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BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressing an election rally at Gogamukh in Lakhimpur on Monday. – UB Photos
'Automatic US visa for new Indian leader'
Washington, April 1 (IANS): Amid a Congressional report that Bharatiya Janata Party leader Narendra Modi will be automatically entitled to a US visa if he becomes Prime Minister, the US reiterated it would work with whoever Indian people choose. ...

SP not to field candidates against Sonia, Rahul
Lucknow, April 1 (IANS): The Samajwadi Party said on Tuesday it will not field candidates against Congress president Sonia Gandhi (Rae Bareli) and her son and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi (Amethi). ...

Modi attacks Congress over farmer suicides
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), April 1 (IANS): BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday attacked the Congress-led UPA government over unending farmer suicides in the country. ...

Rhinos killed to settle Bangladeshis: Modi
GOGAMUKH, March 31 – The BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today accused the State Congress government of trying to settle cheap Bangladeshi labourers in the forests of Assam by killing the endangered rhinos to clear the jungles. ...

Tribal refugees in Tripura cast postal ballot for Mizoram
Agartala, April 1 (IANS): Reang tribal refugees, sheltered in seven camps in Tripura for the past 17 years after fleeing from their villages in neighbouring Mizoram, Tuesday began casting their votes through postal ballots for the Lok Sabha polls in ...

Delhi HC seeks report on Manipur question paper leak
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS): The Delhi High Court on Monday directed the central government and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to submit a detailed status report on the leak of the Class 12 physics question paper for the 2014 senior se ...

RBI leaves policy rates unchanged in first bi-monthly review
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS): The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), as expected, left key interest rates unchanged in its first bi-monthly monetary policy review on Tuesday and said near-term tightening is not expected if inflation continues to ease. ...

Sleep quality does affect decision-making ability
New York, April 1 (IANS): Fragmented or lower sleep efficiency may affect executive function as it is linked to decline in cognitive abilities of older people over a period of three to four years, a study has found. ...

Akhil granted conditional bail
JORHAT, March 31 – The Jorhat Central Jail authority released Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi this afternoon after the Court of the Sub-divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) granted him bail in connection with a case of Titabor ...

Green Tribunal summons Kaziranga Park Director
GUWAHATI, March 31 – The Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) today directed the Director of the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) to remain present before it on April 15 next. ...

EC urges voters to report rule violations
NEW DELHI, March 31 – The Election Commission (EC) wants you to watch polling live through webstream, detect violations of rules and alert the authorities, reports PTI. ...

Parties lay stress on talks to end militancy
GUWAHATI, March 31 – Militancy has been affecting Assam since 1979. Over the years a number of militant groups signed ceasefire agreements with the Central and State governments to seek solution of their problems through talks. But at the same time n ...

Opp parties banking on anti-incumbency factor
GUWAHATI, March 31 – Fighting all the odds of dissidence and anti-incumbency, the Indian National Congress (Congress) is confident of retaining the prestigious Lakhimpur Parliamentary seat, which is going to polls on April 7 next. ...

Court seeks status report in Kurmi case
JORHAT, March 31 – Taking up a petition filed by an advocate here, the Court of Titabor Sub-divisional Judicial Magistrate has sought a status report of the investigation in connection with a case concerning Congress MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi, who was accus ...

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