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Folk dancers performing at the cultural programme on the occasion of the flag down ceremony of ASEAN-India Car Rally, 2012 at Sarusajai Stadium in Guwahati on Monday. – Photo: Samarendra Sarma
India lost $123 bn in black money in a decade
WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (IANS): The Indian economy suffered a staggering $1.6 billion in illicit financial outflows in 2010, capping-off a decade in which it experienced black money losses of $123 billion, said a report. An official said: "It has very rea ...

India's central bank keeps rates unchanged
MUMBAI, Dec 18 (IANS): Ignoring pleas from industry, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept all key policy rates and reserve ratios unchanged in a review Tuesday but said its focus now shifts towards spurring growth that has taken a hit in recent month ...

6 aircraft, a chopper gutted in fire at Hyderabad airport
HYDERABAD, Dec 18 (IANS): Six Cessna aircraft and a helicopter which flies the Andhra Pradesh chief minister were gutted in a major fire at old Hyderabad airport late Monday night, officials said. ...

Four LeT guerrillas killed in Kashmir gunfight
SRINAGAR, Dec 18 (IANS): Four Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) guerrillas were killed Tuesday in a gunfight with the security forces near Sopore town in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, police said. ...

Ratan Tata to be Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons
MUMBAI, Dec 18 (IANS): India's leading industrial conglomerate Tata Sons Tuesday said it will confer the honorary title of Chairman Emeritus on Ratan Tata, when he retires Dec 28. ...

India, ASEAN to clinch FTA on services Wednesday
NEW DELHI, Dec 18 (IANS): India and 10-nation Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) are expected to conclude negotiations on a free trade agreement on services and investment Wednesday, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said Tuesday. ...

Effective deterrence must to protect nation: Pranab Mukherjee
CHENNAI, Dec 18 (IANS): Achievement of India's foreign policy goal of peace is based on the its defence policy of "effective deterrence" which, in turn, necessitates maintenance of a force to protect the country's sovereignty, President Pranab Mukher ...

Colourful end to ASEAN-India car rally
GUWAHATI, Dec 17 – Curtains came down on the ASEAN-India Car Rally with the official flag-down of the rally that had traversed a length of over 8,000 km across nine nations. ...

3-phase Panchayat polls from Jan 30
GUWAHATI, Dec 17 – The Panchayat elections will be held in three phases in the State starting January 30, 2013. With the official announcement of the dates by the Assam State Election Commission for holding the local polls across the State barring th ...

30 NE roads along China border to be upgraded
NEW DELHI, Dec 17 – Alarmed by the massive upgrade of infrastructure across the international border in China, India has identified 30 roads of totalling 1837.95 km near North-Eastern border for construction. The project is targeted for completion by ...

2300 sq km of State forest land encroached
NEW DELHI, Dec 17 – At least 2300 sq km of Assam’s forest land in areas bordering the neighbouring States is under encroachment. ...

AGP demands probe into Tableau fiasco
NEW DELHI, Dec 17 – Alleging that Assam’s Republic Day Tableau was rejected on the ground that legendary Asom General Sukapha was a foreigner, the AGP has demanded an inquiry into the fiasco. The Ahom King was the theme of the Tableau. ...

RS okays SC/ST quota Bill
NEW DELHI, Dec 17 – A Constitution amendment Bill providing for quota for SCs and STs in government job promotions was today passed by Rajya Sabha with an overwhelming vote of 206 in the 245-member House, reports PTI. ...

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