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CAG unravels Rs.14,000 crore cost overruns in hydro projects


August 31st, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Delays in implementing 16 hydro power projects by four state-run generators, including NHPC, resulted in cost overruns of more than Rs.14,700 crore, India's official auditor said ... Read more...

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Punish the killers in Assam: CPI-M


July 25th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The CPI-M Wednesday blamed the Assam and central governments for the violence in the state that has left around 30 people dead and demanded strict ... Read more...

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Government steps up effort to boost inland waterways


July 16th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) To promote private investment into inland waterways, the central government Monday constituted a committee which will identify new areas for attracting funds and private investment ... Read more...

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Problems follow as floods recede in Assam


July 12th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Pajarbhanga (Barpeta), July 12 (IANS) Floods in Assam are almost over but not the problems of the victims.Most people in Pajarbhanga village, 15 km from Barpeta town in lower Assam, ... Read more...

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Assam’s boat clinics deliver health services - and hope (With images)


July 11th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Nalbari (Assam), July 11 (IANS) Amid pouring monsoon rain, men, women and children run alongside the torrential Brahmaputra, waving at people in white coats on a boat. This is their ... Read more...

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Floods recede in northeast; thousands still in shelters


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 2 (IANS) Thousands of people are living in makeshift shelters in the flood-ravaged areas of western Meghalaya after over 15,000 households were submerged under flood water, officials said ... Read more...

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Northeast floods render 75,000 homeless, relief stepped up (Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong/New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Units of the Indian Army have stepped up relief efforts in the northeastern states after swollen rivers caused devastation in the region, leaving over 75,000 ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia to visit flood-hit Assam, toll rises to 61


July 1st, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi will make an aerial survey of some of the flood-affected areas of Assam Monday, a minister ... Read more...

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Floods render 75,000 homeless in Meghalaya


July 1st, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 1 (IANS) Over 75,000 people became homeless in Meghalaya Sunday after flood swollen Brahmaputra and Jingiram rivers submerged whole villages, an official said.The Jinjiram, one the major rivers ... 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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Floods affect over 30,000 in Assam


June 12th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 12 (IANS) The first wave of floods that hit Assam about a week ago continues to wreak havoc, affecting over 30,000 people in seven districts of the state ... Read more...

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Floods hit Assam, over 15,000 affected


June 5th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 5 (IANS) Over 15,000 people across Assam were affected by floods triggered by incessant rains in the last two days, and officials Tuesday said water levels of major ... Read more...

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Assam puts ferry tragedy toll at 63 (Second Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) Assam authorities Wednesday put the death toll in the ferry tragedy at 63 but furious locals insisted that not less than 200 perished in the ... Read more...

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PM announces Rs.2 lakh for Assam boat accident victims


May 1st, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday announced compensation of Rs.200,000 each for the next of kin of deceased in the Assam boat accident that has ... 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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Allow compensation for erosion, Gogoi asks PM


April 20th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to include erosion in the list of calamities admissible for assistance so that ... Read more...

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15 child workers rescued in Delhi (Lead)


April 5th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Fifteen minors who were being taken to Ludhiana in Punjab as child labour were rescued Thursday from the Old Delhi Railway Station and five people, ... Read more...

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India should be careful in dealing with China: Dolma


March 26th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 26 (IANS) Home minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, Gyari Dolma Monday warned the Indian government to be very careful while dealing with China."The Chinese deceive. So we want ... Read more...

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‘Assam losing revenue as Bodo tea growers sell to Bengal’


March 25th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 25 (IANS) Small tea growers in the four Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) in Assam are forced to sell their green leaves to markets in neighbouring West Bengal ... Read more...

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Revenue loss for Assam as Bodo area tea goes to Bengal


March 24th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 24 (IANS) The Assam government has been losing a huge sum of revenue as tea growers in the four Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD), on the north bank ... Read more...

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Indian Army inducts second cruise missile unit close to Pakistan border


March 4th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Providing it a swift strike capability along the border with Pakistan, the Indian Army Sunday inducted its second BrahMos supersonic cruise missile regiment in the ... Read more...

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One killed in firing by CISF


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 2 (IANS) One labourer was killed and three others were seriously injured when Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) troopers opened fire on a group of protesting labourers ... Read more...

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Assam drops NEWRA, to revamp Brahmaputra Board


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) Disappointed by Arunachal Pradesh's continuous opposition in setting up the North East Water Resources Authority (NEWRA), Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday said his government ... Read more...

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Engage China in water dialogue: Experts


February 13th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) China's move to extensively dam the Yarlung-Brahmaputra as it flows through Tibet and its intention to also divert the river came into sharp focus at ... Read more...

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INS Viraat team wins Western Fleet Regatta (With Images)


January 22nd, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Twelve teams representing Indian naval ships Sunday fought it out at for the top spot at the Western Fleet Pulling Regatta (WEFREG) with the team representing ... Read more...

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Two coaches of Ajmer-bound train derail in Dhanbad


January 14th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 14 (IANS) Two coaches of an Ajmer-bound express train derailed Saturday evening in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district, said a railway official."Two general coaches of the Kolkata-Ajmer Express derailed near ... Read more...

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Five killed in Jharkhand train collision, six suspended (Second Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 11 (IANS) Five people were killed and 14 injured when the New Delhi-bound Brahmaputra Mail hit a stationary goods train at Karanpurato station of Jharkhand's Sahebganj district on ... Read more...

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Jharkhand train accident: Six railway staff suspended


January 11th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The railways Wednesday suspended six staff for dereliction of duty after five people were killed and 14 injured when the New Delhi-bound Brahmaputra Mail hit ... Read more...

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Five killed in Jharkhand train accident (Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 11 (IANS) Five people were killed and 14 injured when the New Delhi-bound Brahmaputra Mail hit a stationary goods train at Karanpurato station of Jharkhand's Sahibganj district Wednesday ... Read more...

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Four killed in Jharkhand train accident


January 11th, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 11 (IANS) Four people were killed and 14 injured when the Brahmaputra Mail hit a stationary goods train at Karanpurato station of Jharkhand's Sahibganj district Wednesday morning."Four people have ... Read more...

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Tibet vulnerable to climate change, says Karmapa


November 24th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 24 (IANS) Tibet is highly vulnerable to climate change and what happens there matters greatly to the rest of mainland Asia, the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, who ... Read more...

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President to review Indian Navy fleet next month


November 22nd, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil, the supreme commander of the armed forces, will review Indian Navy's fleet in the Arabian Sea off Mumbai Dec 20, when ... Read more...

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Two ULFA rebels killed by their own bomb


November 21st, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 21 (IANS) Two members of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) were killed Monday in Assam when the bomb they were trying to plant on a ... Read more...

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British n-sub in India for naval war game


October 7th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) India will be looking at learning lessons on operating a nuclear-powered boat apart from honing its anti-submarine warfare skills when its navy exercises with their ... Read more...

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Teesta accord was without stakeholders’ consent: LF


September 7th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) The Left Front Wednesday accused the central government of attempting to go ahead with the Teesta river water sharing accord with Bangladesh without consulting ... Read more...

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