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National Commission for Women Chairperson Mamta Sharma (2nd from R) interacting with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on the July 9 molestation case at the latter’s chamber, in Guwahati on Wednesday. – Photo: Samarendra Sarma
Advantage Pranab as lawmakers vote to elect new President
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS): Indian lawmakers today voted to elect a new President in what is a direct contest between ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee, holding a clear winning edge, and Opposition-backed PA Sangma. P ...

Pranab will out-do Sangma in Northeast: Congress
Shillong, July 19 (IANS): The Congress party today said that UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee would garner more votes in the northeastern States than his rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-backed presidential candidate PA Sangma. ...

Rahul gets 'proactive', will be Congress no. 2
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS): Rahul Gandhi will be number two in the Congress after Sonia Gandhi, the party said on Thursday, ending feverish speculation after the Nehru-Gandhi scion and general secretary declared that he was ready for a "more proactive ...

Northeast seperatist leader arrested in New Delhi
Aizawl/New Delhi, July 19 (IANS): A top leader of a separatist outfit operating in the Northeast was arrested by a combined team of Delhi Police and Mizoram Police from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, a minister said today. ...

Grandson Aarav lights Rajesh Khanna's pyre
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS): The last rites of Rajesh Khanna were performed by his grandson Aarav at the Vile Parle crematorium on Thursday with family, friends and fans bidding the superstar a tearful adieu. ...

Declare flood, erosion as nat’l problem
GUWAHATI, July 18 – The State Assembly today unanimously passed an official resolution that called upon the Union Government to accord national problem status to Assam’s problems of flood and erosion. ...

State flood scene worsens
GUWAHATI, July 18 – The flood situation in Assam, which had shown signs of improvement last week, took a turn for the worse today following heavy rainfall in some parts of the State in the past 48 hours, reports PTI. ...

Public apathy led to July 9 incident
GUWAHATI, July 18 – The mindset of the society needs to be changed and a combined effort of the society is needed to bring an end to the July 9 GS Road-type incidents of crime against women. The incident put the entire nation to shame and all the cul ...

17 identified, 12 held in molestation case
GUWAHATI, July 18 – The investigation officer of the Bhangagarh Police Station has collected the video footage from the private TV channels on the July 9 GS Road incident. In all, 17 persons have been identified as involved in this case and 12 of the ...

79,330 hectares of State land under encroachment
GUWAHATI, July 18 – Altogether 79330.605 hectare of Assam’s land is under encroachment by neighbouring States and Bangladesh. This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Border Areas Development (Independent charge) Siddique Ahmed in a written re ...

Presidential poll today
NEW DELHI, July 18 – The stage is all set for the Presidential poll tomorrow with UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee expected to romp home with a substantial margin against BJP-backed PA Sangma, reports PTI. ...

Rajesh Khanna no more
MUMBAI, July 18 – Bollywood’s original superstar Rajesh Khanna, who charmed his way into the hearts of millions of swooning female fans in the 1960s and 70s, died here today. ...

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