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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.

KVS Recruitment 2014 - Vacancy for 669 Posts Apply online

September 7, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) is inviting online application forms to full fill 669 post in various schools. These vacancy includes Principal, Technical Officer, Assistant and other staff.

Assam ferry tragedy: More bodies recovered

May 3, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) Eight more bodies, including of a woman and four children, were fished out from the Brahmaputra river Thursday, taking the number of bodies recovered in Monday's ferry disaster to 71. Over 250 people are believed to have died in the tragedy in Assam's Dhubri district.

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Nobel laureate seeks reversal of US austerity measures

May 3, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Washington, May 3 (IANS) Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman has called for more government spending and an end to US austerity measures in a bid to jolt the sluggish economy back to life.

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.

US CEOs paid 231 times more than average workers

May 3, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Washington, May 3 (ANI): Last year, the average U.S. chief executive earned more than 11 million dollars in salary, stock options and other compensation, a new analysis by the Economic Policy Institute has revealed.

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.

Health experts urge hygiene score for tattoo parlours

May 2, 2012 at 10:06 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): Health experts are saying that tattoo parlours should be rated according to their hygiene standards in the same way as restaurants and takeaways.

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.

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.

Scientists think up way to beat smart hackers

May 2, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Washington, May 2 (IANS) Cryptographers have demonstrated that even the most secure computers are vulnerable to attacks -- and the increasing popularity of cloud computing makes the threat even greater.

Fish oil capsules may benefit kidney patients undergoing hemodialysis

May 2, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): Taking fish oil capsules may help improve outcomes for kidney patients undergoing hemodialysis by reducing cardiovascular complications, says a scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute.

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.

Oldest blood cells found in wounds of iceman

May 2, 2012 at 1:30 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the oldest known blood cells in the wounds of Otzi, the stone age "Iceman" whose body was found on an Alpine mountainside after being preserved in ice 5,300 years ago.

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.

Robotic vision may phase out walking stick to help blind navigate

May 2, 2012 at 1:14 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): Researchers are adapting technologies - originally made for robot navigation - to help visually impaired people navigate indoor and outdoor spaces independently.

Vit D blood level for lowering key medical risks in older adults identified

May 2, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): In testing older patients' blood vitamin D levels, there is ambiguity about where the dividing line falls between enough and not enough.

'Rotating Snakes' may help explain how illusions trick our brains

May 2, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): Researchers have explored the neural bases of illusory motion in Akiyoshi Kitaoka's striking optical illusion, dubbed "Rotating Snakes."

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.

US stocks rise on upbeat manufacturing data

May 1, 2012 at 10:26 PM

New York, May 1 (IANS) US stock jumped Tuesday, with the blue-chip Dow rallying to a fresh four-year high, as market sentiment was boosted by upbeat manufacturing data.

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.

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.

'Brake gene' switched off in pancreatic cancer

May 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): Researchers have explored a new class of drugs, which may bring treatment of aggressive pancreatic tumours closer to reality.

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.

Delhi to get international poll institute

April 30, 2012 at 11:22 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Expressing hope it would develop as a world class facility on poll management, Chief Election Commissioner of India S.Y. Quraishi Monday laid the foundation stone of new campus of India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management at Dwarka.

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.

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.

Now, Ekta Kapoor in front of the camera

April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) After becoming a successful producer, Ekta Kapoor faces the camera for the first time for her media school.

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.

Habitable planets more abundant than stars: study

April 30, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Sydney, April 30 (IANS) Determining the habitability of rocky, earth-like planets will be crucial for us as a species, but the good news is that they are probably more abundant than stars, says a new study.

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.

Cuban lab makes medicine from banana peel

April 28, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Hanoi, April 28 (IANS) Scientists from a pharmaceutical laboratory in Cuba have demonstrated a new and "highly-effective" medical product made from banana peel, Cuba's Prensa Latina news agency reported.

Rats may have 'best bite of rodent world'

April 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Mice and rats have evolved to gnaw with their front teeth and chew with their back teeth more effectively than rodents that 'specialise' in one or other of these biting mechanisms, according to a new study.

'lobSTR' brings DNA fingerprinting into 21st century

April 28, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): As any crime show buff can tell us, DNA proof identifies a victim's remains, fingers the guilty, and sets the innocent free.

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.

Meteor hunter finds 4 billion years old asteroid fragments

April 27, 2012 at 4:26 PM

London, April 27 (IANS) A meteor hunter has stumbled on two marble-sized nuggets of an asteriod that detonated after colliding with the Earth, worth 10 times as much as gold, according to scientists.

Breakthrough to help drug delivery through skin

April 27, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Stockholm, April 27 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled the structure and function of the skin's outermost layer, a watertight barrier called the stratum corneum, at a molecular level, opening the way not only for drug delivery but also for a deeper understanding of skin diseases.

Why people's bodies react differently to high-fat diet

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A diet rich in greasy foods leads to an imbalance in our gut flora - the bacteria that live in our digestive tract- researchers say.

Pistachios help growth of beneficial gut bugs

April 26, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Washington, April 26 (IANS) Eating pistachio nuts may help the growth of potentially beneficial gut bugs and promote digestive health, says a new study.

