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Children from the remote river island village of Majgaon in Tinsukia district on way to school in Madhupur island village. Photo: C-NES
EC seeks to dispel doubts on EVMs
NEW DELHI, May 20 (IANS): Yet again seeking to demonstrate that the electronic voting machines (EVMs) are not tamperable, the Election Commission on Saturday dismissed the possibility of manipulating the functioning of the machines either during manu ...

Rajnath chairs security review meeting with 5 CMs
GANGTOK, May 20 (IANS): Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired here on Saturday the first security review meeting with Chief Ministers of five states bordering China. ...

Jadhav will be dealt according to Pak law: Minister
ARRAYISLAMABAD, May 20 (IANS): Pakistan will handle the case of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death, "according to our own laws", Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Saturday. ...

Police zeroing in on fake answer scripts
GUWAHATI, May 19 - Dibrugarh police, which has seized nearly 1,000 answer scripts from the strong room of the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) here last night, is now zeroing in on the fake answer scripts out of them, which were reprinted by pr ...

Bid to end stalemate on Subansiri dam
NEW DELHI, May 19 - In a fresh attempt to end the stalemate on the Subansiri (Lower) hydroelectric project, the Centre is likely to plead before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to resolve the issue so that work on the project is started soon. ...

New NE industrial policy soon: Patowary
GUWAHATI, May 19 - State Commerce and Industry Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary today said that the new industrial policy for the North East is expected to be released in June this year. ...

GST rates: Council finalises four slabs for services
SRINAGAR, May 19 - Education and healthcare will continue to be exempted from tax in the upcoming GST regime that will see service tax incidence go up on telecom, business class air travel, insurance and sale of newspaper space for advertisement. ...

Silapathar case: HC denies bail to 22 accused
GUWAHATI, May 19 - The Gauhati High Court today denied bail to all the 22 accused in the Silapathar violence case where the local office of the All Assam Students Union (AASU) was attacked by some miscreants. ...

WB flood management project in State
GUWAHATI, May 19 - The World Bank and the State Water Resources Department (WRD) are working on a Rs 1,500-crore project for strengthening institutional capacity for water resources planning and management, and to build resilience to flood and erosio ...

Modi to boost BJP campaign in Tripura
AGARTALA, May 19 - Aiming to boost BJP’s Assembly election campaign in Tripura, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan are all set to visit the Ma ...

4 Manipur policemen injured in attack
IMPHAL, May 19 - Four Manipur police personnel including a sub inspector were seriously injured in a bomb attack in Tengnoupal district bordering Myanmar on Friday, sources said. ...

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