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Protesters holding banners on the bank of Subansiri river in Lakhimpur on Sunday demanding a halt to construction of mega dams. – UB Photos
Gogoi presents tax-free Budget, sops for rural poor
GUWAHATI, March 15 (IANS) - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today presented a populist tax-free Budget with lots of sops for the rural poor, besides incentives for the education sector, jobs for the unemployed and welfare measures for women in a bid to w ...

India's ballistic missile defence shield test fails
NEW DELHI, March 15 (IANS) - India's ballistic missile defence shield test failed today after one of the two rockets involved in the exercise deviated off-course due to an "on board systems malfunction", an official said. ...

BDR build-up reported along Meghalaya-Bangladesh border
DAWKI (Meghalaya), March 15 (PTI) - Bangladesh Rifles is mobilising personnel along the border in Meghalaya's Muktapur area, a day after heavy firing was reported between the border guards of the two countries. ...

Manipur militant outfit's chief held in West Bengal
KOLKATA, March 15 (IANS) - Three militants, including the chief of the outlawed Manipur insurgent outfit Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL), have been arrested from West Bengal's Darjeeling district, police said today. ...

Rajya Sabha revokes suspension of four SP MPs
NEW DELHI, March 15 (IANS) - The Rajya Sabha today revoked the suspension of four Samajwadi Party (SP) members, amongst the seven MPs against whom action was taken for their unruly behaviour before the debate on the Women's Reservation Bill last week ...

Cabinet clears foreign varsity Bill
NEW DELHI, March 15 (IANS) - The Cabinet today cleared a Bill that will enable foreign educational institutions set up campuses in India. ...

Advani wants white paper on black money stashed abroad
NEW DELHI, March 15 (IANS) - The government should publish a white paper on Indian money stashed abroad and reveal the outcome of negotiations with 20 countries where some Indians have hoarded black money, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advan ...

Nuclear liability Bill not tabled in Lok Sabha
NEW DELHI, March 15 (IANS) - Given the fierce opposition from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left parties, the government today decided against moving the contentious Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill in the Lok Sabha. ...

Manipuri student molested in Delhi
NEW DELHI, March 15 (PTI) - A girl student from Manipur pursuing Hotel Management course here has been allegedly molested by a man near a bus stop in South Delhi, police have said. ...

26 killed as bus falls off bridge
SAWAI MADHOPUR, March 15 (PTI) - Twenty-six people, including students and teachers, were killed and 34 injured when their bus hit a stationary vehicle and fell off a bridge into a dry river bed in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district in the wee hours ...

'15 wounded in firing on Indo-Bangla border'
DHAKA, March 15 (PTI) - Cross-border firing by frontier guards of Bangladesh and India injured at least 15 villagers amid rise in tension over mobilisation of forces at northeastern Sylhet border, BDR officials have claimed. ...

Maoists trying to expand base in NE
GUWAHATI, March 14 – Under pressure from the security forces in its strongholds, the Maoist rebel groups have started to make attempts to extend helping hand to different militant groups including those in the North East region to divert the attentio ...

Mahasabha resents Minister’s statement
GUWAHATI, March 14 – Sattra Mahasabha, the apex body of the State’s about 900 Vaishnavite sattra institutions, has expressed serious concern over the recent statement of Revenue Minister Dr Bhumidhar Barman in the State Assembly on the encroachment o ...

Bid to control prices of essential items
GUWAHATI, March 14 – To resolve the mismatch in the wholesale and retail prices of essential commodities, the government authorities have fixed the prices of certain commodities for next 15 days that would be available in 638 fair price shops of Guwa ...

BJP to take up NRC update issue
GUWAHATI, March 14 - The State BJP is likely to push for the NRC of 1951 as the original record of citizenship which in its opinion is closest to compliance with the terms of citizenship laid down in the Constitution of the country. ...

Lost treasure of Assamese cinema retrieved
GUWAHATI, March 14 – The only print of the ninth Assamese feature film, Runumi, directed and produced by noted writer and Sattriya dance exponent, the late Suresh Chandra Goswami, has been returned to his family after nearly four decades. ...

RS polls: Cong to field 2 candidates
NEW DELHI, March 14 – Taking advantage of the division in Opposition ranks, the Congress party has decided to field candidates for both the Rajya Sabha seats. ...

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