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Voters standing in a queue at a polling centre in Lakhimpur, on Wednesday. – UB Photos
Poor batting leaves India struggling on opening day
ADELAIDE, Dec 6: Cheteshwar Pujara fought his way to a gritty century even as familiar batting woes on foreign soil left India struggling at 250/9 on the opening day of the first cricket Test against Australia here on Thursday. ...

Ex-Indian diplomat elected to UN's socio-economic, cultural panel
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 6: Former senior Indian diplomat Preeti Saran has been elected unopposed to an Asia Pacific seat on the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) of the UN. ...

Palghar arms haul case: ATS chargesheet reveals role of Hindu groups in terror plot
MUMBAI, Dec 6: The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATSS) has made shocking revelations of the alleged role of various Hindu organisations in the Palghar arms haul case of August this year and the subsequent unveiling of a terror plot targeting seve ...

News about my retirement is fake: Lata Mangeshkar
MUMBAI, Dec 6: On Monday, Asia's Nightingale woke up to a barrage of messages and calls expressing grief over her decision to retire from active singing. ...

RBI to implement an Ombudsman scheme for digital transactions
MUMBAI, Dec 6: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said that it will implement an ‘Ombudsman Scheme for Digital Transactions covering services provided by entities falling under Reserve Banks regulatory jurisdiction. ...

Kashmiri terrorist Zakir Musa hiding in Punjab, high alert sounded
CHANDIGARH, Dec 6: Security agencies have been put on high alert in Bathinda and Ferozepur districts of Punjab on Thursday following intelligence reports that Kashmiri terrorist Zakir Musa could be hiding in the area. ...

Infosys opens innovation hub at Hartford in US
BENGALURU, Dec 6: Global software major Infosys on Thursday said it had opened a technology-cum-innovation hub at Hartford in Connecticut state in the US to work for its clients in the region. ...

OnePlus planning to release first 5G smartphone in first half of 2019
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 6: Joining the top players hoping to launch a 5G smartphone in 2019, Chinese handset maker OnePlus has said that its first such commercial device, which could release in the first half of next year, would be powered by Qualcomm Sna ...

Nokia unveils 8.1 with 'PureDisplay' screen technology
DUBAI, Dec 6: HMD Global that makes and sells Nokia phones has launched Nokia 8.1 in its value flagship smartphone line-up with "PureDisplay" screen technology at an event here. ...

US dollar rebounds amid market expectation on Fed rate hikes
NEW YORK, Dec 6: The US dollar pared losses in late trading on Wednesday, as investors widely expected the US Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in December following sharp losses of the dollar on Tuesday. ...

Government may convene all-party meet on Dec 10
NEW DELHI, Dec 6: The government is likely to convene an all-party meeting on December 10 to discuss the agenda for the winter session of Parliament beginning December 11, sources said. ...

Illicit financial flows discussed at WCO
MUMBAI, Dec 6: The Ministry of Finance said that the menace of illicit financial flows, including trade-based money laundering and ways to control them were the issues discussed during the 80th Session of World Customs Organisation (WCO). ...

Base year for GDP calculation revised 5-6 times since independence: Jaitley
NEW DELHI, Dec 6: There has been a revision of the base year for calculating GDP for 5-6 times in the country since independence, said Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley against the backdrop of the controversy surrounding the back-series data. ...

1st Test: India 56/4 at lunch vs Australia on Day One
ADELAIDE, Dec 6: A disciplined bowling attack by Australia left India at 56/4 at lunch on the first day of the first Test of the four-match series at the Adelaide Oval here on Thursday. ...

Oil prices slide as Trump urges OPEC not to cut supply
NEW YORK, Dec 6: Oil prices have extended losses as US President Donald Trump once again tried to dampen OPEC's efforts to tackle falling oil prices amid market expectations on further output cut. ...

Maradona better than Messi, says Pele
RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 6: Argentine legend Diego Maradona was a better footballer than the country's modern-day idol Lionel Messi, according to Pele. ...

12 dead in shipwreck off Libya: UN
TRIPOLI, Dec 6: At least 12 people died after a rubber boat which spent more than 10 days at sea capsized off Misrata, Libya, the UN migration agency has said, urging search and rescue operations to be stepped up in the Mediterranean. ...

Phase-I of Panchayat polls largely peaceful
GUWAHATI, Dec 5 - Polling in sixteen administrative districts which went to panchayat polls in the first phase today was “largely” peaceful. ...

Sonowal yet to respond to AASU letter on NRC
GUWAHATI, Dec 5 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, a former president of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), is yet to respond to a letter given to him by the students’ body on the steps to be taken by the State Government to prevent inclusion of ...

Two from State get Sahitya Akademi Award
GUWAHATI, Dec 5 - Poet Sananta Tanti (Assamese) and Rituraj Basumatary (Bodo) have been chosen for the Sahitya Akademi Awards-18 which were announced in 24 languages today. ...

PM to open Bogibeel bridge on Dec 25
NEW DELHI, Dec 5 - India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge at Bogibeel near Dibruharh will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25. ...

Christian Michel sent to 5-day CBI custody
NEW DELHI, Dec 5 - Christian Michel, the alleged middleman who has been chargesheeted in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, was on Wednesday produced before a Delhi court which allowed his five-day custodial interrogation by the CBI ...

Govt justifies action against CBI Director
NEW DELHI, Dec 5 - CBI Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana were fighting like “kilkenny cats”, exposing the country’s premier investigating agency to “public ridicule”, the government told the Supreme Court on Wednesday while just ...

FIR filed against stone quarrying activities off Kaziranga
GUWAHATI, Dec 5 - A senior journalist has lodged an FIR with the Karbi Anglong Police on the stone mining activities, including the blasts, carried out by stone quarry owners in the Kaziranga National Park (KNP)-Karbi Anglong-Intangki Elephant Projec ...

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