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Shutdown paralyses life in Assam


September 20th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 20 (IANS) A shutdown sponsored by the opposition parties Thursday against hiked diesel prices and FDI in multi-brand retail trade drew a near-total response in Assam and affected ... Read more...

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Assam announces third special to Bangalore on Sep 20


September 7th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 7 (IANS) The Assam government is planning to run a third special train to Bangalore Sep 20 to facilitate the return of those who had fled Bangalore and ... 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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Special Guwahati-Bangalore train to run Sep 1


August 29th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 29 (IANS) A special train from Guwahati to Bangalore will run Sep 1 to help people from the northeast return to their places of study or work in ... Read more...

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Tripura militant outfits on revival path, says CM


August 28th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bishalgarh (Tripura), Aug 28 (IANS) Separatist outfits in Tripura, supported by some opposition leaders, are recruiting tribal youths ahead of the assembly polls, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Tuesday."The militant ... Read more...

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Shutdown affects normal life in Assam


August 27th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 27 (IANS) Normal life was affected in most districts in Assam Monday due to the 12-hour dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by the Bajrang Dal in protest against the recent ... 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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Railways starts train movement in violence hit Assam


July 25th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 25 (IANS) The railways Wednesday started the movement of freight trains and expected soon to resume passenger train services, suspended for more than 48 hours due to the ... Read more...

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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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Northeast road-rail links snapped, situation worsens


July 16th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Silchar, July 16 (IANS) Surface links between the northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram as also southern Assam and the rest of India have worsened since Sunday with massive ... Read more...

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Northeast may get rail links with Myanmar, Bangladesh


July 8th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) India's landlocked northeast may soon have rail connectivity with the neighbouring countries of Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh courtesy an initiative to boost bilateral trade, usher development ... Read more...

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‘Another month to restore train services to northeast’


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Silchar, July 2 (IANS) Owing to enormous track damage, it would take at least a month more to restore train services between some northeastern states and the rest of India, ... Read more...

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PM announces Rs.500 crore for flood-hit Assam (Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday announced an aid package of Rs.500 crore for Assam, which has been severely hit by floods, causing an estimated ... 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 passengers stranded by Assam floods being rescued


June 28th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 28 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) said Thursday that all passengers stranded by landslides at three places in Assam's Dima Hasao district will be evacuated soon.Another 20 ... Read more...

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Assam floods toll 18 dead, 2,500 train passengers still stranded (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/Agartala, June 28 (IANS) Heavy rainfall in Assam has killed at least 18 people till Thursday, even as over 2,500 passengers in four trains continued to be stranded for the ... Read more...

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Day 3: 2,500 train passengers still stranded in Assam


June 28th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/Agartala, June 28 (IANS) Over 2,500 passengers in four trains continued to be stranded for the third day Thursday as heavy landslides following heavy rains blocked tracks and cut ... Read more...

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‘Northeast’s connectivity issue to be dealt with’


June 20th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 20 (IANS) High-powered committees formed recently by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for finding possible, early solutions to deal with the northeastern region's connectivity problems and subsequent economic ... Read more...

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Northeast train services partially resume after two weeks


June 14th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam), June 14 (IANS) Train services between southern Assam and northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram were partially restored Thursday, connecting the region with the rest of India, after ... 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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Landslides disrupt rail services to Northeast


June 4th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam)/Agartala, June 4 (IANS) Rail services between southern Assam, Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram and the rest of India have been suspended since Sunday following heavy landslides on railway tracks, ... Read more...

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NDA-called shutdown draws wide response in Assam


May 31st, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 31 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown called by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parties drew a wide response in Assam Thursday.Almost all opposition parties in Assam, including the Left ... Read more...

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Train anti-collision device trials not satisfactory: CAG


May 25th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General has pulled up the Indian Railways for not being able to come up with a reliable safety system despite carrying ... Read more...

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Bangladesh, India to start work on Feni bridge


May 5th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 5 (IANS) India and Bangladesh will start work next week to build a bridge over river Feni in Tripura for access to Bangladesh's Chittagong sea port to ferry ... Read more...

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Blasts on railway track in Asam, no casualties


April 20th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 19 (IANS) A few hours ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's scheduled visit to Assam Friday, suspected cadres of anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of ... Read more...

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Speeding train kills 1, injures 3 in Assam


April 17th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 17 (IANS) One person was killed and three others were critically injured Tuesday after a speeding train hit them near Thakurbari in Chandrapur area on the outskirts of ... Read more...

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Two killed in Assam train accident (Lead)


February 3rd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 3 (IANS) Two people were killed and 16 seriously injured when a Guwahati-bound train hit a road construction vehicle at an unmanned crossing near here Friday morning, a ... Read more...

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Two civilians killed, abducted manager untraced in Meghalaya


January 18th, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 17 (IANS) Two bullet-riddled bodies were recovered in insurgency-ravaged district of East Garo Hills in Meghalaya Tuesday, even as police are still clueless about the whereabouts of the ... Read more...

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Manager abducted in Meghalaya


January 16th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 16 (IANS) Suspected Rabha tribal rebels Monday abducted the manager of a firm working on a railway project in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district, bordering Assam, police said.Ganeshyam ... Read more...

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10 bombs found on Assam railway bridge


November 9th, 2011 - 1:59 am ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam), Nov 9 (IANS) A railway official Tuesday averted a possible tragedy when he found 10 crude bombs along with blasting devices from a railway bridge on the Lumding-Badarpur ... Read more...

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Parts of northeast cut-off, train services disrupted


October 22nd, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam)/Agartala, Oct 22 (IANS) Train services in parts of northeast were disrupted for the second day Saturday as locals blocked the railway line in southern Assam to protest the ... 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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Railways grappling with anti-collision device


September 2nd, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) More than a decade after it was first developed, railways are still to embrace the Anti-Collision Device (ACE).This is evident from a reply Minister of ... Read more...

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Northeast steps up security for I-Day


August 14th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 14 (IANS) More than 100,000 police, army and paramilitary personnel have been deployed across the country's northeastern region to foil attempts by separatists to disrupt Independence Day celebrations ... Read more...

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Ignoring PM directive, Mukul Roy leaves for Junglemahal


July 12th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) Hours after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh directed him to visit the train derailment site in Assam, Minister of State for Railways Mukul Roy Monday evening ... Read more...

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