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Aus issues travel advisory for India's north eastern states

Melbourne, July 26: Australia has issued a travel advisory asking its citizens to reconsider their travel plans to India's north eastern states of Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura.

Issuing a new advisory yesterday, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) said, "We advise you to...

Indian Forest Service officer arrested in US for allegedly assaulting a hotel employee sexually

Pennsylvania, July 26: An Indian Forest Service officer has been arrested in the US for allegedly assaulting a hotel employee sexually.

Surender Mahapatra was arrested in Pennsylvania yesterday. He was part of a batch of 34 officers who had gone to the US for a training workshop at Syracuse...

Assam violence: Death toll rises to 41; nearly 2 lakh displaced, many flee to neighbouring Bengal

Guwahati, July 26: Assam is on an edge. There have been fresh clashes and cases of arson and more people have died in ethnic violence. Shoot-at-sight orders are in place in four districts. The exodus of people from villages affected by the clashes continues; they are taking shelter at about 120 relief...

Hang me if I am guilty, Narendra Modi tells Urdu weekly

Ahmedabad, July 26: "Hang me if I am guilty (Main gunehgaar hoon toh mujhe phaansi par latkaa do)." This is what chief minister Narendra Modi has said in his first ever interview to a leading Urdu weekly.

The cover-page interview was conducted by Shahid Siddiqui,...

Right to Service becomes law in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, July 25: With the Kerala assembly on Wednesday passing the Right to Service Bill, 2012, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has kept his promise of making available services to the people within a specified time.

Thirteen specified government services come under the ambit of the...

Team Anna supporters gather in Jantar Mantar

New Delhi, July 25: Holding tricolours and raising anti-government slogans, supporters of Team Anna gathered at Jantar Mantar in the national capital Wednesday for an indefinite fast against corruption and in support of a stringent Jan Lokpal bill.

As Pranab Mukherjee was sworn-in as the...

Pranab Mukherjee sworn-in 13th President

New Delhi, July 25: Pranab Mukherjee was on Wednesday sworn-in as the country’s 13th President at an impressive ceremony in the packed and historic Central Hall of Parliament.

Chief Justice of India S H Kapadia administered the oath of office to Mr Mukherjee in the presence of Vice President Hamid...

Pranab pays homage to nation’s leaders

New Delhi, July 25: President-elect Pranab Mukherjee today paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi and other great leaders of the nation at their memorials in New Delhi before heading to Rashtrapati Bhawan to take oath as the 13th President of India.

Travelling in a Mercedes Benz...

Naresh Chandra panel recommends military preparedness to deal with 'assertive’ China

New Delhi, July 25: India has to be prepared militarily to deal with an "assertive" China even as it seeks to build bridges of cooperation with Beijing, the Naresh Chandra Task Force on national security has recommended.

The committee's suggestions for the military — details...

Fresh clashes rock lower Assam

Kokrajhar (Assam), July 25: Fresh clashes between minority immigrants and Bodo tribals and cases of arson were today reported from lower Assam even as shoot-at-sight orders remained in force in Kokrajhar district which bore the brunt of the violence.

Official sources said there were reports of stray...