Guwahati, Sunday, October 18, 2015

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Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma inaugurating the office building of the Executive Engineer (PHE) at Mairang in West Khasi Hills district on Saturday. – UB

Myanmar assures all-out offensive against NE ultras
GUWAHATI, Oct 17 - Myanmar is coming closer to India in recent times and the Army of that country has promised to launch an all-out attack against the militants of the North East after the general elections in that country, scheduled for November 8. ...

NCHAC session adjourned
HAFLONG, Oct 17 - Ngamrothang Hmar, NC Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) Chairman, today adjourned the Council session sine die after disclosing the resignation of Chief Executive Member Debojeet Thaosen. ...

Misgovernance bane of NE States: BJP
NEW DELHI, Oct 17 - Stressing that rampant corruption and misgovernance have become the bane of the North Eastern States, the BJP general secretary in-charge of Assam, Ram Madhav today said that the NDA Government at the Centre has accorded top prior ...

BJP in no hurry to induct Cong MLAs
NEW DELHI, Oct 17 - The BJP seems to be in no hurry to induct the nine Congress MLAs, with BJP general secretary in-charge for Assam, Ram Madhav hinting that they may have to wait a little longer. ...

BTAD to develop Manas
BARPETA Oct 17 - The BTAD administration will undertake several new measures to attract tourists to the Manas National Park-cum-Tiger Project. While some of them will be on a long term basis, some will be implemented very soon, stated the Deputy Chie ...

Property list of APSC chief submitted to HC
GUWAHATI, Oct 17 - Mukul Saikia, Superintendent of Police, Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, pursuant to the order of the High Court, has submitted the list of properties of the chairman of the Assam Public Service Commission, Rakesh Kumar Paul, based o ...

Acting CJ Vaiphei to take over on Oct 21
GUWAHATI, Oct 17 - The President of India has appointed Justice Tinlianthang Vaiphei as the Acting Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court. ...

Int’l Tea Day mooted
GUWAHATI, Oct 17 - There is good news for the tea industry. Several countries have pledged their full support to the Indian proposal for observing an International Tea Day, which was mooted at the inter-sessional meeting of the two-day Food and Agric ...

Call to confer Bharat Ratna on RG Baruah
GUWAHATI, Oct 17 - Eminent journalist Radhika Mohan Bhagawati gave a call for conferring the Bharat Ratna on the architect of modern Assam, Singhapurush Radha Govinda Baruah, whose larger-than-life persona continues to inspire successive generations. ...

City »
State govt’s IT policy criticised
GUWAHATI, Oct 17 - The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) today criticised the State government’s information technology (IT) policy, which had been promulgated back in August 2009. ...

Centre flayed for ‘hastily’ changing Rules
GUWAHATI, Oct 17 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said the Ministry of Home Affairs amended the Passport (Entry into India) Rules, 1950 and Foreigners’ Order 1948 in a haste leaving many sensitive and vital issues unresolved, thus further compounding ...

State organs should work in tandem: CM
GUWAHATI, Oct 17 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary – the three main organs of the State – have to work in tandem for a strong and healthy democracy. ...

Dr Kalam’s 84th birthday celebrated
GUWAHATI, Oct 17 - The Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Paschim Boragaon, celebrated the 84th birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on Friday. ...

Shoppers in late Durga Puja rush
GUWAHATI, Oct 17 - Although Durga Puja is just round the corner, the people are still flooding the markets to purchase clothes for themselves and for their near and dear ones. ...

2 more held in NRL petrol depot loot case
JORABAT, Oct 17 - The August 24 Jorabat NRL petrol depot dacoity case in which an approximate amount of Rs 20 lakh was looted from the manager and assistant manager Govind Shetty and Omprakash Maheshwari respectively was looted while they were on the ...

Ramen Baruah honoured
GUWAHATI, Oct 17 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi handed over the lifetime achievement award to veteran music director of Assamese film industry Ramen Baruah at the award presentation ceremony of the 6th State Film Award Festival here this evening. The a ...

State »
Dibrugarh recalls contributions of RG
DIBRUGARH, Oct 17 - The architect of modern Assam and founder of The Assam Tribune Group of Publications, Singhapurush Radha Govinda Baruah, was paid floral tributes here today as citizens recalled his immense contributions to the State at a m ...

415-year-old Royal puja of Gauripur begins
GAURIPUR, Oct 17 - The 415-year-old Royal Durga puja of the Gauripur royal family began on the auspicious day of ‘Pratipada’ with fervour and gaiety. The ‘astadhatu’ idol of Goddess Durga was brought from the main Mahamaya temple situated in the Rajb ...

Protest against ‘secret’ distribution
BONGAIGAON, Oct 17 - A group of aggrieved women on Friday registered their protest against the alleged distribution of free yarn and mosquito nets among affluent beneficiaries under a reportedly unknown scheme at the Chakapara Gram Panchayat in Bonga ...

Deficit monsoon for two consecutive years
GUWAHATI, Oct 17 - India this time faced the deficient monsoon year for the two consecutive years with 86 per cent of its long time average (LPA) monsoon rainfall. Last year also, the country experienced a deficit monsoon rainfall. Years 2014 and 201 ...

