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KMSS president Akhil Gogoi being arrested by security personnel during the mass satyagraha held by the KMSS at Dispur Last Gate on Tuesday. – UB Photos
PM meets Rahul, President; ordinance likely to go
NEW DELHI, Oct 2 (IANS): A controversial ordinance to save convicted lawmakers from disqualification appeared set to be withdrawn by the union cabinet, said informed sources as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi an ...

Pakistan again violates ceasefire
JAMMU, Oct 2 (IANS): Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Mendhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district in yet another violation of the bilateral ceasefire, a defence spokesman said Wednesday. ...

Be inspired by Mahatma Gandhi: Ban Ki-moon
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 2 (IANS): UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday urged the world to be inspired by the courage shown by Mahatma Gandhi, the apostle of non-violence who was born on this day in 1869. ...

Cooking gas cylinder to be sold at petrol pumps
NEW DELHI, Oct 2 (IANS): Cooking gas cylinders will soon be sold at market rates at selected petrol pumps across the country. ...

Police-protesters clash in city
GUWAHATI, Oct 1 – In spite of being denied permission, thousands of protesters this morning marched down towards Dispur Last Gate area of Guwahati under the banner of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity demanding land patta, leading to the arrest of the ...

Only AICC can decide on alliance with AIUDF: CM
JORHAT, Oct 1 – Trying to wriggle out of a tight corner over the much-talked issue of alliance between Congress and AIUDF before the parliamentary elections in 2014, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that such a decision can be taken only by the ...

No question of resigning: PM
On Board Prime Minister’s Special Aircraft, Oct 1 – Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today ruled out his resignation in the wake of Rahul Gandhi’s carping attack on his Government on the issue of ordinance to protect convicted lawmakers, reports PTI. ...

CLP to meet on Oct 18
GUWAHATI, Oct 1 – The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) will meet at 10 am of October 18 at its office located inside the State Assembly complex here. CLP chief whip Nilamani Sen Deka has notified the meeting today following a directive from Chief Min ...

Cong MP gets 4 yrs in jail, to lose RS seat
NEW DELHI, Oct 1 – Rajya Sabha member and Congress leader, Rasheed Masood, was today sentenced to four years in jail by a Delhi court in a corruption case, becoming the first MP to lose his seat after a recent Supreme Court judgement had removed the ...

HC directive on Gandhi Jayanti holiday
GUWAHATI, Oct 1 – The Gauhati High Court passed the interim order to the observation that the Government has the prerogative to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti but it cannot compel students and teachers to attend the said functions by cancelling the nationa ...

DGP for improving police-public relation
GUWAHATI, Oct 1 – The Director General of Assam Police, JN Choudhury today stressed the need for improving the police-public relation, while a special helpline number has been launched for the benefit of Railway passengers. ...

Smoke-free rules yet to be fully enforced
GUWAHATI, Oct 1 – Even though five years have passed since the smoke-free rules came into effect in India (October 2, 2008), proper enforcement of the ban on smoking in public places is still a distant dream. ...

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