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Siliguri, March 8 (IANS) Railways will try to break their 48-year-old jinx while Mizoram will look to be first time lucky when the two sides cross swords in the final of the 68th National Championships for Santosh Trophy at the Kanchenjunga Stadium here Sunday.
Chicago, March 8 (IANS) The city of Aurora in Illinois is seeking volunteers to serve on what officials believe is the state's first municipally-sponsored board aimed at helping to promote Indian American culture.
Islamabad, Mar. 08 (ANI): A Pakistani hacker has reportedly defaced the website of an Indian university that recently suspended 67 Kashmiri students over their alleged support to Pakistan cricket team in their Asia Cup match against India.
Islamabad, Mar. 7 (ANI): Pakistan has clarified it will play no behind the scenes role while it would facilitate reconciliatory talks in Afghanistan.
Islamabad, Mar. 6 (ANI): Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf's lawyers representing the high-treason case have claimed receiving beheading treats.
The seven-nation Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation should hold special significance for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as he returned to New Delhi Tuesday from its third summit over two days in Myanmar's spanking new capital of Nay Pyi Taw.
Agartala/Guwahati, March 5 (IANS) Several political parties in the northeast Wednesday expressed happiness over the multi-phased Lok Sabha polls, except for Assam's regional party Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) which said the dates will affect the Rongali Bihu, a major festival in the state.
Islamabad, Mar. 4 (ANI): The Joint Working Group (JWG) from Pakistan and India are set to resume dialogue in New Delhi to discuss ways and means to improve the modalities regarding trade across the LoC.
Lucknow, March 2 (IANS) Hockey Gangpur-Odisha registered their fourth consecutive win in the 4th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship beating Tripura 9-0 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here Sunday.
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) A fact-finding team Saturday urged the central government to take cognizance of the victims of an ethnic clash who are staying in camps in Assam's Karbi Anglong and ensure accountability for the violence.
Islamabad, Mar. 01 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has dismissed allegations of unfair play in the domestic match played between the Sialkot Stallions and Karachi Dolphins on February 11 during the Faysal Bank Twenty20 Cup 2013-14.
Guwahati, March 1 (ANI): Political leaders and activists welcomed the move by the government to constitute an expert committee to examine the demand for a separate Bodoland state from Assam; days after the Parliament passed the Telangana Bill.
Guwahati, Mar 1 (IANS) With Manmohan Singh visiting Myanmar next week, the Assam branch of the All India Patriotic Forum has urged the prime minister to talk with authorities there regarding proper preservation of sites related to India's freedom movement.
Agartala, Feb 28 (IANS) A low intensity quake measuring 4 on the Richter scale shook India's northeastern states Friday evening, officials said.
Scientists say that many fussy eaters are picky about their food for entirely genetic reasons, such as because they are tigers. This was the case in China recently, when a man jumped into a tiger cage at a Chengdu zoo and spent 20 minutes "attempting unsuccessfully to persuade the big cats to consume him".
Islamabad, Feb. 28 (ANI): Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has emphasized on meaningful market access for Pakistan's exports to India.
Guwahati, Feb 27 (IANS) If BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi mesmerised people during his three-hour presence in Assam earlier this month, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi too seemed to have successfully charmed people during his visit to the state.
Islamabad, Feb. 26 (ANI): The Pakistan federal government has reportedly given a go ahead for 'preemptive strikes' on hide-outs of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants and their affiliates.
Islamabad, Feb. 26 (ANI): Pakistani rappers have reportedly created a new anthem calling on the government to lift its ban on video site YouTube.
Lahore, Feb. 25 (ANI): One of the major causes of terrorism and lawlessness in Pakistan was the 3.6 million foreigners living in illegally in the country.
Chicago, Feb 25 (IANS) Actor-director Harold Ramis, best known for his role as Egon Spengler in "Ghostbusters", died because of a disease that results in the swelling of the blood vessels. He was 69.
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A 21-year-old Assamese woman was raped here by two men who have been arrested, police said Sunday.
Ludhiana, Feb 23 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address 'Fateh' rally at Jagraon in Ludhiana today.
Guwahati, Feb.22 (ANI): A three-day long travel fair began in Assam, with a focus on regional, national and international tourism activities.
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Saturday countered China's frequent claims over Arunachal Pradesh, saying no force in the world could take the state from India.
Silchar, (Assam), Feb. 22 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday criticized the Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi-led Congress Government in Assam for making false promises to the people, and added that he will help the people in fulfilling their dreams.
