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Artistes performing jhumur dance at Sirish Festival 2019, at Nahorani Tea State, Rangapara on Monday. – UB Photos
'PM Narendra Modi' release preponed to April 5
MUMBAI, March 19: "PM Narendra Modi", being directed by National Award-winner Omung Kumar B, which was scheduled to release on April 12, will now open on April 5. ...

Priyanka Chopra features in powerful women list
LOS ANGELES, March 19: Global icon Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and Meryl Streep in USA Today's list of "50 most powerful women in entertainment". ...

Conditional ban on Pakistan will not work: Gambhir
NEW DELHI, March 19: Sharing his views on the demand to boycott Pakistan in the upcoming 2019 World Cup in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, former India opener Gautam Gambhir said a conditional ban on the neighbouring country will not work. ...

No threat to India-Pakistan World Cup clash, says ICC CEO
KARACHI, March 19: International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dave Richardson declined any threat to the India-Pakistan World Cup match, saying both the teams were bound by an agreement. India are scheduled to take on Pakistan ...

Rajasthan Royals launches cricket academy in UK
JAIPUR, March 19: The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday launched its first cricket academy in the UK. ...

IPL will be crucial for World Cup selection: BCCI
NEW DELHI, March 19: Going into the last ODI series before the upcoming World Cup -- against Australia -- India skipper Virat Kohli had said that Indian players' performance in the IPL wouldn't have any bearing with selection in the squad for the sho ...

GST to spur assessee base by 80%: Jaitley
NEW DELHI, March 19: The Narendra Modi government has introduced the much-needed second generation reforms with several game-changing decisions over the last five years, said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, cheering the GST introduction, saying it wil ...

Serial hacker back with 26 mn users' personal data
SAN FRANCISCO, March 19: The hacker, who earlier stole and posted personal data of close to 843 million users of various popular websites on a Dark Web marketplace, has now put up the fourth set of nearly 26 million hacked databases for sale. ...

$11 bn believed to be stashed abroad by Pakistanis
ISLAMABAD, March 19: The Imran Khan government believes that Pakistani nationals having more than 152,500 offshore bank accounts could have stashed away $11 billion abroad, the media reported on Tuesday. ...

Heavy firing on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir
JAMMU, March 19: Heavy firing exchanges took place between Indian and Pakistani troopers on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, a defence official said on Tuesday. ...

Cong releases 2nd list of candidates
NEW DELHI, March 18 - The Congress on Monday released its second list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls opting to renominate sitting MP Biren Singh Engti for Diphu seat in Karbi Anglong. ...

BJP candidates for 8 State LS seats ‘finalised’
GUWAHATI, March 18 - The ruling BJP has ‘finalized’ its candidates for eight of the Lok Sabha constituencies of Assam, while the nominees for Tezpur and Nagaon seats are yet to be decided. ...

Arrest warrant against Nirav Modi in UK
NEW DELHI, March 18 - A London court has issued an arrest warrant against jewellery designer Nirav Modi, the main accused in the USD 2 billion PNB scam case, in response to an ED request for his extradition in a money laundering case, officials said ...

Bangladesh not extending support
NEW DELHI, March 18 - Despite maintaining friendly ties with India, the Government of Bangladesh has not been doing enough to address the issue of migration of people from that country to India and deportation of Bangladeshi nationals is still a majo ...

Assam has 1.2 lakh ‘D’ voters
GUWAHATI, March 18 - There are around 1.2 lakh ‘D’ voters in Assam, State’s chief electoral officer Mukesh Sahu said today. He also clarified that those whose names appear in the voters list, even if they are not yet included in the NRC, can exercise ...

Gunman kills 3 in Dutch tram
UTRECHT, March 18 - A gunman killed three people and wounded nine others on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht, sparking a manhunt that saw heavily armed officers with sniffer dogs zero in on an apartment building close to the shooting. ...

Notification for first phase of LS polls issued
NEW DELHI, March 18 - Notification for the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections was issued on Monday, setting in motion the high-voltage electoral battle where the BJP seeks to return to power amid opposition’s efforts to present a united fight to ...

AASU demands probe into job scam
GUWAHATI, March 18 - Accusing the State Government of displaying ‘shocking indifference’ to rampant corruption taking place in recruitments, the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) today announced a series of stirs demanding a thorough probe into the al ...

China terms Mumbai attacks as ‘most notorious’
BEIJING, March 18 - In a rare acknowledgment, China on Monday described the 2008 Mumbai attacks carried out by Pakistan-based LeT terror outfit as one of “the most notorious terrorist attacks”. ...

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