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Fishery department conducting an auction sale of local fish, a huge illegal consignment of which was seized from a vehicle, at Nitaipukhuri, Demow on Wednesday. – UB Photos
ICJ accepts India's plea, asks Pak not to execute Jadhav
THE HAGUE, May 18 (IANS): In major relief for India, the International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Pakistan not to execute alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav till a final decision is taken. ...

Environment Minister Anil Dave dies at 61
NEW DELHI, May 18 (IANS): Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave died on Thursday. He was 61. ...

Reema Lagoo passes away
MUMBAI, May 18 (PTI): Actress Reema Lagoo, best known for playing the modern-day Bollywood mother in films such as "Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!" and "Kal Ho Na Ho", passed away at a hospital here today. She was 59. ...

ICJ to deliver verdict today
NEW DELHI, May 17 - The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will pronounce its verdict on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case tomorrow, three days after it heard arguments presented by India and Pakistan. ...

NGT rules penalty for overspeeding in Kaziranga
NEW DELHI, May 17 - In a landmark verdict, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) today ruled that any vehicle found over-speeding inside the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) will have to pay an environment compensation of Rs 5,000 besides challan under the ...

Dhaka flight from Guwahati likely soon
GUWAHATI, May 17 - In what would be one of the major air connectivity initiatives of recent times especially concerning the North East, Guwahati could soon get its first direct flight to Dhaka and vice-versa. ...

Purnima to receive ‘Green Oscars’ today
GUWAHATI, May 17 - Noted environmentalist Purnima Devi Barman, who works with Aaranyak, has been chosen for the prestigious Whitley Awards, also known as the Green Oscars, for the year 2017. ...

Centre to SC: Triple talaq not integral to Islam
NEW DELHI, May 17 - Triple talaq is neither integral to Islam nor a “majority versus minority” issue but rather an “intra-community tussle” between Muslim men and deprived women, the Centre today told the Supreme Court. ...

State forensic lab fails to clear pending cases
GUWAHATI, May 17 - Though the Forensic Science Laboratory needs to play a vital role in improving crime investigation and conviction rates, over the years, the State Government failed to take effective measures in this regard, which is one of the rea ...

Decks cleared for Gogamukh agri institute
NEW DELHI, May 17 - The Sarbananda Sonowal Government today got a shot in the arm when the Union Cabinet cleared the decks for setting up of the much-delayed Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) at Gogamukh in Dhemaji district at an estimate ...

Rains, litigations hit flood control works
GUWAHATI, May 17 - Rains, litigations and tardy administrative approval have emerged as major obstacles in completing many State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) flood control schemes in the State, which include plugging the breaches in the embankments, ...

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