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Members of Joutha Sangrami Mancha taking out a protest rally demanding expulsion of illegal Bangladeshi migrants at Dimoria on the outskirts of Guwahati on Thursday. – UB Photos
World T20: Akmal, Gul bat Pakistan to victory
COLOMBO, Sept 28 (IANS): Umar Akmal and Umar Gul Friday won for Pakistan their Group 2 match they had almost lost to South Africa at the Super Eight stage of the World Twenty20 Championship at the R Premadasa Stadium here. ...

PM directs cash transfers for social welfare schemes
NEW DELHI, Sept 28 (IANS): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday set up a new system to ensure the beneficiaries of government welfare schemes, like old age pension and educational scholarships, receive cash directly through bank transfer. ...

Gogoi makes aerial survey of flooded districts
GUWAHATI, Sept 28 (IANS): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday undertook a one-and-half-hour aerial survey of flood-hit districts of the state, even as the government announced a Rs.200-crore scheme to revive agriculture. ...

Ajit Pawar's resignation accepted
MUMBAI, Sept 28 (IANS): Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar's resignation has been accepted, Nationalist Congress Party chief and union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar announced here Friday evening. ...

NCP petitions Meghalaya Speaker on defection of 11 MLAs
SHILLONG, Sept 28 (PTI): The Nationalist Congress Party in Meghalaya today petitioned Assembly Speaker Charles Pyngrope seeking action against NCP legislators who defected to the Nationalist Peoples' Party led by former Lok Sabha speaker P A Sangma. ...

Pakistan restrict South Africa to 133/6
COLOMBO, Sept 28 (IANS): Pakistan restricted South Africa to 133 for six in 20 overs in their first Super Eights match of the World Twenty20 cricket tournament at the Premedasa Stadium here Friday. ...

Security perception affecting investment in NE: Ghatowar
KOLKATA, Sept 28 (IANS): Observing that an adverse perception about the security condition in northeastern states of the country was affecting investment, a union minister Friday said the government was striving hard to improve infrastructure and enh ...

19 die in Nepal plane crash
KATHMANDU, Sept 28 (IANS): Nineteen people, including seven British tourists, were killed Friday when their plane turned into a ball of fire as it crashed minutes after taking off from here. ...

BJP approves two consecutive terms for party chief
SURAJKUND (Haryana) Sept 28 (IANS): The BJP national council Friday approved an amendment to the party's constitution to allow a second consecutive term for its president. Hitherto, a BJP president could only serve a single three-year term. ...

Govt says SC verdict vindicates stand on policy
NEW DELHI, Sept 28 (IANS): The government maintained Friday that the Supreme Court had vindicated its stand that policy-making was the executive's prerogative and revenue-maximisation cannot be the sole criteria to distribute scarce natural resources ...

Warrants issued against Raj Thackeray
NEW DELHI, Sept 28 (IANS): Spelling fresh trouble for Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray, a Delhi court issued two non-bailable warrants (NBW) against him Saturday for humiliating the people of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. ...

Rs.5.50 crore looted, guard shot in Delhi
NEW DELHI, Sept 28 (IANS): Six armed men drove away with a van carrying Rs.5.50 crore of ICICI bank after critically injuring the guard in south Delhi's Defence Colony Friday, police said. ...

Bangla to hand over Anup Chetia to India
DHAKA, Sept 27 – Acceding to India’s long-standing demand, Bangladesh has decided to hand over imprisoned ULFA leader Anup Chetia to the neighbouring country, reports PTI. ...

BJP lashes out at Gogoi Govt
NEW DELHI, Sept 27 – Describing Bangladeshi infiltration as Congress Party’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to increase its vote bank, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president, Nitin Gadkari launching scathing attack on Tarun Gogoi Government, alleged ...

State bodies call for 1951 as base year
NEW DELHI, Sept 27 – In what could spell further trouble, at least three organizations including a Bodo militant outfit have rejected the Assam Accord, demanding that cut-off date be fixed back as 1951, as against 1971. ...

Centre concerned over rhino poaching
NEW DELHI, Sept 27 – Alarmed by the sudden rise in killing of rhinos in Kaziranga National Park (KNP), Minister of State, Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan on Thursday ordered an investigation by a team from the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau ...

Govt to recommend CBI probe
GUWAHATI, Sept 27 – In the event of a number of incidents of rhino poaching, the State Government has finally decided to recommend a CBI inquiry into the recent spurt in the killing of one-horned rhino in Assam. ...

Over 20 lakh people affected by floods
GUWAHATI, Sept 27 – The number of people affected by the current wave of flood in the State has crossed the 20 lakh mark. The number of flood-hit villages has also shot up to 2,174 in 77 revenue circles of 18 districts. The death toll has also shot u ...

Sahitya Sabha honour for Dr Nabin Sarma
GUWAHATI, Sept 27 – Governor of JB Patnaik on Thursday conferred the Sadashya Mahiyan title of Asam Sahitya Sabha on scholar Dr Nabin Chandra Sarma at the Samabartan 2012 function held here at Rabindra Bhawan. ...

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