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A replica of Kamakhya Temple, made by the Assam Tourism on the occasion of Ambubachi Mela, floating on Amingaon lake, off Guwahati on Saturday. – UB Photos
India rejects US report on its minorities' status
NEW DELHI, June 23: India on Sunday rejected a US State Department report which made certain critical comments regarding the status of minorities here, saying it has "no locus standi" to "pronounce on the state of our citizens' constitutionally prote ...

iPhone vs Android: Amit Shah prefers iPhone XS to connect with team
NEW DELHI, June 23: Who says only US President Donald Trump uses two smartphones and treats Twitter as his typewriter? Several key ministers in the Narendra Modi government are quite tech-savvy and are currently using best-in-class Apple and Android- ...

Jayawardene backs Malinga by sharing his shirtless picture
LONDON, June 23: Former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene shared Lasith Malinga's viral shirtless picture from last week to answer back to his critics after Sri Lanka beat pre-tournament favourites England riding his heroics. ...

Hamilton clinches pole position at French Grand Prix
PAUL RICARD CIRCUIT (France), June 23: Briton Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton has earned the pole position ahead of the French Grand Prix. ...

Executive, woman friend fall to death from Bengaluru pub
BENGALURU, June 23: In a freak accident, a marketing executive and his female friend fell to death while leaving a pub on the second floor of a building in the city centre, police said on Saturday. ...

Smriti Irani will build a house in Amethi
AMETHI, June 23: Union minister Smriti Irani on Saturday did what Congress President Rahul Gandhi did not do in the past one-and-a-half decade. Irani announced on Saturday that she will construct her own house in Amethi and has already identified a p ...

Trump delays 10-city raids on illegal immigrants
WASHINGTON, June 23: US President Donald Trump has announced a two-week delay to the proposed raids on illegal immigrants scheduled to start on Sunday in 10 American cities to see if Republican and Democratic lawmakers can get together and work out a ...

Kohli argues with umpire over DRS during Afghanistan win
SOUTHAMPTON, June 23: Considering the form India had been in the ongoing World Cup, it was predicted by almost all the fans and cricket pundits that the game against Afghanistan would be a cakewalk for the Men in Blue and they will defeat their Asian ...

Two militants killed in J&K gunfight
SRINAGAR, June 23: Two militants were killed on Sunday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said. "Bodies of the slain militants have been recovered along with their weapons. Their identities and grou ...

FATF decides to keep Pakistan in ‘Grey’ list
NEW DELHI, June 22 - The international terror financing watchdog FATF has decided to keep Pakistan on its ‘Grey’ list for failure to curb funnelling of funds to terror groups LeT, JeM and others, and has given a September deadline to compile with its ...

State govt to relocate people living along Bangladesh border
GUWAHATI, June 22 - The Assam government is keen on sealing the international border with Bangladesh to prevent fresh infiltration and efforts are on to relocate the people who are living right up to the zero line to improve border management. A move ...

Productivity of tea pluckers down
GUWAHATI, June 22 - Productivity of tea pluckers in the State’s gardens has gone down in the past few years and it is a matter of great concern for the tea industry, said PK Sarma, a former superintending manager of the Tezpore Tea Company, a subsidi ...

CBI books arms dealer, IAF officials in aircraft deal
NEW DELHI, June 22 - The CBI has booked controversial arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari and others in connection with the alleged corruption in the Rs 2,895-crore deal of 75 Pilatus basic trainer aircraft for the Indian Air Force in 2009, officials said on ...

Bhot jolokia-based grenades now in Assam Police armoury
GUWAHATI, June 22 - Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) using ‘bhot jolokia’ of Assam, the chilli grenades have finally made its way to the Assam Police armoury along with several updated versions of tear gas shells. ...

Tripura Dy CM bats for Trans Asian Railways
AGARTALA, June 22 - Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varman has urged the Centre to take up the 257-km long rail connectivity project from Jawaharnagar (Tripura)-Darlown (Mizoram)-Kalay in Myanmar for promoting trade, business and regional in ...

VCs of NE varsities discuss New Education Policy
JORABAT, June 22 - A galaxy of Vice Chancellors of North Eastern universities, stakeholders, directors and representatives of educational institutions from the NE region gathered at the University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) near here t ...

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