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Advocates and employees of the Gauhati High Court passing through the new tunnel between the old High Court building and the new one, at Panbazar in Guwahati on Tuesday. – UB Photos
Will do more to limit viral content: WhatsApp India
NEW DELHI, March 13: WhatsApp has taken several measures to limit the spread of misinformation and fake news on its platform in India but there is more to do to fully secure the platform, the company's India head Abhijit Bose said on Wednesday. ...

Modi urges Rahul, others to motivate voters
NEW DELHI, March 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged Congress President Rahul Gandhi and other politicians, sportspersons, actors, business leaders to encourage maximum voter engagement in 2019 general elections in April-May. ...

Mahanta unhappy with AGP-BJP alliance in Assam
GUWAHATI, March 13: Expressing his displeasure over the Asom Gana Parishad's (AGP) decision to rejoin the BJP-led alliance in Assam ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, AGP leader and former Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta on Wednesday said the ...

Indian Arrows ready to take on the best: Pinto
KOLKATA, March 13: The development at the grassroots level must be strong for any footballing nation to rise through the ranks and that is exactly what India aims at as it takes baby steps in the soccer world. ...

Markets turn negative within minutes of opening
MUMBAI, March 13: The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a slightly positive note during the morning session of the trade but soon turned negative. ...

Over 20 shops buried in Doda landslide
JAMMU, March 13: Over two dozen shops were buried following a landslide on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district, police said. No loss of life was reported. ...

Google probing Gmail, Maps global outages
SAN FRANCISCO, March 13: Several Google users on Wednesday reported problems with accessing Gmail and other services in large parts of the world. The company said it was investigating the problem. ...

Microsoft app lets users explore photos by touch
SAN FRANCISCO, March 13: Microsoft has updated its computer vision app for the visually challenged people with an option to explore photos by touching them. ...

China's dissent on Azhar counters mutual goals: US
NEW YORK, March 13: China's opposition to designate Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as an international terrorist by the UN runs counter to its mutual goal with the US on regional stability, according to a State Department official. ...

Age no bar to chase dreams: Woman mountaineer
NEW DELHI, March 13: Premlata Agrawal, the first Indian woman to conquer all the seven highest peaks across the globe, was just a housewife until the spirit of adventure overtook her. A mother of two, one of whom is married, she was also the oldest I ...

Election Commission transfers Shillong poll officer
SHILLONG, March 13: Ahead of the first phase Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday transferred two Meghalaya officials, including Returning Officer for Shillong parliamentary seat, Matsiewdor War Nongbri and replaced her with Abhis ...

SC asks EC to make stand clear
NEW DELHI, March 12 - The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Election Commission of India to spell out the action it will take regarding the names that reflect in the electoral rolls but not in the National Register of Citizens (NRC). ...

Pictures of PM, ministers taken off govt websites
NEW DELHI, March 12 - Following the imposition of the model code of conduct, several government websites, including that of the Prime Minister’s Office, have taken down pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Union ministers, but some mini ...

Decision on BJP-AGP poll alliance soon
GUWAHATI, March 12 - A final decision regarding an alliance between the BJP and its former ally AGP for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections is expected soon. ...

Pak assures US to deal firmly with terrorists
WASHINGTON, March 12 - Pakistan has assured the US that it will deal “firmly” with all terrorists operating from the country and take steps to de-escalate tensions with India, according to National Security Adviser John Bolton. ...

Social media to play key role in polls
NEW DELHI, March 12 - In 2014 when the world's largest democracy organised the 16th Lok Sabha polls, the impact of social media on the voters was minimal and traditional media ruled the turf. ...

MDA to field Jemino Mawthoh from Shillong seat
SHILLONG, March 12 - The Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) has settled for the UDP’s Jemino Mawthoh as its common candidate for the Shillong Lok Sabha seat. On the other hand, the NPP will field its candidate for the Tura seat. ...

Mizoram to take fresh path of development: Guv
AIZAWL, March 12 - Mizoram will continue on its path of lasting peace, economic prosperity and all-round development, Mizoram Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi said while addressing the first day of the Budget Session of the Mizoram Assembly today. ...

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