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Twice proved citizen but still D-voter

Chan Mia repeatedly flagged copies of two judgments by a foreigners tribunal in September last year that ruled that he was not a foreigner, removing the "doubtful" voter tag imposed on him in 2011.
Sumir Karmakar Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Meet calls for NRC update in Manipur

A daylong "Discourse on NRC updation in Manipur: Problems and prospects", organised by Ethno Heritage Council Manipur on Sunday at the state guesthouse here, recommended that the Manipur government should update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state to save the indigenous people.
Ngangbam Indrakanta Singh Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Push for act to curb influx

A committee of civil society organisations, tribal Hohos, NGOs and pressure groups has urged the state government to extend the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation Act, 1873, across Nagaland, especially Dimapur district, to curb influx.
Bhadra Gogoi Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Abducted 2-year-old rescued

A two-year-old boy, who was kidnapped by a rickshaw-puller from their home here at Bamunimaidam at 2am on Sunday, was rescued by police from a jungle, about 1km away, where he was abandoned.
Sumir Karmakar Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Indo-Bhutan film coming at a theatre near you

For the first time an India-Bhutan joint feature film collaboration is on its way for a commercial release with production teams and actors of the two countries working together to strengthen socio-cultural ties between the two countries.
Gaurav Das Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

GU canteen ordered shut

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has asked one of the canteens on the Gauhati University campus to close down its kitchen following a raid on Saturday.
Raja Das Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Congress questions couple's detention

The Congress has alleged that the BJP-led state government is playing with the existence and future of Hindi-speaking people in the state of Assam, and demanded to make public the number of Hindi-speaking people held up in detention camps.
Rishu Kalantri Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

GU payments under audit scanner

Gauhati University (GU) paid Rs 2.74 crore excess to a New Delhi-based publishing house for publication of study materials, said the office of the accountant-general (audit), Assam.
Rajiv Konwar Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Pat for railways' safety clip

A video released by the Northeast Frontier Railway promoting Railway Police Force (RPF) helpline number 182 for security of passengers is attracting wide publicity on Facebook as it crossed over 3,06,000 views in less than a week of its release on Independence Day.
Rishu Kalantri Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Norway film award for Hussain

Actor Adil Hussain has bagged the Amanda Awards for best actor, presented by the Norwegian International Film Festival, for his performance in the Iram Haq-directed drama What Will People Say.
RAJIV KONWAR Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Drought fears in Goalpara

The district's agriculture sector has been severely hit by lack of monsoon rain in the past 15 days.
Sofikul Ahmed Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

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