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The Assam tableau during the full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi on Sunday. – UNI
EC team to visit Assam, parties seek polls before Bihu
GUWAHATI, Jan 24 (IANS) - The full bench of the Central Election Commission led by Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Qureshi will visit Assam later this week to oversee the state's preparedness for the upcoming Assembly elections, an official said Mon ...

Kalmadi, Bhanot sacked from CWG Organising Committee
NEW DELHI, Jan 24 (IANS) - The government Monday sacked Commonwealth Games Organising Committee's (OC) tainted chairman Suresh Kalmadi and his aide Lalit Bhanot from their posts following allegations of massive financial irregularities in holding the ...

BJP leaders meet President, seek Governor's recall
NEW DELHI, Jan 24 (IANS) - Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders met President Pratibha Patil Monday and sought Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj's removal, with veteran L.K. Advani calling him biased. ...

Govt to unveil strategy on black money tomorrow
NEW DELHI, Jan 24 (PTI) - Under attack from the Supreme Court and the Opposition over stashing of large amount of money in Swiss banks and other tax havens, the government will unveil its strategy to deal with the issue tomorrow. ...

AICC reshuffle, CWC appointments very soon: Oscar
NEW DELHI, Jan 24 (IANS) - Names for a new All India Congress Committee (AICC) and the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party's highest-decision making body, have almost been finalised and they will comprise experienced people as well as new fac ...

India, Bangla working on transit facilities
GUWAHATI, Jan 23 – The problem of communication to the North East region is likely to ease out soon as the Governments of India and Bangladesh have started working on modalities for using the Chittagong port for transportation of goods to the region. ...

Gogoi hits out at AGP, BJP
GUWAHATI, Jan 23 – Asserting that the people would vote the Congress to power for a third successive term, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that the State was progressing in the right direction with different sectors recording substantial develo ...

Pro-talk ULFA slams Paresh
GUWAHATI, Jan 23 – Reacting to Paresh Baruah's anti-talk stand, the leaders of the pro-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) today claimed that the statements of the outfit's 'commander-in-chief' is being influenced by internatio ...

Swiss help likely by next year
NEW DELHI, Jan 23 – India may have to wait till at least next year for information from Switzerland on possible black money trail to Swiss banks, as a treaty for the same might come into force only by the end of 2011. ...

Justice delivery system in NE to get a boost
GUWAHATI, Jan 23 – The justice delivery system in Assam and other north-eastern States is soon going to get more impetus with the Supreme Court of India's sanction to the video-conferencing facility for the courts in the region. ...

BJP attacks PM over flag-hoisting
NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR, Jan 23 – Determined to hoist the tricolour at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Republic Day, BJP today accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Omar Abdullah government of “surrendering” to separatists and displaying “disproportionat ...

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