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Assamese film actress Aimee Baruah along with RJs seen in traffic awareness programme ‘Mirchi Challan’ organised by Radio Mirchi 95 FM in Guwahati on Tuesday. – UB Photos
Indian social impact startups growing at 20%: Nasscom
NEW DELHI, Nov 21: Social impact startups in India are growing at an annual rate of 20 per cent and currently there are over 400 such startups in the country, said Sangeeta Gupta, Senior Vice President of Nasscom. ...

Online video market to reach $5 billion in India by 2023: Report
MUMBAI, Nov 21: The market for over-the-top (OTT) content, which is video content that is delivered over the Internet as an alternative to traditional media, will reach $5 billion in India by 2023, from $5 billion in 2018, according to a new report o ...

Hyderabad to host gaming and digital media expo
HYDERABAD, Nov 21: IndiaJoy, billed as Asia's biggest gaming-cum-digital media and entertainment content expo, is set to make its debut here next month. ...

Google News to fund new ideas for quality journalism in Asia-Pacific
NEW DELHI, Nov 21: Google News has launched a new innovation challenge to help scribes and publishers in the Asia-Pacific region produce quality journalism in the digital age. ...

Punjab Police questions actor Akshay Kumar over alleged Ram Rahim-Sukhbir Badal deal
CHANDIGARH, Nov 21:Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar was questioned by a Punjab Police special investigation team (SIT) on Wednesday in connection with an alleged deal mediated by him between jailed Dera Sachha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim and former ...

VHP leader bats for early hearing on Ram Mandir
SILCHAR, Nov 21: At a time when the Supreme Court has adjourned the Ayodhya title suit case till January 2019 overruling the Uttar Pradesh government's plea for quick disposal of the case, Vishva Hindu Parishad organising secretary Vinayak Rao Deshpa ...

495 kg ganja seized, 2 held
SILCHAR, Nov 21: In a joint operatiin with the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), the Border Security Force (BSF) seized 495 kg of cannabis (ganja) from a truck at Badarpur in Karimganj district. ...

Markets open on high note
MUMBAI, Nov 21: The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morning session of the trade. ...

I have no plan to step down: Zuckerberg
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 21: Despite mounting pressure from investors to step down as Facebook chairman as the social media firm faces intense scrutiny on data scandals, Mark Zuckerberg has said he has no plans to retire. ...

Kovind, Modi greet nation on Milad-un-Nabi
NEW DELHI, Nov 21: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the country on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Mohammed. ...

Infosys to create 1,200 jobs in Australia by 2020
BENGALURU, Nov 21: Software major Infosys on Thursday said it will be creating 1,200 jobs and opening three innovation hubs in Australia by 2020 to reduce digital skills gap. ...

Hizb-ul-Mujahideen man wanted in J&K police officer's murder held at Delhi airport
NEW DELHI, Nov 21: A 28-year-old Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorist wanted in the murder of a CID Intelligence Officer of the Jammu and Kashmir Police was arrested from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, police said. ...

Jailed Bangladeshi photojournalist freed on bail
DHAKA, Nov 21: A prominent Bangladesh photojournalist accused of criticising his country's government during a television interview was freed from the Dhaka Central Jail, four days after a court granted him bail, authorities told Efe. ...

Jet Airways to commence 20 new, additional flights
MUMBAI, Nov 21: Jet Airways has said it would introduce 20 new and additional flights on domestic and international routes. ...

NESO protest against citizenship Bill
GUWAHATI, Nov 20 - The members of the North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) today held a protest rally here seeking immediate steps from the Central government for withdrawal of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Foreigners (Amendment) Rules, Passp ...

JPC meet ends on stormy note
NEW DELHI, Nov 20 - The crucial meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on Tuesday ended on a stormy note though a final draft of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 is likely to be adopted by December 11. ...

SC furious over leak of Verma’s reply
NEW DELHI, Nov 20 - A furious Supreme Court on Tuesday told all the parties in a case involving the CBI’s top brass they did not “deserve” a hearing in the light of the purported leak of the agency chief’s reply to the CVC’s probe findings against hi ...

Police notice to 9 Karbi Anglong stone quarries
GUWAHATI, Nov 20 - In a significant move, the officer-in-charge (OC) of Rongmongwe police station in Karbi Anglong has issued notices to the proprietors of nine stone quarries, under Section 149 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), to submit the pa ...

AASU slams BJP for going back on promises
GUWAHATI, Nov 20 - People will lose faith on non violent democratic movement if the Government of India violates the Assam Accord by passing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and the Centre will be solely responsible for the consequences, said c ...

Fewer candidates in fray this time
GUWAHATI, Nov 20 - Figures compiled by the State Election Commission so far have indicated that the number of candidates contesting the panchayat polls have come down by half when compared to the last elections, a phenomenon which analysts attributed ...

Group warns of moving court to ensure due status of Assamese script in ISO
GUWAHATI, Nov 20 - The group of people that has launched a movement to restore the Assamese script in international standards to facilitate its use in computers, encoding it in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO): 10646 Standard, ...

Police still in dark about Ugratara idol
GUWAHATI, Nov 20 - The officer-in-charge of Latasil police station inspector Sunil Kalita was today transferred, apparently in the wake of the theft of the astadhatu idol of Goddess Tara from the historic Ugratara temple. ...

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