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A protest rally being taken out by Nikhil Bharat Ganatantrik Mahila Samity in support of their charter of demands, in Guwahati on Tuesday. – UB Photos
Shutdown in Andhra Pradesh over Telangana decision
Hyderabad, July 31 (IANS): Protests began in coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions on Wednesday, a day after the United Progressive Alliance Coordination Committee agreed to the division of Andhra Pradesh and the formation of a separate Telangana St ...

Divide UP into four States, says Mayawati
Lucknow, July 31 (IANS): The Bahujan Samaj Party on Wednesday demanded splitting of Uttar Pradesh into four smaller states, a day after the Congress Working Committee (CWC) urged the government to form a separate State of Telangana. ...

Gogoi for intensified ops against ULFA's anti-talk faction
Guwahati, July 31 (IANS): The Assam government has decided to intensify operations against the ULFA's anti-talk faction and asked all districts to beef up security arrangements in view of the possibility of more attacks ahead of the forthcoming Indep ...

I opposed CPI-M's joining government in 1996: Manik Sarkar
Agartala, July 31 (IANS): Tripura Chief Minister and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Manik Sarkar said that he had opposed the CPI-M's participation in the Central government in 1996. "The CPI-M central committee through vot ...

Militants abduct two tribal students in Tripura
Agartala, July 31 (IANS): A banned separatist outfit kidnapped two tribal students at gunpoint from a border village in northern Tripura, police said here on Wednesday. ...

CWC recommends new Telangana State
NEW DELHI, July 30 – Brushing aside opposition after dithering for nearly four years, the Congress and the UPA coalition today unanimously endorsed creation of a separate Telangana State from out of Andhra Pradesh, reports PTI. ...

Separate State after agitations dangerous: Omar
SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI, July 30 – UPA ally and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today cautioned it was "dangerous" to carve out new States after agitations amid fresh statehood demands in other parts of the country, report PTI. ...

Telangana to open Pandora’s Box in State
GUWAHATI, July 30 – Creation of separate state of Telangana will open a Pandora’s Box in Assam as different ethnic groups have threatened to intensify movement for creation of separate states immediately after creation of Telangana. ...

Mamnoon Hussain new Pak President
ISLAMABAD, July 30 – India-born Pakistani businessman Mamnoon Hussain, a close aide of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was today elected as the 12th President of Pakistan after he trounced his lone opponent in a one-sided contest, reports PTI. ...

HC holds BCCI panel illegal
MUMBAI, July 30 – In a severe blow to BCCI and its president-in-exile N Srinivasan, the Bombay High Court today held as “illegal and unconstitutional” the two-member probe panel set up by it to look into spot-fixing and betting charges in the IPL tou ...

Govt nod to Killing hydel project survey
GUWAHATI, July 30 – Good news for the power-starved State. The State Government has issued a no objection certificate (NOC) to the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO), authorising it to undertake the detailed survey and investigation wo ...

ABSU renews separate State demand agitation
KOKRAJHAR, July 30 – The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) has expressed its disappointment at the partial and discriminatory initiative of the UPA government to create Telangana State in an isolated manner and has announced a series of agitational pro ...

Provincialisation of schools to be completed within 2013: Himanta
GUWAHATI, July 30 – State Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today announced that the government would complete all works related to provincialisation of schools within 2013. The posts of 11,226 teachers and staff working at the secondary level v ...

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