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People enjoying at a picnic on New Year’s Day, at Disangmukh in Sivasagar district on Wednesday. – UB Photos
Work on new education policy gained ground in 2019
NEW DELHI, Jan 3: The HRD ministry held several rounds of consultations in 2019 to give a final shape to the new National Education Policy (NEP), sanctioned 13 new central universities and 50 kendriya vidyalayas, and implemented 10 per cent reservati ...

Indian singer Prateek Kuhad part of Barack Obama's favourite music of 2019 list
LOS ANGELES, Jan 3: Indian singer Prateek Kuhad's song "cold/mess" has made it to former US President Barack Obama's favourite music of 2019 line-up. ...

Protests against CAA 'mostly political': Amit Shah
NEW DELHI, Jan 3: Union Home Minister Amit Shah described the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) as "mostly political" and asserted that no Indian will lose his or her nationality due to the newly enacted legislation. ...

PM kicks off Indian Science Congress in Bengaluru
BENGALURU, Jan 3: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the 107th Indian Science Congress (ISC 2020) in this tech city amid tight security in the presence of galaxy of top scientists, Nobel Laureates, dignitaries and students from across ...

Oil prices jump 4% after US air strike
MUMBAI, Jan 3: Global oil prices jumped over 3 per cent on Friday after a US airstrike ordered by President Donald Trump killed a top Iranian general in Iraq. ...

Kula Saikia elected Asam Sahitya Sabha president
GUWAHATI, Jan 2 - Former Director General of Assam Police and litterateur Kuladhar Saikia has been elected as the next president of the Asam Sahitya Sabha, the apex literary body of the State, for the term 2020-22. ...

NRC office yet to issue rejection slips
GUWAHATI, Jan 2 - Though the State Government had announced that 200 new Foreigners Tribunals would be set up immediately after the publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), no one yet knows when the Tribunals will start functioning. Th ...

Land patta to 40,000 indigenous people on Jan 28
GUWAHATI, Jan 2 - The State government will provide land patta to over 40,000 landless indigenous people on January 28. ...

India briefs countries on CAA, NRC
NEW DELHI, Jan 2 - The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) today said India has briefed countries across the globe about the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens. ...

AJYCP to move SC seeking ILP for Assam
GUWAHATI, Jan 2 - The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chhatra Parishad (AJYCP) will move the Supreme Court with the demand of introducing Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Assam for protecting the indigenous communities from “external infiltration and internal aggre ...

Indo-Japan Summit dates soon: MEA
NEW DELHI, Jan 2 - India and Japan are in touch through diplomatic channels and the dates of the annual bilateral summit, postponed last month in the wake of violent protests over the amended citizenship law, will be finalised “very soon”. ...

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