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More Indians head to Nepal

May 3, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) Nepal has witnessed a sustained tourist inflow with visitor arrivals in April rising by 23.1 percent year on year, according to official figures released Thursday. Arrivals from India went up by nearly 45 percent.

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.

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.

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Nepal witnesses sustained tourist inflow

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Kathmandu, May 3 (Xinhua-ANI): Nepal witnessed a sustained tourist inflow with visitor arrivals in April rising by 23.1 percent year on year, according to official figures released on 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.

Snag grounds Jetlite flight

May 2, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) A Mumbai-bound Jetlite flight was grounded after the aircraft developed a major technical problem while trying to take off from here Wednesday, leading to a delay in the arrivals and departures of other flights too, an airport official said.

Azerbaijan to host global singing contest

May 2, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Baku (Azerbaijan), May 2 (IANS) Azerbaijan, the Eurasian nation, will host an international singing contest in May, that is expected to attract singers from 42 countries and more than 20,000 spectators from around the world.

FIFA president visits Algeria

May 1, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Algiers, May 1 (IANS) FIFA president Joseph Sepp Blatter has arrived in Algeria for a two-day visit at the invitation of Algerian Football Federation (FAF) chief Mohamed Raouraoua.

Coolest April in Delhi comes to end Monday

April 30, 2012 at 10:02 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Monday saw a fitting end to the coolest April in past few years in Delhi with the maximum temperature staying two notches below the normal at 36.9 degrees Celsius for this time of the year. The minimum temperature dipped even further to three notches below normal to 20.9 degrees Celsius.

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.

Taj GVK net profit dips by 32 percent

April 30, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Hyderabad, April 30 (IANS) Hyderabad-based Taj GVK Hotels and Resorts Ltd, a joint venture between the GVK group and the Tata group's Indian Hotels Company Ltd, has reported a decline of 32 percent in its net profit during 2011-12.

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.

Airport Metro offers bouquet of mobile phone links

April 30, 2012 at 3:38 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Commuters travelling on the Delhi Metro's Airport Express line managed by Reliance Infrastructure can now have uninterrupted mobile phone connectivity, a company official said here Monday.

Thailand's Suvarnabhumi voted 10th best airport: SKYTRAX

April 29, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Bangkok, Apr 29 (Xinhua-ANI): Thailand's Suvarnabhumi Airport was voted by over 12 million passengers worldwide as the world's 10th best airport in a recent survey conducted by SKYTRAX, the world's largest airport and airline review site.

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.

Thunderstorm grounds over 100 flights in China

April 28, 2012 at 6:02 AM

Beijing, April 28 (IANS) A thunderstorm in China's Guangdong province grounded over 100 flights at an airport Friday night, said authorities.

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.

Kourtney Kardashian says pregnancy caused panic attack

April 27, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Kourtney Kardashian has revealed that the reason why she raced to the front of the line at the airport on April 18 was claustrophobia.

Pakistani held for aircraft hijack threat

April 27, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Police Friday detained a passenger who threatened to hijack an aircraft on a domestic flight, a media report said.

UFOs might have caused Bhoja crash: Reports

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Islamabad, Apr 27 (ANI): According to unconfirmed reports, the Bhoja Air Boeing 737 crash in Pakistan on April 20 could have been caused by a UFO sighting by the pilot.

Pakistan deports Osama family to Saudi Arabia

April 27, 2012 at 4:58 AM

Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Pakistan early Friday deported slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's three widows and 11 other family members to Saudi Arabia.

It's coolest April in Delhi, good weather to continue

April 26, 2012 at 7:44 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Delhiites Thursday again experienced a soft, cool breeze and light drizzle as the Met Office said April this year has been an unusually pleasant month. Friday could also see some thunderstorms.

Airport Metro opens postal service counter

April 26, 2012 at 7:44 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The swanky high-speed Airport Metro has opened a counter at its New Delhi station to offer postal services, an official said Thursday.

