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A blanket of dust enveloped Guwahati city and its surroundings on Monday, posing problems for commuters and vehicular traffic. – Photo: Samarendra Sarma
Congress scores hat trick in Manipur
IMPHAL, March 6 (IANS): The Congress Tuesday stormed back to power in Manipur by winning 34 of the 50 seats for which results were declared till 4 p.m. Tuesday. The state assembly has 60 seats. ...

Rahul takes blame for UP debacle
NEW DELHI, March 6 (IANS): Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Tuesday accepted responsibility for the party's disastrous showing in Uttar Pradesh where he aggressively led the election campaign. ...

Congress set for hat trick in Manipur
IMPHAL, March 6 (IANS): Manipur's ruling Congress appeared set for a hat-trick in the state, winning 16 seats in the assembly elections till 12.30 p.m. Tuesday, with the other parties far behind. ...

Congress humiliated in Rae Bareli
LUCKNOW, March 6 (IANS): The Congress Tuesday suffered a disastrous defeat losing all five seats in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli constituency, represented by party president Sonia Gandhi in the Lok Sabha. ...

Congress set for return to power in Manipur
IMPHAL, March 6 (IANS): Manipur's ruling Congress was set for an emphatic return to power as it took the lead in 23 constituencies with trends available for 34 of the 60 Assembly seats. ...

UP set for hung House, SP on top, BSP out
LUCKNOW, March 6 (IANS): Uttar Pradesh was headed for a hung verdict Tuesday with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) set to be voted out and the Samajwadi Party finishing on top of the pack but without the half-way numbers needed to control the 403-member ...

Akali Dal-BJP maintain lead in Punjab
CHANDIGARH, March 6 (IANS): Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance maintained their lead in 65 of 117 seats for which trends were available as votes were counted Tuesday. ...

Congress, BJP neck-and-neck in Uttarakhand
DEHRA DUN, March 6 (IANS): The Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were running neck-and-neck as results poured in for the 70-member Uttarakhand Assembly. ...

Siang’s water level, flow normal: Official data
GUWAHATI, March 5 – Contrary to the popular belief, the base flow or the lean period flow of the Siang, which is the major contributor to the Brahmaputra, the lifeline of Assam, has not diminished. At least the Central Water Commission (CWC) data ava ...

Artist Sobha Brahma passes away
GUWAHATI, March 5 – Distinguished artist, sculptor, and academic Sobha Brahma breathed his last in Hayat Hosptial in the city today. Brahma was admitted for treatment after he complained of chest problems, and passed away around 3 pm, family sources ...

Per capita debt burden of State Rs 8385: Govt
GUWAHATI, March 5 – The per capita debt burden of Assam as of March, 2011 is Rs 8385, said Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a written answer to a question by Phani Bhushan Choudhury (AGP) in the State Assembly today. ...

Manipur election results today
IMPHAL, March 5 – Manipur, which had witnessed Assembly polls on January 28 and subsequent re-polling on February 4 and March 4, will have a new ministry once the fate of 279 candidates in the fray is known after the March 6 counting. ...

Move on to engage all ultra outfits in talks
GUWAHATI, March 5 – Altogether five militant outfits are now active in the State and talks with different militant outfits are progressing satisfactorily. During the period from 2001 to February 20 this year, 2,280 persons including 296 security pers ...

French agency-aided project on anvil
GUWAHATI, March 5 – A project on forest and biodiversity conservation is on the anvil in Assam with assistance from the French Development Agency at an estimated cost of 60 million euros, reports PTI. ...

BJP study group on Brahmaputra
NEW DELHI, March 5 – BJP President Nitin Gadkari today appointed a study group, with party general secretary Tapir Gao as the convenor, to look into issues concerning alleged drying up of Brahmaputra river at Pasighat town in Arunachal Pradesh, repor ...

Delhi, parts of North India rocked
NEW DELHI, March 5 – Strong tremors were felt in Delhi and parts of north India which were shaken by a moderate intensity quake this afternoon resulting in minor damages to some buildings, reports PTI. ...

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