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AJYCP activists burning a copy of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 at Nagaon on Monday. – UB Photos
NESO shutdown hits Meghalaya, Sangma government says 'no' to Citizenship Bill
SHILLONG, Jan 8: Normal life came to a standstill in Meghalaya on Tuesday during a dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by the North East Students Organisation (NESO) in protest against the Modi government's move to go ahead with the Citizenship (Amendment) ...

Stray incidents mar NE shutdown in Assam
GUWAHATI, Jan 8: Assam witnessed a total shutdown on Tuesday in response to a shutdown called by the North East Students Organisation (NESO) in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill even as strike supporters ransacked a BJP office in Dibru ...

20 injured in Beijing school attack
BEIJING, Jan 8: A man went on a rampage at a primary school in Beijing on Tuesday, stabbing 20 students who suffered wounds to the head, authorities said. ...

Quota Bill for upper castes introduced in Lok Sabha
NEW DELHI, Jan 8: The government on Tuesday introduced a Constitution amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha that seeks to provide 10 per cent reservation for economically backward sections in the general category in government jobs and higher educational i ...

Intel showcases 10-nm chip for 5G
LAS VEGAS, Jan 8: Intel has showcased a new 10-nanometre-based network system on chip (SoC), code-named "Snow Ridge," that has been developed specifically for 5G wireless access and edge computing. ...

China faces 'unstoppable' population decline: Study
BEIJING, Jan 8: China will face an "unstoppable" population decline over the coming decades, with fewer workers struggling to support an increasingly aging society, according to a new study. ...

Modi, Trump agree to further strengthen India-US ties
NEW DELHI, Jan 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have agreed to further boost New Delhi-Washington bilateral ties while taking a positive note on cooperation across various sectors, the External Affairs Ministry said on Tu ...

SC reinstates Alok Verma as CBI Director - with limited powers
NEW DELHI, Jan 8: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated Alok Verma as the CBI Director, setting aside the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and the Centre's decision to divest him of his powers to function as the head of the investigating agency. ...

Militant killed in J&K shootout
SRINAGAR, Jan 8: A militant was killed on Tuesday in a shootout in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, Army sources said. ...

Intel, Facebook working on cheaper AI chip
LAS VEGAS, Jan 8: Intel and Facebook are working together on a new cheaper Artificial Intelligence (AI) chip that will help companies with high workload demands. ...

Kroger, Microsoft partner to develop connected grocery stores
WASHINGTON, Jan 8: To take on Amazon, leading American grocery retailer Kroger and Microsoft have partnered to redefine the customer experience using Kroger technology products powered by Microsoft Azure Cloud. ...

Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan diagnosed with early stage cancer
MUMBAI, Jan 8: Actor-filmmaker Rakesh Roshan has been diagnosed with early stage of squamous cell carcinoma, a type of cancer, his actor son Hrithik Roshan said on Tuesday. ...

World Bank President resigns
WASHINGTON, Jan 8: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has abruptly resigned from his post to join a private infrastructure investment firm, an unexpected departure that comes nearly three years before the end of his term. ...

Kim Jong-un visits China
PYONGYANG/ SEOUL, Jan 8: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is currently on a visit to China for talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, state media reported on Tuesday, raising speculation that his second summit with US President Donald Trump might be ...

US dollar drops amid speculations over Fed's waning monetary tightening
NEW YORK, Jan 8: The US dollar extended losses as currencies investors bet on slowing rate hikes later this year following US Federal Reserve chairman's dovish remarks last week. ...

Nearly 1 lakh schools with only one teacher: Government
NEW DELHI, Jan 8: There are more than 90,000 schools with only single teacher teaching in them at the primary and secondary level combined, as per the data available with the government, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Satya Pal Sin ...

BJP allies among NE parties opposing Citizenship Bill
AGARTALA/AIZAWL, Jan 8: Most northeastern parties including the allies of BJP, have strongly opposed the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, saying "the Bill is against the fundamental aspect of the Indian constitution". ...

AGP snaps ties with BJP over Citizenship Bill
NEW DELHI, Jan 7 - With the Modi Government all set to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 on Tuesday, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) was left with little option but to announce their decision to pull out of the BJP-led ruling coalition Government i ...

Apathy may lead to demand for independance: Dr Gohain
GUWAHATI, Jan 7 - “It is a fight to save the secular character of the great Indian democracy. We will have to continue this movement under any circumstances. But, if no one hears us and responds to our demand, then we will have to raise the demand fo ...

Citizenship Bill will go against NRC update, Accord: Pillai
GUWAHATI, Jan 7 - Infiltration of foreigners to India is a national problem and Assam alone should not be allowed to take the burden of foreigners, said former Union Home Secretary GK Pillai. He also admitted that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 20 ...

Assam, NE bandh today
GUWAHATI, Jan 7 - The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) along with 30 organisations of Assam, and the North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) today urged all the people of Assam and the northeastern region to make the 11-hour bandh from 5 am to 4 pm ...

JPC report on Citizenship Bill tabled in Lok Sabha
NEW DELHI, Jan 7 - The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) has said that it is of firm opinion that the primary objective of the Assam Accord has to be fulfilled and the onus lies with the government to ensure that the proposed Citizenship (Amendment ...

10 pc quota for poor from general category
NEW DELHI, Jan 7 - In a major move ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Union Cabinet on Monday cleared a 10 per cent job and education quota for “economically weaker” sections, meeting a key demand of upper castes, a staunch BJP support base which has ...

JPC members for finalising cut-off year
NEW DELHI, Jan 7 - The members of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 have recommended that the cut-off year should be finalised and be a part of the final report to clarify the citizenship once and ...

Foundation of Tinsukia Medical College laid
TINSUKIA, Jan 7 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundation stone of the Tinsukia Medical College after performing ‘bhumi pujan’ at Sukanpukhuri near Makum today. ...

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