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Internet turns 30
London, Jan 1 (IANS): The Internet, a revolutionary communications system used daily by billions of people the world over, turned 30 on Tuesday. ...

Gogoi favours expenditure cut in 2013
Guwahati, Jan 1 (IANS): The Assam government will step up efforts to reduce its expenses and increase revenue in the year 2013, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Tuesday. ...

New Year Day: Cry for justice undimmed
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS): "We want justice". The cry continued to resonate on day one of the New Year Tuesday as hundreds braved the biting cold and gathered near Jantar Mantar in the heart of the capital to demand justice for the 23-year-old gang-rap ...

Jayalalithaa advocates castration, death for rapists
Chennai, Jan 1 (IANS): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday advocated harsh punishment like chemical castration and death for rapists. ...

24-hour helpline being launched for tourists
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS): A 24-hour toll-free helpline for tourists is being launched this year. ...

Name new anti-rape law after gang-rape victim: Tharoor
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS): Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday suggested that a revised anti-rape law be named after the 23-year-old Delhi gang-rape victim who died Saturday. ...

A quieter India, at stroke of midnight hour
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS): The death of a 23-year-old Delhi woman who had been savagely raped and tortured cast a long shadow over New Year's Eve celebrations not just in the National Capital but across India with subdued introspection taking over wild ...

Indian stocks third best performers globally
Mumbai, Jan 1 (IANS): After a dismal show a year ago, the Indian stock market emerged as the third best performer globally in 2012, with a return of over 25 percent for a key index on the back of $24 billion foreign fund inflows and robust buying by ...

White House, Republicans reach deal on fiscal cliff: Report
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS): The White House and Senate Republicans have reached a deal to avert the "fiscal cliff", Xinhua reported citing the US media. ...

Pakistan assumes rotating UN Security Council presidency
United Nations, Jan 1 (IANS): Pakistan today assumed the UN Security Council's rotating presidency for January. ...

Shinde seeks opinion of Opp parties
NEW DELHI, Dec 31 – In the wake of the gruesome gangrape of a 23-year-old girl here, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde is writing letters to all political parties seeking their suggestions on the issue of changing the law pertaining to rape, reports P ...

Garden killers turned cannibals
DIGBOI, Dec 31 – The savagery of the killers of the MKB Tea Estate owner Mridul Bhattacharyya and his wife Rita is believed to have crossed all limits with the investigation revealing that five of the culprits actually ate up the burnt-up flesh of th ...

City welcomes New Year
GUWAHATI, Dec 31 – The mode of celebration differed—but the spirit was universal. Cross section of the society celebrated the end of the old year and welcomed 2013 with the hope for peace, prosperity and security for all, particularly hoping to see a ...

Paddy procurement at MSP from today
GUWAHATI, Dec 31 – The State Government and the Food Corporation of India (FCI) today announced that it would start procurement of paddy from the farmers at the minimum support price – (MSP) with effect from tomorrow. ...

Governor, CM extend New Year greetings
GUWAHATI, Dec 31 – The Governor of Assam, JB Patnaik has conveyed his greetings and best wishes to the people of Assam for the New Year 2013. In a message he stated that along with the joy and celebrations of welcoming the New Year, the people of Ass ...

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