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Students crossing a river on their way to school in West Khasi Hills near Hahim on the Assam-Meghalaya border, on Sunday. – UB Photos
Twitter war: Gogoi slams Modi over Kodnani
GUWAHATI, Sept 16 (IANS): With the BJP announcing Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday attacked the Gujarat chief minister on Twitter, questioning his "secularism". ...

Strike called over incomplete rail projects in North East
Silchar, Sept 16 (IANS): A non-political civic group led by intellectuals and social workers Monday called for a 12-hour shutdown Sept 24 in southern Assam, demanding early completion of ongoing rail projects in the northeastern India. ...

Advani lauds Narendra Modi
KORBA (Chhattisgarh), Sept 16 (IANS): Veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani Monday showered praise on the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi - along with the Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh chief ministers. ...

North East to be linked to Trans-Asian Railway Network
AGARTALA, Sept 16 (IANS): The mountainous North East India would be connected to the railway network of neighbouring Myanmar to link up with the ambitious 81,000-km-long Trans-Asian Railway Network (TARN), an official said. ...

Indian American is Miss America - for the first time
ATLANTIC CITY, Sept 16 (IANS): To the delight of tens of thousands of Indian Americans, a growing, influential and visible community in the United States, Miss New York, 24-year-old, Nina Davuluri has become the first person of Indian descent to be c ...

India, China launch media platform to give 'language to ideas'
NEW DELHI, Sept 16 (IANS): India flagged its concerns about "differing perceptions" of an undefined boundary leading to problems "from time to time" as both sides Monday inaugurated here an India-China Media Forum for greater interaction between thei ...

Phizo was disillusioned with politicians
GUWAHATI, Sept 15 – Angami Zapu Phizo, father of the Naga revolution, enlisted himself as a soldier in the Azad Hind Fauj (Indian National Army) of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose after spending 11 years in Myanmar as a businessman. Phizo, who was taken ...

Roles played by few political leaders under scanner
GUWAHATI, Sept 15 – The roles played by a few senior political leaders of Assam in the ethnic riots in the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD) in 2012 are under scanner, while efforts by some Muslim organisations to arm themselves after ...

Indo-Bangla talks get under way
DHAKA, Sept 15 – Cross-border movement of criminals, and smuggling of firearms and narcotics are expected to dominate a round of crucial bi-annual border talks between India and Bangladesh that began here today, reports PTI. ...

Agni-V test-fired successfully
BALASORE (ODISHA), Sept 15 – India today successfully test-fired its inter-continental surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-V, with a strike range of over 5,000 km and capability of delivering a nuclear warhead with high precision, from a base o ...

Home Ministry reservations over telecom policy
NEW DELHI, Sept 15 – The Home Ministry has expressed strong reservations over the proposed National Telecom Security Policy, saying it must lay down guidelines allowing interception of communication network by only law enforcement agencies, reports P ...

CBI yet to receive 150 missing coal files
NEW DELHI, Sept 15 – Nearly 150 files and documents are yet to be received from the Coal Ministry as the CBI now awaits a complaint from the ministry to register a case into their mysterious disappearance. ...

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