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The Camels Back Road, where quarters of the Meghalaya Raj Bhavan staff are located, was closed to traffic after 41 employees tested positive for COVID-19, in Shillong on Tuesday. – UB Photos
Seva Saptah drive in Cachar to mark PM’s 70th birthday
SILCHAR, Sept 16: To celebrate the 70th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17, leaders and ministers of the Bharatiya Janata Party are taking part in a Seva Saptah drive to add fillip to the social concerns on cleanliness and envir ...

Arts scholar Kapila Vatsyayan dies in Delhi
NEW DELHI, Sep 16: Kapila Vatsyayan, renowned scholar of art history, architecture and Indian classical dance, died at her Delhi home on Wednesday. She was 91. ...

India's rank slips to 54th in terms of rise in housing prices: Report
NEW DELHI, Sep 16: India's rank slipped 11 places to 54th in terms of appreciation in residential prices, as housing rates declined nearly 2 per cent during June quarter compared with the year-ago period, according to property consultant Knight Frank ...

COVID-19 tally in India crosses 50-lakh mark
NEW DELHI, Sep 16: India's COVID-19 tally of cases galloped past 50 lakh, just 11 days after it crossed 40 lakh with 90,123 infections being reported in a day, while recoveries surged to 39,42,360 on Wednesday pushing the recovery rate to 78.53 per c ...

Silchar MP Rajdeep Roy meets Union Minister Prakash Javadekar to discuss infrastructure
SILCHAR, Sept 16: Silchar MP Dr Rajdeep Roy met Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi. ...

Army soldier, injured in Pak ceasefire violation, succumbs
JAMMU, Sept 16: An army soldier injured in Pakistan ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district succumbed in the hospital on Wednesday. ...

Nearly 550,000 children in US test positive for COVID-19
WASHINGTON, Sept 16: Nearly 550,000 children in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic, according to a new report of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association. ...

Will challenge Essential Commodities Act in court: Punjab CM
CHANDIGARH, Sept 16: Terming the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020, passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, a "direct and deliberate assault" by the Centre on the interests of the farmers, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said the Congress ...

Digvijay raises scarcity of oxygen for Covid patients in RS
NEW DELHI, Sept 16: Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Wednesday in the Rajya Sabha raised the issue of high prices and the black marketing of the oxygen cylinders. He claimed that the scarcity of the oxygen cylinders was causing the death of many pat ...

'Hawala' racket busted in Hyderabad, Rs 3.75 cr cash seized
HYDERABAD, Sept 16: Hyderabad police on Tuesday busted an alleged 'hawala' racket with the arrest of four persons and seized Rs 3.75 crore cash from them. ...

Indian troops ready to face ‘all contingencies’, says Rajnath
NEW DELHI, Sept 15 - Firmly articulating the government’s position on the tense Sino-India border row in eastern Ladakh, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said China has been very clearly conveyed that any attempt to “unilaterally” change the ...

State to take up paper mills issue with Centre
GUWAHATI, Sept 15 - The State government is likely to take up the issue of revival of the Hindustan Paper Corporation mills at Jagiroad and Panchgram with the Central government, in perhaps the last ditch effort to avoid liquidation of the paper mill ...

Revive paper mills, Ripun urges Centre
NEW DELHI, Sept 15 - Congress Rajya Sabha member Ripun Bora on Tuesday urged the Centre to immediately revive the two paper mills in Assam in keeping with the assurance given by the government. ...

AHRC directive to govt on deaths during CAB/CAA stir
GUWAHATI, Sept 15 - The Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has directed the State government to complete within one month the enquiry into the killing of four persons during the agitation against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) and the Citiz ...

HC show-cause notice to Centre, State, NHAI
GUWAHATI, Sept 15 - Nearly a year after The Assam Tribune reported large-scale discrepancy hinting what could turn out to be one of the biggest land acquisition compensation scams in the name of four-lane road project in the Dimapur-Assam port ...

India’s role in production of COVID vaccine critical, says Bill Gates
NEW DELHI, Sept 15 - Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has said India’s willingness to play a “big role” in manufacturing COVID-19 vaccine and allow it to supply to other developing countries will be a critical part in containing the pandemic glo ...

Curbs on illegal migrants to continue
NEW DELHI, Sept 15 - The Centre on Tuesday clarified that restrictions on movement of illegal migrants will continue till they are deported from the country. ...

BSF-BGB talks in Dhaka today
NEW DELHI, Sept 15 - The Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) will discuss host of issues including illegal migration to India at the 50th Director General Level Border Co-ordination Conference in Dhaka that gets underway fro ...

State has reached COVID-19 community transmission stage, claims Dr UC Sarma
GUWAHATI, Sept 15 - Assam is facing an explosive situation as COVID-19 pandemic has reached the community transmission stage and all sections of people will have to remain very alert and strictly follow the guidelines issued by the Government to prot ...

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