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Three young Americans setting out on a boat expedition along the Brahmaputra from Amaraguri Ghat in Dibrugarh on a 1300-km voyage to the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday. – UB
Two poachers gunned down in Assam
GUWAHATI, March 6 (IANS): Two poachers were gunned down during a joint operation by forest officials and elite commandos of the Assam Forest Protection Force (AFPF) inside the Kaziranga National Park early Wednesday, an official said. ...

CBI questions ex-IAF chief, brothers in chopper deal
NEW DELHI, March 6 (IANS): Former Indian Air Force (IAF) chief S.P. Tyagi and his brothers were questioned by the CBI here Wednesday on the alleged kickbacks in the $750 million (Rs.3,600 crore) deal for 12 VVIP helicopters. ...

Kalam to teach students of IIM-Shillong
SHILLONG, March 6 (IANS): Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will teach students of the Indian Institute of Management-Shillong a course titled "Societal transformation bio-technology and its application". ...

Manik Sarkar becomes Tripura CM for fourth time
AGARTALA, March 6 (IANS): Manik Sarkar assumed office as Tripura chief minister for a record fourth successive term at the head of India's only Communist government, the defender of the red bastion in a strategically located state that was not too lo ...

US extends two child projects in India
MUMBAI, March 6 (IANS): The US has announced extension of two of its flagship projects on child survival in India by pledging financial support, an official said here Wednesday. ...

Patient beheads Assam quack, surrenders
GUWAHATI, March 6 (IANS): A mentally-imbalanced patient in Assam Wednesday beheaded a quack, who had been treating him for years without success, police said. He later carried the victim's head to a police station and surrendered. ...

State takes up Chinese dam issue with Centre
GUWAHATI, March 5 – The Government of Assam is concerned about the possible impacts of China’s action of constructing dams on the river Brahmaputra and the matter has already been taken up with the Government of India. This was disclosed by Water Res ...

List of 10,000 provincialised institutions released
GUWAHATI, March 5 – The State Government has published a list of 10,000 newly provincialised educational institutions, which would effect regularization of posts of 25,000 teachers from lower primary to Colleges. ...

Bangla Govt slams Khaleda Zia
DHAKA, March 5 – Bangladesh Government today reacted sharply to top opposition leader Khaleda Zia’s refusal to meet visiting President Pranab Mukherjee, saying it “is a departure from democratic norms and courtesy”, reports PTI. ...

E-filing must for annual income above Rs 5 lakh
NEW DELHI, March 5 – Taxpayers having an annual income of over Rs 5 lakh will be required to file their returns in electronic form, a senior Finance Ministry official said today. ...

Former Maldives President Nasheed arrested
MALE/NEW DELHI, March 5 – In a sudden turn of events, former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed was today arrested amid continuing confrontation between him and his successor Mohamed Waheed in the run-up to the Presidential polls in September, promp ...

State law and order improving: Barman
GUWAHATI, March 5 – The State has made significant advancement in matters of improving law and order situation and thus in restoration of peace. It has also made noteworthy progress in accelerating economic growth. ...

Ruckus in House over AIUDF MLA’s remark
GUWAHATI, March 5 – The State Assembly today witnessed a noisy scene over the remark of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) legislator Abdur Rahim Khan that an ethnic cleansing drive was launched in the Bodoland Territorial Administrative Dist ...

4 Americans embark on boat expedition on Brahmaputra
DIBRUGARH, March 5 – Four American youths embarked on a 1300-km ‘Brahmaputra River to Bay of Bengal’ boating expedition from here today to promote cultural exchange between India and the United States, reports PTI. ...

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