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Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Rameswar Teli receiving a painting from Manipur Commerce and Industries Minister Th Biswajit Singh in Imphal on Thursday. – Photo: Sobhapati Samom
Sukhoi aircraft crashes near Tezpur, pilots eject safely
TEZPUR/NEW DELHI, Aug 9: A Sukhoi fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed in a paddy field near Tezpur in Assam on Thursday evening, a defence spokesperson said. ...

Many J&K citizens not impressed with PM's speech
NEW DELHI, Aug 9: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly defended his government's decision to revoke provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution for Jammu and Kashmir, a section of state residents alleged the way it was done was "extremely undem ...

Malik, Hafeez not awarded central contracts by PCB
KARACHI, Aug 9: Former captains Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez were left out of the list of players awarded central contracts for the 2019-20 season by the Pakistan Cricket Board. ...

BCCI CEO to meet sports ministry officials for clearance of tours
NEW DELHI, Aug 9: The BCCI CEO Rahul Johri will meet Sports Ministry officials on Friday, seeking clearance for South Africa A and women's teams' tours of India amid speculation that the go-ahead has been held back to pressurise the cricket board int ...

Foreign tourists hit by shutdown in Khajuraho
BHOPAL, Aug 9: Awestruck foreign tourists walking among ancient temples known for exquisitely carved erotic sculptures is not an unfamiliar sight in Khajuraho. ...

Counting of votes begins for Vellore Lok Sabha seat
VELLORE (Tamil Nadu), Aug 9: Counting of votes for the Vellore Lok Sabha constituency began at 8 am on Friday at a centre set up on the premises of an engineering college here, with a three-tier security paraphernalia, officials said. ...

Army chief briefs defence minister on Kashmir
NEW DELHI, Aug 9: Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat has briefed Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and on Indo-Pak border. ...

Bharat Ratna conferred on Dr Bhupen Hazarika
NEW DELHI, Aug 8 - Evergreen singer-composer Dr Bhupen Hazarika was posthumously conferred the country’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna by President Ram Nath Kovind at a glittering function at Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Thursday. ...

Modi reaches out to Kashmiris with hope and optimism
NEW DELHI, Aug 8 - Reaching out to Kashmiris with messages of hope and optimism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday assured them of all round development, early and transparent elections and end to terrorism as he defended scrapping of Article ...

Pak stops Samjhauta Express at Wagah
NEW DELHI, Aug 8 - Pakistan stopped the Samjhauta Express at the Wagah border on Thursday, citing security concerns, following which an Indian crew and guard escorted the train to Attari on the Indian side, officials said. ...

Bodo groups step up separate state movement
GUWAHATI, Aug 8 - The Central Government’s move to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories has given teeth to the movements for separate states. Three Bodo organizations today resumed their movement for creation of separate state of Bo ...

SC firm on Aug 31 deadline
NEW DELHI, Aug 8 - The Supreme Court on Thursday brushed aside criticism and statements made in the Assam Assembly and outside relating to the exercise carried out for National Register of Citizens (NRC) and said it wanted the deadline of August 31 b ...

Meeting on model project proposals held
GUWAHATI, Aug 8 - State Innovation and Transformation Aayog (SITA)’s vice chairman Dipok Kumar Barthakur held a meeting here yesterday with a team of experts headed by engineer and innovator Sanjib Sabhapandit. ...

Nagaland House deliberates on proposed citizen register
DIMAPUR, Aug 8 - The Nagaland Assembly held a thorough discussion on the pros and cons of implementing the proposed Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN), on the last day of the two-day Assembly session today. ...

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