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Gogoi assures adequate security for power project


June 9th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 9 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has assured the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) of proper security to carry out the construction work of the 2,000 MW ... Read more...

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President okays three high courts in northeast


June 9th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 9 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil has given her formal approval for setting up separate high courts in three northeastern states -- Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya."We received the ... Read more...

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Students want special status for northeast people


June 7th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 7 (IANS) Hundreds of students from seven northeastern states Thursday gathered on one platform to demand a special constitutional status for the people of the region.This was the ... Read more...

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Akhil ends fast; vows to strengthen anti-dam movement (Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) Assam's farmer leader and anti-dam activist Akhil Gogoi ended his 10-day-old fast Monday evening following an appeal from Anna Hazare.Extending his support to Gogoi, social ... Read more...

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Anti-dam movement: Hazare urges Akhil Gogoi to end fast


May 28th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) Extending his support to Assam's farmer leader Akhil Gogoi, Anna Hazare Monday urged him to end his indefinite fast since May 19, and said his ... Read more...

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Agatha will go by UPA’s presidential candidate: Sangma


May 26th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker and presidential hopeful P.A. Sangma Saturday said his daughter and union minister Agatha Sangma was not campaigning for him and that ... Read more...

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Paddy comes to rescue of elephants in Arunanchal


May 21st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Seijosa (Arunachal Pradesh), May 21 (IANS) The humble paddy has come to the rescue of elephants facing retaliation from villagers during human-elephant conflict in and around the Pakke Tiger Reserve ... Read more...

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Drug smuggling rising along India-Myanmar border


May 19th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, May 19 (IANS) Smuggling of narcotics and other drugs has been increasing along the unfenced India-Myanmar border, Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said here Saturday."To tackle the menace ... Read more...

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Assam’s anti-dam activist threatens indefinite fast


May 18th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) Assam's farmer leader and anti-dam activist Akhil Gogoi has decided to start an indefinite hunger-strike here from Sunday to pressurize the state government to stop what ... Read more...

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Three northeastern states to get high courts by October


May 17th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 17 (IANS) India's three northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya would get their own full-fledged high courts by October this year as the required amendment bill ... Read more...

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Three northeastearn states soon to have high courts


May 12th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Agartala, May 12 (IANS) Three northeastern Indian states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya would soon get their own high courts as a necessary amendment bill was passed ... Read more...

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Chidambaram in Arunachal


May 12th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, May 12 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram arrived in Arunachal Pradesh Saturday to review the law and order situation.Arunachal Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and a ministers received the ... Read more...

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5.4-magnitude quake rocks Assam, Meghalaya (Lead)


May 11th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/Shillong, May 11 (IANS) A 5.4 magnitude earthquake rocked Assam and Meghalaya Friday evening, triggering panic among locals. No casualties have been reported.According to the Regional Seismological Centre in Shillong, ... Read more...

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Assam ties up with Arunachal to counter Maoist menace


May 10th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 10 (IANS) A day after gunning down four Maoists, Assam Police Thursday said they were closely coordinating with security forces in neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh to contain the ... Read more...

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Santosh Trophy to kick off Friday


May 10th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) A total of 25 teams will take part in the 66th National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy being hosted by Odisha from Friday.The teams ... Read more...

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Aerial crashes: many leaders died, others survived


May 9th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda's chopper accident Wednesday has put the spotlight back on aerial crashes in India, where helicopters are frequently used to ferry ... Read more...

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Sankaranarayanan sworn in as Maharashtra governor for second term


May 7th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan was sworn in as the governor of Maharashtra for a second term at the Raj Bhavan here Monday.Chief Justice Mohit Shah of ... Read more...

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Maoists need ‘hand holding’: Jamia vice chancellor


May 2nd, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung Wednesday said that Maoists were "our own people" and needed "hand holding" instead of the government's ruthless supression.Speaking ... Read more...

