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July 2012

Champion in police net

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: In a major breakthrough the state police on Monday morning finally arrested the much wanted Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) chief Champion Sangma from near the Indo Bangla border at Umkrem, East Khasi Hills.…

Finance Dept seeks clarification from PHE

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: The Finance department has sought clarification from the PHE department on some of the components of the Greater Shillong Water Supply Scheme (GSWSS) Phase III which is funded under JNNURM. "The Finance department…

Defence Ministry told to change SOP

New Delhi: In the wake of delay in army deployment to contain recent ethnic riots in Assam, the Union Home Ministry is learnt to have asked the Defence Ministry to change the latter's standard operating procedure (SOP) of deployment of army…

UPA panel before Aug 8

New Delhi: The much talked about UPA Coordination Committee is expected to be in place before the Monsoon session of Parliament begins on August 8. This was indicated by a senior Congress leader today in an apparent move to project a united…

GNLA rebels flee after encounter

From Our Correspondent  TURA: A five-member GNLA group exchanged fire with SWAT commandos in north Garo Hills district on Monday morning before escaping. Police from East Garo Hills conducted the raid in the village of Dalbingre under newly…

PC pulls up official for large motorcade

Kokrajhar: A bureaucrat of the Assam government had to face the ire of Union Home Minister P Chidambaram over the large number of vehicles in his motorcade during his visit here to relief camps for ethnic violence-hit victims on Monday. As…

32 perish in TN Express blaze

Nellore (AP): A mystery fire broke out in a sleeper class coach of Chennai-bound Tamil Nadu Express early this morning, killing 32 passengers and injuring 25 others in one of worst mishaps in the region which Railway Minister Mukul Roy…