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Seven Assam districts affected by floods, two killed


September 21st, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 21 (IANS) At least seven districts of Assam have been affected as flash floods have hit the state again, affecting lakhs of people and killing two youth in ... Read more...

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Power failure cripples railways; 500 trains, 1.5 lakh passengers hit


July 30th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Around 1.5 lakh passengers in 300 trains suffered delays as the power grid failure crippled operations across eight divisions of the northern railway Monday, while ... Read more...

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Assam floods: Central team to assess damage, toll 88


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 4 (IANS) A central team is arriving in Assam to assess the damage from the recent floods that have killed 88 persons besides rendering lakhs homeless, a ... Read more...

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Three ULFA cadres nabbed in Assam


June 30th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 30 (IANS) Three cadres of the anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) were arrested in Assam's Goalpara district Saturday and a large amount of ... Read more...

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Flood situation turns grimmer in Assam


June 25th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 25 (IANS) Flood situation continued to deteriorate in Assam Monday with reports coming in of more villages being inundated by surging waters of the Brahmaputra river and its ... Read more...

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Telecom facilities to be raised in northeast to spur growth


June 18th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 18 (IANS) The central government has decided to upgrade telecommunications facilities in insurgency-hit and border areas in India's northeastern states with a focus on all-round economic development of ... 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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Tea production halts in five Assam districts


June 1st, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 1 (IANS) Three prominent tea growers' organisations in Assam have sought Power Minister Pradyut Bordoloi's intervention over the halt in tea production in five districts.The production came to ... Read more...

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Diabetes screening in schools, says Azad


May 16th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Concerned over the increase in diabetes among children and adolescents, the union health ministry has initiated a school-based screening programme for diabetes on pilot basis ... Read more...

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Blast in oil pipeline averted in Assam


May 14th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 14 (IANS) A major blast in an oil pipeline was averted in Assam's Dibrugarh district Monday when security forces detected two powerful bombs on one of ... Read more...

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Tea Board earmarks Rs.300 crore for small growers


April 28th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 28 (IANS) The Tea Board of India has earmarked Rs.300 crore for the development of the country's small tea growers in the current financial year, its chairman M.G.V.K. ... 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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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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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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Assam villagers angry at ULFA extortion bid


March 13th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 13 (IANS) The United Liberation Front of Asom's (ULFA) reported demand that a hospital in Assam should cough up Rs.20 lakh has triggered mass anger.People in at least ... 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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Woman teacher leaves home, kids to join ULFA


February 24th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 24 (IANS) Police in Assam's Dibrugarh district are on the lookout for a woman school teacher, who has reportedly left her home to join the anti-talk faction of ... Read more...

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Patna airport No.1 in passenger traffic growth


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 23 (IANS) For the second straight year, Patna airport has emerged No.1 among 46 airports in the country in terms of growth of domestic aircraft movement and number ... Read more...

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Maoist activity in 7 districts: Assam police chief


February 21st, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 21 (IANS) Days after union Home Minister P Chidambaram's expressed concern over left-wing insurgency in Assam, state police chief Jayanta Narayan Choudhury Tuesday admitted that Maoist activities have ... Read more...

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Gogoi seeks new trains for Assam


February 7th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 7 (IANS) Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi wants more trains for Assam, particularly to link Chennai and Mumbai.Gogoi made the request to Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi in New Delhi ... 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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Torrential rains cripple Delhi — for hours


September 9th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The Indian capital came to a virtual halt Friday morning as four hours of torrential downpour flooded streets and numerous neighbourhoods, crippled traffic and ... Read more...

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Southern Railway plans to improve infrastructure


June 30th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 30 (IANS) Southern Railway will be spending around Rs.1,700 crore this fiscal on improving its infrastructure, an official said Thursday.Speaking to reporters here after releasing the new railway ... Read more...

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Five killed in train-tractor trolley mishap


May 27th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Deoria (Uttar Pradesh), May 27 (IANS) Five members of a marriage party were killed and 10 were critically injured after an express train ploughed through their tractor-trolley at an unmanned ... Read more...

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Sup with tribals, explore wilderness - northeast beckons (With Images)


May 17th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Imagine waking up in a Naga home, amid tribals who were once known for the practice of head hunting, and plucking tea leaves or lemons ... Read more...

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Air India cancels 10 flights from Kolkata


May 5th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) Air India cancelled 10 flights from Kolkata as the strike by over half of the airline's 1,600 pilots continued for the ninth day Thursday, an official ... Read more...

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Air India cancels 14 flights from Kolkata


April 30th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Air India cancelled 14 flights from Kolkata and combined some flights in a rescheduled roster Saturday as the strike by almost half of the state-run airline's ... Read more...

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Eight flights cancelled in Kolkata


April 28th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Eight Air India (AI) flights from Kolkata airport were cancelled Thursday, putting passengers to great inconvenience, as the strike by pilots of the state-run airline entered ... Read more...

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Insecticide-treated mosquito nets prevent Japanese Encephalitis


March 9th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Using treated mosquito nets could drastically reduce the transmission of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) to humans, reveals a new study.The study conducted by the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu gets new trains, integrated suburban network


February 25th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) Introduction of new trains, beefing up of the suburban train services and setting up of integrated suburban train network are among the major announcements relating to Tamil ... Read more...

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AGP suffers setback as its top leader joins BJP


February 8th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dibrugarh (Assam), Feb 8 (IANS) Assam's main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) Tuesday suffered a major setback when its firebrand leader and former MP Sarbananda Sonowal quit the party and joined ... Read more...

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Jorhat becomes popular investment destination for multinationals


December 25th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Jorhat (Assam), Dec.25 (ANI): Multinational brands, foreign banks and investors from across the country have flocked to Jorhat to tap the potential of the region as the militancy has declined in Assam. ... Read more...

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