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Devotees offering prayer during the Saptami day of Durga Puja at Latasil Playground Durga Puja Mandap, in Guwahati on Friday. – UB Photos
Muslims organise Durga Puja alongside Hindus in Tripura
KULUBARI (Tripura), Oct 12 (IANS): In a heart-warming sign, Muslims in two villages bordering Bangladesh in Tripura are jointly celebrating the Durga Puja with Hindus. ...

Lakhs shifted as Orissa, Andhra brace for cyclone
BHUBANESWAR/HYDERABAD, Oct 12 (IANS): More than three lakh people were shifted to safety in coastal Odisha and Andhra Pradesh as cyclonic storm Phailin advanced steadily to hit the two states Saturday, packing wind power of up to 220 km an hour that ...

India, Indonesia to cooperate on security issues
JAKARTA, Oct 11 – India and Indonesia on Friday signed six MoUs, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declaring that directions have been issued to prepare a concrete proposal for cooperation between the countries in the field of counter terrorism and ...

Puja festivities grip State
GUWAHATI, Oct 11 - Following the ceremonial installation of the idols of Goddess Durga in the beautifully-decorated mandaps on Thursday, the celebrations got into the festive mood today, with the observance of Maha Saptami all over the State. ...

Defence panel to deliberate on incursion issue
NEW DELHI, Oct 11 – The Standing Committee on Defence will hold a meeting next week to discuss the preparedness of the armed forces on the threat perception of incursions against the backdrop of such incidents on the borders with China and Pakistan. ...

NE connectivity with SE Asia by 2016
JAKARTA, Oct 11 – With India proposing to wrap up transit transport agreement by 2015, the remote industrially backward North Eastern States (NES) is all set to have movement of goods and passengers with neighbouring South East Asian countries in thr ...

Chemical weapons watchdog OPCW wins Nobel Peace Prize
OSLO, Oct 11 – The OPCW, an obscure body recently thrust into the spotlight by the Syria crisis, today won the Nobel Peace Prize for its work to rid the world of chemical weapons, reports PTI. ...

Odisha, Andhra brace up for ‘very severe’ cyclone
BHUBANESWAR/HYDERABAD, Oct 11 – Odisha and Andhra Pradesh today braced up for the “very severe” cyclone that is expected to hit the east coast with winds gusting up to 220 kmph tomorrow evening, as lakhs of people were being evacuated to safer places ...

Doubts raised over CWC study on Subansiri project
GUWAHATI, Oct 11 – The consultants IRG Systems South Asia Private Limited, a subsidiary of US based IRG Systems, have not used even the information available in public domain in carrying out the ‘Basin wise environmental Impact Assessment Study on Su ...

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