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Participants with their dogs during the All Breed Dog Show organised by the Small Animal Practitioners’ Association at Khanapara in Guwahati on Sunday. – UB Photos
Choksi opts for Antigua & Barbuda citizenship
MUMBAI, Jan 21: Posing fresh complications for India, absconder diamantaire Mehul Choksi, one of the prime accused in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, has surrendered his Indian citizenship in favour of Antigua & Barbuda Isles in ...

World's 26 richest people own as much as poorest 50%: Oxfam
LONDON, Jan 21: Twenty-six richest billionaires own as many assets as the 3.8 billion people who make up for the poorest half of the planets population, British charity Oxfam said in a report on Monday. ...

Facebook users to now petition elected officials for change
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 21: Facebook is set to launch a petitions feature called "Community Actions" that will let users request change from their local and national elected officials and government agencies. ...

Nepal bank announces ban on Indian notes above Rs 100
KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Nepal's central bank has announced the ban of Indian currency notes with denominations above Rs 100. ...

Thousands take holy dip at Kumbh on 'Paush Poornima'
PRAYAGRAJ, Jan 21: Hundreds and thousands of pilgrims took holy dip at the Sangam -- the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers here in Uttar Pradesh -- on the occasion of 'Paush Poornima' on Monday, officials said. ...

31 stranded Rohingyas: India, Bangladesh to hold meeting
AGARTALA, Jan 21: The border guards of India and Bangladesh are likely to hold a meeting on Monday over the 31 stranded Rohingya Muslims, stuck for the past 2 days at the zero line on Tripura frontier, a BSF official said. ...

Modi greets Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura on Statehood Day
NEW DELHI, Jan 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended his greetings to the people of Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura on their Statehood Day. ...

Centre to use modern gadgets for border management
GUWAHATI, Jan 20 - As fencing the entire stretch of the India-Bangladesh border is not found feasible due to geographical reasons, the Government of India has decided to put in use all the modern technical gadgets available including unmanned aerial ...

Indian economy fastest-growing in world: PM
MUMBAI, Jan 20 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the country had transformed from among the “fragile five” nations to the world’s fastest-growing economy. ...

Centre may incentivise Hindu Bangladeshis to settle outside NE
NEW DELHI, Jan 20 - In an apparent bid to ease tension in the Northeast over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, the Centre is drafting a proposal to incentivise the Hindu Bangladeshis to settle anywhere in the country, barring the states of the ...

Certain groups launching misinformation campaign: CM
GUWAHATI, Jan 20 - In a bid to counter the massive opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that certain organizations are unleashing misinformation campaign on the proposed Act. ...

GoM to meet all tribal groups ST status to 6 ethnic communities
GUWAHATI, Jan 20 - The Group of Ministers (GoM) constituted on the suggestion of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to look into the issue of ST status to six ethnic communities today decided to hold discussions with all tribal communities of the Stat ...

JD(U) to support stir against Citizenship Bill
GUWAHATI, Jan 20 - The Janata Dal (United) today reiterated its commitment to oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and decided to extend helping hand to the ongoing movement against the Bill. ...

BJP playing divisive politics in State: Cong
GUWAHATI, Jan 20 - Opposition Congress today accused the BJP-led government of playing divisive politics both on the issue of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, as well as on granting Schedule Tribe (ST) status to six communities of Assam. ...

Stone quarrying off Kaziranga eroding wildlife habitat, corridors
KAZIRANGA, Jan 20 - Increasing stone quarrying and mining activities in the Karbi Anglong hills near Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve and Kaziranga-Karbi Anglong Elephant Reserve in blatant violation of Supreme Court-mandated eco-sensitive z ...

Tripura tea finally gets new logo and brand
AGARTALA, Jan 20 - After 38 years, tea produced in Tripura has finally got its identity with a separate logo paving the way for rigorous marketing in the auction markets. ...

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