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Samujjal Bhattacharyya addressing an AASU meeting in Jonai on Friday. – UB Photos
Dushyant's security beefed up in Haryana
CHANDIGARH, Oct 26: JJP chief Dushyant Chautala's security was intensified on Saturday after his party entered into a post-poll alliance with the BJP to claim formation of the government for a second consecutive term in Haryana. ...

US religious freedom official looking into Assam, Kashmir issues
NEW YORK, Oct 26: US Ambassador for Religious Freedom Samuel Brownback has said that he was looking into the citizenship issue in Assam and the situation in Kashmir and wanted to know more about them before raising it "in a constructive way". ...

Governor to celebrate Diwali with BSF personnel at Latitilla BOP
NILAMBAZAR, Oct 26: Assam Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi will celebrate the Diwali festival with the BSF at the Latitilla BOP in Karimganj district. He will visit the international border at Patherkandi tomorrow. ...

Trump reiterates commitment to defend religious freedom in Diwali message
NEW YORK, Oct 26: Sending out his Diwali greetings, US President Donald Trump has reiterated his commitment to defending religious liberties, which he said is a core tenet of the nation. ...

Steps being taken to amend Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act, 2016: Conrad K Sangma
SHILLONG, Oct 26: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said his government is taking steps to amend the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act (MRSSA), 2016 by balancing the need to achieve its objectives and ensuring that someone coming int ...

DC orders enquiry into nursing home affair
DIBRUGARH, Oct 26: Following a written complaint from Deputy Commissioner of Tirap, Arunachal Pradesh with regard to harassment of patients from the neighbouring state in Aditya Diagnostics and Hospitals here, Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha has ...

Were you a ghost in the room, Akbar's lawyer asks witness
NEW DELHI, Oct 26: A lawyer for senior scribe and former Union Minister MJ Akbar on Friday asked journalist Priya Ramani's friend, who was deposing in the defamation case against her, if she was a "ghost in the room" to remember the scene of an alleg ...

Deepotsav in Ayodhya on Saturday, 5.51 lakh diyas to be lit
LUCKNOW, Oct 26: The Yogi Adiyanath government of Uttar Pradesh will celebrate the annual Diwali event 'Deepotsav' on Saturday with the illumination of 5.51 lakh diyas or earthen lamps. The government will also launch schemes worth Rs 226 crore on th ...

India's family planning profile is unique: US Professor
JAIPUR, Oct 26: India's family planning profile is unique among many nations for different reasons, feels Professor Amy O. Tsui from the US based Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Institute. ...

What green crackers, ask Sivasaki's firecracker industry employees
SIVAKASI (Tamil Nadu), Oct 26: After a blanket ban on firecrackers by the Supreme Court in October 2018, workers and firecracker manufacturers were fearing for their livelihood and business. ...

Former DGP Khagen Sarma passes away
GUWAHATI, Oct 25 - Former Director General of Assam Police Khagen Sarma passed away this evening. ...

CM flags in first ever NCC Brahmaputra Sailing Expedition
GUWAHATI, Oct 25 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today flagged in the first ever Brahmaputra Sailing Expedition at Pandu Port here today, stated an official press release. ...

State panel to review detention centres
GUWAHATI, Oct 25 - The Assam government has formed a special review committee on the conditions prevailing in the State detention centres, a statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office said on Friday. ...

Cong, NCP not to back Sena
MUMBAI, Oct 25 - Chances of another BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra brightened on Friday as Opposition Congress and NCP ruled out aligning with the Shiv Sena to keep the BJP out of power. ...

AICC to decide on CAB after consultation
NEW DELHI, Oct 25 - The AICC is likely firm up its stand on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in consultation with PCC presidents of the northeastern States. ...

BJP-JJP seal deal for Haryana govt
NEW DELHI, Oct 25 - The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) on Friday sealed the deal for government formation in Haryana, with the latter’s Dushyant Chautala as the Deputy Chief Minister. ...

SC seeks Centre’s reply on plea for women’s entry in mosques
NEW DELHI, Oct 25 - The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre’s response by November 5 on a plea seeking entry of Muslim women in mosques across the country and claiming that such restriction was “unconstitutional” and violative of fundamental ri ...

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