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Actress Aimee Baruah campaigning for BJP candidates at an election rally at Garmari, Jagiroad on Thursday. – UB Photos
Guterres thanks Modi for raising India's contribution to climate change pact
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 1: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for increasing India's contribution to the Paris Agreement for reducing greenhouse emissions and fighting climate change, according to a UN spokesp ...

J&K bars Hurriyat meet, puts Mirwaiz under house arrest
SRINAGAR, Dec 1: A one-day Hurriyat session on Saturday here was disallowed by the Jammu and Kashmir authorities, who also placed separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq under house arrest. ...

BJP failed to deliver double-digit growth: Chidambaram
JAIPUR, Dec 1: The Narendra Modi-led central government has failed to deliver on its promise of a double-digit growth in the last four years and it will not manage it even in the remaining six months of its term, Former Finance Minister P. Chidambara ...

Xi, Putin, Modi agree to increase trilateral cooperation
BUENOS AIRES, Dec 1: Leaders of India, China and Russia at a trilateral meeting held here had an in-depth exchange of views on expanding mutual cooperation in international forums and to encourage greater interaction among the three countries under n ...

Ex-US President George H.W. Bush dead
WASHINGTON, Dec 1: George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the US and father of the 43rd who steered the nation through a tumultuous period in world affairs, has died at the age of 94 in Houston, his family said in a statement on Saturday. ...

G20: India presents 9-point agenda to deal with fugitive economic offenders
BUENOS AIRES, Dec 1: India has called for a strong and active cooperation across G-20 countries -- including in legal processes for effective freezing of proceeds of crime and early return of offenders -- to deal with fugitive economic offenders and ...

Washington to give preference to US-educated workers for H1-B visas
NEW YORK, Dec 1: The US government has announced plans to change the H1-B visa programme to give preference to workers with advanced American degrees, a move which could potentially have the effect of reducing visas for those educated elsewhere. ...

Cold wave grips Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Dec 1: Minimum temperatures dropped further across the Kashmir Valley on Saturday with Leh in Ladakh region recording minus 9 degrees Celsius, the Met said. ...

NESO stages protests over citizenship Bill
GUWAHATI, Nov 30 - Continuing their agitation against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, the North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) today staged protests at the capitals of six NE States – Kohima, Itanagar, Shillong, Aizawl, Imphal and Agartal ...

SC rejects Armymen plea on FIRs
NEW DELHI, Nov 30 - The Supreme Court today rejected the plea of over 300 Army personnel challenging the lodging of FIRs against soldiers involved in operations in Manipur and Jammu and Kashmir, where AFSPA is in force, though the Centre contended th ...

Farmers stage protest in Delhi
NEW DELHI, Nov 30 - Thousands of farmers marched through the streets of the National Capital, chanting slogans and flashing flags, to press their demands like debt relief and remunerative prices for their produce and were joined by social activists a ...

Border management in Dhubri to go hi-tech
NEW DELHI, Nov 30 - In a fresh initiative to check illegal infiltration from across the border, the Border Security Force (BSF) is going to introduce a hi-tech Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) in the Dhubri sector next year. ...

Govt to create secondary pool of nurses
GUWAHATI, Nov 30 - As the strike by the All Assam Nurses’ Association paralysed medical services across the State for over four days, the State government has set in motion plans to create a pool of additional contractual nurses in about a week’s tim ...

Skill Centre launch in January
GUWAHATI, Nov 30 - The ambitious North East Skill Centre (NESC) project, a joint collaboration of the Assam Skill Development Mission (ASDM) and Institute of Technical Educational Services, Singapore (ITEES), will be launched in January. ...

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