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People looking at the crack on the wall of Sagar Complex apartment at Adabari which suffered cracks following the earthquake on Sunday evening. – UB Photos
68 dead in earthquake: Home Secretary
NEW DELHI, Sept 20 (IANS): At least 68 people have died in the earthquake that struck large parts of north and east India, Home Secretary R.K. Singh said Tuesday and warned that the toll is expected to go up as rescue operations continue. ...

Rahul Gandhi to visit Meghalaya
NEW DELHI/SHILLONG, Sept 20 (IANS): Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will visit Meghalaya Wednesday as part of efforts to boost Youth Congress membership in the state, party leaders said. ...

Sikkim quake toll rises to 40
GANGTOK, Sept 20 (IANS): The toll in the devastating weekend earthquake in Sikkim Tuesday went up to 40 with five more bodies being recovered during overnight operations from separate places, an official said. ...

Sikkim quake unusual, say geologists
BANGALORE, Sept 20 (IANS): The earthquake that rocked Sikkim Sunday is unusual in terms of its magnitude and nature of origin, say leading geologists. ...

Bengal will provide all assistance to Sikkim: Mamata
SILIGURI, Sept 20 (PTI): West Bengal would provide all assistance to quake-hit Sikkim, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said today. ...

Places near quake epicentre still out of reach in Sikkim
GANGTOK, Sept 20 (PTI): The worst-affected Mangan and Singhtam areas in quake-hit Sikkim are still out of bounds for rescue workers with massive landslides blocking key roads today. ...

Karmapa prays for quake-affected people
DHARAMSALA, Sept 20 (IANS): The 17th Karmapa, the only major Tibetan monk reincarnate recognised by both the Dalai Lama and China, Tuesday expressed grief over the deaths in the earthquake that hit India and Nepal and also affected parts of Tibet. ...

Quake leaves 71 people dead
GANGTOK, Sept 19 – Sunday evening’s 6.8-magnitude earthquake, with its epicentre near the border with Nepal, left 71 people dead, including 41 in the Himalayan State of Sikkim, besides leaving a trail of devastation, damaging roads, buildings and oth ...

People spend sleepless night outside homes
GANGTOK/DARJEELING (WB), Sept 19 – Braving cold and pouring rain, frightened residents spent the night outside their homes in the areas rocked by yesterday’s quake in Sikkim and West Bengal. ...

Tremor causes panic in city
GUWAHATI, Sept 19 – People ran helter skelter out of panic when the 6.8-magnitude quake rocked the city yesterday. Though it was a holiday because of the Biswakarma Puja, there was some rush of people on the streets and puja pandals. ...

State Govt seeks spl Assembly session
GUWAHATI, Sept 19 – The Assam Government has requested the Speaker of the State Assembly to convene a special session of the House to discuss the land border agreement signed between India and Bangladesh. Meanwhile, former Chief Minister Prafulla Kum ...

Twin murder cases yet to be resolved
GUWAHATI, Sept 19 – Conclusive progress into the twin murder cases reported in the capital city on Wednesday continued to elude investigators even though Assam Police claims to have stumbled upon some important leads in both the cases. ...

PM to decide on Bharat Ratna to Dr Hazarika
NEW DELHI, Sept 19 – Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh would take a final call on conferring Bharat Ratna on Dr Bhupen Hazarika. ...

Panel seeks a month’s time to settle land row
GUWAHATI, Sept 19 – The committee set up by the State Government with Dr Bhumidhar Barman as the chairman to look into the issue of settlement on the city hills and government land, has sought one month’s time from the people’s organisations to resol ...

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