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Data suggest Congress not doing as badly as it seems

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   2:14 pm
The Congress partys humiliating defeat in the recent assembly elections, particularly in Uttar Pradesh and the assembly constituency of its Vice-president Rahul Gandhi, are symbolic of its present condition. View More..

Moderate earthquake rocks N-E states, Myanmar

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   2:10 pm
Shillong, March 25 (IANS) A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, rocked India's northeastern states and parts of Myanmar on Saturday, an official said. View More..

Congress' problems begin and end at the top (Column: Political Circus)

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   12:06 pm
Few people will believe that the former External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's exit from the Congress and entrance to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be a great loss for the former and a considerable gain for the latter View More..

Yubrani, Pratibha in girl's final of Rendez-Vous tennis tourney

    Updated On : Mar 24,2017   9:20 pm
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Yubrani Banerjee continued her good form by entering the final of the girls singles under-18 event at the ongoing Rendez-Vous A Roland Garros national series tennis tournament at the red clay courts of the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad here on Friday. View More..

149 soldiers killed in counter-terror operations

    Updated On : Mar 24,2017   7:28 pm
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) A total of 149 soldiers have died in counter-terrorist operations in the country since 2015, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday. View More..

Tripura police probing threats to TMC leader-turned-BJP member

    Updated On : Mar 24,2017   3:42 pm
Agartala, March 24 (IANS) Thed Tripura Police on Friday began investigating threat calls to former minister and veteran TMC leader Ratan Chakraborty, who joined the BJP on Thursday. View More..

Rs 5,021-crore central assistance to disaster-affected states

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   10:52 pm
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) A high-level committee chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday approved a total of nearly Rs 5,021-crore assistance to 10 states affected by natural disasters. View More..

TMC's Tripura unit chairman, 15 other leaders join BJP

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   6:12 pm
Agartala, March 23 (IANS) The TMC's Tripura unit's coordination committee chairman Ratan Chakraborty and 15 other state committee members on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Assam party leader and Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain. View More..

India to conduct survey for new rail line with Bangladesh

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   5:54 pm
Agartala, March 23 (IANS) New Delhi will carry out a survey to lay one more new railway line between India and Bangladesh to access the Chittagong international sea port and ease connectivity with the landlocked northeast region, a minister said here on Thursday. View More..

Former Miss India fights for child abuse victim

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   5:12 pm
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Miss India 2016 Priyadarshini Chatterjee, who hails from Assam, has shot off letters to the state's Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh over the sexual exploitation of a 13-year-old girl. View More..

'Swasth Uttar Purva' initiative to boost healthcare in NE

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   12:18 am
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Aiming to improve public health efforts in the North Eastern region of India, the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in collaboration with the Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) on Wednesday launched "Swasth Uttar Purva: Healthy North East" initiative. View More..

Two Nigerians, Indian woman held for marriage fraud

    Updated On : Mar 22,2017   8:14 pm
Gurugram, March 22 (IANS) Two Nigerians and an Indian woman have been arrested on the charge of duping a Gurugram-based woman of Rs 10 lakh on the pretext of getting her married to a foreigner, police said on Wednesday. View More..

Dalai Lama to release his autobiography in Assamese

    Updated On : Mar 22,2017   4:02 pm
Guwahati, March 22 (IANS) The Assamese translation of "My Land and My People", the autobiography of Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, will be released here next month. View More..

'ONGC doubles gas production in Tripura in 5 years'

    Updated On : Mar 22,2017   2:22 pm
Agartala, March 22 (IANS) State-owned ONGC has more than doubled its gas production in five years in Tripura brightening prospects of setting up of more gas based projects, officials said here on Wednesday. View More..

Singer Papon invites Big B to Assam

    Updated On : Mar 22,2017   2:00 pm
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Assamese singer Papon, who has sung a song on the Brahmaputra river with Amitabh Bachchan, has invited the Bollywood megastar to visit Assam soon. View More..

AASU office attack accused arrested in Bengal village

    Updated On : Mar 22,2017   1:20 pm
Guwahati, March 22 (IANS) A man has been arrested in West Bengal for his alleged role in inciting a mob to attack and vandalise the All Assam Students Union's (AASU) office in Silapathar town of Assam. View More..

Indo-Kenyan Chef Kiran Jethwa takes TV viewers on spirited journey through India

    Updated On : Mar 22,2017   11:12 am
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) He's quite a citizen of the world, what with being born in Kenya to an English mother and Indian father, whose roots are in Gujarat, and whose grandmother was from Daman and Diu. Just the right genes for Chef Kiran Jethwa to transport television viewers across the country with his "Spirited Traveller" show that highlights Indian culture through its local drinks and food. View More..

Sonowal releases theme song of Namani Brahmaputra

    Updated On : Mar 21,2017   11:16 pm
Guwahati, March 21 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday launched the theme song of Namami Brahmaputra, the coming river festival, to showcase the tourism potential and development of Assam. View More..

Minor quake jolts northeast India, parts of Bangladesh

    Updated On : Mar 21,2017   10:22 pm
Shillong, March 21 (IANS) A minor earthquake was recorded in India's northeastern states and parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday night, an official said. View More..

Meghalaya's wanted criminal nabbed in Assam

    Updated On : Mar 21,2017   10:00 pm
Tura (Meghalaya), March 21 (IANS) Meghalaya's most wanted criminal, William Sangma, was arrested on Tuesday by Assam Police in Bongaigaon district, a police official said. View More..