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Schoolchildren and youths taking part in an awareness rally on environment in Shillong on Friday. – UB Photos
Fake news spreads unabated on social media after polls
NEW DELHI, May 26: Posts containing fake news continued to flourish on social media platforms after the end of the Lok Sabha elections that saw the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) returning to power with a massive win. ...

Telecom Ministry to start identifying new spectrum bands for 5G
NEW DELHI, May 26: The Department of Telecom will start identifying and making available new spectrum bands for access and backhaul segments for timely deployment and growth of 5G networks, according to a ministry note. ...

CBI arrests six for rigging BITS Pilani online exam
NEW DELHI, May 26: The CBI has arrested six persons for allegedly deploying remote desktop technology to breach the system security network of the prestigious real-time BITS Pilani online examination. ...

Muslim representation increases to 27 in 17th Lok Sabha
NEW DELHI, May 26: Muslim representation in 17th Lok Sabha has increased by five taking the community's tally to 27 from 22 in the outgoing Lok Sabha with the BJP getting its lone Muslim face as Saumitra Khan, who won from West Bengal against Chief M ...

Indian charged with transporting illegal immigrants from Canada to US
NEW YORK, May 26: An Indian has been charged with allegedly transporting illegal immigrants who crossed from Canada to the US, according to officials. Jawant Singh, 30, who was caught by a Border Patrol agent with the help of a Customs and Border Pro ...

Smriti Irani's close aide shot dead in Amethi
AMETHI, May 26: A close aide of Union Minister Smriti Irani was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi district, police said on Sunday, adding that two people have been arrested. According to Additional Superintendent of Polic ...

Love, sex and dhoka in Kashmir
NEW DELHI, May 26: With Zakir Musa's killing, security forces have recorded an extremely important kill in the battle against Islamic fundamentalism in the Valley, in the main south Kashmir where the jungles are now being used to train local youth. M ...

President appoints Modi as PM
NEW DELHI, May 25 - President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to decide the council of ministers and the date of his swearing-in ceremony. The President also appointed Modi to the office of Prime Minister of India, a co ...

HS final exam results out, pass percentage up
GUWAHATI, May 25 - The pass percentage in all the three higher secondary streams showed improvement in this year’s final examination, the results of which were declared today. While Assamese medium institutions performed well, private junior colleges ...

2 Assam Rifles jawans killed in encounter
NEW DELHI, May 25 - Two Assam Rifles personnel were killed and four others injured during a gunfight with a group of militants in Mon area along the Indo-Myanmar border in Nagaland on Saturday, military sources said. ...

11 rank holders in ‘education hub’ Nagaon
NAGAON, May 25 - Nagaon justified its tag of ‘education hub’ by securing as many as eleven ranks in three streams in the HS final examination 2019, the results of which were declared today. ...

Science topper Sayan wants to be engineer
TEZPUR, May 25 - Three students brought laurels to the town by making it to the merit list in science stream of HS final examination, the results of which were declared today. ...

Khushboo brings laurels to Mangaldai
MANGALDAI, May 25 - Khushboo Firdous of Brilliant Academy Junior College here brought glory to Darrang district by securing the first position in arts stream in the HS final examinations the results of which were announced today. ...

Silchar’s Ashim tops in commerce stream
SILCHAR, May 25 - Four students from Barak valley made it to the toppers’ list of successful candidates in the HS final examination the results of which were declared today with Ashim Sarkar of Vivekananda Junior College here securing the first posit ...

CWC rejects Rahul offer to quit as Cong chief
NEW DELHI, May 25 - Taking total responsibility for the Lok Sabha poll debacle, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday offered to resign as Congress president, which the Congress Working Committee (CWC) unanimously rejected and authorised him to overhaul and restr ...

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