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A candlelight demonstration seeking justice in the kidnapping, rape and murder case of a Margherita girl, at Nepali Mandir in Guwahati on Sunday. – UB Photos
Apex court denies relief to Uttarakhand rebel Congress MLAs
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS): While issuing notice on their plea challenging their disqualification, the Supreme Court on Monday gave no relief to nine Congress rebel MLAs seeking to vote during the confidence motion by ousted Uttarakhand Chief Minister H ...

Lok Sabha passes Uttarakhand budget amid Congress walkout
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS): The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Uttarakhand Appropriation (Vote on Account) Bill, 2016, which the government said was a "constitutional necessity". ...

Chair refuses to banish Congress members, asks Government to bring motion
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS): Amid repeated disruptions, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha P.J. Kurien on Monday refused to invoke a rule to banish noisy Congress members, but suggested the government can bring in a motion if it wants to take action against ...

14 GNLA rebels surrender in Meghalaya
Shillong, May 9 (IANS): Another 14 rebels of the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) on Monday surrendered to Meghalaya Home Minister Roshan Warjri along with a huge cache of arms and ammunition. ...

Transport strike affects life in Manipur
Imphal, May 9 (IANS): Thousands of people were left high and dry in Manipur's capital Imphal on Monday as drivers of light passenger vehicles declared an indefinite strike over higher taxes. ...

MEA exploring ways to resolve Kohinoor issue: Government
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS): The External Affairs Ministry is exploring ways to ensure a satisfactory resolution to the vexed Kohinoor diamond issue with the British government, Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said on Monday. ...

India unaware of details of hydro projects on Brahmaputra
GUWAHATI, May 8 - The Government of India is putting pressure on China to share the details of the hydropower projects being set up by the neighbouring country on the Brahmaputra river. ...

PAC to take up chopper deal case
NEW DELHI, May 8 - The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament headed by senior Congress leader KV Thomas, which was reconstituted this week, is likely to take up the contentious AgustaWestland case, an issue that has created a political firest ...

Ahead of trust vote new sting targets Rawat
DEHRADUN/NEW DELHI, May 8 - Ahead of the May 10 trust vote in Uttarakhand, a new purported sting video targeting deposed Chief Minister Harish Rawat emerged today, prompting the BJP to accuse him of trying to ‘buy’ legislators. ...

Crackdown on drug peddling, 4 held
GUWAHATI, May 8 - Sleuths of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Guwahati has arrested four persons and seized 2.06 kilograms of morphine and 54.6 kilograms of opium here late last evening. ...

Gogoi questions source of BJP’s poll funding
GUWAHATI, May 8 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today cast a shadow of suspicion on the source of BJP’s poll expenditure and questioned where from the saffron party managed to collect such huge amount of money for their election campaign. ...

Wildlife migration from Kaziranga to Karbi Anglong rising
GUWAHATI, May 8 - With migration of wildlife from Kaziranga National Park to the Karbi Anglong forests beyond its southern boundary showing an increasing trend, conservationists have stressed the need for a long-term safety mechanism for the animals. ...

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