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Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi with Ambikacharan Choudhury (right), Ajit Baruah (centre) and Biju Phukan (left), recipients of the Bir Chilarai Award, Ganesh Gogoi Award and Dr Bhabendra Nath Saikia Award respectively, at a function organised by the State Directorate of Cultural Affairs at Rabindra Bhawan in Guwahati on Sunday. – UB Photos
Tackling corruption, inflation priority: President Patil
NEW DELHI, Feb 21 (IANS) Combating inflation and tackling corruption would be among the top priorities of the government, President Pratibha Patil said inaugurating the Budget session of Parliament Monday. ...

20 killed in Afghan suicide attack
KUNDUZ (Afghanistan), Feb 21 (DPA) - A suicide bomber in the northern province of Kunduz killed at least 20 people and injured dozens inside a government building, an official said Monday. ...

Court upholds Kasab death sentence
MUMBAI, Feb 21 (IANS) - Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab smiled and grinned as a grim division bench of the Bombay High Court Monday upheld the death sentence awarded to him by a lower court for the killings during the 26/11 terrorist st ...

Maoist bid to foment trouble in State
GUWAHATI, Feb 20 – The Maoist rebel groups have recently taken a decision to set up their own units in the states of the North East region, particularly Assam and efforts are already on to establish strong foothold in the region by supporting the str ...

Akhil to move EC over ministers’ assets
GUWAHATI, Feb 20 – Peasant leader and RTI activist Akhil Gogoi today said that he would move the Election Commission of India highlighting the gross difference between the actual value of assets owned by the ministers and their family members and the ...

Bir Chilarai, Ganesh Gogoi, Bhaben Saikia awards presented
GUWAHATI, Feb 20 – Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi gave away the Bir Chilarai Award (2008), the Ganesh Gogoi Award (2008) and the Dr Bhabendra Nath Saikia Award (2010) to litterateur, educationist and social worker Ambikacharan Choudhury, poet Ajit Baruah ...

Mamoni critical despite signs of improvement
NEW DELHI, Feb 20 – The health condition of Dr Mamoni Raisom Goswami continues to remain critical, as she underwent crucial medical tests including MRI here this morning. ...

Foundation of Lakhimpur Medical College laid
NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Feb 20 – Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi laid the foundation stone of Lakhimpur Medical College in North Lakhimpur today. ...

AASU irked over PM’s silence on core issues
GUWAHATI, Feb 20 – The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) on Sunday came down heavily on the Prime Minister’s ‘attitude of indifference’ towards the core issues of the State including the problem of cross-border influx, NRC update and corruption. ...

NE regional parties forge common front
NEW DELHI, Feb 20 – Major regional parties of the north-eastern States in principle today decided to form a platform named as ‘Northeastern Democratic Front’ to unitedly take up common issues of the region. The front would unitedly fight election whe ...

Mauritius to help India trace black money
NEW DELHI, Feb 20 – Facing flak over its tax-friendly regime allegedly facilitating the flow of black money, Mauritius has promised full support to India’s quest for unearthing the source and destination of such illicit wealth, reports PTI. ...

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