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Artists taking part in the 2nd International River Brahmaputra Art Festival in Guwahati on Sunday. – UB Photos
Johnny Depp officially axed from 'Pirates Of The Caribbean'
LOS ANGELES, Dec 24: Actor Johnny Depp has been officially dropped from the "Pirates Of The Caribbean" film series. ...

Around 50 mn Google searches for sexual harassment since #MeToo: Study
NEW YORK, Dec 24: Following the massive #MeToo movement, around 50 million Google searches on sexual harrasment, reporting and prevention of such behaviour were recorded in the US during October 2017 to June 2018, a US study suggests. ...

Ashwin remains doubtful for Boxing Day Test: Shastri
MELBOURNE, Dec 24: Indian cricket team's head coach Ravi Shastri said that all-rounder Hardik Pandya has attained full fitness before the third Test, starting December 26 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), but off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin stil ...

Petroleum products should be under GST: PHD Chamber
NEW DELHI, Dec 24: Hailing the GST Council's decision to reduce tax rates on several items and services, President of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Rajeev Talwar urged the government and the council to consider bringing petroleum products und ...

Researchers uncover genetic causes of eye disease
NEW YORK, Dec 24: Hundreds of new genes linked to blindness and other vision disorders have been identified in a screen of mouse strains, according to new research by the University of California, Davis. ...

Key Indian equity indices open in green
MUMBAI, Dec 24: The key Indian equity market indices on Monday opened higher despite a cautious trend in Asian markets. ...

5.8-magnitude quake hits Tibet
LHASA, Dec 24: A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Xigaze city in Tibet autonomous region early on Monday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC). No casualties have been reported. ...

Apple removes app claiming homosexuality is 'sin'
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 24: Apple has removed a religious app from App Store after a petition by an LGBTQ rights organisation called for its removal as the app portrayed homosexuality as "sickness" and "sin". ...

India condoles loss of life in Indonesian tsunami
NEW DELHI, Dec 24: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday expressed grief over the loss of life and damage caused by a tsunami that hit the coast Sunda Strait in Indonesia killing 281 people. ...

US warns of terror attack risk in Barcelona
WASHINGTON, Dec 24: The US State Department has asked its citizens to exercise caution on Las Ramblas avenue in Barcelona due to the presumed risk of a terrorist attack "with little or no warning" during the Christmas season. ...

Trump names Patrick Shanahan as acting defence secretary
WASHINGTON, Dec 24: US President Donald Trump has announced that Deputy Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has been appointed acting Pentagon chief. ...

Haryana's Salman Ali wins 'Indian Idol' 10th edition
MUMBAI, Dec 24: Haryana's Salman Ali was announced as the winner of the 10th edition of the singing-based reality show "Indian Idol" on Sunday night here. ...

Telangana girl murdered by parents for honour
HYDERABAD, Dec 24: In a shocking incident of honour killing in Telangana, parents allegedly murdered their 20-year-old daughter for marrying a youth from a different caste, police said. ...

Volcano-triggered tsunami hits Indonesia, 222 dead
CARITA, Dec 23 - A volcano-triggered tsunami has left at least 222 people dead and hundreds more injured after slamming without warning into beaches around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, officials said on Sunday, voicing fears that the toll would rise fur ...

Rajnath tells Sonowal to take firm steps against ULFA(I)
NEW DELHI, Dec 23 - Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to take pro-active steps to deal strongly with the attempts by the United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) to revive itself and indulge in acts of ...

Preparations on for inauguration of Bogibeel bridge
GUWAHATI, Dec 23 - Preparations are on in full swing for inauguration of the Bogibeel bridge over the Brahmaputra river by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25. Officials at the Maligaon-headquartered Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) said the ...

Amit Shah questions Cong stand on NRC update
NEW DELHI, Dec 23 - BJP president Amit Shah today questioned Congress party’s stand on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) update exercise. ...

2 policemen killed in road mishap
BARPETA, Dec 23 - Two policemen, including the officer in-charge of Gobardhana Police Station, were killed in a road accident at Gobardhana in Barpeta district on Sunday morning. ...

NSCN (IM) not seeking solution within framework of Constitution
DIMAPUR, Dec 23 - The NSCN (IM) on Friday asserted that the Framework Agreement signed with the Government of India and declared on August 3, 2015 is fundamentally based on the unique history of the Naga people and coexistence through shared sovereig ...

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