• MHA team says ethnic clashes ‘well planned’
    SHILLONG, January 10 (PTI): A Ministry of Home Affairs team today visited the ethnic-violence-hit areas along the Assam-Meghalaya border and said that the clashes appeared to be “well-planned.” The
  • CM Gogoi vs rights activist Gogoi
    (Left) KMSS General Secretary Akhil Gogoi leading a demonstration at Dispur last gate on Monday, January 10. The KMSS alleged that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is involved in embezzling public money of the state.
  • No Amnesty for ULFA
    Guwahati | January 10 : Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday ruled out general amnesty for members of the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (Ulfa) despite an atmosphere of talks. But, he said, his go
  • South Sudan treads path to independence
    South Sudanese men wait to casts their vote at a polling station in Juba, Southern Sudan, on Monday. Thousands of people began casting ballots Sunday during a weeklong vote to choose the destiny of this war-rav
  • When your phone is your doctor
    Your mobile phone can help treat you medically. Even as the global mobile health technology market is looking at growing at 25% annually from the current $1.5 billion (Rs 6,750 crore) to $4.6 billion (Rs 20,700
  • Quotation
    In a society governed passively by free markets and free elections, organized greed always defeats disorganized democracy-Matt Taibi
  • S. Sudan begins independence vote
    Former US President Jimmy Carter, right, greets Southern Sudanese men waiting to cast their vote at a polling station in Juba, Southern Sudan on January 9. About four million  Southern Sudanese voters bega
  • ULFA military chief Paresh Baruah in China
    New Delhi, January 9 (PTI): Paresh Baruah, the military chief of the banned outfit United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), seems to be enjoying hospitality in  China as his presence in the neighbouring cou
  • EC for ban on opinion poll
    Kolkata, January 9 (PTI): Chief Election Commissioner S. Y. Quraishi on Sunday favoured banning of opinion polls with the enforcement of the model code of conduct and said the constitutional body should also be
  • ‘Bifurcation of AP is different and unique case’
    New Delhi, January 9 (PTI): Telangana protagonists may claim Hyderabad as an integral part of their region but the statehood demand does not arouse the “same intensity of emotions” among the residen
  • Gogoi involved in embezzlement: KMSS
    GUWAHATI, January 9 (TAT): Peasant organisation Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti alleged that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is involved in embezzling the public money of the State and part of the money laundered by hi
  • Reflections
    I knew you`d come,Here is the ransom in advance!
  • BJP wants bill for creation of Telangana state
    GUWAHATI, January 8 (PTI): BJP on Saturday adopted a statement on Telangana issue at its national executive meet, demanding that the government introduce a bill in Parliament at the earliest for the creation of
  • Give up discretionary powers
    New Delhi, January 8 (PTI): Taking forward her resolve to take corruption head on, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written letters to Union Ministers and state chief ministers asking them to give up their d
  • Celeb tweets make impact on top stories in 2010
    NEW YORK, January 8 (Reuters Life!): News organizations had the most influence on the top Twitter topics in 2010 but some celebrities were not far behind, according to new research. Alok Choudhary, the chair of
  • New country likely to emerge from Sudan’s referendum
    Juba (Sudan), January 8 (Agencies): A new country is widely expected to emerge on the African continent following southern Sudan’s independence referendum, which begins Sunday. The week-long poll gives th
  • Reflections
    Forgive? Sure. Forget? Never!
  • Quotation
    A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century-Baron de Montesquieu
  • Quotation
    Without freedom, no one really has a name-Milton Acorda
  • Quotation
    Who speaks of liberty while the human mind is in chains?-Francis Wright