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CM Sarbananda Sonowal releasing a DVD 'Majuli-O-Majuli' at a function held at the conference hall of DC Majuli on Monday.
Indian American White House official leaves Trump administration
WASHINGTON, Jan 15: Raj Shah, an Indian American spokesman in the White House Press Office, has left President Donald Trump's administration and joined an arm of a Florida-based lobbying firm, officials said. ...

Over 3mn take holy dip in Bengal's Gangasagar Mela
SAGAR ISLAND (West Bengal), Jan 15: Over three million devotees from across India and abroad, braved the icy cold water to take a holy dip in the confluence of river Ganga on Tuesday at the annual Gangasagar Fair in West Bengal's Sagar Island on Maka ...

Google creating publishing platform for local news publishers
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 15: To help small newsrooms overcome challenges in their strive to go digital, Google is creating a new publishing platform for local news publishers. ...

Invite friends to enjoy events together on Facebook
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 15: Facebook is testing a new feature to let users share events that they are interesting in attending to, on their "Stories" so that they can coordinate with friends and enjoy events together. ...

Arun Jaitley travels to US for medical check up
NEW DELHI, Jan 15 (PTI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has unexpectedly left for the US for a medical check up relating to his kidney ailment, sources said. ...

Ivanka Trump to help choose new World Bank President
WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (IANS): Ivanka Trump, US President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser, will help choose the new World Bank President, the White House has said. ...

Devotees take holy dip on Makar Sankranti as Kumbh Mela opens
PRAYAGRaj, Jan 15 (IANS): Thousands of devotees took a holy dip here at the Sangam -- the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna and the mystical Saraswati rivers -- on Tuesday morning, on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti and marking the onset ...

4 killed, 90 injured in Kabul blast
KABUL, Jan 15 (IANS): Four people have been confirmed dead and 90 others including 23 children sustained injuries in a powerful blast that rocked Afghan capital Kabul on Monday evening, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish has confirmed. ...

Constantine steps down as India coach after Asian Cup exit
SHARJAH, Jan 15 (IANS): Stephen Constantine resigned as the head coach of the Indian football team after they crashed out of the AFC Asian Cup here on Monday. ...

Chargesheet filed against Kanhaiya Kumar, others in JNU sedition case
NEW DELHI, Jan 14 (IANS): Three years after former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leaders Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were arrested for alleged sedition, the Delhi Police on Monday filed a charge-sheet naming them ...

Modi honoured with first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award
NEW DELHI, Jan 14 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday became the first recipient of the prestigious Philip Kotler Presidential award. ...

Upper caste quota comes into force
NEW DELHI, Jan 14 (IANS): The Central government on Monday notified the 10 per cent quota amendment in its official gazette, bringing reservation to the economically weak section among upper castes formally in action. ...

NSA invoked against those arrested in Bulandshahr cow slaughter case
BULANDSHAHR (UP), Jan 14 (PTI): The Bulandshahr district administration on Monday invoked the National Security Act (NSA) against seven people arrested in connection with the alleged cow slaughtering incident in Siyana tehsil last month, officials sa ...

Assam govt forms GoM on ST reservation
GUWAHATI, Jan 14 (PTI): Assam Government on Monday set up a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma to recommend measures for protection of rights of existing tribal communities as well as to decide on the benefits to be given to ne ...

Bengal intellectuals hold protest meet against heckling of poet Srijato in Assam
KOLKATA, Jan 14 (IANS): Poets, elocutionists and theatre personalities on Monday held a protest meeting to strongly condemn the vandalism at poet Srijato's programme venue at Assam's Silchar and said it is time for the intellectual community to be un ...

Rajnath to meet NE CMs over Citizenship Bill 'soon'
NEW DELHI, Jan 14 (IANS): With northeastern states facing massive protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has decided to meet the chief ministers of these states "very soon" to discuss protection of rights a ...

SC keeps pending petitions challenging notification on entry of minorities
NEW DELHI, Jan 14 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Monday kept in abeyance a challenge to two notifications on the Passport Act and the Foreigners Act that permitted religious minorities facing persecution in the neighbouring countries, except Muslims, t ...

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