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90% sar inhabitants in draft NRC

Alopati Sar, once considered a pocket of illegal migrants from erstwhile East Pakistan, has 90 per cent of its inhabitants in the updated draft National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Gaurav Das Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Plea to HC on rural polls

The State Election Commission, Assam, will approach Gauhati High Court seeking more time to hold the panchayat elections owing to shortage of officials, most of whom are engaged in the update of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
RAJIV KONWAR Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Sabha wings in Qatar, Thailand

The Asam Sahitya Sabha will set up two more branches abroad to boost its literary activities.
Rajiv Konwar Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Arson mars Manipur strike

At least five vehicles were set ablaze on Imphal-Jiribam Road in Tamenglong district of Manipur on Thursday during a 24-hour bandh called by three Zeliangrong groups from Wednesday midnight in protest against the Centre and state government's alleged failure to arrest their leaders' abductors.
Ngangbam Indrakanta Singh Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Cops await report in lynch case

Assam police told Gauhati High Court on Thursday that they are awaiting forensic reports for filing the chargesheet in the lynching of two youths at Dokmoka in Karbi Anglong district of central Assam.
PANKAJ SARMA Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Adivasi man lynched

A 35-year-old man, who was beaten up along with three others on Diplonga tea estate under Sootea police station in Biswanath district on suspicion of being cattle thieves in the wee hours on Wednesday, succumbed to his injuries at Bora Nursing Home at Biswanath Chariali at night.
Our Correspondent Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Mobile hall for cine buffs debuts in city

The city on Thursday got its first taste of a mobile multiplex cinema hall that may go a long way in taking cinema out to places where movie theatres do not exist.
Raja Das Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

'Tainted' teacher in update drill

The inspector of schools of Morigaon district on Thursday suspended Khairul Islam, a teacher who was declared a "non-national" by a foreigners tribunal in 2016, but was found engaged in the NRC update exercise at a seva kendra in Mikirbheta.
RAJIV KONWAR Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Meet cancelled after Vajpayee demise

The executive committee late on Thursday evening decided to cancel the three-day Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference that was scheduled to begin here on Thursday.
PANKAJ SARMA Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Varsity community suspends strike

The Manipur University community on Thursday decided to suspend its strike following an agreement with the state government to constitute an independent inquiry committee to probe allegations of irregularities against vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey.
Ngangbam Indrakanta Singh Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Cong protest against corruption

The Congress on Thursday announced to carry out "civil disobedience movement" on August 27 against the alleged corruption and "attack on democracy" during the tenure of BJP-led NDA government. The protest will be in support of the Youth Congress's Bharat Bachao Andolan (save India movement).
Tanmoy Chakraborty Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

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