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Meghalaya launches operation to rescue abducted exporter’s son


August 31st, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 31 (IANS) Security forces have launched an operation in western Meghalaya to rescue the son of a man engaged in exporting coal to Bangladesh, officials said Friday.According to ... Read more...

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Want to take contemporary folk to next level: Papon


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Assamese singer Papon says he is on a mission to take his native state's folk music to a "different level" by mixing it with electronic ... Read more...

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Forces kill four militants in pre-dawn Assam raid


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 23 (IANS) A joint team of police and army killed four militants at a remote village in Assam's Dima Hasao district in the wee hours of Saturday.Dima Hasao ... Read more...

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AGP to be strengthened from grassroots, says Mahanta


May 18th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) chief Prafulla Kumar Mahanta Friday appealed to AGP leaders to strengthen the party from the grassroots."The AGP has its base in rural ... Read more...

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Tea Board simplifies registration for Assam’s small growers


March 21st, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 21 (IANS) The Tea Board of India has decided to simplify the process of registration of small tea growers in Assam to facilitate their certification, an official said ... Read more...

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Assam groups oppose Arunachal dam


September 13th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 13 (IANS) A mega dam being built in Arunachal Pradesh has become a major issue in Assam, with pressure groups Tuesday opposing the transport of turbines to ... Read more...

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Maoists blow up rail track in Orissa(Lead)


July 4th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 4 (IANS) Maoists triggered two explosions along a railway track in Orissa's Sundergarh district early Monday, affecting train services, while two rebels were arrested from a forested ... Read more...

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Three died in mob violence in Guwahati (Lead)


June 22nd, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 22 (IANS) Three people, including a child, were killed and about 50 injured Wednesday as police fired at and teargassed a mob opposing an eviction drive in Assam's ... Read more...

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20 injured as mob goes on rampage in Assam city


June 22nd, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 22 (IANS) At least 20 people were injured and more than a dozen vehicles were set ablaze by a mob Wednesday after police fired shots in the ... Read more...

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Rattled AGP seeks re-poll using ballots


May 15th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 15 (IANS) The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) Sunday made the bizarre demand for a re-poll using traditional ballots, saying that the Congress had rigged the electronic voting ... Read more...

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Congress wins absolute majority in Assam (Second Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 13 (IANS) The ruling Congress party has secured an absolute majority in Assam, winning 72 seats in the 126 member legislature and leading in eight more seats. ... Read more...

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AGP blames machine manipulation for defeat


May 13th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 13 (IANS) Assam's beleaguered main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) Friday blamed "manipulation of electronic voting machines (EVM) by the ruling Congress party" for its rout in ... Read more...

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Around 65 percent turnout as voting ends in Assam (Fourth Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 11 (IANS) Voting ended peacefully in the second and final phase of elections in 64 of the 126 assembly constituencies in Assam Monday with an estimated 65-70 percent ... Read more...

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Moderate to heavy polling in Assam (Third Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 11 (IANS) Voting for the second and final phase of elections in Assam proceeded peacefully with nearly 50 percent polling recorded till midday Monday, officials said.An official said ... Read more...

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Voting continues peacefully in Assam (Second Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 11 (IANS) Voting for the second and final phase of elections in 64 of the 126 assembly seats in Assam was proceeding smoothly with 27 percent turnout in ... Read more...

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Second phase polling underway in Assam (Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 11 (IANS) Polling for the second and final phase of elections in 64 of the 126 assembly seats in Assam began Monday at 7 a.m. and proceeded peacefully ... Read more...

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Polling begins for second phase of Assam elections


April 11th, 2011 - 8:52 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 11 (IANS) Voting has begun for the second and final phase of assembly elections being held in 64 of the 126 constituencies in Assam Monday. The voting, which ... Read more...

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Assam all set for final phase polling Monday


April 9th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 9 (IANS) More than a month of the pre-poll slanging match between the ruling Congress and the opposition in Assam will end Monday when the second and ... Read more...

