• Sahitya Akademi award for three Assam writers
Sahitya Akademi award for three Assam writers.
22 Dec, 2016. \\ Pratidin Exclusive.

Three writers, including two poets from Assam were nominated for the Sahitya Akademi Award on Wednesday.   The annual literary awards were announced on Wednesday afternoon.   Assamese po...

  • Demonetisation: Indian Army deployed to help currency printing
Demonetisation: Indian Army deployed to help currency printing.
21 Dec, 2016. \\ Pratidin Exclusive.

The Indian Army has been deployed to help the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) print new notes to ease the currency crisis in India.   At least 200 army men have been deployed to work on a ‘wa......

  • India becomes bigger economy than the 'Colonial Master' UK
India becomes bigger economy than the 'Colonial Master' UK.
20 Dec, 2016. \\ Pratidin Exclusive.

India has managed to overtake its erstwhile colonial master United Kingdom in terms of the size of the economy for the first time after nearly 150 years.   UK’s 2016 GDP of GBP 1.87 trill...

  • Violence continues in Manipur, protesters torch 22 vehicles, curfew imposed
Violence continues in Manipur, protesters torch 22 vehicles, curfew imposed.
19 Dec, 2016. \\ Pratidin Exclusive.

The law and order situation in Manipur deteriorated on Sunday with a mob defying curfew to attack vehicles on their way to the predominantly Naga Ukhrul district.   The Situation in Manipur tur......

  • 13,000 teachers to be appointed in Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma
13,000 teachers to be appointed in Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma.
19 Dec, 2016. \\ Pratidin Exclusive.

More than 13,000 teachers will be appointed in schools and colleges early next year to fill vacancies across the state, Assam government said on Sunday.  Attending a function in Guwahati organis...

  • Political parties depositing old notes exempt from tax
Political parties depositing old notes exempt from tax.
18 Dec, 2016. \\ Pratidin Exclusive.

The finance secretary Ashok Lavasa said that the government will not examine demonetised notes deposited in the bank accounts of political parties, even as the government levied stiff penalty on unacc......

  • Sonowal government slammed for holding conference at five-star hotel
Sonowal government slammed for holding conference at five-star hotel.
17 Dec, 2016. \\ Pratidin Exclusive.

At a time when common people are severely affected by the demonetization drive by the BJP led Central government, a conference was held at a five-star hotel in Guwahati over “Constitutional Safe...

  • Tarun Gogoi cries foul after security downgrade
Tarun Gogoi cries foul after security downgrade.
16 Dec, 2016. \\ Pratidin Exclusive.

Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said the Centre was playing politics by downgrading his security. His National Security Guard (NSG) cover was withdrawn from Friday, sources said. Gogoi wi......