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A breached road at Ragpuria in Dhemaji district stands as a mute witness to the severity of the recent flash flood of the Simen river on Wednesday. – UB Photos
7 policemen hurt in ambush by insurgents in Manipur
IMPHAL, Oct 4 (PTI): Seven policemen escorting a senior police official were injured when insurgents detonated a powerful bomb leading to an hour-long exchange of fire in Manipur's Chandel hill district bordering Myanmar today, official sources said. ...

India, Australia may sign nuclear pact
NEW DELHI, Oct 4 (IANS): Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, whose bold move overturned a longstanding ban on uranium sale to India, comes here Oct 15 on a three-day visit that could see India and Australia sign a landmark civil nuclear pact. ...

Mahindra felicitates Mary Kom
NEW DELHI, Oct 4 (IANS): Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. felicitated London Olympics women's boxing bronze medallist M.C. Mary Kom by presenting her with the vehicle Bolero. ...

Cabinet to approve 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17)
NEW DELHI, Oct 4 (IANS): The union cabinet meeting later Thursday is expected to consider and approve the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) that seeks an average annual economic growth of 8.2 percent and identifies infrastructure, health and education as ...

N-capable Prithvi-II missile tested successfully
BHUBANESWAR, Oct 4 (IANS): India Thursday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed, nuclear-capable ballistic missile Prithvi-II from a test range in Odisha, an official said. ...

Abu Jundal sent to Tihar jail
NEW DELHI, Oct 4 (IANS): Key 26/11 suspect Abu Jundal was Thursday sent to Tihar Jail by a Delhi court here. ...

Foreigners’ Act provisions amended
GUWAHATI, Oct 3 – The Government of India has recently amended the provisions of the Foreigners’ Act to ensure speedy trial of the cases relating to nationality of the suspected foreigners and this will do away with the problem of huge number of pend ...

State opposes move to hike water tax
NEW DELHI, Oct 3 – Wary of incurring farmers’ wrath after floods left them devastated, the Assam Government has opposed the move to further hike water tax, advocating instead further relaxation of water price. ...

Gujarat polls on Dec 13, 17; Himachal on Nov 4
NEW DELHI, Oct 3 – Assembly elections in Gujarat will be held in two phases on December 13 and 17, while polls in Himachal Pradesh will take place on November 4, the Election Commission announced today, reports PTI ...

Translocated rhino gives birth in Manas
GUWAHATI, Oct 3 – In a significant development that indicates an achievement of the Indian Rhino Vision (IRV) 2020 programme, a rhino translocated to Manas in January this year has recently given birth, and both mother and the calf are doing well. ...

Tea factories in need of natural gas supply
GUWAHATI, Oct 3 – Tea industry is in an urgent need to connect the tea factories located inside the non-development zone (NDZ) around the Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) with a natural gas supply network. ...

State seeks 120 MW free power from Subansiri project
GUWAHATI, Oct 3 – The State has pleaded for 120 MW of free power from the under construction 2000-MW Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Power Project (LSHEP) as its free share, said Power Minister Pradyut Bordoloi. He was speaking to this newspaper. ...

Bad weather prevents airlifting of rhino
RANGIYA, Oct 3 – Inclement weather has prevented the airlifting of a rhino stranded in the sand bars near Brahmaputra river in Kamrup Rural district, officials said today, reports PTI. ...

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