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Power bank explodes in house; furniture, other articles catch fire

Power bank explodes in house; furniture, other articles catch fire

LUDHIANA: In a unique incident of its kind, a power bank went off when it was being charged in a house in Machiwara on Friday evening, and the fire that erupted as a result, caused damage to furniture and other household articles. A day after the blast, the family was in a trauma due to the devastation caused by the […]

Gohain sees political ploy in rape FIR

Gohain sees political ploy in rape FIR

GUWAHATI: Union minister of state for railways , who was incommunicado the whole of Friday when police made public an FIR accusing him of rape, on Saturday described the allegations as a “deep conspiracy that happens before every election”. Gohain, while talking to the media in New Delhi, said, “Since Friday, this news has been doing the rounds. I want […]

Union IT minister announces Rs 10,000 crore connectivity programme for NE states

Union IT minister announces Rs 10,000 crore connectivity programme for NE states

GUWAHATI: Union IT minister on Saturday unveiled the vision document for ‘Digital Northeast 2022‘ at an event in the city. He announced that the connectivity programme for northeastern states will entail inflow of nearly Rs 10,000 crore from the Centre through over 400 programmes expected to be rolled out in the next four years. The investments relate to enhancing telecom […]

NRC staff‘s ‘foreigner‘ status sparks controversy

NRC staff‘s ‘foreigner‘ status sparks controversy

GUWAHATI: The engagement of a government school teacher, who had been declared a non-national by a Foreigners‘ Tribunal two years ago, in the preparation of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens () has sparked off a debate in the state. Mohammad Khairul Islam, a teacher at the Lower Primary School in , was declared a non-national by […]

Ex-defence personnel write to President

GUWAHATI: Four defence personnel from , including two who were part of the , have written to President after failing to get their names enlisted in the final draft of NRC published on July 30. The four personnel are Azmal Haque (50), Samsul Haque (57), Sadullah Ahmed (49) and Sana Ullah (51). “It‘s very unfortunate. I think the authorities have […]

Kamrup-M drive against measles, rubella

Kamrup-M drive against measles, rubella

GUWAHATI: The (Metro) district health department will conduct an immunization campaign to vaccinate a total of 4,072,72 children between ages of 9 months and 15 years against and . The campaign will begin on August 17 and will continue till 100% coverage of the targeted population is achieved. This particular immunization programme will be conducted simultaneously in all districts of […]

MHA firm on one-month window for repatriation of Bru refugees

MHA firm on one-month window for repatriation of Bru refugees

GUWAHATI: Firm on going through with the repatriation of Bru refugees from to , the Centre has ordered that the one-month window – September 1 to 30 – is final. Those staying in refugee camps beyond that time will stop receiving government support. Nearly 33,000 Bru refugees living in six relief camps across Tripura will be resettled in Mizoram, their […]