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Devout offering Eid-uz-Zuha (Bakrid) namaz at Nagaon, on Saturday. – UB Photos
Modi promotes four to Cabinet, inducts 9 new faces in government
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS): Four Ministers of State -- Dharmendra Pradhan, Piyush Goyal, Nirmala Sithraman and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi -- were on Sunday promoted to the Cabinet and nine new faces, including four former bureaucrats, became Ministers of State ...

Sitharaman new Defence Minister, Piyush gets Railways
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS): Nirmala Sitharaman was on Sunday named India's Defence Minister in a reshuffle-cum-expansion of his ministry carried out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that also saw Piyush Goyal take charge of Indian Railways. ...

Woman as Defence Minister sends global message: Jaitley
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday hailed appointment of Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as the country's first, full-fledged Defence Minister, saying it sends "a message globally". ...

BRICS Summit begins in China, Modi-Xi meet likely
Xiamen (China), Sep 3 (IANS): The 9th BRICS Summit began here on Sunday, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping expected to meet on the sidelines of the three-day event. ...

It may take ATMs three months to dispense Rs 200 notes
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS): While the RBI launched the 200-rupee note a week ago, it may take up to three months for ATMs to start dispensing the new denomination currency as it will involve a huge exercise of recalibration. ...

North Korea claims successful test of hydrogen bomb
Pyongyang, Sep 3 (IANS): North Korea on Sunday said that it successfully conducted a test of a hydrogen bomb that can be loaded onto a intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), state-media media reported. ...

2 women traffickers arrested in Manipur
Imphal, Sep 3 (IANS): Three human traffickers, including two women, were arrested early on Friday in Manipur when they were transporting three tribal women to Thailand, police said. ...

9 new faces to take oath as ministers
NEW DELHI, Sept 2 - Nine new ministers including former IFS officer Hardeep Puri, ex-Mumbai Police chief Satyapal Singh and retired IAS officer Alphons Kannanthanam will be inducted into the Union Council of Ministers tomorrow as part of a major reva ...

Take over Louis Berger case: HC to CBI
GUWAHATI, Sept 2 - The Gauhati High Court has directed the Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate the high-profile Louis Berger bribery case. ...

Eid-uz-Zuha celebrated across State
GUWAHATI, Sept 2 - Eid-uz-Zuha, also called Bakr Eid – the holy festival of the Muslims marked by animal sacrifice – was celebrated across the State along with the rest of the country today. ...

Assam last NE State to start Aadhaar works
GUWAHATI, Sept 2 - The process of providing Aadhaar cards to the citizens gained momentum in most of the states of the Northeast, while the enrolment process in Assam is scheduled to start only from December 1. The Assam Cabinet took the decision of ...

Major TEs declare 20% puja bonus
DIBRUGARH, Sept 2 - In spite of the fact that the tea industry incurred losses this financial year due to unfavourable weather conditions, major tea industries in the State have declared puja bonus for the workers at 20 per cent, Dileshwar Tanti, gen ...

BRICS Summit begins today
XIAMEN (CHINA), Sept 2 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive here tomorrow for the BRICS Summit, where he is likely to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping, days after the two countries ended their 73-day standoff in the Doklam area. ...

Problems in securing ISO code for Assamese script remain
GUWAHATI, Sept 2 - The problems faced by the Assamese script in securing a separate code chart in the Geneva-based International Organization for Standardization (ISO) seems far from over. The Assamese script needs a separate identity in the ISO to b ...

WB police carried out op without permission: Sikkim police
GANGTOK, Sept 2 - South Sikkim district police on Friday alleged that West Bengal police had, posing as tourists, entered its jurisdiction, shot dead a Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporter and arrested four leaders of the outfit. ...

Transgender community sees ray of hope in Supreme Court judgement
NEW DELHI, Sept 2 - India’s transgender community hopes that the recent Supreme Court judgement on privacy will not just strike down a law against homosexuality, but also change mindsets on gender identities and sexual choices. ...

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