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Officials busy in preparation of the final NRC in Tezpur on Wednesday. – UB Photos
European Commission probes Google job search tool
BRUSSELS, Aug 29: The European Commission said it had begun a preliminary investigation into Google's job search tool on competition grounds, having identified a conflict of interest. ...

Actor arrested for 'sexual harassment' during photo shoot
PUNE, Aug 29: A 24-year-old Marathi actor-director has been arrested by Pune police for allegedly sexually harassing a girl during a photo shoot. ...

After blow on neck, Smith's immediate thoughts were about late teammate Phillip Hughes
LONDON, Aug 29: Australian batting mainstay Steve Smith thought about his late teammate Phillip Hughes right after being hit on the neck by England pacer Jofra Archer in the second Ashes Test. ...

HRD Minister launches school education portal 'Shagun'
NEW DELHI, Aug 29: Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched a web portal 'Shagun', which links over 15 lakh schools across the country, to provide all information on school education. ...

Rupee falls 17 paise against US dollar in early trade
MUMBAI, Aug 29: The rupee depreciated by 17 paise to 71.95 against the US dollar in early trade on Thursday, tracking weak domestic equity market and persistent foreign fund outflows. ...

Sensex drops over 250 points ahead of F&O expiry
MUMBAI, Aug 29: Domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex dropped over 250 points in early trade on Thursday dragged by heavy selling in banking stocks ahead of the expiry of August derivatives amid weak cues from other Asian markets. ...

Fire breaks out in Telangana Express, passengers safe
NEW DELHI, Aug 29: A fire broke out in two coaches of the Hyderabad-New Delhi Telangana Express at Asaoti station in Haryana on Thursday, Northern Railway officials said. All passengers are safe. ...

Steps on to counter misinformation
GUWAHATI, Aug 28 - The Assam Police is adopting a multi-pronged strategy to deal with the menace of spreading of misinformation and rumours on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) through the social media. On its own, the police is also launching ...

PVM flays BJP on NRC
NEW DELHI, Aug 28 - With less than 72 hours to go for publication of the final NRC, Prabajan Virodhi Manch (PVM) convenor Upamanyu Hazarika today called for reservation of resources like land, employment and trade licences for the indigenous people a ...

Assam topped NE in road accidents last year: Report
GUWAHATI, Aug 28 - Assam had topped the northeastern region in the number of road accidents last year, a report published by the State police said. ...

NIA court convicts 19, including 3 from State
GUWAHATI, Aug 28 - A Kolkata NIA court today convicted 19 persons, including four Bangladeshi nationals and three from Assam in the Burdwan blast case which unraveled a conspiracy by Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh to radicalize, recruit and provide t ...

Centre eases FDI rules for single brand retail
100 pc foreign investment in contract manufacturing, ...

Russia backs India on J&K issue
NEW DELHI, Aug 28 - Russia on Wednesday called withdrawing Jammu and Kashmir’s special status a sovereign decision and internal matter of India and pitched for resolving outstanding issues between New Delhi and Islamabad through dialogue. ...

Highest number of dykes breached in Barpeta
GUWAHATI, Aug 28 - The 60-MW Kurichhu Hydro-electric Project (HEP) in the neighbouring Himalayan country of Bhutan caused flood havoc in the two Lower Assam districts of Barpeta and Nalbari this monsoon. The floodwaters also carried heavy silt loads ...

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