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An artisan giving finishing touches to a mask ahead of Raas Mahotsav, in Majuli on Tuesday. – UB Photos
Opp, BJP trade charges over SIMI killings
BHOPAL/NEW DELHI, Nov 1 - More questions cropped up today on the killing of eight SIMI men in Bhopal even as the police asserted that it was a genuine encounter and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and other BJP leaders decried attempts to “polit ...

8 civilians killed in Pak shelling in J-K
JAMMU, Nov 1 - In an escalation of cross-border military confrontation, 8 civilians were today killed and 22 injured in Jammu region due to Pakistani shelling, prompting a strong retaliation by Indian army which killed two Pakistani soldiers. ...

Border situation reviewed
NEW DELHI, Nov 1 - With cross-border firing escalating, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today reviewed the situation along the Indo-Pak border where eight civilians were killed and 22 injured due to Pakistani shelling and two Pakistani soldiers killed af ...

State Govt behind JPC visit postponement, says Gogoi
GUWAHATI, Nov 1 - Criticizing the postponement of the visit to Assam by the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today alleged that the decision to defer the visit has been taken on th ...

Maintain legitimacy of Assam Accord: Cong
NEW DELHI, Nov 1 - The Congress party underlying the need to maintain the legitimacy of the Assam Accord expressed concern over reports of bids to change the cut-off date. ...

Trump leads Clinton by one point: Poll
WASHINGTON, Nov 1 - A week before the US presidential elections, Republican nominee Donald Trump has taken a slender lead of one percentage point against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for the first time since May in a major national tracking p ...

Songbijit trying to set up base in Karbi Anglong
GUWAHATI, Nov 1 - Amid reports that most-wanted militant leader IK Songbijit has raised a new outfit detaching himself from the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), Director General of Assam Police Mukesh Sahay maintained that the dreaded le ...

Concern over proposal to lower sin tax on tobacco
GUWAHATI, Nov 1 - Expressing serious concern over the proposal of the GST Council for 26 per cent sin tax on tobacco, public health advocates, including the Voluntary Health Association of Assam (VHAA), an NGO, said a sin tax rate below 40 per cent w ...

Bureaucrat blamed for poor state of transport services in Meghalaya
SHILLONG, Nov 1 - Urban Affairs Minister Ronnie V Lyngdoh today blamed a former bureaucrat for acting arbitrarily resulting in the present mess with the functioning of the Shillong Public Transport Service (SPTS.) ...

NSF, NSCN-IM oppose creation of new districts in Manipur
DIMAPUR, Nov 1 - The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) and NSCN-IM have voiced their opposition to the creation of any district from the present districts predominantly inhabited by the Nagas in Manipur. ...

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