3 awards instituted for tulsi plantation
GUWAHATI, Oct 17 - Governor PB Acharya has instituted three awards for the three best tulsi plantations on the occasion of Kati Bihu. ...

BJP demo against BTC Govt
KOKRAJHAR, Oct 17 - The Kokrajhar district unit of the BJP on Friday staged a three-hour sit-in demonstration in front of the Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner’s office in protest against the alleged corruption in the BTC Government. ...

Tezpur all set to celebrate Durga puja
TEZPUR, Oct 17 - Durga puja will be celebrated by 148 puja committees in and around Tezpur town this year. The historic town and its adjoining areas are wearing a festive look with the attractively decorated pandals drawing the people’s attentions. T ...

Others »
‘India engaging with SAARC for NE development’
NEW DELHI, Oct 17 - As part of the Centre’s Look East Policy, India is engaging with Bangladesh and other Saarc nations to bring about development in the Northeastern region, BJP leader Ram Madhav said on Saturday. ...

Ibobi inaugurates RBI Imphal office
IMPHAL, Oct 17 - Reserve Bank of India (RBI) formally opened its Imphal office here on Saturday. With this, the RBI now has five offices in the seven NE States including Manipur. ...

NSCN-K cautions collaborators
DIMAPUR, Oct 17 - NSCN-K has cautioned “certain senior lawmakers”, who are working against the former, to “mend their ways.” ...

AAPSU demands Rijiju’s resignation
NEW DELHI, Oct 17 - All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) on Saturday demanded the resignation of the State’s three MPs including Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju for their alleged failure to protect the interests of the ...

Indigenous People’s Parliament in Imphal
GUWAHATI, Oct 17 - As part of its efforts to unite the indigenous communities of the North East, Assam Sanmilita Mahasabha is organising a ‘Khilonjiya Janaganor Sangsad’ (Indigenous People’s Parliament) at Imphal from November 13-15. ...

Harmony Meet in Shillong
SHILLONG, Oct 17 - The Harmony Meet of Central Puja Committee will be held at Laban Namghar, a socio-religious institution of the Assamese community, on October 19 at 3 pm. ...

HPC(D) militant arrested
AIZAWL, Oct 17 - Self-styled commander of Manipur-based Hmar People’s Convention (Democrats) ‘Sergeant’ Biakliana was arrested by Assam Rifles personnel at Jograpur in Manipur last evening, Mizoram police said today. ...

Imphal rally demands implementation of FSA
IMPHAL, Oct 17 - In observance of World Food Day, the All Manipur Nupi Marup (AMNM) took out a protest rally here yesterday demanding immediate implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA) in Manipur. ...

Sports »
Sri Lanka defeat WI by an innings
GALLE, Oct 17: Sri Lankan spin bowler Rangana Herath’s 10-wicket match haul helped the hosts crush the West Indies by an innings and six runs today to decisively win the first Test at Galle with a day to spare. ...

State Sports Day observed
GUWAHATI, Oct 17 - The State Sports Day, on the occasion of the RG Baruah’s birth anniversary, was observed in the State today. ...

CBSE TT gets off
GUWAHATI, Oct 17 - The CBSE Inter School Table Tennis Championships (Cluster I) got off to a rousing start at the Don Bosco School, Panbazar this morning. ...

Poddar gives Orissa victory vs Assam
GUWAHATI, Oct 17 - Assam pacers failed to capitalise the advantage they had on the third day of the four-day Group A Ranji Trophy match against host Orissa as a counter attacking Govinda Poddar turned the table on the visitors. ...

Jagiroad football concludes
JAGIROAD, Oct 17 - Tiger Club, Bangthigaon emerged champions in the final of the 30th Sitajakhala Milk Producer’s Co-op Society Trophy Jagiroad Inter-club Football Tournament defeating Kharbeel FC 4-0 today at the Jagiroad Sports Association ground. ...

State TT meets from Oct 24
GUWAHATI, Oct 17 - The second Nagen Hazarika, 6th RG Baruah All Assam Major Ranking Table Tennis Championships and 63rd Donic Sitaram Agarwala Inter District and State Table Tennis Championships will be held at the Tarun Ram Phookan Indoor Stadium he ...

Dhupdhara boys champs
UDALGURI, Oct 17 - Football Academy, Dhupdhara of Goalpara lifted the Upen Brahma Gold Cup defeating local outfit New Model Sports Club 1-0 today in the final played today at the Udalguri Stadium here. ...

International chess from today
GUWAHATI, Oct 17 - The 2nd edition of the RGS International Open Rating Chess tournament is all set to begin at the Royal Global School here from Sunday. ...

BTC-Army soccer final
GUWAHATI, Oct 17 - The final of the BTC-Army Football Premier League, jointly organized by Tezpur based Gajraj Corps and BTC will be played between Sub Division teams Kokrajhar Rhinos and Parbatjhora Panthers at the SAI Stadium Kokrajhar tomorrow. ...