Guwahati, Monday, November 11, 2019

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Candidates coming out of an examination centre after appearing in the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET), in Guwahati on Sunday. – UB Photos

Legendary poll reformer T N Seshan dead
CHENNAI, Nov 11: Former chief election commissioner T N Seshan, who ruthlessly enforced the model code of conduct and led the game-changing electoral reforms in the 1990s, died here on Sunday following a cardiac arrest. He was 86. ...

Congress meet underway to decide on supporting Shiv Sena
NEW DELHI, Nov 11: A meeting of the Congress working committee was underway on Monday morning to decide on whether to support the Shiv Sena in forming the government in Maharashtra, sources said. ...


Senior SC judges hail CJI Gogoi for Ayodhya verdict
GUWAHATI, Nov 11: Senior Supreme Court judges have heaped praise on Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi for his handling of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit and delivering the judgment on the fractious issue. ...

Judges heap praise on CJI Gogoi
GUWAHATI, Nov 10 - Judges of the Supreme Court of India, including the Chief Justice of India (CJI)-designate Sharad Arvind Bobde, today heaped praise on CJI Ranjan Gogoi appreciating his ‘sense of justice’ and the ability to take everyone together. ...


Governor invites Shiv Sena to stake claim to form Govt
MUMBAI, Nov 10 - Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Sunday invited the Shiv Sena, the second largest party, to stake claim to form government, hours after the BJP declined such attempt. ...

Doval meets Hindu, Muslim religious leaders
NEW DELHI, Nov 10 - National Security Advisor Ajit Doval held a meeting with eminent Hindu and Muslim religious leaders on Sunday, a day after the Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya case, officials said. The religious leaders pledged unstinted supp ...



$110 million deal on river transport
GUWAHATI, Nov 10 - A loan negotiation for an amount of $110 million was successfully concluded for the Assam Inland Water Transport Project (AIWTP) on Thursday to be executed by the Government of Assam and the World Bank. ...

Cyclone ‘Bulbul’ claims 10 lives in West Bengal
KOLKATA, Nov 10 - Cyclone ‘Bulbul’, which barrelled through the coastal districts of West Bengal before hurtling towards Bangladesh, claimed at least 10 lives and affected at least 2.73 lakh families in different parts of the state, official reports ...

Assam signs pact with Malaysia trade body
GUWAHATI, Nov 10 - The Industries and Commerce Department, Assam, signed an MoU with Malaysia India Business Council (MIBC) in the presence of Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary and MIBC president Tan Sri Ir Kuna Sittampalam here ...

Governor’s call to boost livestock sector in State
GUWAHATI, Nov 10 - The curtain closed down on the National Livestock and Poultry Show-2019 at the College of Veterinary Science playground, Khanapara, with Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi calling upon the stakeholders to create a more entrepreneur-friend ...

Bid to restrict CTC output amid crisis in tea industry
GUWAHATI, Nov 10 - Amid crisis in the industry, the Tea Board has decided to check production of lower quality tea that has created a mismatch between demand and supply resulting in poor price realisation. ...

City »
Citizens’ body urges govt to save old trees at Bharalumukh
GUWAHATI, Nov 10 - The Coordination Committee of Citizens, a city-based public group, has moved the state government to save the old trees on the Brahmaputra riverfront in the Bharalumukh locality. ...

RG Baruah memorial art contest held at 30 venues across State
GUWAHATI, Nov 10 - Over a thousand youngsters took part in the Singhapurush Radha Govinda Baruah Memorial State-level Art Competition held at 30 different venues across the State on Sunday. ...

Bharalu’s pristine glory needs to be restored: Voluntary group
GUWAHATI, Nov 10 - Voluntary organisation Save Guwahati Build Guwahati (SGBG) today demanded that steps be taken by the State Government to restore the pristine glory of the Bharalu. ...

AAI warns against fake job offers
GUWAHATI, Nov 10 - Unknown agencies have reportedly launched a fake recruitment drive for jobs at the upcoming Rupsi Airport and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has cautioned the people against it. ...

UNLF chief released after 10 years in jail
GUWAHATI, Nov 10 - Rajkumar Meghen alias Sanayaima, the chairman of the proscribed United National Liberation Front (UNLF), was released from the Guwahati Central Jail on Saturday after serving a 10-year imprisonment. ...

Candidates allege anomalies in Cotton University recruitment
GUWAHATI, Nov 10 - A few candidates who had appeared in the recently held interview for five posts of teachers in the Mass Communication, Journalism and Media Studies Department of Cotton University, have levelled serious allegations of anomalies aga ...

Sahitya Sabha chief rues lack of halls for plays
GUWAHATI, Nov 10 - Praising the infrastructure in Bangladesh, Asam Sahitya Sabha president Paramanda Rajbongshi on Sunday lamented that Guwahati lacked halls and auditoriums for staging plays, and said had it not been for the naamghars, the state’s d ...

Withdrawal of Gandhi family’s SPG security cover vindictive: Congress
GUWAHATI, Nov 10 - Leader of the Opposition in the Assam Legislative Assembly Debabrata Saikia has condemned the Centre’s decision to withdraw the SPG security cover of Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and replace ...

Singer Parashmoni still untraceable
GUWAHATI, Nov 10 - Police have not been able to trace the whereabouts of singer Parashmoni who has been missing since June 23 after he came out of his house in the Rupnagar area here. ...

State »
Shiva Doul premises declared ‘beggar free’
SIVASAGAR, Nov 10 - In a prompt and laudable action that has vastly altered the scenario around the historic Shiva Doul here, the Sivasagar district administration has cleared its premises of beggars and streetchildren and proclaimed it as a ‘beggar ...

