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People taking part in an annual religious festival of the Pnar community, at Jowai in Meghalaya on Sunday. – UB Photos
Lawmakers vote to elect India's 14th President
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS): Lawmakers across India voted on Monday to elect the country's 14th President with Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu declaring that ruling NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind would win with a "comfortable and respectable margin" ag ...

Venkaiah Naidu is NDA candidate for Vice President: Sources
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS): Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu has been finalized as the ruling NDA candidate for Vice Presidential poll and the announcement will be made on Monday evening, party sources said. ...

Amid row with India, Chinese Army holds live-fire drill in Tibet
Beijing, July 17 (IANS): Amid the continuing border stand-off with India, China has conducted a live-fire drill in Tibet in what one observer said was a likely warning to New Delhi. ...

GST Council may go for more rate revisions
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS): The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Monday evening will hold a meeting through video-conferencing to discuss some rate revisions "which need urgent attention". ...

Rijiju to talk to Tripura tribal party on separate State
Agartala, July 17 (IANS): Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday informed Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar that he will hold talks with a tribal party on Tuesday regarding the demand for a separate tribal State, an official said. ...

Election for next President today
NEW DELHI, July 16 - Election for the next President of India will be held tomorrow where NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind is pitted against opposition nominee Meira Kumar. ...

Border check gates to be closed from Aug 1
GUWAHATI, July 16 - All check gates along the inter-state borders, including those dealing with non-GST items like transport, excise, etc., will be closed down from August 1, Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said today. ...

Flood situation improving in State
GUWAHATI, July 16 - With the temporary cessation in the rainfall activities for the past few days, the overall flood situation in the State today showed signs of further improvement. However, with the report of one more case of drowning from Bhuragao ...

Citizenship Bill listed for tabling
NEW DELHI, July 16 - The BJP-led NDA government has listed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill for consideration and passage during the ensuing Monsoon Session of the Parliament that gets underway from tomorrow. ...

16 Amarnath pilgrims killed in accident
RAMBAN/JAMMU, July 16 - Sixteen Amarnath pilgrims were killed and around 27 injured, 19 of them critically, when a bus skidded off the Jammu-Srinagar national highway and rolled down into a deep nullah in the Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir toda ...

PM for action on cow vigilantes
NEW DELHI, July 16 - Seeking to blunt the opposition attack over cow vigilantism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today sought to put the onus for checking such “hooliganism” on state governments, insisting that they take “stringent action” against them ...

Powergrid to revamp power infrastructure in NE
GUWAHATI, July 16 - The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited is implementing a Rs 8,300-crore project jointly funded by the World Bank and Central Government to revamp the transmission and distribution network in the northeastern region. ...

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