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Sayraykar Par Husori troupe, winner of Patkai Husori competition performing at the North Margherita Rongali Bihu festival at Margherita on Sunday. – UB Photos
Prafulla Barua passes away
GUWAHATI, May 6: Veteran journalist Prafulla Barua, who was undergoing treatment for heart ailment at a private hospital here, passed away this evening. He was 78 ...

India, China agree to status quo in Ladakh: MEA
NEW DELHI, May 6 (IANS): India and China have agreed to restore status quo, as it was prior to April 15, along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh and flag meetings have been held to confirm the arrangements, the ministry of external affairs ( ...

CBI files affidavit in SC on coal allocations
NEW DELHI, May 6 (IANS): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told the Supreme Court Monday that changes were made at the instance of Law Minister Ashwani Kumar in its draft report on the allocation of coal blocks. ...

SC nod for Kudankulam N-plant but people's protest to continue
NEW DELHI/CHENNAI, May 6 (IANS): Steps to operationalise the first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tirunelveli district would continue uninterrupted as the Supreme Court Monday disposed of a public suit seeking to halt its comm ...

Refugees likely to return home to Mizoram from Tripura
AIZAWL/AGARTALA, May 6 (IANS): Despite uncertainties among refugees, the Mizoram government has agreed to resume the rehabilitation of over 40,000 tribals who had sought refuge in Tripura for about 16 years, a home ministry official said Monday. ...

Saradha scam: Suicides continue, toll 9
KOLKATA, May 6 (IANS): As the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam rages on, the related loss of life continued in West Bengal with three more people linked to ponzi firms committing suicide, taking the death count to nine. ...

State to seek Rs 16,000 crore as Plan allocation
GUWAHATI, May 5 – Though the Assam Government has decided to seek Rs 16,000 crore as the annual plan allocation for the current financial year, it is unlikely that the Planning Commission will agree to such a major hike as like in the previous years, ...

Call to boost NE-SE Asia links
GREATER NOIDA, May 5 – The long forgotten traditional links including the historic Stilwell Road connecting the North-east and the neighbouring countries have emerged as critical to connecting South Asia and Southeast Asia. ...

India, China end stand-off, pull back troops
LEH/NEW DELHI, May 5 – In a sudden development, India and China pulled back their troops from the stand-off point in Daulat Beg Oldi sector in Ladakh, where the Chinese forces had intruded nearly three weeks back, official sources said tonight, repor ...

Contractors behind Gadapani murder: CID
GUWAHATI, May 5 – Putting an end to the year-long suspense, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today revealed that it was the contractors who scripted the abduction and subsequent murder of Gadapani Pathak, superintending engineer of the agr ...

Railway bribery case; 3 remanded to CBI custody
NEW DELHI, May 5 – Three persons, arrested for their alleged role in a bribery case in which Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal’s nephew is also an accused, were today remanded in CBI custody till May 7 by a Delhi court, reports PTI. ...

Auction of Gandhi’s memorabilia opposed
KANPUR, May 5 – With more of Mahatma Gandhi’s personal effects, including his will, set to go under the hammer later this month in the UK, writer and Gandhian Giriraj Kishore has demanded that government frame a strict law to prevent auction of such ...

SC hearing on NRC update PIL tomorrow
GUWAHATI, May 5 – The Supreme Court on May 7 will hear the PIL on NRC base year finalization filed by Assam Sanmilita Mahasangha. The Mahasangha, a platform of indigenous communities of the State had filed the PIL calling for having 1951 as the base ...

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