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Women fishing at Dighalia Hola village near Sivasagar on Sunday. – UB Photos
Army jawan 'commits suicide' at camp in J-K
JAMMU, July 8: An Army jawan allegedly shot himself on Monday with his service rifle at a camp in the outskirts of the city, officials said. ...

Jaishankar takes oath as Rajya Sabha member
NEW DELHI, July 8: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who was last week elected to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, on Monday took oath as a member of the Upper House. ...

Call for identifying drug-affected districts in Meghalaya
SHILLONG, July 8: A national survey that identified 11,420 injecting drug users in Meghalaya has strongly recommended the need to conduct state-level surveys to identify priority districts for countering drug abuse. ...

Sensex tanks over 400 points on global selloff
MUMBAI, July 8: Domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex cracked over 400 points in early trade on Monday dragged by losses in HDFC twins, L&T and RIL stocks, amid heavy selloff in global equities. ...

NZ coach Stead hopes Ferguson will make the difference against India
MANCHESTER, July 8: Lockie Ferguson is in "good shape" and expected to play in the World Cup semifinals, said New Zealand coach Gary Stead, who has put his faith on the tearaway quick to make the difference against India on Tuesday. ...

PNB tanks by 10% after another fraud case
MUMBAI, July 8: Two days after the Punjab National Bank (PNB) said that it had been defrauded by Bhushan Power & Steel Ltd. (BPSL) to the tune of Rs 3,805.15 crore, its scrip fell by over 10 per cent on Monday. ...

29 killed, 18 injured after bus falls from bridge in UP
AGRA, July 8: Twenty-nine people were killed and 18 injured after a state-run bus skidded off the Yamuna Expressway and fell into a large drain in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, officials said. ...

I'm trying to stay in the present: Rohit tells interviewer Kohli
LEEDS, July 8: Rohit Sharma is trying to "stay in the present" after striking his record fifth hundred in the ongoing World Cup, a mind-boggling statistic that has floored even the great Virat Kohli. ...

Understanding talent: When Yuvraj's words boosted Rohit
LEEDS, July 8: Talent requires a bit of hand-holding in times of crisis as Rohit Sharma found out when Yuvraj Singh, who's been through similar phases, exuded confidence in the Indian vice-captain's ability to score runs when it matters. ...

Nepal aims at two million tourists, mostly Indians, by 2020
BHUBANESWAR, July 8: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has chalked out an ambitious plan seeking to increase the number of Indian tourists visiting the Himalayan country by up to 30 per cent within a year. ...

File tax returns if you have foreign trips, steep electricity bills
NEW DELHI, July 8: The government has made income tax return filing mandatory for high spenders even if their taxable income is below the threshold exemption limit of Rs 5 lakh. ...

Delhi govt, civic bodies brace up as dengue season kicks in
NEW DELHI, July 8: As the season for spread of vector-borne diseases has kicked in, the city government's health department and local bodies are gearing up to check any possible outbreak of dengue, whose virus thrives during this period. ...

Vested groups trying to delay NRC: AASU
GUWAHATI, July 7 - Alleging that vested interest circles were working overtime to put hurdles in the implementation of the Supreme Court-mandated and-monitored NRC update exercise, the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) today said that those circles we ...

Many from Assam obtaining Nepalese citizenship
DIBRUGARH, July 7 - The complexity and debate surrounding the need for ‘dual citizenship’ in many countries has now come to haunt India, more specifically Assam, in view of the publication of the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) ...

5.28 lakh posts vacant in police forces
NEW DELHI, July 7 - A whopping 5.28 lakh police posts are lying vacant in the country of which nearly 1.29 lakh are in Uttar Pradesh, 50,000 in Bihar and 49,000 in West Bengal. ...

Rahul loyalists Scindia, Deora quit party posts
NEW DELHI, July 7 - The spate of resignations within the Congress continued on Sunday with Rahul Gandhi loyalists Jyotiraditya Scindia and Milind Deora resigning their posts in the party, weeks after the Lok Sabha poll debacle. ...

Ex-CEC pitches for simultaneous polls
GUWAHATI, July 7 - Former Chief Election Commissioner HS Brahma has put his weight behind the “one nation one election” proposal and said that the country would be able to save a lots of money by doing so, while, the performance of the administration ...

Centre asks civic bodies to set up cell for rainwater harvesting
NEW DELHI, July 7 - The Centre has asked all urban local bodies to set up a cell for effective monitoring of rainwater harvesting and revive at least one water body in their respective areas. The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has issued ‘G ...

Indian doctors team leaves for Myanmar
IMPHAL, July 7 - A 24-member doctor’s team from Indian Medical Association (IMA) have left for Myanmar on Friday to attend the 1st-ever Indo-Myanmar Doctors’ Conference scheduled to begin at Mandalay today. ...

Drug addiction spreading among men in Army
SHILLONG, July 7 - The drug distribution network in the State Capital here has spread far and wide and even the Indian Army stationed here is finding itself vulnerable to this menace. ...

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