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Plans to make Sivasagar a tourist destination discussed

SIVASAGAR, Oct 15 - The Deputy Commissioner of Sivasagar, Dr MS Laksmipriya today convened a meeting of the leading citizens and media personnel to thrash out an inclusive and viable plan to make the district a major tourist destination in the tourism map of India involving all.

15 Oct 2019 2:50 pm
Time for small, regional parties to get united: AGP

BONGAIGAON, Oct 15 - Internal bickering among our leadership had distanced us from the people of the state in the past many years and it is the time for all small and regional parties to remain united for the regional development and for the national interest, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) working president Keshab Mahanta said while addressing a gathering during the celebration of the 35th foundation day of the party at Gandhi Maidan at Abhayapuri town on Monday.

15 Oct 2019 2:50 pm
Straight contest between Congress, BJP likely

NILAMBAZAR, Oct 15 - The byelection in Ratabari LAC is likely to witness a straight fight between the Congress and the BJP. Bijoy Malakar of the BJP and the Congress candidate Keshab Prashad Rajok have been organising a series of road shows in various parts of the constituency with their supporters to woo the voters.

15 Oct 2019 2:50 pm
Sonowal slams Cong, assures unabated development

SILCHAR, Oct 15 - Slamming the Congress party for it's anti-people approach, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday reiterated that the Government is committed to secure and protect the rights of the people of the State and assured that the development spree will remain unabated.

15 Oct 2019 2:50 pm
Gaon Panchayat secretary held

JORHAT, Oct 15 - Kalinath Bora, who is the secretary of No. 15 Madhya Nakachari Gaon Panchayat under Deberapar police outpost of Mariani Police Station was arrested on Friday on charges of misappropriation of Government funds.

15 Oct 2019 2:50 pm
Cop arrested for molestation

DOOMDOOMA, Oct 15 - Dipen Chutia, a constable of Assam Police posted at Barekuri PS in Tinsukia district was arrested for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old girl child of Class VII on Monday. According to reports, the girl's father has a shop attached to their residence which is situated in the vicinity of the Barekuri PS.

15 Oct 2019 2:50 pm
Three State health facilities receive awards

GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - The Central government in a function held recently at New Delhi, conferred the National Kayakalp Award and certificates on three Health Facilities of Assam for 'cleanliness' and 'hygiene promotion' under Quality Care.

15 Oct 2019 2:50 pm
Murkongselek-Dibrugarh passenger train flagged off

DHEMAJI, Oct 15 - A passenger train between Murkongselek (Dhemaji) and Dibrugarh, was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal from New Delhi by remote control on Tuesday.

15 Oct 2019 2:50 pm
AASU activists stage sit-in against NRL privatisation

JORHAT, Oct 15 - AASU and Oikya Sena Asom (OSA) activists on Monday staged a protest in Golaghat district against the proposed disinvestment of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) with Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL), a subsidiary that holds 61.65 per cent of share of BPCL.

15 Oct 2019 2:50 pm
Oil India in ID Cup quarters

NAGAON, Oct 15 - In a day-night match of the ongoing Independence Day Cup Football Tournament at the Nurul Amin Stadium here today, Oil India FC, Duliajan got the better of Comptroller and Auditor General (KAG), Delhi in sudden death.

15 Oct 2019 2:50 pm
Sindhu, Praneeth enter 2nd round at Denmark Open

ODENSE (DENMARK), Oct 15: World champion PV Sindhu made an impressive start to her campaign at the Denmark Open, claiming a straight-game win over Indonesia's Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in the women's singles competition here on Tuesday.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
India rally to hold Bangla

KOLKATA, Oct 15: India rallied to hold Bangladesh 1-1 in the World Cup Qualifier in a Group E second round match at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here today.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
Downhill c'ship

GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - Ismamul Howk of Assam won the crown in the Full Suspension category of the Assam Downhill Championship while in the Hard Tail category Niraj Bora of Assam became champion which was held here on October 13.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
NE Region champs in AAI football

GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - Hosts North Eastern Region clinched the maiden title in the Airports Authority of India (AAI) Inter Zonal Football Tournament.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
All India LIC Games ends

GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - The four-day All India LIC Games came to an end at the Sarusajai Sports Complex here today.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
88 Bru families return to Mizoram

AGARTALA/AIZAWL, Oct 15 - A total of 408 people belonging to 88 displaced Bru families staying in six relief camps of Tripura have left for their homeland, Mizoram, since the repatriation exercise began on October 3, officials said today.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
Arunachal panel on safeguarding tribal rights

ITANAGAR, Oct 15 - The Pema Khandu Government today constituted a consultative committee to safeguard the rights of the indigenous people of Arunachal Pradesh following the Central Government's proposal to enact the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB).

