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Admit cards for Assam Combined Competitive Exam (prelims) will be released on December 15

Admit cards for Assam Combined Competitive Exam (prelims) will be released on December 15. APSC will release same on its official portal,https://t.co/9T8IeyC8L2. Assam CCE prelims will be held on December 30. This year, a total of 107 vacancies have been notified. 
Staff report, Guwahati Times.

180 year old Assam Tea industry gets its first woman garden manager

180 year old Assam Tea industry gets its first woman garden manager
Manju Baruah, 43, is the new manager of Apeejay Tea’s Hilika Tea Estate near Dibrugarh in Upper Assam. The tea leaves are pluck by women, but they are always led by male ‘Sardars’. Now, history has been scripted. 
STAFF REPORT, GUWAHATI TIMES

Largest tea garden union of Assam has criticised PM Modi

Largest tea garden union of Assam has criticised PM Modi for ignoring the plights of tea growers in this Northeast state, while calling himself a ‘chaiwala’. PM Modi had promised Rs 350 minimum wage during his 2014 campaign. Union has demanded that PM Modi implements his promises.
STAFF REPORT, GUWAHATI TIMES

Maharashtra farmer makes profit of Rs 6 on 2,657 kg onions, sends it to CM Fadnavis

A farmer from Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district has sent a money order of Rs 6 to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to mark his protest against crashing prices of onions and paltry returns.

The farmer Shreyas Abhale told PTI Sunday that after selling 2,657 kg onions at the rate of Rs 1 per kg at the Sangamner wholesale market in the district and adjusting market expenses, he was left with only Rs 6.

“I earned Rs 2,916 when I brought 2,657 kg of onion to Sangamner wholesale market. After making payment of labour charges and transportation charges at Rs 2,910, I was left with just Rs six,” Abhale said.

Abhale said he felt disappointed and decided to send the amount (Rs 6) to the chief minister to draw his attention to his situation.

“I have spent almost Rs two lakh for the onion crop and have earned just Rs six. I do not know how I am going to clear other dues”, he said underlining the price crisis.

Abhale said he had sent the money order to the chief minister on December 7, the day he sold his produce.

Bumper production of onions has affected the onion growers in Nashik and Ahmednagar districts adversely.

An onion-grower from Niphad taluka in Nashik district recently sent his earnings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to mark his protest after he was forced to sell his produce for little over Rs 1 per kg.

The farmer, Sanjay Sathe, had donated Rs 1,064 he had received after selling 750 kg of onions to the Disaster Relief Fund of the PMO (Prime Minister’s Office) through a money order.

India vs Australia: India Beat Australia For 1st Test Win Down Under In 10 Years

India pulled off a stunning 31-run win over Australia to register their first victory in a Test Down Under in 10 years. The last time India defeated Australia at home was back in 2008 in Perth. This is also the visitors’ first victory in Adelaide since 2003. Ravichandran Ashwin, who took three wickets in the final innings, put the final nail in Australia’s coffin to end the hosts’ admirable rearguard action. Pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami were also crucial to India’s cause, picking three wickets each while Ishant Sharma chipped in with one.

Australia’s tail fought valiantly on the final day of the Test, almost pulling off the impossible but India kept pegging away to finally clinch a much-deserved win on Australian soil.

Pat Cummins (28), Mitchell Starc (28) and Nathan Lyon (38 not out) made valuable contributions with the bat to frustrate Virat Kohli’s team but fell agonisingly short after Josh Hazlewood (13) was caught at second slip by KL Rahul off the bowling of Ashwin.

Shaun Marsh, who was 31 not out at stumps on Day 4, scored his 10th Test half-century but fell for 60 to a brilliant Jasprit Bumrah. Tim Paine also showed some fight on the final day but Bumrah was again at hand to dismiss the Australian captain for 41 and put India on the brink.

However, Starc and Cummins added 41 runs for eighth wicket to give the hosts a glimmer of hope. Mohammed Shami broke the partnership to give India the crucial breakthrough but it was then the turn of Lyon and Cummins to frustrate the Indians.

The Australian pair added another 31 runs to put Australia within touching distance of the target. However, Bumrah got Cummins to edge a delivery to Virat Kohli at slips  who after taking the catch threw the ball down hard at the ground.

UK court to deliver verdict in Vijay Mallya extradition case today

A court in the United Kingdom will decide on Vijay Mallya’s extradition to India on Monday to face charges of financial irregularities running into thousands of crores but the businessman is unlikely to return anytime soon.

The 62-year-old former boss of Kingfisher Airlines has been on bail since his arrest on an extradition warrant in April last year. He has contested that the extradition case against him is “politically motivated” and the loans he has been accused of defrauding on were sought to keep his now-defunct airline afloat.

“I did not borrow a single rupee. The borrower was Kingfisher Airlines. Money was lost due to a genuine and sad business failure. Being held as guarantor is not fraud,” he said in a post on Twitter recently.

“I have offered to repay 100 per cent of the principal amount to them. Please take it,” the flamboyant businessman tweeted earlier.

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11th International Guwahati Film Festival 2018 screens- Nabon

A Film on first Khasi woman Church Icon

Nabon, a legendary figure of the Presbyterian Church, was born at Mawmluh in the picturesque Sohra region of Khasi hills in present day Meghalaya in 1832.

She did her primary education in the village before moving on to study at the mission school in neighbouring Nongsawlia village.

She is an icon of the church as she became the first Khasi woman to embrace Christianity amid stiff opposition from her family and clan.

The film is based on the research by late H.B. Kharlukhi, and is produced by the youth ministry (Jingiaseng Samla) of the Khasi Jaintia Presbyterian Synod Sepngi. It is in Khasi and is of 99-minute duration. Shot in locations in and around Sohra, the film director K.K Kharlukhi  said the making of the biopic posed a great challenge as it dealt with a subject belonging to a distant past.

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