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Harassed commuters waiting for an ASTC bus during the 12-hour Chakka bandh in Guwahati on Tuesday. – EP
We will invest heavily in India ties: Obama adviser
WASHINGTON, June 30 (IANS) - President Barack Obama's top economic adviser says the United States would continue to invest heavily in its ties with India, seen as one of Washington's most important relationships over the next generation. ...

Assam Forest dept upbeat over rhino translocation
GUWAHATI, June 30 (PTI) - After the initial jitters and bureaucratic delays, the Assam Forest department is now upbeat over the prospect of more translocation of the highly endangered one-horned rhinos among its forests once important tranquilisers a ...

Nagaland minister detained at Kathmandu airport
KOHIMA, June 30 (PTI) - Nagaland Home Minister Imkong Inchen was detained at the Kathmandu airport today for carrying Indian currency notes in the denomination of Rs 1000 and Rs 500, which is banned in Nepal. ...

15 Naxalites possibly killed in retaliatory fire by CRPF
RAIPUR, June 30 (PTI) - Around 15 Naxalites were possibly killed when CRPF personnel retaliated during the Maoist ambush in a remote area of Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district that left 26 jawans of the force dead, a top state police official said to ...

Maoists kill 26 security personnel in deadly Chhattisgarh attack
RAIPUR, June 29 (IANS): In yet another daring and deadly attack, Maoists Tuesday killed 26 security personnel, including 24 paramilitary troopers and an assistant commandant, in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region, officials said. ...

Diesel prices will be decontrolled: PM
On Board PM’s Special Aircraft, June 29 – Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said diesel prices too will be freed from government control as part of “much-needed reforms” but LPG and kerosene will continue to be subsidised, reports PTI. ...

Chakka bandh hits life in State
GUWAHATI, June 29 – The 24-hour chakka bandh, called in protest against the increase in the prices of petroleum products, today upset normal life of the commuters, who are dependent on the public transport system. Most of them either stayed indoors, ...

8,63,000 hit by floods in four months
GUWAHATI, June 29 – Over 8, 63, 000 people of 1,206 villages in eleven districts of the State have been affected by floods during the past about four months. Official sources while revealing these figures, also told this newspaper that four persons w ...

AGP takes up flood, erosion issues in Delhi
NEW DELHI, June 29 – Accusing Tarun Gogoi Government of failing to exert adequate pressure on Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to resolve the State’s flood and erosion problems, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has held the Congress Government responsibl ...

Call for one-time Central grant to NEDFi
GUWAHATI, June 29 – Since its inception, the North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Limited (NEDFi) has been playing a key role in entrepreneurship development in the region, but under the present circumstances, the Central Government can play ...

Sahitya Sabha research centre at Kolkata
GUWAHATI, June 29 – Breaking new grounds in promoting Assamese language and literature, the Asam Sahitya Sabha is all set to establish a new research centre at Kolkata. The facility named Jonaki Language-Literature-Culture Centre, would bring into fo ...

FDI inflow into State begins
GUWAHATI, June 29 – Foreign investors have started investing in the State. Though the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow is still at a nascent stage in the State considering its available resources, leading firms from Cyprus, Netherlands, United ...

Govt asks CBI to reopen LoC case
GUWAHATI, June 29 – State Government spokesperson Pradyut Bordoloi today informed that the Government had officially moved the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) asking the latter to consider restarting of the investigation into the LoC scam. ...

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