Singhapurush RG Baruah Memorial Art Competition evokes enthusiastic response
SILCHAR, Nov 10 - Along with 29 other centres across the State, Singhapurush Radha Govinda Baruah Memorial all Assam Art competition was held with great enthusiasm in Barak Valley on Sunday. ...

Jumbos destroy standing paddy crop at Abhoijan
DERGAON, Nov 10 - A herd of wild elephant numbering around 50-60 from the Nambor-Daigrong Wildlife Sanctuary have destroyed standing paddy crop in many parts of Abhoijan in Golaghat district on Saturday. ...

Poor condition of Barak Valley roads irk minister
SILCHAR, Nov 10 - Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated the newly constructed 100-bed Mother and Childcare Wing annexure at the Karimganj Civil Hospital on Friday. ...

Mukhi sheds light on Guru Nanak’s ideology
NAGAON, Nov 10 - Governor Jagdish Mukhi inaugurated an exhibition yesterday on the life and ideology of Guru Nanak which was organised in sync with his 550th birth anniversary at Nagaon Police Reserve field. ...

Kalaigaon Raas from today
KALAIGAON, Nov 10 - People of Kalaigaon have completed preparations for successful celebration of the 35th Raas Mahotsav from November 11 to 22. ...

15-day Raas festival at Patacharkuchi from tomorrow
PATACHARKUCHI, Nov 10 - Preparations are almost complete for celebration of the 15-day Raas festival at the Siva Durga Dhaam here from November 12 to 26.` ...

82nd Barpeta Raas festival from today
BARPETA, Nov 10 - The 82nd Panchagram Raas Mahotsav will be celebrated at Baniyakuchi in Barpeta district with a week-long programme starting November 11. ...

Laikhuta for 89th Srimanta Sankardev Sangha session erected
BOKAKHAT, Nov 10 - The laikhuta of the temporary meeting hall (pandal) of Srimanta Sankardev Sangha’s 89th annual conference was formally erected ceremoniously by Kamala Kanta Gogoi, president (padadhikar) of the Sangha today amidst a huge gathering ...

Others »
Sikkim director’s short film to be screened at UK fest
GANGTOK, Nov 10 - Buwa, a short film directed by filmmaker Angel Tshering of Sikkim, has been selected for official streaming at the Lift-Off Sessions festival in the United Kingdom. ...

Orange Festival at Tamenglong from December 13
IMPHAL, Nov 10 - The 16th State-level Orange Festival will be held in Manipur’s Tamenglong district from December 13 to 15. ...

Potholed road poses risk to commuters
SHILLONG, Nov 10 - An important road here has been left unattended for years by the defence authorities causing inconvenience to the people. ...

Traditional healer felicitated in Meghalaya
SHILLONG, Nov 10 - A 101-year-old traditional healer was felicitated by a youth organisation of South West Khasi Hills for his contribution towards traditional system of medicine, which has benefited a large number of people in rural areas. ...

Cong slams withdrawal of Gandhis’ SPG cover
AGARTALA, Nov 10 - The Tripura Congress has termed the BJP-led NDA government’s move to withdraw the SPG security cover to the members of the Gandhi family as vendetta politics. ...

Thermos flask triggers bomb scare in Imphal
IMPHAL, Nov 10 - A bomb hoax prompted the police to close down a busy road in Imphal today. ...

NNPGs for ‘unconditional unity’ among Nagas
DIMAPUR, Nov 10 - The working committee of the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) has appealed to all Naga groups to prepare themselves for “unconditional unity”, saying it stands for unity without any condition. ...

‘Alert meetings’ held in Manipur over Naga talks
IMPHAL, Nov 10 - Braving the nonstop drizzle, ‘alert meetings’ were held at different places in Manipur today seeking protection of the State’s interests and territorial integrity in view of the talks between the Centre and Naga groups. ...

Assam Rifles seizes drugs in Manipur
IMPHAL, Nov 10 - The Assam Rifles troops claimed to have seized drugs worth Rs 10.40 lakh during checking of a bus at Khudengthabi check post in Manipur’s Tengnoupal district. ...

Tripura declares holiday on birth anniv of last king
AGARTALA, Nov 10 - For the first time in 70 years since the then princely State merged with the Indian Union, the BJP-led government in Tripura has notified the birthday of the State’s last king Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya on August 19 as an ...

Sports »
Chahar’s hat-trick hands India T20 series win
NAGPUR, Nov 10: Pacer Deepak Chahar took a sensational six-wicket haul, including a hat-trick after entertaining half-centuries from Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul, as India defeated a self-destructing Bangladesh by 30 runs in the third and final T20 Inte ...

England beat New Zealand in Super Over finale to clinch series
AUCKLAND, Nov 10: England beat New Zealand in a thrilling Super Over finish to their rain-reduced Twenty20 International on Sunday, clinching a 3-2 win in the five-match series. ...

Momota defends Fuzhou crown for 10th title of 2019
SHANGHAI, Nov 10: Kento Momota won his 10th title of a remarkable year as Japan’s World No. 1 defeated Chou Tien-chen to retain his Fuzhou China Open crown on Sunday. ...

Oil India emerge champs in PSPB inter-unit football
GUWAHATI, Nov 10 - Oil India Limited, Duliajan football team annexed the 40th PSPB Inter-Unit Football Tournament defeating ONGC 2-0 in the final at Goa. ...

Sonowal takes charge as AOA president
GUWAHATI, Nov 10 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today took charge as the president of the Assam Olympic Association (AOA) who got elected to the post unopposed for a period of four years. ...

Shafali, Smriti secure India’s 84-run win over WI in first T20I
GROS ISLET, Nov 10: Opening duo of Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana hammered scintillating half-centuries as the Indian women’s team notched up a comfortable 84-run win over hosts West Indies in the first T20I here. ...