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Awards for record breakers

Sirumoni Doley and Namrata Sarma of Assam joined the ranks of record breakers of India by being officially inducted in the World Records India (WRI) on Tuesday.
ALI FAUZ HASSAN Apr 04, 2018 00:00 IST

New complexes for indigenous culture

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday said the state government would soon construct two complexes to showcase the lives of the indigenous communities of the state.
RAJIV KONWAR Apr 04, 2018 00:00 IST

Mising students protest

The Jorhat district units of Takam Mising Porin Kebang (TMPK), the apex Mising students' organisation, on Tuesday staged a protest in front of the Jorhat deputy commissioner's office here to protest against the failure of government departments and agencies to tackle largescale erosion by the Brahmaputra on the north western outskirts of Jorhat, about 17km from the district headquarters.
DEVAJIT BARUAH Apr 04, 2018 00:00 IST

Artfed on handloom gamosa-buying spree

The Assam Apex Weavers and Artisans Co- Operative Federation Limited (Artfed) is planning to procure three lakh gamosas for Rongali Bihu this year, anticipating a hike in demand for handwoven ones because of an import ban on those made by powerlooms.
ALI FAUZ HASSAN Apr 04, 2018 00:00 IST

Paper review after 'mass failure'

Students of Maharaja Bir Bikram College and Bir Bikram Memorial College here staged protests for two hours after claims that 95 per cent of those who wrote the first semester examinations had failed.
Debraj Deb Apr 04, 2018 00:00 IST

Protest over crimes on women

Mahila Congress activists staged a demonstration in front of the deputy commissioner's office here on Tuesday against the "anti-women" policies of the BJP-led Assam government.
Mukesh Kumar Singh Apr 04, 2018 00:00 IST

Villagers rue defunct plant

A defunct water supply plant in Elaspur spells trouble for around 10,000 villagers in south Assam's Karimganj district.
SWAPNANEEL BHATTACHARJEE Apr 04, 2018 00:00 IST

Rio seeks support of govt employees

Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio on Tuesday said the People's Democratic Alliance (PDA) was committed to enhance the quality of life of the citizens.
Pradeep Pareek Apr 04, 2018 00:00 IST

Students' team rap on govt schools

A delegation of the All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU), headed by its vice-president (protocol) Tayuk Sonam, visited Government New Market Secondary School in Aalo in West Siang district on Saturday .
Damien Lepcha Apr 04, 2018 00:00 IST

Zeliangrong meeting inconclusive

The consultative meeting called by the Zeliangrong Baudi (Assam, Manipur and Nagaland) to discuss the NSCN (I-M)'s decision of recognising Zeme, Liangmai and Rongmei, collectively known as Zeliangrong, at Jalukie town in Peren district on Tuesday, remained inconclusive.
BHADRA GOGOI Apr 04, 2018 00:00 IST

Strictest vigil on Arunachal border: ITBP

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) inspector-general Manoj Singh Rawat on Tuesday said his force has been monitoring the remotest areas of Arunachal Pradesh along the international border with China, which claims that the state is a part of its territory.
DAMIEN LEPCHA Apr 04, 2018 00:00 IST

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