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A tea garden submerged under flood water in Tinsukia on Saturday. – UB Photos
Flood situation grim in Assam, seven dead
Guwahati, Sept 23 (IANS): The flood situation in Assam is grim with over 800,000 people affected in at least 15 of the 27 districts in the state, officials said on Sunday. ...

Kaziranga National Park on high alert
Guwahati, Sep 23 (IANS): Anticipating a second wave of floods to hit Kaziranga National Park after incessant rains over the last week, authorities on Saturday put on high alert all wildlife rescue teams of the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and C ...

Agartala-Dhaka service suspended after bus attack
Agartala, Sept 23 (IANS): The bus service between Agartala and Dhaka has been suspended after India's 'Maitree' passenger bus between the two cities was burnt by an angry mob in Bangladesh on Friday, officials said here today. ...

'Barfi!' is India's official entry for the Oscars
New Delhi, Sept 23 (IANS): The magic of Anurag Basu's "Barfi!" has worked. The heartwarming movie, about love between a deaf and mute boy and an autistic girl, has been chosen as India's official entry for the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Langu ...

India to host meet for global N-energy players
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) India will on Tuesday host a global meet on nuclear energy here that will offer networking and marketing opportunities for international firms and agencies, an official said on Sunday. ...

Top Chinese security official visits Kabul
Kabul, Sept 23 (IANS) A top Chinese security official met President Hamid Karzai Saturday during a brief surprise visit, the first by a senior Chinese leader in nearly half a century, to Afghanistan, Xinhua reported on Sunday. ...

Turmeric can soothe gastric inflammation, ulcers
Kolkata, Sept 23 (IANS): Turmeric at the optimum dose is highly effective in soothing gastric inflammation and ulceration, which could be the key to developing new drugs against such stomach disorders, say Indian scientists. ...

Flood situation in State grim
GUWAHATI, Sept 22 – The overall flood situation in the State has remained unchanged with vast areas of the State remaining submerged under flood water. The flood-related death toll has shot up to four. Meanwhile, helicopter service has been requisiti ...

Rs 92.23-cr proposal to plug 47 breaches
GUWAHATI, Sept 22 – The Water Resources Department (WRD) has sent a proposal worth Rs 92.23 crore to the State Government for plugging 47 breaches that have occurred in the embankments of the rivers this year permanently. The plugging of these breach ...

PM’s reforms logic unconvincing: BJP
CHENNAI, Sept 22 – BJP today blamed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for pushing the country to a ‘1991-like’ economic situation and questioned the rationale for introducing reforms now after eight years of rule, reports PTI ...

AGP flays Cong stand on influx, land swap deal
GUWAHATI, Sept 22 – The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today criticized the State government for its weak stand over the two major issues of illegal influx and land swap deal with the neighbouring country Bangladesh. The party alleged that the Congress-led ...

Political parties decline info on donors
GUWAHATI, Sept 22 – In a development that exposes the reluctance of political parties to subject themselves to probity in public life, all national political parties except for the CPI, declined to give the relevant information on being asked questio ...

PM for climate to attract investments
NEW DELHI, Sept 22 – Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today favoured building a climate that attracts investments and establish fair and effective regulatory institutions and legal processes, reports PTI ...

Demand for poll reforms
NEW DELHI, Sept 22 – Civil Society members today batted for major electoral reforms, including putting a check on freebies to lure voters, and asked political parties to be more transparent and accountable to voters. ...

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