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A vendor carrying China-made toys for sale ahead of the Durga Puja festivities in Guwahati on Wednesday. – UB Photos
Meghalaya finalising comment on rebel group's demand
SHILLONG, Oct 7 (IANS): Meghalaya will soon give the central government its comments on rebel group A'chik National Volunteers Council's (ANVC) demand for creating a Garoland autonomous council, Chief Secretary W.M.S. Pariat said Thursday. ...

Rail services in northeast restored partially
SILCHAR, Oct 7 (IANS): Rail services between the northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram and southern Assam and the rest of India were restored partially Thursday after 114 days of disruptions, a railway official here said. ...

Assam militants hiring students to spread terror
GUWAHATI, Oct 7 (IANS): Separatist groups in Assam are outsourcing terror by hiring students to carry out kidnappings and seek ransom to fund militant activities, police said. ...

Hidden language discovered in Northeast
ITANAGAR, Oct 7 (PTI): A "hidden" language spoken by only about 1200 people has been discovered by researchers in a remote corner of Arunachal Pradesh, the home to diverse ethnic tribes and the cauldron of language diversity. ...

AAPSU demands white paper on PDS scam
ITANAGAR, Oct 7 (PTI): The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) today asked the state government to publish a white paper on the exact amount of money involved in the PDS scam in view of different versions presented by separate quarters. ...

'Obama trip a statement of US' support to India'
WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (PTI): The November trip to India by US President Barack Obama will be another clear statement of American support and commitment to the US-India relationship, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said. ...

Courts to hear 2 bail pleas today
GUWAHATI, Oct 6 – With the Government of Assam planning to facilitate release of the jailed leaders of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) in phased manner to pave the way for talks, the senior leaders of the militant outfit have started filin ...

Govt schemes will benefit 70 lakh people: CM
GUWAHATI, Oct 6 – Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that the various developmental schemes being implemented by the State Government would benefit some 70 lakh people. ...

Renu Bala bags gold in weightlifting
NEW DELHI, Oct 6 – Renu Bala Chanu who represents Assam in the nationals gave India its first gold medal in Commonwealth Games weightlifting event after finishing on top in women's 58-kg category here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium sports complex to ...

Most ULFA men favour talks:Gogoi
GUWAHATI, Oct 6 – Asserting that more and more ULFA men were favouring a negotiated settlement of the outfit's grievances, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that the Government had received feelers from ULFA camps based in Myanmar to that effect. ...

Guwahati to have world-class university
GUWAHATI, Oct 6 – The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has finally included Guwahati as one of the locations for the proposed 14 world-class universities to be set up across the country. ...

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