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A flood-affected area at Jugijan in Hojai, as seen on Tuesday. – UB Photos
BJP's itch with allies is old
NEW DELHI, Oct 30: BJP, which is facing trouble from old alliance partner Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, does not have a great record when it comes to keeping its allies happy. ...

Gas Chamber Delhi: Air turns 'hazardous'
NEW DELHI, Oct 30: The air in the national capital turned hazardous as Delhi's air quality index (AQI) sharply deteriorated on Wednesday afternoon, three days after Diwali due to lack of wind speed that trapped pollutants turning the skyline hue into ...

Diplomatic blunder, says Congress over MEP's Kashmir visit
NEW DELHI, Oct 30: The Congress has come down heavily on the government for the visit of Members of the European Parliament to Kashmir. The Congress said that it is a "diplomatic blunder" facilitated by an "international business broker". ...

INX Media case: PC seeks interim bail after health worsens
NEW DELHI, Oct 30: Former Finance Minister P. Chidambram on Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking interim bail in the INX Media on health grounds. ...

Gold amnesty scheme soon to overcome limited success of earlier IDS
NEW DELHI, Oct 30: The government may soon announce an amnesty scheme for gold to bring hordes of black money used in buying the yellow metal considered a safe investment option in India. ...

RSS cancels all Nov events ahead of Ayodhya verdict
LUCKNOW, Oct 30: In view of the Supreme Court's verdict in the Ram Janmabhumi-Babri Masjid title dispute case on November 17, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has cancelled all its programmes lined up for the month of November and has asked its ...

Govt internationalised Kashmir issue: Congress
NEW DELHI, Oct 30: Amid the visit of European Parliament members to the Kashmir valley, the Congress targeted government saying it has internationalised Kashmir. ...

Polls to urban local bodies: A section of BJP leaders wants the party to go solo
GUWAHATI, Oct 30: With elections to urban local bodies (ULBs) of Assam scheduled to take place early next year, a large segment of State BJP leaders and cadres want the ruling party to go solo rather than having seat-sharing arrangement with the othe ...

Bringing intimate hygiene out of closet
NEW DELHI, Oct 30: As more and more Indian women are opening up about the hush-hush topic on feminine hygiene, the home-grown markets have seen a substantial growth in intimate hygiene product brands in recent years. ...

Shakib made a mistake & he's realised that: Bangladesh PM
NEW DELHI, Oct 30: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina insists star cricketer Shakib-al-Hasan "made a mistake" by not reporting the corrupt approaches made to him because of which he has been banned from all cricket for two years. ...

Microsoft's 'HAMS' automates driver license tests in India
NEW DELHI, Oct 30: Microsoft Research has developed a smartphone-based driving test system that leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence to make a fair analysis of a driver's ability before issuing him or her a license. ...

EU MPs in Kashmir to assess ground situation
SRINAGAR, Oct 29 - A delegation of 23 European Union MPs, on a two-day visit to assess the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, arrived here on Tuesday to a complete shutdown and clashes between people and security forces in several parts of the city and ...

CJI Gogoi-headed bench likely to deliver verdicts in key matters before Nov 17
NEW DELHI, Oct 29 - Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, who retires on November 17, is expected to deliver verdicts in several key matters, including the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute and petitions seeking review of the Rafale judgement ...

Floods hit over 65,000 in State
GUWAHATI, Oct 29 - A total of 171 villagers in 13 revenue circles of six districts have been hit by the fourth wave of floods in the State. According to a bulletin by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, a population of 65,098 in Nagaon, Go ...

Naga talks inconclusive for third time
NEW DELHI, Oct 29 - The negotiations between the Centre and NSCN(I-M) remained inconclusive for the third time on Tuesday. The two sides are now likely to meet ahead of the October 31 deadline. ...

Justice Bobde to be next CJI
NEW DELHI, Oct 29 - Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, second seniormost judge of the Supreme Court who will be the next Chief Justice of India (CJI), is recognised for handling several important matters, including the Ayodhya land dispute case – judgement ...

No let-up in noise level during Diwali
GUWAHATI, Oct 29 - Environmental and health concerns, appeals by authorities and enforcement drives by the administration did not have much impact on Diwali revellers in Guwahati. ...

Sena calls off meet with BJP
MUMBAI, Oct 29 - Hours after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis denied the Shiv Sena was assured post of the CM for 2.5 years as part of a power sharing “formula”, Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday cancelled his party’s meeting with the BJP on fo ...

India, Saudi Arabia ink several pacts
RIYADH, Oct 29: India and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday inked more than a dozen agreements in several key sectors including oil and gas, defence and civil aviation to bolster their ties as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held extensive talks with the Kingdom’ ...

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