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Mai Handique, a 100-year-old resident of Mother’s Old Age Home, Hatigaon, is all smiles as she leaves the MMCH after recovering from COVID-19, on Wednesday. – UB
SSR case: CBI team back in Delhi, to meet AIIMS forensic board
NEW DELHI, Sept 17: Almost a month after the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) went to Mumbai to probe the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, it has returned to Delhi and will hold a meeting nex ...

Kerala Minister appears before NIA in gold smuggling case
KOCHI, Sept 17: Two days after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan gave a clean chit to State Higher Education Minister K T Jaleel in the Kerala gold smuggling case, the latter appeared before the NIA probe team on Thursday with the opposition int ...

Bolivia declares national emergency over forest fires
LA PAZ, Sept 17: Bolivia's Interim President Jeanine Anez has declared a national emergency after forest fires scorched more than half a million hectares in the region of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. ...

Army at LAC has adequate special clothes, tent, weapons: Rajnath
NEW DELHI, Sept 17: Special warm clothes, special tent for living and adequate arrangement of weapons and ammunition have been made for Indian Army soldiers to cope with the extreme weather conditions at the Line of Actual Control, Defence Minister R ...

PM devoted to service of the nation, welfare of poor: Amit Shah
NEW DELHI, Sep 17: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday extended birthday greetings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said the country's most popular leader is devoted to the service of the nation and welfare of the poor. ...

Sumeet Vyas to star in series on Indo-China war directed by Mahesh Manjrekar
MUMBAI, Sep 17: Actor Sumeet Vyas says his next project is a series on Indo-China war. The show has been directed by Mahesh Manjrekar. ...

Nagaland partially lifts ban on import of pigs
KOHIMA, Sep 17: The Nagaland government has decided to partially lift the ban imposed on the import of pigs, officials said on Thursday. ...

PM extends Mahalaya greetings to countrymen
NEW DELHI, Sep 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people on the occasion of Mahalaya on Thursday. ...

Centre approved anti-viral medicines to treat COVID-19 patients, says SC
NEW DELHI, Sep 17: The Supreme Court said there was an approval by the Central government on use of Remdesivir and Fabiparivir as medicines to treat COVID-19. ...

Mira Nair wins TIFF Tribute award, says important to tell our own stories
NEW DELHI, Sep 17: Mira Nair, two episodes of whose six-part television series "A Suitable Boy" will close the 45th Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, received the Jeff Skoll Award for Impact Media at a remotely conducted TIFF Tribute A ...

Indian man sentenced to life in UK for killing ex-partner in anger
LONDON, Sep 17: A 23-year-old Indian-origin man who stopped a police officer in the street and made comments implicating himself in an attack on his estranged partner has been sentenced to life imprisonment for her brutal murder by a UK court. ...

Modi turns 70, wishes pour in
NEW DELHI, Sep 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 70 on Thursday, and wishes poured in for the BJP leader from top dignitaries, including President and Vice President, Union ministers and leaders from across the political divide. ...

EU not acting in good faith over Brexit deal: British PM
LONDON, Sept 17: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told a parliamentary committee he did not believe the European Union (EU) was negotiating a Brexit deal with Britain in good faith. ...

California sees 7,860 wildfires, 3.4 mln acres burned this year
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 17: California has suffered 7,860 wildfires, which have burned more than 3.4 million acres (about 13,759 sq km) this year, state Governor Gavin Newsom said. ...

Villagers build bridge for SSB troops near UP-Nepal border
PILIBHIT, Sept 17: A group of villagers in Pilibhit have built a bamboo bridge for the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) troopers, about 200 metres from the Uttar Pradesh-Nepal border. ...

3 terrorists & woman killed in Kashmir gunfight
SRINAGAR, Sept 17: Three terrorists were killed and a woman died in an encounter that started Thursday morning at Batmalloo in Srinagar city, officials said. ...

India crosses 50-lakh mark from 40 lakh in 11 days
NEW DELHI, Sept 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, according to the Union Health Minist ...

Assam govt still studying Clause 6 report
NEW DELHI, Sept 16 - The Centre on Wednesday put the Assam government in a tight spot when it revealed that the Sarbananda Sonowal government is still studying the Clause 6 committee’s report. ...

Kapila Vatsyayan passes away
NEW DELHI, Sept 16 - Scholar, author and connoisseur of the arts Kapila Vatsyayan died at her Delhi home on Wednesday. She was 92. “She passed away at 9 am today at her home in Gulmohar Enclave, Kanwal Ali, secretary of the India International Centre ...

NHRC orders compensation to torture victim
GUWAHATI, Sept 16 - The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Assam government to pay compensation of Rs 1 lakh to one Shaukat Ali, who was tortured by miscreants in the presence of police personnel at Biswanath Chariali on April 7 ...

SOP ready for reopening of schools from Sept 21
GUWAHATI, Sept 16 - The education department today finalised the standard operating procedure (SOP) for reopening schools in the State under which classes from IX to XII will commence from September 21. All other classes will continue to remain suspe ...

Centre, State govts not interested in implemention: AASU
GUWAHATI, Sept 16 - The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) today alleged that Central and State governments betrayed the people of Assam on the issue of implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord. ...

Babri mosque demolition case verdict on Sept 30
LUCKNOW, Sept 16 - A special court here will deliver judgement on September 30 in the Babri Masjid demolition case, ruling whether BJP veterans like LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi were involved in razing the mosque in 1992. Judge SK Yadav on Wedne ...

Russia collaborates with Indian firm for Sputnik V trials
NEW DELHI, Sept 16 - The Russian Direct Investment Fund is collaborating with Indian pharma giant Dr Reddy’s Laboratories to conduct clinical trials of the Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 as well as its distribution, RDIF CEO Kirill Dmitriev said ...

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