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Everything you need to know about Assam Agriculture University: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Web-Portals for Farmers launched

June 18, 2015 at 6:29 PM

Union Agriculture Minister Launched Nowcast and Insurance Web-Portals for Farmers.

Earthquake 7.4 magnitude felt in Delhi, Nepal and across the country

May 12, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Fresh jolt of Earthquake of 7.4 magnitude felt in Delhi, Nepal and other parts of the country. The jolt of the Earthquake was felt around 12:35 pm which lasted for 20 seconds. Peoples came out of the work place and the home after recognizing the jolt of the Earthquake 7.4.

Assam killing: PM condemns killing of innocent peoples

December 24, 2014 at 12:10 AM

The suspected NDFB (Songbijit) terrorists killed at least 40 people in the Sonitpur and Kokrajhar districts of Assam. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has condemned the killing of innocent people in Sonitpur and Kokrajhar in Assam.

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Bodoland gets more support, strike from May 7

May 3, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) With other communities backing the demand for a Bodoland in Assam, a 36-hour state-wide strike has been called from May 7.

India to crack down on excessive load of ferries, buses after Assam tragedy

May 3, 2012 at 12:47 PM

New Delhi, May 3 (Xinhua-ANI): After a ferry tragedy in the northeast Indian state of Assam on Monday, the state's Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has ordered police to crack down on excessive load of ferries and buses, reported local daily The Hindu Thursday.

Gogoi claims improved law and order

May 2, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday complemented senior officials for improved law and order in the state but asked them to tame abductions and extortion.

Karnataka urges PM for massive drought relief package

May 2, 2012 at 8:06 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) An all-party team from Karnataka led by Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda Wednesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought immediate release of Rs.1,500 crore for drought relief in the state.

Assam puts ferry tragedy toll at 63

May 2, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) Assam authorities Wednesday put the death toll in the ferry tragedy at 63 but furious locals insisted that not less than 200 perished in the Brahmaputra.

Coal workers threaten to go on strike

May 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) A trade union associated with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Wednesday threatened to go on strike from July 10 against alleged irregularities in allocation of coal blocks to private firms and exploitation of coal workers.

Modernize ferries in Assam: MP

May 2, 2012 at 2:26 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Two days after a boat disaster in Assam killed an estimated 270 people, Rajya Sabha member Birendra Prasad Baishya Wednesday sought New Delhi's assistance to modernize ferries in the state.

Rahul, Gogoi to visit Assam disaster site (Lead, Changing dateline)

May 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi is Wednesday expected to visit the site of the boat tragedy in Assam's Dhubri district that is feared to have claimed 270 lives.

Assam asks Dhaka to help locate ferry victims

May 2, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) Assam has sought help from Bangladesh to trace bodies of a ferry disaster which might have been washed away downstream, an official said Wednesday.

Rahul Gandhi to visit Assam boat tragedy site

May 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will Wednesday visit the site of the ferry accident in Assam that is feared to have claimed 270 lives. He will meet the families of the deceased, an aide said.

Search resumes for Assam ferry tragedy victims

May 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) While the district administration Wednesday resumed the search operation with the help of Border Security Force (BSF) and National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) personnel for the victims of Monday's ferry tragedy, the state government has sought help from the Bangladesh government for recovery of the dead bodies, an official said.

Meira Kumar expresses grief over Assam boat deaths

May 1, 2012 at 9:09 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Tuesday expressed her heartfelt grief at the loss lives in the boat tragedy on the Brahmaputra River in Assam.

BJP seeks PM statement on defence preparedness

May 1, 2012 at 8:58 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday sought an explanation from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after a parliament panel reported that country lacked defence preparedness.

Meira Kumar expresses grief over Assam boat deaths

May 1, 2012 at 7:46 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Tuesday expressed her heartfelt grief at the loss lives in the boat tragedy on the Brahmaputra River in Assam.

