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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh shaking hands with Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani in Thimphu on Thursday. UNI
Manmohan Singh, Tendulkar among 10 Indians in 'Time 100'
WASHINGTON, April 30 (IANS): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and economist Amartya Sen are among nine Indians figuring in Time magazine's annual list of 100 most influential people while Bollywood sensation Aishw ...

Terrorism forces many Assam women into prostitution
GUWAHATI, April 30 (IANS): Decades of violent insurgency in Assam have forced many women, including homemakers, to take to prostitution after their husbands or close family members were killed or maimed in terror attacks. The busting of a sex racket ...

Grenade hurled in Haflong
GUWAHATI, April 30 (IANS): Militants on Thursday lobbed grenades on police in North Cachar Hills district but there were no casualties. ...

US must reassure Pak about India, says US official
WASHINGTON, April 30 (IANS): With Pakistan's traditional defence posture still geared to conventional military conflict with India and not counterinsurgency, a top Pentagon official says the US needs to reassure an Islamabad wary about growing India- ...

Singh, Gilani meet; talks make headway
THIMPHU (BHUTAN), April 29 They came, they shook hands, and yet each shied way from yielding substantial ground when they took part in a one-to-one parley in Thimphu today. On the flip side, Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Pakistani pre ...

JMM split on choosing between BJP, Cong
RANCHI, April 30 (IANS): The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), which has been threatened by withdrawal of support by its ally the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is divided on whether to stick with the BJP or go with the Congress-led United Progressive All ...

ONGC not to pull out of Assam: Centre
NEW DELHI, April 29 Setting at rest all speculation, Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Jitin Prasada ruled out the possibility of ONGC pulling out of Assam and resumption of seismic survey in Brahmaputra River. ...

ULFA on extortion drive
GUWAHATI, April 29 Facing severe financial crunch, the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has launched an extortion drive and served extortion notices to cross sections of people in different parts of Assam. Security agencies also expressed app ...

China building airports along border: Centre
NEW DELHI, April 29 Centre has on Thursday admitted that China is developing infrastructure and building airports in the border areas opposite India. ...

Kaziranga has highest tiger density in world
GUWAHATI, April 29 Kaziranga could be the shining beacon for the beleaguered tiger caught in a grim battle for survival. A joint study carried out by Aaranyak, a society for biodiversity conservation in the North-east, and the Assam Forest Departme ...

Faith on culture boon for Bhutan
THIMPHU, April 29 Amongst the countries, which till recent times was ruled by a monarch, Bhutan now with an elected premier is emerging as a nation confident to host a prestigious event like the SAARC summit. While part of this is attributed to the ...

2 dead, several missing in boat mishap
DULIAJAN, April 29 In a tragic incident, two school-going girls died in a boat mishap in river Buri Dihing at Bamungaon Balighat, 6 km from Duliajan. ...

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