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PIL against apathy for HepC patients

Four Nagaland-based groups working for HIV positive people and those who are hepatitis C positive will file a public interest litigation (PIL) against the Centre and the Nagaland government for their alleged negligence in combating the diseases and treating Hep C patients.
Gaurav Das Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Shiv Sena joins forces with AGP against bill

Shiv Sena, an NDA ally, on Wednesday said it would oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, in Parliament, as requested by the AGP, an ally of the two-year-old BJP-led government in Assam.
SUMIR KARMAKAR Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Tocklai makes small tea growers big

Small tea growers of Assam now have direct access to the expertise of Tocklai Tea Research Institute, Jorhat, which is training them in the trade.
ROOPAK GOSWAMI Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Bishnu Rabha award for duo

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday presented the Bishnu Rabha Award, 2018, to sculptor Janak Jhankar Narzary and dance exponent Guneswar Bhuyan.
RAJIV KONWAR Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Facebook urged to block Ulfa

Assam police have requested the US-based Facebook authorities to block Ulfa (Independent)'s account.
SUMIR KARMAKAR Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Boost to Assamese entry in Unicode

Experts at a Unicode working group meeting in London have agreed that characters similar in Bengali and Assamese languages but having identity only as Bengali in Unicode can also be given a separate identity as Assamese.
RAJIV KONWAR Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Cuffs for leading attack on youth

Darrang police on Wednesday arrested one person, Pankaj Hazarika, on charges of leading a mob attack on Vijoy Ray, a youth from Dhubri, at Kaliagaon in Darrang district of lower Assam on June 9.
Mukesh Kumar Singh Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Protests to press for ST status

The Janagusthiyo Oikya Mancha, a forum comprising organisations of the six communities of Assam demanding Scheduled Tribe status, has decided to launch a series of protests to press for their demand.
Rishu Kalantri Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

57000 BPL families in Mizoram: Survey

Altogether 56,584 families in Mizoram are still living below poverty line which is 19.63 per cent of total households of over 2.8 lakh, according to the BPL baseline survey 2016 released here on Wednesday.
Henry L. Khojol Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Shillong is 100th smart city

The Meghalaya capital was on Wednesday selected as the 100th smart city, more than two years after the Smart City Mission was initiated by the Centre.
Our Correspondent Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Flood-hit face water scarcity

The district is running without drinking water for the past five days after floodwaters damaged the main supply line in Bahadurpur village.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

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