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A cultural procession being taken out to commemorate the golden jubilee celebration of Gauhati Medical College, in Guwahati on Monday. – UB Photos
ULFA rejects peace talks with government from jail
GUWAHATI, Feb 2 (IANS): Outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom's (ULFA) chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa on Tuesday rejected Home Minister P Chidambaram's offer for peace talks, saying "there can be no talks while in custody". ...

India beefing up security in border areas: Antony
BANGALORE, Feb 2 (IANS): Defence Minister AK Antony on Tuesday said security in all border areas, including Arunachal Pradesh, was being strengthened to meet any eventuality or threat. ...

Rahul hits out at Shiv Sena, says India is for Indians
Patna, Feb 2 (PTI): Unfazed by Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray's attack on him, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today maintained that India is for Indians and hailed the sacrifice of NSG commandos including those from Maharashtra in 26/11 attacks. ...

Amar Singh, Jaya Prada expelled from SP
Lucknow, Feb 2 (PTI): Terming Amar Singh and Jaya Prada as "intruders", Samajwadi Party today expelled them from the party on grounds of indulging in anti-party activities and denting its socialist image. ...

Four ULFA camps in Myanmar: surrendered militant
SHILLONG, Feb 1 (PTI): The banned ULFA has been running four camps in Myanmar, a surrendered militant of the group having trained in the neighbouring country claimed today. ...

Bina Das Manna passes away
GUWAHATI, Feb 1 – Eminent actress Bina Das Manna passed away at her residence here around 9 pm today. She was 76. ...

Centre ready to talk with ULFA leaders
NEW DELHI, Feb 1 – Bowing to pressure from the Congress-ruled Assam Government, Home Minister P Chidambaram has cleared the decks for talks with the detained outlawed ULFA leaders, clarifying that the Centre cannot wait indefinitely for Paresh Barua ...

Crackdown on NE ultras in Myanmar soon
GUWAHATI, Feb 1 – Militants using the territory of Myanmar for years may soon face serious trouble as India and Myanmar have started the process of working out modalities for coordinated operations on both sides of the international border to trap th ...

AASU renews demand for DNA test on aliens
GUWAHATI, Feb 1 – Making a strong pitch for subjecting suspected illegal immigrants from Bangladesh to DNA testing for a foolproof updating of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) today said that such a step w ...

Bokajan cement plant rapped for flouting norms
NEW DELHI, Feb 1 – Six cement plants including the Bokajan cement plant have been indicted for violating environmental laws. ...

Concern over decreasing Assamese population
GUWAHATI, Feb 1 – “The alarming proportion of increasing population of the State and decreasing number of Assamese people here indicates an uncertain future for the greater Assamese society. Some immediate steps to distinguish the people of the land ...

Man behind 1993 train blasts held near Lucknow
Lucknow, Feb 2 (IANS): A Lucknow resident wanted in connection with the 1993 serial train blasts, in which over 200 people were killed, was arrested Tuesday after a prolonged gun battle near here, police said. ...

Woman officer of Indian Army placed under arrest
Chandigarh, Feb 2 (IANS) A woman officer of the Indian Army, facing a general court martial in Punjab's Zirakpur town on charges of accepting a bribe, has been placed under arrest by an army court, officials here said Tuesday. ...

Northeast can become an IT hub, say US returned professionals
Guwahati, Feb 2 (IANS): Bhairab Das, 32, speaks with a strong American twang and shuttles between Assam and Bangalore, a sleek laptop keeping him company. He is part of a growing breed of US-returned computer professionals who believe India's Northea ...

Filmmaker Tahir Hussain passes away Text
MUMBAI, Feb 2 (IANS): Tahir Hussain, well-known filmmaker and Bollywood star Aamir Khan's father, died of a massive heart attack here this morning, sources close to the family said. ...

119 people died due to malaria in Mizoram in 2009
AIZAWL, Feb 2 (PTI): Some 119 people including 40 women died of malaria in Mizoram during 2009, State Health Department said here today. ...

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