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The sprawling Spanish Garden apartment complex in Guwahati, where Income Tax Department officials conducted a raid on Tuesday. – UB Photos
Finally, all bright and sunny for Commonwealth Games
New Delhi, Sept 29 (IANS): There is nothing quite like having the sun on the back to lift the mood, especially after experiencing unprecedented rains that all but swept the Commonwealth Games down the Yamuna. ...

Somali pirates seize ship, Indian crew
Nairobi, Sept 29 (DPA): Somali pirates have seized a Panama-flagged ship and its 15 Indian crew, a group which monitors marine activity off Somalia said on Wednesday. ...

Concern over 40,000 NE women hired for CWG services
Shillong, Sept 29 (IANS): An estimated 40,000 women from India's Northeast region were recruited by various escort services for the Commonwealth Games, sparking fears that a vast majority of the women could be engaged in a prostitution racket in New ...

Mumbai-style terror attack on European cities foiled
London, Sept 29 (IANS): A terror plot by Pakistan-based militants to launch Mumbai-style attacks in Britain and other European countries has been foiled by intelligence agencies, a media report said. ...

AFSPA extended for six months in Tripura
Agartala, Sept 29 (IANS): Tripura has extended for another six months the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), citing militant activities along the border with Bangladesh, an official said on Wednesday. ...

One flight cancelled, two delayed in Agartala
Agartala, Sept 29 (IANS): A flight between Kolkata and Agartala was cancelled and two others, one of them carrying Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, were delayed because a fire brigade vehicle was stalled on the runway due technical snag, official ...

One in five of the world's plants facing extinction
London, Sept 29 (IANS): One in five of the world's plants is likely to become extinct. ...

HC verdict on Ayodhya tomorrow
NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW, Sept 28 – The Allahabad High Court will deliver its verdict in the 60-year-old Ramjanambhoomi- Babri Masjid title suit on Thursday after the Supreme Court today cleared the path by dismissing a petition for its deferment ending the ...

IT raids on city real estate firm
GUWAHATI, Sept 28 – Sleuths of the Income Tax department today conducted a series of raids in the residence and office premises of Brahmaputra Infrastructure, a prominent real estate developer operating in the State, over alleged tax evasion. ...

Talks with ULFA in two months: CM
GUWAHATI, Sept 28 – Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today exuded the hope that the talks with United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) could be held within the next two months. He was making this statement after his meeting with PC Haldar, who has been appo ...

Haldar meets ULFA leaders in jail
GUWAHATI, Sept 28 – Central Government’s interlocutor PC Haldar today met the jailed leaders of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) in the Central jail here for a detailed discussion on the possibility of initiating the process of talks, while ...

BJP to bring out NE vision document
NEW DELHI, Sept 28 – Identifying poverty, lack of development, adequate communication facilities, floods and illegal migration from Bangladesh, as bane of the North-east, BJP national president Nitin Gadkari said that the party is brining out its own ...

DoNER to speed up project sanctioning
NEW DELHI, Sept 28 – Faced with criticism over the delay in sanctioning of Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) projects, Union Minister for DoNER and Mines Bijoy Krishna Handique traced the lapse on part of the States in securing the manda ...

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