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People waiting in a queue to cast their votes during the Mising Autonomous Council (MAC) election, at Disangmukh in Sivasagar district on Monday. – UB Photos
IPS officer's brother among 3 militants killed in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Jan 22: Three militants, including the brother of an IPS officer, were killed and a soldier injured on Tuesday in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. ...

New Google policy to reveal political ad-spend in India
NEW DELHI, Jan 22: As India gears up for the Lok Sabha elections, Google on Tuesday announced an updated election ads policy that will provide comprehensive information about who is purchasing them on Google platforms and how much money is being spen ...

Kohli named captain of both ICC Test, ODI Teams of the Year
DUBAI, Jan 22: India skipper Virat Kohli was on Tuesday named captain of both the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Test and ODI Teams of the Year following his remarkable show in 2018 both as batsman and skipper. ...

10 die as ships with Indian crew catch fire off Russia
MOSCOW, Jan 22: At least 10 people were killed in a fire that broke out on two ships, both carrying Indian crew, near the Kerch Strait that separates Crimea and Russia, emergency officials said. The victims have not been identified yet. ...

Trump made 8,158 false or misleading claims in two years
WASHINGTON, Jan 22: Two years after taking the oath of office, US President Donald Trump has made 8,158 false or misleading claims, according to The Washington Post's database. ...

Avalanche hits Jawahar tunnel, Jammu-Srinagar highway closed
JAMMU, Jan 22: The Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed on Tuesday following landslides and snowfall and reports of an avalanche hitting the highway in the Jawahar Tunnel area. A team has been rushed to take stock. ...

People know about you even if you aren't on Facebook
NEW YORK, Jan 22: It does not matter if you are on Facebook or not - or have just deleted your social media presence. Your friends are constantly leaking your privacy to others, reveals a significant study. ...

30 Rohingya held in Churaibari
SILCHAR, Jan 22: In a major development, as many as 30 Rohingya nationals including 12 minors and nine women were arrested by police at the Assam-Tripura border on Monday night. They were travelling to Guwahati on a bus from Agartala. ...

Centre may hold talks with agitating groups
GUWAHATI, Jan 21 - With the movement against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 gaining momentum, the Centre is planning to hold talks with the agitating organizations with an attempt to defuse the situation. However, the dates for such meetings ...

BJP depriving people of NE, says Cong
GUWAHATI, Jan 21 - Opposition Congress party today accused the BJP of having a “pre-determined agenda” to deprive the people of the Northeast of their rights and exuded confidence that the electorate will give a “befitting reply” to the saffron party ...

State nod for 10 per cent quota
GUWAHATI, Jan 21 - The State government today decided to give ten per cent reservation for economically backward classes in government jobs. The decision was announced by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary after a cabinet meeting h ...

Nitish defends JD(U) stand on Citizenship Bill
PATNA, Jan 21 - Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday defended the Janata Dal (United)’s decision to vote against the Citizenship Bill in the Rajya Sabha. ...

India’s economy to grow by 7.5 pc in 2019-20: IMF
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 21 - The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) World Economic Outlook Update released by chief economist Gita Gopinath on Monday said that India’s economy is expected to grow by 7.5 per cent in the 2019-20 fiscal year, keeping an up ...

Govt mulls legal options against PG doctors
GUWAHATI, Jan 21 - Grappling with shortage of specialist doctors, the State government is weighing legal options, including filing of FIRs, against those PG doctors who have passed out of State medical colleges and haven’t served here in compliance w ...

CJI recuses from hearing plea
NEW DELHI, Jan 21 - Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Monday recused himself from hearing a plea challenging the government’s January 10 order appointing M Nageswara Rao as interim CBI director, saying he would be taking part in the meeting to s ...

Assam’s R-Day tableau cleared
NEW DELHI, Jan 21 - The Ministry of Defence has finally cleared Assam’s Republic Day Tableau. ...

Erosion leading to space constraint in Kaziranga
KAZIRANGA, Jan 21 - Even as Kaziranga National Park grapples with a problem of plenty with herbivore populations, including that of the rhino – its flagship species – increasing every year, serious space constraint looms large over the celebrated rhi ...

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