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Rahul Dravid addressing a press conference to announce his retirement from competitive cricket, at KSCA in Bangalore on Friday. – UNI
Tibetans demand 'free Tibet'
GUWAHATI, March 10 (IANS): Tibetans in India's northeast gathered here Saturday to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of the Tibetan uprising which forced the Dalai Lama to flee to India. ...

Now UN rights rapporteur recommends AFSPA repeal
SRINAGAR, March 10 (IANS): Margaret Sekaggya, the United Nations (UN) special rapporteur on human rights, has recommended that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and other such laws should be repealed in the light of international human righ ...

Software technology park for Mizoram
AIZAWL, March 10 (IANS): The Central government will soon set up a software technology park in Mizoram tor boost IT in northeast India and software exports from India, official said Saturday. ...

At 38, Akhilesh to be UP's youngest Chief Minister
LUCKNOW, March 10 (IANS): Uttar Pradesh is set to get its youngest chief minister in 38-year-old Akhilesh Yadav, with the Samajwadi Party (SP) legislature party Saturday unanimously electing him as their leader. ...

EU suggests 'bilateral track' to resolve India-Italy row
BRUSSELS/COPENHAGEN, March 10 (IANS): European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has said the EU is "ready to work closely" to help resolve the issue of two Italian soldiers jailed in India for killing two Indian fishermen. ...

Hillary Clinton hails Indian NGO Chintan's work
WASHINGTON, March 10 (IANS): Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has hailed the work of Chintan, an Indian NGO chosen for America's first Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, for eliminating child labour from recycling. ...

Gilani names Zaheerul Islam as new ISI chief
ISLAMABAD, March 10 (IANS): Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has named Lt. Gen. Zaheerul Islam as the new director general of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). ...

Rahul Dravid retires from cricket
BANGALORE, March 9 – Rahul Dravid, one of the most accomplished and greatest cricketers of his generation, today called time on his illustrious Test career spanning close to 16 years during which he became the second highest run getter and gave the c ...

India, China move to ease border tension
SINGAPORE, March 9 – With “differences” persisting with China over the boundary issue, India today said the newly introduced working mechanism between the two countries would help in “minimising” or “bridging” them, reports PTI. ...

5 Holi revellers die in city during festivities
GUWAHATI, March 9 – Five persons, including two women, died in the last 48 hours in different areas of the capital city. ...

Subansiri dam lacks flood cushioning
GUWAHATI, March 9 – The Brahmaputra Board has maintained that the Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Power Project (LSHEP) being executed by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Ltd, has insignificant flood cushioning provision. ...

Rajat Kamal
GUWAHATI, March 9 – Assam’s daughter-in-law Aparna Sanyal Goswami has bagged the Rajat Kamal in the educational film category at the National Film Awards for her film A Drop of Sunshine. ...

$81-million ADB loan for State urban infrastructure
NEW DELHI, March 9 – A tripartite agreement among Asian Development Bank (ADB), Centre and Government of Assam was signed for USD 81 million loan agreement for Tranche 1 of Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program for upgrade of wastewater treat ...

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