UGC clears Assam's Sankardeva study centre

May 1, 2012 at 7:38 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) has cleared the establishment of the Srimanta Sankardeva Chair in Assam's Tezpur University to familiarize students with the values of secularism and non-violence expounded by the saint-scholar, it was announced here Tuesday.

Long working hours turning many into couch potatoes

May 1, 2012 at 6:58 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): Half of people find it hard to motivate themselves to leave the house to have fun after a hard day at the office, a survey has found.

Assam ferry tragedy: 270 still missing, rescue operations on

May 1, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Guwahati, May 1 (IANS) The toll in Monday's Assam ferry tragedy, possibly India's worst such accident, is estimated to be around 270, with the search and rescue parties failing to recover even a single missing person Tuesday, an official said.

Rescue workers continue search for survivors of Assam ferry capsize

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Dhubri (Assam), May 1 (ANI): Rescue workers continued to search for survivors of the Assam boat capsize tragedy on Tuesday.

Ladakh is waking up to the cries of environment

May 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Kargil, May 1 (ANI): Its summer season and all of us are busy planning the destination that will give us some respite from the sweltering heat of the metropolitans. As the trend goes - what better than the snow covered hills and the gorgeous vistas of the beautiful Ladakh valley that offers warm hospitality at its best? Families, friends, honeymooners go there in great numbers, enjoy the scenic beauty, shop and come back: but there is more to this "been there, done that" experience.

Railway Minister Roy expresses grief over Assam boat tragedy

May 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Railway Minister Mukul Roy on Tuesday expressed deep shock and grief over the loss of lives in Monday's boat tragedy on the Brahmaputra River in Assam.

PM announces Rs.2 lakh for Assam boat accident victims

May 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday announced compensation of Rs.200,000 each for the next of kin of deceased in the Assam boat accident that has left nearly 70 people dead and 150 missing.

Assam boat tragedy victims' kin to get Rs.1.5 lakh each

May 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Guwahati, May 1 (IANS) The Assam government Tuesday announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs.1.5 lakh each to the next of kin of those who died in the boat tragedy in Dhubri district a day earlier.

Assam boat tragedy: PM announces ex-gratia assistance for kin of deceased

May 1, 2012 at 12:50 PM

New Delhi/ Guwahati, May 1 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has announced an ex-gratia assistance to the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate boat tragedy on the Brahmaputra River in Assam.

Death Toll may rise in Assam Ferry mishap

May 1, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Rescue operations are carried out in Assam where a steamer capsized killing at least 103 people but number of casualties are expected to go up.

150 missing, toll could rise in Assam boat accident

May 1, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Guwahati, May 1 (IANS) Rescue operations continued in the Brahmaputra in Assam Tuesday, a day after a ferry capsized in the river killing nearly 70 people, but with at least 150 still missing the death toll was expected to rise, officials said.

68 die, over 150 still missing in Assam boat tragedy

April 30, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) At least 68 people died and over 150 were still missing after a ferry, with over 250 people on board, capsized in heavy storm in Brahmaputra river in Assam's Dhubri district Monday evening, officials said.

PM expresses grief over Assam ferry tragedy

April 30, 2012 at 10:34 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday expressed grief over the boat tragedy in Assam's Dhubri district in which many people have died.

Several feared dead in Assam ferry capsize

April 30, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) Several people were feared drowned after a ferry capsized in the Brahmaputra river in Dhubri district Monday evening. There were over 200 people on the ferry.

Meghalaya CM demands law for safety of N-E students

April 30, 2012 at 6:34 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Monday called for a stringent law to address the safety concerns of students from the Northeast and to regulate the behaviour of the authorities at educational institutions.

Gogoi more needed in Assam than in New Delhi: Assam Congress

April 30, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) The Congress party's Assam state unit Monday sought to end the over-week long speculation about Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's probable nomination as vice president, saying his services were required more in the state than in New Delhi.

