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President Pranab Mukherjee paying tribute to martyrs on his arrival in Dhaka on Sunday. – UNI
Charges framed against Irom Sharmila
NEW DELHI, March 4 (IANS): Manipuri social activist Irom Sharmila, on a fast for about 12 years demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, Monday refused to plead guilty to attempting suicide in a Delhi court which framed charges ag ...

SC notice on elephant deaths on rail tracks
NEW DELHI, March 4 (IANS): The Supreme Court Monday issued notice on a petition seeking directions to the central and 10 state governments to take steps to prevent deaths of elephants on railway tracks that pass through their habitats. ...

Pranab notes broad Indian consensus on relations with Bangladesh
DHAKA, March 4 (IANS): Accompanied by four MPs from parties like the Trinamool Congress and the BJP, visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee Monday stressed on the "broad consensus" among the political spectrum in his country on relations with Ban ...

Parliament disrupted over petrol price hike
NEW DELHI, March 4 (IANS): Parliament was repeatedly disrupted Monday as a vociferous opposition took up the issue of the hike in petrol prices and demanded a rollback. ...

Section of police involved in extortion, blackmail
GUWAHATI, March 3 – Involvement of a section of policemen in blackmailing and extortion has become a serious cause of concern and the Assam Police Accountability Commission has already brought the matter to the notice of the State Government. However ...

President visits Dhaka amid violence
DHAKA, March 3 – Bangladesh today rolled out the red carpet for President Pranab Mukherjee who arrived here today on a three-day state visit to boost bilateral ties amidst a general strike by fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami to protest the conviction o ...

Assembly session from today
GUWAHATI, March 3 – The month-long Budget session of the State Assembly will begin tomorrow with the Governor’s speech at 9 am. ...

Bangla Govt to honour ex-State police officer
GUWAHATI, March 3 – Retired Indian Police Service officer Hiranya Kumar Bhattacharya will be honoured by the Government of Bangladesh for his role in helping the Bangladesh Mukti Bahini, on the ensuing Independence Day celebration of the country. ...

Cong promoting migrants, depriving tribals in State: BJP
NEW DELHI, March 3 – Accusing the Congress Party of sacrificing the tribals in Assam in the interest of illegal migrants, BJP has urged Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh to understand the gravity of the situation, which has become a national problem ...

Gogoi for hassle-free loans to farmers
GUWAHATI, March 3 – Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today urged the banks to extend hassle-free credit to the farmers and entrepreneurs in a big way for the overall economic development of the State. ...

Conservation of tigers in Orang at stake
GUWAHATI, March 3 – The suspected poisoning of as many as three tigers in less than three weeks in Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park has put a serious question over long-term conservation prospects of the big cat in the protected area. ...

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