Ajit Singh justifies decision to hike user development charges at Delhi airport

April 26, 2012 at 4:02 PM

New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Thursday said the government cannot interfere with the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority's (AERA) decision to hike user development charges at New Delhi Airport by 346 percent for next two years from May 15.

Abu Dhabi airport named best in Middle East

April 25, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Abu Dhabi, April 25 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been named the best airport in the Middle East, and the third best in the world.

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.

Survey confirms tiger presence in Mizoram's Dampa reserve

April 25, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Guwahati, April 25 (IANS) In a significant development, a team of wildlife researchers has, after a scientific survey, confirmed the presence of tigers in the Dampa reserve in Mizoram.

Tibetan activists launch signature campaign

April 25, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Guwahati, April 24 (IANS) The voice for a free Tibet sounded louder here Tuesday after three motorcyclists who have embarked on an all-India tour arrived in this Assamese city to start a signature campaign for their cause.

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.

Akhilesh assures all help for NIA hub in UP

April 24, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Lucknow, April 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday assured National Investigation Agency chief S.C. Sinha all help in setting up a hub in the state capital.

Vietnamese man held with rhino horns

April 24, 2012 at 3:40 AM

Johannesburg, April 24 (IANS) A 25-year-old Vietnamese man was arrested here when he was trying to leave the country with three rhino horns, authorities said Monday.

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.

Pak civil aviation authority begins check on private aircrafts after near miss in Karachi

April 23, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Islamabad, Apr 23(ANI): The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Pakistan has begun inspection of all private passenger planes after a disaster was averted in Karachi following Friday's deadly Bhoja aircrash.

Narrow escape for two Pakistan airliners; authorities order 'shakedown inspection' of all fleets

April 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Karachi/Lahore/Islamabad, Apr 23 (ANI): Days after the fatal Bhoja Airline crash, two airliners narrowly escaped disasters in Karachi and Lahore respectively on Sunday, prompting the authorities to order a 'shakedown inspection' of all private airlines.

Hong Kong airport sets new monthly record for flight movements in March

April 22, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Hong Kong, April 22 (Xinhua-ANI): The Hong Kong International Airport set a new monthly record with 29,600 flight movements this March, up 5.2 percent over a year earlier, the airport said in a statement on Sunday.

'Acceleration at low height caused mid-air explosion leading to deadly Bhoja plane crash'

April 22, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Islamabad, Apr 22(ANI): The ill-fated Bhoja aircraft was flying at a speed of 500 kilometre per hour, which caused the fuel tank to burst, resulting in a mid-air explosion, an initial report has revealed.

Gilani orders plane crash probe, official hints at blunder (Roundup)

April 21, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday ordered a judicial probe into Friday's airliner crash near here in which all 127 people on board were killed as the country's top met department official said the plane should have never been given permission to land.

Chinese president mourns Pakistan plane crash victims

April 21, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Beijing, April 21 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao Saturday expressed his deep condolences to his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari over Friday's plane crash near Islamabad in which all 127 people on board were killed.

'Pakistani plane shouldn't have been allowed to land'

April 21, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) With Pakistani authorities confirming that 127 people perished in Friday's plane crash, a top official of the country's meteorological department has said the Bhoja Airlines plane should have never been given permission to land, according to media reports.

Kingfisher negotiates with striking employees

April 21, 2012 at 7:33 PM

New Delhi/Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Kingfisher Airlines said it is negotiating with the agitating employees who went on a flash strike Saturday over non-payment of salaries and hopes to resolve the problem soon.

Kingfisher employees on strike, operations not affected

April 21, 2012 at 5:41 PM

New Delhi/Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) A section of Kingfisher Airlines employees Saturday went on a flash strike protesting non-payment of salaries, heaping more trouble on the financially-stressed private carrier.

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.

