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Forest department officials conducting rhino census at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon district on Tuesday. – UB Photos
Russian court dismisses plea to ban Gita
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS): Hindus in Russia on Wednesday won a major legal battle when a court in the Siberian city of Tomsk threw out a case filed by the state prosecutors seeking a ban on a Russian translation of a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita. ...

Congress wins Karnataka Lok Sabha bypoll
Bangalore, March 21 (IANS): The Congress on Wednesday wrested the Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha seat in Karnataka from the scandal-hit ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), adding to the woes of Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda. ...

'Lack of infrastructure, not sports talent in Northeast'
Aizawl, March 21 (IANS): There is no dearth of sports talent in the Northeastern India but it is woefully short of infrastructure, Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said after inaugurating the North East Games 2012 here on Wednesday. ...

Don't use Facebook to contact us: ULFA
Guwahati, March 19 (IANS): The anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Font of Asom (ULFA) led by Paresh Baruah alias Paresh Asom Monday cautioned against using Facebook as medium to communicate with the outfit. ...

Transparent solar cells to tap windows for energy
Sydney, March 21 (IANS): A researcher is tapping windows in high-rise buildings to produce energy cheaply and more efficiently with transparent solar cells, a study reveals. ...

Cement prices highest in NE despite subsidies
GUWAHATI, March 20 – Though the cement industries are getting hundreds of crores of rupees as different incentives under the Special Industrial Promotional Policy, the price of the item in the North East region is the highest in the country, which no ...

NE MPs raise influx, Brahmaputra issues
NEW DELHI, March 20 – China’s bid to divert Brahmaputra river, unabated infiltration from across the border and the recent land transfer agreement with Bangladesh have been slammed by the MPs of the North-east. ...

Allies rescue UPA Govt in Parliament
NEW DELHI, March 20 – Outside supporters SP and BSP and UPA constituent Trinamool Congress again came to the rescue of the Government today to defeat Opposition-sponsored amendments on NCTC in Rajya Sabha, providing relief to the harried coalition fo ...

No Indo-Bangla truce pact on border: Centre
NEW DELHI, March 20 – India and Bangladesh have not signed any ceasefire agreement on mutual border, Minister of State for Home Affairs, M Ramachandran said. ...

PM’s comment hurts Pawar
MUMBAI, March 20 – Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s statement on UPA allies has caused “pain and unease” to us, NCP chief and Union minister Sharad Pawar said today, reports PTI. ...

Mukul Roy sworn in as Rly Minister
NEW DELHI, March 20 – Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy was today elevated and inducted into the Union Cabinet as Railway Minister replacing Dinesh Trivedi, who was forced to resign after Congress caved in to Mamata Banerjee’s pressure, reports PTI ...

Kidnapped bank officials’ bodies recovered
JALAH, March 20 – The decomposed bodies of the kidnapped branch manager of Asom Gramin Vikash Bank, Nagrijuli branch, Naren Rajbongsi and computer operator Satyajit Das, were recovered today from Shahpur area under Nagrijuli PS in Baksa. ...

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