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Assam writers win prizes

Three authors from Assam won Sahitya Akademi's Bal Sahitya Purashkar and Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar this year.
RAJIV KONWAR Jun 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Health plans bag award

The measles rubella vaccination (MRV) campaign and the chief minister's free cancer chemotherapy scheme of Arunachal Pradesh have bagged the Skoch Order-of-Merit Award at the 52nd Skoch summit held at the Constitution Club of India in New Delhi on Thursday.
Damien Lepcha Jun 23, 2018 00:00 IST

MNF will be back: Zoramthanga

Mizo National Front (MNF) president Zoramthanga on Friday expressed confidence that his party will come back to power in the Assembly elections slated for later this year.
Henry L. Khojol Jun 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Man held for posting video

Jorhat police on Friday arrested Aditya Paniphukon, leader of Veer Lachit Sena, in Jorhat for allegedly posting a video on social media threatening Jorhat Bar Association (JBA) members.
DEVAJIT BARUAH Jun 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Rainbow rises in Calcutta

A weeklong successful run for a critically-acclaimed Assamese film Rainbow Fields or Xhoixobote Dhemalite in Calcutta's Nandan has revealed a stark comparison between audiences' resp-onses in Calcutta and Assam.
Gaurav Das Jun 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Mura fast continues

The indefinite hunger strike called by the Mizoram Underground Returnees' Association (Mura) entered its 14th day on Friday as the state government has not given any positive response about meeting its demands.
Henry L. Khojol Jun 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Assam tea aroma woos US expert

From Japanese green tea to teas grown and manufactured in the country's largest organic garden, Amy Dubin was bowled over by the brew's huge range in Assam.
ROOPAK GOSWAMI Jun 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Lack of snake-bite antidote in region

Absence of proper data and surveillance pertaining to snake-bite cases in the Northeast has resulted in meagre distribution of anti-venom serums in the region.
Gaurav das Jun 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Barak group seeks tax exemption

The Barak Valley branch of Tea Association of India (TAI) has demanded the exemption of various taxes and electricity bills and repair of damaged roads.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Jun 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Rape prods dad suicide

A man committed suicide a day after his minor daughter was allegedly raped in lower Assam's Dhubri district on Wednesday.
Mukesh Kumar Singh Jun 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Demand for Khasi in Eighth Schedule

The Khasi Authors' Society (KAS) has urged the Meghalaya government to take up the issue of including Khasi language in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution with the Centre by this year.
Banbitlang Marbaniang Jun 23, 2018 00:00 IST

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