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A Mising woman reeling yarn, at Gohpur on Friday.- UB Photos
Only 39% of land needed for bullet train project acquired
NEW DELHI, June 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project is missing on its deadline of land acquisition as till date only 39 per cent of the 1,380 hectares of land required has been acquired. ...

Zimbabwe cricket board suspended, interim panel formed
HARARE, June 22: The board of Zimbabwe Cricket was on Friday suspended with immediate effect by the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) which is a government parastatal and also the governing organisation of all registered sporting associations in ...

New YouTube test to hide comments on videos in India
NEW DELHI, June 22: In a bid to curb the spread of hateful and racist comments on its platform, Google-owned YouTube is experimenting with hiding comments on videos by default and the test has gone live in India. ...

Google Maps flooded with over 11 mn false listings
SAN FRANCISCO, June 22: With thousands of new fake accounts being added every month, Google Maps is flooded by about 11 million false listings and phone numbers that reroute to competing businesses. ...

Modi to attend G20 Osaka Summit: MEA
NEW DELHI, June 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a two-day, 14th G20 Summit in Osaka in Japan from June 28, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Friday. ...

GST Council extends return filing dates, refers rate cut for EVs to a panel
NEW DELHI, June 22: In a major relief to trade and businesses, the all-powerful GST Council in its first meeting after the Modi government came back to power extended the cut-off date for filing annual returns for FY18 by two months to August, 2019. ...

Smriti condemns bullying of her daughter with strong message
NEW DELHI, June 22: Union Cabinet Minister Smriti Irani has expressed anguish over attempted bullying of her daughter. Condemning bullying, she wrote a post on Instagram of her daughter on Friday attaching a selfie of her daughter. Smriti strongly cl ...

Anonymous letter threatening to attack PM Modi puts intel on high alert
NEW DELHI, June 22: An anonymous letter threatening to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi has put all security agencies on the toes. ...

Trump accused of sexually assaulting journalist
WASHINGTON, June 22: A senior journalist has accused US President Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her over 20 years ago. ...

Thousands across world take part in International Yoga Day
NEW DELHI/RANCHI, June 21 - From the UNGA hall to the Indian Parliament premises and from Beijing to Ranchi, thousands of people stretched and twisted, breathed in and breathed out, reached for the skies and bent to touch their toes as India and the ...

Fresh triple talaq Bill tabled in RS
NEW DELHI, June 21 - The government on Friday introduced the fresh triple talaq Bill in the Lok Sabha amid vehement protests by Opposition members who claimed that it was violative of the Constitution. ...

CM inaugurates Ambubachi Mela
GUWAHATI, June 21 - “Devotees from around the country and the world receive Maa Kamakhya’s blessings during Ambubachi Mela and the power of these blessings enables them to contribute meaningfully to sustain an environment of peace and harmony in the ...

PIL challenges elephant transfer to Gujarat
GUWAHATI, June 21 - A PIL has been filed in the Gauhati High Court challenging the State government’s decision to transport four elephants by railway wagons from Tinsukia to Ahmedabad in Gujarat for participating in the annual Rath Yatra festival to ...

Ripun Bora seeks Gadkari’s intervention
NEW DELHI, June 21 - Congress Rajya Sabha MP Ripun Bora on Friday has sought the intervention of Union Minister of Road Transport and Highway Nitin Gadkari in maintenance of National Highway 15 and NH 37. ...

China rules out India’s entry into NSG
BEIJING, June 21 - China on Friday said that there would be no discussion on India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) before reaching a specific plan on non-NPT members’ participation in the elite grouping, as it declined to give a timeli ...

APCC blames govt for TET-qualified teachers’ plight
GUWAHATI, June 21 - The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today made an appeal to the State Government to create a congenial atmosphere for the contractual TET teachers with a compassionate approach. ...

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