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Assam’s actor Dilip Kr Das receives Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award

Actor and social worker from Assam’s Nalbari district Dilip Kumar Das has brought laurels to the state as he has been honoured with the prestigious Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Award on Sunday.

The award was presented to Das by Samata Sahitya Academy, a national organisation.

Das was honoured at …

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Guwahati: 1 girl, 2 boys jump into Brahmaputra

Three teenagers including one girl jumped into Brahmaputra river at Chandrapur on the outskirts of Assam’s capital city Guwahati on Monday.

While the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel could fish out the body of one of the trio, search operation is still on for the other two — a …

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Girish Karnad who acted in Assamese film ‘Aparoopa’ passes away at 81

Jnanpith Award winner, author, actor, playwright and filmmaker Girish Karnad, who acted in noted filmmaker Jahnu Barua-directed Assamese film ‘Aparoopa’, breathed his last in a Bengaluru hospital on Monday.

Karnad, 81, who was awarded the Padma Shri in 1974, Padma Bhushan in 1992 for literature, was honoured with Jnanpith Award …

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Day 8: No trace of IAF’s missing AN-32

The AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) has remained missing even though a week has passed since its disappearance.

However, the search operations are on to find out the aircraft and 13 air warriors on board.

Also read:IAF announces reward of Rs 5 lakh to trace missing …

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Assam: Five dreaded KPLT leaders nabbed in Umrangso

Assam Police nabbed five dreaded leaders of the banned militant outfit Karbi People’s Liberation Tigers (KPLT) at Umrangso in Dima Hasao district on Sunday.

Acting on a tip off, a police team raided a lodge in the industrial town of the hill district and apprehended the militants belonging to …

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Manipur to host India-Myanmar Conference; 13-member delegation arrives

A 13-member Myanmar delegation arrived in Imphal on Sunday to take part in the India-Myanmar Conference to be held in the Manipur capital on Tuesday.

The India-Myanmar Conference is being organized by the India Foundation, New Delhi with an aim to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two countries under …

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‘Lahe-Lahe’ – new brand for tourism package in Northeast

‘Lahe-Lahe‘ (take it easy) approach to life is often blamed for lack of progress in Assam and elsewhere in the Northeast.

But a tourism entrepreneur wants to market ‘Lahe-Lahe‘ packages for stressed, overworked executives and business managers seeking to get away from the pressures of work for a while.

Abhra …

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Retired school teacher held in Guwahati grenade blast case

Dibrugarh police on Sunday arrested one Prakash Rajkonwar alias Chao Naam Ti Lao, 65, from Milan Nagar in upper Assam’s Dibrugarh on charges of his involvement in the May 15 grenade blast in Guwahati.

He was arrested from the rented house owned by Sundar Rajkonwar. Police seized one computer …

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Assam: Man gets 7-year rigorous imprisonment for killing pregnant wife

The Goalpara court of additional district and sessions judge Sanjay Hazarika on Friday sentenced Muktar Ali of West Goalpara to seven-year rigorous imprisonment for killing his wife.

The accused strangled his seven-month pregnant wife to death in 2014.

According to the verdict, Muktar Ali, son of Hazrat Ali and Johura …

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Assam: Dibrugarh lift Inter-District Senior Football Championship

The Dibrugarh District Sports Association lifted the title of the Khirod Baruah Memorial 67th Inter-District Senior Football Championship at Bhergaon in Udalguri district near Mangaldai on Sunday.

Dibrugarh District Sports Association defeated Tinsukia by a solitary goal.

In the keenly contested final match played in the Bhergaon High School playground …

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Royal Bengal tiger skin, bones seized, 3 held along Arunachal border

Sleuths of Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) on Sunday arrested three wildlife organ traders and seized tiger’s skin and organs at Jonai in Assam’s Dhemaji district.

They seized dried skin and organs including bones of a fully grown Royal Bengal tiger from their possession and also a Hyndai …

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