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A 10th century historical relic recovered from a Vishwakarma temple near Singri in Sonitpur district on Thursday. EP
Fractured Opp could lead to Congress hat-trick in Assam
Guwahati, Aug 20 (IANS): A fractured Opposition in Assam could help the Congress party complete an electoral hat-trick despite facing a barrage of corruption charges, say analysts and lawmakers. ...

MPs salary hiked, but they are unhappy
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS): The Cabinet today approved a 300 percent salary hike from Rs 16,000 to Rs 50,000 for MPs but this was not enough said members from various parties as they stalled Lok Sabha proceedings seeking more money. ...

Cabinet amends, clears N-liability Bill
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS): The Cabinet today cleared the Civil Nuclear Liability Bill, incorporating the amendment demanded by the main Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ...

Sikhs in Kashmir need not fear: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS): Home Minister P Chidambaram today said Sikhs need not have fear in the Kashmir Valley, where some Sikh families have reportedly received anonymous letters from extremists asking them to either embrace Islam or leave. ...

India building memorial for Bangladesh war heroes
Agartala, Aug 20 (IANS): India is building an ambitious edifice and a park in Tripura in memory of Indian soldiers and Bangladeshi freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. ...

NE Power Ministers to meet PM
GUWAHATI, Aug 19 – The Power Ministers of the North Eastern states will meet Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh soon seeking the Centre’s assistance in tiding over the acute power crisis faced by almost all the states of the region. The Power Ministers ...

HC grants interim bail to Ashim Roy
GUWAHATI, Aug 19 – The Gauhati High Court today granted interim bail to former Inspector General of Police Ashim Kumar Roy in connection with Chandmari police station case number 271/10 under section 120 (B)/409 of the IPC. ...

Change in Armed forces Act after consultations: PC
NEW DELHI, Aug 19 – Amid demands for scrapping of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Home Minister P Chidambaram today said his ministry has proposed amendments to it but these could be effected only after consultations with a ...

10 top officials to oversee Games projects
NEW DELHI, Aug 19 – With questions raised over completion of Commonwealth Games projects in time, government today announced appointment of 10 senior officials to oversee preparation of major venues of the event, a move seen as further stripping of p ...

Assam, Arunachal ministers meet to defuse tension
SIVASAGAR, Aug 19 – Situation in Assam-Arunachal border areas near Bimplapur, Charaideo subdivision of Sivasagar district is tense following exchange of fire last night between APBN jawans posted in Charaipung, Bimalapur areas and Arunachal police re ...

AGP’s plea to act upon Hojai’s charges
GUWAHATI, Aug 19 – Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today called for urgent steps to assess the bank accounts of those against whom the finger of accusation has been raised by Niranjan Hojai, the prime accused in the multi-crore NC Hills (Dima Hasao) Distric ...

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