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One of the Indian Air Force’s six C-130J aircraft (front) takes its spot on the flight line in Marietta, Georgia (US), with other C-130 aircraft destined for the US and Canadian Air Forces. The first test-flight of the aircraft is scheduled for September 21. – Photo: Lockheed Martin
Army chopper goes missing in Nagaland
Kohima, Aug 18 (IANS): An Indian Army helicopter went missing shortly after take-off in Nagaland today with three people, including two pilots, on board. The locals claimed they have sighted the wreckage and recovered two bodies. ...

N-Bill Panel seeks operator's liability at Rs 1,500 cr
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS): A parliamentary panel that examined the contentious Nuclear Liability Bill has recommended that the operators liability in case of an accident be trebled to Rs 1,500 crore (about $322 million) and the right to recourse again ...

BJP seeks Dr Barman’s resignation
GUWAHATI, Aug 17 – The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Assam Pradesh on Tuesday dubbed Dr Bhumidhar Barman who is in charge of the ministry of Assam Accord implementation as the enemy of the State and demanded his resignation and a public apology from ...

Centre confirms design deficiency
NEW DELHI, Aug 17 – Weeks after receiving complaints, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has confirmed that minor design deficiency has been noticed in Pier P 3 of the under construction bridge over river Brahmaputra parallel to the Saraigha ...

Confusion over election of State PCC chief
NEW DELHI, Aug 17 – Confusion marks the election of the new president of Assam Congress, as a section of partymen have advocated holding up of the process in Assam till the return of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. ...

Mahanta blames Centre over Accord
GUWAHATI, Aug 17 – Former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta accused the Government of India of maintaining double standards on the issue of implementation of the Assam Accord and warned Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh that any further delay in i ...

Surrounded by insurgency, Mizoram keeps its peace
Aizawl, Aug 18 (IANS): From one of the most violent States to an oasis of peace, tiny Mizoram, almost unnoticed by the rest of India, has scripted a happy story in a problem-ridden Northeast with the transformation riding on people's zeal for change ...

PDP chief in police custody till Aug 26
Bangalore, Aug 18 (IANS): People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Abdul Nasir Maudany, an accused in the 2008 Bangalore bomb blasts, was on Tuesday handed over to the custody of Bangalore Police till Aug 26. ...

Tripura asks Centre to bear special police officers' pay
Agartala, Aug 18 (IANS): The Tripura Government has asked the Central government to reimburse the entire salaries and allowances of the State's 4,011 Special Police Officers (SPOs), an official said here on Tuesday. ...

India big player at Cancun climate change summit
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS): India, one of the four BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India, China) countries, will play an important role in the process of arriving at a consensus at the UN Climate Change Summit at Cancun later this year, Mexican Foreign Mi ...

Unsolicited SMSes rankle users in NE
GUWAHATI, Aug 17 – Quite frequently an irritant, at times it proves to be a honey trap. Fictitious and malicious texts or SMSes choking inboxes are becoming a worrying trend in Assam and parts of the Northeast raising questions which have no ready re ...

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