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Senior AGP leader and former minister Atul Bora receiving the membership slip from BJP president Rajnath Singh after formally joining the party in Guwahati on Wednesday. – Photo: Samarendra Sarma
India urges peaceful solution to Egyptian crisis
NEW DELHI, July 4 (IANS): India has urged all political forces in Egypt to abjure violence, respect democratic principles and engage in a conciliatory dialogue to address the situation after suspension of constitution by the army. ...

Tripura bans study centres of private universities
AGARTALA, July 4 (IANS): The Tripura government has decided to reject degree and diploma certificates issued by study centres of private universities and educational institutions of other states, officials here said Thursday. ...

RBI will try to reduce rupee volatility
CHENNAI, July 4 (IANS): The Reserve Bank of India does not have any target for rupee level but will use all the instruments it has to reduce volatility, RBI Governor D. Subbarao said Thursday. ...

BJP leaders to discuss 2014 poll strategy
NEW DELHI, July 4 (IANS): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentary board, which meets here later Thursday, is expected to discuss the party's strategy and core team for the 2014 general elections, a senior BJP leader said. ...

Mansour sworn in Egypt's interim leader as Morsi ousted
CAIRO, July 4 (IANS): Egyptian chief justice Adli Mansour was sworn in Thursday as the country's interim president, hours after the army ousted incumbent Mohammed Morsi and put him under house arrest. ...

Cabinet clears decks for issue of ordinance
NEW DELHI, July 3 – Brushing aside political opposition, the Government today decided to issue an ordinance to give nation’s two-third population the right to get 5 kgs of foodgrains every month at highly subsidised rates of Rs 1-3 per kg, reports PT ...

Centre apprises SC of steps taken
NEW DELHI, July 3 – The Centre today told the Supreme Court that it is bringing significant changes in laws to free CBI from extraneous influences and usher in a new system of appointing its director providing a say for apex judiciary and leader of t ...

Atul Bora, many others join BJP
GUWAHATI, July 3 – Even as senior AGP leader Atul Bora and many others formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday, Rajnath Singh, the party president asserted that the BJP does not want to drive a wedge in any political party, but ...

Chetia may be released after Bangla minister’s visit
NEW DELHI, July 3 – Amidst reports of possible early release of ULFA general secretary Anup Chetia, Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Dipu Moni is arriving in India on July 25. ...

AGP bid to defuse resignation crisis
GUWAHATI, July 3 – In all four central executive committee members of the regional Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), including Padma Hazarika, who offered to resign from their party posts, today talked to party president Prafulla Kumar Mahanta at the party h ...

Major relief for Assam under ‘PMGSY’ scheme
NEW DELHI, July 3 – In a major relief for Assam, the Union Cabinet has sanctioned the change in the nomenclature ‘Hill States” under the PMGSY to ‘Special Category States’, paving the way for inclusion of Assam on par with other North Eastern States. ...

GMDA scouting for suitable land
GUWAHATI, July 3 – With a view to develop at least two or three satellite townships near the city, the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has intensified efforts to scout for suitable land. ...

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