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Children decorating their home premises by lighting earthern lamps on the occasion of Diwali festival in Guwahati on Wednesday. – Photo Samarendra Sarma
Food inflation rises further, at 11.43 percent
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS): A week after it breached double digits, India's food inflation continued with its upward climb and was recorded at 11.43 percent for the week ended Oct 15, official data showed on Thursday. The rise was due to a jump in pric ...

Removing AFSPA no reflection on army, says Omar
Jammu, Oct 27 (IANS): The proposal to remove the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) from some parts of the State was neither a reflection of the role of the Army nor an effort to undermine it, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has sa ...

Pakistan to act if Kabul gets too close to India: Musharraf
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) Accusing India of trying to create an anti-Pakistan Afghanistan, former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf warned of "counter-measures" by Islamabad if Kabul moved too close to New Delhi. ...

US, India facing same challenge: Envoy
Agartala, Oct 27 (IANS): The US and India are facing the "same challenge" of providing for the energy needs of their people while ensuring that environment is not harmed, US Consul General in Kolkata Dean R Thompson has said. ...

Tripura to get more administrative blocks: Chief minister
Agartala, Oct 27 (IANS): The Left Front government in Tripura has decided to create four new districts, six subdivisions and five rural development blocks to take the administration closer to people, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here on Thursday. ...

ULFA, Haldar discuss future course of talks
NEW DELHI, Oct 26 – A day after a formal round of negotiations with the Centre and Assam Government, ULFA leaders met Government of India’s interlocutor, P C Haldar for an informal discussion. ...

Jairam takes stock of projects’ implementation
NAGAON, Oct 26 – Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh today visited Samaguri LAC to take stock of implementation of different schemes funded by his ministry in Bajia and Lawkhua blocks of the constituency. ...

AASU dares Gogoi to prove claim
GUWAHATI, Oct 26 – The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) today challenged Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to identify the plot of 1200 acres of land that he claimed to have gained from the recent land border protocol signed with Bangladesh. ...

KMSS stir over Dibang power project
GUWAHATI, Oct 26 – Members of the Sadiya District Committee of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) today blocked the NH-37 at Sadiya Shantipur in protest against the 3,000-MW Dibang Hydroelectric Power Project (DHEP). ...

Diwali celebrated with fun, gaiety
GUWAHATI, Oct 26 – Diwali, the festival of lights, and Kali Puja, were celebrated with traditional gaiety and religious fervour in the State tonight along with the rest of the country. ...

Section of buyers responsible
GUWAHATI, Oct 26 - The Asom Suraksha Oikya Mancha (ASOM) while expressing concern at the recent crash in the price of green tea leaves which has left the small tea growers frustrated has accused a section of buyers of resorting to monopoly tactics. ...

Tea industry urged not to harass small growers
GUWAHATI, Oct 26 – Tea industry should not push the small tea growers to the verge of extinction. Small tea growers have provided employment to over five lakh families. They are also contributing about 30 per cent to the State's total tea production ...

Media awards announced
GUWAHATI, Oct 26 – The Pabindra Nath Sarma Memorial Award for investigative reporting on human rights and the Kunjabala Devi Memorial Award for investigative reporting on women issues for the year 2010 have been awarded to Babul Kumar Baruah of Amgur ...

School teachers resent process of transfer
GUWAHATI, Oct 26 – Alleging harassment in the name of effecting transfer, primary school teachers of the State today said that the ongoing process of transfers was highly anomalous and it made a mockery of the government directive concerned. ...

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