Guwahati, Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Devout Muslims offering prayers on the occasion of Idd-uz-Zuha at Grahambazar Idgah in Dibrugarh on Wednesday. – UB Photos

Maoists kill three policemen in Maharashtra
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), Oct 17 (IANS): At least three security personnel were killed when a patrol party was attacked by armed Maoists in Gadchiroli early Thursday, officials said. ...

With debt deal done, US shutdown set to end
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS): In a major victory for President Barack Obama, the the US Congress voted to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling ending a 16-day stand off that had put America at risk of its first ever debt default. ...

India should think itself as world power: Hungary
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS): India, with its sound economy, large population and its "highly respected leadership", should think of itself as a global power and not merely as a regional power, said visiting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban here on ...

Gujarat to generate energy from waste in 50 cities: Modi
Gandhinagar, Oct 17 (IANS): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government will run a pilot project in 50 cities to generate power, fertilizer and reusable water by setting up solid waste management plants. ...

More Japanese firms to set up facilities in Gujarat
Gandhinagar, Oct 17 (IANS): Several Japanese companies are planning to set up shop in Gujarat as the State provides good infrastructure and supportive policies, Japan's Ambassador Takeshi Yagi said here on Thursday. ...

No rollback of NE investment policy
NEW DELHI, Oct 16 – Setting at rest speculations over the fate of the North East India Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy 2007, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma, while ruling out its rollback, said investments into the region ...

ACLP meet to end party impasse on Oct 19
GUWAHATI, Oct 16 – The much talked about meeting of the Assam Congress Legislature Party (ACLP) will be held in the Assembly premises from 10 am on October 19 and the Congressmen are hoping that the meeting would help resolve the impasse created by d ...

Six senior MLAs call for Sonia’s intervention
NEW DELHI, Oct 16 – Ahead of the October 19 showdown, six senior MLAs of the Congress party have called for urgent intervention of party president Sonia Gandhi in resolving the crisis, which they attributed to display of ‘personal arrogance’ by some ...

State celebrates Idd-uz-Zuha
GUWAHATI, Oct 16 – Idd-uz-Zuha was celebrated with great fervour across the State today, including in Guwahati, with people praying for peace, prosperity and amity. ...

Plea for power plant at Amguri
GUWAHATI, Oct 16 – Former minister and Amguri MLA Anjan Dutta has urged Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to set up a 100-MW solar power project over a plot of 1,041 bighas lying idle for 24 years after it was acquired for setting up a gas-based power proje ...

Cash looted from MLA’s house
GUWAHATI, Oct 16 – Cash worth Rs 3 lakh has been stolen from the official residence of Thowra MLA Sushanta Buragohain in Dispur following which Dispur Police today registered a case in this connection. ...

Bodies of woman, son found
GUWAHATI, Oct 16 – Bodies of Rita Haloi (32), a resident of Kakaya village in Nalbari district, and her eight-year-old child were recovered from the bank of river Brahmaputra in Garigaon area here this morning. ...

SAKP warns of stir
GUWAHATI, Oct 16 – The Sadou Asom Karmachari Parishad (SAKP) has warned of an intense agitation unless the State Government takes steps to redress its grievances by October 18. ...

Govt inaction deprives local aspirants
GUWAHATI, Oct 16 – At a time when the burgeoning unemployment problem has emerged as a serious concern in Assam, failure of the State Government to ensure implementation of the Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act in notify ...

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Skeletal fluorosis in children has cure
GUWAHATI, Oct 16 – Contrary to common belief, skeletal fluorosis in children can be cured with regular intake of safe drinking water and pharma-micro-nutrients like calcium, vitamin-E, magnesium, vitamin-C, antioxidants, etc., which can be availed fr ...

Special train leaves Danapur for city
GUWAHATI, Oct 16 – A special train bringing the passengers of the Danapur-Kamakhya Capital Express, which derailed last night at Bihar, is expected to arrive early tomorrow morning at the Kamakhya Railway Station. ...

NF Rly reports dip in first half earnings
GUWAHATI, Oct 16 – The Maligaon-headquartered Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) is the only zone of the Indian Railways to have registered a dip in its year-on-year earnings during the first half of this fiscal. ...

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Idd celebrated with religious fervour
TINSUKIA, Oct 16 – Alongwith the rest of the world, the followers of Islam celebrated Idd, the festival of sacrifice and peace, in the entire district today. Mass prayers were offered at the Masjids and Idgahs of the district in the morning hours and ...

Tribute to Jayanta Hazarika
MANGALDAI, Oct 16 – The Electronic Media Association of Darrang will recall the contributions of legendary singer-composer Jayanta Hazarika at his birthplace here on October 19 in conformity with his recent birth anniversary during the first annual c ...

PGCI not to transmit LSHEP power
GUWAHATI, Oct 16 – The Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd on Tuesday assured the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) that its Biswanath Chariali Converter Station would not transmit the power being generated at the Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Powe ...

Others »
Meghalaya bandh today in support of ILP
SHILLONG, Oct 16 – A 24-hour Statewide bandh has been called by NGOs on October 17 demanding implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya. ...

Ibobi promises welfare schemes for scribes
IMPHAL, Oct 16 – Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has assured that he would look into the demands of the journalist community in the conflict-ridden Northeastern State. ...

Nagaland Tribes Council launched
DIMAPUR, Oct 16 – Despite the differences between the Naga Hoho and various tribes over the formation of a parallel body, the Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) was formally launched in Kohima on October 12. ...

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India spank Australia in Jaipur ODI
JAIPUR, Oct 16 (PTI): An inspired India tonight pulled off an incredible nine-wicket victory over Australia in the second cricket one-dayer, achieving the second highest ever run chase in ODI history in what turned out to be a high scoring contest. ...

Liverpool launch residential academy
PUNE, Oct 16 (PTI): Top English Premier League side Liverpool today announced the launch of a residential football academy here in partnerships with city-based DSK Shivajians FC. ...

Saina, Kashyap in second round
ODENSE, Oct 16 (PTI): Top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap along with two other Indians sailed into the second round of the Denmark Super Series Premier with contrasting wins in the opening round, but it was curtains for PV Sindhu here to ...