Saptadeepa Bhattacharjee
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Assam: 11-year-old boy saved woman and her child from drowning in Sonitpur

In an utter display of courage, an 11-year-old boy saved a mother and one of her child from drowning in a river here in Sonitpur district on Sunday. The incident took place when woman along with her two children were…

GMC ELECTIONS BY MID OCTOBER

GUWAHATI: After the successful completion of Lok Sabha elections 2019 the Assam government is now gearing up for the Guwahati Municipal Corporation Elections.  The state government has given a green signal to the Assam Election Commission to conduct the election.…

Flood situation critical in Assam as surging waters inundate new areas

The flood situation in Assam remains critical as surging water inundated new areas today. Official sources said that breach of embankments flooded several villages at Tengaguri in Morigaon and Lanka Suburi in Tihu circle.   Several rivers including the Brahmaputra…

Shortage of nearly 1,500 IAS officers: Govt

New Delhi: There is a shortage of nearly 1,500 IAS officers in the country, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday. Officers in position as on January 1, 2019, was 5,205, against the total authorised strength of 6,699, Minister of State for…

There is no ‘National Flower’ for India, only national bird and animal

New Delhi: The government has not given the status of ‘national flower’ to any flower, Union Minister of State for Home Nityananda Rai said in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. He said the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has…

People now get passports within 11 days: Minister

New Delhi: Describing passport as a tool of empowerment, the government informed Lok Sabha on Wednesday that people are now issued the document within 11 days under normal circumstances. Responding to supplementaries during Question Hour, Minister of State for External Affairs…

Extend NRC to Karnataka: BJP MP

New Delhi: BJP MP Tejasvi Surya Wednesday urged the Centre to extend the National Register of Citizens (NRC) to Karnataka as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh have become a security threat to Bengaluru and the entire state. At present, the NRC, which…

Deposits in Jan Dhan accounts cross Rs 1 lakh crore

New Delhi: Deposits in bank accounts opened under Jan Dhan scheme, launched about five years ago by the Modi-government, have crossed the Rs 1 lakh crore mark. As per the latest finance ministry data, the total balance in over 36.06 crore…

60 foreigners detained in Gr Noida, face deportation

Noida (UP): Sixty foreign nationals were detained and face deportation after police searches in Greater Noida found them staying in the country without valid travel documents, officials said. Almost all of those held are from eight African countries, including Nigeria, Kenya,…

Two reward-carrying Naxals killed in encounter in MP

Balaghat: Two Naxals, including a woman, both carrying rewards of Rs 14 lakh each on their heads from three states, were killed in an encounter with the police in Balaghat district, an official said Wednesday. Mangesh (21) and Nande (19), the…

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