about his meeting with Congress p ...

Portfolios to Parliamentary Secretaries
GUWAHATI, May 1 – Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today allocated departments to all the 21 Parliamentary Secretaries. ...

SK Srivastava takes over as OIL CMD
GUWAHATI, May 1 – Sunil Kumar Srivastava has taken over as Chairman and Managing Director (C&MD) of Oil India Limited (OIL) today. He is an upstream petroleum professional with an excellent blend of experience and expertise in exploration, drilling a ...

Prince Andrew visits Kohima war cemetery
KOHIMA, May 1 – Prince Andrew, Duke of York, today paid homage here to the hundreds of soldiers of the Allied forces who fell in the fierce battle of Kohima in 1944 in the Second World War, by placing a wreath at the Commonwealth War Cemetery, report ...

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