Assam Polls: Tinsukia District, ULFA Faction To Slug It Out With Hindi Speakers

TINSUKIA, Mar 30: It is a tussle between the anti-talk faction of ULFA led by Paresh Barua and the Hindi speaking people in Tinsukia district of Assam on the ensuing state assembly elections. Tinsukia district is situated in eastern Assam where it has often sent a couple of Hindi-speaking legislators to the 126-member assembly of Assam. One can possibly attribute it to the tendency of the United Liberation...

Cut In Import Duty To Hit Incense Units

GUWAHATI, March 4: The reduction in import duty from 30 per cent to 10 per cent on bamboo sticks for agarbatti (incense stick) will hit the industry in the Northeast, affecting nearly 30,000 women whose average income is between Rs 75 and Rs 105 daily, a study has revealed. Announced in the Union budget on February 28, the relaxation in the import duty will leave the artisans involved in this sector...