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New Vice-Chancellor of Gauhati University Dr Mridul Hazarika and his wife with Governor JB Patnaik, at the Raj Bhawan in Guwahati on Monday. – UB Photos
More German aid to empower Tripura tribals
AGARTALA, Aug 20 (IANS): Germany, which has provided a whopping Rs.1.4 billion in financial assistance to Tripura for empowering the tribals and people living in remote areas by utilising natural resources, may provide more aid to the northeastern st ...

Trying to trace missing files: Jaiswal
NEW DELHI, Aug 20 (IANS): All efforts are being made to trace the missing files relating to the allocation of coal blocks, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. ...

Both Houses adjourned till Thursday
NEW DELHI, Aug 20 (IANS): Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned till Thursday after being repeatedly disrupted over the BJP's demand for a statement by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the missing files related to the allocation of coal blocks. ...

Musharraf chargesheeted in Benazir murder
ISLAMABAD, Aug 20 (IANS): An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Pakistan Tuesday formally chargesheeted former President Pervez Musharraf in the 2007 assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, lawyers said. ...

Govt again fails to table land Bill
NEW DELHI, Aug 19 – Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) today prevented the Government from tabling the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) with Bangladesh, in the Rajya Sabha. ...

One killed in police firing near Jorhat
JORHAT, Aug 19 – A student succumbed to bullet injuries and another was seriously injured at Hemlai area in Jorhat district after police resorted to firing in ‘self defence’ when they were trying to save two youths from the attacks of an angry mob on ...

Rs 200-cr subsidy scheme for power consumers
GUWAHATI, Aug 19 – With power tariff expected to go up on account of rise in gas and coal prices and increase in input costs, the State government today announced a Rs 200-crore subsidy scheme which will help 26 lakh families across Assam. ...

AKRSU, ABSU set deadline for talks
GUWAHATI, Aug 19 – The Assam Government is trying to persuade the organisations agitating for creation of separate states to withdraw their agitations with the promise of arranging for tripartite talks involving the Central Government, but most of th ...

AASU seeks more powers for autonomous councils
GUWAHATI, Aug 19 – Voicing opposition to the demands for dividing Assam into more states, All Assam Students Union (AASU) advisor Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya today said that ‘full powers’ should be vested on the existing autonomous councils, including f ...

SC notice to State Govt
NEW DELHI, Aug 19 – The Supreme Court on Monday gave two weeks time to Government of Assam to respond to a writ petition seeking direction to NHPC to release minimum sustenance flow of natural water from the Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project. ...

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