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Activists of 70 organisations of Assam staging a hunger strike against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in New Delhi on Monday. – UB Photos
MNF set to win Mizoram, oust Congress from last northeast stronghold
AIZAWL, Dec 11: The MNF was on Tuesday all set to storm back to power in Mizoram after a decade handing down a humiliating defeat to the ruling Congress, which will lose its last northeast bastion. ...

3 policemen killed in J&K attack
SRINAGAR, Dec 11: Three Jammu and Kashmir Police officials were killed on Tuesday in Shopian district in a militant attack, police said, in which four service rifles were also stolen. ...

India hands over houses built for Rohingya refugees in Myanmar
NAY PYI TAW, Dec 11: India on Tuesday handed over to Myanmar the first 50 housing units built for the displaced Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine state following delegation-level talks between President Ram Nath Kovind and his Myanmar counterpart U ...

Voyager 2 is now also in interstellar space behind its Voyager 1 twin
CHICAGO, Dec 11: Forty-one years after it left Earth, NASAs Voyager 2 probe has now become only the second human-made object to enter interstellar space after its twin Voyager 1 did in 2012. ...

Sikkim's ruling party seeks expansion of state assembly
NEW DELHI, Dec 11: Sikkim's lone Lok Sabha MP P.D. Rai has presented a list of "long-pending demands" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that also urged for the expansion of the Sikkim Assembly from its present 32 to 40 seats, a statement said. ...

Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla defeated in both constituencies
NEW DELHI, Dec 11: Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla was on Tuesday defeated in both the constituencies -- Champai South and Serchhip -- where he contested. ...

Congress leads in three BJP-ruled states, TRS in Telangana
NEW DELHI, Dec 11: Congress candidates on Tuesday took significant leads in BJP-ruled Rajasthan and was inching ahead of the BJP in both Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in Assembly elections held in five states. ...

Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' most-streamed song of 20th century
LOS ANGELES, Dec 11: "Bohemian Rhapsody," the iconic single by legendary British rock band Queen, is the world's most-streamed song from the 20th century, as well as the most-streamed Classic Rock song of all time, according to Universal Music Group. ...

New bug forces Alphabet to expedite Google+ API shutdown
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 11: Google's parent company Alphabet has decided to expedite the shutdown of the consumer version of its social networking platform Google+ and its APIs (application programming interfaces) after it discovered a new bug that impact ...

Identity of rape victims has to be protected: SC
NEW DELHI, Dec 11: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the identity of rape victims has to be protected at all stages of the case including during trial. A bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur, S. Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta said that the Central Fo ...

Congress leads in Chhattisgarh, TRS in Telangana, MNF in Mizoram
NEW DELHI, Dec 11: The Congress on Tuesday appeared to be on the road to victory in BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh and possibly Rajasthan and was locked in a close fight in Madhya Pradesh while the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was headed for a landslide w ...

Sensex drops 500 points, Nifty below 10,400 mark
MUMBAI, Dec 11: The S&P BSE Sensex slid around 500 points on Tuesday morning after the Congress party started to take the lead in the Assembly elections in three key states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. ...

Rain, snow lash J&K
SRINAGAR, Dec 11: Rain lashed the plains as fresh snowfall occurred in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, with the Met office forecasting an improvement later in the day. ...

Congress leads in Rajasthan, trails in Telangana, stiff fight in MP
NEW DELHI, Dec 11: The Congress took early significant leads in BJP-ruled Rajasthan and was locked in a close fight in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh as officials counted the millions of votes polled in Assembly elections in five states. ...

AASU seeks action plan for Accord implementation
GUWAHATI, Dec 10 - Remembering the martyrs of the Assam Movement on the occasion of Swahid Diwas, the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) today said that the problem of illegal migration has aggravated in the State due to non-implementation of the Assam ...

Counting of votes in 5 states today
NEW DELHI, Dec 10 - Hectic political parleys marked the eve of counting of votes for five state assemblies, billed as semi-finals before the 2019 national polls, with the Congress asserting that the mandate from Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgar ...

Urjit Patel resigns as RBI Governor
MUMBAI, Dec 10 - Reserve Bank Governor Urjit Patel, who faced the possibility of an unprecedented action from the government over differences on a variety of issues, on Monday resigned from his job citing personal reasons. ...

AGP threatens to snap ties with BJP if citizenship Bill is passed
GUWAHATI, Dec 10 - The ongoing squabble between NDA constituents AGP and BJP intensified today as the leadership of the regional party wrote to BJP president Amit Shah reiterating its resolve to snap ties and break the alliance if the Citizenship (Am ...

NDA govt further amends Citizenship Rules, 2009
NEW DELHI, Dec 10 - Apprehending trouble over passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the Parliament, the NDA government has initiated drastic moves by introducing some new rules by further amending the Citizenship Rules, 2009. ...

UK court orders Mallya’s extradition to India
LONDON, Dec 10 - A UK court on Monday ordered Vijay Mallya’s extradition and said there were substantial “misrepresentations” in flamboyant billionaire’s characterisations of his financial dealings, in a major boost to India’s efforts to bring back t ...

Michel’s CBI custody extended by 5 days
NEW DELHI, Dec 10 - A Delhi Court on Monday granted further 5-day remand of Christian Michel, the alleged middleman who has been chargesheeted in the graft-tainted AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, for his custodial interrogation by the CBI. ...

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