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Guwahati Lok Sabha seat candidates Queen Oja of BJP (L) and Bobbeeta Sarma of Congress enjoying Rongali Bihu at Latasil playground in Guwahati. – UB Photos
RBI issues Rs 50 note bearing signature of Governor Das
MUMBAI, April 17: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued Rs 50 denomination banknotes bearing the signature of Governor Shaktikanta Das. ...

Twitter set to launch 'hide replies' feature in June
SAN FRANCISCO, April 17: As part of the efforts to make its platform appear less toxic, Twitter is planning to give people an option to hide replies to their tweets, thereby giving users more control over the nature of conversation they would like to ...

50 lakh jobs lost after note ban, youth worst hit: Report
NEW DELHI, April 17: Nearly 50 lakh people in India lost their jobs between 2016-2018, a report said highlighting that the "beginning of the decline" coincided with demonetisation, although "no direct causal relationship could be established" between ...

Masood Azhar issue heading towards settlement: China
BEIJING, April 17: China on Wednesday said the issue of blacklisting Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar at the UN panel was heading towards a settlement and asked the US not to force through its own resolution on the matter. ...

Asia's 2022 World Cup qualifiers drawn
ZURICH, April 17: The draw for the first phase of Asia's qualifying round for the World Cup in 2022 was made on Wednesday, featuring the continent's lowest ranked nations. ...

Income Tax dept revises Form 16 for more details
NEW DELHI, April 17: The Income Tax department has notified changes in Form 16 that requires more details about deductions under tax saving schemes, investment in tax saving schemes and income from other sources. ...

IndiGo to add 18 flights from Mumbai, Delhi from May
NEW DELHI, April 17: Budget airline IndiGo on Tuesday said that it will enhance connectivity to and from Mumbai and Delhi. "Effective May 2019, the airline will operate 10 additional flights out of Mumbai and 8 additional flights from Delhi. ...

Facebook explored plans to sell users' data: Report
WASHINGTON, April 17: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg discussed for years plans to sell access to users' data to fight rivals, NBC News reported, citing leaked documents. ...

NYC declares health emergency due to measles outbreak
NEW YORK, April 17: After an outbreak of measles in parts of the city attributed to many people in those areas who refused to get vaccinated believing in unscientific rumours, New York City has declared a health emergency. ...

Google, Apple block TikTok download in India
NEW DELHI, April 17: Google and Apple have blocked the download of TikTok from Play Store and App Store respectively in India, following a request from the government to ban access to the Chinese short video-sharing app that has been downloaded over ...

ED Special Director transferred
NEW DELHI, April 17: In an unusual move, the tenure of Special Director in Enforcement Directorate Vineet Agarwal has been curtailed by the government with immediate effect. ...

Campaigning for 2nd phase LS polls ends
GUWAHATI, April 16 - Campaigning for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections ended at 5 pm today. Five constituencies in the State – Karimganj, Silchar, Autonomous District (Diphu), Nowgong (Nagaon) and Mangaldoi – will go to polls in the second phas ...

Polls in Vellore cancelled due to use of money power
NEW DELHI, April 16 - Lok Sabha election to the Vellore constituency was cancelled on Tuesday following recovery of huge amount of cash allegedly from a DMK candidate’s office a few days ago. ...

No party can take credit for work on NRC update: AASU
GUWAHATI, April 16 - Though the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in the election campaigns, are claiming credit for the process of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) said that no party ...

Poll period cash seizures in NE mount to Rs 7.33 cr
GUWAHATI, April 16 - Continuing its drive on ‘unexplained cash’ during the ongoing election period, the Investigation Directorate of Income Tax, North East Region, has so far made seizures of Rs 7.33 crore from the date of announcement of polls by th ...

Millions of euros pledged to rebuild Notre Dame
PARIS, April 16 - Hundreds of millions of euros have been pledged to help rebuild the partially destroyed Notre Dame Cathedral, the 850-year-old UNESCO World Heritage, as a fire that ripped through the Paris landmark was extinguished on Tuesday. ...

Mizoram records highest temperature in 20 years
AIZAWL, April 16 - Mizoram on Monday experienced its hottest day in 20 years as the mercury level touched 34.2 degrees Celsius. The temperature has been increasing due to deforestation in many areas of the State. ...

Turnout of third gender voters low in first phase of LS polls
GUWAHATI, April 16 - The turnout among voters belonging to the ‘third gender’ was very low in the five Lok Sabha constituencies of the State which went to the polls in the first phase on April 11. ...

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