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Lahore, May 21 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif, has told newly elected lawmakers that Pakistan has no other option apart from negotiating with the Taliban in the interest of peace.
Karachi, May 21 (ANI): Pakistan's banned fast-bowler, Mohammad Asif, is yet to give his consent with regards to taking part in the anti-corruption rehabilitation program of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Rawalpindi, May 21 (ANI): Former Pakistan military chief and president Pervez Musharraf has been granted bail in the Benazir Bhutto murder case.
Moscow, May 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will need three to five years to exit stagnation and build an efficient economy, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin has said.
Guwahati, May 20 (IANS) At least ten youths have been arrested for impersonation, allegedly appearing in Combined Entrance Examination (CEE) for medical and engineering courses on behalf of other students, Assam Police said Monday.
Golaghat (Assam), May 20 (ANI): Two poachers were arrested over the weekend by forest department officials in Assam's Kaziranga wildlife sanctuary for attempting to poach single-horned rhinoceros.
Islamabad, May 20 (ANI): Incoming Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief General Ahfaq Parvez Kayani have agreed to 'overhaul' the country's national security and foreign policy in a closed door meeting.
Karachi, May 20 (ANI): Ireland has given hope of reviving international cricket in Pakistan after it reportedly agreed to consider visiting the country to reciprocate Pakistan's one-day international (ODI) tour of Ireland.
Guwahati, May 20 (ANI): Voting is on for 28 seats of the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council in Assam today.
Assam board has declared the class 12 HSSLC results 2013 today i.e 20th May, 2013, at 10:00 AM.
Karachi, May 20 (ANI): The chief security officer of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) leader Hafeez Saeed has been allegedly murdered, with his body found lying near a canal in Lahore.
Guwahati, May 19 (IANS) An Assamese documentary film has been selected to be archived at the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) of Great Britain and Ireland, an official said here Sunday.
Islamabad, May 19 (ANI): Pakistan's outgoing ambassador to the US, Sherry Rehman, has said that Pakistan and the United States should acknowledge each other's roles in the good work they do, adding that the two countries have improved their ties considerably from a low-point in 2011.
Islamabad, May 19 (ANI): Pakistan's outgoing ambassador to the US, Sherry Rehman, has asked Washington to end drone strikes in the country's tribal areas in order to help put the relationship between the two countries on a sustained upward trajectory.
Bokahat (Assam), May 19 (ANI): Irate over rampant killings of endangered one-horned rhinoceros Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) staged protests in Assam.
Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said here Saturday there was considerable improvement in the law and order situation in the state over the past 12 years.
Agartala, May 18 (IANS) Due to lack of funds, several national railway projects in southern Assam, Tripura and other northeastern states would be delayed by a year, an official said here Saturday.
Assam board class 12th results 2013 are likely to be declared by the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) on May 20 at 10 a.m.
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): According to the latest statistics released by the Government, rice has so far been planted in 2.4 lakh hectares in the country. . This is 52 thousand hectare more than that reported a week ago (1.88 lakh ).
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) State-owned energy major ONGC Friday said there is a huge scope of upward revision of the shale gas estimates for the country.
Islamabad, May 17 (ANI): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will begin the process of verifying votes by matching thumbprints with the NADRA database within two weeks, an official has said.
Islamabad, May 17 (ANI): Former Pakistan military chief and president, Pervez Musharraf, has decided to launch a 'peoples' movement in order to clear his name and stay politically relevant as the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz comes to power next week.
Lahore, May 17 (ANI): Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran (TMQ) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has said that a "Taliban supported government" has come into power after "strange elections" where both the winners and losers have staged protests against rigging.
Assam board class 10th results 2013 will be declared today by the Board of Secondary Education, Assam today on May 12
Karachi, May 17 (ANI): Former Pakistan captain Amir Sohail has called the ICC a 'total failure', saying that it has proved its incompetence again in tackling the corruption in the game.
Karachi, May 17 (ANI): Former International Cricketing Council (ICC) president Ehsan Mani has urged the governing body to safeguard the sanctity of cricket following the spot-fixing scandals that has surrounded the Indian Premier League tournament.
Guwahati, May 16 (IANS) A woman Maoist cadre was arrested here and a man detained for alleged links with the rebels, police said Thursday.
Guwahati, May 16 (IANS) The Assam government might take up the process of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) throughout the state, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Thursday.
Lahore, May 16 (ANI): Awais Sheikh, the lawyer of Sarabjit Singh, who was kidnapped in Lahore on Wednesday along with his son, has now been freed.
Islamabad, May 16 (ANI): The Pakistani Taliban, also known as the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has said that they do not rule out a 'ceasefire' if the new government 'shows seriousness' to their dialogue offer.
Islamabad, May 16 (ANI): Pakistan may face an international travel ban, including a possible ban on Hajj travel by Saudi Arabia, due to its failure to control a measles outbreak.
New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has turned down a proposal to allow the army to take over the command of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in the wake of a recent incursion by Chinese troops in the Ladakh region.
Islamabad, May 16 (ANI): The brother of slain Pakistani minister Shahbaz Bhatti will speak in front of Pope Francis and some 120,000 members of new Catholic religious movements on Saturday, the Vatican has said.
