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Students of a Cotton College hostel making a rangoli in Guwahati on Saturday. – UB Photos
Issue moving in right direction: CM
GUWAHATI, Oct 29 - The Government of Assam has appointed Pallav Bhattacharjee, Additional DGP (SB), Assam as the new mediator to liaise with the organisations agitating for ST status of six communities of the State. ...

Kaziranga staff to get modern arms soon
GUWAHATI, Oct 29 - State Environment and Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma today said that infrastructure bottlenecks, manpower shortage and lack of motivation among sections of staff and officials were at the root of the high incidence of rhino po ...

Samajwadi MP’s PA held in espionage case
NEW DELHI, Oct 29 - Pakistan High Commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar, expelled by India for spying, had named Samajwadi Party’s Rajya Sabha MP Munavvar Saleem’s personal assistant Farhat as one of his ‘close associates’ in the crime following which he ...

India, China NSAs to meet next week
BEIJING, Oct 29 - National Security Advisors of India and China will meet next week to discuss measures to improve bilateral ties which are strained by differences over a host of issues, including India’s admission into NSG and Beijing’s attempts to ...

Citizenship to migrants will affect NRC update, says former CM
GUWAHATI, Oct 29 - Former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that the proposed move to grant citizenship to illegal migrants from minority communities by the Centre will directly hurt the very intention with which the National Register of Citizen ...

Appointment of non-medical staff to Health dept top posts opposed
GUWAHATI, Oct 29 - An emergency central office-bearer meeting of Assam Medical Service Association (AMSA) was held recently to discuss the appointment of non-medical and non-health person in the Directorate of Health Service, Assam, and Directorate o ...

AK Handique common candidate of Opp parties
GUWAHATI, Oct 29 - A conglomeration of 11 Opposition parties of the State has fielded Amiya Kumar Handique as its common candidate for the Lakhimpur Parliamentary Constituency, the by-election to which is scheduled to be held on November 19. ...

Cachar Police to intensify drive against fake documents racket
SILCHAR, Oct 29 - After their campaign against illicit liquor and gambling across the district, Cachar Police have taken a serious view of the incidents of fake documents relating to passports and NRC application forms. ...

Centre to help NE youth for gainful self-employment: Rudy
ITANAGAR, Oct 29 - Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Friday said the Centre will provide “all possible help” for skill development to the youth of North East for gainful self-employment. ...

Mizoram Govt will not concede MBDPF demands: Lalzirliana
AIZAWL, Oct 29 - Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana on Friday reiterated that the State Government will not concede the demands of Mizoram Bru Displaced People’s Forum (MBDPF) as a pre-condition for their repatriation. ...

‘Vibrant, progressive NE important for India’
ITANAGAR, Oct 29 - Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar yesterday said a vibrant and progressive NE was important for India and therefore, there was significant motivation to develop NE. ...

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