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PHE Minister Rihan Daimari and Media Adviser to Chief Minister Hrishikesh Goswami handing over an approval letter for Rs 20 lakh to the family of martyred CRPF jawan Maneswar Basumatary at Tamulpur, on Thursday. – UB Photos
300 cars gutted in fire near Bengaluru air show
BENGALURU, Feb 23: A fire in the parking lot in front of the Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru, where the Aero India show is underway, gutted about 300 cars on Saturday, police said. No casualties were reported. ...

Only NDA has achieved sustained high growth with low inflation: Modi
NEW DELHI, Feb 23: Noting that his government had achieved the unprecedented dual objective of sustained high growth combined with low inflation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said innovation and technology would provide the backbone of "r ...

US Indian community holds anti-terror protests at Pakistani, Chinese consulates
NEW YORK, Feb 23: Members of the Indian community have held protests outside the Pakistani consulates in New York and Chicago to condemn the February 14 Pulwama attack that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF troopers. ...

How China's BBK is giving the jitters to Samsung and Xiaomi in India
NEW DELHI, Feb 23: The moment you aspire to buy a Chinese smartphone with high-end specifications, brands like OnePlus, OPPO, Vivo or Realme immediately cross your mind -- devices which have gained tremendous popularity and substantial market share i ...

Enough is enough, says Vidya Balan on Pakistani artiste ban
MUMBAI, Feb 23: With the Hindi film industry condemning the Pulwana terror attack and not releasing films in Pakistan besides banning all Pakistani artistes from working in India, National award-winning actress Vidya Balan on Friday said a strong sta ...

Jamaat-e-Islami chief among dozens detained in J&K
SRINAGAR, Feb 23: In a tough move authorities have detained dozens of Jamaat-e-Islami cadres in the Kashmir Valley, including its top leadership during a mass crackdown, police sources said. ...

Jammu-Srinagar highway partially restored
JAMMU, Feb 23: The Jammu-Srinagar highway was partially restored for one-way traffic on Saturday, after remaining closed for three consecutive days due to snowfall and landslides. ...

Trump meets Chinese Vice Premier, extends trade talks
WASHINGTON, Feb 23: US President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He expressed optimism that the two countries would reach a trade agreement and defuse a dispute between the world's two largest economies, as both sides agreed to continue the ...

Itanagar bandh turns violent as protesters go berserk
ITANAGAR, Feb 22 - The 48-hour Itanagar Capital Complex shutdown called by a group of local organizations has turned violent on the second day on Friday with the protesters going berserk. ...

Golaghat hooch tragedy toll rises to 17
JORHAT, Feb 22 - The death toll in the incident of spurious liquor consumption by workers of the Halmira Tea Estate in Golaghat district rose to 17 today from four yesterday with a total of 34 people hospitalised in the Golaghat District Kushal Konwa ...

Centre puts notification on hold after objection
NEW DELHI, Feb 22 - A day after empowering the Assam Rifles to arrest and search anyone in five North Eastern States without any warrant, the Centre today put on hold the order following objections by a couple of States in the region. ...

Cong, AIUDF stage walkout in House
GUWAHATI, Feb 22 - The Opposition Congress and the AIUDF today staged a walkout in the Assam Legislative Assembly after Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami disallowed an adjournment motion to discuss the special powers given to the Assam Rifles in five Nor ...

8 die in Jorhat
JORHAT, Feb 22 - Eight people died today after reportedly consuming spurious liquor at two villages under the Borholla Police Station of Titabar Civil Subdivision in Jorhat district. Jorhat DC Roshni A Korati told The Assam Tribune tonight tha ...

‘State govt won’t accept UNHC refugee cards’
GUWAHATI, Feb 22 - The Assam government is not going to accept any refugee card issued to the Rohingya by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and those (Rohingya) entering the State will be dealt with under relevant provisions o ...

‘Govt to submit affidavit in SC on forest encroachment’
GUWAHATI, Feb 22 - The Supreme Court has directed the Assam Chief Secretary to file an affidavit on the status of eviction of illegal forest dwellers in the State whose claims on forest land have been rejected by the district-level authorities, the A ...

2 Excise officials suspended
GUWAHATI, Feb 22 - Two assistant inspectors of Excise have been placed under suspension with immediate effect and a high-level inquiry team has been rushed to Golaghat following the hooch tragedy that claimed several lives in a tea garden area adjace ...

Flights from Rupshi airport from Sept: CM
DHUBRI, Feb 22 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that aircraft will start flying again from Rupshi airport from September this year after laying the foundation stone of the 3,500 sq feet terminal with a capacity of 250 persons having 10 check- ...

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