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A panoramic view of the Brahmaputra in Guwahati on Wednesday. – EP
Amar Singh gets bail till Sep 19
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS): A Delhi court today granted interim bail to Rajya Sabha member and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh till Sep 19 on medical grounds. He is in custody for alleged involvement in the 2008 cash-for-votes scam. ...

Sonia to chair party meeting at home
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS): Congress president Sonia Gandhi is likely to chair a meeting of party's central election committee this evening, her first major engagement since Aug 4 when she underwent surgery at an undisclosed destination abroad, party s ...

'China has changed its Kashmir policy'
London, Sep 15 (IANS): Beijing does not treat Islamabad as its equal, rued a Pakistani professor who noted that China has changed its Kashmir policy and now supports a negotiated settlement between India and Pakistan. ...

CAG detects irregularities in transport subsidy scheme
GUWAHATI, Sept 14 – The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has identified serious irregularities in the implementation of the transport subsidy scheme and pointed out that in states like Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Naga ...

Land deal aimed at settling border row
GUWAHATI, Sept 14 – Accusing the Opposition parties of indulging in a misleading propaganda on the Indo-Bangla land-swap deal, Government spokesperson and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said that the pact- apart from conceding much more la ...

Stir against dams flayed
GUWAHATI, Sept 14 – Government spokesperson and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today termed the ongoing protest against the transportation of turbines for the Lower Subansiri hydel project led by Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) as uncalled-f ...

Call for special laws to protect women
NEW DELHI, Sept 14 – State Government must enact special laws to protect women from human rights abuses and women committees must be formed in conflict affected villages to check violence against women and human trafficking issues. The State Women’s ...

HC stays death sentence of Mahendra
GUWAHATI, Sept 14 – The Division Bench of the Gauhati High Court comprising Chief Justice Madan Bhimarao Lokur and Justice K Meruno after hearing the Writ Petition (Criminal) No. 35/11 filed by Mahendra Nath Das today issued notice returnable by Nove ...

Dhemaji floods: Proper utilisation of funds demanded
DHEMAJI, Sept 14 – Dhemaji district unit of the All Assam Students' Union (AASU), the Dhemaji District Students' Union (DDSU) has demanded proper utilisation of the funds allocated for developmental activities and flood control in the district. ...

Steps to fast-track corruption cases
NEW DELHI, Sept 14 – The government today announced a series of measures to expedite corruption cases against public servants includes setting up of 71 fast-track special CBI courts, fixing a limit of three months to grant sanction for prosecution an ...

Police remand for Patgiri
GUWAHATI, Sept 14 – The Special Court, Guwahati today remanded NN Rana Patgiri to two days police custody after he was arrested on Tuesday from GS Road by the Anti-Corruption and Prevention wing of the Assam Police. ...

Arabinda meets NSCN leaders in Dimapur
KOHIMA, Sept 14 – An 18 member ULFA team led by its chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa has made a courtesy visit to GPRN/NSCN camp near Dimapur and met the top leaders of the Naga outfit as a gesture towards building better understanding between the people o ...

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