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Artistes performing a tribal cultural dance during the Pangsau Pass Winter Festival at Napong in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday. – UB photos

Chautala, son jailed for 10 years in recruitment scam
NEW DELHI, Jan 22 (IANS): A Delhi court Tuesday awarded 10 years in jail to former Haryana chief minister and Indian National Lok Dal chief Om Prakash Chautala and son Ajay Chautala in a teacher-recruitment scam. ...

Saina Nehwal, Mary Kom EC's youth icons
NEW DELHI, Jan 22 (IANS): Olympic medallists Sania Nehwal and Mary Kom will be the Election Commission's (EC) national icons, the commission said Tuesday. ...

65 Assam villages keen to merge with Mizoram
SILCHAR, Jan 22 (IANS): Around 16,000 people of 65 villages of Assam want to merge with neighbouring Mizoram, a leader of the villagers said here Tuesday. ...

UN observers never notice ceasefire violations: Omar
SRINAGAR, Jan 22 (IANS): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday expressed doubt over the efficacy of the UN observers in India and Pakistan, saying they had failed to check violations of the Line of Control (LoC) ever since they were ...

PM to inaugurate Delhi Sustainable Summit Jan 31
NEW DELHI, Jan 22 (IANS): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) Jan 31 which will see global leaders and environmentalists coming together on a platform to discuss resource-efficient growth and ...

BJP demands Shinde’s sacking
NEW DELHI, Jan 21 – The BJP today stepped up its attack on UPA over Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s charge that BJP and RSS promoted Hindu terror and demanded his sacking and also an unconditional apology from Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Prime ...

LSHEP review panel to submit report soon: NHPC
GUWAHATI, Jan 21 - The National Hydro Electric Power Corporation (NHPC) today said in a press release that it has set up an independent dam design review penal in early December last year in accordance with the recommendations of the Technical Expert ...

R-Day boycott call by NE militants
GUWAHATI, Jan 21 – A number of militant groups of the North East region including the hardline faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) have given a call for boycotting the Republic Day celebrations. They also called for general “shut do ...

Arunachal Governor for opening Stilwell Road
ITANAGAR, Jan 21 – Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen (Retd) J J Singh has advocated re-opening of the historic Stilwell Road, the gateway to South East Asia, for economic development of the North East region, reports PTI. ...

NH-38 blockade over youth killing continues
TINSUKIA, Jan 21 – The NH-38 blockade which was started yesterday evening by the people of Tamuli Bongaon and nearby areas supported by local units of many organisations, namely All Assam Moran Students’ Union (AMSU), All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) ...

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Life of a woman of no consequence: Shobha De
GUWAHATI, Jan 21 – Noted author Shobha De today highlighted the precarious condition of women in India, stating that in many places the life of a woman was of little consequence. She said that what has happened over the last two months in the country ...

Impasse over holding panchayat polls on
GUWAHATI, Jan 21 – The discussion held by the State Government here today with the Rabha and non-Rabha organisations to bring an end to the stalemate over the panchayat elections in the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council (RHAC) areas failed to make any ...

Impact of globalization on Assamese culture
GUWAHATI, Jan 21 – The ‘significance of globalization and its injurious impact on Assamese culture’ was discussed at a function under the auspices of Pragjyotish Trust on Sunday. ...

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65 Karimganj villages want merger with Mizoram
NILAMBAZAR, Jan 21 – Sixty five villages in the Charagi area in karimganj have expressed their interest to merge with neighbouring states of Mizoram. The residents of these villages have blamed the State for turning a deaf ear to their woes. The vill ...

Foreign tourists visit Pobitora
MORIGAON, Jan 21 – As many as 70 foreign tourists who participated in the International Tourism Mart in Guwahati, today paid a visit to Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Bane Agam Kebang spl conference
NOWBOICHA, Jan 21 – Under the aegis of Bane Agam Kebang (BAK), a public meeting was held at the Pahumora Higher Secondary School on January 17 in which it was decided that the Central Bane Agam Kebang special conference will be held on March 9 and 10 ...

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Two villagers shot at
AIZAWL, Jan 21 – People of Kololian village in Mamit district of Mizoram marched through their village today in protest against the shooting of two villagers on Sunday. ...

KSDC to launch Quit Kukiland movement
IMPHAL, Jan 21 – While Manipur is celebrating its 42nd Statehood day today, the Kuki State Demand Committee (KSDC) renewed its demand for a separate Kuki State and threatened to launch a Quit Kukiland movement which includes blockade on Highways pass ...

Mooshahary urges for second freedom struggle
SHILLONG, Jan 21 – Meghalaya Governor Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary today said that the people need to undertake a second freedom struggle to eradicate exploitation and poverty from the State. ...

Sports »
Federer, Murray advance to quarterfinals
MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (AP): The toughest sides of the men's and women’s draws at the Australian Open are playing up to expectations. Now, a consequence of that smooth sailing is the likelihood of some semifinals being worthy of any Grand Slam title match ...

GCCC school cricket begins
GUWAHATI, Jan 21 – Ulubari HS School and South Point School earned full points on the opening day’s matches of the Nabin Chandra Tamuly inter School Cricket Tournament organised by the Guwahati Cricket Coaching Centre (GCCC). ...

State karate team named
GUWAHATI, Jan 21 – United Karate-Do Association, Assam has announced the 24-member State (Japan Karate-Do Association, JKA) team, including two officials, for the 30th National Karate Championship of JKA. The championship will be held in Goa from Jan ...