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Six JMB militants nabbed in Bengal, Assam

    Updated On : Sep 26,2016   7:58 pm
Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) Six top Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) activists, including three of Indian origin, have been arrested from Assam and West Bengal, police said here on Monday. View More..

Central team visits Assam to assess flood damage

    Updated On : Sep 26,2016   6:38 pm
Guwahati, Sep 26 (IANS) A high-level team comprising central and state government representatives, led by Adviser to Union Finance Ministry Dina Nath, visited Assam for two days for an on-the-ground inspection to assess the extent of damage caused by floods in Assam. View More..

Six Jamaat militants nabbed

    Updated On : Sep 26,2016   2:48 pm
Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) Six Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) activists, including three of Bangladeshi origin, have been arrested from Assam and West Bengal, police said here on Monday. View More..

Six Jamaat militants nabbed

    Updated On : Sep 26,2016   1:34 pm
Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) Six Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh activists, including three of Bangladeshi origin, have been arrested from Assam and West Bengal, police said here on Monday. View More..

Can profit by meeting agricultural demands of Gulf: PM

    Updated On : Sep 26,2016   1:03 pm
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Urging scientists to draw up focused targets in agriculture to boost exports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that Indian farmers can benefit by meeting the demands of the Gulf countries. View More..

This Assamese village is home to hornbills

    Updated On : Sep 26,2016   9:48 am
Guwahati, Sep 26 (IANS) Borbhuin Chetia village in Assam's Sivsagar district could well be mistaken for an open-air zoo, what with large numbers of hornbills flying around and happily pecking away at the fruit on the trees the residents have very thoughtfully planted for them. Not surprisingly, it's even won a green award. View More..

I fear getting complacent in showbiz: Kalki Koechlin

    Updated On : Sep 25,2016   3:42 pm
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Whether it was "Dev.D" and "Shaitan" or "Shanghai" and "Margarita with a Straw", Kalki Koechlin has always chosen the unconventional path to make her space in Bollywood. The actress says she fears getting comfortable in her zone, and that is why she keeps on challenging herself. View More..

Mizoram ministerial panel to probe mob attack at court

    Updated On : Sep 25,2016   1:52 pm
Aizawl, Sep 25 (IANS) A ministerial panel would probe Thursday's mob attack at a district court in Mizoram, state Home Minister R. Lalzirliana has said. View More..

New projects, not fencing, needed on India-Myanmar border: Nagaland CM (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Sep 25,2016   1:04 pm
Agartala, Sep 25 (IANS) The Indian government should not fence the India-Myanmar border and, instead, undertake developmental projects, Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang has said, adding that restrictions on various construction activities in border areas need to be relaxed. View More..

Gauhati HC withdraws judges from Mizoram court after mob attack

    Updated On : Sep 24,2016   5:38 pm
Aizawl, Sep 24 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court has withdrawn all the judges from the District and Sessions Court of Mizoram's Lunglei district following mob violence in the court premises recently, an official said here on Saturday. View More..

Seven companies qualify to bid in upcoming telecom spectrum auction

    Updated On : Sep 24,2016   3:08 pm
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Seven telecom service providers have qualified to bid for the upcoming biggest-ever airwaves auction starting from October 1, according to official data released here by the Department of Telecommunications. View More..

'Migrant' women, children jailed in Assam, NCM writes to Home Ministry

    Updated On : Sep 24,2016   1:20 pm
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Concerned over the indiscriminate detentions of people in Assam on suspicion of being Bangladeshis or Myanmarese, the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has written to the Union Home Ministry and the state government asking them to intervene. View More..

Six militants killed in Assam (2nd Lead)

    Updated On : Sep 23,2016   11:00 pm
Guwahati, Sep 23 (IANS) Soldiers on Friday shot dead six hardcore Karbi militants in Assam's Karbi Anglong district, the state police said. View More..

Young woman raped in train in Assam, one nabbed

    Updated On : Sep 23,2016   4:42 pm
Guwahati, Sep 23 (IANS) A youth was arrested in Assam's Tinsukia district on Friday on charge of raping a 20-year-old woman in a train while search is on for his two accomplices, police said. View More..

Six militants killed in Assam

    Updated On : Sep 23,2016   2:30 pm
Guwahati, Sep 23 (IANS) Soldiers on Friday shot dead six Karbi militants in Assam's Karbi Anglong district, police said. View More..

Six militants killed in Assam

    Updated On : Sep 23,2016   12:56 pm
Guwahati/Kolkata, Sep 23 (IANS) Soldiers on Friday shot dead six Karbi militants in Assam's East Karbi Anglong district, the defence ministry said. View More..

Bomb hoax holds up flight at Imphal airport

    Updated On : Sep 22,2016   5:06 pm
Imphal, Sep 22 (IANS) An Air Asia flight from here was held up on Thursday and extensively searched after a passenger told the cabin crew he was carrying a bomb. Though it was later declared a hoax, the passenger has been arrested and is being questioned. View More..

As population rises, UP's healthcare system collapses (Special to IANS)

    Updated On : Sep 22,2016   4:56 pm
In Uttar Pradesh, the number of public health centres (PHCs), the frontline of the government's healthcare system, decreased 8 per cent over the last 15 years to 2015, a period when the state's population increased by more than 25 per cent. Smaller sub-centres, the first point of public contact, increased by no more than 2 per cent over the 25 years to 2015, a period when the population grew by more than 51 per cent. View More..

Assam minister urges UK, Australia to rectify travel advisory on state

    Updated On : Sep 21,2016   8:28 pm
Guwahati, Sep 21 (IANS) Assam Tourism Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday urged Britain and Australia to rectify their travel advisories on Assam and termed the move to club the state with other disturbed north-eastern states as a "careless oversight". View More..

HC notice to Assam Rifles for occupying hospital

    Updated On : Sep 21,2016   7:38 pm
Imphal, Sep 21 (IANS) The Manipur High Court on Wednesday issued a Notice of Motion to the state government, Assam Rifles and others over continued occupation of a village hospital by the Assam Rifles personnel, leading to denial of medical facilities to the people of 13 villages for the last 22 years. View More..