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Narendra Modi government set to overhaul India’s intelligence infrastructure

India’s top intelligence agencies are set for a major change. Changes are being made steadily and silently to fill the crucial gaps in technology and manpower. Prime Minister Narendra Modi dropped a clear hint that the espionage architecture is up for a massive overhaul while summing up his vision of SMART policing at the annual […]

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Earthquake measuring 5.4 hits North-East India

Earthquake measuring 5.4 hits North-East India

May 11, Guwahati: An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale shook Guwahati in Assam and Shillong in Meghalaya at about 6.11 this evening. No casualties have been reported.Tremors were felt in other parts of the North East and some mild ones even in Kolkata. According to the Regional Seismological Centre in Shillong, the earthquake […]

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Anna campaign “somewhat artificial”: Irom Sharmila

Manipur, AFSPA, Irom Sharmila, Anna Hazare

September 2 (The Hindu) Irom Sharmila, who has been on fast close to 11 years to demand the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act(AFSPA) in Manipur, feels Anna Hazare’s campaign against corruption is “somewhat artificial.” Called the ‘Iron lady of Manipur’, 37-year-old Sharmila also urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to treat her like […]

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A new arrival cheers this vulnerable community

A new arrival cheers this vulnerable community

July 12 (The Hindu) The birth of a Greater One-horned Rhinoceros calf about ten days ago in Dudhwa National Park, Uttar Pradesh, is being seen as proof of continuing success of the programme to reintroduce the species in the habitat that began in 1984. A new arrival cheers this vulnerable community Starting with a population […]

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Clouds cover up total eclipse of the moon

June 17 (NDTV) GUWAHATI: All summer, the city’s residents have been praying for rainclouds to gather on the horizon and bring forth rain. Who would’ve thought that on Wednesday night the same people would be cursing the skies for getting the timing wrong. Around midnight on Wednesday, more than a hundred skygazers gathered at Guwahati […]

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Two persons injured in Assam train collision

May 16 (PTI) Nagaon, Two persons were injured when the Kalangpar Express collided with a goods train while shunting at Haibargaon Railway Station in Nagaon district of Assam this morning. After dropping passengers at Guwahati Railway Station, the empty bogies of Moirabari-Guwahati Kalangpar Express were proceeding to Haibargaon for parking when it overshot a signal […]

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Alliance with BPF will continue: Gogoi

Alliance with BPF will continue: Gogoi

May 14 (The Hindu) Guwahati: The ruling Congress has performed a hat-trick in Assam. It won the Assembly election by a landslide. In the results, which were declared on Friday, it secured an absolute majority. The ruling party won 78 of the 126 seats, while its coalition partner Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) won 12. The […]

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Congress all set to return to power

Congress all set to return to power

May 13 (PTI) Guwahati, Riding on development plank and return of peace, the Congress in Assam is all set to create history by returning to power for the third time winning three seats and leading in 77 others in the 126-seat Assembly. The party has won from Teok, Bokajan (ST) and Jalukbari constituencies. Membor Gogoi […]

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Polling begins for second phase of Assam poll

Polling begins for second phase of Assam poll

Apr 11 (PTI) Guwahati: Polling began on a brisk note for the second and last phase of Assam assembly elections today amid tight security. Long queues were seen at polling stations spread across 64 constituencies in 14 central and lower Assam districts much before voting began at 7 AM as a bright day greeted the […]

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Assam Cong office blast: Gen Secy, Spokesman injured

Assam Cong office blast: Gen Secy, Spokesman injured

Mar 14 (PTI) Guwahati, In the first incident of pre- poll violence in Assam, unidentified persons exploded a grenade in the Assam Congress headquarters here, injuring state party spokesman Mehdi Alam Bora and general secretary Ranjan Bora among others. Police said the explosion took place inside Rajiv Bhavan at Tarun Nagar area around 6.50 pm […]

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