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Activists of North East Women’s Front and Jujaru the Fighters staging a demonstration in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in Guwahati on Tuesday. – AT photo
Dating apps questioned over age verification after child abuse cases
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13: Dating apps Tinder and Grindr were being questioned over their age verification requirements after several child abuse cases came into light. ...

Jio tops in 4G availability, Airtel fastest during July-Dec 2018
NEW DELHI, Feb 13: Reliance Jio topped in terms of 4G availability among the telecom service providers with 98.8 per cent availability during the second half of 2018, an Ookla report said. ...

Google adds new right click options to Gmail
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13: Revamping Gmail, Google has added options like easy label adding, moving, muting and snooze emails to the right-click context menu of its emailing platform. ...

Government to divest 100% stake in AI's ground handling arm
NEW DELHI, Feb 13: The Central government has invited "Expression of Interest" for strategic divestment of national flag carrier's ground handling subsidiary Air India Air Transport Services Ltd (AIATSL). ...

Ex-acting CBI chief held guilty of contempt, sentenced till rising of court
NEW DELHI, Feb 12: The Supreme Court on Tuesday held former acting Director of CBI M. Nageswara Rao guilty of contempt of court and sentenced him along with agency's legal advisor S. Bhasuran till the rising of the court. ...

Russia to direct Facebook, Twitter to localise users' database
MOSCOW, Feb 13: Russian telecom watchdog Roskomnadzor has said that it will punish Twitter and Facebook if they decline to move the database of Russian users to Russia. ...

NCI to be first govt hospital to provide proton therapy for cancer
JHAJJAR (Haryana), Feb 13: Proton Therapy, a costly treatment for cancer patients will soon come into effect at newly built National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Haryana's Jhajjar district, making it the first government-run hospital to offer the servic ...

IndiGo cancels 30 flights, adjusts operations to deal with weather disruptions
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Feb 13: Budget passenger carrier IndiGo has said that it is "adjusting" some flight operations to deal with expected weather related disruptions in the coming days. ...

2 militants killed in J&K
SRINAGAR, Feb 13: Two militants were killed on Wednesday in a gunfight with the security forces in a Jammu and Kashmir village in Badgam district during a cordon and search operation, police said. ...

Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill introduced in Lok Sabha
NEW DELHI, Feb 12: The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018, that provides for a comprehensive mechanism to protect the interest of depositors was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. ...

CBI to seek SC permission to grill Sudipta Sen, aide Debjani Mukherjee
SHILLONG, Feb 13: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to move the Supreme Court seeking permission to quiz Saradha Group Chairman Sudipta Sen and his close aide Debjani Mukherjee in connection with the chit fund case. ...

DP Goyal appointed Director of IIM-Shillong
SHILLONG, Feb 13: Prof. D.P. Goyal, currently Dean and Professor of Management at Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurugram, has been appointed as the Director of Indian Institute of Management - Shillong, an official said. ...

Protest rocks North East
AIZAWL/AGARTALA/IMPHAL, Feb 12 - Massive demonstrations and protest rallies were held in Mizoram and Tripura on Tuesday against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, while in Manipur, the authorities imposed indefinite curfew in Imphal East and Imp ...

3 rhino calves adopted by OIL translocated to Manas
DIBRUGARH, Feb 12 - Oil India Ltd (OIL) has adopted three one-horned rhino calves which were orphaned earlier during the devastating floods of July 2016. The three rhino calves have recently been relocated to the Manas National Park from the Centre ...

Fate of Citizenship Bill in RS still uncertain
NEW DELHI, Feb 12 - In a last ditch attempt to salvage the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, the government offered to delink North-East from the Bill but the Opposition parties rejected the proposal. ...

Demand for pre-merger status in Manipur: MP
NEW DELHI, Feb 12 - Manipur Congress MP Prof Thokchom Meinya on Tuesday sought immediate withdrawal of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, cautioning that the people of Manipur have now started demanding pre-merger status of Manipur, the erstwhil ...

Cong-BJP tussle over Rafale turns uglier
NEW DELHI, Feb 12 - The war of words between the Congress and the BJP over the Rafale issue turned uglier on Tuesday as Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “treason” and acting as Anil Ambani’s middleman, prompting the ruling party t ...

Top IOC official in CBI net for graft
GUWAHATI, Feb 12 - A top IOC official has been arrested by the CBI for accepting bribe to allot new retail outlets. ...

UK-India Research Innovation ties to cross 400m pound
GUWAHATI, Feb 12 - Investments under United Kingdom-India Research and Innovation partnerships in eastern and North Eastern states was expected to cross over four hundred million pounds by 2021, a release issued by the British Deputy High Commission ...

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