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3 hrs ago | The Telegraph

a Most challenginga phase today

Two jawans and a poll official carrying an EVM walk along the banks of the Brahmaputra to reach a polling booth at Bijoynagar in Kamrup district on Wednesday.

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7 hrs ago | The Telegraph

Waiting for Godot on Guwahati streets

Guwahati, April 23: Nageswar Das, 57, had a long, agonising wait at the ABC bus stop on yet another scorcher of an afternoon, thanks to the requisition of city buses and trekkers for poll duty.

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20 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell

A Greater Adjutant Stork flies by a ragpicker looking for recyclable items at a garbage dump on Earth Day, on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Telegraph

The border hamlet that lives in a blind spot

It's a tale of untold woes for the people living in Umsur, a tiny hamlet along the Assam-Meghalaya border in Kamrup district.

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The Telegraph

Indomitable spirit of a common man

An ex-serviceman and a cancer survivor has taken his first step into electoral politics, but Benedict Alok Areng, pushing 70, is not intimidated by what he is up against.

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The Telegraph

Campaign wheels halt in Assam

April 22: After months of fuelling hopes and aspirations of voters and tearing into each other to get heard in the din, the high-decibel poll campaign juggernaut for the third and final phase of elections to six seats in Assam came to a screeching halt this evening.

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Globe and Mail

Best pictures from the past 24 hours

A Greater Adjutant Stork flies by a ragpicker looking for recyclable items at a garbage dump on Earth Day, on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

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Daily Mail

As Earth Day is celebrated around the world the rubbish is still...

As millions around the world mark Earth Day with efforts to conserve the planet's natural resources, the rubbish is still piling up in India's dumps Scavaging among hills of garbage, this young ragpicker in India is a stark reminder of the world's increasing levels of waste.

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KRQE Albuquerque

Earth Day 2014

A young Indian girl carries an infant and walks past Greater Adjutant Storks hovering over a garbage dump on Earth Day, on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Nerve News

PM, wife to vote in Assam

The prestigious Gauhati Lok Sabha constituency, which is going to the polls April 24, will see two VVIPs casting their ballot - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gurcharan Kaur.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Mashable

How Christians Observe Good Friday Around the World

In the Christian faith, Good Friday - the Friday before Easter Sunday - marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the last day of Holy Week, or Jesus' last week of earthly life.

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Rediff.com

Assam: Modi, Rahul to hit campaign trail at same place on April 19

Even as the electioneering heats up for the third and the last phase polling in Assam, main opponents the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party have drawn up electioneering strategies to outsmart each other.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Telegraph

Retired but an untiring Baishya who Sir could never ignore

AGP candidate Birendra Prasad Baishya at an election campaign in Tepchia under Boko Assembly constituency on Thursday.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Passenger train derails in northern India; 42 hurt

Indian policemen stand by a train that derailed near Jagiroad Railway Station, about 90 kilometers east of Gauhati, India, Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

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Asian Correspondent

Train derails in northeast India, injuring dozens

State-owned Indian Railways said in a statement that the engine and nine of the train's 13 coaches jumped the track early Wednesday near the Jagiroad station, about 140 kilometers east of Gauhati, the capital of Assam state.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Times of India

Passenger train derails in Assam, over 50 injured

GUWAHATI: Ten coaches of the 15666 BG Express derailed at Ajuri station near Morigaon in central Assam early on Wednesday and over 50 passengers were injured, police said.

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The Washington Post

More controversy on the economic costs of dams

Anupam Nath/AP - Activists hold placards against the construction of big dams as they protest on a boat in the river Brahmaputra in Gauhati, India.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Telegraph

Aam aadmi vehicles for AAP, Trinamul

The AAP and Trinamul candidates fighting for the Gauhati Lok Sabha seat are taking the low-cost route to reach out to voters .

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Rediff.com

Superb turnout in Tripura, Assam, Sikkim polling

Tripura registered the highest of 82 per cent in one Lok Sabha seat, Assam 72 per cent in three parliamentary seats and Sikkim 71 per cent in one LS and 32 Assembly seats, election office sources said.

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The Telegraph

Northeast

Gauhati High Court has asked Dispur to review its 1989 land policy and questioned the Assam government's mechanism of providing settlement to people living on encroached land for 15 years or more.... Polling for Mizoram's lone Lok Sabha seat went off peacefully today with around 60 per cent voter turnout - a moderate show ... 'Do you think EVMs can ... (more)

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