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Tourists enjoy Jeep Safari at Agartoli Range in Kaziranga National Park on Thursday.
Arjun Tendulkar makes Mumbai senior team debut
MUMBAI, Jan 15: Budding left-arm pacer Arjun Tendulkar, who is the son of iconic former batsman Sachin Tendulkar, made his Mumbai senior team debut on Friday in an Elite E League group match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy against Haryana here. ...

Rahul seeks public support for campaign in favour of farmers, against fuel prices
NEW DELHI, Jan 15: Asking people to join the farmers' "satyagraha" against the Modi government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday spoke out in support of the ongoing protests and against rising fuel prices in the country. ...

More than 100 individuals arrested for Capitol Hill riots, says FBI
WASHINGTON, Jan 15: US security agencies have arrested more than 100 individuals for their criminal activities in last week's siege of the Capitol and are monitoring an extensive amount of concerning online chatter ahead of President-elect Joe Biden' ...

Impeachment complicates the early days of Biden's presidency
WASHINGTON, Jan 15: President-elect Joe Biden already faces the daunting task of steering a newly announced USD 1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill through a closely divided Congress as the pandemic and its economic fallout grow. ...

Paris extends curfew nationwide to fight virus
PARIS, Jan 15: All of France will be under a stricter curfew starting Saturday at 6 p.m. for at least 15 days to fight spread of the coronavirus. ...

Pakistani intruder shot dead by BSF along IB in Punjab
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15: A Pakistani intruder was shot dead by the BSF along the International Border in Punjab's Amritsar district, an official said on Friday. ...

PM Modi greets soldiers on Army Day
NEW DELHI, Jan 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted soldiers on Army Day and lauded the Indian Army, saying it is strong, brave and resolute. ...

Assam reports 19 fresh COVID cases, lowest in 9 months
GUWAHATI, Jan 15: Only 19 people tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, the states lowest detection of coronavirus cases in nine months, according to a bulletin issued by the National Health Mission. ...

Centre disapproves administration of Covaxin to those below 18 years
NEW DELHI, Jan 15: In a major shift of narrative, the government has now disapproved the authorisation of Bharat Biotech's Covid vaccine to people below 18 years of age whereas earlier, it was approved for children above the age of 12 years by the Dr ...

Murray tests positive for Covid-19, in doubt for Australian Open
LONDON, Jan 15: British former world No 1 Andy Murray has tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of his trip to Australia for the Australian Open, British media reported on Thursday. ...

Sonia Aggarwal to be Biden's climate policy adviser
NEW YORK, Jan 15: An expert on energy and climate change, Sonia Aggarwal, was named on Thursday by President-elect Joe Biden as the senior advisor for climate policy and innovation, the latest of several key Indian American nominees for his administr ...

2020 warmest year on record, hotter years to come: NASA
WASHINGTON, Jan 15: The US space agency has revealed that the Covid-hit 2020 was also the warmest year on record, just barely exceeding the record set in 2016 by less than a tenth of a degree. ...

HC bars police action against inter-faith couple
LUCKNOW, Jan 15: The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court has directed the Amethi police not to take any coercive action against an inter-faith couple, on the basis of an FIR lodged against the husband three years ago. ...

Befitting reply if any "superpower" hurts national pride: Rajnath Singh
BENGALURU, Jan 14 (PTI): India does not want a war but its soldiers are capable of giving befitting reply if any 'superpower' hurts the country's pride, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday amid the eight-month-old border standoff with Chi ...

Parliament session from Jan 29, FM to present Budget on Feb 1
NEW DELHI, Jan 14 (IANS): The Budget session of Parliament will commence from January 29, with Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman set to present the Union Budget on February 1. The session will be held in two parts -- from January 29 to Februa ...

If governments can last 5 years, so can protests: Tikait
NEW DELHI, Jan 14 (IANS): As the farmers' agitation against the newly passed agricultural laws by the Centre entered its 50th day on Thursday, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait wondered if a government can hold office for five ye ...

CBI raids 14 locations in Delhi, UP, including own officers
NEW DELHI, Jan 14 (IANS): In much embarrassment for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the agency on Thursday morning carried out searches at 14 locations across Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, including the premises of its own officers of the rank ...

10 more Delhi-bound Rohingyas from Myanmar arrested
GUWAHATI/AGARTALA, Jan 14 (IANS): With the arrest of 10 more Myanmar Rohingyas, a total of 45 Myanmarese, including women and children, have been detained in the past two months for illegally entering northeast India, officials said on Thursday. Nort ...

Wild buffalo kills man in Biswanath, angry mob sets forest office on fire
GUWAHATI, Jan 14 (IANS): An irate mob on Thursday set a forest department office on fire after a wild buffalo killed a young man in Biswanath district in northern Assam bordering Arunachal Pradesh, officials said. According to the police, hundreds of ...

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