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White Paper on Assam Accord implementation next month: Congress


September 20th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 20 (IANS) The Congress government in Assam Thursday decided to publish a white paper Oct 7 on the steps taken by it to implement the 1985 Assam Accord.The ... Read more...

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Anurag Basu plans English ‘Barfi!’


September 19th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) After treating Hindi-viewing audiences to "Barfi!", director Anurag Basu plans to cook up an English version of the movie for non-Hindi audiences. He says "Barfi!" is ... Read more...

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‘Barfi!’ wins hearts, collects over Rs.34 crore in first weekend


September 17th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Ranbir Kapoor's endearing portrayal of a deaf and mute boy in Anurag Basu's "Barfi!" has left the viewers, critics and the box office wearing a ... Read more...

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10 held for gang-raping woman in Bengal


September 11th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) Ten people have been arrested for allegedly gang-raping a 32-year-old-woman and assaulting her husband in the industrial township of Durgapur in Burdwan district, police said Tuesday."We ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi to visit Assam relief camps


September 10th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will visit relief camps in the strife-torn areas of Assam Tuesday, Congress sources said Monday.Gandhi will start his ... Read more...

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Ranbir Kapoor sings a song for ‘Barfi’


September 10th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 10 (IANS) Although Ranbir Kapoor plays a deaf and mute person in his upcoming silent film "Barfi", he has lent his voice for a promotional song in ... Read more...

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Seven-language campaign to educate South Asian voters in US


September 10th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) A coalition of South Asian community organisations has launched a national, non-partisan campaign called South Asian Vote! in seven South Asian languages to engage the community ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi to visit Assam’s violence-hit areas


September 8th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 8 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi is likely to visit Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri, the three violence-hit districts of Assam, Tuesday.A senior leader of the Assam ... Read more...

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Tension in Assam’s Udalguri after youth’s body found


September 6th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sept 6 (IANS) Tension gripped the Udalguri district in troubled Bodo areas of Assam Thursday after police recovered the body of a youth missing since last month.Police also had ... Read more...

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Ranbir gives Bengali a shot (Movie Snippets)


September 6th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Punjabi boy Ranbir Kapoor got lucky when he didn't have to learn Bengali for his role in "Barfi!". But he gave the language a ... Read more...

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Neha teams up with Jimmy for ‘Rangeeley’ (Movie Snippets)


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Neha Dhupia says she has signed a Punjabi film with Jimmy Sheirgill and that she will be doing her first item song for another film."Yes I ... Read more...

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Bodo areas calm, rehabilitation starts


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 2 (IANS) With no fresh incidents reported from anywhere in Assam over the past few days, the state government has started the process for rehabilitation of the displaced ... Read more...

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CPI-M ridicules Mamata for ‘record’ number of inquiry panels


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) Taking a swipe at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for setting up a "record" 10 inquiry commissions during her tenure so far, the CPI-M ... Read more...

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‘Bhoot 2′ is ‘Bhoot Returns’ (Movie Snippets)


August 31st, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) The title tussle between filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma (RGV) and Nitin Manmohan has finally been resolved as the former has decided to name the sequel ... Read more...

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‘Gunday’ not love triangle


August 31st, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) Ali Abbas Zafar is ready to wield the megaphone for his second directorial venture "Gunday" and says that the period drama, to be shot entirely in ... Read more...

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Shooter Joydeep Karmakar: The mind will go where the spirit takes it (Interview)


August 28th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) He mulled selling his kidney to buy a rifle, became a national champion with a borrowed gun, has participated in 17 World Cups, missed out a ... Read more...

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Centre reviews situation in Assam


August 28th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The central government Monday reviewed the security situation in Assam and took stock of relief and rehabilitation measures for those affected by the clashes between ... Read more...

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Mamata’s humane gesture


August 27th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 27 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has made arrangements to pay the hospital dues of yesteryear's actress Dipti Roy, who passed away Sunday.A private hospital ... Read more...