India allows fresh cotton exports

April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Succumbing to political pressure, the government Monday revoked the ban on cotton exports and said fresh exports will be allowed without any quantitative restrictions.

Barua group gives ULFA 3 months to 'return to active duty'

April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) A breakaway ULFA group led by Paresh Barua and opposed to any talks with the government, has set a three-month deadline for the majority pro-talks faction to "return" to ULFA and join "active duty".

Four anti-talks NDFB cadres nabbed in Assam

April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) Troops from the Red Horns division of the Indian Army, based in Udalguri district of lower Assam, have arrested four hardcore cadres of the anti-talks faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) from a remote location on the Indo-Bhutan border in the district, an official said Monday.

Billions of habitable worlds lurking in Milky Way boost odds of finding alien life

April 30, 2012 at 12:02 PM

London, Apr 30 (ANI): Our galaxy may be teeming with billions of habitable planets, which could have huge consequences on the search for extra-terrestrial life, according to a recent survey.

Delhi university student commits suicide

April 28, 2012 at 8:42 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A 19-year-old Delhi University student committed suicide by hanging himself in what seems to be yet another case of suicide due to exam-related stress, police said Saturday.

MP seeks to protect Manipur's territorial integrity

April 28, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Imphal, April 28 (IANS) Lok Sabha member from Manipur Dr. Thokchom Meinya has introduced a private member's bill which seeks to protect and preserve the territorial integrity of Manipur for all time to come.

Suspected arms dealers nabbed in Assam

April 28, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Guwahati, April 28 (IANS) A joint team of Assam Police, Meghalaya Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Saturday arrested four suspected arms dealers from Gorchuk area of Assam's main city of Guwahati.

Bogibeel Project to bridge Brahmaputra

April 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Guwahati, Apr 28 (ANI): The 4.940 km long Bogibeel rail cum road project over the Brahmaputra will enhance the connectivity between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

Maoist threat a major concern for Assam

April 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Guwahati, Apr 28 (ANI): Even though many militant outfits in Assam have come forward for negotiations, the region faces renewed threat from the Maoists.

Alexandra Burke unfazed by beau Jermain Defoe's 'sex romps with model'

April 28, 2012 at 5:54 PM

London, Apr 28 (ANI): Alexandra Burke danced in the arms of some hunky companions, despite reports emerged that her footballer boyfriend Jermain Defoe had cheated on her with a Geordie model.

Security forces to launch operation against Karbi rebels soon

April 27, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Guwahati, April 27 (IANS) Police and security forces in Assam will soon launch a special operation against the Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militants in Karbi Anglong district of the state, following the outfit's threats of attacking leaders of the local council.

Four fall sick after consuming wild mushrooms in Assam

April 27, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Guwahati, April 27 (IANS) At least four people fell ill after consuming wild mushrooms at Borhat under Sonari police station in Upper Assam's Sibsagar district Friday.

Indonesia suspends US beef imports over mad cow disease

April 26, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Jakarta, April 26 (Xinhua-ANI): An Indonesian senior official said on Thursday that Indonesia will suspend imports of U.S. beef from Thursday because of a confirmed U.S. case of mad cow disease, a local media reported here.

Shakespeare's 'co-author' for 'All's Well That Ends Well' revealed

April 26, 2012 at 12:33 PM

London, Apr 26 (ANI): Shakespeare's was most likely helped by a fellow playwright for writing 'All's Well That Ends Well', Oxford University academics have revealed.

Methods of Organic Farming

April 26, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Organic farming is a practice of cultivation of crops that involves various methods that are eco friendly and environmental friendly in nature. In this method, the use of inorganic products such as chemical fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and pesticides are done. At present organic farming is being practiced across the world in a large scale covering 32.2 million hectares of land around the world.

History of Organic Farming

April 26, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Organic farming is not a new concept of cultivation but has been practiced since ancient times in India and central Europe. Organic farming is the most original form of agriculture and has been in practice from the pre historic times. Though, during the Industrial revolution, the use of inorganic methods were introduced extensively but these methods mere not that developed and had serious side effects.

