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A rally at Bamon Leikai, Imphal East district, taken out to protest the torture and inhuman treatment meted out to Iron Lady Irom Chanu Sharmila and demanding repeal of the AFSPA, on Tuesday. – UB Photos
Over 12 lakh affected in Assam floods
Guwahati, Aug 27 (IANS): Over 12 lakh people have been affected in floods in 16 districts of Assam. Many rivers, including the mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries, continue to flow above the danger level, the authorities said on Wednesday. ...

Reangs want durable solution to ethnic issue
Agartala, Aug 27 (IANS): Mizoram's displaced Reang tribals, sheltered in six refugee camps in Tripura for about 17 years, on Wednesday urged a central government team to solve the ethnic problems permanently. ...

Economy can hit 7 percent growth with modest reforms: Moody's
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS): Ratings agency Moody's on Wednesday said India's economy can easily hit seven percent growth rate with modest reforms. ...

Uproar in House over illegal migrants
GUWAHATI, Aug 26 – Speaker Pranab Gogoi today referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Legislative Assembly and asked what action the AIUDF would take against him for his repeated mention during the Lok Sabha campaign about the presence of lak ...

Four new Governors appointed
NEW DELHI, Aug 26 – Yet another UPA-appointed Governor, Sheila Dikshit resigned today as the Narendra Modi government named former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh as the nominee for Rajasthan along with three others for Maharashtra, Karnata ...

Judicial probe into Priya’s killing
GUWAHATI, Aug 26 – The State Government today announced a judicial inquiry into the killing of teenager Priya Basumatary by NDFB(S) militants. ...

23 pc Plan fund unutilised in State
GUWAHATI, Aug 26 –More than 23 per cent of the Rs 56,548.38 crore Plan fund allocated to Assam over a span of 12 years since 2001-02 remained unutilised. ...

Javadekar to visit Kaziranga on Sept 4
NEW DELHI, Aug 26 – Alarmed at reports of floods inundating the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) and increasing incidents of poaching of one-horned rhinos, Union Minister of State for Environment and Forest Prakash Javadekar is rushing to the wildlife s ...

SC verdict can solve problem: Pillai
GUWAHATI, Aug 26 – The Governments of the North Eastern region should hold regular talks at different levels, right from the level of the Chief Minister, regularly to solve the boundary disputes. This was the suggestion of former Union Home Secretary ...

Over 12 lakh people hit by flood
GUWAHATI, Aug 26 – The overall flood situation in the State remains almost unchanged with the Brahmaputra and several of its tributaries still flowing above their respective warning or danger levels at places and over 12 lakh people in 2,093 villages ...

India-Bangla talks from Sept 2
NEW DELHI, Aug 26 – The three-day Home Secretary- level talks between India and Bangladesh will be held in Dhaka beginning September 2, reports PTI. ...

Act East, Sushma tells Indian envoys abroad
HANOI, Aug 26 – External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today chaired a brainstorming session of 15 Indian Heads of Mission in South East and East Asia here and directed them to Act East and not just Look East, as she discussed the foreign policy ini ...

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