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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, B’deshis 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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 Meghalaya News
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 Northeast News
NPF supremo Liezietsu wins Nagaland by-poll
SSA teachers continue hunger strike despite minister's appeal
Bangladeshi held in Tripura with gold
 Cachar News
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 National News
Curb on terror funding happened for first time: Shah
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Modi calls Pranab 'father figure', hails his 'wisdom'
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 International News
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 State-1
AJYCP stages protest against big dam construction
Stalemate over payment of compensation to land owners resolved
Oikya Sena Asom stages NH-39 blockade
Deputy Commissioner reviews preparations for Gunotsav
 State-2
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Families of Air Force pilots who died in crash felicitated
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