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Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi handing over an SLR to a security personnel to strengthen security in Kaziranga National Park at a function held outside the State Secretariat Complex in Guwahati on Tuesday. – UB Photos
Gogoi arms Assam forest guards with SLRs
Guwahati, Oct 17 (IANS): The Assam government armed the personnel of the elite Assam Forest Protection Force (AFPF) with automatic weapons like Self Loading Rifles (SLRs) to match the fire power of poachers. ...

Rahul Gandhi meets PM amid talk of Cabinet reshuffle
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS): Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday for a "routine meeting", party sources said as speculation gained ground about a likely Cabinet reshuffle. ...

Don't know if I can help resolve Naga issue, says Manipur CM to Shinde
Imphal, Oct 17 (IANS): Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Wednesday said that Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde had sought his assistance to put to an end to six-decade-long Naga separatist movement, but he did not know if he could hel ...

Implement permit system in Meghalaya, says panel
Shillong, Oct 17 (IANS): The inner line permit (ILP) system, required by Indian citizens to enter Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram, should be introduced in Meghalaya as well to check the influx of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, a government p ...

Opening for Santana a dream come true: Shillong guitarist
Shillong, Oct 17 (IANS): He has been a fan of legendary musician Carlos Santana since he was 10 years old and now at 50, guitarist Rudy Wallang gets a chance to open a show to welcome the iconic Mexican-American guitarist at the Formula One Rocks con ...

Centre, NSCN (I-M) inching towards settlement
NEW DELHI, Oct 16 – The Centre and the formidable Naga militant outfit, NSCN (I-M) are inching towards a political settlement, ending over five decade long insurgency in the State. Political integration of Naga inhabited districts of neighbouring Man ...

Steps for Kaziranga protection
GUWAHATI, Oct 16 – After a long delay, the State Forest Department today implemented a series of steps to scale up the protection level in and around Kaziranga National Park by augmenting staff strength at the officer as well as ground level. A numbe ...

New twist to Vadra land controversy
CHANDIGARH, Oct 16 – The controversy over land deals involving Robert Vadra has taken a new turn with senior Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka cancelling the sale of over three acre land to realty major DLF after he was shunted out from his post, repo ...

5 poachers nabbed, arms recovered
DIPHU, Oct 16 – In a major breakthrough, Karbi Anglong police managed to nab five poachers and recovered a huge cache of arms, including an AK 56 assault rifle and ammunition from their possession from different parts of the district, as revealed by ...

State Govt trying to settle aliens: AASU
GUWAHATI, Oct 16 – All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) today alleged that the State Government is conspiring to settle illegal migrants from Bangladesh in the name of rehabilitation of the ethnic clash victims of Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri districts. ...

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