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Displaced people at a relief camp in Mendipather in East Garo Hills, Meghalaya on Friday – UB
Gadkari slams UPA over gaft, says NDA will rule in 2014
GUWAHATI, Jan 8 (IANS) - The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) began its two-day national executive here Saturday with party chief Nitin Gadkari launching a blistering attack on the UPA government on charges of rampant corruption, and pledged to work even ...

Meghalaya asks for Army deployment to restore peace
NEW DELHI, Jan 8 (IANS) - Meghalaya has asked for deployment of the army in the riot-hit areas along the Meghalaya-Assam border to restore peace, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said here Saturday. ...

Sibal's comment on audit report improper: Joshi
GUWAHATI, Jan 8 (IANS) - Public Acounts Committee Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi Saturday termed as "not right" Communications Minister Kapil Sibal's remark that the audit report on auction of second generation (2G) telecom spectrum was erroneous. ...

Northeastern states hail PAP withdrawal
IMPHAL/AIZAWL, Jan 8 (IANS) - The northeastern states have welcomed the centre's decision to do away with the Protected Area Permit (PAP), a mandatory permit for foreigners to visit the region. ...

IPL-4: No takers for Ganguly, Gayle; Gambhir gets record $2.4m
BANGALORE, Jan 8 (IANS) - There were no takers for former India captain Sourav Ganguly and West Indian hard-hitter Chris Gayle while Gautam Gambhir fetched a record $2.4 million as corporate honchos, Bollywood stars and cricket experts gathered to va ...

'US has right to interfere in Pakistan's affairs'
ISLAMABAD, Jan 8 (IANS) - The US has the right to interfere in Pakistan's economic and governance affairs as Washington provides funds to it, the American envoy here has asserted. ...

Rabha students call off economic blockade
GOALPARA, Jan 7 – Softening their stand, the All Rabha Students’ Union (ARSU) today suspended their 500-hour economic blockade to facilitate movement of essential commodities to the Garo Hills, thus bringing relief to the people across the border. ...

30,000 people displaced in Garo-Rabha clash
SHILLONG, Jan 7 – The governments of Meghalaya and Assam are staring at a major humanitarian crisis with over 30,000 people displaced from their homes so far due to outbreak of ethnic clash between Garos and Rabhas. ...

Security stepped up for BJP executive
GUWAHATI, Jan 7 – A security blanket has been thrown across the capital city in view of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) two-day national executive committee meeting which begins tomorrow. ...

Expert group unaware of Subansiri project meet
GUWAHATI, Jan 7 – The eight-member expert group of the State which studied the impacts of the Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Power Project (LSHEP) has no information as to whether the proposed meeting of the select group of experts scheduled for today ...

TOEFL centre soon at Tezpur varsity
NEW DELHI, Jan 7 – In an encouraging development, students from the North-east now need not travel outside the region to appear for crucial English proficiency test, as Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) centre is likely to start functioni ...

Centre’s call to ensure security
NEW DELHI, Jan 7 – With ethnic violence along Assam-Meghalaya border continuing unabated, the Home Ministry has asked both the states to ensure foolproof security to the 30,000 affected people taking shelter in 35 relief camps, reports PTI. ...

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