Guwahati, Saturday, December 18, 2010

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The engine and three bogies of the Arunachal Express derailed at Dubia in Sonitpur district on Friday in a suspected case of sabotage. – UB Photos

Woman techie from Assam murdered in Bangalore
Bangalore, Dec 18 (IANS): A 29-year-old software engineer working with Dell was murdered on Friday at her flat in an upscale south Bangalore area, police said. ...

WikiLeaks exposé: Hindu groups bigger threat than LeT: Rahul
WASHINGTON, Dec 17 – In controversial comments, Rahul Gandhi has told US Ambassador to India Timothy Roemer that growth of “radicalised Hindu groups” posed a bigger threat to the country than militant groups like LeT, according to a leaked American d ...

Amendments in AFSPA likely
NEW DELHI, Dec 17 – Notwithstanding the opposition from the Army and the Defence Ministry, the amendments to the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act, aimed at making it “more humane”, are likely to be placed soon before the highest governme ...

Bodo meet on Dec 20
KOKRAJHAR, Dec 17 – The first executive meeting of Bodo National Conference (BNC) will be held on December 20 at the Bodoland Guest House here, informed Hagrama Mohilary, chairman of BNC and Chief of BTC here today. ...

Dragon, Elephant should tango: Wen
NEW DELHI, Dec 17 – “The dragon and the elephant should tango,” Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao suggested today, reports PTI ...

Train derails at Sonitpur
GUWAHATI, Dec 17 – Six persons were injured when the engine and the first three coaches of the 761 Arunachal Express derailed around 10:25 am at Dubia in Sonitpur district today. ...

Assamese film maker set to enter record book
GUWAHATI, Dec 17 – A young, unheralded filmmaker from the State has come up with an extraordinary effort that could propel him into the hallowed pages of the Guinness Book of World Records. ...

Meghalaya rebel chief surrenders
Shillong, Dec 18 (IANS): Dimrim N Sangma, chairman of Liberation A'chik Elite Force (LAEF), a separatist group operating in Meghalaya, has surrendered along with arms and ammunition, police said on Friday. ...

80 villagers in Tripura fall ill after eating toxic food
Agartala, Dec 18 (IANS): Around 80 people, including 27 women and three children, fell ill in Tripura after consuming poisonous food, an official said on Friday. ...

City »
Books on medicinal plants attracting buyers
GUWAHATI, Dec 17 – He is the odd man out amid the bustling trade in books, yet his mission seems to be succeeding. Those interested in herbs and medicinal plants have been making a beeline to his stall in the ongoing 12th North East Book Fair at Chan ...

Haldar meets ULFA leaders in jail
GUWAHATI, Dec 17 – Peace interlocutor PC Haldar, who reached Guwahati today, visited the Guwahati Central Jail and had discussion with self-styled chairman of banned outfit Arabinda Rajkhowa and other central committee members presently in judicial c ...

Hema Bharali to be felicitated at AICC session
NEW DELHI, Dec 17 – Distinguished freedom fighter Hema Bharali is among a host of veteran leaders to be honoured at the two-day AICC plenary session that gets under way on Sunday. ...

State »
Call for civil subdivision at Umrangso
HAFLONG, Dec 17 – Expressing serious concern over the apathetic attitude of the State Government as well as Dima Hasao Autonomous Council, Elisha Chingthong, former Executive Member of erstwhile NC Hills District Council reiterated the demand of crea ...

Mattaks seek ST status, autonomous state
DIBRUGARH, Dec 17 – The newly formed Asom Mattak Yuba Federation (AMYF), has demanded of the Assam Government to grant ST status to the community, and also to carve out an autonomous Mattak state in areas where the community dwells. ...

Lai khuta of Sahitya Sabha session erected
DERGAON, Dec 17 – The lai khulta (main post of the pandal) of the 71st session of Asam Sahitya Sabha (ASS) to be held at Dergaon from February 1-4, 2011 was erected by three centurians of Dergaon Kusheswar Bora, Bhogeswar (Belehu) and Someswari Hazar ...

Others »
3 Naga underground groups unite
DIMAPUR, Dec 17 – Taking the Naga Reconciliation process another step forward, three Naga political groups – NSCN-K under the leadership of chairman SS Khaplang and general secretary N Kitovi Zhimomi, NNC (Naga National Council) under the leadership ...

2,500 SIM cards disconnected in Meghalaya
SHILLONG, Dec 17 – Extortion threats from unknown persons as well as militant groups have caused concern in the Meghalaya police which has zeroed in on a set of numbers for verification by Telecom operators. ...

Tura Winter Festival begins today
TURA, Dec 17 – The West Garo Hills district administration together with Tourism department and other line departments and NGOs is organising AHAIA 2010 Winter Festival here from December 18 to December 20. ...

Sports »
Unbeaten centuries from Kallis, Amla agonise India
CENTURION, Dec 17 (IANS): Unbeaten centuries from Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis powered South Africa to a mammoth 366 for two in the first innings against India on the second day of the first cricket Test here Friday. ...

Johnson leads Oz fightback on 2nd day of third test
PERTH, Dec 17 (AFP): The Ashes was delicately poised today after Mitchell Johnson single-handedly lifted Australia back into contention with an inspired display of fast bowling on the second day of the third Test. ...

Assam relegated to Ranji Plate Group
GUWAHATI, Dec 17 – Last year Assam was promoted to Super League of Ranji Trophy, but this year they have to face relegation. ...