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
Nagaland film fest from Oct 31

DIMAPUR, Oct 15 - The second edition of the Nagaland Film Festival will be held at the Capital Convention Centre in Kohima from October 31 to November 1.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
New member of human rights panel

SHILLONG, Oct 15 - Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy today appointed H Giri as a member of the Meghalaya Human Rights Commission.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
Manipur strike hits normal life

IMPHAL, Oct 15 - A general strike called by many insurgent outfits in Manipur paralysed normal life today.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
Bid to rob truck laden with goods of e-commerce companies

SHILLONG, Oct 15 - Unidentified miscreants made an attempt to rob a truck loaded with goods of e-commerce companies. The truck was waylaid by miscreants at Malki Point here in the wee hours today.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
Chamling hits out at Sikkim Government

GANGTOK, Oct 15 - SDF supremo and former Chief Minister Pawan Chamling hit the campaign trail with a visit to the Martam Rumtek constituency today. Campaigning for SDF candidate Nuk Tshering Bhutia, he lashed out at the SKM Government, alleging that the people are witnessing undesirable changes after the formation under the new regime. He said that the expectations of the people from the SKM Government had not been met. Instead there is an atmosphere of fear, he alleged.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
Meghalaya CM for checking revenue leakage

SHILLONG, Oct 15 - Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Monday sought strict monitoring to stop leakage of revenue from the State.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
Nazareth arrives in Manipur for Shirui Lily fest concert

IMPHAL, Oct 15 - Scottish hard rock veterans Nazareth arrived here this afternoon to perform in the ensuing four-day ShiRock 2019, an annual rock music competition- cum-festival held as part of the Shirui Lily Festival. The Shirui Lily Festival will be held at multiple venues in the picturesque Ukhrul district beginning from tomorrow onwards.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
Cross-country bike ride flagged off in Shillong

SHILLONG, Oct 15 - Chief Minister Conrad Sangma today flagged off a cross-country motorcycle ride that aims to promote the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the North East.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
GoAir starts air service between Guwahati, Aizawl

AIZAWL, Oct 15 - The first Airbus 320 of low-cost airline GoAir took off from the Lengpui Airport here to Guwahati today. Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga flagged off the daily air service between Aizawl and Guwahati, the first flight between the two North East State capitals since Jet Airways grounded its flights on February 10 this year.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
RG Baruah drawing contest on Nov 10

GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - The Assam Tribune Sports Club will organise the State-level Singhapurush Radha Govinda Baruah Memorial Drawing Competition on November 10 from 11 am onwards simultaneously in 30 locations of the State.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
RG Baruah's 119th birthday to be celebrated tomorrow

GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - The 119th birthday of Singhapurush Radha Govinda Baruah will be celebrated on October 17 by the RG Baruah Smriti Rakhya Committee.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
Meet discusses elaborate plans for Brahmaputra fest

GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - Although the State government had earlier announced that the main organiser of the Brahmaputra Pushkaram Festival would be Balaji Temple, Guwahati and Mahalakshmi Trust and they would be assisted by the Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC), it has now been learnt that during the days of the festival, the whole machinery of the administration will be engaged in different responsibilities.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
Noonmati pump house, basin drain to be commissioned today

GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - As part of its effort to eradicate the city's waterlogging problem, the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) is going to commission the Noonmati pump house and basin drain from tomorrow.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
Judicial probe into Kopili hydro project disaster sought

GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - Demanding a judicial probe into the Kopili hydroelectric power project disaster, the Forum Against Citizenship Act Amendment Bill on Tuesday rapped the Union government for not dealing with the issue with required urgency.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
Leftist veteran Ambu Bora dies at 90

GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - Veteran Leftist leader and central committee member of the Revolutionary Communist Party of India (RCPI) Ambu Bora passed away at his residence located near Ganesh Mandir at Ganeshguri here today.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
Tea Board warns against use of artificial colours

TEA BOARD OF INDIA, the regulatory body of the country's tea industry, has warned that failure to abide by the guidelines of the Food and Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for not using any colour in tea may attract legal actions. For, there is no provision for using colours in tea and using colours in tea creates problems related to food safety, human health, tea trade and quality, it said.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
Guwahati to host Filmfare Awards in Feb

GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - Decks have been cleared for hosting the prestigious and the most glamorous cine award function, the Filmfare Awards in Assam in February 2020. For the first time ever, the gala event will be held out of Mumbai.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
Land requirement for LGBI airport expansion halved

GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has reduced its land acquisition requirement for expansion of the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here by more than half to 35 acres, a survey for which will soon be undertaken.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
IMF revises India's growth projection to 6.1 pc in 2019

