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AP EAMCET Results 2015 declared online on apeamcet.org

May 21, 2015 at 10:42 PM

AP EAMCET Results 2015 declared today on the website apeamcet.org, Students can check the results on this website.

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

May 12, 2015 at 1:59 PM

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

Assam killing: PM condemns killing of innocent peoples

December 24, 2014 at 12:10 AM

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

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Aspirin safer than warfarin in preventing stroke: Study

May 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM

London, May 3 (IANS) Aspirin and warfarin, a drug also used as rat poison, are equally effective in preventing heart strokes, a new study says.

Bodoland gets more support, strike from May 7

May 3, 2012 at 1:50 PM

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

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

May 3, 2012 at 12:47 PM

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

Gogoi claims improved law and order

May 2, 2012 at 8:38 PM

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

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.

Modernize ferries in Assam: MP

May 2, 2012 at 2:26 PM

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

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

May 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM

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

Assam asks Dhaka to help locate ferry victims

May 2, 2012 at 1:22 PM

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

Rahul Gandhi to visit Assam boat tragedy site

May 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

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

Search resumes for Assam ferry tragedy victims

May 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM

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

Meira Kumar expresses grief over Assam boat deaths

May 1, 2012 at 9:09 PM

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

BJP seeks PM statement on defence preparedness

May 1, 2012 at 8:58 PM

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

Delhi hospital launches helpline for strokes

May 1, 2012 at 8:02 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) With the number of strokes on the rise, Delhi's Fortis hospital Tuesday launched a toll-free helpline for victims.

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.

Norwegian world champion swimmer found dead

May 1, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Oslo, May 1 (IANS) The Norwegian swimming federation Tuesday said world champion Alexander Dale Oen had died following a cardiac arrest during a training camp in Flagstaff, Arizona. He was 26.

New surgical procedure cuts high blood pressure better than drugs

May 1, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Kuala Lumpur, May 1 (ANI): A simple surgical procedure can help those with resistant hypertension to control their high blood pressure.

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.

Railway Minister Roy expresses grief over Assam boat tragedy

May 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

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

PM announces Rs.2 lakh for Assam boat accident victims

May 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

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

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

May 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

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

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

May 1, 2012 at 12:50 PM

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

Death Toll may rise in Assam Ferry mishap

May 1, 2012 at 12:24 PM

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

150 missing, toll could rise in Assam boat accident

May 1, 2012 at 11:22 AM

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

68 die, over 150 still missing in Assam boat tragedy

April 30, 2012 at 11:06 PM

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

PM expresses grief over Assam ferry tragedy

April 30, 2012 at 10:34 PM

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

Several feared dead in Assam ferry capsize

April 30, 2012 at 9:46 PM

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

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.

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.

Having kids doesn't encourage parents to eat healthy

April 30, 2012 at 4:50 PM

London, April 30 (ANI): It is believed that starting a family will lead parents to healthier eating habits, as they try to set a good example for their children.

Pregnancy stress can affect baby's iron status: Study

April 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Washington, April 30 (IANS) Newborns, whose mothers experience stress during the first trimester of pregnancy, may end up with a low iron content and poor health later, says a new study.

Violent teens may be emulating aggressive parents

April 29, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Washington, April 29 (ANI): A new study involving an Indian origin scientist has revealed that teens who fight may be modelling what they see adult relatives do or have parents with pro-fighting attitudes.

Mums' stress during early pregnancy can affect newborns' iron status

April 29, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Washington, April 29 (ANI): Maternal stress during first trimester of pregnancy may put newborns at risk for iron deficiency, which could lead to physical and mental delays down the road, say researchers.

20 dead in UP road accident

April 29, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Lucknow, April 29 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed, while over 12 others were injured Sunday when two buses collided in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district, around 265 km from the state capital, police said.

Violent teens may be emulating parents' example

April 29, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Washington, April 29 (IANS) Teens who fight may be emulating adult relatives or have parents with aggressive attitudes, according to a new study led by an Indian origin researcher.

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.

Manipulating heart-specific gene pathway may treat obesity, diabetes

April 28, 2012 at 3:01 PM

In a recent study, scientist has shown that heart can potentially regulate the balance of energy in the body that may prove very useful for the effective treatment of diseases like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Gene `switch` may help mend broken hearts

April 28, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Researchers have for the first time come up with an avant-garde approach to repair damaged hearts by converting injured cells into healthy beating muscle cells using microRNA.

Incidence of foetal growth restriction 'lower in obese mums-to-be '

April 28, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Obesity during pregnancy makes women vulnerable to a multitude of challenges.

Obese drivers 'more likely to die in crash'

April 28, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Obese drivers are more vulnerable to severe injury or death during car crashes as they are far less likely to wear seatbelts than drivers of normal weight, a new study has revealed.

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.

Manipulating heart-specific gene pathway may help treat obesity, diabetes

April 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Washington, April 27 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that the heart can regulate energy balance throughout the body, a finding that may lead to effective treatments for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Perception of pain 'may make it even more worse'

April 27, 2012 at 5:14 PM

London, Apr 27 (ANI): Feeling sad or watching while receiving an injection may make pain an even more unpleasant experience, a pair of studies have claimed.

