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‘Declare Oct 2 as the National Volunteering Day’


September 21st, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Ten eminent personalities came together here Thursday to give their support and start the next big step in volunteerism in India by signing a petition ... Read more...

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Shuttler Sindhu breaks into top 20


September 20th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu broke into the top 20 of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) women's singles rankings released Thursday.Sindhu jumped four places for a career-best 20th ... Read more...

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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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Four Indians in quarters of China Masters


September 13th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Changzhou (China), Sep 13 (IANS) India's Ajay Jayaram, Sourabh Varma, R.M.V. Gurusaidutt and P.V. Sindhu advanced to the quarterfinals of the China Masters Superseries badminton event here Thursday. Gurusaidutt beat ... 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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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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Allay fears of Japanese investors: BJP MP


August 30th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Tarun Vijay Wednesday urged the government to allay "fears" of Japanese firms about "violent unionism" in view of last ... 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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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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Gogoi seeks media help to restore peace


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 23 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Thursday sought the media's help to restore peace in the state.The chief minister met editors of Assam newspapers and appealed to ... 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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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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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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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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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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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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‘Heroine’ trailer crosses 2 mn hits on YouTube (Movie Snippets)


August 1st, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Kareena Kapoor's spicy avatar in the first trailer of "Heroine" has grabbed over two million eyeballs since its launch on YouTube.The trailer was launched ... 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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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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Chopper carrying PM returns due to bad weather (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 28 (IANS) The three choppers that took off for Kokrajhar from an airport near Guwahati Saturday morning, carrying Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Assam Chief Minister Tarun ... Read more...

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Chopper carrying PM to Kokrajhar returns due to bad weather


July 28th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 28 (IANS) The three helicopters carrying Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi among other VIPS, which took off for violence-hit Kokrajhar from an ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia arrive in Guwahati, leave for Kokrajhar


July 28th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi Saturday arrived at an airport here and immediately left for Assam's restive district of Kokrajhar to ... Read more...

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No fresh violence in Assam’s Bodo areas, toll 45


July 27th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 27 (IANS) Normalcy is slowly returning in Assam's violence-hit Bodo areas, where week-long communal clashes claimed 45 lives, with no reports of any fresh incidents of violence being ... Read more...

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Centre should take steps to tackle Assam problem: Left


July 27th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) Urging the union government to take "concrete steps" to tackle the ongoing violence in Assam, West Bengal Left Front Friday requested the state government to ... Read more...

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Gogoi blames centre for army’s delayed arrival


July 27th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 27 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday blamed the central government for sending the army late to the violence-hit districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri, where communal ... Read more...

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Tension in Assam, PM may visit Saturday, toll 41 (Lead)


July 26th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 26 (IANS) Tension prevailed in Assam's Kokrajhar and Chirang districts Thursday even after security forces poured in following the death of 41 people in sectarian strife.Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Meghalaya CM calls all-party meet on boundary row


July 25th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 25 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has convened an all-party meet here Thursday to discuss the inter-state boundary dispute with Assam.The Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) ... Read more...

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Congress sets up screening panel for Himachal, Gujarat, Tripura


July 25th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday set up screening committees for poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, Tripura and Gujarat in an indication that it will declare its candidates early. Delhi ... Read more...

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25,000 train passengers stranded in Assam (Second Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) With communal violence in Assam leaving some 25,000 train passengers stranded, the central and Assam governments were Tuesday urged to provide security so that ... Read more...

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