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Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala and Assamese actress Zerifa Wahid flagging off ‘VIJAY’ – the Walk against Tobacco and Cancer organised by Deepsikha Foundation, in Guwahati on Sunday. – UB Photos
Priyanka begins roadshow in Lucknow with Rahul, Scindia
LUCKNOW, Feb 11: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra launched her roadshow here on Monday on her first visit after becoming the General Secretary in charge of East Uttar Pradesh along with her brother and Congress President Rahul Gandhi. ...

Woman gang-raped by 12 near Ludhiana, police conduct raids
CHANDIGARH, Feb 11: The Punjab Police on Monday conducted raids at various places in Ludhiana district after a young woman alleged she was gang-raped by 12 men at a farmhouse near Jagraon town after she and her male friend were attacked and abducted. ...

India has taken a lead in energy accessibility: Modi
GREATER NOIDA, Feb 11: India has taken a lead in energy accessibility and will achieve 100 per cent household electrification by the end of this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday. ...

Shutdown in Nagaland against Citizenship Bill
KOHIMA, Feb 11: Normal life came to standstill in Nagaland on Monday as a dawn-to-dusk shutdown called in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, evoked total response. ...

9 suspected Bangladeshi nationals detained in Silchar
SILCHAR, Feb 11 - At least nine persons including five minors were detained by Cachar police on Sunday evening under suspicion of being Bangladeshi nationals. ...

1 killed, 2 injured in road accident in Jorhat
JORHAT, Feb 11 - One person was killed while two others were injured in a road accident on Sunday evening at Na-Ali (Jorhat-Titabar Road) at Jalukanibari area. ...

Sensex down 110 points, Nifty below 10,950
MUMBAI, Feb 11: The Sensex slid over a 100 points after opening in the green while the Nifty shed close to 50 points during the morning trade session on Monday. Except for IT stocks on the BSE, all the others sectors traded lower. Oil and gas, capita ...

Michelle Obama hits the Grammy stage
LOS ANGELES, Feb 11: Former US First Lady Michelle Obama joined artistes Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Lopez on the Grammy stage here to talk about the impact of music on her life. After singer Alicia Keys, the host of the ceremony on Fe ...

Guard opens fire after 'suspicious movement' near Uri army camp
SRINAGAR, Feb 11: A guard at an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri border town opened fire after noticing suspicious movement nearby, police said. Army and police personnel are checking out two men. ...

Andhra CM begins fast in Delhi for special status
NEW DELHI, Feb 11: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu began a 12-hour long fast here on Monday, demanding the Centre to accord special category status and fulfil other commitments made in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014. ...

Post hailstorm, IndiGo operations remain affected
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Feb 11: Ever since a hailstorm lashed the national capital and surrounding areas days ago, budget carrier IndiGo has been rescheduling and cancelling flights, including during the weekend. ...

Jet Airways revises cancellation charges for domestic flights
NEW DELHI, Feb 11: Jet Airways has revised its change and cancellation fees for its flights within India, based on the number of days prior to the travel date that the change or cancellation is made. ...

Stage set for final phase of NRC update
GUWAHATI, Feb 10 - The stage is set for the implementation of the final part of the process of update of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), that is hearings and verification of the claims and objections filed on the draft of the NRC. But it is ...

Fund crunch hits border fencing work
GUWAHATI, Feb 10 - Notwithstanding Central government’s claims that it had put the Indo-Bangladesh border fencing work on fast-track, the work is progressing at snail’s pace due to fund crunch. ...

House panel concern over abduction of women in Assam
NEW DELHI, Feb 10 - Alarmed by the high rate of abduction of women in Assam, a parliamentary panel has directed the Centre to carry out investigations into the cases. The Centre and the State government were also asked to launch operations to trace a ...

Citizenship Bill does not merit to become an Act: Yashwant
GUWAHATI, Feb 10 - Former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, who quit the BJP last year, today said he was sure the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 would not be passed in the ongoing session of Rajya Sabha, as all parties except the BJP were o ...

Traditional Sarai from State fetches Rs 12 lakh
NEW DELHI, Feb 10 - Over 1,800 mementos received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi were auctioned in a fortnight-long exercise which began last month, the PM’s office said on Sunday. ...

ASTC to turn aggregator, acquire 4,000 buses in 4 years
GUWAHATI, Feb 10 - Donning the role of an aggregator, the Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) is planning to add 4,000 buses to its fleet in four years to augment public transport and promote entrepreneurship. ...

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