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MP's daughter, 18 more held in APSC scam

Assam police on Wednesday arrested 19 more gazetted officers, including the daughter of Tezpur BJP MP R.P. Sharma, in connection with the cash-for-jobs scam in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC).
SUMIR KARMAKAR Jul 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Togadia slams BJP on influx

Hindutva leader Pravin Togadia, who leads the Antarashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP), on Wednesday accused the BJP-led government of failing to fulfil its pre-poll promise of deporting illegal Bangladeshi migrants from Assam while demanding their expulsion after update of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Sumir Karmakar Jul 19, 2018 00:00 IST

NRC unrest warning

Consequences will be "extremely dangerous" if genuine citizens are left out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), said Rupam Nandi Purkayastha, adviser to the All Cachar Karimganj Hailakandi Students' Association (ACKHSA), on Wednesday.
SWAPNANEEL BHATTACHARJEE Jul 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Citizenship probe flaw irks Gogoi

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said the government should take action against Assam Police Border Organisation personnel who refer names to foreigners tribunals without a proper preliminary inquiry.
RAJIV KONWAR Jul 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Kigwema community shows the way

Forest watch towers-cum-viewpoints were constructed by Kigwema village community at two separate locations along the path leading to Shurho peak.
Our Correspondent Jul 19, 2018 00:00 IST

'Abducted' girl rescued

A 13-year-old girl, who was allegedly kidnapped from Guwahati four days back, was rescued on Wednesday from Patamari village under Dhubri police station along the Indo-Bangladesh border.
MUKESH KUMAR SINGH Jul 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Pension rules tweaked

Employees joining government service in Tripura on or after July 1 this year would not be governed by Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, and would not be entitled to general provident fund, an order issued by the state finance department said.
Debraj Deb Jul 19, 2018 00:00 IST

On-spot tests for imported fish

The Assam public health laboratory will start spot testing for formalin in imported fish in every market of the state from July 21, a day after the government-imposed ban on imported fish ends.
MANASH PRATIM DUTTA Jul 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Drug trade neglect slur on Sarkar

Shaitan does not do what Manik Sarkar has done, Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Wednesday.
Debraj Deb Jul 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Meghalaya not to ban import

Meghalaya will not ban the import of fish from other states, including Andhra Pradesh, while the state fisheries department will start conducting spot-testing of fish brought from outside the state in markets from Thursday to verify if the food items have been laced with harmful preservatives like formalin.
Rining Lyngdoh Jul 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Gogoi wants all toll gates to shut down

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday said setting up of a toll gate on National Highway 37 at Raha in Assam's Nagaon district is "unjust" and demanded the removal of all toll gates from the Northeast.
RAJIV KONWAR Jul 19, 2018 00:00 IST

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