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NE states show rise in HIV cases: Report

New HIV infections have been reported in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram in 2017, in spite of an overall decline in HIV infection in the country, according to a National AIDS Control Organisation (Naco) report.
Gaurav Das Sep 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Assam move to ease sand, stone shortage

The Assam forest department will increase the number of sand and stone mahals (officially designated extraction sites) along with their extraction capacities to meet the demand of the construction sector.
Rajiv Konwar Sep 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Biren hails Mary Kom gold feat

Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has hailed boxer M.C. Mary Kom for another gold medal-winning feat at the 13th International Silesian Women's Boxing Championship at Gliwice, Poland.
Robert Sapam Sep 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Gay sex immoral: Church

The Catholic Church has opined that while homosexuality is no longer a crime in civil law, it does not mean homosexual act or behaviour is morally acceptable or justified.
Our Correspondent Sep 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Foundation stone hope for highway repairs

How long does it take to repair a road? In some cases and areas, more than 10 years.
Avik Chakraborty Sep 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Teachers warn of mass leave

Schoolteachers under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan on Sunday threatened to take mass casual leave and hold a hunger strike if their pending salaries are not cleared within the coming week.
Our Correspondent Sep 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Ex-Cong leader lists Lapang quit reasons

Former Congress leader and home minister R.G Lyngdoh on Sunday said the leadership issue could be one of the reasons that forced former Meghalaya chief minister and veteran leader D.D. Lapang to leave the party.
Rining Lyngdoh Sep 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Duo held for ATM card fraud

Azara police on Sunday arrested two ATM card frauds from VIP Chowk near Guwahati airport.
Kulendu Kalita Sep 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Plea on NRC documents

A citizens' meet here on Sunday demanded that the NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela withdraw his suggestions to the Supreme Court on preparation of the modalities of the standard operating procedure (SOP) for dealing with claims and objections for inclusion in the register.
RAJIV KONWAR Sep 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Man held for cop murder

Railway police in Guwahati on Sunday arrested the prime accused in the murder of an inspector of Nagaland Armed Police whose decomposed body was found inside a jungle in Phek district on Saturday.
Bhadra Gogoi Sep 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Jawan death

A police jawan, Sukleswar Kathar, who was posted at the residence of Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, allegedly committed suicide by firing six rounds from his service rifle on Sunday evening.
Rajiv Konwar Sep 17, 2018 00:00 IST

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