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A damaged vehicle following the uprooting of trees and an electric post near the Raj Bhavan in Shillong on Wednesday. – UB Photos
COVID-19 cases in India breach 68-lakh mark
NEW DELHI, Oct 8: India saw a single-day rise of 78,524 COVID-19 cases taking the virus caseload to over 68 lakh, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 58,27,704, according to the Union Health Ministry data update ...

Crematorium for dogs inaugurated in Delhi
NEW DELHI, Oct 8: A crematorium for dogs was on Wednesday inaugurated in south Delhi's Ghitorni by the area's mayor, officials said. ...

Ram Rath Yatra reaches Ayodhya from Rameswaram
AYODHYA (UP), Oct 8: A Ram Rath Yatra, which started in Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu last month, reached Ayodhya on Wednesday and its participants handed over a large bell for installation at the Ram temple. ...

Ex-CBI director commits suicide: Officials
NEW DELHI/SHIMLA, Oct 8: Former CBI director Ashwani Kumar allegedly committed suicide by hanging at his residence in Shimla on Wednesday, officials said. ...

Man kills another for passing lewd comments on wife
NEW DELHI, Oct 8: A 35-year-old man and his three friends were arrested here for allegedly killing a person who made "indecent remarks" on his wife, police said. ...

Baby boy born inside IndiGo Delhi-Bengaluru flight
NEW DELHI, Oct 8: A woman delivered a baby boy inside IndiGo's Delhi-Bengaluru flight on Wednesday, according to an official statement. ...

Djokovic, Kvitova enter French Open semis
PARIS, Oct 8: Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova have entered the semifinals on the ongoing French Open after registering contrasting wins in their respective quarterfinal matches. ...

US troops in Afghanistan should be home by Xmas: Trump
WASHINGTON, Oct 8: US President Donald Trump has hinted that American troops stationed in Afghanistan should be "home by Christmas", following an announcement last month that Washington would withdraw thousands of military personnel from the war-torn ...

Three IAF Balakot ops officers honoured with Yudh Seva Medal
NEW DELHI, Oct 8: Three Indian Air Force officers who took part in the Balakot operation last year received gallantry medals on the occasion of 88th Air Force Day on Thursday. ...

Tension at Nepal border, SSB jawans manhandled
PILIBHIT (UTTAR PRADESH), Oct 8: Confrontation between the 49th battalion of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel and Nepalese citizens has taken place near Sundar Nagar village in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit district, which has led to tension in the are ...

State to increase forest cover by 2000 sq km
GUWAHATI, Oct 7 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today announced that steps had been taken to link the Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary with Jeypore Reserve Forest and upgrade it into a national park with additional areas. The Chief Minister also ...

Bodo to be associate official language
GUWAHATI, Oct 7 - Bodo will be an associate official language for the State of Assam, while a Bodo Kachari Autonomous Welfare Council will be constituted outside the 6th Schedule Area for the welfare of the Bodo community. ...

6-day police custody for PK Dutta
GUWAHATI, Oct 7 - Prime accused in the Sub Inspector recruitment scam PK Dutta, who was arrested on Tuesday, was today produced before the Court of Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup (Metro) which remanded him to six-day police custody. Dutta, after being a ...

Court verdict in favour of Atul Bora, Keshab Mahanta
GUWAHATI, Oct 7 - Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) president Atul Bora and working president Keshab Mahanta would continue to hold their respective offices within the party, as per an order given today by Additional District Judge (1), Kamrup (Metro). ...

2 scientists win Nobel Prize in Chemistry
STOCKHOLM, Oct 7 - Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for developing a method of genome editing likened to molecular scissors that offer the promise of one day curing inherited diseases and even cancer. ...

India helping SE Asian countries to repair, restore archaeological sites
GUWAHATI, Oct 7 - As improving relations with the South East Asian countries hold the key to the success of the Act East Policy, the Government of India has started providing assistance, both financial and technical, to the neighbours to repair and r ...

Universities to conduct recruitments to admin depts
GUWAHATI, Oct 7 - The State government has decided to assign universities the job of conducting recruitments to various administrative departments. ...

India, Japan finalise pact for cooperation in 5G, AI
NEW DELHI, Oct 7 - India and Japan have finalised an ambitious agreement that provides for cooperation in 5G technology, artificial intelligence and an array of other critical areas as the two strategic partners vowed to further broadbase their ties ...

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