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Trade union activists block a train on the first day of the two-day nationwide strike, in Guwahati on Wednesday. – AT photo
PM seeks productive, constructive Budget Session
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS): Minutes before the Budget Session of Parliament commenced, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday sought productive and constructive sittings of the two houses. ...

Gauhati High Court moved over woman activist's disappearance
Guwahati, Feb 21 (IANS): Two Assam-based NGOs have approached the Gauhati High Court seeking details of the "disappearance" of a woman rights activist, about whom police claimed that she has joined banned militant outfit ULFA. ...

Zakir Hussain, Shillong Chamber Choir to jam together
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS): Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and Shillong Chamber Choir are set to share the stage together at a fund-raiser, organised by actor Rahul Bose's NGO The Foundation. ...

Extended holidays, tax sops for defying strike in Bengal
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS): To reward government employees, transporters and traders who defied the shutdown call by unions, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced longer Durga Puja holidays and tax sops for them. ...

Hundreds in Tripura show solidarity with Dhaka protests
Agartala, Feb 21 (IANS): Hundreds of people on Wednesday gathered at an India-Bangladesh checkpost in Tripura to show solidarity with protestors in Dhaka who are demanding death penalty for those convicted of war crimes. ...

Stage set for stormy Parliament session
NEW DELHI, Feb 20 – On the eve of Budget Session of Parliament, the government today sought to buy peace with the Opposition saying it was ready for any kind of inquiry into the chopper scam on which there was a political consensus, reports PTI. ...

Shinde regrets ‘Hindu terror’ remark
NEW DELHI, Feb 20 – Under attack from BJP, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today issued a statement on the eve of Budget session of Parliament, expressing regret over his “Hindu terror” remark and saying his comments had been misunderstood. ...

Mixed response to trade unions’ strike in State
GUWAHATI, Feb 20 – The first day of the nation wide strike, call for which was given by 11 trade unions of the country against the Centre’s economic policies, including the failure of the Government to check price rise, evoked mixed response in Assam ...

RG Baruah drama fest from Feb 24
GUWAHATI, Feb 20 – The 5th Singhapurush Radha Govinda Baruah full length drama festival will kick off on February 24 at Rabindra Bhawan here. ...

State road network to be improved: Neog
GUWAHATI, Feb 20 – Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Ajanta Neog today said that the State’s road network would see a lot of expansion and improvement in the coming days with the Centre sanctioning substantial fund for the purpose. ...

HR award for NRL MD
GUWAHATI, Feb 20 – Dipak Chakravarty, managing director of Numaligarh Refinery Limited, has been conferred the ‘CEO with HR orientation Award’ at the recently concluded Global HR Excellence Awards, organised by Institute of Public Enterprises (IPE), ...

Jallianwalla Bagh massacre deeply shameful: Cameron
AMRITSAR, Feb 20 – Nearly 94 years after over 1,000 Indian protesters were killed in Jallianwalla Bagh during the British Raj, Prime Minister David Cameron today described the incident as “deeply shameful” but stopped short of a public apology, repor ...

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