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Railway services in northeast partially restored


July 25th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar/Agartala, July 25 (IANS) The railway services between southern Assam and other states in the region were partially restored, connecting Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram with rest of the country ... Read more...

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Assam’s stranded train passengers evacuated


June 29th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 29 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) Friday said that all passengers stranded at three locations on the Lumding-Badarpur hill section have been evacuated.The NFR ran a special ... Read more...

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Train services yet to be restored in northeast


June 10th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar/Agartala, June 10 (IANS) Train services between the northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram, as also southern Assam and the rest of India are yet to be restored even ... Read more...

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Assam alert after cholera kills four


June 8th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 8 (IANS) Assam health authorities have sounded an alert after cholera, which has claimed four lives, took seven districts in its grip, officials said Friday.More than 500 people ... Read more...

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NGO slams rural jobs scheme implementation in Assam


April 20th, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 19 (IANS) A survey of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNEGA) in Assam has revealed that only about 18 lakh households out the 43 lakh ... Read more...

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DNRF militant nabbed in Assam


March 21st, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 21 (IANS) Police in Assam's Dima Hasao district -- formerly known as North Cachar Hills -- arrested a Dimasa National Revolutionary Force (DNRF) militant from Langting under Mahur ... Read more...

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Ceasefire agreements with Assam rebel groups extended


January 18th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Indian government Wednesday extended by another six months separate ceasefire agreements with two rebel groups in Assam that would facilitate the ongoing peace process ... Read more...

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Assam terror outfit disbands


December 14th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 14 (IANS) Curtains have came down on one of Assam's mosty violent tribal insurgencies with a banned militant outfit formally disbanding Wednesday following the mass surrender of all ... Read more...

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Birla Corp eyes 3 percent rise in cement sales


October 24th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 24 (IANS) Birla Corporation, the flagship company of the M.P. Birla Group, Monday said it expected a 3 percent growth in cement sales this fiscal amid sluggish growth ... Read more...

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Parts of northeast cut-off as train services suspended


October 10th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Silchar, Oct 10 (IANS) The northeastern states of Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and parts of Assam were cut-off from the rest of the country Monday after the railways suspended all train ... Read more...

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Gogoi sworn in as Assam chief minister (Lead)


May 18th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) Congress veteran Tarun Gogoi, 76, was Wednesday sworn-in as Assam's chief minister for the third straight term, even as party workers and supporters refrained from ... Read more...

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65-70 percent polling recorded in Assam


April 4th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Apr 4 (ANI): An estimated 65 per cent of the electorate cast its votes in the first phase of assembly elections in 62 constituencies of Assam on Monday.Around 60 to ... Read more...

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Assam CM Gogoi cast his vote, confident of victory


April 4th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Apr 4 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday cast his vote during the first phase of the state assembly polls in Jorhat town and expressed confidence the Congress ... Read more...

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Assam scam accused files poll papers from jail


March 17th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 17 (IANS) Mohit Hojai, one of the key accused in a Rs.1,000-crore financial scam, Thursday filed his nomination papers from jail for the Assam assembly elections as a ... Read more...

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Nomination for first phase of Assam polls ends today


March 17th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Mar 17 (ANI): The filing of nominations for the first phase of Assam Assembly elections closes today.Sixty-two constituencies spread over 13 districts of Upper Assam, Barak Valley and two hill ... Read more...

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Opposition protests in Assam assembly - without naming corrupt


February 4th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Feb 4 (IANS) From cymbals to placards, many things made an unusual appearance in the Assam assembly Friday as part of vociferous opposition protests to demand the ... Read more...

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Gogoi admits corruption under his rule


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 2 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday admitted that graft has taken place under his rule, but launched a counter attack claiming the two terms of main opposition Asom ... Read more...

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Blast rocks Assam ahead of Republic Day, train derailed


January 25th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Jan 25 (ANI): A powerful bomb planted by unidentified militants on a rail bridge exploded damaging a portion of the tracks and derailing a goods train in Assam's North Cachar Hills ... Read more...