Guwahati, May 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh does not have any cash in hand and owns a 1996 Maruti car, unlike many of his colleagues.
Beijing, May 15 (Xinhua-ANI): Boeing delivered a Dreamliner made in its Everett plant in Washington to Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways on Tuesday.
Guwahati, May 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, who submitted his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha seat from here today, expressed his gratitude to Assam for sending him to the upper house and said that he would do all possible to accelerate the state's economy so as to eliminate poverty.
Guwahati, May 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh filed his nomination for a fifth consecutive term in the Rajya Sabha here Wednesday.
Guwahati, May 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh filed his nomination for the Rajya Sabha here Wednesday, informed sources said.
Guwahati, May 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Wednesday submitted his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha seat, whose term as Member of Parliament (MP) expires later in the month.
Peshawar, May 15 (ANI): The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has inched closer to setting up their first provincial government as they achieved consensus with the Awami Jamhuri Ittihad Pakistan (AJIP) to form a coalition government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
Guwahati, May 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, whose term as Member of Parliament (MP) expires next month, will arrive in Guwahati today to file his nomination for a fresh term.
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, whose term as Member of Parliament (MP) expires next month, will arrive in Guwahati on Wednesday to file his nomination for a fresh term.
Silchar (Assam), May 14 (IANS) The government must try to bring higher education closer to the people in remote areas and remove the imbalances across regions and sections of society, President Pranab Mukherjee said here Tuesday.
Silchar (Assam), May 14 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee attended the annual convocation of Assam University today at Silchar.
London, May 14 (ANI): UN General Secretary Ban-Ki-moon congratulated the government and the people of Pakistan for their successful holding of polls on May 11.
Guwahati, May 13 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee presented the Asom Ratna award (posthumously) to Late Indira Goswami and the Srimanta Shankardeva award for the year 2008 to Sharmila Tagore at a function here on Monday.
Guwahati, May 13 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Monday termed women as the symbol of peace, love, humanity and dignity, while calling for measures to ensure they get recognition for their "selfless work" as well as the "respect and courtesy they deserve".
New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will undertake a three-day visit to Assam and Nagaland from today.
Guwahati, May 12 (ANI): A rhino has falled prey to illegal poaching in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam.The carcass of the dead rhino was located yesterday in the area of Doramari.
Shillong, May 12 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary Sunday cautioned that Maoists were trying to establish their foothold in India's northeastern region.
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will be on a three-day visit to Assam and Nagaland from Monday, said an official statement here.
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will be on a two-day visit to Assam from Monday, his first to the state after assuming the country's top post, it was announced here Sunday.
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) Forest officials in Assam's Kaziranga National Park found two carcasses of one-horned rhinos from two locations, officials said Saturday.
Guwahati, May 10 (ANI): The decline of insurgent activities in the northeast has led to a surge in developmental activities.
Guwahati, May 10 (ANI): The countrywide boom in the real estate sector is now visible in the northeast, especially in Assam, which has fast emerged as an investment hotspot.
Imphal, May 10 (ANI): Militancy is declining in the northeast due to consistent efforts made by the Central and State Governments.
Gournar village (Tripura), May 10 (ANI): The Assam Rifles is working consistently to improve the lives of people in the northeast, including Tripura.
Islamabad, May 10 (ANI): Votes of the non-Muslim sections in Pakistan are likely to play a decisive role in the final result of May 11 polls, according to National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) chairman, Tariq Malik.
Islamabad, May 10 (ANI): The chief commander of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has issued a mandate to Taliban commanders to carry out widespread attacks in the country on May 11.
Guwahati, May 9 (IANS) A Maoist leader who embraced Maoism way back in 1967 has been finally arrested in Assam, police said Thursday.
Islamabad, May 9 (ANI): The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of Pakistan has written to Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani saying that the current security plan is inadequate, and has asked him to deploy army personnel at all the sensitive stations across the country.
Islamabad, May 9 (ANI): An unknown terror group has warned that women in Pakistan's Waziristan area should not vote in Saturday's general election, threatening punishment if they did.
New Delhi, May 8 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's term as Member of Parliament (MP) expires on June 14 with the Election Commission today announcing the election for the two Rajya Sabha seats from Assam will be held on May 30.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) A delegation of the Northeast Students' Organisation (NESO) Wednesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here and expressed opposition to the proposed land swap deal between India and Bangladesh.
Guwahati, May 8 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to increase the number of foreigners' tribunals in the state from the existing 36 to 100.
Chicago, May 8 (IANS) General Motors has been given green light by China to build a $1.3 billion factory in Shanghai, the automaker said.
Agartala, May 8 (IANS) The Left Front government in the northeastern state of Tripura has decided to ask the CBI to probe the illegal activities of the non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) in the state, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Two men were arrested here for allegedly submitting fake bank guarantees and audit reports to get a government contract from Assam Rifles, police said Tuesday.