Organic farming

April 26, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved.

Pawar meets Sonia over presidential poll

April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Wednesday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi to evolve "consensus" on the presidential election due in July.

Interlocutor Halder meets Ranjan Daimary in Guwahati

April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Guwahati, April 25 (IANS) The central government's peace interlocutor for the the northeast and former Intelligence Bureau chief P.C. Halder met the chief of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) Ranjan Daimary inside the Guwahati Central Jail Wednesday.

Biometric cards for Assam small tea growers soon

April 25, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Guwahati, April 25 (IANS) Small tea growers in Assam will soon get biometric smart cards with a unique number.

Oregano can help protect against prostate cancer

April 25, 2012 at 3:52 PM

London, April 25 (IANS) Oregano, the common seasoning for pizzas and pastas, could be processed into a drug to protect against prostate cancer with fewer side-effects than existing treatments.

Railways battle to complete strategic Brahmaputra bridge by 2015

April 25, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Dibrugarh (Assam), April 25 (IANS) The railways are battling time and resource crunch to complete the country's longest 4.94 km rail-cum-road-bridge across the mighty Brahmaputra at Bogibeel that will provide connectivity to upper Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and cut down by 10 hours access to the border with China.

NSCN-IM return seized weapons to army

April 25, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Dimapur, Apr 25 (ANI): In a noble gesture, the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) has handed over weapons to the 29 Assam Rifles unit near Dimapur.

Mad cow case detected in US

April 25, 2012 at 3:04 AM

Washington, April 25 (IANS) The US authorities have detected a case of mad cow disease, the nation's fourth, in a dairy cow in the state of California.

Four women die as boat capsizes in Assam

April 24, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Guwahati, April 24 (IANS) Four women died while seven other people were rescued after an overloaded boat capsized in lower Assam's Dhubri district Tuesday, police said.

South Asian network to tackle 'massive' challenge of climate adaptation

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Researchers including one of Indian origin have unveiled a novel learning platform to improve agricultural resilience to changing weather patterns and to reduce emissions footprint.

Dutch PM, cabinet tender resignation

April 24, 2012 at 2:36 AM

The Hague, April 24 (IANS) Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Monday tendered his government's resignation to Queen Beatrix, paving the way for early elections.

Gogoi for refugee status for people facing persecution

April 23, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Guwahati, April 23 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday said that he had raised with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh the issue of granting refugee status to those people in the state who had fled their countries due to persecution, apparently referring to Hindus who were forced out from Bangladesh.

Pawar expresses hope to find solution to problems of milk suppliers

April 23, 2012 at 8:36 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): Showing empathy with the dairy farmers, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Monday expressed hope to find a solution to their problem at the earliest.

Gogoi follows Mamata, plans government channel in Assam

April 23, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Guwahati, April 23 (IANS) Following in the footsteps of his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said his government would soon have its own news channel to showcase developmental activities across the state.

Lawmakers give mixed responses on next presidential candidate

April 23, 2012 at 4:12 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): Leaders of various political outfits on Monday gave a mixed response to Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's suggestion that the president of the country should be a non-political person, saying a final decision on the issue would be taken only after consultations.

Make poultry farming in northeast more scientific: Aviation flu experts

April 22, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Agartala, April 22 (IANS) Timely vaccination of birds and animals, access to standard laboratories and maintaining bio-security are among the measures required to curb the sporadic outbreak of bird flu in India's northeast, says a team of international and Indian experts touring the region.

India to declare tea national drink in 2013

April 22, 2012 at 11:09 AM

New Delhi, April 22 (Xinhua-ANI): India will declare tea as the national drink by April next year, the country's top planner has said.

