Fear of Nipah virus in delicious mangoes in northeast

As luscious mango varieties like Banganapalli, Malgova, Totapuri and Sindhoora from Tamil Nadu and Kerala have flooded northeast markets, the fear of Nipah virus has started to grow.

A 23-year-old youth in Kerala’s Ernakulam has been tested positive for the deadly Nipah virus, which killed 17 people last year …

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Guwahati to host a T20 match between India and Zimbabwe

Guwahati will host the first T20 match of Zimbabwe’s Tour of India on January 5, 2020.

The announcement was made by the media advisory of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The match will be played at the Bhupen Hazarika Cricket Stadium in Guwahati.

The second …

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Fake kidnapping: Assam’s Jorhat Airport official named in FIR

A faked kidnapping, alleged involvement of the director of Airport Authority of India (AAI) Jorhat, a subplot and we have all the ingredients for a Bollywood masala movie.

According to a police officer at Jorhat, a case (No 1351/2019) has been registered at the Jorhat police station on Monday …

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Singer Ruma Guha Thakurta and her Northeast connection

When singer and actor Ruma Guha Thakurta died in Kolkata on Monday, only a few remembered the connection she shared with India’s northeastern region.

Ruma Guha Thakurta is one of the six persons who lent their voices to the song ‘Hamara Arunachal’ composed by legendary musician late Bhupen Hazarika …

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Assam: 4 fake Indian currency note racketeers netted; arms, ammo seized

Police and security forces achieved a major success in Assam’s West Karbi Anglong by busting a ring of fake Indian currency note (FICN) racketeers and seizing illegal fire arms.

In an inter-district operation carried out by Kheroni police in West Karbi Anglong and Indian army, four fake currency note …

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Assam: IIE sponsored workshop on vermi compost underway in Darrang

In a welcome move to inspire the younger generation in taking up technology based agriculture, a promising young agri-entrepreneur of Assam’s Darrang district has organized a workshop on vermi compost.

Dhruba Jyoti Saikia of Ramgaon near Mahaliapara in Darrang district in order to encourage progressive and dignified means of …

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Assam: Hectic preparations underway for mass marriage in Dhubri on Aug 4

Like the previous years, this year too, Assam’s Dhubri Kalibari Trustee Board, a charitable body working for social causes, will be organizing a mass marriage at its premises on August 4 next.

In order to solemnize the mass marriage, the board members has started hectic preparations including to organize …

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Assam: Lakhimpur’s Madhabdev College elevated to University

Fulfilling a long public demand, the Assam government on Monday formally elevated the Madhabdev College in Lakhimpur’s Narayanpur to a university by appointing its first vice chancellor.

Professor Dibakar Chandra Deka, head of the Department of Chemistry, Gauhati University has been appointed as the vice chancellor of Madhabdev University …

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Assam: Sexual harassment a common occurrence at workplace!

Assam has painted a disturbing picture of sexual harassment of women at work places.

A report in Hindustan Times, quoting a report has stated that nearly 41 per cent women face sexual harassment at workplace in the State.

This alarmingly includes both government and private sectors.

The report, ‘Workplace safety …

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Assam: Legal action demanded against ‘Cholo Paltai’ social media campaign

Asamiya Yuba Manch has demanded legal action against three leaders of the ‘Cholo Paltai‘ (Let us change) movement on social media.

The three leaders are Garga Chatterjee of Kolkata, Chandan Chattopadhyay of Delhi and Santanu Mukhopadhyay of Assam.

The Manch has filed cases against these three accusing them of whipping …

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Assam: Four child labourers rescued from Nalbari

Four child labourers were rescued from a hotel from Nalbari district of Assam on Monday.

They were rescued by a team formed for investigation and rescue of children who had been employed as child labourers in the district.

The team under the supervision of District Child Protection Officer Dipti Phukan …

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Assam: One arrested for trying to use fake voter ID for NRC

A man who tried to enter his name in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) using a fake voter ID card was arrested in the Dimapur area of Nagaland on Monday.

The Morigaon police arrested the accused who has been identified as Jiyabur Rahman.

Rahman used a fake voter ID …

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