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Northeast parties forge alliance for peace, progress


February 21st, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Seven political parties in the northeastern states have decided to forge a strategic alliance, not led by either the Congress or the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), ... 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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Assam parties launch poll campaign with rallies


January 29th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 29 (IANS) The ruling Congress party and Assam's main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) Saturday traded charges of corruption, marking the formal launch of electioneering for the state assembly elections ... Read more...

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Assam polls: Congress, AGP vie for AUDF support


December 26th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 26 (IANS) The Asom United Democratic Front (AUDF), a party espousing the causes of minorities in Assam, has become the cynosure of all eyes with both the ruling Congress ... Read more...

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Guwahati hosts Christmas cake festival


December 22nd, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Alex ToddGuwahati, Dec.22 (ANI): To celebrate the advent of Christmas, a cake festival was organised in Guwahati.Assamese actresses Nishita Goswami, Gayatri Mahanta and Kashmiri Saikia Baruah inaugurated the festival.The festival ... Read more...

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Amnesty to separatists: Asom Gana Parishad divided


November 30th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 30 (IANS) Assam's main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) is bitterly divided on the issue of granting amnesty to jailed separatists as a party MP Tuesday opposed the proposal made ... Read more...

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Businesses would have to pay us first: Assam student body


November 24th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 24 (IANS) The influential All Assam Students' Union (AASU) Wednesday admitted to accepting donations from business houses, and said it is not doing "anything wrong"."Yes, we have to depend on ... Read more...

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Arunachal mega dam creates political storm in Assam


October 27th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Oct 27 (IANS) A mega dam being built in Arunachal Pradesh has become a major political issue in Assam, with the opposition making it clear it will ... Read more...

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A fractured opposition in Assam


October 20th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 20 (IANS) A fractured opposition in Assam is causing jitters in the opposition camp ahead of next year's assembly elections with parties charging the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) of ... Read more...

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Bodo separatists planning terror strikes in Assam: police


September 20th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 20 (IANS) More than 100 tribal separatists belonging to the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) have entered India's northeastern state of Assam from bases in Bangladesh for terror ... Read more...

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Assamese craftsman carves out bamboo made cutlery


August 26th, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Alex ToddTinsukia (Assam), Aug.26 (ANI): Believe it or not, a craftsman in Assam's Tinsukia District has carved out eco-friendly cutlery in different shape, sizes and designs with bamboo.It includes knives, ... Read more...

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Militants kill four troopers in Assam


July 26th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 26 (IANS) Four Indian frontier guards were killed and three injured in an ambush Monday by tribal separatists in the restive northeastern state of Assam, bordering Bhutan, officials said. A police ... Read more...

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Congress, AGP in war of words


June 23rd, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 23 (IANS) Assam's ruling Congress party and the main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) are locked in a bitter confrontation, hurling corruption charges against each other. The war Wednesday reached the ... Read more...

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Two tigers escape from Guwahati zoo, tranquilised later


January 30th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 30 (IANS) Two adult tigers Saturday escaped from an enclosure at the Assam State Zoo in Guwahati, triggering panic among nearly 10,000 visitors who were inside the zoo at that ... Read more...

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Asom Gana Parishad hints at snapping pre-poll ties with BJP


January 28th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Jan 28 (IANS) Former Assam chief minister and Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) founder Prafulla Kumar Mahanta has indicated discontinuing the pre-poll understanding with the Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Assam’s intellectuals urge talks with ULFA


December 12th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Dec 12 (ANI): Intellectuals in Assam on Friday urged New Delhi to hold talks with the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), after the arrest of its top leader.Noni Gopal ... Read more...

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Centre’s decision to release elephants puts Assam Zoo authorities in dilemma


December 10th, 2009 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Dec 10 (ANI): Assam zoo authorities are in a state of fix after the directions of the Centre to release elephants in the zoo.The instruction of the state zoo of Assam ... Read more...

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