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People enjoying a traditional buffalo fight at Ahatguri, Morigaon district on Sunday. Buffalo fight is a part of the Magh Bihu celebrations in the State. – UB Photos
Rajkhowa writes formally to Gogoi for peace talks
Guwahati, Jan 17 (PTI): Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has received a formal letter from ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa expressing his outfit's willingness to hold peace talks with the government. ...

China says no change in its Arunachal policy
Beijing, Jan 17 (PTI): China today said its policy that Arunachal Pradesh is a "disputed area" remains "unchanged", days after it issued stapled visas to two Indian sportsmen from the State which it claims as "Southern Tibet". ...

Selectors pick three spinners for India's World Cup squad
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS): India's cricket selectors today ignored middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma and fast bowler Sreesanth, but included three spinners in the 15-member squad for the World Cup starting on Feb 19 in the sub-continent. ...

Bangladesh plans waterway transit for Bhutan
Dhaka, Jan 17 (IANS): Bangladesh plans to have an exclusive Teesta river waterway transit for landlocked Bhutan, an official said. ...

CAG detects wasteful expenditure
GUWAHATI, Jan 16 – At a time when outbreak of malaria remains a major health hazard in Assam, the Health Department incurred wasteful expenditure of Rs 83.37 lakh by procuring insecticide-treated bed nets having shorter shelf life even when long last ...

Only 2 ministers fall in crore bracket
GUWAHATI, Jan 16 - In the disclosure of assets by the State Council of Ministers at the official website of the State Government, two ministers have emerged as crorepatis having assets worth more than a crore. ...

Gogoi Govt hiding facts: AGP
GUWAHATI, Jan 16 – Accusing the State Government of having a hand in the unprecedented NC Hills scam, AGP leader and former Chief Minister Prafulla Mahanta today said that the Chief Minister's reluctance to hand over all the departments to the CBI wa ...

CM’s wife files case against Akhil
GUWAHATI, Jan 16 – Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi’s wife Dolly Gogoi has filed a criminal case with the Basistha Police Station against peasant leader Akhil Gogoi over charges of resorting to forgery for the purpose of harming reputation. ...

Bodo group moves PM over militancy
NEW DELHI, Jan 16 – The Bodo National Conference (BNC) has called for Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh’s intervention in resolving the vexed militancy problem by engaging both the factions of NDFB more vigorously. A BNC delegation is likely to meet ...

Magh Bihu celebrated
GUWAHATI, Jan 16 – Magh Bihu, also called Bhogali Bihu for its association with sumptuous feasts, was celebrated with traditional gaiety and enthusiasm in the State on Saturday. ...

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