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Assam singer Zubeen Garg in row over disrespect to tricolour

Guwahati, Aug 17 – Assam’s popular musician Zubeen Garg has got himself embroiled in a controversy for allegedly disrespecting the national flag. NGO Sahai president Raju Mahanta filed an FIR in Morigaon against Garg for hoisting the tricolour at his house at Guwahati’s Kharghuli area wearing informal dress and thereby insulting the flag, police said. […]

Assam minister’s security guard shoots himself dead

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Guwahati, Aug 17 – A security guard of Assam Tourism Minister Sumitra Patir shot himself dead at the minister’s official residence here, police said on Monday. The guard, Akhil Haloi, shot himself by his service gun in the barrack attached to the minister’s quarters around 11 p.m. on Sunday night, police said. He went to […]

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Speed up projects’ implementation: Assam CM to DoNER minister

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Guwahati, Aug 17 – Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday appealed to the central government to speed up the implementation of various projects in the state. In a meeting with union Minister of State for Development of the Northeastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh here, Gogoi called for steps to expedite the completion of projects […]

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Assam CM concerned over Muivah’s stress on sovereignty

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Guwahati, Aug 17 – Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday expressed concern over NSCN (IM) general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah’s statement that there was no question of giving up the demand for Naga sovereignty. This is the reason I have been apprehensive about the framework agreement between the Centre and NSCN (IM) from the beginning. […]

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Oil at sub-$49 brings fuel price cuts

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New Delhi, Aug 17 – After having dropped below the psychological $50-a-barrel-mark earlier in the week, the Indian basket of crude oils closed below $49 on its last trading on the eve of Independence Day. Oil at sub-$49 brings fuel price cuts State-run Indian Oil Corp followed with an independence day gift, cutting prices of […]

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PM Modi woos UAE investors, says immediate potential for US $1 trillion investment in India

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on two-day visit to UAE, on Monday interact with the investors in UAE and said that India is a land of many opportunities. Addressing investors meet, Modi said, “India is a land of many opportunities. 125 crore people of India are not a market, but they are a source […]

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OROP protest: Two ex-servicemen launch fast unto death; 10 former service chiefs write to PM Modi

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Delhi: Stepping up agitation on ‘One Rank One Pension’, a fast-unto-death was launched by two of the protesting ex-servicemen at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Monday demanding early implementation of the long-pending scheme. Meanwhile 10 former service Chiefs have written to PM Modi on the issue. “Col Pushpender Singh (Retd) and Haviladar Major Singh […]

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Beijing among most polluted Chinese cities

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Beijing, Aug 17(IANS)– Beijing was one of the 10 Chinese cities with the worst air quality in July, according to a ranking released by the ministry of environmental protection (MEP) on Monday. Beijing among most polluted Chinese cities Nearly 65 percent of July days were polluted in the capital, with one day of heavy pollution, […]

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Donald Trump says would raise visa fees to pay for Mexican border wall

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump would increase fees on some Mexican visas and all border crossing cards as part of a broader plan to force Mexico to pay for a wall along the southern US border. Trump, the frontrunner in a crowded Republican field, has made immigration a central plank of his campaign. On NBC’s […]

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Now, a one-stop online portal for women affected by sexual abuse

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There is no doubt that the violence against women in this country is a problem, but few are actively doing something about it. Trisha Shetty and her team at SheSays are determined to change this. SheSays is an initiative aimed to create an environment of zero tolerance to violence against women in India by educating […]

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