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People crossing a dilapidated bamboo bridge over the Korkanthi river at Langhin in Karbi Anglong district on Thursday. – UB Photos
Five benches in Delhi HC to hold physical courts on rotation from Sept 1
NEW DELHI, Aug 28: The Delhi High Court said five of its benches will start holding physical courts on a rotation basis from September 1, and issued standard operating procedure (SOP) for it. ...

TikTok CEO resigns amid US pressure to sell video app
HONG KONG, Aug 28: TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer resigned on Thursday amid US pressure for its Chinese owner to sell the popular video app, which the White House says is a security risk. ...

Vaccine trial: Vital signs of volunteers normal, says doctor
PUNE, Aug 28: Vital health parameters of the two volunteers, who have been administered the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine candidate at a medical college here as part of the phase II clinical trial, are normal, a senior official from the medical facility sa ...

COVID-19 can affect almost all organs, symptoms maybe unrelated to lungs: experts
NEW DELHI, Aug 28: COVID-19 can affect almost all organs besides the lungs and the initial symptoms may be totally unrelated to chest complaints, according to experts at AIIMS here. ...

COVID-19 tally in India climbs to 33,87,500
NEW DELHI, Aug 28: A record single-day spike of 77,266 COVID-19 cases pushed India's virus tally to 33,87,500, while the recoveries surged to 25,83,948 on Friday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. ...

AFSPA extended in State to counter ultra threat
GUWAHATI, Aug 27 - Though militancy in Assam is on the wane and the level of violence has come down, the State Government is not willing to take any chance and that is why, the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) has been extended by another si ...

AGP re-elects Atul Bora as party chief
GUWAHATI, Aug 27 - Asom Gana Parishad, the ruling alliance partner in Assam, held its general body meeting on Thursday despite a stay by a local court citing non-receipt of the order before it. A district and sessions court had on Wednesday ordered A ...

Singer Archana Mahanta passes away
GUWAHATI, Aug 27 - Veteran singer Archana Mahanta, wife of legendary singer late Khagen Mahanta and mother of singing sensation Angaraag Papon Mahanta, breathed her last at a private hospital here today. She was 71 and had been ailing for some time. ...

Forest dept presentation on Dehing Patkai omits Jeypore RF from ESZ map
GUWAHATI, Aug 27 - The much-awaited addition of the biodiversity-rich Jeypore reserve forest into the proposed Dehing Patkai National Park hit an unexpected roadblock, with the State forest department’s latest eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) finalisation pr ...

Highest single day spike of 75,760 cases
NEW DELHI, Aug 27 - Registering over 75,000 COVID-19 cases for the first time in a span of 24 hours, India’s virus tally sprinted past 33 lakh on Thursday, while the number of recoveries crossed the 25 lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministr ...

Upper age limit for State govt jobs raised
GUWAHATI, Aug 27 - The State Cabinet today decided to increase the upper age limit for State Government jobs in Group III and Group IV categories to 40 years. ...

Delay in JEE, NEET will lead to ‘zero year’: IIT heads
NEW DELHI, Aug 27 - Further delay in conducting medical and engineering entrance exams NEET and JEE will lead to a ‘zero academic year’ and any quick alternative to the crucial exams will dilute the quality of education and have cascading effects, ac ...

Students want exams, says Pokhriyal
NEW DELHI, Aug 27 - Over 17 lakh candidates have already downloaded their admit cards for JEE and NEET, and this shows that the students want the exams to be conducted at any cost, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said on Thursday. ...

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