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Tourists from Thailand and monks offering prayers at Bogamati Buddhist Temple, in Goreswar on Wednesday. – UB Photos
Tripura, Mizoram to pass GST Bills this month
Agartala/Aizawl, May 19 (IANS): Two northeastern States -- the Left-ruled Tripura and Congress-governed Mizoram -- would pass their State Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bills this month, it was announced on Friday. ...

Strike paralyses border trade, affects normal life in Manipur
Imphal, May 19 (IANS): A 24-hour general strike called by groups belonging to the Kuki hill tribe paralysed the legal border trade and normal life at Manipur's border town of Moreh on Friday. ...

Kejriwal has nexus with hawala traders, alleges Mishra; AAP refutes
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS): Claiming another expose against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, suspended AAP leader Kapil Mishra on Friday alleged a nexus between his former boss and people involved in hawala transactions, a charge the ruling Aam Ad ...

With 180% growth, Chinese smartphone vendors set to wipe out Indian brands
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS): Chinese vendors captured 49 per cent of the Indian mobile phone handset market in the first quarter of 2017 -- a 180 per cent (year-on-year) revenue growth -- threatening to wipe out domestic players from the overall handset ...

CPEC has 'very worrying aspects', Pakistani writer says
Islamabad, May 19 (IANS): A Pakistani writer warned on Friday that the CPEC, which has earned the ire of India, has "some very worrying aspects" for Pakistan. ...

ICJ stays Jadhav execution
THE HAGUE, May 18 - In a major boost to India, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) today stayed the execution of former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who had been sentenced to death by a Pakistan military court on charges of espionage a ...

Pak refuses to accept ruling
ISLAMABAD, May 18 - Pakistan does not accept the International Court of Justice’s jurisdiction in matters related to national security, its Foreign Office said today after the UN court stayed the execution of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. ...

Centre orders CBI probe into anomalies
GUWAHATI, May 18 - The Central Government has ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the irregularities, which led to the closure of the Nagaon and Cachar paper mills of the Hindustan Paper Corporation (HPC). However, the C ...

CM concerned at misuse of social media
GUWAHATI, May 18 - Considering the spurt of misuse of social media in recent days in the State, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the State Chief Secretary and Director General of Police to take stern action against all those involved in ...

Police seizes more APSC answer scripts
GUWAHATI, May 18 - A team of Dibrugarh police led by Additional Superintendents of Police Surjeet Singh Panesar and Subhasish Baruah seized 1,080 answer scripts, mostly belonging to candidates who had secured jobs by paying huge amounts of money, fro ...

SC reserves verdict on triple talaq
NEW DELHI, May 18 - The Supreme Court today asked Muslim bodies as to how a practice like triple talaq can be a matter of “faith” when they have been asserting that it is “patriarchal”, “bad in theology” and “sinful”. ...

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