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Rajnath balm for Hindi-speaking applicants

Home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday called Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union home secretary Rajiv Gauba to ensure that "no Hindi-speaking or Indian citizen" is left out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Umanand Jaiswal Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Draft NRC joy for Naskara residents

Naskara, a remote village in Assam, stole the limelight on Independence Day last year, after two students and four teachers hoisted the Tricolour in waist-deep floodwaters on the primary school field.
Sumir Karmakar Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Elephant-friendly tag for Darjeeling garden

After Tenzing Bodosa's tea farm in Udalguri district of Assam became the first certified elephant-friendly tea farm in the world, a garden from Darjeeling has become the second in the world to get the tag.
ROOPAK GOSWAMI Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Lynch chargesheet 'on time'

Assam's additional director-general of police (law and order) Mukesh Agrawal said the chargesheet in the Karbi Anglong lynching incident will be filed within the mandatory period.
OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Woman set ablaze by lover

A 22-year-old woman succumbed to burn injuries on Tuesday after she was allegedly set on fire by her boyfriend and three others in Assam's Nagaon district.
Sarat Sarma Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

'Unhelpful' slur on staff

The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) on Tuesday complained to Union home minister Rajnath Singh and Registrar-General of India Sailesh that some Assam government officials were not helping those excluded from the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) get link documents to submit claims for their inclusion.
Sumir Karmakar Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Clean rank for station

Guwahati railway station has been ranked 21 among the A1 category railway stations in the country in terms of cleanliness, a survey has revealed.
RAJIV KONWAR Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Plan to recruit disabled

An action plan with timeline for a special recruitment drive for appointment to 4,419 vacant posts for persons with disabilities was forwarded to the Pratibandhi Suraksha Santha, Assam (PSSA) on Monday, after a discussion between representatives of three organisations of the differently-abled and the social welfare department on August 2.
ALI FAUZ HASSAN Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Gohain effigy burnt

Members of the Assam Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee, led by Silchar MP Sushmita Dev, staged a protest at Dispur on Tuesday demanding the resignation of Union minister of state for railways Rajen Gohain who had been accused of sexual harassment by a married woman in Nagaon district.
A Staff Reporter Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Nagaland govt order for I-Day attendance

The Nagaland government has made it mandatory for all the employees of Nagaland secretariat to attend the Independence Day celebrations at Secretariat Plaza on Wednesday.
Bhadra Gogoi Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Mizoram has organic potential: Minister

Union minister of state for agriculture and farmers' welfare Krishna Raj on Tuesday said Mizoram has great potential to become an organic state.
Henry L. Khojol Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

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