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Students of Bhola Nath College participating in a wall painting competition during the College Week programme, at Dhubri on Tuesday. – UB Photos
2018 fourth hottest year on record: NASA
WASHINGTON, Feb 7: Earth's global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880 and the planet will warm further, especially since greenhouse gas emissions are continuing to rise, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admini ...

WhatsApp removing 2 mn suspicious accounts a month
NEW DELHI, Feb 7: Facebook-owned WhatsApp is removing at least two million accounts each month for bulk or automated behaviour and over 75 per cent of those without recent user reports. ...

Flight operations suspended at Srinagar airport
SRINAGAR, Feb 7: Flight operations were suspended on Thursday at the Srinagar airport due to poor visibility and heavy snowfall. "All flights to and from Srinagar were cancelled on Wednesday. No flight could land or take off from the airport today mo ...

Body pulled from wreckage of football player Sala's plane
LONDON, Feb 7: UK authorities have recovered a body from the wreckage of the plane which crashed with Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson on board. ...

Swine flu claims 226 lives, Rajasthan worst hit
NEW DELHI, Feb 7: Rajasthan continues to remain worst hit with swine flu as the death toll hit 85, while 2,263 patients have been found positive with the influenza, according to National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) report released on February 3 ...

US House panel to probe Trump's finances, Russia
WASHINGTON, Feb 7: A US House panel has announced that it would conduct a broad investigation into President Donald Trump's finances and Russia. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said on Wednesday that the probe would "allow us to inv ...

Andhra IAS to spend only Rs 36K on son's marriage
VISAKHAPATNAM, Feb 7: In these days of ostentatious marriages with even the middle-class families spending lakhs of rupees, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from Andhra is setting an example for others. ...

Modi to flag off Train 18 on Feb 15
NEW DELHI, Feb 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the indigenously built Train 18, called the Vande Bharat Express, on February 15 from here, a Railway Ministry official said. Train 18, the country's first engine-less train manufactured by ...

Rs 1,193-cr deficit State Budget presented
GUWAHATI, Feb 6 - Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today presented a Rs 1,193.04 crore deficit budget for the State for the 2019-20 financial year and announced a host of new schemes for the benefit of cross sections of the society including stud ...

18 flagship schemes unveiled
GUWAHATI, Feb 6 - Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said the government will focus on 18 flagship schemes in the 2019-20 fiscal, including providing subsidised rice at Re 1 per kg to 53 lakh households in the State, giving one tola gold to b ...

Subsidy for Edu loan, hostel mess fees
GUWAHATI, Feb 6 - Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today announced a host of schemes for the benefit of the students of the State including free text books, education loans etc and said that special funds have been earmarked for infrastructure de ...

Opp terms Budget as election gimmick
GUWAHATI, Feb 6 - The opposition political parties today criticized the State Budget 2019-20 as an election gimmick ahead of the forthcoming parliamentary polls devoid of any genuine intent. ...

Development council for indigenous Muslims
GUWAHATI, Feb 6 - Seeking to woo the indigenous Muslim community, the BJP government today announced Rs 100 crore for taking up various developmental and employment-related activities for the community. ...

Protest against move to grant ST status to 6 communities
JORABAT, Feb 6 - In protest against the Centre’s move to grant the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to six ethnic communities of Assam, the Coordination Committee of the Tribal Organisations of Assam (CCTOA), in association with the Dimoria district commi ...

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