Alert employees save 64 newborns in Assam hospital

April 21, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Guwahati, April 21 (IANS) Timely intervention by intensive care unit employees saved 64 young lives from choking to death at a hospital here Saturday.

Plane crash victims' kin arrive in Islamabad

April 21, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) A special plane carrying the relatives of air-crash victims from Karachi has landed here Saturday, authorities said.

Boeing offers to assist Pakistan in crash probe

April 21, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) US aircraft company Boeing has offered technical assistance to Pakistan in the investigation into the plane crash near here that killed 127 people Friday.

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.

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.

Jet pilots abort landing after phone distraction

April 19, 2012 at 10:21 PM

London, April 19 (IANS) The pilots of an international flight had to abort touch-down because the captain was distracted by his mobile phone, Daily Mail reported 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.

Julain Assange's lawyer placed on UK 'inhibited' travel list

April 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Sydney, Apr 19 (ANI): An Australian lawyer working for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has reportedly been placed on a watch list and would require permission from the country's Foreign Affairs Department to fly home from Britain.

Sukhoi skids at Pune airport, flights hit

April 19, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Pune, April 19 (IANS) A Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force skidded and shot off the runway at the Pune airport here Thursday, hitting civilian air traffic, officials said.

PM to inaugurate linear accelerator at Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati

April 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will inaugurate 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 tomorrow.

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.

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.

Passport Seva Kendra opens in Guwahati

April 17, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Guwahati, April 17 (IANS) A passport service centre opened in the city Tuesday to handle the growing number of applications from the northeastern region.

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.

Speeding train kills 1, injures 3 in Assam

April 17, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Guwahati, April 17 (IANS) One person was killed and three others were critically injured Tuesday after a speeding train hit them near Thakurbari in Chandrapur area on the outskirts of Guwahati, police said.

Four dead as tourist bus catches fire near Assam's Kaziranga National Park

April 16, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Guwahati, April 16 (ANI): At least four passengers lost their lives on Monday after the tourist bus they were traveling in caught fire near the Kaziranga National Park.

Songs and dances mark Assamese new year

April 14, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Guwahati, April 14 (IANS) Traditional songs, dances and merrymaking marked the first day of the Assamese new year and the second of Rongali Bihu across the state of Assam Saturday.

20 Chinese held for protesting at airport

April 14, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Beijing, April 14 (IANS) A total of 20 angry passengers have been "punished" in Chinese metropolis Shanghai for protesting on an airport taxiway and demanding compensation for a delayed flight.

Assam to pay rich tributes to Bhupen Hazarika

April 13, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Guwahati, April 13 (IANS) Assam will pay rich tributes to legendary singer and music maestro Bhupen Hazarika on the occasion of Rongali Bihu festival.

Operations at IGI airport normal after aerobridge operators' strike

April 13, 2012 at 3:55 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Operations at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport here, hit after a late Thursday night strike by a section of contracted aerobridge operators, returned to normal Friday with the authorities roping in their own work force.

Operations at IGI airport normal after aerobridge operators' strike

April 13, 2012 at 2:43 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Operations at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport here, hit after a late Thursday night strike by a section of contracted aerobridge operators, returned to normal Friday with the authorities roping in its own work force.

Thai Airways launches cargo aircraft

April 11, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Hyderabad, April 11 (IANS) Thai Airways is introducing its first Boeing 747-400 retrofitted cargo aircraft Thursday.

Woman strips naked at Denver airport

April 11, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Melbourne, Apr 11 (ANI): A female passenger caused quite a stir on Tuesday morning when she stripped naked in the middle of Concourse B, at Denver International Airport.

Earthquake hits Indonesia, tremors also felt in India

April 11, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Jakarta, Apr 11 (ANI): A massive earthquake has hit the West Coast of Sumatra, at a magnitude of 8.7 on the Richter scale.

Double tourist inflow, Sahay urges northeastern states

April 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Guwahati, April 10 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay on Tuesday asked the northeastern states to step up their efforts to bring in more foreign and domestic tourists to the region.

