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Flood-affected villagers taking shelter on an embankment after floods destroyed their houses at Salmora village in Majuli on Wednesday. – UB Photos
Shettar sworn in as Karnataka CM
BANGALORE, July 12 (IANS): Jagadish Shettar was Thursday sworn in as Karnataka chief minister, becoming the third Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader to head the party government in four years. ...

Wrestler-actor Dara Singh dead
MUMBAI, July 12 (IANS): Former wrestling champion and actor Dara Singh died at his home here Thursday morning following a brief illness, doctors treating him said. He was 84. ...

Lightning kills 14 in Bihar villages
PATNA, July 12 (IANS): At least 14 people, including four women, have been killed after being struck by lightning across Bihar since Wednesday, officials said Thursday. ...

9 policemen gunned down in Lahore
ISLAMABAD, July 12 (IANS): Nine police personnel were shot dead Thursday in Lahore in a brazen attack by gunmen who stormed a building where they were asleep, a media report said. ...

Mahatma not conferred Father of the Nation title: Govt
GURGAON, July 11 – Mahatma Gandhi was never formally conferred the title of Father of the Nation by the government. This was stated by the Home Ministry in reply to an RTI query, reports PTI. ...

IB opposed extension of AFSPA in State
GUWAHATI, July 11 – The Intelligence Bureau (IB) had vehemently opposed the extension of the tenure of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in Assam but the Union Home Ministry extended it following pressure from the Assam Government and the Army. ...

State floods due to climate change: Expert
GUWAHATI, July 11 – The possible reason for the recent floods in Assam is the changes taking place in climate, observes Prof Nayan Sarma of the IIT, Roorkee, who is involved in an Indo-German project BRAHMATWINN, with its focus on the impact of clima ...

Sangma appeals for conscience vote
LUCKNOW/BHOPAL, July 11 – BJP-backed Presidential nominee P A Sangma today appealed to all MPs and legislators to rise above party considerations and vote as per their conscience, invoking the law that a whip issued by any party is not “valid”. ...

Agri sector incurs Rs 992-cr loss
GUWAHATI, July 11 – Over 50 per cent of the State’s crop area was affected by floods this time. The monetary worth of the loss incurred by the State’s agriculture sector due to floods this time is around Rs 992.43 crore and 10,57,558 farmers’ familie ...

Keep Subansiri dam in abeyance: AASU
GUWAHATI, July 11 – The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) today reiterated its stand to keep in abeyance the Lower Subansiri Hydro-electricity Project pending a final decision by experts. ...

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