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People of Maj Jalbhari Gaon lighting the Magh Bihu Meji on the banks of Charikodiya at Dhakuakhana on Wednesday. - UB Photos
Spike Lee to serve as Cannes Film Festival jury president
CANNES, Jan 16: Oscar-winning filmmaker Spike Lee was announced as the jury head of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival, becoming the first African-American to lead the distinguished panel at the annual film extravaganza. ...

Withdraw CAA, bring new law after consensus: Mayawati
LUCKNOW, Jan 16: BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday urged the Centre to withdraw the amended citizenship law and seek consensus to bring in a new one, even as she lashed out at both BJP and Congress for being two sides of the same coin . ...

31 lakh pilgrims take holy dip at Ganga Sagar on Makar Sankranti
SAGAR ISLAND (WB), Jan 16: Over 31 lakh pilgrims from different parts of the country, and neighbouring Bangladesh and Nepal, on Wednesday took holy dip at the confluence of the sacred Ganga and the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of 'Makar Sankranti'. ...

Exports dip 1.8 pc in Dec 2019
NEW DELHI, Jan 16: The country's exports contracted for the fifth month in a row by 1.8 per cent in December 2019 to USD 27.36 billion, according to data released by the commerce ministry on Wednesday. ...

Vaishno Devi shrine's old cave opens for pilgrims
JAMMU, Jan 16: The old and natural cave of Vaishno Devi shrine in Trikuta hills opened from Wednesday for pilgrims to pay obeisance, officials said. ...

US Senate to begin impeachment trial against Trump on Jan 21
WASHINGTON, Jan 16: The US Senate is likely to begin the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump on January 21 after the House of Representatives last month impeached him for pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political rival, a top Republi ...

Man held for smuggling fake Indian currency from Bangladesh
MUMBAI, Jan 16: A 38-year-old man has been arrested by the DRI for allegedly smuggling fake Indian currency notes with the face value of Rs 18.75 lakh from Bangladesh, an official said. ...

Army jawan from Maharashtra dies in Siachen
LATUR (Maharashtra), Jan 16: A soldier hailing from Maharashtra's Latur district died after developing respiratory problems while posted in Siachen, his family members said. ...

Centre worried as many states not keen to take imported onions: Paswan
NEW DELHI, Jan 16: The Centre is "worried" about disposing of imported onions as not many states are interested to take it despite the key kitchen stable is being offered to them at an average landed cost of Rs 55 per kg and bearing the transportatio ...

Protests held at several DU colleges against CAA
NEW DELHI, Jan 16: A series of protests were organised in several colleges of the Delhi University on Wednesday against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). ...

36 Union ministers to visit J&K to apprise people about policies
NEW DELHI, Jan 15 (IANS): As many as 36 members of the Union Council of Ministers will visit Jammu and Kashmir later this week in order to spread words about the government's policies, particularly those taken in the last five months after the abroga ...

Russian Foreign Minister calls on PM Modi
NEW DELHI, Jan 15 (PTI): The year 2020 should be the year of implementation of the bilateral decisions taken by India and Russia last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday. ...

China demands discussion on Kashmir in UNSC
NEW DELHI, Jan 15 (PTI): China has demanded discussion on Kashmir during a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council in New York on Wednesday, but the request is likely to be rejected as other member countries of the global organisation are set ...

Not interested in negotiating with US: Iran Minister
NEW DELHI, Jan 15 (IANS): Iran Foreign Minister Javed Zarif on Wednesday said that though Tehran was interested in diplomacy, it wasnt keen on negotiating with the US. ...

India has not closed doors on RCEP: Jaishankar
NEW DELHI, Jan 15 (PTI): India has not closed its doors on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and will carry out a cost benefit analysis to evaluate its merit, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Wednesday. ...

PM greets people on Pongal, Magh Bihu, Makar Sankranti
NEW DELHI, Jan 15 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wished the people on the occasion of Pongal, Magh Bihu and Makar Sankranti and hoped the festivals bring with them health and prosperity. ...

Army pride of India: PM tweets on Army Day
NEW DELHI, Jan 15 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted army personnel on the Army Day, saying they are the pride of India. ...

Parliament's Budget session to begin from Jan 31
NEW DELHI, Jan 15 (IANS): The Budget session of Parliament, the third of seventeenth Lok Sabha, will commence on January 31 and subject to the exigencies of government business, it is likely to conclude on April 3 with a 19-day recess in between, an ...

Bank unions call two-day strike from January 31
KOLKATA, Jan 15 (PTI): Bank unions on Wednesday called for a two-day nationwide strike on January 31 and February 1 after talks over wage revision failed to make headway with the Indian Banks' Association (IBA). ...

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