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Rajnath launches ‘smart fence’ along Indo-Bangla border in Assam

Guwahati: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday inaugurated a 61-km long smart fencing between India and Bangladesh in Assam’s Dhubri district, saying that the entire India-Bangladesh border would gradually be fenced using smart technology. Called BOLD-QIT (Border Electronically Dominated QRT Interception Technique), this is the third smart fence project launched under the Comprehensive Integrated […]

Assam hooch tragedy death toll reaches 155, NHRC issues notices to Chief Secretary

Guwahati :  Assam Parliamentary Affairs minister Chandra Mohan Patwary on Monday informed the state Assembly that 155 people have died till Monday after consuming spurious liquor in Golaghat and Jorhat districts of Assam. Over 160 people are admitted in different hospitals in the two districts. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday took cognizance […]

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Assam hooch tragedy toll at 98; CM announces Rs 2 lakh for kin of deceased

Guwahati :  The death toll in the Assam hooch tragedy has risen to 98, the state government said here on Saturday. Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said this in a WhatsApp message after visitingthe Golaghat Civil Hospital and Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH). Of the 272 admitted to the Jorhat Medical College and […]