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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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BPCL to set up refuelling facility at Shillong airport


September 5th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 5 (IANS) Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) wants to set up a refuelling facility at Shillong airport, says Meghalaya Transport Minister Abu Taher Mondal.Formerly known as Umroi airport, ... Read more...

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Assam flood situation improves, but toll rises


July 6th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 6 (IANS) The toll in floods and landslides in Assam has risen to 117 but the overall situation across the state has improved, officials said Friday.The Brahmaputra river ... Read more...

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ULFA militant held, a cache of arms seized in Assam


July 5th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 5 (IANS) In a jolt to the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) faction opposed to peace talks, a cadre of the outfit and a surrendered militant were ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia visit Assam to assess flood situation


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday arrived at the Rowriah airport at Jorhat in upper Assam to assess the flood situation ... Read more...

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Assam floods: Gogoi orders rescue of marooned


June 26th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 26 (IANS) With floods continuing to wreak havoc in many districts in Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Tuesday asked state officials to rescue the marooned people on ... 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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Fire damages British-era building in Assam


June 10th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 10 (IANS) A devastating fire Sunday morning partially damaged a historical building dating back to the British era in Upper Assam's Jorhat town.The building, built in 1852, was ... 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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Indian Army chief lampoons retired officer for complaint(Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, May 30 (IANS) Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh Wednesday lampooned retired Lieutenant General Tejinder Singh for filing a complaint against him with the defence ministry for defaming ... Read more...

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Montek to push for declaring tea as India’s national drink


April 21st, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 21 (IANS) Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia Saturday assured the tea planters in Assam that he will take up the issue of declaring tea ... Read more...

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PM to visit Assam amid shutdown


April 20th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh undertakes a daylong visit to Assam Friday amid a shutdown called by the anti-talks faction of the banned United Liberation Front ... Read more...

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Assam cop is longest barefoot runner in world


April 17th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 17 (IANS) A 22-year-old Assam Police constable was Tuesday officially entered in the Guinness World Records as the longest barefoot runner, having run 156.2 km in 24 hours.Abhijit ... Read more...

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Delayed rainfall likely to affect Assam tea production


March 16th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 16 (IANS) Delayed rainfall in the northeast is likely to affect the overall tea production in Assam this year.The deficient rainfall in Assam this year has already delayed ... Read more...

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Northeast farmers unaware about crop insurance: Expert


February 6th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 6 (IANS) Farmers across India have been making claims for crop losses under the central government's National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS), but those in the northeastern states, mainly ... Read more...

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IAF plane makes forced landing in Assam


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 22 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) transport aircraft made a forced landing in Assam following a technical snag. No one was hurt in the incident that took ... Read more...

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Single women victims of witch-hunt in tribal Assam


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Tinsukia (Assam), Nov 2 (IANS) It was a fine day when Debari Nagbonshi, 60, stepped out of her home after bath and saw the new bride of a neighbour hanging ... Read more...

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Two held for duping 1,000 people over jobs


October 13th, 2011 - 1:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) A retired Indian Army personnel and a woman from Assam were arrested here for duping thousand of people across the country on the pretext of ... Read more...

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Bangladesh-India joint military exercise begins


October 9th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 9 (IANS) A 14-day-long Bangladesh-India joint military exercise, aimed at building camaraderie between the two armies, started Sunday, the authorities said.The drill began at Jalalabad Cantonment in Sylhet ... Read more...

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Flood alert in Assam, 75,000 displaced


July 19th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 19 (IANS) The Assam government Tuesday sounded an alert as 75,000 people were displaced following heavy overnight rains that triggered flash floods, breaching roads and embankments at several ... Read more...

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Assam High Court stays murder convict’s execution


June 7th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 7 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court Tuesday stayed the execution of condemned murder convict Mahendra Nath Das while directing the Assam and central governments to explain a ... Read more...

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Arunachal MP welcomes setting up of committee to probe Tawang crash


April 24th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Member of Parliament from Arunachal Pradesh Takam Sanjoy on Sunday welcomed setting up of an inquiry committee to investigate the circumstances that led to ... Read more...

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RTI activist detained in Assam


April 10th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 10 (IANS) Ahead of the second and last phase of assembly elections in Assam Monday, Akhil Gogoi, a farmers' leader and a Right to Information (RTI) award winner, ... Read more...

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Election 2011 begins peacefully with Assam, 66 percent turnout (Roundup)


April 4th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 4 (IANS) Elections to five assemblies, the biggest vote since the 2009 general polls, began Monday with the first phase being held in Assam where more than ... Read more...

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70 percent polling recorded in Assam (Fourth Lead)


April 4th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 4 (IANS) Voting for the first phase of assembly elections in Assam ended Monday with an estimated 70 percent polling recorded, officials said.An election official said the ... Read more...

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39 percent voting till noon in Assam (Third Lead)


April 4th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 4 (IANS) Long queues were seen outside polling booths in Assam, where an estimated 39 percent polling had been recorded till midday Monday in the first phase ... Read more...

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Election 2011 begins with Assam, proceeds peacefully (Second Lead)


April 4th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 4 (IANS) Elections to five assemblies kick-started Monday with the first phase being held in Assam where polling began at 7 a.m. and proceeded peacefully with 16 ... Read more...

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Milk in tea could prevent weight loss


March 27th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Mar 27 (IANS) Beware, especially if you want to lose weight - don't add milk to tea, or you would pile on the pounds. Scientists have discovered that tea ... Read more...

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Over Rs 7.5 crore unaccounted cash seized in Bengal, Assam


March 25th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) The Income Tax (IT) department's investigation wing, engaged by the Election Commission to track flow of illegal cash to influence voters in poll-bound states, has seized ... Read more...

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Bomb explodes at AGP candidate’s Jorhat home


March 12th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by ANI
Jorhat (Assam), Mar. 12 (ANI): A bomb exploded at the residence of Dulen Nayak, a candidate of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) here on Saturday.Local media reports said some unidentified miscreants hurled ... Read more...

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Northeast celebrates seed sowing festival “Lui-Ngai-Ni”


March 1st, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Mar 1 (ANI): The end of harvest season is marked by the celebration of the seed sowing festival "Lui-Ngai-Ni" by Naga tribes in the northeast by offering prayers to the almighty ... Read more...

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Peace talks with ULFA a very positive thing: PM (Lead)


February 18th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said the peace talks between the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the government could be the beginning of a ... Read more...

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PM arriving on two-day visit to Assam


February 18th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives in Assam Friday on a two-day visit to inaugurate two major educational institutions and also review the progress of development works and ... Read more...

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PM visiting Assam from Friday


February 18th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Ahead of assembly elections in Assam, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday goes on a two-day visit to the northeastern state, where he will review the ... Read more...

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PM on two-day visit to Assam from Friday


February 17th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will be on a two-day visit to Assam from Friday, where he is expected to review the prevailing situation and ... Read more...

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