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Deputy Commissioner RC Jain (left) supervising the counting of Panchayat poll votes at a polling station in Jorhat on Thursday. – UB Photos
NHRC notice to Assam on panchayat polls violence
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today sought from the Home Secretary and the Director General of Police (DGP) of Assam within four weeks a report on the deaths in violence over Panchayat polls in the State. ...

Over 500 injured as meteor shower hits Russia
Moscow, Feb 15 (IANS): More than 500 people, including 84 children, were injured when a meteorite shower rained down on three regions of Russia, and neighbouring Kazakhstan, officials said on Friday. ...

India to launch seven satellites on Feb 25
Chennai, Feb 15 (IANS): The Indian space agency will on February 25 put into orbit seven foreign satellites including an Indo-French collaborative satellite SARAL and thus earn much wanted revenue. ...

Pakistan fires at Indian posts on LoC
Jammu, Feb 15 (IANS): Pakistani troops fired at Indian posts on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district late Thursday, an Army spokesperson said on Friday. ...

India not competing with Pakistan: Menon
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS): India was not "competing with anyone, including Pakistan" and would not act as an "external geopolitical balancer", National Security Advisor, Shivshankar Menon said on Friday. ...

Manipuri terrorist held in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS): A 30-year-old Manipuri terrorist was arrested here for committing robbery and theft, police said on Thursday. ...

Cong leading in State Panchayat polls
GUWAHATI, Feb 14 – The Congress likely to outperform its rivals in the Panchayat polls though all the results are yet to be declared as according to available trends, the candidates of the party are leading in more than 200 seats of Zila Parishad mem ...

CM raises Chinese dam issue with Rawat
GUWAHATI, Feb 14 – Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has stressed the need for India reaching understanding with all the riparian countries including China, Bhutan and Bangladesh to ensure regular flow of water of the river Brahmaputra so that the environme ...

Majuli protection
MAJULI, Feb 14 – Harish Rawat, Union Minister for Water Resources, visited Majuli subdivision today to take stock of the flood and erosion damages here. ...

Rabha Accord Clause 5 ‘unconstitutional’: Govt
GUWAHATI, Feb 14 – The State Government today reiterated its stand that the Clause 5 of the Rabha Accord signed between the Government and the All Rabha Students’ Union (ARSU) on March 10, 1995 was unconstitutional, as the State Government has no jur ...

RHJMC warns against repoll
GUWAHATI, Feb 14 – The Rabha Hasong Joint Movement Committee (RHJMC) today warned against panchayat repoll in the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council (RHAC) areas. The State Government claimed that polling was done in 308 polling stations out of 552 poll ...

Ministers debated over Assam’s concerns
NEW DELHI, Feb 14 – The meeting of the Union Cabinet on Wednesday witnessed a debate over the land transfer deal with Bangladesh, with several ministers expressing concern over the reactions in Assam. The Union Cabinet yesterday cleared Constitution ...

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