Tiny super computer of 1 atom thickness developed

April 26, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Sydney, Apr 26 (ANI): A physicist from Sydney has created a tiny computer of 300 atoms hovering in space that has the potential to provide insights into how materials behave at the quantum level that none of today's conventional computers would be capable of calculating.

Asteroids hit earth more frequently than thought

April 26, 2012 at 4:33 AM

Washington, April 26 (IANS) Giant asteroids, similar or larger than the one believed to have killed the dinosaurs, hit Earth billions of years ago with more frequency than previously thought, US space agency NASA said Wednesday.

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.

Malaria resurgence 'caused by reduction of eradication programs'

April 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Funding cuts for malaria control are the single most common reason for the resurgence of the deadly disease, a new study has claimed.

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.

New strategies reducing malaria deaths in Odisha (April 25 is World Malaria Day)

April 25, 2012 at 5:23 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) India's health ministry is pinning its hopes on new strategies to bring down malaria deaths in Odisha's tribal and urban populations.

Anatomic existence of elusive G-spot confirmed

April 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): A gynaecologist has claimed that he has located G-spot an elusive pleasure zone somewhere in the vagina, which supposedly triggers orgasms.

Soy-based supplement reduces menopausal hot flashes, muscle and joint pain

April 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Washington, April 25(ANI): Daily dose of a newly developed fermented soy germ-based nutritional supplement containing 10 mg of S-equol is as effective as a standard dose of soy isoflavones at reducing hot flash frequency significantly and is even more effective for relieving muscle and joint pain, researchers have claimed.

Pistachio consumption may positively impact gut environment

April 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Eating pistachios may help alter levels of potentially beneficial bacteria in the gut, according to a new study.

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.

2,500-year-old tomb found in China

April 24, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Beijing, April 24 (IANS) A tomb of an ancient Chinese warlord, dating back more than 2,500 years, has been discovered near a tourist resort.

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.

Heads of Indian architecture institutions meet in Delhi

April 24, 2012 at 5:32 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Admissions to architecture institutions in the country should be based on entrance tests conforming to the minimum standards prescribed in the Architects Act, heads of leading architecture schools said here Tuesday.

Reduction of malaria-control programs could be behind disease resurgence

April 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Since the 1930s, there have been 75 documented episodes of malaria resurgence worldwide, most of which were associated with weakening of malaria control programs, a new study has suggested.

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.

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.

British government to unveil new measures to limit public spending

April 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

London, April 23 (Xinhua-ANI): Britain is to unveil new rules to further limit public spending as part of the government's efforts to meet its austerity targets.

Faulty gene spikes prostate cancer risk in men

April 22, 2012 at 2:55 PM

London, April 22 (IANS) A faulty gene that increases breast cancer risk in women also quadruples the chances of prostate cancer among men, says a recent study.

Regular soda intake spikes stroke risk

April 22, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) Regularly quaffing sugar-sweetened, low-calorie sodas is likely to spike risk of a stroke, but intake of caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee seems to lower it, a study reveals.

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.

Stroke risk may be increased by soda consumption

April 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Large Intake of sugar added and low-calorie sodas may result in increased risk of stroke, says a study.

Soda consumption may increase stroke risk

April 21, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Washington, April 21 (ANI): High consumption of sugar-sweetened and low-calorie sodas may lead to higher risk of stroke, say researchers.

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.

Exercise 'reduces death risk from cardiovascular disease in BP patients'

April 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Exercise reduces the risk of death from cardiovascular disease in people suffering from high blood pressure, a new study has revealed.

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.

CEOs 'should embrace Gen Y's technological abilities to retain them'

April 20, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Melbourne, Apr 20 (ANI): Generation Y are to take up the leadership roles of the future but present company heads fret that they won't stick around long enough to get there, researchers say.

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.

Stroke risk can be reduced with low-fat dairy foods

April 20, 2012 at 1:11 PM

The risk of a stroke is relatively lower in people who drink low-fat milk and eat low-fat curd and cheese in comparison to those who consume full-fat dairy foods, says a new study.

Decision making problems in old age: White matter of brain to be blamed

April 20, 2012 at 12:23 PM

People in the dawn of their life often find it difficult to make decisions in novel situations. The ability to make decision decreases with age and is linked with a reduction in the integrity of two specific white-matter pathways that links a region in the cerebral cortex( medial prefrontal cortex) with two other regions deeper in the brain, says a new study

Consuming low-fat dairy foods 'may help reduce stroke risk'

April 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): People who drink low-fat milk and eat low-fat yogurt and cheese are at a lower risk of stroke as compared to those who consume full-fat dairy foods, a new study has claimed.

Researchers create antidote to deadly bio-attacks

April 20, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Tel Aviv, April 20 (IANS) Researchers seem to have found a way to protect against deadly chemical attacks, such as Tokyo subway sarin incident, that left 13 people dead and thousands injured or with temporary vision problems.

Low-fat dairy foods can lower stroke risk

April 20, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Stockholm, April 20 (IANS) People who drink low-fat milk and eat low-fat curd and cheese have a lowered stroke risk compared to those who consume full-fat dairy foods, says a new study.

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.

'Six-legged baby' operated in Karachi

April 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Doctors in a Karachi hospital have successfully removed the extra limbs of a baby boy who was born with six legs.

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.

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