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BJP members burning the effigies of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi protesting against the land swap deal signed with Bangladesh, in Dibrugarh on Wednesday. – UB Photos
PM's Dhaka visit: Teesta didn't happen, but a lot else did
NEW DELHI/DHAKA, Sept 8 (IANS): The two-day visit of Manmohan Singh to Bangladesh, the first by an Indian prime minister in 12 years, helped resolve a festering boundary row and saw both countries inking pacts on various issues. Teesta accord didn't ...

K Balachander to receive Dada Saheb Phalke award
NEW DELHI, Sept 8 (PTI): Veteran Tamil filmmaker K Balachander, the man behind films like Iru Kodugal, Apoorva Raagangal and Ek Duuje Ke Liye, will receive the Dada Saheb Phalke honour at the 58th National Film Awards here. ...

AFSPA extended for six months in Tripura
AGARTALA, Sept 8 (IANS): Tripura has extended for another six months the operation of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), a stringent law that gives sweeping powers to security forces deployed in disturbed areas to curb terrorism, an offic ...

Sonia Gandhi back in Delhi after surgery
NEW DELHI, Sept 8 (IANS): Congress president Sonia Gandhi returned home early Thursday after undergoing successful surgery for an undisclosed ailment in the United States. ...

Delhi explosion toll rises to 12
NEW DELHI, Sept 8 (IANS): With another person succumbing to his injuries Thursday, the Delhi High Court bombing has now claimed 12 lives, authorities said. ...

Delhi blast email traced to Kishtwar, cops hunt for suspect
JAMMU, Sept 8 (IANS): Police had got vital clues about the person who had sent an email claiming responsibility for the Delhi High Court blast after raids on a cyber cafe in Kishtwar in the state, officials said Thursday. ...

Chidambaram holds meeting with top security officials
NEW DELHI, Sept 8 (IANS): Home Minister P. Chidambaram held a security review meeting with the intelligence and investigating agencies' officials here Thursday, a day after a powerful bomb blast killed 12 people outside the Delhi High Court. ...

Bangla land pact strongly opposed
GUWAHATI, Sept 7 – Different political parties and organizations today strongly opposed the land border agreement signed between India and Bangladesh yesterday and burnt the effigies of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi ...

AGP, BJP protest in Parliament
NEW DELHI, Sept 7 – The land swap deal with Bangladesh has provoked Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and BJP to lodge protest inside and outside the Parliament. The protest led Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram to allay apprehension over boundary agreements ...

Gogoi satisfied with border agreement
DHAKA, Sept 7 – Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has described the border agreement between India and Bangladesh signed here yesterday evening as a step forward in proper management of the international border which in days to come will positively in ...

Can CM agree to border pacts?
DHAKA, Sept 7 – Can Chief Ministers of States of India, which are federal in character, give away portions of their State land or redraw the boundary maps of their States without the consent of their State Legislatures or approval of the Parliament o ...

11 killed in Delhi blast
NEW DELHI, Sept 7 – A high intensity briefcase bomb rocked the crowded reception area in the Delhi High Court killing 11 people and injuring 76 today in a major terror attack that struck the Capital after a gap of three years. ...

Gai breaches new guide bund
DHEMAJI, Sept 7 – The Gai river breached the new guide bund built on its left bank by the Border Road Organisation (BRO) around 8 am today and washed away the subway built by the BRO to keep surface communication intact between Silpathar-Jonai areas ...

Bangla media blames Mamata for debacle
DHAKA, Sept 7 – West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee has been blamed by the Bangladesh media for the failure of the Indian and Bangladesh governments to sign historic agreements on transit and sharing of the Teesta and Feni river waters which ...

India conveys concern to Pak
NEW DELHI, Sept 7 – ULFA’s clandestine deals with Pakistan has raised eyebrows here with Government of India stating that it has conveyed to the neighbouring country that it must fulfil its commitment of not allowing territory under its control for a ...

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