Silchar, (Assam), Feb. 22 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday said Assam was disturbed because of the presence of Bangladeshi immigrants, while Pakistan was disturbed because of him.
Islamabad, Feb. 22 (ANI): The Pakistan Taliban has reportedly said that they are still open to the option of peace talks provided the government declares a ceasefire.
Goalpara, (Assam), Feb.22 (ANI): A fierce gunbattle in Goalpara killed three militants of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), following which security forces called off operations.
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) J. Bhagwati, a former Indian high commissioner to Britain, has sought the Congress nomination for the Tezpur Lok Sabha seat, his home town in Assam, informed sources said Friday.
Karachi, Feb. 21 (ANI): Pakistan bowling Coach Mohammad Akram said that he believes even without injured fast bowler Mohammad Irfan, there is enough firepower in the team to get good results in the Asia Cup and ICC World Twenty20.
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) There was din, protests and chaos along with accusations of a "deal" between the Congress and the BJP, as the Rajya Sabha Thursday gave its approval to the bill for formation of Telangana.
Guwahati, Feb.20 (ANI): The ethnic group of Mishing in Assam celebrated a seed sowing festival in which devotees prayed to God Donyi-Polo (the god of Sun-Moon) for a great harvest.
Guwahati, Feb 20 (IANS) A young male rhino has been shifted to the Manas National Park in Assam and will be released in the wild following a period of acclimatisation, an official said Thursday.
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Determined to end a social evil that still haunts rural and backward areas of Assam, a police officer's initiative and perseverance has resulted in raising awareness about the scourge of witchcraft that is often used bizarrely to settle personal scores and land disputes in villages.
Guwahati, Feb.19 (ANI): Satire cartoonist' extensive collection of comics makes a scathing statement on contemporary politics and society at an exhibition in Guwahati.
Chicago, Feb 19 (IANS) A missing Indian-American student Pravin Varughese was found dead in a wooded area Tuesday, nearly a week after he was last seen, according to a media report.
Islamabad, Feb. 18 (ANI): Pakistan has appointed Abdul Basit as the country's high commissioner to India.
Islamabad, Feb. 16 (ANI): Afghan Taliban leaders have reportedly decided to hold a dialogue with President Hamid Karzai in order to reach a political solution for Afghanistan in the wake of the withdrawal of foreign troops by the end of this year.
Karachi, Feb 16 (ANI): India has defeated arch-rivals Pakistan by 40 runs in Group A match of the Under-19 World Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday, starting their U-19 World Cup campaign on a positive note.
Jorhat (Assam), feb.15 (ANI): The second Save Rhino Walkathon was recently held in Jorhat with an aim to spread awareness about how to save Rhinos and the bio-diversity of the region.
Guwahati (Assam), Feb.15 (ANI): Guwahati recently hosted a National Jute Fair organised by the National Jute Board with an aim to promote jute products.
Jorhat (Assam), Feb.15 (ANI): Thousands of youth from different districts of Assam as well as from Arunachal Pradesh took part in a recruitment rally being conducted by the Indian Army recently.
Jorhat (Assam), Feb.14 (ANI): Suspected militants of the Adivasi National Liberation Army (ANLA) recently abducted the manager of a tea garden in Assam's Jorhat District.
Guwahati, Feb 14 (IANS) A youth was arrested for trying to extort money from former Assam chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta in the name of United Liberation Front of Asom's (ULFA) commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah, police said Friday.
Guwahati, Feb 14 (IANS) A youth was arrested for trying to extort money from former Assam chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta in the name of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) chief Paresh Baruah, police said Friday.
Karachi, Feb. 14 (ANI): A blast targeting a police bus in Karachi on Thursday has created doubts about the Tehreek-e-Taliban's sincerity towards the ongoing peace talks, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar has said.
Lahore, Feb. 14 (ANI): The farmer community in Pakistan has asked its government about the challenges that the taxed agriculture sector of Pakistan will face competing with the subsidised Indian Agri economy.
Kohima, Feb 14 (IANS) The central government has shortlisted two more people for appointment as the interlocutor for the peace talks with the separatist National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah), an official said Friday.
Guwahati, Feb 13 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday recommended to the union home ministry to pay Rs.5 lakh each to the families of five people killed in an alleged staged shootout in Assam in 2009.
Islamabad, Feb. 13 (ANI): Pak senators have unanimously passed a resolution urging the government to ensure that the rights of women and minorities remain protected under any peace framework in the tribal areas.
