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With day temperatures maintaining a rising trend, youngsters cooling off in a water body in river island Majuli, on Saturday. – UB Photos
Towards a happier, less nastier Facebook
MENLO PARK (California), June 16: Passive use, loneliness and the agony of social comparisons are some of the "ills" being battled on social media and Facebook's answer to these are: easier ways to comment back, a dating feature and a time tracker to ...

TikTok suicide, PUBG death: Here's how to fight digital addiction
NEW DELHI, June 16: Digital addiction is real and it could be as dangerous as drug addiction, warned psychiatrists while outlining practical ways to fight the urge to use gadgets non-stop both among children and adults. ...

Patients suffer as Bengal doctors strike enters 6th day
KOLKATA, June 16: Health services in West Bengal remained partially disrupted and state-run hospitals wore a deserted look on Sunday morning as the doctors strike entered its sixth day. ...

Heatwave kills 45 in Bihar in 24 hours
PATNA, June 16: Severe heatwave left at least 45 people dead and more than 100 hospitalised in the past 24 hours in Bihar, officials said on Sunday. Deaths due to the heatwave were reported from Aurangabad, Gaya and Nawada districts. ...

High alert in J&K after Pak inputs on probable terror attack
SRINAGAR, June 16: An intelligence input about a major terror strike in Kashmir, reportedly shared by Pakistan, has prompted a high alert in the valley, a top security official said here on Sunday. ...

Suman Rao crowned Miss India 2019
MUMBAI, June 16: Suman Rao from Rajasthan has won the Femina Miss India World 2019 beauty pageant during a star-studded ceremony at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium here. ...

When tech met history: Apple at iconic Carnegie Library in Washington
WASHINGTON, June 16: Shakespeare, Plato, Galileo and Newton. The legends came alive in 2019 when Apple (not the 17th-century "aha moment" in the life of young Newton that gave birth to the law of gravity) spent neatly $30 million to restore and revit ...

Satta Bazaar bids cross Rs 100 cr on India-Pak tie
NEW DELHI, JUNE 16: On the eve of the World Cup clash between India and Pakistan, the betting bazaars in Delhi have gone crazy: the police estimates that the bids in the illegal satta (betting) market could have crossed the Rs 100-crore mark in the N ...

CM calls for solution to flood problem
NEW DELHI, June 15 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said there is immense untapped export potential in several States, including the northeastern States. ...

AN 32 crash: Inclement weather hampers retrieval of bodies
GUWAHATI, June 15 - Efforts to retrieve the mortal remains of the air-warriors who lost their lives in the AN 32 crash in West Siang district commenced early this morning, but the exercise was hampered due to inclement weather conditions. ...

Forensic lab stops dealing with cyber crime cases
GUWAHATI, June 15 - The Regional Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), which is the go-to place for all law-enforcement agencies, has stopped entertaining cyber crime cases forwarded to it by the Assam Police. ...

Flawed fishery law pushing indigenous fishes to extinction
GUWAHATI, June 15 - Naro bato pabho mas/Aaru eta kaso,/Baro tokat kini ani/Kiyo baru naso? This Assamese rhyme which generations grew up with in Assam will soon lose relevance. For, the indigenous fish species mentioned in the couplet is staring at e ...

Doctors spurn Mamata appeal, to continue stir
KOLKATA, June 15 - The striking junior doctors’ joint forum on Saturday spurned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s fresh appeal terming her initiative “not honest” and was adamant on continuing their agitation. ...

Shillong doctors extend support to stir
SHILLONG, June 15 - Doctors in the Meghalaya capital have extended support to protesting junior doctors in West Bengal while expressing a “sense of humiliation and outrage at the frequent incidents of assault on medical professionals in the country.” ...

Heavy rainfall, thunderstorms likely all over State
GUWAHATI, June 15 - The Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC), Guwahati today warned that there is a possibility of thunderstorm with lightning and heavy rainfall occurring at isolated places over Dhubri, Goalpara, Barpeta, Udalguri, Karbi Anglong, Jorha ...

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