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Ankia Bhaona being performed during the historic Barechaharia Bhaona at Pokamura Pothar in Jamugurihat on Tuesday evening. – UB Photos
Meghalaya Congress to elect leader Friday
SHILLONG, Feb 28 (IANS): The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) will meet here Friday to elect Meghalaya's new chief minister, the party said Thursday. ...

Sarkar to be Tripura CM again
AGARTALA, Feb 28 (IANS): Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, set to assume office for a fourth time after leading the Left to a huge electoral win, is the son of a tailor who still washes his own clothes. ...

Congress largest party in Meghalaya House
SHILLONG, Feb 28 (IANS): The Congress emerged as the single largest party in Meghalaya by securing 29 seats in the 60-member assembly, with Chief Minister Mukul Sangma set for a second term. ...

NPF wins absolute majority on its own in Nagaland
KOHIMA, Feb 28 (IANS): The Nagaland People's Front (NPF) Thursday swept back to power in the northeastern hill state for its third consecutive term, winning 37 seats in the 60-member assembly. ...

Left pulls off emphatic win in Tripura
AGARTALA, Feb 28 (IANS): The Left Front Thursday retained power in Tripura for the fifth consecutive time, sweeping 50 of the 60 seats and leaving the Congress badly bruised with just 10 seats. ...

Budget verbose, lacks substance: BJP
NEW DELHI, Feb 28 (IANS): Expressing disappointment over the general budget presented Thursday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said it was "verbose" and lacking in substance. ...

Corporate America welcomes India's growth-spurring Budget
WASHINGTON, Feb 28 (IANS): Corporate America has welcomed India's 2013-14 budget as fundamentally sound with "some corrective steps necessary to revitalise investor enthusiasm, spur growth, and tame government spending". ...

Chidambaram's Budget plays welfare card to win confidence
NEW DELHI, Feb 28 (IANS): Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday presented a please-all Budget with a substantial, 30 percent hike in expenditure and lower deficit, focusing on three main constituencies that can vote his government back to power in ...

JPC to probe chopper deal
NEW DELHI, Feb 27 – A Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) will probe the controversial chopper deal, with the government today asserting that there will be “no cover up” as it was determined to go to the root of the scam and give maximum punishment t ...

Cong, Opp MPs clash over Rabha Hasong violence
NEW DELHI, Feb 27 – Amidst pandemonium in the Rajya Sabha over the violence in Rabha areas in Goalpara districts, Union Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde said that the turmoil had the potential to flare up into a major ethnic clash. ...

Counting for 3 NE State Assembly polls today
AGARTALA, Feb 27 – Counting of votes inthe three States of Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland will be held tomorrow amid tight security, report agencies. ...

Survey pegs economic growth at 5 pc
NEW DELHI, Feb 27 – Painting a not-so-rosy picture of the economy, the pre-Budget Economic Survey today spoke of the “danger” of missing fiscal targets in the current year which may clock only 5 per cent growth against the projected 7.6 per cent and ...

CM offers RS seat from State to PM
NEW DELHI, Feb 27 – Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi offered Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh Rajya Sabha seat from the State for the fifth time in a row. ...

Gogoi seeks spl treatment for Naxal, ultra-hit areas
NEW DELHI, Feb 27 – Confirming that Maoists has emerged as the latest threat to internal security in Assam, Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi called for special treatment for all naxal and insurgency affected districts of the State. ...

Power availability likely to improve
GUWAHATI, Feb 27 – The power availability in Assam is likely to improve with the Power Grid Corporation of India completing a 400 KV power transmission line from Silchar to Byrnihat, while, the completion of the other ongoing transmission lines of th ...

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