Tag: Assam

When the world was waiting for the historic landing of Vikram Lander there were some talking of ISRO scientists and NRC

Newsroom24x7 Network Bengaluru: Just when the entire world was waiting on Friday night for the historic landing of Vikram Lander on Moon, a mischievous post had started floated freely on social media obviously by those wanting to rake up an unnecessary controversy by focusing attention on ISRO scientist Jitendra Nath Goswami and pointing out that

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NRC is being updated in Assam as per the Assam Accord: Rajnath Singh

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today declared that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is being updated in Assam in accordance with the Assam Accord signed on 15 August, 1985. In a statement, the Home Minister today said that the entire process of updating the NRC is being carried out as

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Potato peel turned into packaging material 

Bhavya Khullar New Delhi: Potato peel and fruit pomace, generally thrown away as waste, can be turned into packaging material for food products like bread, Indian scientists have demonstrated. Scientists at Tezpur University in Assam have made thin biopolymer films from potato peels and fruit pomace waste to store food items. The films are 0.3

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New Governors for Assam, Manipur and Punjab

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: The President today appointed three new Governors for Assam, Manipur, Punjab and the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Banwarilal Purohit has been appointed as the Governor of Assam, Dr. Najma A. Heptulla as the Governor of Manipur, V.P. Singh Badnore as the Governor of Punjab and Prof. Jagdish Mukhi

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14 killed, 20 injured in terrorist attack in Assam

Newsroom24x7 Staff Kokrajhar (Assam):  In a terrorist attack by suspected NDFB(S) militants at a crowded market place in Kokrajhar district in Assam today 14 people were  killed and more than 20 others were injured. One of the attackers was also killed in retaliatory action by security forces. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed sadness and

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International Tiger Day and the Tale of Tumbling Tiger Numbers

Newsroom24x7 Staff As we observe the International Tiger Day on July 29, what stares everyone in the face is the rising number of tiger deaths across different parts of the country this year. Madhya Pradesh presents the worst scenario with 19 tiger deaths against the total mortality figure of 59 in the country between January 1

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BJP registers historic victory in Assam; LDF wins Kerala; Jaya, Mamata return to power

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: BJP today registered a historic victory in Assam by defeating the ruling Congress which has also been ousted from power in Kerala by the Left Democratic front.  In two other States Tamil Nadu and West Bengal that also went to polls, Jayalalitha and Mamata Banerjee have returned to power with thumping

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One dead, 20 injured in blast near a BJP office in Assam

Newsroom24x7 Desk Guwahati: At least one person was killed, and about 20 others, including a couple of policemen, were injured in an IED blast in Goalpara district of Assam on Monday. The injured were immediately rushed to hospital The explosive was kept inside a dust bin, according to available reports. The violent explosion coincided with

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First phase of polling kicks off in West Bengal and Assam

Newsroom24x7 Desk Guwahati/ Kolkata: The Assembly polls today kicked off with the first phase of polling in West Bengal and Assam. Polling for the first phase of 65 constituencies in Assam Assembly election began at 7 am today. Two important candidates in the election fray in Assam are Congress party’s Taroon Gogoi, the incumbent Chief

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Election Commission announces poll dates for 4 states, 1 UT

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: The Election Commission of India today announced the Schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry. The terms of the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry are normally due to expire as follows: Tamil Nadu 22

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3 states, 3 days — PM sets off to Assam, AP and Odisha

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today begin his three-day visit to the states of Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha where he is expected to participate in various events like inauguration of petrochem projects, adressing tea estate workers, attending an Annual conference at Sibasagar, inaugurating South Asian games, gracing the maritime

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On Dimapur lynching

Jamsheed Rizwani In a report to the central government, the Nagaland government has ruled out rape.The person who was lynched by a mob which pulled him out of the Dimapur jail was therefore innocent of rape….. What caused the violent lynching seems to be the effect of simmering animosity by the local people against immigrants

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Fake Indian currency, porous international borders and smuggling menace

Newsroom24x7 Desk Srinagar (Uttarakhand), Feb 8: Most of the fake Indian currency notes (FICN) in circulation in India is being smuggled into the country through the porous international borders. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has expressed serious concern and asked the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) to take the lead role in curtailing the menace of

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