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With Bohag Bihu not too far away, women preparing to weave gamusas, in Sivasagar on Monday. – UB Photos
US agents faked trail to infiltrate as LeT recruits
NEW YORK, March 12: US intelligence agents laid a cyber trail all the way to a fake terror camp in Pakistan, mastered idioms and style of Islamic terrorists giving a convincing portrayal of jihadis in a bid to infiltrate a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) recru ...

CA 2019 exams postponed
MUMBAI, March 12: Due to the coming Lok Sabha elections, the Institute of Chartered Accountancy of India (ICAI) has postponed and rescheduled the crucial Chartered Accountants (CA) exams for 2019, an official notification said. ...

BJP's do-or-die battle against Congress in North East
AGARTALA/GUWAHATI, March 12: The Bharatiya Janata Party has embarked on a do-or-die battle to win as many of the 25 Lok Sabha seats as it can in eight northeastern states. For its part, the Congress party has set off a determined attempt to regain it ...

EVMs can't be hacked or manipulated: Ex-CEC
KOLKATA, March 12: Former Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla has given a thumbs up to the EVMs to be used in the upcoming general elections, arguing that the equipment cannot be hacked or manipulated as they are not accessible through external ...

Pompeo asks India to join boycott of Venezuelan oil
NEW YORK, March 12: The US, which has launched an all-out diplomatic and economic campaign against the Nicolas Maduro government of Venezuela, has asked India to join the oil boycott, according to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. ...

Jet's Goyal seeks immediate funding from Etihad
MUMBAI, March 12: Cash-strapped Jet Airways' outgoing Chairman Naresh Goyal has sought an immediate funding of Rs 750 crore from the equity partner Etihad Airways. ...

India look to seal off World Cup preparation with series win against Australia at Kotla
NEW DELHI, March 12: This series was billed as the last chance for India to experiment with their ODI squad before going into the 2019 World Cup in England, starting May 30. But coming into the last game of the series at the Ferozeshah Kotla against ...

4% Indian users hit by banking Trojans in 2018: Report
NEW DELHI, March 12: Four per cent Indian users were attacked by banking Trojans in 2018, a new report by cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab said on Monday. ...

89% buyers look for good camera while buying smartphone: Report
GURUGRAM, March 12: Eighty nine per cent buyers consider the camera as the top specification while buying a smartphone, followed by battery life (87 per cent), RAM (79 per cent) and internal memory (72 per cent), a new report by CyberMedia Research ( ...

Meghalaya ruling alliance to jointly fight LS poll, BJP opts out
SHILLONG, March 12: Meghalaya's ruling alliance has announced it would jointly field former Union minister Agatha K. Sangma from the Tura Lok Sabha seat and United Democratic Party's Jemino Mawthoh from the Shillong constituency. ...

Pak asked to take action on terror groups
WASHINGTON, March 11 - India and the US on Monday agreed that Pakistan needs to take “concerted action” to dismantle terrorist infrastructure as Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale called on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and discussed major foreign p ...

Pulwama attack mastermind killed
SRINAGAR, March 11 - The mastermind of the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, which claimed the lives of 40 CRPF personnel, has been killed in an encounter in south Kashmir’s Tral area, officials said on Monday. Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist Mudas ...

Over 7 lakh first time voters in Assam
GUWAHATI, March 11 - There will be more than seven lakh first time voters who will be eligible to exercise their franchise in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections for 14 seats in the State. ...

Multi-pronged strategy to combat illicit liquor trade
GUWAHATI, March 11 - The State excise department has moved a proposal to enact a law to regulate sale, possession and production of molasses and has asked the health department to declare methanol as poison under the Poisons (Possession and Sale) Rul ...

Cong will not bring citizenship Bill: Rahul
NEW DELHI, March 11 - The Congress will continue to oppose the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and will not bring the Bill if it comes to power at the Centre, party president Rahul Gandhi said here today. ...

Modi, Hasina open projects in Bangladesh
NEW DELHI, March 11 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday jointly unveiled e-plaques for development projects in Bangladesh, through video conference. ...

‘Insensitive’ Army act adding to wild elephants’ woes
GUWAHATI, March 11 - At a time when the plight of the Indian elephant caught in an escalating man-elephant conflict has evoked global concern, a barrier put by the Army authorities at Narangi cantonment bordering Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary has turned ...

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