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Erosion by Dibru river at Baghjan Tea Garden in Tinsukia district, as seen on Sunday. – UB Photos
Dalai Lama finally relinquishes political powers
DHARAMSALA, May 30 (IANS): Nearly three months after he pledged to give up political leadership of the Tibetans, the Dalai Lama has formally devolved powers to the new elected leaders of the Tibetan exiles. ...

Govt opposes inclusion of PM in Lokpal Bill
NEW DELHI, May 30 (PTI): Sharp differences came to the surface at a meeting of the drafting committee for Lokpal bill today with the government strongly opposing proposals for inclusion of Prime Minister, higher judiciary and acts MPs inside Parliame ...

Taliban co-founder disclosed Osama's hideout to US
LONDON, May 30 (PTI): Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar leaked the whereabouts of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden to American investigators under a "deal" in which US promised to withdraw its troops from the militant group's strongholds in ...

Centre not serious in guarding Bangla border
GUWAHATI, May 29 – The Government of India’s attitude towards guarding the international borders in the eastern sector is not as serious as guarding the borders in the western sector, observed former Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF ...

EC move to check black money in polls
NEW DELHI, May 29 – In an effort to curb the use of black money in the electoral process, the Election Commission now plans to ask political parties to conduct their finances in a corporate fashion by getting their accounts audited and publishing the ...

Police Act fraud on people: ex-DGP
GUWAHATI, May 29 – Terming the Assam Police Act, 2007 a ‘fraud on the people of Assam’, former Director General of Assam Police Prakash Singh claimed that the Act is nothing but a ‘gross violation’ of a Supreme Court order. ...

Hazare team for linking punishment to rank
NEW DELHI, May 29 – Civil society members are expected to make a strong pitch for graver punishment, including life imprisonment for high ranking officials in cases of corruption, when the joint committee to draft the Lokpal Bill meets here tomorrow, ...

CWG panel blames Kalmadi for graft
NEW DELHI, May 29 – The Commonwealth Games Organising Committee has sent its point-wise replies to the Sports Ministry on the Shunglu Committee findings seeking to put the blame on jailed former OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi and other officials for larg ...

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