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Assam gets its first Shatabdi Express

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Guwahati, April 30 (IANS): Assam on Sunday got its first Shatabdi Express with Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain flagging off the train from Dibrugarh. The new Shatabdi Express train (No. 12085/12086) will run between Dibrugarh and Guwahati.
"There was a long-standing demand for better rail connectivity with Guwahati from Dibrugarh and the Dibrugarh-Guwahati Shatabdi Express would fulfil that demand of the people," said Gohain while flagging off the train.
The Shatabdi Express trains are among the fastest and most prestigious trains of the Indian Railways along with Rajdhani and Duronto trains which connect metro cities with other important cities from the point of view of tourism, pilgrimage or business.

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MLCU organises Health Camp in farflung village

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SHILLONG, April 30: Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU) through its Department of Allied Health Sciences (AHS), on Saturday conducted a free Health Camp for the people residing in the village of Nonghali, Mawryngkneng Block, East Khasi Hills.

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Tripura gets national award for record food production

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Agartala, April 19 (IANS): The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has selected Tripura for the Krishi Karman Award 2015-16 for commendable increase in food grain production in small category states.
Tripura gets this national award for the second time. The northeastern state first received the award in the 2009-10 fiscal.
"We have received a communication from... the ministry that Tripura has been selected for the Krishi Karman Award for 2015-16...," Tripura Agriculture Minister Aghore Debbarma told IANS over phone from Delhi.

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Assam CM orders probe on youth carrying kin's body on cycle

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Guwahati, April 19 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the Directorate of Health Services to rush to Majuli and probe the circumstances in which a youth had to carry the dead body of his relative on a bicycle from hospital to his village.
The instruction came immediately after television channels aired images of the youth carrying the dead body of his relative on a bicycle from a hospital at Garamur area in Majuli to Balijan village on the river island.

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Assam to make Assamese mandatory till Class 10

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Guwahati, April 19 (IANS): Assamese will be made a mandatory subject in all schools in Assam till Class 10, Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday.
A legislation will be passed in this regard in the assembly in August. But if someone is not interested in taking up Assamese as a subject, he or she can opt Bodo or Bengali.

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