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  • Assam sees a Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi face-off

    On Saturday, Nagaon in central Assam saw a face-off between Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi. In fact, Modi had virtually challenged Rahul for the face-off earlier in the day while speaking at a rally in Bongaigaon. "Rahulji, you are in Assam today and so am I; how about a face-off?" Modi had asked.

    Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 7:59am
  • Independent candidate from Assam's Barpeta constituency is magician with no wand or votes

    Kamal Uddin is not a magician nor does he have the Aladdin's lamp but he claims he can solve ALL problems under the sun if elected to the Parliament. "If you elect me, I will double the salaries of government employees, build homes for the homeless, give jobs to the jobless and provide livestock to...

    Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 7:55am
  • BJP's 75-year-old Bijoya Chakraborty takes on Congress' 32-year-old Manas in Assam

    It will be a contest between experience and exuberance when former Union minister Bijoya Chakraborty of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) takes on Manas Bora of the Congress in Guwahati. The contest in the prestigious seat is being billed as one between a grandmother and a grandson by none other...

    Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 9:35am
  • Lok Sabha elections: Satyabhama Das, a 110-yr-old voter, wants clean politics in India

    Satyabhama Das insists on the return of moral standards in Indian politics. At 110, she is arguably the oldest voter in the country. "In the past, politicians put honesty above all else. Sadly, things have changed now," Satyabhama told dna at her Guwahati residence on Sunday. "There has been a...

    Monday, 14 April 2014 - 3:10am
  • Heavy turnout in Tripura, Assam

    There was heavy voter turnout in the three parliamentary constituencies in Assam and the one in Tripura that went to polls on Saturday. Polling in both the states was peaceful with no reports of any untoward incident. In Assam, where voting was held in the constituencies of Silchar, Karimganj and...

    Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 8:25am
  • PA Sangma's best laid plans to return to national scene

    The rise and fall of PA Sangma has been a fairytale. The 67-year-old, eight-time member of Parliament reached the pinnacle of his career in 1996 when he became Lok Sabha speaker. After a long stint in the Parliament, he returned to state politics in 2008. But political analysts view his decision to...

    Wednesday, 9 April 2014 - 8:15am
  • Lok Sabha Elections 2014 : Assam, Tripura witness brisk polling

    Heavy voter turnout was witnessed in five parliamentary constituencies of Assam and one seat of Tripura in the first of the nine-phase general elections on Monday. Polling passed off peacefully with no reports of any untoward incident. In Assam, an estimated 75% voters exercised their franchise as...

    Tuesday, 8 April 2014 - 6:30am
  • Polls are an acid test for Tarun Gogoi

    Given the perceived BJP wave and dissidence within the ruling Congress in Assam, it will be an acid test for chief minister Tarun Gogoi as the state goes to polls in the first phase. The Congress has been in power in Assam since 2001 and hasn't lost a single election ever since. Despite that the...

    Monday, 7 April 2014 - 7:05am
  • Assam, Tripura first to go to polls

    The first of the nine-phase parliamentary elections will be held on Monday in five constituencies in Assam and one in Tripura. Incidentally, the first phase poll in Assam coincides with the raising day of banned United Liberation Front of Assam (Ulfa). On this day in the past, the outfit used to...

    Monday, 7 April 2014 - 6:25am
  • Foreign educted Gogoi Jr banks on rural connect

    Gaurav Gogoi, son of Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi, is contesting elections for the first time but believes that his rural connect will see him through in his electoral battle. He is contesting as a Congress candidate from central Assam's Kaliabor. His uncle Dip Gogoi, who held the seat, made...

    Saturday, 5 April 2014 - 7:25am

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