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Arrested BPF MLA Pradip Kr Brahma being taken to Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court in Kokrajhar on Thursday. – UB Photos
India tighten grip on first Test against New Zealand
HYDERABAD, Aug 24 (IANS): India tightened their grip on the first Test as New Zealand were struggling at 106 for five in the first innings, still needing 133 runs to avoid the follow-on, after the second day's play in the first Test at the Rajiv Gand ...

BJP sticks to 'quit PM' demand, Parliament adjourned
NEW DELHI, Aug 24 (IANS): Both houses of parliament were repeatedly adjourned for the fourth consecutive day Friday as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) kept up its demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over irregularities in allocati ...

SC dismisses Swamy's plea against Chidambaram
NEW DELHI, Aug 24 (IANS): In major relief for Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, the Supreme Court Friday rejected Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy's plea to make him co-accused along with former communications minister A. Raja in the 2G spectr ...

India bowled out for 438 against New Zealand
HYDERABAD, Aug 24 (IANS): Riding on a fine 159 by Cheteshwar Pujara, India ended their first innings at 438 shortly before the tea session against New Zealand on the second day of the first Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, here ...

BPF MLA held, sent to judicial custody
KOKRAJHAR, Aug 23 – In a major breakthrough, Kokrajhar police last night arrested BPF MLA of 29 Kokrajhar West LAC Pradip Kumar Brahma. He has been arrested in connection with recent violence in Kokrajhar as per Dotma Police Station case No 27/2012, ...

Panel for study on decline in tea output
GUWAHATI, Aug 23 – The Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce in its 102nd report on the performance of plantation sector – tea and coffee industry, has suggested that the Union Department of Commerce should analyse the reaso ...

Threat of radical forces in State
GUWAHATI, Aug 23 – The possibility of fundamentalist elements trying to take advantage of the violence in the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD) area cannot be ruled out, while, the sooner those who returned to Assam from other parts of ...

AGP seeks President’s clarification
NEW DELHI, Aug 23 – Confused by his remarks over the need to revisit the Assam Accord, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Thursday sought a clarification from the President, underlining the need to implement the Assam Accord in letter and spirit. ...

Himanta may withdraw resignation, resume duties
NEW DELHI, Aug 23 – The political drama over State Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s resignation may well be over following intervention of the AICC. Sarma is likely to withdraw his resignation and resume his duties on Friday. ...

Parliament impasse continues
NEW DELHI, Aug 23 – Parliament remained deadlocked for the third consecutive day today with main Opposition BJP unrelenting on its demand for resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over CAG report on coal block allocation, reports PTI. ...

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