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Dispur to shut all check gates from August 1

Even check gates for non-GST items will go, affected departments will be compensated, says Himanta

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

Guwahati, July 16: Check gates or toll gates in Assam which have become synonymous with corruption will vanish from August 1.

Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday announced that the State government will shut down all inte...

 
Flood situation improves, inadequate relief an issue

PM expresses concern over NE floods in all–part meet

FROM OUR BUREAU

New Delhi/Guwahati, July 16: The overall flood situation in Assam improved on Sunday, even though the Brahmaputra was still flowing above danger mark at two places. The death toll has now touched 60. And though the State government is claiming to have sufficient relief fund, there are report...

 
State's TB hospital turns into health hazard

Filthy wards, lack of protective gear, poor waste disposal, rampant theft and not even a generator or security guard tell a sorry tale

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER 

Guwahati, July 16: The Assam government’s claim to ensure “health for all” seems to have fallen flat at the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Chest Hospital in the State’s capital city....

 
Modi takes on cow vigilantes

New Delhi, July 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged state governments to act tough against “anti-social elements” who break law and sought opposition support to tackle the “issue of communal violence in the name of cow protection”.

“Some anti-social elements have incited violence in the name of cow protection. Those engaged in disturbing the ha...

 
Declared foreigners, Bídeshis go missing

Vanishing act leaves cops bamboozled; of 42,411 Bangladeshis who have disappeared till June last, only 1,279 nabbed so far

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

Guwahati, July 16: Bangladeshi infiltrators seem to be adept at conjuring up new tricks to hoodwink the system in Assam, and thereby dodge from being deported to their native land. And when all tricks fail and they have t...

 
Flood control? Brahmaputra Board itself on the brink

Acute manpower crisis stalls board's functioning, no permanent appointments in last several years, many key posts vacant

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

Guwahati, July 16: At a time when flood and erosion are wreaking havoc on life and property in Assam, the Brahmaputra Board that was formed and tasked with tackling such natural disasters is itself on the verge of collapse ...

 
Stage set for Prez poll today

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

Guwahati, July 16: The stage is all set for electing the new President of India on Monday. The election will be held across all the State Capitals of the country, besides the National Capital, where a collegium comprising members of both Houses of Parliament and Legislative Assemblies will cast their ballot in favour of their chosen candidates.

While the ru...

 
BJP parliamentary board to decide Vice-Prez candidate

New Delhi, July 16: A meeting of BJP parliamentary board will be held here on Monday to decide the name of vice-presidential candidate, party sources said. The meeting of the board will be held a day before the end of nominations for the vice-presidential elections. Congress and several other major opposition parties have already declared former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi as their vi...

 
New consumer protection law to be tabled in Parliament

New Delhi, July 16: The Consumer Protection Bill, 2017, which aims at strengthening the consumer protection mechanism, is set to be introduced during the monsoon session of Parliament. The new law, which will replace current Consumer Protection Act, 1986, once it is passed in Parliament, enforces consumer rights and provides a mechanism for redressal of complaints regarding defect in goods and def...

 
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 Arunachal News
Khandu offers 1% free power to RHEP- affected people
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Concentrate on education: Chai
 Meghalaya News
PMGSY implementation tardy, admits Chief Minister
HC rejects trade bodies' plea
Respect basic rights, says LJP
MHRC holds awareness meet at Nongpoh
 Northeast News
Nagaland CM Zeliang wins floor test comfortably
Bandh call in Tripura, teacher's death sparks protest
 Cachar News
BJP refutes charges of corruption in quarrying and mining of sand
ACKHSA demands special facility for students of affiliated colleges
BJYM elects new president and secretary
 National News
Mamata blames Centre for halting nationís growth
BJP's 'brute majority' stifling opposition: Trinamool MP
Farooq wants US, China help to resolve Kashmir issue, Rahul says no
AgustaWestland: ED gets five-day custody of Dubai-based director
 International News
Sushma lied about border, India easy to defeat in war: China
Israel bans Muslim men under 50 from prayer at Jerusalem mosque
Pakistanís SC reserves verdict on Panama JIT report
Cow antibodies bring hope for effective AIDS vaccine soon
 State-1
CM takes part in paddy transplantation ceremony, pitches for double cropping
Deplorable condition of veterinary sub centre
Stalemate persists in Tarani Forest Reserve
Fake currency accused jailed for five years
 State-2
Anti Medical Terrorism Day observed
Sonowal to attend annual convention of Seemanta Chetana Mancha at Dhubri
Animals return to KNP as flood situation improves
Prohibitory order at sand mining village in Udalguri
 Local Sports
Double crown for Ishika, Haobam
Third phase ticket sales kicks off
Inter-Regional Handball from tomorrow
 Sports
Geeta Phogat gearing up to deliver her best
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National Sports University Bill, 2017 establishes National Sports University in Manipur
 Editorial
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 Op-Ed (Sunday)
BJP, CPI-M target Mamata
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Faith Without Reason
 
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