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) In a bid to bring the country's northeastern states within the railway network, the Indian Railways are now on course to converting or commissioning various rail lines in three states in the region -- Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said here Wednesday while presenting the interim railway budget in the Lok Sabha.
Agartala, Feb 12 (IANS) Indian border guards will soon deploy women troopers in the northeast frontiers to deal with the trans-border crimes involving women, officials said here Wednesday.
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) A total of 56 rounds of bidding were completed Tuesday at the end of Day 8 of the second generation (2G) spectrum or airwaves auction, an official statement said here. The government has received cumulative bids around Rs.58,980.29 crore so far.
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) A total of 49 rounds of bidding were completed Monday at the end of Day 7 of the second generation (2G) spectrum or airwaves auction, an official statement said here. The government has received cumulative bids around Rs.58,332.82 crore so far.
Guwahati, Feb 10 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday said his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi was an "irresponsible leader" and worker of RSS whose "ideology of hatred" led to Mahatma Gandhi's death.
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) A total of 42 rounds of bidding were completed at the end of Day 6 Saturday of the second generation (2G) spectrum or airwaves auction, an official statement said here. The government has received cumulative bids around Rs.56,000 crore so far.
Guwahati, Feb 8 (IANS) BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Saturday attacked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, a Rajya Sabha MP from Assam, for not doing anything for the state and the northeastern region.
Guwahati, Feb 7 (IANS) The nominees of the ruling Congress party in Assam and its alliance partner Bodoland People's Front (BPF) won the three Rajya Sabha seats Friday.
Guwahati, Feb 5 (IANS) Three days ahead of Narendra Modi's visit to Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday lashed out at the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, saying Modi sidelined other leaders of his party with his "dictatorial attitude".
Guwahati, Feb 5 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday said the state government has already written to the union home ministry seeking a CBI probe into the killing of civilians in Sonitpur district Jan 29, 2014.
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 5 (IANS) The regional parties should unite ahead of the general elections so that the Congress and the BJP can be defeated, said a CPI-M leader Wednesday.
Islamabad, Feb. 5 (ANI): Pakistan has formally conveyed to Iran that it cannot pursue the gas pipeline project as of now because of the threat of US sanctions over Tehran's nuclear programme.
Itanagar, Feb 4 (ANI): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki spoke to Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, and made a request to conduct an independent probe into the incident in Taraso in Balijan subdivision, which claimed the lives of ten persons and injured eight others last week. He expected a favourable response to the request.
Islamabad, Feb. 4 (ANI): Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) Chairman Arshad Aziz is reportedly thrilled by the response he has been receiving from exhibitors at the 'Made In Pakistan Expo 2014' in Mumbai.
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) The Election Commission of India has appointed special observers for the biennial Rajya Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Odisha, and West Bengal on Feb 7, a statement said Tuesday.
Dhaka, Feb.4 (ANI): Post the violent elections in Bangladesh conducted on January 5, the Executive Chairman of the Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC) and a former advisor to the caretaker government of Bangladesh, Hossain Zillur Rahman, has pinpointed the failures of the elections that were also shunned globally.
Guwahati, Feb 3 (IANS) Twice chief minister and Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) president Prafulla Kumar Mahanta Monday appealed to the Election Commission for direct supervision of the Rajya Sabha election in Assam, alleging "horse trading" by the ruling Congress.
Kukurapohia (Assam), Feb.3 (ANI): A flying carnival, touted as the largest paramotor air show in India's history, began in scenic Kukurapohia village in Sivasagar town of Assam over the weekend.
Islamabad, Feb. 3 (ANI): The Pak Taliban will provide blanket security to peace negotiators in the areas under their control.
Karachi, Feb. 3 (ANI): Pakistani hackers have claimed responsibility for hacking over 2,000 Indian websites on 26 January, Indian media reported.
Guwahati, Feb.3 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has inaugurated a five-day Festival of Tibetan Art and Culture and delivered the First LBS Founders' Commemorative Lecture on 'A Human Approach to Peace and the Individual'here.
Shillong, Feb 1 (IANS) Meghalaya's first Padma Shri awardee, Silverine Swer, passed away Saturday at her residence here at the age of 103.
Karachi, Feb 1 (ANI): Outgoing Pakistani coach Dav Whatmore has said that he is leaving the team with a heavy heart and fond memories of Pakistan after his two-year contract with the national team comes to a conclusion in February.
Shillong, Jan 31 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and North East Congress Coordination Committee (NECCC) chairman D.D. Lapang Friday defended his party leadership's decision to field Sanjay Singh as a candidate for the Rajya Sabha from Assam.
