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Artistes performing Bihu at Chandmari Bihutoli in Guwahati on Saturday night. – UB
Polling ends in West Bengal, around 70 percent voting
KOLKATA/SILIGURI, April 18 (IANS): Around 70 percent voters exercised their franchise as polling ended in the first phase of the West Bengal assembly elections spread over the six northern districts Monday. ...

Another woman killed for suspected witchcraft
GUWAHATI, April 18 (IANS): An elderly tribal woman was found hacked to death and buried by a stream in Assam, the fourth such incident since Friday in what police suspect to be linked to black magic and witchcraft. ...

Jan Lokpal Bill can check corruption: Lyngdoh
GUWAHATI, April 17 – The Jan Lokpal Bill as well as an active civil society can play a major role in checking corruption, observed former Chief Election Commissioner, JM Lyngdoh, who was one of the prominent persons involved in the drafting of the Bi ...

Bangla stand on transit fee soon
DHAKA, April 17 – Bangladesh today said it will soon decide its final stance on fees for transit facilities to India as the issue continued to dominate the centre stage of Dhaka-New Delhi relations and the country’s domestic politics, reports PTI. ...

Hazare backs Bhushan, seeks action if guilty
NEW DELHI, April 17 – Amid a demand for removal of Shanti Bhushan, co-chairman of Lokpal Bill joint drafting committee, over the CD controversy, activist Anna Hazare today said he should continue on the panel but action should be taken against him if ...

Review of nuclear installations under way
NEW DELHI, April 17 – As a review of all the nuclear facilities in the country is under way, the authorities are factoring in the lessons learnt from the Fukushima episode and even beyond to ensure that the atomic installations are able to weather al ...

Pobitora emerging as major tourist spot
GUWAHATI, April 17 – It used to be just a petite piece of wilderness, but now it is among the most popular haunts for nature lovers. Pobitora, the natural refuge of the Indian rhino, has emerged as a major draw for Indian and foreign tourists alike. ...

Hindi remake of Dr Bezbaruah
GUWAHATI, April 17 – The Hindi remake of path-breaking Assamese classic Dr Bezbaruah is all set to hit the silver screen on May 16, the date fixed for its all-India release. ...

Countdown for PSLV launch begins today
CHENNAI, April 17 – The countdown for the April 20 launch of the country’s latest remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2 and two small spacecraft on board PSLV C16 rocket from the Sriharikota spaceport, 90 km from here, will begin tomorrow. ...

Action on scams test of Govt’s sincerity: Advani
NEW DELHI, April 17 – Senior BJP leader L K Advani today said the UPA Government’s “sincerity” in tackling corruption would be visible only through the actions taken by it in scams like the 2G and CWG. ...

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