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Govt to provide weavers array of services from WSCs : Smriti Irani

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GUWAHATI, Aug 06: Union Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani on Sunday announced that weavers will henceforth be able to avail a wide array of government services from Weavers’ Service Centres (WSCs).
While distributing MUDRA loans to women weavers at Chhaygaon outskirts of Guwahati, the Union Minister said that besides providing technical assistance, the WSCs will serve as a one-stop centre for weavers, providing various services, including banking, passport, insurance, PAN card, voter ID and AADHAAR.

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Assam teacher arrested for student’s exploitation

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GUWAHATI, Aug 06: A teacher of a private high school in Assam’s Hailakandi district was arrested by police under Section 8 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) following few photographs going viral in social media in past couple of days showing the teacher hugging a girl inside a classroom. 
Hailakandi district Superintendent of police Pranab Jyoti Goswami said that the teacher named Faizuddin Laskar was arrested under Section 8 of POCSO ACT, Section 192 of IPC, Section 67 of the IT Act after ascertaining that Faizuddin was the same person in the viral photographs.

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Indusind bank official arrested for siphoning Rs 2 crore

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GUWAHATI, Aug 06: A deputy manager of Indusind Bank of a Guwahati branch was arrested by police after she allegedly siphoned over Rs 2 crore from the account of a customer of the bank in connivance with her husband.
According to reports, an investigating team of Guwahati city police led by ACP Suprative Lal Barua had arrested the bank official named Olivia Dutta Choudhury from Nainital in Uttarakhand.

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Helicopter service likely in healthcare in Manipur

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IMPHAL, Aug 06: Manipur is likely to start employing helicopter services so as to address the “miseries of the people” living in far flung areas regarding health related matters for which talks are on with the Civil Aviation Minister.
According to Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla, talks are on with the Civil Aviation Minister at the Centre to allocate Rs 25 crores to get helicopter services in Manipur very soon in order to provide necessary equipment to meet the needs of those who live not only in the city but in far-flung remote parts of the State.
Drawing serious concern over the present health scenario in Manipur, Dr. Najma Heptulla said that not much attention has been given to remove the miseries of the people regarding health related matters in spite of the State being endowed with a beautiful climate and great biodiversity, a DIPR report said.

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Assam Govt to set up an academic tribunal: Himanta Biswa

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GUWAHATI, Aug 06: Assam government will set an academic tribunal to reform the present educational system in the state. Assam education minister Himanta Biswa on Sunday said that, to reform the educational system, the state government is looking to set up an academic tribunal, where the students to file their complaints if found any negligence of their academic career.

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