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Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi visiting the Indo-Bangladesh international border at Ramraikutti border outpost in Dhubri on Wednesday. – UB Photos
Assam to battle poachers with AK-47s
New Delhi, Sept 19 (IANS): Assam has got permission to arm its forest guards with weapons like AK-47s to fight heavily-armed poachers, the State's Environment and Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain said on Thursday. ...

FCI to increase storage capacity in Northeast
Guwahati, Sept 19 (IANS): The Food Corporation of India (FCI) will create an additional capacity for storing 5.4 lakh tonnes of food grain in the northeastern states, including Sikkim, with a total allocation of Rs.568.17 crore, it was announced here ...

Manna Dey hospitalized, undergoing dialysis
Bangalore, Sept 19 (IANS): Legendary playback singer Manna Dey has been hospitalised here and is undergoing dialysis, a Narayana Hrudayalaya hospital spokesperson said on Thursday, adding he will be kept under observation for some time. ...

Tripura rulers wanted to merge with Pakistan: Manik Sarkar
Agartala, Sept 19 (IANS): Members of Tripura's erstwhile royal family had tried to merge the state with the then East Pakistan and later tried to integrate the state with Assam, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has revealed. ...

No innerline permit in Meghalaya, says CM
Shillong, Sept 19 (IANS): Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has ruled out implementation of the British-era innerline permit system -- which requires people to secure a licence if they wish to enter a restricted area -- to check illegal migrants ...

Gogoi inspects Dhubri sector of border
GUWAHATI, Sept 18 – Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today inspected the Indo-Bangla border in Dhubri sector and took stock of the border-related issues. ...

India, Bangla to jointly patrol border areas
NEW DELHI, Sept 18 – Quoting one of the most popular songs of Dr Bhupen Hazarika, Director General of Border Security Force (BSF), Subhash Joshi wooed the Bangladeshi side, as India and Bangladesh agreed to conduct joint patrolling in sensitive areas ...

State Govt fails to control onion prices
GUWAHATI, Sept 18 – Onion prices are bringing tears to the eyes of the consumers all over the country, more so in Assam because of the huge difference between the wholesale and retail prices and the State Government has totally failed to take effecti ...

Steps for efficient policing in State
GUWAHATI, Sept 18 – The Assam Police has roped in the services of the Administrative Staff College, Hyderabad in framing a road-map for efficient policing in the State by identifying the challenges that lie ahead. ...

Assam postal circle expects revenue jump
GUWAHATI, Sept 18 – After witnessing a fall in its annual earning last fiscal, the Assam Circle of India Post is looking for a substantial jump in its revenue during 2013-14 on the back of a number of new initiatives. ...

European body’s honour to GU
GUWAHATI, Sept 18 – The Gauhati University (GU) has been nominated by the Socrates Committee of the Europe Business Assembly’s (EBA) Oxford Summit of Leaders ‘Science and Education’ to the prestigious Best Regional University title for its ‘successfu ...

Bid to channelise export of State’s agri produce
GUWAHATI, Sept 18 – The State Agriculture Department has engaged a private bank as consultant to channelise export-related activities concerning the State’s agricultural items. ...

Plea to include role of NE freedom fighters
NEW DELHI, Sept 18 – Lamenting lack of study material regarding the role of the North-East in the freedom struggle, the Centre has been requested to include contributions of the region’s freedom fighters in school curricula across the country. ...

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