Gene 'switch' may regenerate damaged heart cells

April 27, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Researchers have for the first time converted scar tissue that forms after a heart attack into regenerated heart muscle using microRNA.

Six die as car falls into gorge in Himachal

April 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Four members of a family were among six people killed Friday when a car they were travelling in rolled down into a gorge near Dhami, about 15 km from here, police said.

Rogue DNA could trip the heart

April 26, 2012 at 12:57 PM

London, April 26 (IANS) DNA from the heart's own cells may unwittingly activate the body's immune system, tripping the heart, according to a study by British and Japanese researchers.

Daily aspirin cuts bowel cancer death risk

April 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM

London, April 26 (IANS) People suffering from bowel cancer who take aspirin daily could cut their chance of dying from the disease by about one-third, a decade-long study has said.

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.

Botox jabs 'only modestly effective for chronic migraines, daily headaches'

April 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Washington, April 25(ANI): Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have approved botulinum toxin A ("Botox") injections for preventive treatment for chronic migraines, a review and analysis of previous studies have found only a small to modest benefit for patients with chronic migraine headaches and chronic daily headaches.

Second swine flu death reported in Himachal

April 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Shimla, April 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has reported its second death this year due to swine flu, a health official said Wednesday.

Biometric cards for Assam small tea growers soon

April 25, 2012 at 5:49 PM

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

Brain cell changes 'may cause sleep troubles in elderly people'

April 25, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Older animals show cellular changes in the brain "clock" that sets sleep and wakeful periods, a new study has claimed.

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.

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.

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.

Estrogen hormone 'may have protective ability after traumatic brain injury'

April 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have investigated the biomarkers and novel therapies for traumatic brain injury.

'Ice cream headache' can lead to new painkillers

April 23, 2012 at 3:56 PM

London, April 23 (IANS) Eating ice cream or really chilled soft drinks can trigger crushing headaches in some people, momentarily freezing the brain. New insight into how this happens could open the way for new treatment of other types of headaches, including migraine.

'Housekeeping' mechanism for brain stem cells identified

April 23, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Washington, April 23 (ANI): A molecular pathway that controls the retention and release of the brain's stem cells has been discovered.

Omega-3 fatty acids limit smoking damage

April 22, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Athens, April 22 (IANS) Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, commonly found in marine and plant oils, could help limit damage caused by smoking, says a new study from Greece.

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.

Early milk feeds benefit premature babies

April 21, 2012 at 6:03 PM

A new study has revealed that earlier milk feeds would benefit at-risk premature babies.

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.

Medical marijuana vending machine unveiled by California Company

April 21, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): A California company, which hopes to make medical marijuana a little easier to obtain and control, has unveiled an automated dispensary that distributes the medical drug and looks like a vending machine.

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.

Premature babies 'benefit from early milk feeds'

April 21, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Earlier milk feeds would benefit at-risk premature babies, a new study has suggested.

Omega-3 fatty acids 'may help reduce physical harm caused by smoking'

April 21, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Intake of Omega-3 fatty acids may help to reduce the physical damage that is caused by smoking, a new study has revealed.

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.

Molecular alternatives to life offer new insight into evolution

April 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Researchers have successfully replicated the chemistry of life in synthetic versions of DNA and RNA molecules, thus indicating that the pair of nucleic acids are not unique in their capability to encode information and to pass it on through heredity.

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.

19th century 'vibration chair' can help Parkinson's sufferers

April 20, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Researchers have replicated the work of a celebrated neurologist of the 19th century, who developed a "vibration chair," to relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

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.

Old people who banish regrets 'happier and cope better with stress'

April 20, 2012 at 1:25 PM

London, Apr 20 (ANI): Learning not to linger on "what might have been" could act as a survival mechanism critical to happiness during old age, a new study has suggested.

PM to visit Assam amid shutdown

April 20, 2012 at 10:53 AM

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

Security beefed up in Assam for PM's visit

April 20, 2012 at 10:13 AM

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

NGO slams rural jobs scheme implementation in Assam

April 19, 2012 at 11:41 PM

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

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

April 19, 2012 at 8:13 PM

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

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

April 19, 2012 at 7:30 PM

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

Cancer rising among Indian youth: Experts

April 19, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Cancer among the Indian youth is increasing but the main cause of concern is that they are unknown from the facts,

No evidence found to prove gum disease causes heart disease or stroke

April 19, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Washington, April 19 (ANI): Keeping teeth and gums healthy is important for your overall health.

PM to inaugurate cancer radiation centre in northeast

April 19, 2012 at 5:41 PM

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

London 2012 Olympics sponsor Mc Donalds draws criticism from obesity campaigners

April 19, 2012 at 3:57 PM

London, Apr 19 (ANI): McDonald's, a sponsor of the London Olympics, has drawn much criticism from obesity campaigners following the fast food brand's decision to give away free exercise toys with Happy Meals, as part of a national campaign, to make children more active ahead of the Games.

St. Jude to provide latest medical technologies to India

April 19, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) US-based global medical device company St. Jude Medical Inc. will make its latest technologies available to patients in India, a top company official said here.

Assam to get strict against forest exploiters

April 18, 2012 at 9:25 PM

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

Camellia Plc 'very interested' in acquiring Assam tea gardens

April 18, 2012 at 9:09 PM

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

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

April 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM

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

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.

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