Guwahati, May 7 (IANS) Assam's annual plan outlay for 2013-14 has been fixed at Rs.12,500 crore, a statement said Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday said that militancy in the northeastern region is losing its grip and influence among the people due to consistent efforts made by the Centre and state governments to counter and eliminate various ultra outfits.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday condoled the passing away of veteran Assamese journalist Profulla Chandra Borua.
Islamabad, May 7 (ANI): A new magazine set up by militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan has appealed to Muslims around the world to come up with a new technology to hack or manipulate drones.
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The government has constituted a state-level committee to look into the grievances of weavers in Assam, Minister of State for Textiles Panabaaka Lakshmi said Monday.
Karachi, May 6 (ANI): Vice captain of Pakistan national cricket team Mohammed Hafeez is not worried that his poor batting form has not served the team too well in the recent past, ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy.
Bijni (Assam), May 6 (ANI): Police and paramilitary personnel in Bijni town of Assam diffused two improvised explosive device, while non-political student's body said that it was an attempt to tarnish its image as the bombs were found within the compound of the dilapidated house, which was once its office.
Karachi, May 4 (ANI): The training camp set up by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) at Abbottabad to prepare the team for the ICC Champions Trophy, along with the upcoming tours of Scotland and Ireland, had begun on Friday with fielding as the main focus, as it has been Pakistan's Achilles heel for a long time.
Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) A three-day exercise has begun in Assam's Kaziranga National Park to monitor the exact number of Eastern Swamp Deer there, an official said Friday.
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) Tea production in Assam's Barak valley recorded a sharp decline during the months of March and April compared to same period last year mainly because of the drought conditions prevailing in the area, an official statement said.
Islamabad, May 3 (ANI): Reacting to the brutal attack and consequent death of Indian convict Sarabjit Singh, an editorial in a Pakistani daily has said that the incident could affect relations between India and Pakistan, making matters worse for the latter whose image has taken a blow internationally.
Islamabad, May 3 (ANI): Inflation in Pakistan had slipped to a nine-year low in April despite an expansionary fiscal policy pursued by the finance ministry.
Pune, May 2 (IANS) Unseeded Pareen Shivekar and Utkarsh Bharadwaj continued their brilliant runs to reach the finals of the Girls and Boys singles, respectively, in the Om Dalvi Memorial ATF Asian Under-14 Series tennis tournament here Thursday.
Guwahati, May 2 (ANI): Around 342 players from different parts of the country, Bangladesh and Nepal participated in the Fifth edition of Jugal the Kishore Newatia Memorial International Chess Championship in Guwahati.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): The Union Cabinet has approved a Rs.11,000 crore plan to modernise the seven central paramilitary forces, including the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
Islamabad, May. 2 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said former premier Benazir Bhutto was not assassinated by the Taliban, but by the people who were worried that she was going to come into power.
Guwahati, May 1 (IANS) The curfew imposed in parts of Golapara district in Assam after police firing two days ago was lifted Wednesday for seven hours.
Karachi, May 1 (ANI): Struggling Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi has pledged to improve his performances following his sack from the 15-member squad for the Champions Trophy in England.
Islamabad, May. 1 (ANI): A US panel has urged Washington to maintain a ban on a visa to chief minister of Gujarat over anti-Muslim riots, even though he is a favourite to run for prime minister.
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) chief U.K. Sinha has said that he and his colleagues are working hard to ensure that small investors' savings are not put to risk.
Islamabad, May. 1 (ANI): A US government-appointed panel has urged Washington to step up pressure on Pakistan over religious freedom, warning that risks to its minorities have reached a crisis level.
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Lyricist-writer Gulzar has been appointed the new chancellor of Assam University.
Guwahati, April 30 (ANI): A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team will meet Assam Police officials in Guwahati on Tuesday to discuss the chit fund scam issue.
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) In the face of stiff criticism by opposition parties over the India-Bangladesh land-swap deal, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday said it will, in fact, serve the state's interest in tackling infiltration, smuggling and promoting trade relations between the two countries.
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) Two people were killed and seven others injured Monday after police opened fire to disperse an irate mob in Assam, forcing the administration to impose indefinite curfew in the violence-affected area.
Islamabad, Apr. 29 (ANI): The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has defended its attack on politicians, saying that they were targeting liberal political parties for their secular ideology and support for military operations.
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) Two people were killed and at least six injured in police firing in Assam Monday, an official said.
Islamabad, Apr. 29 (ANI): Majority of Pakistanis feel that Google is against Islam and Muslims, a survey has revealed.
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Scam-ridden Saradha Group boss Sudipta Sen, arrested for being the alleged kingpin of the multi-billion rupee chit fund scam, was grilled by Assam Police in the cases of fraud and forgery lodged against him in the state, police sources here said Sunday.
Guwahati, April 28 (IANS) People hurled shoes, sandals and empty water bottles at Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain in Western Assam's Chirang district Sunday after he hit out at All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Moulana Badaruddin Ajmal in a speech.
Guwahati, April 28 (ANI): Assam state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged protests in Guwahati over the recurring poaching of one-horned rhinoceros in Kaziranga National park and other sanctuaries.
Kaziranga, (Assam) April 27 (IANS) A male wild buffalo was returned to the forest Saturday after over two years of human care, a wildlife official said.