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Assam teacher arrested for sexually harassing student

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Tezpur (Assam), Oct. 17 (PTI): A teacher of a government school was arrested on Thursday in Assam’s Sonitpur district on the charge of alleged sexual harassment of a girl student, police said.

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ITA dismisses report on poor living conditions in Assam tea gardens

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Guwahati, Oct. 17 (PTI): Dismissing an NGO report on poor living conditions in the tea gardens of Assam, the Indian Tea Association (ITA) has said its member tea estates have been implementing welfare programmes for workers and their families as per law and through initiatives of the management.

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SC Collegium recommends names for elevation as CJs Meghalaya, Jharkhand HCs

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New Delhi, Oct. 17 (PTI): The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended elevation of two high court judges — Justice Ravi Ranjan and Justice Mohammad Rafiq — as the chief justices of the Jharkhand and Meghalaya High Courts respectively.

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Left Front regime scams would be probed — Tripura minister

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Agartala, Oct. 16 (IANS): A Tripura minister and a Member of Parliament from the state on Wednesday alleged that unprecedented corruption and siphoning of public funds had taken place during the 25 year-rule of previous Left Front government.

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Man detained for posting derogatory comments on FB

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Shillong, Oct. 16 (PTI): A man was detained by police in Meghalayas West Jaintia Hills district for allegedly posting derogatory comments against a Catholic priest on his facebook wall, a senior police officer said Wednesday.

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Chakmas, Hajongs subjected to torture regularly — NCAT

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Guwahati, Oct. 16 (IANS): The National Campaign Against Torture (NCAT), a conglomerate of NGOs working to stamp out torture, said that Chakmas and Hajongs of Arunachal Pradesh regularly face persecution, even at the hands of state police.

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AR apprehends arms smugglers

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Dimapur, Oct. 16 (EMN): In two separate operations, troops of Assam Rifles and Manipur police have apprehended arms smugglers and recovered weapons on October 13.

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NFR to harness solar power

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Dimapur, Oct. 16 (EMN): In an effort towards delivering cleaner and greener environment, Northeast Frontier Railway has started harnessing solar power and replacement of traditional lighting with LED lights.

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BSF seizes FICN of face value of INR 1 lakh in Meghalaya

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Shillong, Oct. 16 (PTI): The BSF apprehended a Bangladeshi national in Meghalayas South West Khasi Hills district and seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) of the face value of INR 1 lakh from his possession, officials said on Wednesday.

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Assam told to take steps to declare Poba wildlife sanctuary

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Guwahati, Oct. 16 (IANS): In what might cheer conservationists and wildlife lovers, the Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry has directed the Assam government to take necessary steps to declare the Poba reserve forest in the state’s Dhemaji district a wildlife sanctuary.

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