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All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) activists protest the India-Bangladesh land boundary agreement, in Guwahati on Thursday. – UNI
Mandela, icon of peace, is dead
JOHANNESBURG, Dec 6 (IANS): Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela died Thursday at the age of 95. World leaders mourned the death of South Africa's first black president who India called "a true Gandhian". ...

EC sets ball rolling for Lok Sabha polls
AGARTALA, Dec 6 (IANS): The Election Commission, in preparation for the 16th Lok Sabha polls due in April-May 2014, has asked Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of all states to update the necessary data and electoral rolls, officials in the Tripura cap ...

Poacher-turned-wildlife defender in Assam gets award
GUWAHATI, Dec 6 (IANS): A poacher-turned-animal-keeper working in the Manas National Park, located in the troubled Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD) of Assam, has been selected for this year's prestigious Sanctuary Asia Wildlife Service Awa ...

Anti-communal violence Bill not a vote-catching gimmick: PM
NEW DELHI, Dec 6 (IANS): The bill to prevent communal violence is not a vote-catching gimmick and will help control aberrations that occur during outbreaks, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday. ...

Cabinet condoles Mandela's death
NEW DELHI, Dec 6 (IANS): The union cabinet Friday condoled the death of Nelson Mandela and decided to observe five-day national mourning as a mark of respect for the South African leader, informed sources said. ...

Centre’s ‘no’ to ILP in Meghalaya
NEW DELHI, Dec 5 – In a move that is likely to have ramifications in Assam as well, the Centre has rejected the demand for introduction of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya on the ground that there is no Constitutional provisions for such an initi ...

Cabinet okays Telangana with 10 districts
NEW DELHI, Dec 5 – The Union Cabinet tonight gave the go-ahead for creation of a 10-district Telangana and outlined the blueprint for carving out the country’s 29th state from the current Andhra Pradesh, reports PTI. ...

Aadhaar project to be completed soon
GUWAHATI, Dec 5 – The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has completed issuance of 51 crore Aadhaar numbers across the country. With generation of about 11 lakh Aadhaar numbers every day, the flagship programme is set to complete its ma ...

Land swap Bill may be introduced today
NEW DELHI, Dec 5 – Despite opposition from political parties, the Centre made an attempt to introduce the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) (Constitution One Hundred and Nineteenth Amendment) Bill, 2013, in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. ...

Justice Ganguly’s conduct is of sexual nature: SC panel
NEW DELHI/KOLKATA, Dec 5 – The three-judge committee of the Supreme Court has concluded that the statement of the law intern, who had complained against Justice A K Ganguly, prima facie discloses an “act of unwelcome behaviour” and “conduct of sexual ...

Tejpal case to be tried by fast track court
NEW DELHI/PANAJI, Dec 5 – Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal, accused of sexually assaulting a journalist woman colleague, will be tried by a fast track court and three witnesses in whom she had confided are expected to depose before a Goa magistrate tomorr ...

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