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Security, corruption issues in coming northeast polls: Congress


April 30th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 30 (IANS) Law and order and corruption would be the two major poll planks of the Congress during assembly elections next year in the three northeastern states of ... Read more...

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MP seeks to protect Manipur’s territorial integrity


April 28th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, April 28 (IANS) Lok Sabha member from Manipur Dr. Thokchom Meinya has introduced a private member's bill which seeks to protect and preserve the territorial integrity of Manipur for ... Read more...

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Railways battle to complete strategic Brahmaputra bridge by 2015


April 25th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dibrugarh (Assam), April 25 (IANS) The railways are battling time and resource crunch to complete the country's longest 4.94 km rail-cum-road-bridge across the mighty Brahmaputra at Bogibeel that will provide ... Read more...

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Passport Seva Kendra opens in Guwahati


April 17th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 17 (IANS) A passport service centre opened in the city Tuesday to handle the growing number of applications from the northeastern region.The Passport Seva Kendra, set up by ... Read more...

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Northeast states want tighter border vigil


April 17th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 17 (IANS) Highlighting crimes such as smuggling of weapons, narcotics and fake Indian currency notes (FICN), the northeast states have pressed the central government to tighten vigil along ... Read more...

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Grenade blast on Assam-Arunachal border


April 12th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 12 (IANS) Suspected militants triggered a grenade blast at remote Bordumsa area in Tinsukia district of Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border Thursday, police said.No one was injured. The grenade was ... Read more...

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Mizoram forms panel for border disputes with Assam, Tripura


March 27th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, March 27 (IANS) The Mizoram government has formed a five-member committee to resolve the boundary disputes with neighbouring Assam and Tripura, an official said Tuesday."The boundary committee headed by ... Read more...

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Myanmarese nationals get jail for entering India illegally


March 24th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 24 (IANS) Two poverty-stricken Myanmar nationals were Saturday sentenced to two years in jail by a local court here for illegally entering India, a police official said.A sub-divisional ... Read more...

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Assam small tea growers mull creating own brand


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 23 (IANS) Small tea growers in Assam might soon create a brand of their own to make their presence felt in the Indian as well as the international ... Read more...

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Victor Banerjee upset with National Awards jury


March 19th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Victor Banerjee is upset with this year's National Awards jury for rejecting Assamese director Bidyut Kotoki's film "As The River Flows" for not being Assamese.Victor, who ... Read more...

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Northeastern states lead service sector growth


March 15th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Northeastern states like Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim led India's service sector growth in 2009-10, with rates of more than 30 percent, according to the ... Read more...

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Service sector has insulated India from global slowdown: Survey


March 15th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The global recession only partially succeeded in slowing the Indian economy thanks to the robust growth in services at nearly 10 percent in 2010-11 ... Read more...

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rail budget criticised in northeast


March 14th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 14 (IANS) The railway budget for 2012-13 presented in parliament Wednesday was criticised in the northeast, with an industry body and a powerful student's body lamenting it had ... Read more...

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Tibetans demand ‘free Tibet’


March 10th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 10 (IANS) Tibetans in India's northeast gathered here Saturday to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of the Tibetan uprising which forced the Dalai Lama to flee to India.On the ... Read more...

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Naga party says its Manipur result an achievement


March 7th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, March 7 (IANS) The Naga Peoples' Front (NPF) clinched four seats in the 60-member Manipur assembly and the party Wednesday termed it an achievement. It also vowed to contest ... Read more...

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Central minister reviews law and order in Assam


March 1st, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 29 (IANS) A day after a grenade blast, Union Minister of State for Home M. Ramachandran Wednesday reviewed the law and order situation in Assam with Governor J.B. ... Read more...

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Amid Arunachal row, Chinese foreign minister heading to India


February 27th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Amid China's renewed assertion of its claims over Arunachal Pradesh, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi comes here Wednesday for wide-ranging talks that will set ... Read more...

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