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    Bangladesh likely to open Chittagong Port by 2010

    Source: The Assam TribuneDate: 10, Thursday, July With the change of guard in neighbouring Bangladesh, it is now considering allowing Northeast India to use Chittagong Port, a longstanding demand, said Abdul Matlab Ahmed, president of Indo-Bangla Chamber of Commerce here. The Awami League Government has agreed on principle to allow Northeast India to use Chittagong

    Only Indians make, receive missed calls

    Source: Times of IndiaDate: 10, Thursday, July India does more than just make and receive calls on its mobile phones. It is the only country in the world to send and receive missed calls, has the lowest usage of multiple SIMs, while Indian women show a unique preference for public phones, including PCOs to make

    Orissa report a \’fictitious\’ whitewash, Church leaders say

    BHUBANESHWAR, India (UCAN): Church leaders in Orissa have dismissed the report on anti-Christian violence in the eastern Indian state as “one-sided,” “fictitious” and “pre-meditated.” S.C. Mohapatra, the retired judge who comprised the one-man commission that investigated last year’s violence, said in his interim report that the attacks were not sectarian but rooted in tribal land disputes.

    Orissa witnesses fall silent amid threats

    BHUBANESWAR, India (UCAN): Christian lawyers and social workers say that witnesses of violence in Orissa are becoming uncooperative in court following threats to their lives. Fear and uncertainty have gripped many people as gunmen comb villages for people named as witnesses in cases related to last year’s anti-Christian violence in the eastern Indian state, a Church

    NE militancy: Assam tops fatalities in 2008-09

    Shillong: Assam topped the number of fatalities in 2008-09 as militancy and related incidents of violence continues to be high in the North Eastern states of Assam, Manipur and Nagaland.  Official sources quoting a Union Home Ministry report said the seven sister states recorded 674 militancy-related incidents in 2008, and the number has already shot up

    Education takes a toll in terrorism-infested areas of Jammu

    This year in May when the Class XII results were declared for Jammu Zone, one thing became clear that there was something wrong with the education system in the terrorist-infested areas of Jammu region. Twenty schools registered a zero pass percentage while several others had a pass percentage of less than 10 per cent.  Of