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Harbhajan Singh celebrates after scoring a century on the fourth day of the second Test cricket match against New Zealand in Hyderabad on Monday.
Govt committed to strengthening CAG, asserts PM
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said his government was committed to strengthening the institution of the Comptroller and Auditor General, the country's top audit body, in order to improve transparency and accountability ...

Benazir Bhutto was killed by the Taliban: report
Islamabad, Nov 16 (IANS): Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated by the Taliban, a report submitted in a terrorism court has said and added that there was no evidence of the involvement of the Musharraf government in the kil ...

Mehsud's key aide nabbed in Pakistan
Islamabad, Nov 16 (IANS): Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan commander Mohammed Rafiq, a close aide of its leader Hakimullah Mehsud, has been arrested in the Pakistan capital, a media report said today. ...

Three police personnel killed, 19 injured in accident
Itanagar, Nov 16 (PTI): Three personnel of Arunachal Pradesh police were killed and 19 other passengers injured, when the bus they were travelling in plunged into a deep gorge near Tato in West Siang district, police said. ...

36 languages in Arunachal face extinction threat
Itanagar, Nov 16 (PTI): As many as 36 local languages of Arunachal Pradesh, listed as endangered by the UNESCO are facing the threat of extinction in absence of any attempt for their proper documentation. ...

Ramesh petitioned against Lafarge plant in Meghalaya
Shillong, Nov 16 (PTI): The proposed cement plant in Meghalaya by Lafarge is a threat to its numerous cave systems and wildlife, a cave research body has claimed in a petition to Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh opposing green clearance to the proj ...

Democracy would eventually come to Myanmar: Suu Kyi
London, Nov 16 (IANS): Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi -- freed November 13 by the military junta after over seven years in house arrest -- is sure democracy would come to the country eventually, although she does not know how long it ...

Govt rules out JPC, PM’s statement
NEW DELHI, Nov 15 – Ruling out a statement by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Parliament on the resignation of Telecom Minister A Raja, Government today said BJP’s demand for a JPC probe into 2G spectrum issue was “unacceptable” and slammed the Oppo ...

DoNER seeks Rs 41-cr additional allocation
NEW DELHI, Nov 15 – The Ministry for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) has sought an additional allocation of Rs 41.66 crore to disburse grants to various institutions including Dr B. Barooah Cancer Institute, besides payment of consultancy ...

Deadline slippages due to law & order problems
NEW DELHI, Nov 15 – With most of the rail projects in the North-east witnessing massive slippages of deadline, the Railway Ministry has blamed adverse law-and-order situation and dearth of contractors for the delay. ...

AASU asks PM, CM to clarify stand on NRC update
GUWAHATI, Nov 15 – The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has asked Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to clarify whether the indigenous people of Assam would have to launch a violent movement for updating the National Regi ...

Govt trying to appease capitalists: AGP
GUWAHATI, Nov 15 – The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today alleged that the State Government has been sticking to a pro-mega dam stand obstinately only to appease big capitalists and the Nehru-Gandhi family. The party also announced its resolve to continu ...

Tatas didn’t want to bribe to enter airline sector: Ratan
DEHRA DUN, Nov 15 – Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata today said he did not enter the airline business as he was not comfortable with the idea of bribing a minister, as had been suggested by an industrialist. ...

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