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Artisans giving shape to idols ahead of Durga Puja in Tezpur on Sunday. – UB Photos
CBI raids Karnatka Cong chief's house
BENGALURU, Oct 5: Close on the heels of the announcement of dates for by-elections for two Assembly seats in Karnataka, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided 14 locations associated with Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president DK Sh ...

Sensex up 400 points; IT, banking stocks rise
MUMBAI, Oct 5: The key Indian equity indices rose on Monday with the BSE Sensex gaining over 400 points. Sensex rose above the 39,000-mark, and the Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was trading above the 11,500 level. ...

IPL: Delhi Capitals to don special jersey against RCB
DUBAI, Oct 5: Delhi Capitals will don a specially designed JSW Paints branded jersey in their fifth match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season against Royal Challengers Bangalore to be played on Monday evening at the Dubai International ...

Direct talks between Afghanistan, Taliban still pending
KABUL, Oct 5: Direct talks between negotiating teams representing Afghanistan government and the Taliban were still pending 22 days after the opening ceremony of the intra-Afghan talks in Doha. ...

Sri Lanka imposes indefinite curfew in 2 towns after detection of new COVID-19 case
COLOMBO, Oct 5: Sri Lanka on Sunday imposed an indefinite curfew on two western provincial towns to contain the spread of the coronavirus following the detection of a community case after a gap of nearly six months, officials said. ...

BJP leader shot dead in West Bengal, Vijayvargiya demands CBI inquiry
KOLKATA, Oct 5: A local BJP leader in West Bengal was shot dead on Sunday by two bike-borne assailants near Titagarh in North 24 Parganas district, police said. ...

India's Yashaswini wins gold in online shooting meet
NEW DELHI, Oct 5: Indian Olympic quota winner Yashaswini Singh Deswal won the 10m air pistol event in the 5th edition of the International Online Shooting Championship (IOSC) held on Sunday. ...

COVID-19 cases in India breach 66-lakh mark
NEW DELHI, Oct 5: India's COVID-19 caseload went past 66 lakh, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 55,86,703, pushing the recovery rate to 84.34 per cent, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Monda ...

Steps on to complete Trilateral Highway
NEW DELHI, Oct 4 - India will continue to make full efforts for completion of projects under the Trilateral Highway, as land connectivity of the North East with Southeast Asia has significant and positive impact on trade and investment as well as emp ...

ULFA (I) bid to influence political process in State
GUWAHATI, Oct 4 - The United Liberation Front of Asom (I) has started taking interest in the political developments in Assam as new regional parties are coming up in the run-up to the elections to the Assam Legislative Assembly. Meanwhile, the police ...

Centre working on COVID-19 vaccination plan
NEW DELHI, Oct 4 - The Centre estimates to receive and utilise 40-50 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine covering 20-25 crore people by July 2021 and it is preparing a format for the states to submit by October-end their list of priority population to be ...

Manhunt on to nab ex-DIG PK Dutta
GUWAHATI, Oct 4 - Even after 11 days, prime accused in the SI recruitment scam PK Dutta remains untraced despite Assam Police making all-out attempts. ...

UK, India joint ops targets online fraud
LONDON, Oct 4 - A recent joint operation against computer software service fraud offences between the UK and Indian security forces has led to raids on 10 suspect offices in six cities of India, according to UK authorities. ...

‘Grand alliance’ CM will be from Cong: Ajmal
GUWAHATI, Oct 4 - If the proposed opposition ‘grand alliance’ emerges victorious in the 2021 Assam Assembly polls, the next Chief Minister will be from the Congress, AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal said on Sunday. ...

Assam, Meghalaya to conduct joint surveillance
GUWAHATI, Oct 4 - Assam and Meghalaya have agreed to conduct joint verification of vehicles carrying forest produce, while a similar arrangement is on cards with two other neighbouring states – Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland. ...

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