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Students staging a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in Guwahati on Thursday. – UB Photos
Protests continue against Citizenship Bill
DOOMDOOMA, Jan 11: Along with the rest of the state, protests against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill , 2016 intensified in Doomdooma today. ...

Iran-based group behind 'unprecedented' global hacking: FireEye
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 11: Iran-based cyber criminals are likely behind a sophisticated "unprecedented" hacking campaign targeting entities across the Middle East and North Africa, Europe and North America, according to US cybersecurity firm FireEye. ...

This feature in AirPods lets you eavesdrop on strangers' conversations
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 11: A lesser-known feature of Apple AirPods, aimed at helping those with hearing impairment, can also be used to engage in eavesdropping, the media has reported. ...

Heavy Facebook users make risky decisions like drug addicts: Study
NEW YORK, Jan 11: Excessive use of social media platforms like Facebook can make its users take decisions as bad as drug addicts tend to do, a new study suggests. ...

In Assam's villages, a low-cost, DIY technology is battling contaminated water
GUWAHATI, Jan 11: In a village called Aam-bagan in Nagaon district of Assam, Sumitra Biswas summoned her grandson to help her pour water into the filter kept in the courtyard of their house. The filter -- three buckets, fitted with taps, at three dif ...

Cabinet approves re-promulgation of triple talaq ordinance
NEW DELHI, Jan 11: The Union Cabinet has approved a proposal to re-promulgate the ordinance making instant triple talaq a criminal offence, sources said. ...

Canada to welcome over 1 mn new immigrants
OTTAWA, Jan 11: Canada's Parliament has announced plans to add more than one million new permanent residents in the next three years, which is nearly 1 per cent of the country's population each year. ...

Mayawati-Akhilesh to hold joint press conference on Saturday
LUCKNOW, Jan 11: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav will hold a joint press conference here on Saturday, an official said on Friday. ...

Andy Murray announces retirement plans
MELBOURNE, Jan 11: Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray on Friday announced that he he plans to retire after this year's Wimbledon but fears next week's Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career. ...

Upper caste reservation welcome, but there is political motive: Sikkim MP
KOLKATA, Jan 11: While welcoming the decision to ensure 10 per cent reservation in jobs to economically backward sections in the general category, the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) on Friday expressed doubts over its proper implementation, saying the ...

Google tried to cover up sexual misconduct, alleges shareholder
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 11: In a bid to hide sexual harassment allegations against former Google executives, Alphabet's board of directors has approved hefty severance packages for the accused, according a lawsuit filed by a shareholder of the company. ...

Low intensity earthquake hits Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Jan 11: A low intensity earthquake measuring three on the Richter scale hit the Kashmir Valley on Friday, with no reports of casualties or damage. ...

Ronaldo's DNA sought by police in US investigating rape
LAS VEGAS, Jan 11: Las Vegas police investigating a rape allegation against Cristiano Ronaldo have sent a warrant to Italian authorities for a sample of the Portuguese football superstar's DNA, a police spokeswoman said. ...

BJP office vandalised in Assam
GUWAHATI, Jan 11: As protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 continued in Assam, a group of agitators vandalised a BJP office near here, police said on Friday. ...

Nagen Saikia, Rongbong Terang exit Centre’s panel on Clause 6
GUWAHATI, Jan 10 - Litterateurs and former presidents of Asam Sahitya Sabha Dr Nagen Saikia and Rongbong Terang – nominated members of the high-level committee formed by the Centre for implementing Clause 6 of the Assam Accord – have refused to be a ...

10 pc quota Bill challenged in SC
NEW DELHI, Jan 10 - The bill to provide 10 per cent reservation to general category poor in jobs and education was on Thursday challenged in the Supreme Court on the grounds it breached the 50 per cent ceiling on quotas, barely a day after the measur ...

Sedition case against Hiren Gohain, Manjit Mahanta, Akhil Gogoi
GUWAHATI, Jan 10 - A sedition case was registered against intellectual Dr Hiren Gohain, journalist Manjit Mahanta and KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi, who have been voicing out against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. ...

Centre unlikely to take ordinance route
NEW DELHI, Jan 10 - The Centre is unlikely to take the ordinance route to enact the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, but will try to pass it in Rajya Sabha during the next session. ...

Agitations to continue till Citizenship Bill is scrapped: AASU
GUWAHATI, Jan 10 - Though the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was not passed by the Rajya Sabha yesterday, there is nothing to be elated about and North East region wide movement will continue till the Bill is scrapped, asserted the All Assam Stud ...

No influx from Bangla in last 10 years: BJP
GUWAHATI, Jan 10 - The ruling BJP today claimed that there has been no influx of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants to India during the last ten years and added that passage of the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill will not bring in any new fore ...

CBI chief Alok Verma ousted by PM-led panel
NEW DELHI, Jan 10 - Alok Verma was on Thursday removed unceremoniously as the CBI director after a high-powered panel led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi found that he had not been functioning with integrity expected of him. ...

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