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Assam silk weavers: Funds not reaching us

Locals in this silk village in Assam claimed that local weavers, who use looms for weaving, are losing employment because of machine-made products while silkworm rearing has become extinct due to the lack of a market for the expensive silk. The weavers accused the state government and local MLA and minister Himanta Biswa Sarama of not helping the weavers as their designs too were stolen.

Rhino population rises in census

The population of rhinos has grown in the latest census, which concluded in the Kaziranga National Park on Monday, bringing relief to the Assam forest department.

Burma plans ops to drive out Baruah

The elusive Ulfa chief Paresh Baruah is under pressure with the Burmese Army contemplating offensive to oblige and fulfil its commitment to India to drive out Indian insurgent groups from its territory.

‘Gutka, financial firms against me’

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday said that a powerful lobby of non-banking financial institutions and gutkha companies are working against him.

HC orders 17 villages off BTC core area

In what may give rise to fresh problem in Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), the Gauhati high court has passed an order directing the deletion of 17 villages from core area of Bodoland Territorial Ar

CM move to expose health minister ‘conspiracy’?

In what is being seen as an attempt to expose the conspiracy of his health minister to give relief to the non-smoking tobacco producing companies by trying to bring in a separate bill, Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi here on Saturday said that he instructed ban on non-smoking tobacco under the provisions of a Central act.

Gogoi: Won’t quit under pressure from dissidents

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi here on Thursday announced that he was not going to resign under any pressure while attributing his success in making Assam a fastest growing state of country to Congr

Anti-party activities irk tarun gogoi

Bogged down by growing anti-party activities of a section of Congress legislators, Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi here on Wednesday said that he would be talking to party high command in this regard very soon.

Pro-talks Ulfa faction talks March 7

The home ministry has started preparation for the next round of talks with pro-talk Ulfa at the home secretary level on March 7 in New Delhi.

Women’s group helped in lt. col. drug bust

The Lt. Col. posted as the defence PRO in Imphal Ajay Choudhury was on the radar of women vigilante groups — Meira Paibi of Manipur — which on Sunday first raided his convoy of three vehicles ferrying drugs estimated to be worth between `15-30 crore to the Indo-Burma border.

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