Railway contractors across the country, including that of the Northeast Frontier Railway, will stage a strike on Friday to protest non-payment of bills by the Railways. Vice-president of the IR Infrastructure Providers Association Mahesh Kumar said, “The construction companies are unable to pay salaries to their employees. If the dues are not paid before Holi, the protest will intensify.”
A herd of elephants destroyed the houses of one Albert Fernandez at Dano Gaon in Lower Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh, on Thursday.
Three Assam boxers — Vikash Sarma (48kg), Rupali Boro (48kg) and Som Bahadur (64kg) — bagged medals in the All India Open Boxing Championships that concluded in Calcutta on Tuesday, a report said on Thursday. While Vikash won the silver, Rupali and Som bagged a bronze each.
Rs 18.16cr funds disbursed
The North East Venture Fund has disbursed Rs 18.16 crore to 12 start-ups in the region. The venture fund was formally launched on September 9, 2017, with joint efforts from the DoNER ministry and NEDFi. This was stated by DoNER minister
Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday urged students to be optimistic and make the best use of their time to be successful in life while interacting with students of Raha College and Dr BKB College of Nagaon district here.
Ban on slaughter
The local administrations have banned slaughter of pigs and sale of pork without proper fitness certificates from veterinarian in Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts where 362 pigs have so far died due to an unidentified infection.
Scores of people paid tribute to sports photo journalist Tarani Kanta Barman who passed away on February 22 here on Thursday.
The 10-day combined annual training camp No-123 for NCC cadets concluded at NCC Academy in Garmur in Jorhat on Thursday.
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday held a meeting with the senior officials of cultural affairs department in Guwahati and discussed ways to develop Siva-sagar as an iconic city and Charaideo Maidams as World Heritage Site.
Four distinguished personalities in various fields will be felicitated by the Duliajan unit of Brihottar Asomiya Nari Manch on International Women’s Day on Sunday here.
Nritygan, a cultural group, will organise Basanta Utsav here on Monday. In Hojai, a three-day Dol Utsav will be held from Sunday at Bishnupally.
Around 500 students have enrolled for the seven-day tribal youth exchange programme at Don Bosco Institute, here.
An MoU was on Thursday signed between the Arunachal Pradesh and the IIM Calcutta Innovation Park for promotion of investment in start-ups in the state.