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Tension continues in Kokrajhar, NIA team visits attack site

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Kokrajhar (Assam), Aug 06 (IANS): Tension continued to simmer in Kokrajhar in Assam a day after militants triggered grenade blasts and shot at civilians, even as the number of dead rose to 14 on Saturday. An NIA team studied the attack site as Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited the injured in hospital.
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said that one of the injured, who was hit by bullets, died on Saturday morning, taking the total civilian death to 14.

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Students in Odisha block road over 'molestation'

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Bhubaneswar, Aug 06 (IANS): Students of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) on Saturday resorted to a road blockade to protest the alleged molestation of a girl student of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) located inside the KIIT campus.
The students came out in large numbers and blocked the KIIT-Sikharchandi Road and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits.

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Arunachal designer aims to promote northeast weavers

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New Delhi, Aug 06 (IANS): Designer Yana Ngoba Chakpu, who hails from Arunachal Pradesh, is set to host the second edition of the North East India Fashion Week (NEIFW) in her home state. She hopes that the show encourages more weavers of the region to continue creating products using handlooms, which she believes are gradually being replaced by power looms.
NEIFW, which gives weavers and designers from the northeast region a platform to showcase their creations, will be held in Itanagar between August 19 and 21.

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Assam court summons Rahul Gandhi in defamation suit

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GUWAHATI, Aug 06 (IANS): A court in Assam has issued summons to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to appear before it on September 29 over a defamation suit filed against him.
The summons was issued by the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) of Kamrup (Metro) district.

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AR’s DG presents mobility equipment to paraplegic Ex-Serviceman

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PUNE, Aug 06: The happiness of 69 years old Ex Serviceman of Assam Rifles Rifleman Purna Bahadur Chhetri knew no boundaries on Friday as he received a mobility equipment from the Director General of Assam Rifles Lt Gen HJS Sachdev, PVSM, AVSM, SM, ADC.

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