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Singer Anindita Paul receiving the Dr Bhabendra Nath Saikia Memorial Award for the year 2018 on the occasion of the litterateur’s 87th birth anniversary, at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati on Wednesday. – UB Photos
Triple talaq ordinance repromulgated
NEW DELHI, Feb 21 (PTI): The ordinance making the practice of instant triple talaq a penal offence for Muslim men was issued for the third time on Thursday. ...

Dhaka blaze: 4 kids among 70 dead
DHAKA, Feb 21 (IANS): Seventy people, including four children and five women were confirmed dead on Thursday while 56 were reported injured in a massive blaze in the Bangladesh capital that engulfed several multi-storey buildings in the Chawkbazar ar ...

18 separatists, 155 J&K politicians lose security cover
JAMMU, Feb 21 (IANS): Security cover of 18 separatist leaders and 155 Jammu and Kashmir politicians has been withdrawn in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack on February 14 in which over 40 CRPF troopers were killed. An order issued by the Home Depar ...

Modi unveils Gandhi's bust at South Korean university
SEOUL, Feb 21 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled the bust of Mahatma Gandhi in South Korea's premier Yonsei University and said the occasion assumes greater significance in light of Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary. "In the 20t ...

Sack Meghalaya Governor: CPI-M tells Kovind
NEW DELHI, Feb 21 (IANS): The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday asked President Ram Nath Kovind to sack Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy for "disgracing" his post and violating the "fundamentals of Constitution". ...

Bandh hits normal life in Itanagar, 21 detained
ITANAGAR, Feb 21 (PTI): Normal life was hit in Itanagar Thursday as several students' bodies and civil societies called for a 48-hour bandh, seeking changes in the proposals made by a government-appointed panel on the issue of granting permanent resi ...

Producer Raj Kumar Barjatya passes away
MUMBAI, Feb 21 (PTI): Film producer Raj Kumar Barjatya, known for backing family-oriented films such as "Hum Aapke Hain Koun" and "Maine Pyar Kiya", passed away Thursday morning due to cardiac arrest, according to the family. He was 77. ...

SC holds Anil Ambani, 2 others guilty of contempt
NEW DELHI, Feb 20 - The Supreme Court on Wednesday held RCom chairman Anil Ambani and two others guilty of contempt of court for violating its order by not paying dues of Rs 550 crore to Ericsson, and said they faced a three-month jail term if Rs 453 ...

AGP still undecided on poll alliances
GUWAHATI, Feb 20 - Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) is still undecided on electoral alliance. Its central executive committee today formed a seven-member panel to determine the party strategy and to suggest as to with whom the regional party should go in the ...

10 killed in road mishaps
BONGAIGAON, diphu, Feb 20 - Ten persons were killed in two separate road accidents in the State today. ...

No scandal in Rafale deal, says Dassault CEO
BENGALURU, Feb 20 - Asserting there is ‘no scandal’ in the Rafale deal, Dassault Aviation, makers of the fighter jet, on Wednesday said it was also in the race for 110 aircraft for the Indian Air Force, for which the government had floated an RFI las ...

India victim of terrorism from across border: PM
RIYADH, Feb 20 - In a veiled attack on Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India was a victim of terrorism “sheltered and supported” from across the border, as he demanded that all nations reject the use of terrorism against others, disma ...

Police-public ties vital to deal with agitations: DGP
GUWAHATI, Feb 20 - Improving police-public relations is vital for dealing with mass agitations like the one faced by the State against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, said the Director General of Police, Kula Saikia. He also said that the police an ...

Terrorism common concern: Saudi Prince
NEW DELHI, Feb 20 - Terrorism and extremism are “common concerns” and Saudi Arabia will extend all cooperation to India and other neighbouring countries to deal with them, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said on Wednesday after holding “extens ...

Arsenicosis detected in Nalbari, Jorhat
GUWAHATI, Feb 20 - In a development concerning drinking water-related sickness, altogether eleven people were found suffering from the dreaded arsenicosis in Nalbari and Jorhat districts during the preliminary random health check-up drives conducted ...

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