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Goods train bombed, bus attacked in Assam ahead of R-Day


January 25th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/Imphal, Jan 25 (IANS) Tribal militants Tuesday bombed a goods train and attacked a passenger bus wounding three people in separate incidents in Assam ahead of Republic Day.The running of all night ... Read more...

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Birla Corp to set up cement plant in Assam


January 13th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) Birla Corporation Limited, the flagship company of the M.P. Birla Group, Thursday signed a pact with the Assam Mineral Development Corporation for setting up a one-million tonne greenfield ... Read more...

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Concluding day of BJP national executive begins


January 9th, 2011 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 9 (IANS) The concluding day of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national executive meet began here Sunday to adopt resolutions aimed at cornering the UPA government on issues pertaining ... Read more...

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BJP to focus on corruption, price rise at executive


January 8th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 8 (IANS) The two-day national executive of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) opens here Saturday and the party is all set to hit out at the UPA government on ... Read more...

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Illegal immigrants should be removed from voters list in Assam: Goel


January 3rd, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 3 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Vijay Goel on Monday demanded that the illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, who are presently living in Assam should be removed ... Read more...

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Tripura, Mizoram facing shortage of food grain


December 16th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, Dec 16 (IANS) Tripura and Mizoram are facing a food crisis as the Food Corporation of India (FCI) has not supplied the allocated quota of food grain to the two states, ... Read more...

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Passenger train derails in Assam, militant hand suspected (Lead)


October 27th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam), Oct 27 (IANS) Four coaches of passenger train Barak Valley Express were derailed Wednesday after suspected militants triggered a blast on a railway track in southern Assam, officials said. No ... Read more...

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Government funds siphoned off to Assam terror outfit: NIA chargesheet


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Oct 22 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which investigates terror related crimes, has come up with startling revelations indicating that government funds worth millions of rupees ... Read more...

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NIA files charge sheet against 16 persons in funds defalcation case


October 19th, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.19 (ANI): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday filed charge sheet against sixteen accused persons in the case of defalcation of funds, in a Special Court in Guwahati.The ... Read more...

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Government funds used to aid Assam terror group: NIA


October 19th, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Tuesday filed charges in an Assam court against 16 people, including politicians and government servants, for allegedly channelising crores of rupees of ... Read more...

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Students in Dima Hasao seek a new image for their region with music


September 9th, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Alex ToddDima Hasao (Assam), Sep.9 (ANI): A section of students in Dima Hasao, the renamed North Cachar Hills district of Assam, intend to take on militancy and corruption through music.The ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh expresses concern over Naga-Metei ‘divide’ in North-East


August 26th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 26 (ANI): Prime Minster Dr. Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that the situation in the North East is better today than it was in the recent past, but ... Read more...

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Surrendered Dima Halom Daogah militants observe daylong hunger strike in Assam


August 21st, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Aug 21 (ANI): Surrendered militants of the Dima Halom Daogah outfit observed daylong hunger strike in Assam's Cachar hills district on Friday in support of their leaders and seeking their early ... Read more...

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Fractured Assam opposition could lead to Congress hat-trick


August 20th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Aug 20 (IANS) A fractured opposition in Assam could help the Congress party complete an electoral hat-trick despite facing a barrage of corruption charges, say analysts and ... Read more...

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Assam’s ruling Congress sounds poll bugle


July 18th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 18 (IANS) The ruling Congress party in Assam and its ally, the Bodoland People's Front (BPF), Sunday literally sounded the poll bugle ahead of next year's assembly elections by taking ... Read more...

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Passenger train services in northeast still disrupted


July 17th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam), July 17 (IANS) Passenger train services between the northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram and southern Assam and the rest of India are yet to be restored even after ... Read more...

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Premature to say more politicians involved in Assam scam: CBI


July 14th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/Shillong, July 14 (IANS) The CBI Wednesday said it was too premature to claim involvement of more politicians in the multimillion rupee financial scam involving swindling of government funds in Assam's North ... Read more...

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