WASHINGTON, Oct 15 - The IMF on Tuesday slashed India's GDP growth projection for the year 2019 to 6.1 per cent, which is 1.2 per cent down from its April projections.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
Illegal coal mining blamed for Kopili mishap

NEW DELHI, Oct 15 - The illegal rat hole mining of coal in Meghalaya and Assam has emerged as the main culprit of the October 7 disaster at the Kopili Hydro Electric Plant at Umrangso since the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) authorities had detected high percentage of acid in the water of the project's reservoir long time back in 2006.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
Naga peace talks deadlocked

NEW DELHI, Oct 15 - The Naga peace process is deadlocked with both sides sticking to their respective stand.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
Indo-Japan military exercise from Oct 19

GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - India and Japan will hold a joint military exercise at the Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School of Vairengte in Mizoram from October 19 to November 2.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
Clause 6 key for indigenous people protection: Bora

GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) is of the view that proper implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord is the key for protection of the rights of the indigenous people of Assam. The party also asserted that though it had to form an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), it would not give up its regional character.

15 Oct 2019 2:49 pm
BTAD bandh hits normal life in Kokrajhar, Gossaigaon

KOKRAJHAR, Oct 14 - The 12-hour BTAD bandh call given by the All Bengali Yuba Chatra Federation (ABYSF) in protest against non recovery of a kidnapped person, namely Pradip Shil, who was kidnapped from Serfanguri Bazar in Kokrajhar on September 27 last by unknown miscreants, hits normal life in Kokrajhar today.

14 Oct 2019 2:36 pm
Married woman missing from Gossaigaon

GOSSAIGAON, Oct 14 - A married woman, namely Shyamali Ray (30) has been missing along with her two-year-old son, Susanta Ray since around 9.30 pm of October 9.

14 Oct 2019 2:36 pm
No trace of abducted tea employee, normal work paralysed in Shankar TE

DOOMDOOMA, Oct 14 - No trace of Gauranga Chandra Deb (55), the abducted head fitter of Shankar Tea Estate situated under Talap outpost of Doomdooma PS has been found on the fourth day today. The security forces have intensified the search operation to rescue the abducted tea employee who was abducted by four unidentified gunmen in black commando attire from the factory of the garden on Friday evening.

14 Oct 2019 2:36 pm
Number of arrests goes up to 18 in Hailakandi violence case

HAILAKANDI, Oct 14 - With the arrest of two more persons today, the number of arrests in connection with the violence of Friday's mob violence at Nitainagar village of Hailakandi district has gone up to 18. Hailakandi's SP, Pabindra Kumar Nath said that the two persons arrested today were directly involved in the burning of the Ertiga vehicle, which was brought by the team of nine members.

14 Oct 2019 2:36 pm
All culprits involved in petrol pump firing case nabbed: Nagaon SP

NAGAON, Oct 14 - In connection with the recent firing as well as snatching incident at a Kathiatoli Fuel Pump, Nagaon Police arrested almost all the miscreants involved directly as well as indirectly in the sensational case. The special operations team of Nagaon Police on Sunday night arrested six accused from various areas of the district. They were absconding. The police also recovered two motorcycles, one 7.65 mm pistol, magazine, and two rounds of live ammunition from their possession which

14 Oct 2019 2:36 pm
Resentment over poor state of Station Road in Dhubri town

DHUBRI, Oct 14 - Residents of Dhubri, particularly people living in ward no. 7, 8, 9 and 10 are not only suffering due to the deplorable condition of the Station Road, but they are also accusing the Public Works Department (PWD) of negligence of duty and failure to improve the condition of the road since many years.

14 Oct 2019 2:36 pm
FIDE seminar

GUWAHATI, Oct 14 - Pranab Kumar Nath of Guwahati Chess Academy was selected by the All India Chess Federation to participate in the FIDE Arbiters' Seminar, organised in Mumbai from October 7to 9.

14 Oct 2019 2:36 pm
Assam skaters claim 18 medals

GUWAHATI, Oct 14 - Assam skaters bagged 18 medals in the CBSE Far East Zone Speed Skating Championship held at Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

14 Oct 2019 2:36 pm
Buoyant India eye full points against Bangladesh

KOLKATA, Oct 14: Buoyed by their gallant goalless draw against Asian champions Qatar, India would be looking to register their first win in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers when they take on Bangladesh in a Group E second round match at the Saltlake Stadium, here on Tuesday.

14 Oct 2019 2:36 pm
Bridge to end traffic woes opened in Itanagar

ITANAGAR, Oct 14 - Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday inaugurated a key bridge in Itanagar, which would help ease traffic congestion on NH-415 that passes through the heart of the state capital.

14 Oct 2019 2:36 pm