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Assam: Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal files nomination from Dibrugarh LS seat

Dibrugarh, March 26: Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday filed his nomination as the BJP candidate for the Dibrugarh parliamentary constituency in Assam, an official said. Sonowal, accompanied by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, filed his nomination papers before Returning Officer Bikram Kairi. Polling for the Dibrugarh constituency will be held on April 19 in the first phase of the general elections. Besides Sarma, Sonowal was accompanied by Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) president Atul Bora, United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) leader Promode Bodo, sitting BJP MLA and Union minister Rameswar...
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Rare fish worth Rs 4.5 crore seized in Assam’s Dibrugarh

Dibrugarh, December 21: Assam forest department officials have seized over 500 'Channa Barca' fish valued at Rs 4.5 crore from Dibrugarh airport while being smuggled to Kolkata on Thursday, a forest official said. Acting on a tip-off, forest personnel seized the consignment of the endangered fish locally known as 'Cheng garka' and apprehended the vehicle's driver who had brought it to the airport, divisional forest officer BV Sandeep said. 'Channa Barca' fish falls under the protected category, listed in Schedule 2 of the Wildlife Protection Act. It is a rare...
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25-year-old man killed in blast in Assam’s Dibrugarh

Dibrugarh (Assam), November 8: A 25-year-old man was killed on Tuesday in a blast in his outhouse in the Dibrugarh district of Assam, police said. Dibrugarh's Additional Superintendent of Police Bitul Chetia said the man, identified as Rituraj Mech, was killed in a suspected cylinder blast at Da-Hukuta village in Kamalabari in Duliajan police station area. "He was working in his outhouse godown when the blast took place. His body is very badly mutilated due to the impact of the explosion. We have called forensic experts to examine the site...
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Himanta visits erosion-hit area in Dibrugarh, promises remedial measures

Dibrugarh (Assam), October 16: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday inspected the erosion-affected embankment in Maijan area of Dibrugarh district and gave assurance that urgent measures would be taken to address the problem. He also said that his government would provide assistance to the families who have lost their land and houses to erosion in the area. "Over the last few days, the water resource department had been taking urgent steps to check erosion. We are hopeful of being successful in the endeavour," Sarma told reporters later. He...
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Arunachal’s remote Tezu on aviation map as first Dornier plane lands

Itanagar, June 2: Marking the start of commercial operations, a Dornier 228 aircraft operated by Alliance Air landed at Tezu airport in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday, officials said. The 17-seater aircraft, manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), took around 20 minutes to reach Tezu from Dibrugarh in Assam, they said. The cost of the ticket is Rs 1,600. "We extend our deep gratitude to the government for bringing Tezu on the aviation map of the country, which will benefit the people immensely during medical emergencies, besides promoting...
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Scindia flags off IndiGo’s Shillong-Dibrugarh flight under UDAN scheme

New Delhi, October 26: Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday virtually flagged off IndiGo's direct flight on Shillong-Dibrugarh route under regional connectivity scheme UDAN, an official statement said.The return flight, which will operate three times a week, will have the duration of 75 minutes, it said."Due to the non-availability of any direct mode of transportation (till now), people were compelled to cover a long 12-hour journey by road and train to travel between Shillong and Dibrugarh," it mentioned.Under the UDAN scheme, financial incentives from the Centre, state governments and...
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NSUD golden jubilee on Oct 30

Dimapur, October 24: The Naga Students' Union, Dibrugarh (NSUD) will conduct its golden jubilee programme on the theme 'Honouring the...
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