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The Bogibeel bridge over the Brahmaputra river near Dibrugarh is nearing completion and is likely to be opened by the end of this year. – UB Photos
6 Congress MPs suspended for 5 sittings in Lok Sabha
NEW DELHI, July 24 (IANS): Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday suspended six Congress members from five sittings because of their unruly conduct. ...

Pandher, Koli sentenced to death for serial rape, murder
GHAZIABAD, July 24 (IANS): A CBI court on Monday convicted businessman Moninder Singh Pandher and his domestic help Surender Koli to death in the Nithari serial rape and murder case. ...

Space pioneer UR Rao passes away
BENGALURU, July 24 (PTI): Renowned space scientist and former ISRO Chairman U R Rao, who was the brain behind India's first satellite Aryabhata and guided the country's key space programmes, died here today due to age-related ailments. ...

Mukherjee cautions Govt against using ordinance route
NEW DELHI, July 23 - President Pranab Mukherjee today cautioned the government against using the ordinance route to bring in a law, saying it should be used only in a compelling situation and not taken recourse to in monetary matters. ...

Indian forces capable of defending territory: Expert
GUWAHATI, July 23 - Though India does not foresee a war with China in immediate future despite the Doka La face-off, the Indian forces are fully capable of defending its own territory in case of any eventuality. Moreover, India should maintain a firm ...

Rs 71,941-cr undisclosed income in 3 yrs
NEW DELHI, July 23 - Massive searches, seizures and surveys by the Income Tax (IT) department over the last three years have led to the detection of around Rs 71,941 crore of “undisclosed income”, the Centre has told the Supreme Court. ...

Army decides to go big on indigenisation
NEW DELHI, July 23 - With delays in import of critical equipment severely affecting its combat readiness, the Army has decided to fast-track indigenisation of key components and spares for battle tanks and other military systems. ...

Number of minors in conflict with law rising
GUWAHATI, July 23 - Over 800 minors, including nearly 80 girls, were found in conflict with law across the State in the last five years or so, a rising trend that has raised alarm, especially vis-a-vis they becoming repeated offenders. ...

State to host Handloom Day function
GUWAHATI, July 23 - For the first time, the city will play host to the National Handloom Day celebrations on August 7, as the Central government looks to accord due recognition to the Northeast by showcasing its rich art and craft culture. ...

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