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Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi seen with cultural icon Dr Bhupen Hazarika at the latter’s residence at Nizarapar in Guwahati on Sunday. – EP
China supportive of India's UN aspirations: Pratibha Patil
NEW DELHI, May 31 (IANS) - China "understands" and "supports" India's desire for a permanent seat in a reformed United Nations Security Council, President Pratibha Patil said Monday as she returned from her state visit to that country. ...

Firing not aimed at Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Chidambaram
NEW DELHI, May 31 (IANS) Home Minister P Chidambaram Monday said the firing incident at the Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's ashram Sunday could be related to a dispute between two of his followers and it may not be correct to say that it ...

India, China should take care of each other's concerns: Patil
SHANGHAI, May 31 (IANS) - India and China need to develop models of economic cooperation which will take into account each other's concerns, President Pratibha Patil said here today. ...

Sahara bags Team India sponsorship rights
MUMBAI, May 31 (PTI) - The Sahara Group outbid telecom giants Bharti Airtel to retain the sponsorship rights of the Indian men's cricket team till the end of 2013. ...

Maoists may use 19 tonnes explosives before 2010 expiry, warns expert
RAIPUR, May 31 (IANS) - The country should be prepared for more deadly blasts by Maoists as the guerrillas are planning to use some 19 tonnes of explosives before they expire by the end of this year, a senior de-mining expert of the Chhattisgarh Poli ...

Ravi Shankar unafraid, says he forgives attacker
BANGALORE, May 31 (IANS) - Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who was fired at but escaped unhurt, said today that there were people who wanted to attack him but he was not afraid and would continue to spread the message of anti-terrorism an ...

Govt to go ahead with ULFA talks
GUWAHATI, May 30 – Though the Assam Government has decided to go ahead with the peace process to bring the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) to the negotiation table, no decision has yet been taken on suspension of the counter-insurgency operati ...

Train death toll 148
JHARGRAM (WB), May 30 – The toll in the Mumbai- bound Gnaneswari Express derailment rose to over 148 today as more bodies were pulled out from the wreckage of the mangled coaches, reports PTI. ...

Envoys of ASEAN countries to visit NE
NEW DELHI, May 30 – Ambassadors of the ASEAN countries are visiting the North Eastern region shortly to explore the possibility of promoting tourism and trade. ...

Hi-tech passport service to be launched in city
BENGALURU, May 30 – Guwahati is among the select 77 cities, where passport services are all set to go high-tech, with External Affairs Ministry (MEA) formally unveiling the Passport Seva Kendras ...

NE producers’ body flays Prasar Bharati
GUWAHATI, May 30 – The North East Film and TV Producers’-Directors’ Association (NEFTPDA) has expressed concern over the recent policy of the Prasar Bharati in relation to the commissioned programmes made under special Northeast package of the Doorda ...

Poor facilities bane of tea garden students
GUWAHATI, May 30 – The High School Leaving Certificate Examination results, which were declared yesterday, have once again laid bare the Assam Government’s failure in promoting education among the tea garden workers, whose toil helps bring in sizeabl ...

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