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A carcass of a wild elephant killed by poachers who took away its tusks recovered near the Charaipung Range office in Digboi on Thursday. – UB Photos
Sangma heads to New Delhi to finalise team
SHILLONG, March 2 (IANS): Meghalaya Chief Minister-designate Mukul Sangma left Saturday for New Delhi to finalise his 11-member ministry with the Congress high command. ...

Rio to meet Nagaland Governor soon to stake claim
KOHIMA, March 2 (IANS): The Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) has unanimously elected Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio as its legislature party leader and he is likely to meet Governor Nikhil Kumar soon to stake claim for forming the next government in ...

Modi hogs limelight at BJP meet; Rajnath sees early polls
NEW DELHI, March 2 (IANS): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, seen as a prime ministerial candidate by many in the BJP, hogged the limelight at the national council meeting here Saturday even as president Rajnath Singh asked the party ranks to be ...

Clarke's 91 not enough to check Kumar, Jadeja
HYDERABAD, March 2 (IANS): The first session belonged to Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, the last to Ravindra Jadeja and the middle to Michael Clarke, who struck a strokeful 91 and then surprisingly declared the Australia's first innings at 237 for nine on the o ...

EC not in favour of raising poll expense limit
BANGALORE, March 2 (IANS): The Election Commission Saturday said it did not favour raising the expenditure incurred by a candidate in the legislative assembly elections. ...

Phone tapping row rocks Parliament
NEW DELHI, March 1 – Government today rejected allegation of phone tapping of BJP leader Arun Jaitley and promised to get the full details of the “unauthorised” obtaining of call details of the Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, reports PTI. ...

Shinde’s gaffe in RS, names rape victims
NEW DELHI, March 1 – Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today committed yet another gaffe when he named the victims of the Bhandara rape incident in Rajya Sabha which had to be expunged at the intervention of the Leader of the Opposition Arun Jaitley, ...

Centre urged to seek details on China dams
NEW DELHI, March 1 – With threats of China diverting Brahmaputra River looming large, the Centre was urged to press China to share technical details about dams proposed to be built on the river. ...

Gogoi’s alliance offer surprises Ajmal
NEW DELHI, March 1 – Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi’s offer of hand of friendship has stumped the AIUDF, with party chief Badruddin Ajmal ruling out the possibility of an immediate alliance with the Congress party though he did not rule out future tie-up ...

Bangla violence continues, toll 46
DHAKA, March 1 – Violence continued unabated in Bangladesh today as at least 46 people were killed in clashes that erupted after a top leader of fundamentalist Jamaat-e- Islami was handed down death penalty for “crimes against humanity” during the 19 ...

Muga production goes up in State
GUWAHATI, March 1 – Production of Muga silk in Assam has gone up from 86 MT in 2008- 2009 to 115 MT in 2012. The same year, the State produced 1,975 MT Eri cocoons, which is double the production in 2008-2009. ...

Petrol price hiked by Rs 1.40
NEW DELHI, March 1 – Petrol price was today hiked by Rs 1.40 per litre, the second big increase in rates in as many weeks, reports PTI. ...

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