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Heavy security checks being carried out ahead of the coming Assembly polls, in Guwahati on Sunday. – UB Photos
Indo-Pak Home Secy-level talks begin
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS): The Home Secretaries of India and Pakistan began talks here on Monday to discuss issues like counter-terrorism measures, visa rules, drug trafficking and counterfeit currency notes. ...

At 1,706, India's tiger count up 12 percent
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS): India is today home to 1,706 tigers, says the latest tiger census released here on Monday. The figure marks an increase of 12 percent, excluding the Sunderbans mangroves which accounts for 70 tigers. ...

Talks with Mizoram rebel outfit hit roadblock
Aizawl, March 28 (IANS): Peace talks between the Mizoram government and the separatist outfit Hmar People's Convention-Democrats (HPC-D) have run into rough weather, with the state declining a "foreign negotiator" in the rebel team. ...

Two clouded leopard cubs rescued in Arunachal
Itanagar, Mar 28 (PTI): A villager of Lil Village in Kurung Kumey district has rescued two Clouded Leopard cubs from a nearby jungle and handed them over to the State zoo authority here. ...

13 killed in Mizoram, Tripura mishaps
Aizawl/Agartala, March 28 (IANS): At least 13 people, including two couples, were killed in separate incidents in Mizoram and Tripura, police said on Sunday. ...

China’s bid to upgrade Stilwell Road
NEW DELHI, March 27 – India may have finally closed the chapter on reopening the Stilwell Road, but China has shown ‘considerable interest’ in development of this road and contracts have been awarded for upgrading 1031 km of  the historic road right ...

Parties tight-lipped on poll expenses
GUWAHATI, March 27 – “Well-wishers” is the commonly used term by the political parties to describe their sources of income before the elections and no party is quite ready to announce its election budget. Meanwhile, though the major political parties ...

BJP promises clean govt in State
GUWAHATI, March 27 – The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday appealed to the electorate to give a chance to a corruption-free and transparent government by giving the mandate to the BJP in the ensuing Assembly elections in the State. ...

Concern at growing menace of paid news
GUWAHATI, March 27 – Several speakers at a seminar on ‘Paid news and the ensuing Assembly polls’ expressed grave concern over the growing menace of paid news and stressed the need for restoring the fading credibility of the media. ...

PM arriving on April 2 for poll campaign
GUWAHATI, March 27 – Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh will visit the State on April 2 as part of the Congress’ poll campaign for the first phase of the Assembly polls here which is due on April 4. ...

Gilani accepts PM’s invitation to WC semifinal
ISLAMABAD, March 27 – Pakistan Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani today accepted his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh’s invitation to watch the World Cup semifinal between the cricket teams of the two countries at Mohali on March 30. ...

ULFA ‘postpones’ bandh call
GUWAHATI, March 27 – The hardliners in the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), headed by the commander-in-chief of the outfit, Paresh Baruah, have “postponed” its Assam bandh call tomorrow as the proposed visit of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh ...

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