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Fall in number of Hindu population

Guwahati: The Prime Minister’s economic advisory council’s report revealed 7.8 per cent fall in the number of Hindu majority population in India between 1950 and 2015 triggered a political row on Thursday with the Opposition questioning the timing and the ruling BJP calling for a serious debate on issues flagged by the findings.

Border development

Guwahati: Aiming to rapidly develop infrastructure along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China under the Vibrant Village Programme, the government has asked private industry to step in and have dedicated teams that focus on development of far-flung villages.

5 Indian released

Guwahati: The Indian Embassy in Tehran said that almost a month after Iranian commandos seized an Israeli-affiliated container ship carrying 17 Indian crew members, 5 of them have been released and have departed from Iran.

ED opposed interim bail

Guwahati: The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday opposed the “proposed” grant of interim bail by the Supreme Court to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in a money-laundering case linked to the Delhi excise policy “scam”, asserting the right to campaign in elections was not a fundamental, constitutional or even a legal right.


Guwahati: One of the complainants in the Sandeshkhali case has withdrawn the sexual assault and land grab charge against TMC’s Sheikh Shahjahan, claiming she was forced to sign a piece of paper by people linked to the BJP.


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