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Flood-affected people trying to move to safer places as the rising water of Puthimari and Baralia continued to submerge several villages in Rangiya. – UB Photos
No roaming charges from next year: Sibal
NEW DELHI, Sept 24 (IANS): Indian mobile subscribers will not have to pay roaming charges while travelling within the country from the next year, Minister for Communications and Information Technology Kapil Sibal said Monday. ...

Close to 10 lakh marooned in Assam
GUWAHATI, Sept 24 (IANS): The flood situation remained grim in Assam Monday, with more and more areas submerged every day across 16 districts, marooning some 10 lakh people, officials said. ...

CWC to review political situation Tuesday
NEW DELHI, Sept 24 (IANS): The Congress Working Committee, the party's highest decision making body, will meet on Tuesday to take stock of the current political situation, party sources said. ...

Tripura brings officials within Lokayukta's purview
AGARTALA, Sept 24 (IANS): Tripura Monday amended its Lokayukta Act to bring officials within its purview, with Chief Minister Manik Sarkar saying this would help to check corruption among public functionaries and maintain transparency in governance. ...

State flood scene deteriorates
GUWAHATI, Sept 23 – Two more districts have been affected by the current wave of floods raising the number of flood-hit districts to 16 and that of the flood-hit revenue circles to 55. Over 10 lakh people in 1,604 villages are reeling under floodwate ...

Water from China not to blame
GUWAHATI, Sept 23 – Incessant rains are to be blamed for the present flood situation in the State. The present flood situation has no connection with release of stored water by China in the upstream of the rivers that have originated within the Chine ...

ULFA promoting new outfit in Arunachal
GUWAHATI, Sept 23 – The hardline faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) is trying to promote a new militant outfit in Arunachal Pradesh for its own benefits, while, the security forces have launched a massive operation against the outf ...

SP ready for mid-term polls, says Akhilesh
LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI, Sept 23 – Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said Samajwadi party is “ready” for mid-term polls and also blamed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the country’s difficult economic situation, reports PTI. ...

BSF, BGB to hold talks on influx
NEW DELHI, Sept 23 – In the backdrop of the recent violence in Assam, Border Security Force (BSF) will hold a high- level meeting on issues, including illegal migration, with its Bangladeshi counterpart later this month, reports PTI. ...

Advani slams PM over FDI in retail
NEW DELHI, Sept 23 – Slamming Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the issue of allowing FDI in multi-brand retail, BJP leader L K Advani today said the red carpet was being rolled out for Walmart when it faced protests even in the US and New York City ...

Plant with anti-cancer property rediscovered
GUWAHATI, Sept 23 – Rediscovery of a medicinal plant well known for its anti-cancer property in the rain forests of upper Assam after 98 years of its first collection has fuelled hopes of a new breakthrough in cancer cure. ...

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