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    Assam jungle plunder: 43 logs seized from Brahmaputra in Tinsukia

    Tinsukia: The forest department seized 43 logs sailing in the mighty Brahmaputra river at Guijan in Assam's Tinsukia district on Friday as the timber mafia continues to take the river route to smuggle woods.The incident comes amid reports of large-scale destruction of forests by the timber mafia, and exposes the unabated smuggling of logs and timber going on in the region and...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Citizenship Bill all set to be tabled in Parliament Winter Session

    Guwahati: The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill will again find space among new bills that the Narendra Modi government is preparing to bring in the Winter Session of Parliament. The new session will begin on November 18 and end on December 13.The government has intimated both the Houses -- Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha -- about the same. Meanwhile, Union home minister Amit...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Nagaland: Mon DC warns over hunting of Amur falcons in district

    Kohima: The deputy commissioner of Mon, Thavaseelan K, notified that defaulters found hunting, trapping, killing or selling of Amur falcons for food or possession or otherwise will be penalised.An order issued by the official of the Nagaland district on Wednesday said that Amur falcons are protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and as such, hunting, trapping, killing or...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Assam: 5 auto dealers closed down for not having 'valid licences'

    Guwahati: The District Transport Officer (DTO) of Assam's Biswanath on Thursday closed down at least five automobile dealers for operating "illegally" without any valid trade documents despite being served repeated warnings by the authorities concerned.var embedId = {jw:[],yt:[],dm:[]};function pauseVideos(vid){var players=Object.keys(embedId);...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    In every lane of Iewduh, there's untold story: Shankar Lall Goenka

    Guwahati: In every lane of lewduh, there is an untold story, said Shankar Lall Goenka, producer of the new Khasi film Iewduh. The national award-winning film hit the theatres on Friday, releasing simultaneously in Shillong, Guwahati, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Kolkata.var embedId = {jw:[],yt:[],dm:[]};function pauseVideos(vid){var players=Object.keys(embedId);...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Assam: Leopard enters Dibrugarh hospital owner's house, 1 injured

    Tinsukia: It was a regular Thursday for all in Assam's Dibrugarh district, but for Mehtab Ahmed, owner of a hospital in the upper Assam town.An uninvited guest made its way into his residence. Its appearance shocked everyone, as the guest turned out to be a popular big cat -- the leopard.The incident comes months after images of a Royal Bengal Tiger that had apparently...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Nagaland: 4 'drug peddlers' held with heroin, arms in Dimapur

    Kohima: The police apprehended four drug traffickers from the 3rd Mile area of Dimapur in Nagaland on Wednesday. Altogether, 23 packets of suspected heroin, neatly packed in soap cases, were seized from them.According to police sources, the arrested persons have been identified as Kangba Maram (35), Pavi Poumai (25), Sho Poumai (28) and Daphru Poumai (38).Also Read: Law must not...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Law must not demonise wedding photos as terrorist acts: GPRN/NSCN

    Kohima: The GPRN/NSCN on Thursday responded to the controversy around the viral video and photographs of a newly-wed couple brandishing sophisticated firearms during their wedding reception in Dimapur recently.While saying that the "harmless wedding photo has been abused and criminalised", it accused the Indian media of smelling "blood" over the viral photo.A...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Ode to Ed Sheeran: Shillong school gets a 'Perfect' Children's Day

    Guwahati: In a magic moment for any Ed Sheeran lover from across the world, students of Brookside School in Shillong made the town flow with the melody of the popular English singer's famous number Perfect during a Children's Day programme on Thursday.Watch the video here:In the video posted by a Facebook user named Rikynti Marwein, the school children are seen...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Mizoram announces 5% govt job reservation for elite sportspersons

    Aizawl: In an effort to promote excellence in sports and make sports a more attractive career option, the Mizoram government headed by chief minister Zoramthanga on Thursday announced 5% reservation in state government jobs for meritorious sportspersons.An office memorandum issued by the state personnel and administrative reforms department on Thursday said that 5% of vacancies in...

    • 14 hrs ago

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