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The flyover at Sixth Mile in Guwahati wears a deserted look during the 12-hour bandh call given by the Bajrang Dal on Monday. – Photo: Samarendra Sarma
Blackmail is bread and butter of BJP: Sonia
NEW DELHI, Aug 28 (IANS): Lashing out at the Bharatiya Janata Party for stalling parliament, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday asked her party MPs to aggressively fight the "intemperate Congress bashing". ...

Assam bandh turns violent, one killed
GUWAHATI, Aug 28 (IANS): Tension gripped many parts of Assam, including the troubled Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD), following fresh incidents of violence Tuesday in which at least one person was killed and six people were injured. ...

Tripura militant outfits on revival path, says CM
BISHALGARH (Tripura), Aug 28 (IANS): Separatist outfits in Tripura, supported by some opposition leaders, are recruiting tribal youths ahead of the assembly polls, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Tuesday. ...

Nagaland makes industry out of its music
KOHIMA, Aug 28 (IANS): Nagaland is known as a hub of musical talent. There are songs of love, there are even songs of war here. The rich musical tradition of the state could now become a source of revenue. ...

Manipur parties for check on illegal immigrants
IMPHAL, Aug 28 (PTI): In the wake of the violence between Bodos and Bengali-speaking Muslims in Assam, political parties and civil organisations in Manipur have stressed the need to check entry of illegal immigrants. ...

CAG report on coal misleading: PM
NEW DELHI, Aug 27 – Refusing to be on the back foot on coal block allocation, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today rejected the CAG’s observations as “misleading” and “flawed” and blamed Opposition parties for thwarting his government’s efforts to bri ...

Bandh hits normal life
GUWAHATI, Aug 27 – The bandh called by the Bajrang Dal, supported by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, evoked a mixed response in the city. While the majority of shops and business establishments on the arterial routes stayed closed during the 12 hour bandh ...

ABMSU defies curfew, blocks rail track at Bijni
BONGAIGAON, Aug 27 – ABMSU activists and their supporters defied curfew and blocked the railway track at Bijni station for about six hours today demanding arrest of Anjali Daimari and Kampa Borgoyari, promulgation of President’s Rule in the state, di ...

Parliament impasse on, BJP adamant
NEW DELHI, Aug 27 – The stalemate in Parliament over coal block allocation issue entered the second week today paralysing the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha despite Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s statement as a determined BJP stuck to its demand for ...

BPF leaders meet Shinde in Delhi
NEW DELHI, Aug 27 – Even as Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde asserted that violence in BTAD areas has defamed Assam, an upset Bodo Peoples Front (BPF) on Monday protested the arrest of its MLA Pradip Brahma, alleging that total confusion preva ...

AGP blames Cong infighting for violence
NEW DELHI, Aug 27 – Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has for the first time has commented on the differences between Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi and a Cabinet colleague, blaming the infighting within the ruling Congress Party for the recent incidents of viol ...

AICC team to visit strife-hit districts
GUWAHATI, Aug 27 – The All India Congress Committee (AICC) has sent a five-member delegation to take stock of the prevailing situation in the strife-torn districts of Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Chirang and Dhubri at the instance of its president Sonia Ga ...

Temporary halt to Subansiri Project
GUWAHATI, Aug 27 – The National Hydro Electric Power Corporation (NHPC) which today had a discussion with the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) and the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), has agreed to keep in abeyance its work on the L ...

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