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The wild elephant killed by poachers at Panbari in Kaziranga National Park on Friday. - UB
Half of Assam by-poll voters cast ballot
Guwahati, Sep 13 (IANS): The by-poll to the three Legislative Assembly Constituencies in Assam today recorded close to 50 percent voter turnout by early afternoon. The polling was peaceful across the three constituencies. ...

Tripura official wanted for embezzlement nabbed
Agartala, Sep 13 (IANS): An employee of Tripura Education Department was arrested from West Bengal on Saturday for embezzling over Rs 4 crore from a Central education scheme, police said. ...

Heavy turnout in Tripura assembly byelection
Agartala, Sep 13 (IANS): Over half of the voters had cast their ballot by early afternoon in the by-election to the Manu Assembly seat in southern Tripura today, officials said. ...

Security blanket thrown for Modi, Xi visit
Ahmedabad, Sep 13 (IANS): Over 3,000 security personnel, including some from China, are part of the watertight security measures for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the twin cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar ...

Judicial independence not negotiable: Chief Justice Lodha
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS): Chief Justice RM Lodha today said that India has already arrived at a stage where nobody can tinker with the independence of the judiciary, but exhorted that to strengthen the role of law, the judiciary will have to ensure t ...

Rebuked for using mobile phones, two girls commit suicide
Agartala, Sep 13 (IANS): Two teenaged girls committed suicide after their hostel superintendent and parents rebuked them for using mobile phones, police said here today. ...

CBI arrests Sadananda in Saradha scam
GUWAHATI, Sept 12 – The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has finally arrested singer Sadananda Gogoi in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit-fund scam, triggering apprehensions that some more arrests could follow suit in the State. ...

Bypoll in 3 State Assembly seats today
GUWAHATI, Sept 12 – By elections to three Assam Assembly constituencies – Silchar, Lakhipur and Jamunamukh – will be held tomorrow to decide the political fate of 25 contestants, reports PTI. ...

No decision yet on Bangla land pact: Rajnath
NEW DELHI, Sept 12 – Days after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that political discussion was on, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the Centre was yet to take a decision on the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh. ...

Rs 371-cr profit for NRL
GUWAHATI, Sept 12 – The Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has registered a net profit of Rs 371 crore with a sales turnover of Rs 9,872 crore, recording a growth of 13 per cent. The 21st annual general meeting of the NRL was held here today which was ...

$ 300m ADB fund for power sector
GUWAHATI, Sept 12 – Power generation in Assam is set to receive a boost with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) agreeing to fund its third power sector programme worth $ 300 million in the State. ...

MEA denies Bangla report
NEW DELHI, Sept 12 – The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has denied reports of Bangladesh moving India over use of money laundered by Saradha group to destabilise the Sheikh Hasina government. ...

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