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Activists of BPPF staging a protest demonstration demanding update of NRC and rehabilitation of riot-hit people in Guwahati on Wednesday. – UB Photos
Shutdown paralyses life in Assam
GUWAHATI, Sept 20 (IANS): A shutdown sponsored by the opposition parties Thursday against hiked diesel prices and FDI in multi-brand retail trade drew a near-total response in Assam and affected normal life. ...

Strike estimated to cause economic loss of over $2 billion
NEW DELHI, Sept 20 (IANS): The nation-wide strike against the government decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail and hike diesel prices is estimated to cause losses of Rs.12,500 crore (2.25 billion USD) to the Indian e ...

Manipur win U-17 girls Subroto Cup
NEW DELHI, Sept 20 (IANS): Oriental English School, Manipur got the better of Government Mizo High School, Mizoram by a solitary goal to lift the inaugural All India Subroto Cup Football trophy for under-17 girls here Thursday. ...

Scientists design first ever brain atlas
LONDON, Sept 20 (IANS): Scientists have designed a comprehensive and interactive brain atlas, accessible on the internet to advance neurological research. ...

Nationwide shutdown successful, claims trader's body
NEW DELHI, Sept 20 (IANS): The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), one of the biggest grouping of Indian traders Thursday termed the nationwide strike to protest the government's new economic measures as "very successful" and claimed that an e ...

Nationwide bandh: Mulayam, Karat court arrest
NEW DELHI, Sept 20 (PTI): Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Left leaders Prakash Karat and A B Bardhan today courted arrest here during the nation-wide bandh against FDI in retail and diesel price hike. ...

Naga band video nominated for MTV music awards
NEW DELHI, Sept 20 (PTI): A hit video by a band from Nagaland which featured in VH1's International Top 10 Chart Busters is among five Indian singles to be nominated for the MTV Europe Music Awards to be held in Frankfurt in November. ...

Mixed response to anti-govt protest
NEW DELHI, Sept 20 (IANS): A shutdown called against the government's economic measures Thursday evoked a mixed response nationwide, with life badly hit in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Gujarat and Karnataka. ...

We have enough friends: PC
NEW DELHI, Sept 20 (IANS): A day ahead of the planned resignation from the government by Trinamool Congress ministers, the government Thursday reiterated that its stability was not in danger and it was prepared to "acquire new friends". ...

Strike hurting economy, common people: Chidambaram
NEW DELHI, Sept 20 (IANS): Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said Thursday's nation-wide strike has caused a huge damage to the Indian economy and the common people. ...

Total shutdown in Tripura
AGARTALA, Sept 20 (IANS): A Left-sponsored protest against hiked diesel prices and FDI in multi-brand retail trade crippled life in Marxist-ruled Tripura Thursday. ...

UPA, Trinamool harden stand
NEW DELHI/KOLKATA, Sept 19 – Prospects of a rapprochement between the UPA and Trinamool Congress which has announced that it will quit the ruling coalition on Friday receded today with the Government categorically ruling out any rollback of its decis ...

BPPF moves Governor over NRC update
GUWAHATI, Sept 19 – Members and supporters of the Bodoland People’s Progressive Front (BPPF) today staged a demonstration in front of the Raj Bhawan here and submitted a memorandum to the Governor JB Patnaik enlisting its seven point charter of dema ...

Gogoi announces nine subsidised LPG
GUWAHATI, Sept 19 – Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today announced that the LPG (cooking gas) consumers in the State would get nine subsidised cylinders a year. ...

UK to pay £40m to track down illegal migrants
LONDON, Sept 19 – A firm of ‘bounty hunters’ will be paid up to 40 million pounds to track down tens of thousands of illegal migrants in UK, a media report today said. ...

Army Chief rules out repeat of 1962
NEW DELHI, Sept 19 – Ruling out the possibility of repeat of 1962, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh today said India has “plans in place” and infrastructure along the China border was being upgraded even though more was required, reports PTI. ...

Cong core group meets to finalise strategy
NEW DELHI, Sept 19 – The top Congress leadership today got into a huddle to finalise its strategy in the wake of Trinamool Congress deciding to withdraw its support to the UPA government as another key ally Samajwadi Party will meet here tomorrow to ...

Diplomatic bag lost in air crash brought back home
NEW DELHI, Sept 19 – A diplomatic bag lost in the tragic air crash of January 24, 1966 that killed his father Ramesh Chandra Barooah in the Alps, was brought back home by his son Chandan R Barooah 46 years later. ...

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