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A flood-affected area in Nalbari, as seen on Sunday. – UB Photos
Kalam not to contest presidential election
NEW DELHI, June 18 (IANS): Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday announced that he has decided not to contest the presidential election after studying "the totality of the matter". ...

Hope G20 can help end global economic crisis: PM
LOS CABOS (Mexico), June 18 (IANS): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in this resort town Sunday for the G20 Summit with the hope that the two-day event will find meaningful ways out of the current global economic turmoil and restore growth. ...

India's central bank keeps key lending rates unchanged
MUMBAI, June 18 (IANS): In a bid to control high inflation, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Monday kept key lending rates unchanged, but said it is ready to provide relief in a turbulent global economic situation. ...

Technical glitch hits Darjeeling tea e-auction plan
KOLKATA, June 18 (IANS): Electronic auctioning of the world-famous Darjeeling tea has become uncertain with glitches hitting the launch platform. ...

Specialised police force formed to tackle ultras
GUWAHATI, June 17 – The Assam Police has launched a specialized force called Assam Police Rangers to launch specific operations against militants. Meanwhile, the Task Force created by the State Government for dealing with Maoists is planning to visit ...

Differences force NDA to defer decision
NEW DELHI, June 17 – Strong reservations from key ally JD-U over pitting a candidate against UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee today forced the NDA to defer its decision on the Presidential election. ...

Barpeta, Nalbari reel under flood
BARPETA, June 17 – A minor girl lost her life in the current wave of flood which wrought havoc in Barpeta district for the fourth consecutive day today and the number of affected people has been increasing day by day with reports of inundation of new ...

I am still in race: Sangma
NEW DELHI/KOLKATA, June 17 – Undaunted by the threat of disciplinary action by his own party, the NCP, PA Sangma today insisted on contesting the Presidential poll for which he has sought the support of NDA as well as Trinamool Congress, both of whom ...

Educational reforms in State harmful: KMSS
GUWAHATI, June 17 – The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) on Sunday accused the ruling Congress of conspiring to abolish all permanent employment and was thus pushing the young generation into a state of hopelessness. ...

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