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Protesters at a rally against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act at Borihat near Mirza on Wednesday. – UB Photos
Thailand national raped in Kerala, two held
KOCHI, Feb 6: A 46-year-old Thailand national was allegedly raped by two men here, following which they were arrested, police said on Thursday. ...

SAI and Hockey India launch high performance centres
NEW DELHI, Feb 6: Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Hockey India on Thursday announced the establishment of the High Performance Centres in seven places across the country to provide state-of-the-art facilities to junior and sub-Junior players. ...

RBI keeps benchmark interest rate unchanged at 5.15 pc
MUMBAI, Feb 6: The Reserve Bank of India, for the second straight time, on Thursday kept its key policy rate unchanged at 5.15 per cent, maintaining its accommodative policy stance as long as it was necessary to revive growth. ...

RBI estimates GDP to expand at 6 pc in FY21
MUMBAI, Feb 6: The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday projected the economy to expand by 6 per cent during the next financial year, pegging it at the lower end of the GDP growth estimate of the Economic Survey. ...

Ram Temple will be built by 2024-25, says VHP
NEW DELHI, Feb 6: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Wednesday said the construction of Ram Temple could be completed by 2024-25, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of formation of a 15-member Trust that would oversee the constru ...

Court must provide meaning to Constitution for preventing human suffering: HC
NEW DELHI, Feb 6: While hearing a plea in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday held that "so long as life lasts, so long shall it be the duty and endeavour of the court to give to the provisions of our Constitutio ...

Cold refuses to depart from Delhi
NEW DELHI, Feb 6: It was a bright cold morning in the national capital on Thursday with the minimum temperature recorded at 8.4 degrees Celcius, a notch below the season's average, the weather office said. ...

Nirbhaya: SC to hear Centre's plea challenging HC order
NEW DELHI, Feb 6: The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will on Friday hear Centre and the Delhi Government's appeal challenging the High Court's order that said all four convicts must be hanged together, and not separately. ...

Ganguly heads to UK, 4-nation series talks in pipeline
NEW DELHI, Feb 6: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has headed to England and it is believed that discussion on the much-talked about 4-nation series is on the cards. While an informal meeting with the English and ...

PM announces Trust for Ram temple in Ayodhya
NEW DELHI, Feb 5 - The Centre on Wednesday constituted an independent 15-member Trust to oversee the construction of a “grand and magnificent” Ram temple in Ayodhya, an announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha four days befo ...

Education report paints disturbing picture for Assam
GUWAHATI, Feb 5 - The 14th Annual Status of Educational Report (ASER), 2019 ‘Early Years’ conducted in Kamrup district in Assam has revealed a disturbing picture, with 47 per cent students of Standard I being unable to read even letters. ...

Dist magistrate may refer case to FT
NEW DELHI, Feb 5 - The Centre on Wednesday said the district magistrate on their own may refer to the foreigners tribunal (FT) for its opinion the question as to whether the person left out of the National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC) in Assam ...

Organisational setup in FTs may be revamped
GUWAHATI, Feb 5 - The organisational setup related to the Foreigners Tribunals (FTs) in the State may soon witness some major rejig after a reported ‘informal administrative intervention’ from the judiciary higher-ups, hinting towards ‘favouritism’ i ...

NIA summons former leader of Cotton varsity student body
GUWAHATI, Feb 5 - The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today issued a summons to former general secretary of the Cotton University Students’ Union and assistant secretary of the Satra Mukti Sangram Samiti Pranjal Kalita asking him to appear before ...

Sovereignty issue hurdle in ULFA(I)-Govt talks
GUWAHATI, Feb 5 - The United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) may revive the People’s Consultative Group (PCG) to hold initial parleys if the Government of India agrees to hold talks on the issue of sovereignty. However, it is unlikely that the ...

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