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A rhino crossing a jungle road in the Kaziranga National Park on Tuesday. – UB Photos
Environmentalist Pachauri hospitalised
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS): Environmentalist RK Pachauri, who is facing charges of sexual harassment, was today admitted to a hospital here, a source said. ...

HC notice to Centre on illegal passports to foreigners, Indians
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS): The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the External Affairs Ministry, Home Ministry and Delhi Police Commissioner on a PIL alleging that mass-scale illegal Indian passports were being provided to foreigners and Indians ...

Jaishankar travels to Pak on March 3
New Delhi/Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS): Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will travel to Pakistan on March 3 as part of his Saarc Yatra that begins from Bhutan, authorities said today. ...

US offers record $3 mn for information on Russian hacker
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS/EFE): The US State Department is offering a record reward of $3 million for information leading to the capture of a Russian computer hacker. ...

Gangster Abu Salem gets life imprisonment
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS): Gangster Abu Salem was slapped with life imprisonment for killing Mumbai builder Pradeep Jain in March 1995 by a court here today. ...

State Cong mulls early Assembly polls
NEW DELHI, Feb 24 – Anticipating a tough time for the BJP in the months ahead, the Assam Congress unit is exploring the possibility of dissolving the Assembly and going to polls. The Assembly election in Assam, along with a few other States, is due i ...

Prof Mohammad Taher passes away
GUWAHATI, Feb 24 – Renowned geographer and social scientist Prof Mohammad Taher, whom his colleagues and students described as a doyen of Indian Geography, died at a city nursing home around 10.45 am today due to lung infection. He was 83. ...

Over Rs 2,000 cr State’s grants-in-aid slashed
NEW DELHI, Feb 24 – The 14th Finance Commission’s recommendation is bad news for Assam as its grants-in-aid have been slashed by over Rs 2,000 crore. The State will get grants-in-aid of Rs 3,379 crore, in addition to the 3.311 per cent inter se share ...

Govt tables Land Bill in Lok Sabha
NEW DELHI, Feb 24 – The controversial Land Acquisition Bill was introduced by the Government in the Lok Sabha today amid vociferous protests by an NDA ally as also the entire Opposition, reports PTI. ...

Saradha, Rose Valley raised Rs 12,740 cr: Govt
NEW DELHI, Feb 24 – Probing illegal fund raising by Kolkata-based companies, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has found that the group firms of Saradha and Rose Valley mobilised amounts to the tune of Rs 12,740 crore, reports PTI. ...

NE situation fragile: Centre
NEW DELHI, Feb 24 – The Centre today conceded that the internal situation in the North-east is fragile due to the activities of the insurgent outfits operating from across the border in Bangladesh and Myanmar. ...

Kejriwal shares stage with Hazare
NEW DELHI, Feb 24 – In a rapprochement almost three years after they split, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today shared stage with Anna Hazare on the second and final day of the Gandhian’s protest against the contentious Land Acquisition ordina ...

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