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QUIET SETTINGS: The sun goes down slowly on the western horizon even as a kingfisher sits atop a pole at the Deepor Beel on Monday. – Photo: Rupam Medhi
SpaceX launches 64 small satellites in single mission
LOS ANGELES, Dec 4: US-based private spaceflight company SpaceX launched Falcon 9 rocket carrying 64 small satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base in the state of California. ...

Luca Modric wins 2018 Ballon d'Or
PARIS, Dec 4: Croatian midfielder Luka Modric playing for Real Madrid claimed the 2018 Ballon d'Or to end the past decade dominated by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the award. ...

Israel Chemicals files $300 mn lawsuit against IBM for project failure
JERUSALEM, Dec 4: Israel Chemicals company (ICL) filed a $300 million lawsuit in an Israeli court against US-based technology giant IBM for a failed project. ...

Justice Dhingra led 2-member SIT to probe 'closed' anti-Sikh riot cases
NEW DELHI, Dec 4: The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave its nod to a two-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by the former Delhi High Court Judge S.N. Dhingra to probe 186 anti-Sikh riot cases that had been declared closed. ...

Details of 100 mn users stolen in massive Quora data breach
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 4: Personal information of over 100 million Quora users including their name, email address and encrypted passwords have been compromised, the California-based popular question-and-answer platform said. ...

Prioritize trial against lawmakers: SC
NEW DELHI, Dec 4: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed that criminal cases against former and present members of Parliament and state Assemblies involving offences punishable with life imprisonment would be taken up by special courts on priority. ...

Indian fleet draw appreciation on Navy Day
NEW DELHI, Dec 4: The Indian maritime forces on Tuesday was celebrated for their role in the 1971 India-Pakistan War as leaders from across party lines hailed its men and women on Indian Navy Day. ...

Xiaomi pips Apple in wearable devices segment in Q3: IDC
NEW DELHI, Dec 4: Riding on the success of its Mi Band 3 in India and other markets beyond China, Xiaomi grabbed the top position with 21.5 market share in the global wearable segment in the third quarter as Apple came second with 13.1 per cent share ...

Tremors felt in Uttarakhand
DEHRADUN, Dec 4: A quake measuring 3 on the Richter scale was felt in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand early on Tuesday forcing residents to rush out of their houses, officials said. ...

Number of patents granted by India shot up by 50% in 2017: UN
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 4: The number of patents granted by India shot up by 50 per cent in 2017, keeping up a trend of steep increases, according to the UN's World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). ...

Google brings eSIM to Pixel 3 in India with Jio, Airtel
NEW DELHI, Dec 4: Google on Tuesday announced eSIM wireless service on its Pixel 3 smartphone with Reliance Jio and Airtel telecom carriers in India. ...

US, Indian defence ministers reaffirm strong security ties
WASHINGTON, Dec 4: US Secretary of Defence James Mattis met with Indian Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman here at Pentagon, highlighting security cooperation between Washington and New Delhi. ...

BJP leader stabbed to death in Lucknow
LUCKNOW, Dec 4: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BSP) leader was stabbed to death here by unidentified assailants, police said on Tuesday. ...

Campaign for 1st phase of panchayat polls ends
GUWAHATI, Dec 3 - Campaigning for the first phase of panchayat elections in the State ended today. ...

Corruption hindering implementation: Bhanu
GUWAHATI, Dec 3 - Huge spending on the campaigns for the Panchayat polls is not a healthy sign and it may lead to corruption in implementation of the rural development schemes, observed former Additional Chief Secretary MGVK Bhanu. He also stressed t ...

India doing commendable job for disabled: UNESCO
NEW DELHI, Dec 3 - India is doing a “commendable job” in providing accessible environment to disabled people, but a “lot more need to be done” to improve the scenario, especially in providing them education and skills, a top official of the UNESCO sa ...

Indian Navy to induct 56 new warships
NEW DELHI, Dec 3 - The government has approved induction of 56 new ships and six submarines to augment Indian Navy’s overall prowess while the country’s first indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant has entered its final phase of construction, Navy Chief ...

Poll panel directive on chopper use
GUWAHATI, Dec 3 - The State Election Commission has asked all deputy commissioners to monitor the use of choppers by star campaigners in the panchayat elections. ...

Sri Lanka court bars Rajapaksa from acting as PM
COLOMBO, Dec 3 - A Sri Lankan court on Monday barred Mahinda Rajapaksa from acting as Prime Minister, in a major setback to President Maithripala Sirisena who installed him after sacking premier Ranil Wickremesinghe that triggered a major constitutio ...

NCW to support NE livelihood plans for women
NEW DELHI, Dec 3 - The National Commission for Women (NCW) will support the Northeast livelihood programmes for women, particularly for those in younger age group, through skill development and specialised training. ...

Video footage reveals cruelty endured by pangolins
GUWAHATI, Dec 3 - At a time when rhino poaching in the State is a raging issue, an alarming video footage captured by World Animal Protection (WAP) and WildCRU (Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford) reveals how pangolins are brut ...

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