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Bifurcate Assam-Meghalaya joint cadre too: Meghalaya legislators


September 6th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 6 (IANS) Close on the heels of the bifurcation of the Manipur-Tripura cadre of the Indian administrative, police and forest services, Meghalaya's legislators Thursday demanded the separation of ... Read more...

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Northeast exodus: Pakistan asks India to provide evidence


August 20th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Pakistan has assured India that it will "look into" its assertion that elements in Pakistan used social media to whip up panic that led ... Read more...

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India raises social media misuse with Pakistan, situation normal in south (Roundup)


August 19th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) India Sunday took up the issue of social media sites' misuse by Pakistan-based elements in whipping up communal sentiments in the country with Pakistan, ... Read more...

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India raises social media sites’ misuse with Pakistan


August 19th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Sunday raised the issue of misuse of social media sites by Pakistan-based elements in whipping up communal sentiments with ... Read more...

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Human-elephant conflict on the rise in Assam


May 17th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 17 (IANS) The death of a female elephant undergoing treatment for paralysis in Assam's Karbi Anglong district Wednesday has again brought to light the human-elephant conflict in the ... Read more...

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Gogoi more needed in Assam than in New Delhi: Assam Congress


April 30th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) The Congress party's Assam state unit Monday sought to end the over-week long speculation about Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's probable nomination as vice president, saying ... Read more...

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Assam should become a growth engine: PM


April 20th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dispur/Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Braving security threats by the anti-talk faction of the ULFA and a shutdown call by the militants, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday inaugurated the platinum ... Read more...

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Songs and dances mark Assamese new year


April 14th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 14 (IANS) Traditional songs, dances and merrymaking marked the first day of the Assamese new year and the second of Rongali Bihu across the state of Assam Saturday.In ... Read more...

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Bhupen Hazarika’s golden voice falls silent


November 5th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Guwahati, Nov 5 (IANS) A golden voice of Indian music fell silent Saturday when legendary singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika died of multiple organ failure at a Mumbai hospital, plunging millions ... Read more...

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Is anyone listening, ask hapless Manipur residents as blockade continues


October 30th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Oct 30 (IANS) For some, it has become a way of life. As the economic blockade in Manipur crossed an unprecedented 90 days, its residents continue to wait ... 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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100 injured as passenger train bombed in Assam (Third Lead)


July 11th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 10 (IANS) At least 100 people were injured, 20 of them critically, when a powerful bomb ripped apart a passenger train late Sunday in India's restive northeastern state ... Read more...

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50 injured as passenger train bombed in Assam (Second Lead)


July 10th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 10 (IANS) Separatists bombed a passenger train Sunday night leaving at least 50 people injured, several of them critically, in India's restive northeastern state of Assam, officials said.A ... Read more...

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17 killed in Arunachal chopper crash, six survive (Fourth Lead)


April 19th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Seventeen people were killed and six, including both the pilots, survived miraculously when a commercial helicopter crashed and burst into flames Tuesday just before landing ... 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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Trinamool Congress manifesto promises good governance


March 23rd, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 23 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha MP KD Singh on Wednesday released the party's manifesto for the upcoming assembly polls in Assam promising to ensure 'good governance' and ... Read more...

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Five injured in blast at Congress office; 8 BSF men killed (Intro Roundup)


March 15th, 2011 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 14 (IANS) Five ruling Congress workers were injured in a bomb blast at the party headquarters here Monday evening while eight BSF troopers were killed and five injured ... Read more...

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ADB to give $889 million for Himachal, Assam power projects


January 19th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Two Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Assam have signed agreements worth a total of $889.7 million with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for development of their ... Read more...

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Explosives, bullets found in Bangladesh


December 26th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 26 (IANS) Bangladesh authorities have seized explosives, bullets, hand grenades and propaganda material allegedly left behind by Indian militants in a village on this country's northeastern border with India, ... Read more...

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Bullets left behind by ULFA found in Bangladesh village


December 25th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 25 (IANS) Bangladesh authorities have found 13,000 bullets in a village on its northeastern border with India that they say were left behind by Indian militants.Based on information from ... Read more...

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Bodo tribals massacre 18 Hindi speakers (Second Lead)


November 9th, 2010 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 9 (IANS) Assam's fragile peace was shattered Monday when tribal separatists killed at least 18 Hindi-speaking people, including eight bus passengers, in three separate attacks in the northeastern state of ... Read more...

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Assam peace broken; Bodo tribals massacre 14 Hindi speakers (Lead)


November 8th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 8 (IANS) Assam's fragile peace was shattered Monday when tribal separatists killed at least 14 Hindi-speaking people, including eight bus passengers, in three separate attacks in the northeastern state of ... Read more...

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120 million dollar ADB grant to help Assam tackle floods, land erosion


October 20th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Oct. 20 (ANI): The north eastern Indian state of Assam will receive Asian Development Bank (ADB) assistance to combat flooding and erosion, which regularly cause large economic losses and social ... 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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Indian tea prices firming up, exports up, production down


September 9th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Sep 9 (IANS) The beleaguered Indian tea industry is on a comeback trail with exports increasing and prices firming up in the weekly auctions despite adverse climatic conditions ... 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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One killed, six hurt in Assam rail track blast


July 8th, 2010 - 8:22 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) At least one person was killed and six wounded, two of them critically, in a powerful explosion on a railway track Thursday that ripped apart a coach of ... Read more...

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‘Nepalis living in terror in Meghalaya’


May 29th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) Known as the tranquil abode of clouds, India's north-eastern Meghalaya state has now become an abode of terror for Nepali migrants who say they are being attacked, threatened ... Read more...

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ULFA wants top six leaders released for peace talks


May 28th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Friday urged New Delhi to release its six top jailed leaders to pave way for peace talks to pull the ... Read more...

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Citizens’ forum holds peace conclave in Assam


May 6th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Todd AlexGuwahati, May 6 (ANI): The newly floated citizen's forum in Assam organised a daylong conclave to push forward the deadlocked peace process in the state.Though the government has ... Read more...

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Gogoi invites all rebel groups for talks


May 4th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, May 4 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said that all rebel groups, including the elusive commander-in-chief of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), Paresh Baruah, ought to respond ... Read more...

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‘Laburnum…’ on northeast an evocative, powerful read (IANS Book Review)


April 13th, 2010 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman Book: "Laburnum - For My Head"; Author: Temsula Ao; Publisher: Penguin Books-India; Price: Rs.150New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Gripping, not in the sense of a thriller novel, but one in ... Read more...

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Manhattan man grows world’s hottest chili for ‘Killer Sauce’


April 12th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by ANI
New York, April 12 (ANI): A Manhattan man is growing the world's hottest chili, Naga jolokia, in the hopes of marketing it in the form of a spicy homemade sauce.Jeff Blaine, 53, ... Read more...

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Grenades With Chili ‘Bhut Jolokia’ All Set To Be Used Against Terrorists


March 19th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Guwahati, India, Mar 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) If you thought that spices could only to be used to accentuate food flavors and impress your taste buds, then its time for you ... Read more...

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Seven cat species captured on camera in Indian rain forest


March 13th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): A photographer have captured on camera seven cat species in Jeypore-Dehing lowland rain forest in the northeast Indian state of Assam.According to a report in National Geographic ... Read more...

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