18 dead in Afghan suicide bombings

April 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Kabul, April 10 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed and 45 others injured in two separate Taliban attacks in Afghanistan Tuesday, media reports said.

ULFA opposes PM visit, calls shutdown

April 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Guwahati, April 10 (IANS) The anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has called a dawn-to-dusk Assam shutdown on April 20 to protest the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the state.

Kingfisher, Air India owe Rs.525 crore to GMR

April 10, 2012 at 5:42 PM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Infrastructure major GMR group Tuesday said that cash-strapped airlines Kingfisher and Air India owed it about Rs.525 crore for using the Delhi and Hyderabad airports.

UAE dispatches relief supply to Libya

April 10, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Abu Dhabi, April 9 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sent a relief plane carrying urgent medical aid for the Libyan people to ease their suffering.

Talks successful, we are hopeful: Rajkhowa

April 9, 2012 at 5:31 PM

New Delhi/Guwahati, April 9 (IANS) Leader of the pro-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (Ulfa) Arabinda Rajkhowa Monday termed as successful the talks with the central government on peace and development in Assam.

Yuvi returns in blaze of flashlights - and good wishes

April 9, 2012 at 2:51 PM

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The doors stayed closed as the anticipation mounted. In what was the equivalent of curtains rising on a grand theatrical performance, camera crews waited expectantly - and patiently - at the airport here Monday for ace cricketer Yuvraj Singh to walk out after three months of battling cancer in the US.

Chavez returns to Cuba for cancer treatment

April 9, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Havana, April 9 (IANS/EFE) Cuban President Raul Castro welcomed his Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chavez, back to Havana, where he will undergo another round of cancer treatment, state media reported Sunday.

ULFA pro-talk faction leaves for Delhi for talks

April 8, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Guwahati, April 8 (IANS) A five-member delegation of the pro-talk faction of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) leaders led by its chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa left for New Delhi Sunday to hold the third round of talks with the central government Monday.

Ulfa cadre killed in Assam

April 8, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Guwahati, April 8 (IANS) A hard-core member of the Ulfa's anti-talk faction was killed during a gun battle with the army and the police in lower Assam's Goalpara district on the Assam-Meghalaya border Sunday, police said.

Gold worth Rs.1.6 crore seized from airline passenger at Lucknow Airport

April 7, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Lucknow, Apr.7 (ANI): Custom officials at Lucknow Airport seized gold approximately worth Rs.1.6 crore from a passenger coming from Dubai.

New scanner in Europe airports to be installed owing to security concerns

April 7, 2012 at 4:26 PM

London, April 7 (ANI): Britain's Department for Transport is likely to approve installation of a new generation of airport scanners, which would lift the ban on carrying liquids by passengers.

Arms, ammunition seized in Assam district

April 6, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Guwahati, April 6 (IANS) Police Friday seized a hand made gun and 14 rounds of live ammunition from a residence in the Gohpur area of Assam's Sonitpur district.

US describes $10m bounty on JuD chief Saeed 'sweetener' to provide evidence

April 6, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): US State Department spokesperson Mark Toner has described the 10 million dollar bounty on Jammat -ud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed as a "sweetener" to enable people to come forward and give evidence against him, adding that the US was maintaining close contact with India over the issue.

CPI veteran Promod Gogoi dies

April 6, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Guwahati, April 6 (IANS) Promod Gogoi, 82, a Communist Party of India (CPI) leader from Assam, passed away at a hospital here Friday, days after being re-elected to the party's National Executive.

Ex-Karbi militant arrested in Assam with arms

April 5, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Guwahati, April 5 (IANS) Police in Assam's Karbi Anglong district Thursday morning arrested one person, suspected to be an ex-militant of a Karbi outfit, sources said.

