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ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa (centre) along with (from left) Mithinga Daimary, central publicity secretary, Chitrabon Hazarika, finance secretary, Sashadhar Choudhury, foreign secretary, Pradeep Gogoi, vice-chairman and Raju Baruah, deputy C-in-C, at the Lokopriyo Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati on Thursday, before their departure to New Delhi. – EP
ULFA holds peace talks, says meeting positive
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS): Holding its first round of peace talks with the Central government, the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) on Friday sought a definite timeframe for a permanent solution to three decades of insurgency in Assam. ...

Sahitya Akademi to honour four northeastern writers
Agartala, Aug 5 (IANS): Four renowned writers of Northeast will be awarded the Sahitya Akademi translation prize 2010 for their outstanding literary works, an official said here in Tripura capital on Thursday. ...

Congress defends Dikshit in wake of CWG report
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS): The Congress on Friday defended its Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit as the Opposition stepped up its attack after the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on financial irregularities in the Commonwealth Games (CWG ...

India's banking industry hit by nationwide staff strike
Chennai/New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS): Majority of banking transactions across India were hit on Friday as some one million staff struck work to protest proposals to divest government stake in state-run institutions, apart from demanding a host of welfare ...

Sonia recovering after surgery
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS): Congress president Sonia Gandhi is recovering after a successful surgery abroad for an undisclosed ailment, a party spokesperson said on Friday while also appealing that her privacy be respected. ...

Citizens bear brunt of thundershower
GUWAHATI, Aug 4 – The thundershower that lashed the city caused immeasurable hardship to the residents of many city localities. In some parts stormwater not only inundated the roads and campuses but also the living rooms of the people. To add to the ...

PM allays fears of Chinese designs
NEW DELHI, Aug 4 – Amidst interruptions over China’s design to divert the Brahmaputra river, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh reiterated that the issue has been repeatedly discussed with the Chinese Premier and even with the Chinese President. ...

Team Anna burns copies of Bill
AHMEDNAGAR/GHAZIABAD, Aug 4 – Anna Hazare and his civil society camp members burnt copies of the Lokpal Bill introduced by Government in Parliament today, calling the legislation “weak, anti-poor and anti-Dalit,” reports PTI. ...

High inflation due to external factors: Pranab
NEW DELHI, Aug 4 – Attributing high prices to external factors, the Government today said it is working to moderate food inflation to 5 per cent from over 8 per cent now without sacrificing growth, reports PTI. ...

Lokpal Bill tabled in Lok Sabha
NEW DELHI, Aug 4 – The much-debated Lokpal Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha today amid objections from the BJP and its NDA partners over exclusion of the Prime Minister from the purview of the proposed legislation, reports PTI. ...

Gadkari to visit State for poll review meet
GUWAHATI, Aug 4 – The Bharatiya Janata Party’s poll debacle in the Assembly elections in the State and the reasons behind it would come under the scrutiny of national party president Nitin Gadkari who will be visiting Assam from August 5. ...

Damaged city power network restored
GUWAHATI, Aug 4 – Setting an example of dedicated service, the officers and workers of the Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd (APDCL) have restored till this evening over 95 per cent of the power supply network in the city damaged by the thundersho ...

ULFA team leaves for Delhi
GUWAHATI, Aug 4 – Top leaders of the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) left for New Delhi this afternoon to present the initial draft of their charter of demands to the Union Government. ...

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