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Children playing mud games during Nanda Utsav on the occasion of Janmashtami at Mahapurushiya Naamghar, at Dhakuakhana on Saturday. – UB Photos
Muslims cremate Hindu friend in Assam village
RANGIYA, Aug 26: A group of Muslim villagers in Assam's Kamrup district performed the last rites of a Hindu man, who had stayed at a Muslim friend's residence with his family for over 25 years, officials said. ...

England star Stokes travels rocky road from zero to hero
LEEDS, Aug 26: Many sporting careers contain their share of ups and downs but few can match the highs and lows that have come the way of England's Ben Stokes. ...

India Win: Bumrah, Ishant blow away Windies after Rahane, Vihari set it up
NORTH SOUND (Antigua), Aug 26: Jasprit Bumrah wreaked havoc with a five-wicket haul, complementing Ajinkya Rahane's long-awaited 10th Test hundred, as India decimated West Indies by 318 runs inside four days to start their World Test Championship cam ...

Rupee slips 42 paise to 72.08 vs USD in early trade
MUMBAI, Aug 26: The rupee on Monday declined by 42 paise to 72.08 against the US currency in early trade, due to strong dollar demand from banks and importers amid unabated foreign fund outflows. ...

TV actress says assaulted by petrol pump employees
KOLKATA, Aug 26: A popular television actress was allegedly assaulted by employees of a petrol pump in southern Kolkata after she had an argument with them for refilling her vehicle's fuel tank more than she had asked for, a police officer said. ...

Sensex soars over 600 points on FPI surcharge rollback
MUMBAI, Aug 26: Domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex rallied over 662 points in opening session on Monday after the government rolled back the enhanced surcharge on foreign portfolio investors, and unveiled a slew of measures to boost the economy. ...

Govt withdraws Manmohan Singh's SPG cover
NEW DELHI, Aug 26: The government has withdrawn the SPG protection given to former prime minister Manmohan Singh following a review by multiple security agencies, officials said on Monday. ...

Stage all set for publication of final NRC
GUWAHATI, Aug 25 - With less than a week for the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), quality control checks are still on and there is possibility of a few hearings in some parts of the State. There is still possibility of ex ...

PV Sindhu wins BWF World Championships
BASEL (SWITZERLAND), Aug 25 - Ace shuttler PV Sindhu on Sunday became the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships, crushing Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in just 36 minutes in a one-sided final. ...

Construction of Subansiri plant likely from Oct
NEW DELHI, Aug 25 - State-run hydropower giant NHPC is likely to begin construction of the 2,000 MW Subansiri Lower power plant in October this year as it has received the requisite approval from the Assam government, an official said. ...

President, PM congratulate
NEW DELHI, Aug 25 - President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday congratulated PV Sindhu on becoming the first Indian to win a gold in badminton World Championships, saying it was a proud moment for the country. ...

Arun Jaitley cremated with State honours
NEW DELHI, Aug 25 - Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was cremated at Nigambodh Ghat here with full State honours on Sunday as scores of his admirers, BJP workers and top leaders from across the political spectrum paid their last respects. ...

Conservancies in Africa yielding positive results
MAASAI MARA (KENYA), Aug 25 - With wildlife habitat undergoing shrinkage and fragmentation due to expansion of settlement, cropland and roads, many conservationists believe that a community-centric conservation management approach for wildlife habita ...

India, Bahrain call against use of terrorism
MANAMA, Aug 25 - In a veiled attack on Pakistan, India and Bahrain on Sunday called on the international community to reject the use of terrorism against other countries as both sides agreed to further enhance cooperation in the field of security and ...

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