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Years after excavation carried out by the Archaeological Survey of India at Charaideo Maidam, near Sivasagar, the site is yet to be restored to its original grandeur. – UB Photos
Only Parliament can pass Lokpal Bill: Advani
AHMEDABAD, Dec 18 (IANS): Only parliament can pass the Lokpal bill, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani said Sunday. ...

Saina loses to Yihan in World Superseries finals
NEW DELHI, Dec 18 (IANS): Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal Sunday went down fighting to World No.1 Yihan Wang of China 21-18, 13-21, 13-21 in the BWF World Superseries Finals at Liuzhou, China. ...

Govt suspects foreign hand behind nuke protest, launches probe
NEW DELHI, Dec 18 (PTI): Suspecting foreign hand behind protests against Kudankulam nuclear plant, the government has launched a probe into functioning of six NGOs in Tamil Nadu and a notice has been issued to them seeking explanation of utilisation ...

Two Garo militants killed in Meghalaya
SHILLONG, Dec 18 (IANS): Two rebels of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) were killed in a gunfight in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills Sunday, police said. ...

Ajit Singh sworn in as Union minister
NEW DELHI, Dec 18 (IANS): Days after Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh joined the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA), he was Sunday sworn-in as union minister. He was administered the oath of office by President Pratibha Patil. ...

2011: A peaceful but mournful year for Assam
GUWAHATI, Dec 18 (PTI): Insurgency took a backseat as Assam witnessed a peaceful year during which the Tarun Gogoi- led government was re-elected for its third consecutive term and talks process with the ULFA gathered momentum but the state lost two ...

Efforts on to pass Lokpal Bill: PM
On Board PM’s Special Aircraft, Dec 17 – Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the Government is working “day and night” to give shape to the Lokpal Bill and will make all the effort to pass the Bill in the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, re ...

State Cong, AIUDF heading for face-off
NEW DELHI, Dec 17 – Assam Congress Party’s minority leaders are up in arms over All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), bid to make an entry into the UPA II Government by cozying up with AICC leaders. ...

Young doctor’s body found at Deepor Beel
GUWAHATI, Dec 17 – In yet another crime committed inside the city, a young doctor was killed by unidentified miscreants last night. The body of Dr Amir Hussain was recovered in an area close to Deepor Beel this morning after he was reported missing f ...

NDFB(R) denies hand in extortion
GUWAHATI, Dec 17 – NDFB (Ranjan) chief Ranjan Daimary today said that the outfit is not behind any kind of extortion drive in the BTAD area and that the allegations were 'baseless'. ...

Ray of hope in CAG report on groundwater
NEW DELHI, Dec 17 – In what could come as a breather for the Assam Government, the groundwater level in the State was found to be non-critical, though rivers and lakes in some areas were found to be contaminated and polluted. ...

Tea Board to discuss National Drink issue
GUWAHATI, Dec 17 – The Tea Board of India will discuss the issue of according National Drink status to tea at its board meeting to be held on December 29. ...

Talks with DHD(N) not satisfactory: Centre
GUWAHATI, Dec 17 – The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is not satisfied with the progress of talks with militant outfit Dima Halam Daogah (Dilip Nunisa faction) and the Government may go ahead with signing of an agreement with the Jewel Garlosa factio ...

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