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Assam Budget: One tola gold for brides, rice at Re 1; slew of sops for Self-Help Groups announced
Business

Assam Budget: One tola gold for brides, rice at Re 1; slew of sops for Self-Help Groups announced

Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma presented a Rs 1,193 crore deficit budget for 2019-20 with no fresh taxes.

Narendra Modi flags off BJP campaign in Assam, assures no 'genuine citizen' will be left out of NRC
Politics

Narendra Modi flags off BJP campaign in Assam, assures no 'genuine citizen' will be left out of NRC

PM Modi also spoke about his government's decision to implement Clause 6 of the Assam Accord "hanging" for 35 years

Firstpost Editor's Picks: AgustaWestland case, row over The Accidental Prime Minister, Pulwama encounter; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: AgustaWestland case, row over The Accidental Prime Minister, Pulwama encounter; today's must-read stories

The ED on Friday told Delhi's Patiala court that the prime accused in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case, Christian Michel, has named "Mrs Gandhi".

Bogibeel Bridge opened: North Assam residents hopeful for better future, but fear environmental damage, demographic changes
India

Bogibeel Bridge opened: North Assam residents hopeful for better future, but fear environmental damage, demographic changes

What used to be a three-hour journey across the Brahmaputra in the past is now just a 7-minute sauntering drive, after the inauguration of the Bogibeel bridge.

Conrad Sangma hits back at Rahul Gandhi, says Meghalaya govt making 'all efforts' to rescue trapped miners
India

Conrad Sangma hits back at Rahul Gandhi, says Meghalaya govt making 'all efforts' to rescue trapped miners

Sangma-led NPP's ally in the state, the BJP, also said the Meghalaya government is doing its best under the chief minister's leadership to bring the victims out of the rat-hole mine in East Jaintia Hills district.

Rahul Gandhi calls on Narendra Modi to save trapped miners in Meghalaya instead of 'strutting about' on Bogibeel Bridge
Politics

Rahul Gandhi calls on Narendra Modi to save trapped miners in Meghalaya instead of 'strutting about' on Bogibeel Bridge

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to focus his attention from "posing for cameras" to the 15 miners trapped in a 370-foot-deep illegal coal mine in Meghalaya.

Bogibeel Bridge bolsters defence on China border: Structure can bear weight of 60-tonne battle tanks, serve as runway for fighter jets
India

Bogibeel Bridge bolsters defence on China border: Structure can bear weight of 60-tonne battle tanks, serve as runway for fighter jets

The Bogibeel Bridge, near the city of Dibrugarh in Assam, will enable the military to speed up the dispatch of forces to neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh, which borders China.

'Who will remember me?' says Deve Gowda on being left out of Bogibeel Bridge inauguration; ex-PM had laid foundation stone
Politics

'Who will remember me?' says Deve Gowda on being left out of Bogibeel Bridge inauguration; ex-PM had laid foundation stone

Former prime minister HD Gowda had laid the foundation stone for the Bogibeel Bridge project he was in office in 1997.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Assam before Bogibeel Bridge, KCR's third front dreams, Delhi pollution levels; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Assam before Bogibeel Bridge, KCR's third front dreams, Delhi pollution levels; today's must-read stories

While many parties have accused KCR of working in tacit understanding with the BJP to defeat Congress, it will be impossible for Stalin or Mamata to be associated with a grouping that has BJP in it.

Committed to curb corruption, says Narendra Modi at Bogibeel bridge inauguration in Assam, cites extradition of Christian Michel to India
Politics

Committed to curb corruption, says Narendra Modi at Bogibeel bridge inauguration in Assam, cites extradition of Christian Michel to India

Talking about infrastructure, Prime Minister Modi said that his government in the last four years has built three bridges over Brahmaputra river that is equivalent to the number of bridges made in 60-70 years after the independence

Narendra Modi inaugurates Bogibeel Bridge in Assam: Railroad project likely to play crucial role along India-China border
India

Narendra Modi inaugurates Bogibeel Bridge in Assam: Railroad project likely to play crucial role along India-China border

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India's longest rail-cum-road 4.94 kilometre-long Boghibeel bridge on Tuesday. The Bogibeel Bridge, which was a part of the Assam Accord and sanctioned in 1997-1998, is likely to play a crucial role in defence movement along the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh.

Memoirs of ferry rides: Brahmaputra and a trip down memory lane to Assam's Sonari ghat before the Bogibeel Bridge
India

Memoirs of ferry rides: Brahmaputra and a trip down memory lane to Assam's Sonari ghat before the Bogibeel Bridge

The Bogibeel Bridge will, indeed, create history, but it won't wipe away the memories of all those like me who traversed across the banks on boats.

Bogibeel bridge: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'gift' to nation may be bogged down by trouble with land rates
India

Bogibeel bridge: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'gift' to nation may be bogged down by trouble with land rates

It has been widely reported that Modi will inaugurate the around Rs 4,800-crore bridge on 25 December.

Bogibeel Bridge: Narendra Modi to gift nation 4.6-km marvel and country's longest rail-road bridge over Brahmaputra today
India

Bogibeel Bridge: Narendra Modi to gift nation 4.6-km marvel and country's longest rail-road bridge over Brahmaputra today

Located just over 20 kilometre from the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border, the Bogibeel bridge will connect Dibrugarh in Assam to Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh. It has three lane roads on top and a double line rail below

Railways to seek more funds for pending projects
Economy

Railways to seek more funds for pending projects

Referring to projects in the North East, Kharge said there are total 10 national rail projects in the region and the requirement is around Rs 600 to Rs 700 crore.