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Students of Dibrugarh University along with general public of nearby localities protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 with placards written using their blood, in Dibrugarh on Monday. – UB Photos
Vadra's emotional FB post ahead of ED deposition
JAIPUR, Feb 12: Ahead of deposing in front of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law Robert Vadra wrote an emotional Facebook post expressing his firm belief in God which will help him tide over ...

One killed, 2 injured in Golaghat accident
JORHAT, Feb 12: One person was killed and two others were injured at Merapani-Uriamghat junction in Golaghat district on Monday when a Traveller passenger bus, reportedly returning after a long journey, hit three persons who were standing on the road ...

Boy, girl found hanging on tree in Teok
JORHAT, Feb 12: The bodies of a young boy and a girl were found hanging on a tree inside a tea garden under Teok Police Station in Jorhat district on Monday. ...

Consensual sex between live-in partners not rape in certain cases: SC
NEW DELHI, Feb 12: The Supreme Court has held that a consensual sexual relationship between live-in partners would not amount to rape in some cases such as when the man, due to adverse circumstances beyond his control, does not marry the woman. ...

Vietnam offers support to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: UN
ROME, Feb 12: United Nations World Food Programme in Bangladesh said it welcomed a new contribution of $50,000 from Vietnam to support operations in Coxs Bazar - home to nearly one million Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar. ...

Unchecked use of memes could disturb India's social fabric
NEW DELHI, Feb 12: With the number of smartphone users steadily growing and data packs getting dramatically cheaper in India, the "meme culture" on social media platforms seems to be losing its harmless and light humour value. ...

Mumbai varsity 'graduates' to online degrees regime
MUMBAI, Feb 12: Around 900,000 degrees of the University of Mumbai across various disciplines have been deposited with the National Academic Depository and are now available online, a RTI activist said. ...

India calls for special measures to protect peacekeepers from IED hazards
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 12: India has asked the UN to take special measures to protect peacekeepers from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that are a major hazard for the Blue Helmets. ...

Child marriages still prevalent in Bihar, Bengal, Rajasthan: Unicef
NEW DELHI, Feb 12: Although child marriages in India have declined, a few states like Bihar, West Bengal and Rajasthan continue to carry on with the harmful practice and there is nearly 40 per cent prevalence in these states, the Unicef said. ...

Arunachal CM against tabling Citizenship Bill in Rajya Sabha
ITANAGAR, Feb 12: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu changed his stance on the Citizenship Bill, asking Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh not to table the bill in the Rajya Sabha. He made the appeal as he and his Manipur counterpart N. Bire ...

9 dead in Delhi hotel blaze
NEW DELHI, Feb 12: Nine people, including a woman and a child were killed and three others injured in a major fire that broke out in a central Delhi hotel early on Tuesday, a fire official said. At least 35 others were rescued from the six-storeyed b ...

Receiving Bharat Ratna will be against Bhupenda’s ideals: Tej
GUWAHATI, Feb 11 - Putting his weight behind the growing mass opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, Tej Hazarika, the New York-based only son of music maestro Dr Bhupen Hazarika, today indicated that he would not like to receive the B ...

Govt lists Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 for passage in Rajya Sabha
NEW DELHI, Feb 11 - With just two days to go before the Budget Session of Parliament comes to an end, the NDA government is yet to evolve a consensus over placing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 for discussion and passage in Rajya Sabha. ...

Govt to table CAG report on Rafale deal today
NEW DELHI, Feb 11 - The government is scheduled to table the CAG report on Rafale jet fighter deal, which has generated a massive political controversy, in Parliament on Tuesday, sources said. ...

Purpose of NRC will be defeated if CAB is passed
GUWAHATI, Feb 11 - The purpose of preparation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) may be defeated if the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 is passed. Moreover, if the Bill is passed, certain categories of persons living in Assam, who tried to ...

Mismanagement hits APDCL
GUWAHATI, Feb 11 - The Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd (APDCL) is now allegedly a house in chaos and it is also heading to a financial crisis, contrary to the year-on-year surplus of around Rs 1,000 crore it earned last fiscal compared to the pr ...

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