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CPM to study poll debacle

The party should try to find the reasons for its defeat in the Assembly elections, CPM state secretary Bijan Dhar said here after a meeting of the party's state committee on Thursday.
Debraj Deb Mar 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Bangla war scribe gets award

Veteran journalist and litterateur Bikach Choudhury, 72, has won the coveted Felicitation Crest for his contribution to covering the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.
Debraj Deb Mar 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Students demand girl's rescue

Students of Karimganj, under the banner of the Joint Students' Forum and the All Cachar Karimganj Hailakandi Students' Association, demanded the immediate rescue of a sixth semester student of Rabindra Sadan Girls' College. She did not return home after attending classes on March 12. Her family has filed an FIR at Karimganj Sadar police station.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Mar 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Employees' cease work for basic pay

Medical and sales representatives in Manipur on Thursday began a daylong ceasework under the umbrella organisation, Centre for Medical and Sales Representatives' Union here, demanding a hike in their basic salary to Rs 18,000 per month along with variable dearness allowance.
Ngangbam Indrakanta Singh Mar 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Govt offices paralysed over pay strike

Government offices of Manipur remained paralysed on Thursday with the launching of an indefinite ceasework by the apex state employees' body, the Joint Administrative Council of All Manipur Trade Unions' Council (AMTUC) and All Manipur Government Employees' Organisation (AMGEO).
NGANGBAM INDRAKANTA SINGH Mar 23, 2018 00:00 IST

232 die of drug abuse in Mizoram in 5 years

At least 232 people died of drug abuse in Mizoram in five years since 2013 till March 5 this year, Mizoram excise and narcotics minister R. Lalzirliana told the Assembly on Thursday.
Henry L. Khojol Mar 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Power minister slams Chetia

Assam labour and power minister Pallab Lochan Das on Thursday said pro-talks Ulfa leader Anup Chetia, who is heading the Indigenous Forum, Asom, has no right to certify who is an indigenous resident of the state.
RAJIV KONWAR Mar 23, 2018 00:00 IST

MZP sit-in to protest 'police brutality'

Students under the aegis of Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), the apex student body in Mizoram, on Thursday staged a sit-in to protest against alleged brutality of Assam police against Mizo students and journalists during the stand-off at Zophai along the Mizoram-Assam border a fortnight ago.
Henry L. Khojol Mar 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Raja moves PM, CM to probe Rakibul

Suspended Congress leader Anil Raja on Thursday said he had moved Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, seeking a probe against former forest minister Rakibul Hussain for corruption.
Manash Pratim Dutta Mar 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Funds not enough: Contractors

The All Assam Water Resources Contractors' Association on Thursday expressed dismay at the amount of funds earmarked for the water resources department in the state budget and alleged that political considerations have made the BJP government reluctant to continue flood control projects started during the Congress rule.
ALI FAUZ HASSAN Mar 23, 2018 00:00 IST

'Governor rule' on council

Mizoram governor Lt Gen. Nirbhay Sharma (retd) has imposed "governor's rule" on the Chakma Autonomous District Council in Lawngtlai district for four months from Thursday following complaints regarding "malfunctioning" of the council.
Henry L. Khojol Mar 23, 2018 00:00 IST

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