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Congress leaders Pranab Mukherjee with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the 83rd Plenary Session of the party in New Delhi on Monday. – UNI
AASU tells Cong to apply anti-graft policy in State
GUWAHATI, Dec 20 – The AASU today said that the first test of implementation of the ‘zero-tolerance policy against corruption’ as announcement of Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s would be Assam, which has been rocked by a series of unprecedented cor ...

Election dept move to educate voters
GUWAHATI, Dec 20 – The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Assam vide a notification has formed a State level core group to draw policy formulation/planning/consultation in order to give formidable and sustainable strategy of the Voter’ Education and Elec ...

Tiger census gets under way at Kaziranga
KOHORA, Dec 20 – The first phase of Tiger Census 2010, has been inaugurated by the Director of Kaziranga National Park Surajit Dutta today at Mihimukh. ...

NE states, youths to be focus of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas
NEW DELHI, Dec 21 (PTI) - Nearly 1,300 delegates will gather here for Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, the annual conclave to connect with Indian diaspora from January 7, with focus on showcasing Northeast as an attractive investment destination and engaging ...

CBI quizzes Radia at her south Delhi farmhouse
NEW DELHI, Dec 21 (PTI) - Breaking from its standard practice, CBI today questioned corporate lobbyist Niira Radia for four hours at her residence in south Delhi in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation scam. ...

Russia asks Pak to expedite 26/11 probe, backs India for UNSC seat
NEW DELHI, Dec 21 (IANS) - India and Russia Tuesday inked 30 agreements in areas ranging from science, peaceful use of nuclear energy to culture and pharmaceuticals and also inked a contract for jointly building a fifth generation fighter jet. The tw ...

India, Russia firm up 5th generation stealth fighter project
NEW DELHI, Dec 21 (IANS) - India and Russia Tuesday firmed up plans to jointly design and manufacture a most advanced stealth fighter by signing a preliminary design contract in the run up to the mega defence project that may touch the $30-billion ma ...

Onion prices: FM to talk to ministries concerned
NEW DELHI, Dec 21 (PTI) - As onion prices skyrocketed to Rs 70-80 a kg in retail markets, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said he would talk to ministries concerned to facilitate their supply to consumers. ...

China for resolution of Kashmir through Indo-Pak talks
BEIJING, Dec 21 (PTI) - Describing the Kashmir issue as a left over from history, China today hoped it could be resolved by India and Pakistan through "dialogue and consultations." ...

Pakistan test-fires 1,300-km-range missile
ISLAMABAD, Dec 21 (IANS) - Pakistan Tuesday successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable Ghauri Hatf-V missile that has a range of 1,300 km, an official statement said. ...

PM ‘ready’ to appear before PAC on 2G scam
NEW DELHI, Dec 20 – Seeking to counter the Opposition clamour for Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into 2G scam, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today made an unprecedented offer of appearing before the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), ...

Cong firm on resolving NE issues
NEW DELHI, Dec 20 – Focusing her attention on election-bound States, Congress president Sonia Gandhi today asked her partymen to stand united, asserting that there was absolutely no place for complacency. ...

Bhutan not to allow its soil for terror acts
GUWAHATI, Dec 20 – Making a strong pitch for combating terrorism, Bhutan Prime Minister Jigmi Y Thinley today said that his Government would never allow its soil to be used by the North-East insurgent groups. ...

India for $20-bn bilateral trade
NEW DELHI, Dec 20 – Hours ahead of arrival of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev here, India today said more than four-fold increase in bilateral trade to USD 20 billion is achievable in the next five years, reports PTI. ...

CBI summons Raja, Radia for questioning
NEW DELHI/CHENNAI, Dec 20 – Tightening the noose in 2G spectrum scam probe, CBI today summoned ex-telecom minister A Raja and corporate lobbyist Niira Radia for questioning while former bureaucrat Pradip Baijal was quizzed again, reports PTI. ...

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