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Assam protests 'jihadi links'

Organisations across Assam today launched protests seeking investigations into the alleged role of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) and Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind in sending youths from lower Assam's Dhubri district for jihadi training in Bangladesh.

Bijoya sees Cong terror ties

Guwahati, Oct. 29: Two-time BJP MP from Guwahati Bijoya Chakravarty today charged the erstwhile UPA government at the Centre and the Congress government in Assam of neglecting her repeated warnings about the growing threat of Islamic fundamentalist groups in the state.

Modi spurs organic will

Jorhat, Oct. 29: Kakojan College, 20km east of Jorhat to the east, will open a model organic farm from November, spurred by Narendra Modi's announcement of promoting organic farming in the Northeast.

Licence boost for Assam tea

Guwahati, Oct. 29: Tea Board of India has put in place a licensing programme for Assam Orthodox tea to ensure only genuine tea is sold under the brand name and the reputation of the tea is maintained.

Glare on youth-Maoist nexus

Jorhat, Oct. 29: Nearly 30 youths from Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Sivasagar districts of Upper Assam, who had gone outside the state for employment, may have joined the Maoists.

Tripura ADC polls near

Agartala, Oct. 29: Election to the 28-member autonomous district council (ADC) for tribals is drawing near and the Opposition parties have launched programmes to mobilise support of the indigenous communities.

Amway focus on NE market

Guwahati, Oct. 29: Direct selling firm Amway is looking to cash in on the evolving skincare market in the smaller towns of the Northeast by coming up with anti-ageing products in the premium beauty segment.

Stray bullet hits man in Manipur

Imphal, Oct. 29: A man was injured when a stray bullet hit him when he was taking a morning walk here today.


Jorhat, Oct. 29: The two-day national seminar on North East Region Coals and Minerals: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities will begin here tomorrow.

Teachers' future uncertain

Agartala, Oct. 29: Firmly contradicting the stand taken by law secretary Datamohan Jamatya that the stay given by the Supreme Court on August 4 on the state's special leave petition (SLP) had automatically put on hold Tripura High Court's order prospectively sacking 10,323 teachers with effect from January 1, 2015, law minister Tapan Chakraborty said last night that the state government would seek "clarity" on the matter in an "interlocutory application" soon.

Orphaned children get safe shelter

Borjhar, Oct. 29: A shelter home in a village in Azara today adopted four children who were orphaned by the September 22 floods in Boko. Besides siblings Namita Kumari, 8, and Nayan Kumar, 13, the other two are Bhanita Kumari, 8, and Rupam Kumar, 12.

Tea firm official stabbed to death

Guwahati, Oct. 29: A senior executive of Amalgamated Plantations Private Limited (APPL), Sanjay Krishna Khosla, was allegedly stabbed to death at an apartment in the Six Mile area here last night.

Rajnath plea on border row

Guwahati, Oct. 29: Union home minister Rajnath Singh today requested the chief ministers of Assam and Nagaland to maintain people-to-people contact along the inter-state border to strengthen peace and harmony in the border areas of the states.

Bank unions to join wage strike

Guwahati, Oct. 29: The United Forum of Bank Unions (Northeast region) has joined the countrywide protest demanding wage revision by the Indian Banks' Association (IBA).

GNLA denies abduction charge

Shillong, Oct. 29: The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) today refuted the charge made by Meghalaya police against the outfit in relation to the kidnapping of a schoolteacher from North Garo Hills yesterday.

Industrial plan on anvil

Shillong, Oct. 29: The Meghalaya government will engage consultants for preparation of a roadmap for industrial development based on macro and micro-level investigation to map the resource availability in the state.

Disabled girl denied certificate by chief

Shillong, Oct. 29: The alleged denial of a "certificate" from a village head to a physically challenged girl who wanted to avail of benefits from the Chief Minister's Social Assistance Scheme (CMSAS) has been brought to the notice of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

Minister seeks women's hostels

Shillong, Oct. 29:The Union women and child development ministry today indicated that it would consider the proposal tendered by Meghalaya social welfare minister Deborah C. Marak for the setting up of working women's hostels across the state.

The Bard of Avon Relived...

Ben Jonson's words on William Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon, found resonance at the St Anthony's College, Shillong, which celebrated the 450th birth anniversary of the illustrious English poet, playwright and actor.
Northeast Sports

Veng, Khetri in a tie

Upper Republic Veng, Mizoram, played to a goalless draw with Khetri Irilmepal Youth Club, Manipur, in a quarter-final league match of 10th CEM Cup football tournament, organised by Dima Hasao Sports Association at N.L. Daulagupu Sports Complex in Haflong today.

Rifles beat DPS 5-1

Assam Rifles Public School, Shillong, thrashed Delhi Public School, Dhaligaon, 5-1, while hosts South Point School registered a 3-0 victory over Indus Academy, Jagiroad, in their respective matches of the CBSE East Zone Cluster-1 Football Championship at the Sports Authority of India, NERC, Guwahati ground here today.

Pragjyotish & Guwahati win

Paschim Guwahati Mahavidyalaya (PGM) and Pragjyotish College registered victories in their respective group league matches of the Premoda Kanta Sarma inter-college cricket tournament, organised by NEEDS, at Latasil ground here today.

Bishnupur triumph

Bishnupur mauled Churchandpur by 14-0 goals in the YAS under-17 Girls' Football Inter-School Tournament at Khuman Lampak sports complex.
Chhath Puja was celebrated across Assam on Wednesday. Devotees in large numbers turned up at the Bhogdoi river ghat in Jorhat, near Barak river in Silchar (in UB Photos above), to offer prayers. Lakhs of devotees in lower Assam thronged the banks of rivers, rivulets and ponds, including eight ghats of Dhubri town and 79 ghats across the district to offer first prayers to the setting sun amid tight security arrangements
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