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Artistes taking out a torchlight rally in protest against the Citizenship Bill in Guwahati on Wednesday. – UB
Apple hires Facebook critic on its privacy team: Report
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 10: Apple has reportedly hired a former Facebook employee -- who testified before the British Parliament on the social media giant's data-sharing policies during the Cambridge Analytica scandal -- as product manager on its privacy ...

Global protectionism, poor logistics holding back Indian exports: Experts
NEW DELHI, Jan 10: Global protectionism measures and inefficient logistics in the country have resulted in lower exports from India, experts and industry leaders said. ...

Mercedes-Benz India sales volumes grows by 1.4%
PUNE, Jan 10: Luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz India's 2018 sales volumes inched up by 1.4 per cent amidst strong macro-economic headwinds in the second half of the year. ...

LG joins Microsoft to accelerate autonomous vehicles business
LAS VEGAS, Jan 10: LG Electronics has partnered Microsoft to help grow its autonomous vehicle and infotainment system business by leveraging Microsoft's Azure cloud and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies along with LG's future self-driving sof ...

Tesla to retire lowest-priced versions of its Model S, X vehicles
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 10: Tesla will stop selling the lowest-range versions of its Model S sedans and Model X SUVs from Monday, the electric car maker's CEO Elon Musk said. ...

No plans to make Hindi compulsory: HRD Minister Javadekar
NEW DELHI, Jan 10: Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday countered media reports on government's intention of making Hindi compulsory, saying that no language is being given a compulsory status in the new National Educatio ...

SC defers Ayodhya case to Jan 29
NEW DELHI, Jan 10: The Supreme Court on Thursday deferred the Ayodhya title dispute to January 29, saying that the five judge bench to hear the case will be reconstituted as Justice U.U. Lalit has recused himself. ...

BJP leader shot dead in Bihar
PATNA, Jan 10: A Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, police said on Thursday. ...

India, Pakistan trade fire on LoC
JAMMU, Jan 10: Heavy firing exchanges took place on Thursday between Indian and Pakistan troopers on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence sources said. ...

Meghalaya adopts systematic approach to develop tourism
SHILLONG, Jan 10: Meghalaya has adopted a systematic approach to develop tourism by taking an initiative to develop and package the unique selling point of a particular destination in the State, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said. ...

Man arrested for sending suspicious packages to consulates in Australia
MELBOURNE, Jan 10: A man, suspected of sending suspicious packages to diplomatic missions in Australia, has been arrested, police said on Thursday. ...

Air India new scheme aims to fill vacant business class seats
NEW DELHI, Jan 10: With an aim to lure more passengers and sell-off its vacant seats in business class, financially stressed Air India has launched a scheme for passengers to upgrade their economy class tickets to business class. ...

Women with positive impact on social media to be honoured by WCD Ministry
NEW DELHI, Jan 10: Aiming to discover and celebrate exceptional achievements of women who have been driving positive agenda of social change via social media, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched an online campaign 'Web-Wonder Wom ...

Rohingya Hindu refugees in Bangladesh want to return to Myanmar: US daily
LOS ANGELES, Jan 10: Rohingya Hindus who sought refuge in Bangladesh want to return to Myanmar but were not being allowed by Bangladesh officials, according to the Los Angeles Times. ...

Citizenship Bill kept pending in RS
NEW DELHI, Jan 9 - In an unexpected twist, a last-minute understanding between the ruling NDA and the Opposition led the government to keep the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 pending for passage in the Rajya Sabha to a later stage. ...

Protesters attempt to storm Janata Bhawan
GUWAHATI, Jan 9 - Scores of activists today clashed with police while trying to storm the Janata Bhawan as protests continued over the government's move to amend the citizenship law. ...

Bill on ST status to 6 communities tabled in RS
NEW DELHI, Jan 9 - In keeping with the announcement made by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha yesterday, the Centre on Wednesday tabled a Bill in the Rajya Sabha proposing to grant scheduled tribe status to six communities of Assam, fulf ...

Assam bandh call by tribal bodies on Jan 11
GUWAHATI, Jan 9 - The Coordination Committee of the Tribal Organisations, Assam has given a call for a 24-hour Assam bandh from 5am of January 11, 2019 in protest against The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Amendment Bill, 2019, which has sought to a ...

3 AGP ministers submit resignation to Sonowal
GUWAHATI, Jan 9 - The three Ministers of the regional Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) submitted their resignation to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at the Janata Bhawan here this evening. The regional party announced its decision to quit the Government a ...

People’s views should be respected: Speaker
GUWAHATI, Jan 9 - Speaker of the State Assembly Hitendranath Goswami today said that as a citizen his conscience “cannot support any act, which is unacceptable to the indigenous people of Assam and detrimental to the unity and fraternity of the peopl ...

BJP NE allies not in conformity over Citizenship Bill
GUWAHATI/SHILLONG, Jan 9 - As the BJP’s heightened efforts to clear the way for Citizenship (Amendment) Bill cost the party its Assam ally AGP, speculations are rife that other NDA partners in neighbouring Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland are also not ...

Need control over social media to stop radicalisation: Gen Rawat
NEW DELHI, Jan 9 - Terrorism is becoming a new form of warfare and it will keep growing like a “multi-headed monster” till nations continue to use it as a State policy, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said Wednesday as he pitched for some control over soc ...

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