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Thursday, 27-April-2017

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Housing Scheme

5 days ago
SHILLONG: Minister for Housing Zenith Sangma said the government initially plans to build 10,000 houses in the State under the scheme by providing 25 per cent of the total cost of the house to the beneficiaries and also making provisions to provide government loans to the beneficiaries for the remaining 75 per cent. He said nuts and bolts would not be used in making houses under the scheme to make them cost effective. The scheme is meant for the economically weaker sections of the population and it will be implemented in both rural and urban areas of the State.
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Developing Batadrava Than as a tourist destination

5 days ago
GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has stressed on developing Batadrava, the birth place of revered saint Srimanta Sankardev, as an ideal place of religious and cultural tourism and he asked the office bearers of Batadrava Than (monastry) to earmark the boundary of the Than and construct boundary walls. Chairing a meeting of the office bearers of the committee of Batadrava Than in the conference room of the chief minister in Janata Bhawan, chief minister Sonowal said that the birth place of the saint will be developed and placed at the nati...
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Record Revenue Growth

5 days ago
GUWAHATI: Assam has registered a record revenue growth in the last fiscal, which, according to the State’s Finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is the highest in the country.The revenue growth in the year 2016-17 has been pegged at 21.60 per cent, while that of expenditure is 34.56 per cent. The State government had invested Rs 53,562 crore in the year 2016-17 compared to previous year’s (2015-16) figure of Rs 39,805 crore, which included salary, pension, plan and non-plan amounts. The revenue collection in the year was Rs 15,620 crore, agains...
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NEED TO FERRY DEAD IN A DECENT WAY

a week ago
Guwahati: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said the State government may consider starting a service to send bodies back from hospitals. Sarma's reaction came after the State government received all-round flak over an incident in Assam's river island Majuli, where a youth had to tie his relative's body to a bicycle to carry it back home after the person died at a government hospital. According to the youth, he had to carry the body from the hospital on his bicycle as the road to his vi...
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SCIENTISTS FIND SUPER-EARTH

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London:  An international team of astronomers has discovered a so-called "super-Earth" that could contain liquid water, a situation that would make it a very good candidate for harbouring life. Super-Earth is a rocky, temperate planet orbiting a red dwarf star, Efe news agency reported. In an article published on Wednesday in Nature magazine, the scientists say that the distant planet, dubbed LHS 1140b, is orbiting an M class red dwarf star a little smaller and dimmer than the Sun but the most common type of star in our galaxy. The super-Earth and its parent star are located in...
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ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY AIRPORT

a week ago
Hyderabad: The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here has received the carbon neutrality status by Airports Council International, its operator GHIAL said on Wednesday. GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), a GMR Group-led consortium which operates the airport, announced that it was conferred with the carbon neutrality (level 3: neutrality) certificate at a glittering ceremony organised at Doha, Qatar. Kerrie Mather, ACI's President, Asia-Pacific gave away the prestigious certificate to GHIAL CEO SGK Kishore, GHIAL COO Manish Sinha, and GHIAL's head, Safety ...
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UNRAVELLING METRO MAN’S MYSTIQUE

a week ago
One peculiar aspect of Indian bureaucrats and their projects is that most of them fail to get the work done within the stipulated deadline and budget. The offering at hand brings us face to face with one man who defeated the tangles that beset our bureaucracy and governance, allowing room for excellence and becoming part of railway engineering folklore. Elattuvalapil Sreedharan, popularly known as the "Metro Man", is largely credited for changing the face of public transport in India by his leadership in building Konkan Railway and the Delhi Metro, when he served as its managing director between 1995 and 2012.
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BLOOD DONATION UP IN CHINA

a week ago
Beijing: China recorded 14 million blood donations in 2016, up 6.1 per cent from the previous year, the country's health watchdog announced on Sunday. By the end of last year, China had 1,262 blood donation centres and 1,584 mobile blood donation coaches, said a report on blood safety from the National Health and Family Planning Commission. The report revealed that last year also saw continued drops in blood wastage and better blood quality due to improved tests and quality control system, Xinhua news agency reported. The commission called on heath authoritie...
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STORM LASHES MEGHALAYA

a week ago
Shillong:  A number of houses in Meghalaya's South West Garo Hills district have been affected by a storm that hit the region on Saturday afternoon, an official said on Sunday. Strong winds accompanied by heavy rain lashed parts of the State, extensively damaging houses, plantations, roads and some government installations across the South West Garo Hills district, adjoining Bangladesh, a government statement said. Though a tally of the total number of affected households and villages was not yet available, preliminary reports given by the district police showed that a...
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MORE CRUDE FOR REFINERY

a week ago
GUWAHATI, April 16: Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) today signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Paradip Port Trust and Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) for import of crude oil at Paradip Port, Odisha, for its proposed refinery expansion at Numaligarh from existing 3 MMTPA to 9 MMTPA. The tripartite MoU was signed between Chairman Paradip Port Trust Rinkesh Roy, Director (Technical) NRL BJ Phukan and ED (Pipelines), IOCL, AK Tiwari in presence of Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari, Minister of State for...
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BSF SHAPES YOUTH

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SHILLONG, April 16: The Border Security Force, Meghalaya Frontier, has started an orientation programme for the unemployed youth for the border area at Praharinagar, Tura. A group of 24 youth from bordering districts of West Garo Hills, South West Garo Hills and South Garo Hills Districts of Meghalaya joined the programme. The youth were imparted pre-recruitment training on various subjects like, general intelligence and reasoning, current affairs, mathematics, English and Hindi, besides improving physical fitness through PT, or physical training, sports ...
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BEATING COMPUTERS AT 25

a week ago
London: Turning 25? This may be the best time of your life, as according to a study, 25 is the golden age when humans can outsmart computers. The study showed that people's ability to make random choices or mimic a random process, such as coming up with hypothetical results for a series of coin flips, peaks around age 25. At their peak, humans outcompete many computer algorithms in generating seemingly random patterns, an ability that arises from some of the most highly developed cognitive processes in humans and may be connected to abilities such as human creativity, the researchers said...


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