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Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb interacting with villagers at Juliabari, in South Tripura district on Sunday. – Photo: Correspondent
Dense fog engulfs Delhi, flight, train services hit
NEW DELHI, Dec 30: A thick blanket of fog engulfed the national capital on Monday morning affecting train and flight operations as visibility dropped drastically, with some observatories recording it at zero metres. ...

Country proud of both Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen: Rijiju
NEW DELHI, Dec 30: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday said not much should be made of the "ugly spat" that marred the trial bout between M C Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen and the country is proud of both the six-time world champion and her promising ...

Smartphone sales buck slowdown on strong urban, rural demand
NEW DELHI, Dec 30: The economic slowdown may have clipped sales of cars and biscuits in 2019, but smartphones bucked the trend as urban and rural users continued to buy, and even upgrade to, expensive handsets - a trend likely to pick up pace in the ...

Retail industry expects growth in second half of 2020
NEW DELHI, Dec 30: As economic slowdown continues to hurt sales, the Indian retail industry expects to bounce back in the second half of 2020 on the back of consumer demand revival and increased spending. ...

Citizenship bill, Article 370 flavoured up social media platforms this year
NEW DELHI, Dec 30: The town squares of Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp were buzzing this year with people debating issues like Citizenship Amendment Act and scrapping of Article 370 with memes going viral, even as these companies battled the menace of ...

Modi to face protests during Assam visit
GUWAHATI, Dec 29 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi will face massive public protests if he comes to attend the inaugural ceremony of the Khelo India games scheduled to be held here from January 10 to 22, 2020. ...

AASU yet to deliberate on alternative political front
GUWAHATI, Dec 29 - The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) leadership on Sunday stated that the matter of formation of a new alternative political front was being discussed by the people of the State in the wake of emerging political developments, but t ...

Visa norms relaxed for certain categories of foreigners
GUWAHATI, Dec 29 - Even before the passing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Parliament, the Government of India had relaxed the long term visa norms for certain categories of foreigners to make their stay easy in India. ...

BSF, BGB to take steps to prevent illegal border crossings
NEW DELHI, Dec 29 - The Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) have agreed to take strong measures to prevent illegal border crossings and intensify simultaneous coordinated patrol in vulnerable areas. ...

PM lauds youth for questioning system
NEW DELHI, Dec 29 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the coming decade belongs to the youth and lauded them for believing in the system and questioning it when it does not respond properly. ...

Security scene in NE, State reviewed
GUWAHATI, Dec 29 - The Strategic Group meeting chaired by Assam Chief Secretary Alok Kumar today reviewed the prevailing security situation in the Northeast in general and the State in particular. ...

NRC, CAA hogged headlines in Assam this year
GUWAHATI, Dec 29 - The year 2019 will go down as one of the most eventful years of the decade that kept the political class on its toes all throughout. From the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) that excluded over 1.9 milli ...

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