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Tourists enjoying an elephant safari ride inside the Kaziranga National Park on the opening day of the tourist season on Friday. Photo: Samarendra Sarma
Rain stops play at Chinnaswamy Stadium
BANGALORE, Nov 2 (IANS): The seventh and final ODI of the series between India and Australia was stopped by a light drizzle at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium here Saturday. ...

Meghalaya stir leads to drop in tourist footfalls
SHILLONG, Nov 2 (IANS): There has been a sharp drop in tourist footfalls in the picturesque northeastern state of Meghalaya - which literally means abode of the clouds - over the past two months in the wake of an agitation by more than a dozen politi ...

Rabha Council Act challenged in SC
NEW DELHI, Nov 1 – The Supreme Court today issued notices to the Government of Assam, the State Election Commission and the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council (RHAC) in response to a writ petition challenging the constitutional validity of the Rabha Has ...

Infant mortality rate highest in State
GUWAHATI, Nov 1 – Despite claims of reform in healthcare and social welfare by the government, Assam has one of the highest rates of infant mortality, with the State also not doing well in some other indicators. ...

Potato prices go further up
GUWAHATI, Nov 1 – Marching onion’s way, potato prices are far from relieving the burden of the common people this festive season. While the blame game for this price hike is on between the wholesalers, retailers and the government agencies, ultimatel ...

Centre yet to respond to Tea Board’s proposal
GUWAHATI, Nov 1 – The Government of India is yet to respond to the Tea Board’s recommendation for declaring tea as the national drink. Meanwhile, the domestic consumption of tea is increasing every year, but the exports remained more or less static f ...

AKRSU demands Hiteswar Barman’s release
BONGAIGAON, Nov 1 – The Hiteswar Barman faction of the AKRSU demanded the early release of their nine workers, including president Hiteswar Barman, who were arrested following the clash at Basugaon by setting a 48-hour deadline from Thursday evening. ...

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