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Statue of the founder of the Ahom kingdom Chaolung Sukapha, which was unveiled by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in Borbaruah near Dibrugarh, on the occasion of Asom Divas on Friday. – UB Photos
Nagas warn of fresh action as PM visits Manipur
Imphal, Dec 3 (IANS): The United Naga Council, which recently lifted the over 100-day economic blockade of Manipur, on Saturday warned of fresh action if their land is "bifurcated". The threat comes when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, accompanied by ...

Sukna scam: Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash dismissed from service
Guwahati, Dec 3 (IANS): Former military secretary Lt Gen (retired) Avadesh Prakash was dismissed from service by an Indian Army court martial for his involvement in a land scam at Sukna military station in West Bengal in 2008. ...

Kanimozhi arrives in Chennai to rousing reception
Chennai/New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS): DMK MP Kanimozhi on Saturday reached Chennai to a rousing reception as hundreds of party cadres thronged the airport while the roads leading to her home were strung with banners and party flags. ...

The charms of India's black magic capital
Mayong, Dec 3 (IANS): Imagine a tiger lazily walking behind you like a pet dog or a man bleating like a sheep instead of talking. Hard to believe, but then black magic practitioners and elderly people in the small roadside village of Mayong claim suc ...

Tripura to probe firing by forest guards
Agartala, Dec 3 (IANS): The Tripura government on Saturday ordered a magisterial probe into the killing of a tribal woman and injuries to another villager in the firing by forest guards a day earlier while all political parties called a 12-hour shutd ...

Policeman and daughter shot at
Shillong, Dec 3 (IANS): A police constable and his daughter in Meghalaya sustained bullet injuries after suspected rebels of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) opened indiscriminate fire, police said on Friday. ...

Fire at OIL station, ULFA claim refuted
DULIAJAN, Dec 2 – A major fire broke at the Central Browser Unloading Station (CBUS) of the country’s second largest oil major, Oil India Limited at Tipling, adjacent to the oil collecting station-3 beside the Duliajan-Digboi road around 2 pm today. ...

BJP proposal on persecuted migrants
NEW DELHI, Dec 2 – The BJP has moved a private member’s resolution seeking amendment to the Citizenship Act to grant Indian citizenship to people who have migrated from neighbouring Bangladesh and Pakistan on account of religious persecution. Silchar ...

Centre takes note of mega dam protests
NEW DELHI, Dec 2 – Alarmed by the turmoil over the Subansiri Hydroelectric Project, the Ministry of Water Resources has decided to convene a meeting with the Governments of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh this month. ...

KMSS urges CM to oppose dam
North Lakhimpur – Dec 2 – The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) today appealed to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to oppose construction of mega dam on the Subansiri river in Gerukamukh by National Hydro-electrical Power Corporation. ...

Tabu Taid receives Sukapha Award
DIBRUGARH, Dec 2 – Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today gave away the Sukapha Award to eminent linguist, singer, author, educator and administrator, Dr Tabu Ram Taid, during a function held on the occasion of the Asom Divas celebrations today at Sukapha ...

Mamoni Raisom’s shraddha performed
GUWAHATI, Dec 2 – Author and Ramayani scholar of international repute, Dr Mamoni Raisom Goswami’s adyashraddha was performed at a widely-attended ceremony at her Gandhibasti residence today. ...

AASU rebuts CM’s statement
GUWAHATI, Dec 2 – The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) today alleged that the statement of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi that none of the agitating organisations had come forward to solve the controversy over the Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Power Proj ...

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