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Floral tributes being paid to the martyrs of the Assam agitation on the occasion of Martyrs’ Day, organised at Swahid Park, Paltan Bazar in Guwahati on Saturday. – Photo: Samarendra Sarma
India gets its way as climate summit closes
Durban, Dec 11 (IANS): An impassioned speech by Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan capped the finale of the UN climate summit that ended here early Sunday with a Durban Package, after she warned that India "will never be intimidated by any threa ...

Hazare gets political backing at Jantar Mantar fast
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS): Political leaders on Sunday came out strongly in support of Anna Hazare's Lokpal Bill at the venue of a daylong fast by the anti-corruption crusader in the heart of the capital. Thousands flocked to Jantar Mantar, the same s ...

Cartoonist Mario Miranda is dead
Panaji, Dec 11 (IANS): Legendary cartoonist Mario Miranda, who left an indelible stamp of the Goan ethos on the national consciousness and was hailed for his pictorial travelogues of world cities, died Sunday in his ancestral home in Loutolim after a ...

Tripura provides most jobs under NREGA
Agartala, Dec 11 (IANS): Tripura has once again topped all the States in implementing the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), which guarantees minimum job days to people in rural areas, a minister said here on Saturday. ...

For people in Imphal, Manipur is a failure
Imphal, Dec 11 (IANS): Ibungochoubi Ningthoukhongjam, 49, owns five mobile phones, not because he is a gadget freak but to ensure he does not lose contact during an emergency, as one cannot count on the erratic telecommunication network in the Manipu ...

India wants good ties with Pak: Antony
KANNUR, Dec 10 – Defence Minister AK Antony today said India wanted to have good relations with Pakistan despite the neighbouring country’s “inaction” to dismantle terrorist training camps there, reports PTI. ...

Fire safety audit of State hospitals soon
GUWAHATI, Dec 10 – The tragic death of more than 90 persons in a devastating fire in a hospital in Kolkata yesterday turned out to be an eye opener for the Assam Government, and a decision has been taken to go for a fire safety audit of all the hospi ...

National security undermined
GUWAHATI, Dec 10 – Years after some strange happenings, a middle-aged man is seeking justice for crimes which even now appear very serious. Threatened with death, he has approached various authorities, but to no avail so far. ...

Tea industry unlikely to touch 1000m-kg target
GUWAHATI, Dec 10 – The expectation of the tea industry to touch the magic figure of 1,000 million kgs in 2011 may remain elusive. Latest analysis shows that the total tea production of the country this year is bound to be restricted somewhere near 98 ...

Call for re-look at Constitution
GUWAHATI, Dec 10 – “India has crossed more than 60 years as a republic under our Constitution, carefully drafted by the experts. But now, we have to think whether it is time to have a relook at some of the provisions of the Constitution to make our d ...

Are probe panels in State becoming a farce?
GUWAHATI, Dec 10 – Are inquiry commissions turning into a farce in Assam and public money being wasted just for the sake of the tussle between the opposition and those at the helm of affairs? ...

5 ultras held
DHUBRI, Dec 10: At least five militants have been arrested in Dhubri district today. ...

NBCC official absconding
AIZAWL, Dec 10 – A top official of the National Building Construction Company Ltd (NBCC) absconded after an FIR was lodged against him by a local contractor, police today said, reports PTI. ...

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