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Children of SOS Village Guwahati and Hojai tying rakhi to CM Sarbananda Sonowal on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan in Guwahati on Thursday. - UB Photos
UNSC to hold close consultations on Kashmir on Friday
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16: The UN Security Council will meet here on Friday to discuss India revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir after Pakistan wrote a letter on the issue to the world body. ...

Kashmir remains shut for 12th consecutive day
SRINAGAR, Aug 16: Kashmir remained shut for the 12th consecutive day on Friday, even as the authorities relaxed restrictions on the movement of people in Srinagar. ...

Next India coach: Interviews begin, Robin Singh first to appear
MUMBAI, Aug 16: The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), led by former captain Kapil Dev, began the process to choose India's next men's coach on Friday with former all-rounder Robin Singh appearing first for the interview. ...

News portal files complaint against Meghalaya Police
GUWAHATI, Aug 16: Northeast Now, a Guwahati-based regional news portal, has filed a complaint against the Meghalaya Police's move to gag the media, its spokesperson said here on Friday. ...

President to visit Jaitley at AIIMS
NEW DELHI, Aug 16: President Ram Nath Kovind will on Friday visit former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he has been undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit (ICU). ...

Pakistan hit by diplomatic setback as UNSC declines request for open session on Kashmir
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16: Despite intense lobbying, Pakistan has been dealt a diplomatic setback with the UN Security Council declining to hold a formal session on Kashmir with its participation, and instead scheduling a closed-door consultation on "In ...

Sensex sinks over 300 points; metal, auto stocks drag
MUMBAI, Aug 16: Domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex dropped over 300 points in early trade on Friday tracking losses in metal, auto, IT and banking stocks. ...

Rupee slips 20 paise to 71.47 vs USD in early trade
MUMBAI, Aug 16: The rupee opened on a weak note and fell 20 paise to 71.47 against the US dollar in early trade on Friday amid rising crude oil prices and cautious opening in domestic equities. ...

Former India cricketer VB Chandrasekhar passes away
NEW DELHI, Aug 16: Former India opener and national selector VB Chandrasekhar passed away in Chennai on Thursday following a massive cardiac arrest. ...

Tributes paid to Vajpayee on first death anniversary
NEW DELHI, Aug 16: A prayer meeting was held at Sadaiv Atal -- the memorial to Atal Bihari Vajpayee--on Friday to mark the first death anniversary of the former prime minister. ...

With 'sabka vishwas', govt working to meet people's aspirations, dreams: Modi
NEW DELHI, Aug 15 (PTI): The BJP-led NDA government is working to meet people's aspirations in its second term after addressing their needs in the last five years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday, asserting it has prepared a blueprint f ...

Pak violates ceasefire along LoC in J-K's Poonch
JAMMU, Aug 15 (PTI): Pakistani troops targeted forward posts with mortar shells and small arms along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Thursday, officials said. ...

Freedom rallies mark I-Day celebrations
GUWAHATI, Aug 15 (IANS): The 73rd Independence Day was celebrated with much enthusiasm across Assam on Thursday with thousands of youths and individuals taking out freedom rallies on motorcycles and cars on the streets across the state. Large number ...

Veteran actress Vidya Sinha passes away at 71
MUMBAI, Aug 15 (IANS): Veteran Bollywood actress Vidya Sinha, known for her role in Basu Chatterjee's film "Rajnigandha" (1974), here on Thursday passed away after a brief lung-cum-heart ailment, family sources said. ...

K'taka boy feted for escorting ambulance across submerged bridge
BENGALURU, Aug 15 (IANS): A 12-year-old braveheart, Venkatesh, was felicitated on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day for risking his life and escorting an ambulance on a submerged bridge across an overflowing river in Karnataka's Raichur district ...

Elderly TN couple, who fought robbers, get bravery awards
CHENNAI, Aug 15 (IANS): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday presented special bravery award to an elderly couple from Tirunelveli district, who recently fought armed robbers with plastic chairs and slippers. ...

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