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    Sonowal hopes for revival of tourism sector on Kaziranga reopening day

    GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday threw open the famed Kaziranga National Park for the tourists' season of 2020-21. The jeep safari was started from today in Kohora and Bagori ranges of the national park while other two ranges would be opened from November for the visitors where elephant safari will also be started. Addressing the media...

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    Conrad distributes micro ATMs

    SHILLONG: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma along with C&RD minister Hamlet Dohling and others distributed a micro ATM to one of the business correspondent agents (Bank Sakhis) under the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) during the launch of distribution of the micro ATM at Yojana Bhavan, Main Secretariat here on Wednesday.

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Assam police arrest 4 after recovery of tiger teeth

    GUWAHATI: Assam Police recovered 16 tiger teeth from Birla locality under Diphu Police Station in Karbi Anglong district of the state on Wednesday and arrested four persons involved in smuggling of wildlife parts. Acting on a tip-off, a police team led by DSP (headquarter) Diphu, Nahid Karishma and assisted by Officer-in-Charge of Manja Police Station recovered the tiger teeth. Karbi Anglong...

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    Trump abruptly ends TV interview, says considering posting video early

    Erie (US): President Donald Trump on Tuesday abruptly ended an interview with a US-based news channel and said he is considering releasing a video of it ahead of the broadcast time for the "sake of accuracy in reporting". The 'CBS News 60 minutes' interview with Lesley Stahl was scheduled to be broadcast on Sunday.

    • 6 hrs ago
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    ED summons to Farooq Abdullah part of coercive plot: NC

    SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Wednesday expressed anger over the Enforcement Directorate's second summon to party President Farooq Abdullah, a day after he was questioned by the same agency for a marathon six hours. The party lambasted the government for its agenda of 'cornering any voices of dissent'.

    • 7 hrs ago
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    India releases Chinese soldier who strayed at LAC

    NEW DELHI: India in a goodwill gesture ensured the release of a Chinese soldier who had strayed inside Indian territory across the disputed zone of the Line of Actual Control. The astray Chinese soldier was detained two days back in the Demchok sector in the disputed border in Eastern Ladakh. The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) corporal had told Indian agencies that he had crossed...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    BJP silent after party MLAs go their way

    SHILLONG: There was complete lull on the BJP front a day after two of its party MLAs - AL Hek and Sanbor Shullai - virtually disowned the state party functionaries' strident attack on the NPP-led coalition over allegations of corruption in high places. Neither the party president Ernest Mawrie nor its vice president Bernard Marak came out with any statement on Tuesday. They also did not respond to...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Drastic dip in COVID cases at BSF camp

    SHILLONG: Strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols and disciplined handling of the situation have led to a drastic fall in positive cases at the Border Security Force, Meghalaya Frontier headquarters here, which was at one point of time the "epicentre" of coronavirus in the state with over 400 cases reported. Active cases have dipped substantially to 26 at the BSF Frontier camp, which is by and...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    MTC building project on hold for now

    SHILLONG: There seems to be something amiss about the state government's move for construction of a commercial complex at MTC building in Jail Road here. Chief Minister Conrad Sangma about a month back had tweeted that PWD has been directed to issue the tender for the MTC Complex by first week of October. He had also instructed the department to ensure that work order for the project is issued by...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Congress MLA concedes NPP is strong today

    SHILLONG: While NPP and BJP are making a public spectacle of their acrimony over corruption charges, the opposition Congress, it seems, is cringed that the war of words is heavily weighed in favour of the ruling coalition. With two BJP legislators refusing to toe the party line, it has upset many an opposition calculation. In an apparent reconcilement to the situation, Congress MLA, David Nongrum has...

    • 11 hrs ago

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