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Girls of the tea tribe community returning from school on bicycles at Halwating in Sivasagar district on Saturday. – UB Photos
India break jinx, beat South Africa in World Cup
MELBOURNE, Feb 22 (IANS): India finally managed to break a 23-year-old jinx when they thrashed favourites South Africa by 130 runs to win their second World Cup Pool B match at the 90,000-capacity Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here Sunday. ...

Govt reaches out to Opp ahead of Budget session
NEW DELHI, Feb 22 (IANS): The NDA government Sunday reached out to the Opposition ahead of the budget session with Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu meeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi over its agenda that includes the contentious ...

China calls in Indian envoy over Modi's Arunachal visit
BEIJING, Feb 21 (IANS): Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin Saturday called in India's Ambassador to China, Ashok K Kantha, to lodge a “stern representation” over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the northeastern Indian state of Arunacha ...

Nitish returns as Bihar CM
PATNA, Feb 22 (IANS): Nitish Kumar Sunday returned as the chief minister of Bihar, nine months after he resigned following his party's massive defeat in the 2014 general elections. ...

Indian freed by Taliban after 8 months, PM 'delighted'
NEW DELHI, Feb 22 (IANS): More than eight months after he was kidnapped, Indian national Father Alexis Premkumar Antonysamy has been released by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday expressed happiness at the release and sp ...

No addl burden on Assam after land swap deal
GUWAHATI, Feb 21 – The Centre has made it clear that Assam would not have to take additional burden of any Bangladeshi national if the land swap deal between India and Bangladesh is implemented. The Centre also assured that a series of steps have bee ...

It’s a Rs 10,000-cr scam, says accused Saikia
NEW DELHI, Feb 21 – A key accused in the corporate espionage case Santanu Saikia today claimed that it was a Rs 10,000-crore scam that he was trying to uncover as police said documents seized from corporate executives related to “national security” t ...

Budget Session
NEW DELHI, Feb 21 – The Budget Session of Parliament beginning on Monday is expected to be a stormy affair with the Narendra Modi dispensation facing the tough task to ensure passage of six Bills replacing Ordinances in the face of stiff opposition i ...

Merapani tense as Nagas try to occupy land
DERGAON, Feb 21 – The Assam-Nagaland border area is tense once again following alleged attempts by Naga people to occupy disputed land at Merapani. ...

Scam accused Matang Sinh still enjoys Z-plus security
NEW DELHI, Feb 21 – Security of several VIPs including former Union Ministers and Speaker Meira Kumar has been totally withdrawn, while the elite ‘Black Cat’ NSG commandos provided to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh may be replaced by CRPF, r ...

Bengal tea workers’ wages hiked
GUWAHATI, Feb 21 – When uncertainty prevails over negotiations for determining wages of the tea garden workers of the State, the planters’ associations and workers’ unions of West Bengal have signed a wage agreement determining the daily cash wage of ...

$50-mn ADB loan for State power sector
GUWAHATI, Feb 21 – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Central government yesterday signed a $50-million loan agreement in New Delhi for the second Assam Power Sector Investment Programme, which aims to build up the capacity of power generation ...

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