Goalpara (Assam), Jan.31 (ANI): Acting on a tip off, Assam Police recently recovered six IEDs buried under the ground in Hatigaon in the state's Dhubri District.
Guwahati/Kokrajhar, Jan.31 (ANI): The anti-talk faction of the rebel National Democratic Front for Bodoland (NDFB) is under pressure to abandon its insurgent activities.
Guwahati, Jan 30 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Thursday said that he will ask for a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into Wednesday's attack in Sonitpur district, in which 10 people were killed by a group of assailants from neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh.
Sonitpur, Assam, Jan. 30 (ANI): Protesters on Thursday said that they will continue to block roads connecting Assam with Arunachal Pradesh till the latter hands over miscreants involved in a violence that claimed 10 lives.
Guwahati, Jan 30 (IANS) The Assam government Thursday said it cannot offer a reaction to ULFA commander-in chief Paresh Baruah being awarded death sentence by a Bangladesh court until it receives "formal communication" in this regard.
Kokrajhar (Assam), Jan. 30 (ANI): Innocent civilians continue to be targeted by militant outfits in the northeast. Recently, in Assam's Kokrajhar district, suspected militants of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (S) faction opened fire at bus passengers, killing five people and injuring two others.
Guwahati, Jan 30 (ANI): The Assam-Nagaland border, which had recently witnessed unrest following clashes between the Rengma Nagas and Karbis, is gradually returning to normal.
Guwahati, Jan 29 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and eight others injured when assailants fired indiscriminately at a village in Assam Wednesday evening, police said.
Guwahati, Jan 29 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and eight others injured after armed attackers fired indiscriminately at a village under the Behali reserve forest of Sonitpur district in Assam Wednesday evening.
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The central government Tuesday sanctioned a total of 851 buses for Assam and Chhattisgarh under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.
Guwahati, Jan 28 (IANS) Sanjay Singh, a Lok Sabha member of the Congress from Sultanpur constituency in Uttar Pradesh, Tuesday filed nomination papers for one of the three Rajya Sabha seats in Assam, leading to resentment among many Congress leaders in the state.
Guwahati/New Delhi, Jan. 28, (ANI): Two people, including a senior police officer and an informer, were killed and four others were injured on Tuesday after a police team was ambushed by militants in Assam's Sonitpur district.
Islamabad, Jan. 28 (ANI): The United States' drone mission on Pakistan is likely to get jeopardized, if the troops are withdrawn completely from Afghanistan post 2014 end of NATO mission in the country.
Islamabad, Jan. 28 (ANI): Former Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf's medical report prepared by the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology's (AFIC) has been rejected by the prosecution of high treason case as "hypothetical, inconclusive and unsatisfactory."
Lahore, Jan. 27 (ANI): Pakistani actress Veena Malik has formally announced her retirement from the commercial film industry.
Islamabad, Jan. 26 (ANI): Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has left for Washington to participate in the strategic dialogue between Pakistan and US.
Guwahati, Jan 26 (IANS) Defying boycott calls and a general strike called by the militant outfits, the people of Assam came out to the streets in large numbers Sunday to celebrate the Republic Day.
Islamabad, Jan. 25 (ANI): Former Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf has expressed his will to get medical treatment of his choice in another country, citing the findings of his medical report which shows serious illness.
Guwahati, Jan 25 (IANS) The Assam Police Friday announced cash awards to the tune of Rs.5 lakh on some leaders of the Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO).
Guwahati, Jan 24 (IANS) There is "sort of a consensus" and positive response in Assam from all organisations, including political parties, on the issue of creating a legislative council in the state, a parliamentary panel's chief said here Friday.
Guwahati, Jan 24 (IANS) Two people were killed when a bomb exploded in a car in Assam's Dima Hasao district, police said Friday.
Guwahati, Jan 22 (IANS) The ruling Congress in Assam has chalked out a strategy to win all three Rajya Sabha seats in the state, polling for which will take place Feb 7, party leaders said Wednesday.
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) A total of 18 tableaux that will roll down Rajpath at this year's Republic Day (Jan 26) parade were displayed here Wednesday.
Islamabad, Jan. 22 (ANI): France continued to remain world's most popular tourist destination in 2013 with 83 million international tourist arrivals, while Spain reclaimed the top third spot with a record 60.6 million visitors.
Shillong, Jan 21 (IANS) Celebrating its 42nd statehood day, Meghalaya Health and Family Welfare Minister Alexander Hek Tuesday emphasised that "non-violence was the hallmark of its struggle", which has been imbibed in the spirit of the people of the state.