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Women taking part in a community fishing, in Baksa district on Tuesday. – UB Photos
CRPF loses 15 times more personnel for non-combat reasons
NEW DELHI, May 2: Even as the CRPF has suffered several casualties in its fight against Maoists, factors such as heart attack, depression and mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue are much bigger cause of deaths in the paramilitary force ...

UK panel grills Twitter, FB over abuse against women
LONDON, May 2: The UK Parliamentary Human Rights Committee has grilled Twitter and Facebook representatives over violent and misogynistic abuse of women users, including women MPs. ...

Google to let you auto-delete location tracking data
SAN FRANCISCO, May 2: In yet another bid to address privacy concerns, Google is rolling out a key feature that will allow people to automatically delete their Location History, Web and App Activity data. ...

No special hearing in BCCI CEO harassment case: SC
NEW DELHI, May 2: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused any special hearing in the sexual harassment case against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri. ...

India, England retain top spots in ICC Test, ODI rankings
DUBAI, May 2: India and England have retained their top positions in the team rankings for Tests and ODIs, respectively, after the annual update in which series results from 2015-16 are removed, and outcomes from 2016-17 and 2017-18 are weighted at 5 ...

Sangakkara to take over as MCC president on Oct 1
LONDON, May 2: Having impressed one and all with his speech that he delivered at the 2011 Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture, former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara will now become the first non-British president of the MCC on October 1. ...

Cyclone Fani: Evacuation process underway in Odisha
BHUBANESWAR, May 2: A massive evacuation process was underway ahead of the landfall of cyclonic storm 'Fani' in Odisha coast, even as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday appealed people not to panic over the cyclone. ...

India, Pakistan trade fire on LoC in Poonch
JAMMU, May 2: Indian and Pakistani armies traded heavy fire on Thursday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, Defence Ministry said. ...

Over 40 people detained in Wednesday night raids in J&K
SRINAGAR, May 2: Over 40 people were taken into preventive custody by the police in raids in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian and Pulwama districts late on Wednesday night. The raids were carried out in villages in Tahab, Chewakalan, Vehil, Narwah in the ...

SC to hear Rahul's citizenship matter next week
NEW DELHI, May 2: The Supreme Court will hear a petition on Congress President Rahul Gandhi's citizenship issue next week. ...

Masood Azhar declared global terrorist by UN
UNITED NATIONS, May 1 - In a huge diplomatic win for India, the United Nations on Wednesday designated Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” after China lifted its hold on a proposal to blacklist the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief, a decade aft ...

15 security men among 16 killed Maoist attack
GADCHIROLI (MAHARASHTRA), May 1 - Maoists struck in a big way in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli on Wednesday, killing 15 police commandos and a civilian in a land mine blast. The attack came as the state was celebrating its Foundation Day. ...

Stolen Ugratara idol recovered, 5 arrested
GUWAHATI/NALBARI, May 1 - More than five months after the centuries-old idol of Maa Tara was stolen from the historic Ugratara Devalaya of Guwahati, a team of Golaghat police last night recovered the eight-metal alloy idol that was hidden in a pond a ...

IAF begins fighter operations drill from civilian airports
GUWAHATI, May 1 - As part of its wartime preparedness, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has commenced a drill to operate fighter aircraft from civilian airports in the eastern sector. ...

Chief Secy to appear in SC today
NEW DELHI, May 1 - The Assam Government is likely to plead before the Supreme Court on Thursday that the task of deportation of foreigners lies with the Government of India and they have no role to play. ...

Rains to lash NE under ‘Fani’ impact
GUWAHATI, May 1 - Under the impact of cyclone ‘Fani,’ which is developing over the Bay of Bengal, the rainfall activities over the NE region would get intensified on May 4 and 5, resulting in heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Assam ...

Govt issues order banning mining in hills near Kaziranga
GUWAHATI, May 1 - Finally, the office order banning forthwith all types of mining activities and related activities in the Karbi Anglong hills along the southern boundary of the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNP) and the entire catchment ...

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