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Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh along with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi making an aerial survey of flood-affected areas of the State on Monday. – DIPR Photo.
PM recognises Assam soil erosion as natural disaster
Guwahati, July 3 (IANS): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said Assam's erosion problem will be included in the list of the country's natural disasters, a move that will enable the state government to spend central relief funds (CRF) to tackle the is ...

Mukherjee's nomination papers accepted
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS): The nomination of ruling United Progressive Alliance candidate Pranab Mukherjee for the presidential poll was accepted today, and the plea by his opponent PA Sangma to disqualify him on the ground that he was holding an offi ...

Pakistani foreign secretary arrives for talks
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS): Pakistan Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani today arrived here, saying he has been given the mandate to carry forward the dialogue process with India, and underlined that Islamabad will support New Delhi in its fight again ...

PM announces Rs 500-cr grant to State
GUWAHATI, July 2 – Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh today admitted that Assam has been suffering one of the worst ever flood in recent years and announced a Central grant of Rs 500 crore to the State to tide over the crisis. He also assured that addi ...

AASU flays Govt on flood problem
GUWAHATI, July 2 – Accusing the Centre and Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh of deceiving the people of Assam by not declaring the State’s perennial floods as a national problem and putting in enough efforts to find a lasting solution to the menace, t ...

Gogoi seeks Rs 11,316-cr assistance to State
GUWAHATI, July 2 – Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today urged Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to immediately release Rs 11,316 crore as immediate and medium term assistance to the state to bail out the State from the crisis it is facing due to floods an ...

BJP for all-party meet on floods
GUWAHATI, July 2 – The Bharatia Janata Party (BJP) on Monday insisted that the government immediately call an all-party meeting to assess the current flood situation in the State as well as discuss the ways of finding a permanent solution to the prob ...

Probe into Rumi Nath attack ordered
BADARPUR, July 2 – A magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the assault on Congress MLA Rumi Nath and her second husband, at a Karimganj hotel which sparked off violent protests and bandh in Barak Valley. ...

Tea Board to set up quality control bodies
KOLKATA, July 2 – The Tea Board is planning to set up two councils for ensuring quality of exports, its chairman MGVK Bhanu said today, reports PTI. ...

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