Centre alerts Assam ahead of ULFA raising day

April 4, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Guwahati, April 4 (IANS) Security agencies in Assam are prepared for any attempt by the anti-talk faction of ULFA to resort to violence ahead of April 7 which the banned outfit observes as its raising day.

US woman, 80, with no training, lands plane

April 3, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Washington, April 3 (IANS) An 80-year-old woman in the US who had never flown before managed to land a small aircraft after her pilot husband passed out at the controls.

A Russian Plane crashed carrying 43 passengers; 32 died 11 rescued

April 2, 2012 at 1:01 PM

A mid-sized Russian aircraft bound to Surgut fell some two km from a village near Roshchnino Airport on Monday morning. There were 39 passengers and 4 crew members in the crashed plane in which at least......

Fuel thieves cause pipeline fire in Mexico

April 2, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Guadalajara (Mexico), April 2 (IANS/EFE) A natural gas pipeline owned by Mexican state oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, caught fire when fuel was being stolen from a stretch near the western city of Tlajomulco, officials said.

Security forces in Assam seize arms and ammunition

March 31, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Kamrup, Mar 31 (ANI): Security forces in Assam seized huge cache of ultra modern arms and ammunitions in Guwahati.

Railways to run extra trains for summer rush

March 30, 2012 at 4:18 PM

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) In order to cope with the summer season (April-June) rush of passenger traffic, the Indian Railways Friday said it has planned over 5,600 trips of special trains on 44 popular routes.

Education for underprivileged children in Guwahati

March 29, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Guwahati, Mar 29 (ANI): Utsah or the Universal Team for Social Action and Help, a Guwahati based NGO, is imparting education to underprivileged children at Guwahati's Hafiz Nagar area.

Arms seized in Assam, three arrested

March 27, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Guwahati, March 27 (IANS) Security forces in Assam have seized arms and ammunition and arrested three people in two separate incidents in the state Tuesday, officials said.

India should be careful in dealing with China: Dolma

March 26, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Guwahati, March 26 (IANS) Home minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, Gyari Dolma Monday warned the Indian government to be very careful while dealing with China.

Six abducted by militants in Mizoram

March 26, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Aizawl, March 26 (IANS) At least six people, including residents of Assam, Punjab, and Rajasthan, were abducted by unidentified tribal guerrillas in a Mizoram district bordering Bangladesh Monday, police said here.

Kingfisher shuts shop in Lucknow: Airport officials

March 26, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Lucknow, March 26 (IANS) Plagued by financial losses, Kingfisher Airlines has pulled out its flights from Lucknow to New Delhi and Mumbai, say airport officials.

Tibetan minister to launch awareness drive in Northeast

March 25, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Guwahati, March 25 (IANS) The home minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, Gyari Dolma is expected to kick start a campaign for the cause of Tibetan independence in Guwahati Monday.

Afridi apologises for punching fan at Karachi airport

March 24, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Islamabad: Pakistan flamboyant cricketer Shahid Afridi has apologised to Pakistan's cricket fans over his outrageous reaction at Karachi Airport on returning home after winning the Asia Cup.

Guwahati hosts handloom and handicraft fair

March 16, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Guwahati, Mar 16 (ANI): A three-day handloom festival was recently organized in Guwahati under the aegis of Khadi Village Industries Board of Arunachal Pradesh in association with North East Institute of Fashion Technology with participants from eight states of the region showcasing their products

Guwahati hosts handloom and handicraft fair

March 16, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Guwahati, Mar 16 (ANI): A three-day handloom festival was recently organized in Guwahati under the aegis of Khadi Village Industries Board of Arunachal Pradesh in association with North East Institute of Fashion Technology with participants from eight states of the region showcasing their products

Unemployed Assamese youth provided free vocational training

March 10, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Guwahati, Mar 10 (ANI): Several NGOs and self help groups active in the northeast region with support from the government are training uneducated and school drop outs in Assam in different vocational skills to help them get jobs and become financially independent.

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