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Fresh violence rocks Assam’s Kokrajhar, Dhubri


August 26th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 26 (IANS) Fresh incidents of violence were reported Sunday from Assam's troubled Kokrajhar and Dhubri districts.Police recovered the body of a missing person near Bogribari area in Dhubri ... Read more...

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I became better with every film: Bipasha (Movie Snippets) (With Image)


August 26th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) An actor by chance, former model Bipasha Basu says that she learnt on the job and that each film taught her something."I never had any ... Read more...

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Fresh violence rocks Chirang, five killed


August 25th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 25 (IANS) Five people were found killed in communal violence-hit Chirang district in Assam's Bodo areas, police said. The victims were yet to be identified.Police said that the ... Read more...

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‘Feluda’ lends voice to Tagore


August 25th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) Ace detective "Feluda" dropped his 0.32 Colt revolver to pick up the microphone, lending his baritone voice to English interpretations of Rabindranath Tagore's songs.Prolific Bengali actor ... Read more...

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Kokrajhar tense: Curfew, call for indefinite bandh


August 24th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 24 (IANS) The situation continues to be tense in Kokhrajhar in Assam's Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD) after indefinite curfew was imposed Thursday morning.The curfew was imposed after ... Read more...

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Gogoi seeks media help to restore peace


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 23 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Thursday sought the media's help to restore peace in the state.The chief minister met editors of Assam newspapers and appealed to ... Read more...

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Assam legislator held for role in ethnic violence (Lead)


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 23 (IANS) An Assam legislator was arrested Thursday for his role in the ethnic violence in the state, police said. Pradip Brahma belongs to the Bodoland Peoples' ... Read more...

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One injured, two missing in fresh attack in Assam


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 22 (IANS) A fresh incident of violence left one injured and two missing in Dhubri district of Assam Wednesday, police said.The incident took place at Bongaldoba area under ... Read more...

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‘Report on Assam riots has inflammatory comments’


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) Tuesday slammed a report of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) on Assam violence, saying it contains "biased ... Read more...

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Central team visits riot-hit Assam areas, reviews security


August 21st, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 21 (IANS) A central team Tuesday visited the violence affected Dhubri district of Assam to take stock of the security and relief and rehabilitation measures taken up by ... Read more...

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Central team to visit Assam for rehabilitation efforts


August 20th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A central team of officials will pay a three-day visit to Assam from Tuesday to assist the state administration in the rehabilitation of over 2 ... Read more...

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Assam violence not Hindu-Muslim clash: Minister for Northeast (Interview)


August 20th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The ethnic violence in Assam which led to an exodus of thousands of northeastern people from other parts of India was not a Hindu-Muslim clash, ... Read more...

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Rehabilitate Bengali Muslims only after verification: Bodo groups


August 18th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 18 (IANS) Two Bodo groups including the National Democratic Front of Bodoland's (NDFB) pro-talk faction Saturday demanded that the Assam government verify the citizenship status of the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Reward up to Rs.1 lakh for information of Assam culprits (Lead)


August 18th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Saturday announced a reward of up to Rs.1 lakh to anyone providing information on the culprits behind the communal ... Read more...

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Ashok Mehta was a pillar of strength: Aparna Sen


August 18th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Aparna Sen, who had worked with cinematographer Ashok Mehta in "36 Chowringhee Lane", "Paroma" and "Sati", is devastated after learning about his demise, as ... Read more...

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Businessman shot dead in Assam’s Kokrajhar


August 17th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) A businessman was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Assam's troubled Kokrajhar district Friday, police said.Police said the deceased has been identified as Tasem Ali, who ... Read more...

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Disabled Bengali woman’s marriage to be annulled


August 17th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) A court in Britain has asked for the annulment of the "forced marriage" of a disabled Bengali-Muslim woman as she can barely speak and can do ... Read more...

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