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Agatha moots idea of green business

Meghalaya legislator Agatha K. Sangma on Friday mooted the idea of providing incentives to entrepreneurs who are engaged in green businesses.
Our Correspondent Jun 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Demand to shift IAF drill site

The Arunachal Pradesh PCC on Friday slammed the state government's "stoic silence" on the air force's routine practice of bombarding the Dollungmukh area under Kamle district in which many people have been affected.
Damien Lepcha Jun 16, 2018 00:00 IST

15-yr RI for raping minor

A 53-year-old man was sentenced to 15 years' rigorous imprisonment by a local court in Mizoram's Champhai district for raping a minor, an official said on Friday.
Henry L. Khojol Jun 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Meet discusses apex court order on dues

A daylong tea planters' workers' convention on the implementation of the recent Supreme Court interim order on clearance of dues to retired workers and staff under the Assam Tea Corporation Ltd revealed that there are chances of many them being left out in getting their dues unless a proper representation was formed to address their grievances.
Gaurav Das Jun 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Interim wage relief for tea workers

The Assam tea industry has agreed to pay interim relief to workers till the time the minimum wage issue is finalised.
OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Jun 16, 2018 00:00 IST

'Defects' in water project

An RTI response by the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has revealed that some installations of Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd (APDCL) for the South Guwahati West Water Supply Project were found to be defective.
MANASH PRATIM DUTTA Jun 16, 2018 00:00 IST

German firm to study riverine transport

The inland water transport department is carrying out a survey for an integrated strategy development plan for riverine transport based on which the World Bank will provide financial assistance.
MANASH PRATIM DUTTA Jun 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Kritanta bags singles crown

Kritanta Sarma of Assam annexed triple crown, winning both the boys' under-16 and 18 singles on Friday and the boys' under-18 doubles title on Thursday in the AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament that concluded at the All Assam Tennis Association Complex here on Friday.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Governor oath

Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Friday took oath of office as the gubernatorial head of Tripura on additional charge in the absence of governor Tathagata Roy.
A staff reporter Jun 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Ulfa-I starts FB journey

Amid the "intensified cyber patrol" by Assam police, Ulfa (Independent) on Friday announced it had created a Facebook account to make the social media a part of its "revolutionary journey as an experiment".
Sumir Karmakar Jun 16, 2018 00:00 IST

PMO nod for teen crusader

A nudge from the Prime Minister's Office has prompted the state's urban development department to ask the mission director of Swachh Bharat Mission, Assam, to reply to a teenage petitioner who wrote to Narendra Modi highlighting difficulties faced by female commuters because of absence of toilets on highways.
Gaurav Das Jun 16, 2018 00:00 IST

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