Battling maternal deaths, Assam upgrades health workers' skills

April 22, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Guwahati, April 22 (IANS) Assam, which has the highest maternal mortality rate (MMR) in the country at 390 per 1,000 live births, also faces a serious crunch of doctors. So the state is now rolling out rural health workers, upgrading skills and making it mandatory for medical students to practise in villages.

Montek to push for declaring tea as India's national drink

April 21, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Guwahati, April 21 (IANS) Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia Saturday assured the tea planters in Assam that he will take up the issue of declaring tea as India's national drink with the union ministry of commerce and industry.

Bihu celebrations conclude in Assam

April 21, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Guwahati, Apr 21 (ANI): For over a week the reverberation of Rongali or Bohag Bihu celebrations continued in Assam with people dancing to the rhythm of the dhol with great enthusiasm.

Allow compensation for erosion, Gogoi asks PM

April 20, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to include erosion in the list of calamities admissible for assistance so that affected families may also get financial assistance like victims of other natural calamities.

Dhumal wants lower interest rate on NABARD loans

April 20, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Shimla, April 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Friday called for a cut in the interest rate on the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) loans saying high rates would hit rural projects in the state.

1 head better than 2 when thinking for yourself

April 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM

London, Apr 20 (ANI): As opposed to an old saying that two heads are better than one, scientists have concluded in a new study that in many cases you are better off thinking for yourself.

Assam should become a growth engine: PM

April 20, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that Assam is a new engine of growth in the northeast and it has now been the

PM inaugurates linear accelerator at Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati

April 20, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Guwahati, Apr 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday inaugurated the state-of-the-art linear accelerator with intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy and SRS/SRT facilities at the Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati.

Assam should become a growth engine: PM

April 20, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Dispur/Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Braving security threats by the anti-talk faction of the ULFA and a shutdown call by the militants, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday inaugurated the platinum jubilee celebration of the Assam legislative assembly and said he wanted to make the state 'a new engine of growth' for the northeast.

Manmohan Singh asks insurgent groups in Assam to give up violence, start talks

April 20, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Guwahati, Apr 20 (ANI): Asserting that the new wave of development in Assam has been made possible by a period of social peace and political stability, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday said violence provides no answer and that diverse groups can fulfill their aspirations only through engagement in the democratic process.

Top Karbi militant, cadres killed in Assam

April 20, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Five cadres of the Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militant group, including a top leader, were killed and two arrested in an early morning operation by security forces in Assam's Karbi Anglong district early Friday.

Modi opposes meat exports

April 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Anand, Apr 20 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his opposition to the meat exports.

PM to visit Assam amid shutdown

April 20, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh undertakes a daylong visit to Assam Friday amid a shutdown called by the anti-talks faction of the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), which also carried out two blasts in the state a day earlier.

Security beefed up in Assam for PM's visit

April 20, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Guwahati, Apr 20 (ANI): With the anti-talk faction of ULFA led by Paresh Baruah calling for a 12-hour shutdown in Assam to protest against the scheduled visit of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, security has been stepped up in the state to avoid any untoward incident.

NGO slams rural jobs scheme implementation in Assam

April 19, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Guwahati, April 19 (IANS) A survey of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNEGA) in Assam has revealed that only about 18 lakh households out the 43 lakh provided job cards in the state were provided with jobs in 2011-12, an NGO said Thursday.

High security in Assam for PM's visit, IED recovered

April 19, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Guwahati, April 19 (IANS) Authorities have stepped up security in Assam ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's one-day visit to the state Friday amid a 12-hour strike called by ULFA militants to protest the high-profile visit, officials here said. A powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was meanwhile recovered from Lower Assam.

Security beefed up ahead of PM?s visit to Assam, ULFA calls of bandh

April 19, 2012 at 7:30 PM

The security arrangement in Assam has been tighten up a day before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's day-long visit for inaugurating the platinum jubilee celebration of Assam assembly, state police informed to media.............

PM to inaugurate cancer radiation centre in northeast

April 19, 2012 at 5:41 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will Friday inaugurate a state-of-the-art facility for cancer treatment in Guwahati, an official statement said here.

