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The BJP head office in Guwahati after it was ransacked by party workers from Morigaon on Saturday. – UB Photos
Guwahati to host international short film fest in April
Guwahati, March 6 (PTI): In an attempt to act as a catalyst to bring a vibrant cinema movement to the Northeast, the first Guwahati International Short Film Festival will be held here next month. ...

India successfully test-fires missile interceptor
Bhubaneswar, March 6 (IANS): India today successfully tested a ballistic missile interceptor from a defence base in Orissa as part of its endeavour to create a shield against incoming enemy missiles, officials said. ...

Al-Qaeda routing money to India via European nations
New Delhi, March 6 (PTI): European countries are being used as hot destinations by terror group Al-Qaeda to route money to India, according to a report by Peruvian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). ...

Intense fighting in Libya as Gaddafi holds on to power
Cairo, March 6 (IANS): Pitched battles were fought in Libya, with gunfire being reported in capital Tripoli on Sunday as troops loyal to 68-year-old leader Muammar Gaddafi attempted to wrest back control of towns taken over by rebels. ...

Tripura govt flayed over fake certificate
Agartala, March 6 (IANS): The Opposition on Saturday denounced Tripura's Left Front government after an official probe found that a ruling party legislator had falsely claimed he was a Dalit. ...

DMK to pull out of UPA
CHENNAI, March 5 – In an apparent act of brinkmanship, the DMK today decided to pull out of the Congress-led Government at the Centre after talks between the two parties on seat-sharing for the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections failed, reports PTI. ...

New EC format to reveal vital info on candidates
NEW DELHI, March 5 – Acting on growing demands, the Election Commission has come out with a new format to illicit vital information from a candidate, including criminal background, assets, liabilities and educational qualifications. ...

BJP head office in city ransacked
GUWAHATI, March 5 – Workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today ransacked the party head office located at Nursery (near Ganeshguri) area protesting against the candidature of Prahlad Bhuyan from the Morigaon constituency. ...

Poison likely cause of vulture deaths
GUWAHATI, March 5 – The remains of a dog that had died due to poisoning could have had a role in the death of 31 Himalayan Griffon vultures (Gyps himalayensis) at Solmari in Goalpara district. It is now known that the endangered birds, with a dwindli ...

Security forces on alert ahead of polls
GUWAHATI, March 5 – Though most of the militant outfits are keeping a low profile for some time, the police and security forces are not keen on taking any chances as possibility of stray incidents of violence in the run up to the elections cannot be ...

AGP holds parleys with poll aspirants
GUWAHATI, March 5 – Top leaders of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) held parleys with the aspirants of some select legislative assembly constituencies (LACs) today to evolve a consensus in a bid to avoid nomination-related bitterness within the party on ...

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