North East

Wage expenditure on the rise, says report

Salaries and wages alone accounted for 40 per cent of revenue receipts of Assam during 2016-17, said a report of Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG).
PANKAJ SARMA Apr 09, 2018 00:00 IST

School searches for succour to stay alive

A school, set up by a daily wage-earner with the help of social workers in Baghan, a village in south Assam's Karimganj district, is on the verge of being shut down, leaving the future of a large number of students in uncertainty.
Swapnaneel Bhattacharjee Apr 09, 2018 00:00 IST

Trafficking cloud on Rohingya arrests

Manipur police arrested three Rohingya from the border town of Moreh in Manipur's Tengnoupal district on Saturday evening.
Indrakanta Ngangbam SIngh Apr 09, 2018 00:00 IST

Service sector role in economy up: Study

The service sector's contribution to Assam's state domestic product during 2016-17 increased by 1.54 per cent compared to 2011-12 while that of agriculture and industry registered a decline during the period.
SUMIR KARMAKAR Apr 09, 2018 00:00 IST

Panel to detect fake PhDs

Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said the department will form a committee to identify teachers serving with fake PhD degrees in various colleges.
RAJIV KONWAR Apr 09, 2018 00:00 IST

Xattriya to take stage in Bangladesh

Assam's famous Xattriya dance is set to mesmerise citizens of Bangladesh there on Wednesday.
Ali Fauz Hassan Apr 09, 2018 00:00 IST

Ultra runner in city, en route to Shillong

Ultra-marathon runner Samir Singh, who is on a 15,000km run to generate funds for the families of martyrs of the Central Armed Police Forces, arrived here on Saturday night.
PANKAJ SARMA Apr 09, 2018 00:00 IST

In tune with traditional music

A five-day workshop on Bodo traditional instruments began at Bathowpuri Bodo High School here on Sunday.
Raja Das Apr 09, 2018 00:00 IST

Study raises disease alarm

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has become a serious health concern for the people in Assam and rest of the Northeast, according to a recent study conducted by a public health group.
Manash Pratim Dutta Apr 09, 2018 00:00 IST

Tripura wishes to host games

The state government is contemplating to host the National Games 2024 in Tripura, sports secretary Samarjit Bhaumik told reporters on the sidelines of an event here on Sunday.
Debraj Deb Apr 09, 2018 00:00 IST

Govt fillip to small growers

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday urged the small tea growers of the state to put in concerted effort to produce quality tea and keep Assam tea's glory in the world intact.


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