Paedophiles now take 'merely 2 mins to start sexualised chat with victims'

April 19, 2012 at 2:54 PM

London, Apr 19 (ANI): Online paedophiles are abandoning known grooming practices and striking up highly sexualised conversations with their prey within just two minutes, a new study has warned.

Assam to get strict against forest exploiters

April 18, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) The Assam government has decided to go all out to protect the forest wealth of the state, a state minister said.

Camellia Plc 'very interested' in acquiring Assam tea gardens

April 18, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) UK-based Camellia Plc, which owns a 74 percent stake in tea major Goodricke Group, Wednesday said it was 'very interested' in buying out tea gardens in Assam to expand its business of the brew in India.

ULFA calls for shut down in Assam to protest Manmohan Singh's visit

April 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Kolkata, (Xinhua-ANI): Security is being beefed up in Assam ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Guwahati, as the anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) reiterated its call for a state-wide shutdown on April 20 to protest against the visit.

Simple web browsing may drain your smartphone's battery

April 18, 2012 at 5:41 PM

London, Apr 18 (ANI): While it is known that free apps, watching a video or playing a game consume your cellphone's battery, a new study including Indian origin researcher has revealed that merely surfing the internet on mobile comes with an energy cost.

Magnetic fields can send off particles to infinity

April 18, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): Particles charged in a magnetic field can escape into infinity without ever stopping, a new study has suggested.

ULFA attempt to disrupt Manmohan's visit foiled

April 18, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) An attempt by ULFA's anti-talks faction to trigger at least two blasts in Guwahati, ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit April 20, has been foiled and three rebels arrested, police in Upper Assam's Tinsukia district have claimed.

World on the verge of chocolate crisis, warns expert

April 18, 2012 at 12:21 PM

London, Apr 18 (ANI): The world is on the brink of a chocolate supply crisis owing to the instability in cacao growing areas and soaring demand in developing countries, an expert has warned.

ULFA firm on April 20 Assam shutdown

April 17, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Guwahati, April 17 (IANS) The anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Tuesday reiterated its call for a state-wide shutdown April 20 to protest against the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Assam.

Assam cop is longest barefoot runner in world

April 17, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Guwahati, April 17 (IANS) A 22-year-old Assam Police constable was Tuesday officially entered in the Guinness World Records as the longest barefoot runner, having run 156.2 km in 24 hours.

Food insecurity looms over Pakistan, says daily

April 17, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) A lot of Pakistanis are going to be hungry for years to come, warned a daily while describing the situation as "desperate".

Bihar's Srividhi campaign arouses interest in other states

April 16, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Patna, April 16 (IANS) The SRI (System of Rice Intensification) organic method of paddy cultivation that has been successfully employed in Bihar has aroused interest in other states as well, officials here said Monday.

Maoist movement growing in Assam: Gogoi

April 16, 2012 at 4:27 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Concerned about the growing Maoist movement in Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Monday that the central government should include the state in the framework of development and security schemes that constitute the strategy against left-wing extremism.

Chidambaram expresses concern over increasing Maoists' feet in Assam

April 16, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday expressed his concern over rising footsteps of Maoists in already insurgents hit state Assam. ?Left wing extremism is a formidable threat. Assam has become the 'newest theatre of Maoist violence,' said Chidambaram while addressing a chief ministers' conference on internal security in the capital.........

Assam has become 'newest theatre of Maoist violence': Chidambaram

April 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said that Left wing extremism is a formidable threat, and added that Assam has become the 'newest theatre of Maoist violence'.

Warming threatens Southeast Asia's cassava industry

April 15, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Bangkok, April 15 (IANS) Rising temperatures are triggering severe outbreaks of new, invasive pests that could threaten Southeast Asia's multi-billion dollar cassava industry and the livelihoods of thousands of small farmers, a study reveals.

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