• Bhutan for boosting ties with Assam

    Bhutan Consul General in Kolkata, Dasho Tsering Wangda has met Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at the latter's official residence and discussed issues of mutual interests. The top Bhutanese official revealed that Bhutan would start flight operations with Assam on the Guwahati-Bhutan-Bangkok route subsequently to Patna.

  • Works to be ready by June

    Over 90 per cent of the Rs 8.21 crore project to close the Beki embankment breach at Narayanguri is complete by now, while the rate of erosion is reduced considerably at Bahari in Barpeta district. Highly-placed sources in the State Water Resources Department (WRD) told this newspaper that by June 15 the rest of the work was expected to be complete. Meanwhile, a sanction of Rs 5 crore has been granted for opening the silted up mouth of the Manas at Mathanguri. The BTAD is to execute the work by excavating the mouth of the Manas, sources said.

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