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Nine-year-old Bristi Sarkar with the 1st runner-up trophy that she won at the grand finale of the ‘India Dancing Superstar Season-2’ held in Mumbai on January 6, after she landed at the LGBI Airport on Wednesday night. – UB Photos
Gangetic river dolphins in the Indian Sundarbans struggle with swelling salinity
KOLKATA, Jan 18 (IANS/Mongabay): India's national aquatic animal, the endangered Gangetic river dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica), is rarely visible in the waterways of the Indian Sundarbans. A study sheds light on the rise in salinity in the ...

3rd ODI: India opt to bowl vs Australia
MELBOURNE, Jan 18: India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bowl against Australia in the third and final one day international (ODI) of the series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Friday. ...

Trump unveils plan to expand US missile defense
WASHINGTON, Jan 18: US President Donald Trump has unveiled at Pentagon this year's Missile Defense Review which contains the country's intention to expand its missile defence capabilities. ...

Citizenship Bill no threat to indigenous people: Sonowal
MANGALDAI, Jan 17 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today asserted that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 is not going to create any threat to the language, culture and indigenous people of the State. ...

BJP firm on implementing Clause 6: Madhav
GUWAHATI, Jan 17 - BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav today said that the ruling party will fulfil its obligations to both the persecuted minorities from neighbouring countries as well as to the indigenous people of Assam and the North East. ...

No Govt study on impact of Citizenship Bill in State
GUWAHATI, Jan 17 - No Government agency has so far conducted a thorough study on the possible impact of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 on Assam. Meanwhile, the Government of India has so far not changed its stand on the Bill and efforts are s ...

Cong may fall back on Gogoi to lead poll campaign
NEW DELHI, Jan 17 - With the Parliamentary election drawing close, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) has yet again decided to fall back on its old warhorse, former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to lead the party campaign in the Lok Sabha polls. ...

Investors call for security in NE
NEW DELHI, Jan 17 - As the government has been trying to woo investments into the Northeast, the investors have called for safety and security in the region, hinting at the recent turmoil over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. ...

Defying SC ban, buffalo fights held at Ahatguri, Deobali
RAHA, Jan 17 - Defying a Supreme Court ban, traditional buffalo fights were held yesterday at Ahatguri in Morigaon and Deobali, Raha in Nagaon district as part of Magh Bihu celebrations. Though committees that would officially organise these fights e ...

Noted folk artiste Bhuban Chandra Rai chosen for Bokulban Award
JORHAT, Jan 17 - Well-known folk artiste of the State, Bhuban Chandra Rai, who has immensely contributed to the promotion and preservation of Kushan Nritya, has been chosen for the Bokulban Award for 2019. ...

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