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Work on in full swing to complete the construction of the Bogibeel rail-cum-road bridge over the Brahmaputra river in Dibrugarh on Friday. – UB Photos
Mumbai-Lucknow IndiGo flight grounded after bomb threat alert
MUMBAI, Dec 15: An IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Lucknow via Delhi was grounded after a woman passenger alerted the Mumbai Airport authorities of an alleged bomb threat on Saturday, official sources said. ...

Irish watchdog opens inquiry into latest Facebook privacy breach
LONDON, Dec 15: Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) has announced a fresh investigation into Facebook, a day after the social networking giant admitted another security breach where nearly 6.8 million users risked their private photos being ex ...

Nokia 7.1: HMD Global nearly perfects this one
NEW DELHI, Dec 15: HMD Global, the Finnish company that manufactures and markets the iconic Nokia-branded phones, has launched devices in India at a steady pace this year. ...

Tribunal set up to adjudicate ban on Manipur insurgent groups
NEW DELHI, Dec 15: The Centre on Saturday set up a tribunal to adjudicate matters related to a ban imposed on Manipur insurgent groups collectively known as the 'Meitei Extremist Organisations'. ...

5 killed in J&K gunfight, clashes
SRINAGAR, Dec 15: Three militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, while two civilians died in subsequent clashes in the area, police said. ...

Modi pays tribute to Vallabhbhai Patel on death anniversary
NEW DELHI, Dec 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the country's first deputy Prime Minister, on his 68th death anniversary. ...

8 devotees die, 65 fall ill due to food poisoning in Karnataka
BENGALURU, Dec 15: At least eight persons, including a girl and a woman, died of suspected food poisoning in Sulvadi village in Karnataka's Chamarajanagar district, police said. ...

Adani-Elbit set up India's first private UAV unit in Hyderabad
HYDERABAD, Dec 15: India's first private sector unit for manufacturing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to cater to both the Indian armed forces and the global market was formally launched at Adani Aerospace Park here. ...

Already considering vendors for 110 fighter jets: Sitharaman
NEW DELHI, Dec 15: The government has "not forgotten" the IAFs requirements and is already considering the bids received through a Request for Information (RFI) for procurement of 110 fighter jets, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said. ...

Bring violators of international human rights laws to justice: India
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 15: India has called for international efforts to bring to justice those violating international human rights laws and to ensure protection of humanitarian workers in conflict situations. ...

6.8 million users possibly affected by latest photo bug: Facebook
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 15: US top social media network Facebook admitted that about 6.8 million users may risk their private photos being exposed to third-party apps. ...

Trump names Mulvaney as acting White House chief of staff
WASHINGTON, Dec 15: US President Donald Trump has named budget director Mick Mulvaney as acting chief of staff, a week after he announced John Kelly's scheduled departure. ...

India's forex reserves rise by over $16 mn
MUMBAI, Dec 15: India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves marginally rose by $16.6 million during the week ended December 7, official data showed. ...

Wall Street collapses, S&P 500 ends at lowest since April
NEW YORK, Dec 15: US stocks fell sharply on Friday as investors grew concerns over a possible slowdown of the global economy and a slew of corporate news. ...

Delhi HC quashes Centre's ban on oxytocin drug production, sale
NEW DELHI, Dec 15: The Delhi High Court has set aside a Central government order restraining private companies from manufacturing and selling oxytocin drug. ...

SC gives clean chit to Modi on Rafale deal
NEW DELHI, Dec 14 - In relief to the Modi government, the Supreme Court today dismissed the pleas challenging the deal between India and France for procurement of 36 Rafale jets saying there was no occasion to “really doubt the decision making proces ...

Cong demands JPC probe
NEW DELHI, Dec 14 - The Congress today claimed that the Supreme Court has vindicated its stand that the issue of “corruption” in the Rafale fighter jet agreement cannot be decided by it and challenged the Centre to constitute a JPC to probe the deal. ...

Cong opts for Gehlot as Rajasthan CM
NEW DELHI, Dec 14 - The Congress today named Ashok Gehlot Chief Minister and Sachin Pilot his deputy after party president Rahul Gandhi successfully brokered peace between the veteran leader and his younger colleague over several rounds of discussion ...

Kamal Nath to take oath as MP CM on Dec 17
BHOPAL, Dec 14 - Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath will be sworn in as the 18th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on December 17. Governor Anandiben Patel invited Nath, 72, to form the new government in the State, after he met her at the Raj Bhavan he ...

BJP maintains winning spree in State rural polls
GUWAHATI, Dec 14 - The BJP’s electoral juggernaut through rural Assam continued as counting for the State panchayat elections entered the third day today. ...

Centre to expedite work on roads to neighbouring countries
NEW DELHI, Dec 14 - The Centre has decided to expedite construction of all roads connecting the neighbouring countries with Assam and other northeastern States and reviewed plans to erect smart fencing with neighbouring Bangladesh. ...

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