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Srinagar protests against Assam, Myanmar killings


July 26th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 26 (IANS) Dozens of people Thursday gathered here to denounce the ethnic riots in Assam and the killings of Muslims in Myanmar.The protesters demanded the dismissal of ... Read more...

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Uneasy calm in Assam, violence toll 40


July 26th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 26 (IANS) An uneasy calm settled over Assam's Kokrajhar and Chirang districts Thursday with no fresh incidents reported in the communal violence that has claimed 40 lives and ... Read more...

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Guwahati molestation prime accused being brought back to Assam


July 24th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) An Assam Police team Tuesday left for Guwahati with Amarjyoti Kalita, the prime accused in the Guwahati molestation case, after taking his custody from Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Guwahati molester surrenders in Varanasi, Assam police to leave for UP (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/Guwahati, July 23 (IANS) The prime accused in the Guwahati molestation case has surrendered to police in Varanasi city, Uttar Pradesh Police said Monday. An Assam Police team will leave ... Read more...

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Alert in ten Assam districts after clashes


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 23 (IANS) An alert has been sounded in ten districts of Assam following communal violence in the Bodoland area, officials said Monday. The situation was still tense in ... Read more...

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Assam toll rises to 14, army called in (Third Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 22 (IANS) The death toll in the communal violence in Assam's Bodoland area rose to 14 Sunday even as the violence spread to Chirang district. The army has ... Read more...

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Assam toll rises to 12, army called in (Second Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 22 (IANS) The death toll in the communal violence in Assam's Bodoland area rose to 12 Sunday with police recovering three more bodies. The army has been pressed ... Read more...

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Assam toll rises to 12, army called in (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 22 (IANS) The death toll in the communal violence in Assam's Bodoland area rose to 12 Sunday with police recovering three more bodies. The army has been pressed ... Read more...

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Assam joins Pearson Group for skill training in schools


July 21st, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 21 (IANS) The Assam government and Pearson Group Saturday announced a joint initiative to provide vocational skills training for young people in schools in Assam.Assam Chief Minister Tarun ... Read more...

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NCW chairperson meets Gogoi on molestation case (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 18 (IANS) National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Mamata Sharma Wednesday met Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi over the molestation of a teenage girl in the city July ... Read more...

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Plea in SC seeks Assam government’s dismissal (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court was moved Monday by a petitioner seeking direction to the central government to advise the president to dismiss the Assam government in ... Read more...

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Students slam ‘unethical journalism’ over Assam molestation


July 14th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) A group of students have slammed "unethical journalism" after some television channels showed the entire footage of a young woman being publicly stripped in Guwahati ... Read more...

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Want to settle border row with neighbours, says Gogoi


July 13th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 13 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday said that his government wants to settle the boundary row with Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh."We want to settle ... Read more...

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Assam to bring 5 lakh hectares under double cropping


July 11th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 11 (IANS) The Assam government is planning to bring around 5 lakh hectares under double cropping pattern next season to boost the agriculture production of the state, Agriculture ... Read more...

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Assam demands Rs.3,460 crore for repairing embankments


July 9th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 9 (IANS) Fearing more floods in the state, the Assam government Monday demanded Rs.3,460 crore from the central government to raise and strengthen embankments across the state.Water Resource ... Read more...

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Assam’s flood, landslide toll rises to 124


July 8th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) The flood situation is improving in Assam but at least 13 districts are still under flood waters, the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) said Sunday.The death ... Read more...

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PM recognises Assam soil erosion as natural disaster


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said Assam's erosion problem will be included in the list of the country's natural disasters, a move that will enable ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia visit Assam to assess flood situation


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday arrived at the Rowriah airport at Jorhat in upper Assam to assess the flood situation ... Read more...

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Flood situation improves in Assam, Sonia to visit Monday


June 30th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 30 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi will visit the flood-affected areas of Assam Monday, a senior party leader said Saturday."Sonia Gandhi will reach the state Monday with ... Read more...

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Japanese Encephalitis claims 3 in Assam


June 28th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 28 (IANS) The deadly Japanese Encephalitis has claimed three lives in Assam in the past few weeks, health officials here said Thursday.So far, one person has died in ... Read more...

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Assam floods toll 18 dead, 2,500 train passengers still stranded (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/Agartala, June 28 (IANS) Heavy rainfall in Assam has killed at least 18 people till Thursday, even as over 2,500 passengers in four trains continued to be stranded for the ... Read more...

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Day 3: 2,500 train passengers still stranded in Assam


June 28th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/Agartala, June 28 (IANS) Over 2,500 passengers in four trains continued to be stranded for the third day Thursday as heavy landslides following heavy rains blocked tracks and cut ... Read more...

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Assam NGO moves court for probe into floating currency


June 27th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 27 (IANS) A voluntary organisation Wednesday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Guwahati High Court seeking a government inquiry into the discovery of Indian currency ... Read more...

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Operation Smile: Assam cleft-lip centre reaches out to neighbours (Health Feature)


June 24th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 24 (IANS) After performing corrective surgeries on over 6,000 children in the past two years, NGO Operation Smile India's Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre here is now reaching out ... Read more...

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Assam hopes for record rice, jute production


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 22 IANS) Despite floods affecting about 10,000 hectares of cropland, Assam hopes to register a record paddy and jute production this year.Assam Agriculture Minister Nilamoni Sen Deka made the ... Read more...

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Northeast states review region’s industrial progress


June 13th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 13 (IANS) The North East Industrial and Investment Policy (NEIIP) group Wednesday began a two-day meet here with central government representatives for a review of the ... Read more...

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Assam, Microsoft in learning enhancement pact


June 13th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 13 (IANS) The Assam government and Microsoft India signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) here Wednesday that aims to improve the readiness of educators on using technology in ... Read more...

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Super specialty hospital coming up in Assam


June 11th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 11 (IANS) The Assam government Monday inked an MoU with the Bangalore-based Narayana Hrudayalaya under PPP mode for setting up a 300-bed super specialty hospital in the state, ... Read more...

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French agnecy to give Rs.372 crore aid to Assam


June 8th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 8 (IANS) The Assam government Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with French development agency, Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD), for a Rs.372 crore worth aid to ... Read more...

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Assam to give children with leukaemia free treatment


June 2nd, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) The Assam government will soon launch a scheme to support the cost of treatment for leukaemia among children below 12 years of age.Assam Health Minister Himata ... Read more...

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Gogoi for harnessing hydropower in Assam


May 31st, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Assam government will soon constitute a global level expert committee to look into the various aspects of using Piano-key Weir technology to harness the ... Read more...

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NHRC pulls up Assam over witch hunting, custodial deaths


May 28th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday pulled up the Assam government for the delay in dispensing justice to victims of human rights violations in the ... Read more...

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Assam’s abducted engineer rescued


May 28th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) More than three weeks after his abduction, Assam's agriculture department official Faizul Islam was rescued from near Bongaigaon town in Lower Assam.Islam and his senior ... 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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Sonia to go ahead with Assam visit despite bomb blast


May 26th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) Despite a bomb blast in Tinsukia district hours ahead of her scheduled visit here, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi decided to join the ... Read more...

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