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Irom Sharmila Chanu (C) being sent to judicial custody after being re-arrested for resuming her 11- year-long fast, demanding withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958, at Porompat in Imphal on Tuesday. . – UNI
Opp walk out over Meghalaya MLA’s claim
GUWAHATI, March 13 – The Assam Legislative Assembly today witnessed noisy scenes followed by walk out by the Opposition members over the issue of demand for inclusion of the area which houses the residence of Assam Chief Minister in Meghalaya. ...

Almost 6 lakh bighas of land eroded since ’71
GUWAHATI, March 13 – The State has lost an area of 5,95,155 bighas of land due to erosion by the Brahmaputra between 1971 and 2009 and according to information received from seven districts, a total of 40,246 families have been rendered homeless by e ...

Maoists establishing bases in NE: Centre
NEW DELHI, March 13 – The Centre has formally confirmed that North Eastern States, including Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, have become theatre of CPI (Maoists) activities. Organisational bases are being established to forge links with the insurgent gr ...

New venture schools may face CBI probe
GUWAHATI, March 13 – There is need for a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into haphazard setting up of venture schools in some districts of the State immediately after Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi announced a scheme to provide financi ...

Move on national drink tag for tea hailed
GUWAHATI, March 13 – The Joint Forum of Assam Tea Planters’ Association (ATPA), North Eastern Tea Association (NETA) and Bharatiya Cha Parishad (BCP) has hailed the announcement of the Chief Minister in the State budget yesterday for 2012-13 fiscal, ...

Work on Gas Cracker progressing on schedule: Centre
DIBRUGARH, March 13 – Barely a week after the five-day work boycott by thousands of workers at the upcoming gas cracker plant at Lepetkata following a CISF firing on March 2, Jose Cyriac, Secretary, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government o ...

Bangladesh to honour Dr Hazarika
NEW DELHI, March 13 – Composer and singer Dr Bhupen Hazarika is among 129 eminent foreign nationals to be honoured by Bangladesh for their role in the independence struggle during the War of Liberation in 1971. ...

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