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Assam warns officials over attendance Thursday


September 19th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 19 (IANS) Assam Wednesday warned of stern action against those government officials who do not report to their offices during the opposition sponsored nationwide shutdown Thursday over FDI ... Read more...

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SC to hear plea for providing printout of votes in EVMs


September 13th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday said it would attach priority to the hearing of a petition seeking provision of printouts for the recording of votes ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi visits riot-hit areas of Assam


September 11th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 11 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Tuesday assured that riot-hit people in the three affected districts of Assam would be rehabilitated early.Rahul Gandhi arrived at the ... Read more...

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BJP slams Gogoi’s remarks on Muslims


September 11th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The BJP Monday criticized Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for linking birth rate among Muslims in Assam to illiteracy and said the Congress has ... Read more...

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Bollywood’s mixed reaction to smoking scenes in films


September 4th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Bollywood's reaction was mixed Tuesday to the central government's informing the Supreme Court that it would permit smoking scenes in films though with a statutory warning ... Read more...

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Smoking scenes to be allowed again in films - with a warning (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Smoking scenes will be back on the silver screen as the government Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that it would shortly permit them - though ... Read more...

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Reverse flow begins from northeast to south - but slowly (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 4 (IANS) With trepidation and hope that things would be back to normal, people from the northeast of India who fled cities like Bangalore and Pune, centres of ... Read more...

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Assamese begin return journey to Bangalore, Pune


September 4th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 4 (IANS) In groups small and large, people from the northeast who fled cities like Bangalore and Pune fearing violence following Bodo-Muslim clashes in Assam have started returning ... Read more...

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Government notification permitting smoking scenes in films soon


September 4th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The government Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it would shortly issue a notification to permit smoking scenes in films with a scroll carrying statutory ... Read more...

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Army moves to seize illegal arms in Kokrajhar


September 1st, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 1 (IANS) The army, deployed in Assam's troubled Kokrajhar district, has started an operation to seize all illegal arms and ammunition there, informed sources said Saturday."The army ... Read more...

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Phase one of resident count in three years: Gogoi


August 30th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 30 (IANS) The Assam government has initiated the process of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The first phase of the project will be completed within the ... Read more...

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SC offers relief to Maharashtra property buyers


August 28th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) In a relief to developers and property buyers in Maharashtra on the vexed VAT issue, the Supreme Court Tuesday stayed a Bombay High Court judgment ... Read more...

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Assam bandh turns violent, one killed


August 28th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 28 (IANS) Tension gripped many parts of Assam, including the troubled Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD), following fresh incidents of violence Tuesday in which at least one person ... Read more...

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Karnataka minister in Assam, urges people to return (Lead)


August 25th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 25 (IANS) Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister R. Ashoka Saturday assured people of the northeastern states of their security in Bangalore and other cities and requested them to return ... Read more...

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Assam asks railway to help people go back


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 22 (IANS) Assam has asked Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) to arrange special trains to allow northeastern people who had fled other states fearing attacks to return, said an ... Read more...

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Karnataka minister to visit northeast, ask people to return


August 21st, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 21 (IANS) Karnataka Home Minister R. Ashoka Tuesday said he will visit northeast states soon to assure the people there that the state was safe and the thousands ... Read more...

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BJP slams government for intelligence failure


August 19th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A day after India blamed Pakistan for rumours and SMSes that forced thousands of northeast citizens to flee other states, the BJP Sunday slammed ... Read more...

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As exodus continues, bulk SMSes banned; parliament unites in support (Roundup)


August 17th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) In an effort to stem the scaremongering that has led to thousands from the northeast fleeing southern states, the government Friday banned bulk SMSes ... Read more...

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Assam ministers rush to Bangalore, Hyderabad


August 17th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) As its people continued to arrive from states like Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, the Assam government Friday sent its ministers to Bangalore and Hyderabad to discuss ... Read more...

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Panel favoured auction of resources, Swamy tells SC (Lead)


August 14th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy Tuesday told the Supreme Court that auction was the only method of transparent allocation of natural resources for private commercial ... Read more...

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Panel favoured auction of resources, Swamy tells SC


August 14th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy Tuesday told the Supreme Court that auction was the only method of transparent allocation of natural resources for private commercial ... Read more...

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Sonia, Shinde visit violence-hit Assam areas


August 13th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 13 (IANS) UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Monday visited Assam where sectarian clashes have left 77 people dead.Shinde and Gandhi met some of ... Read more...

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Delay in communicating detention grounds vitiates order


August 12th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said the unreasonable delay and absence of proper explanation in communicating the grounds of detention under COFEPOSA vitiates the order of ... Read more...

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Congress reconstitutes Assam state unit


August 11th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Congress Saturday reconstituted its Assam state committee, making Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and central minister Pawan Singh Ghatowar members besides former central ministers B.K. ... Read more...

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Gogoi hints at judicial probe into violence


August 11th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 11 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Saturday said a judicial inquiry would be instituted into the recent violence in Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri districts that killed 77 ... Read more...

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Apex court notice to Kanda, brother in assault case (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday issued notice to former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda and his brother Govind Kanda for allegedly beating up an INLD activist ... Read more...

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Assam violence unprecedented, government to blame: Advani (Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Wednesday termed the violence in Assam "unprecedented" and said the central government was to blame for ... Read more...

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Can’t fetter executive to auction resources: SC


August 7th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said that under the separation of powers between the three organs of the state, it could not fetter the executive to ... Read more...

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Tension in Assam’s Bodo areas as four bodies found, curfew imposed


August 5th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 5 (IANS) Tension again gripped the violence-affected Kokrajhar and Chirang districts in Assam on Sunday after the recovery of four bodies - two in each district where clashes ... Read more...

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Outages, blasts, Assam… no end to government’s woes (Comment)


August 4th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
As if low growth, high inflation and a poor monsoon were not enough trouble for the Manmohan Singh government, it faced further problems with an outbreak of ethnic and communal ... Read more...

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Don’t touch policy-making power, Chhattisgarh tells SC


August 1st, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Wednesday said in the Supreme Court that the government should continue to have the freedom to frame policies for the "alienation, transfer and allocation ... Read more...

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Situation has improved in Assam: Gogoi


August 1st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 1 (IANS) The situation has improved in the communal violence-hit areas of Assam with the government planning to send all the displaced people to their homes by Aug ... Read more...

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Must learn to live together: Chidambaram to Assam


July 31st, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Calling Assam as a "typical" example of a plural society, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday appealed to all communities in the state to "learn ... Read more...

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Chidambaram visits Kokrajhar, Chirang; reviews security


July 30th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 30 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Monday visited the violence-affected districts of Kokrajhar and Chirang in Assam and reviewed the security scenario as well as the ... Read more...

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It’s time for healing: PM tells Assam victims (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 28 (IANS) Sharing the "pain" of Assam riots victims, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said it was now "time for healing" and assured them of government help ... Read more...

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