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Hundreds of young boys and girls from different parts of Khasi and Jaintia Hills participate on the concluding day of the annual thanksgiving dance “ka Shad Suk Mynsiem” at Weiking Ground Shillong. - UB Photos
Notre Dame fire under control, main structure saved
PARIS, April 16: A devastating fire that engulfed the Notre Dame, the 850-year-old Unesco world heritage landmark in Paris, was brought under control on Tuesday, while the Cathedral's main structure as well as its two towers has been saved, the city' ...

Facebook testing to merge News Feed, Stories
SAN FRANCISCO, April 16: Facebook is working on to merge the News Feed and Stories features into a single interface, like Snapchat and Instagram, on its platform. ...

Former Brazil football chief receives life ban
RIO DE JANEIRO, April 16: Former Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) President Jose Maria Marin has been given a life ban from all football-related activities for corruption, the sport's governing body FIFA has said. ...

AASU appeals to people not to vote for parties supporting CAB
KALAIGAON, April 16: The AASU Kalaigaon Anchalik Committee has appealed to the people not to vote for any political parties or candidates supporting the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 in the Lok Sabha polls to be held on April 18 in Mangaldai. ...

Repolling in Meghalaya assembly bypoll held smoothly
SHILLONG, April 16: Repolling in Konarchar polling booth for the by-poll to Meghalaya's Selsella Assembly constituency went off smoothly on Monday, an election official said. ...

Two killed, 10 injured in CNG car blast in Gurugram
GURUGRAM, April 16: Two persons were killed and at least 10 others injured in a fire caused by an explosion in a CNG kit-fitted car parked near a fireworks warehouse in an industrial area here on Monday, police said. ...

UN owes India $38mn for peacekeeping operations: Guterres
UNITED NATIONS, April 16: The UN owes India $30 million for its contributions to the peacekeeping operations, according to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. ...

Top government troika set to retire
NEW DELHI, April 15 (IANS): While the Prime Minister is not getting ahead of himself just yet on crucial appointments given that he is slap bang in the middle of the general election, the incumbent or leader of whatever the new formation emerges out ...

PIL in SC for probe into PM's assets as per poll affidavit
NEW DELHI, April 15 (IANS): A PIL was filed in the Supreme Court on Monday alleging Prime Minister Narendra Modi has suppressed details on his assets in the election affidavits. Saket Gokhale, a former journalist, who claims to be an independent cons ...

No grudges if India decides to skip BRI forum: China
BEIJING, April 15 (IANS): China on Monday said it won't hold a grudge against India if it skipped the second edition of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) forum, an event related to the multi-billion dollar connectivity project, to be held this month ...

Mehul Choksi cries foul, claims real scam culprits free
NEW DELHI, April 15 (IANS): Key accused in the PNB fraud case, Mehul Choksi on Monday said that the actual culprits of the Rs 14,000 crore fraud are roaming free and being protected, while he has been implicated without any evidence. ...

Foxconn set for mass production of iPhones in India
TAIPAI, April 15 (IANS): In a clear signal that India is Apple's next growth market, Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer Foxconn's Chairman Terry Gou said, here on Monday, the company would begin mass production of iPhones in India this year. ...

Kejriwal doing U-turn on alliance talks: Rahul Gandhi
NEW DELHI, Apr 15 (PTI): Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday accused AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal of doing an "U-turn" on the alliance talks between the two parties and said the doors of the Congress are open, but time is running out. ...

INS Magar loaded with relief material reaches Mozambique
NEW DELHI, Apr 15 (PTI): Another Indian naval ship INS Magar Saturday reached Mozambique's Beira city loaded with suitable relief material, the government said. ...

Complaint against Mehbooba over 'seditious' tweet
JAMMU, Apr 15 (PTI): A Jammu-based activist has filed a complaint with the Election Commission against PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti over her "seditious" tweet as he demanded action against her for violating model code of conduct. ...

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