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Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal offering prayers during Biswakarma Puja celebration at BJP office, Guwahati on Wednesday. - UB Photos
Vinesh qualifies for Tokyo Olympics, Pooja stays in hunt for second World medal
NUR-SULTAN (Kazakhstan), Sept 19: Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian wrestler to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics while Pooja Dhanda gave herself a chance to become the country's only female wrestler to win two World Championships medals. ...

Sindhu advances after easy win over Li Xuerui, Saina crashes out
CHANGZHOU (China), Sept 19: Reigning world champion P V Sindhu sailed into the pre-quarterfinals with a convincing win over former Olympic gold-medallist Li Xuerui but Saina Nehwal crashed out of the China Open Super 1000 tournament. ...

Nowhere in the world people sent to gas chambers to die, says SC on manual scavenging
NEW DELHI, Sept 19: Expressing serious concern over people dying during manual scavenging and sewage cleaning in India, the Supreme Court said nowhere in the world people are sent to "gas chambers to die". ...

Pakistan urges international community to take note of India's aggressive posturing to retake PoK
ISLAMABAD, Sept 19: Pakistan has urged the international community to take note of India's aggressive posturing about taking "physical jurisdiction" of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, warning that such "belligerent" statements have the potential to furthe ...

Trump, Modi joint address truly historic tribute to Indian-Americans' contributions
WASHINGTON, Sept 19: US President Donald Trump's decision to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the mega 'Howdy Modi' rally in Houston over the weekend is a truly historic tribute to the contributions of the Indian-Americans, a top US diplomat has ...

Govt issues ordinance to ban e-cigarettes
NEW DELHI, Sept 19: The Government on Thursday issued an ordinance to ban e-cigarettes making the production, import, export, transport, sale or advertisements of such "alternative" smoking devices a cognizable offence attracting jail term and fine. ...

Man nabbed by Army on spying charges
GURDASPUR, Sept 19: A resident of Tibri village here was nabbed by Army officials for allegedly providing photographs of the cantonment area and the underconstruction Kartarpur corridor to someone in Pakistan, police said on Thursday. ...

NHRC issues notice to Assam CS, DGP
GUWAHATI, Sep 18 (IANS): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Assam Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police to submit a detailed report on the alleged torture of three women inside a police station in the state. ...

Idea that Hindi can alone unite India dangerous: Chidambaram
NEW DELHI, Sep 18 (PTI): Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, who is lodged in Tihar Jail, on Wednesday said the idea that Hindi alone can unite the people of the country is a dangerous trend. ...

Tabrez lynching case: Murder charge back on all accused
RANCHI, Sep 18 (PTI): Eight days after the Jharkhand police dropped the murder charge against 11 accused in the mob lynching case of young Muslim man Tabrez Ansari, they brought back the same charge on the accused on Wednesday after obtaining a fresh ...

SC gets four new judges; strength reaches 34
NEW DELHI, Sep 18 (PTI): Four new judges were appointed to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, taking its strength to 34, the highest-ever. ...

NRC to be introduced throughout country: Shah
RANCHI, Sep 18 (PTI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday asserted that the NRC will be introduced throughout India and all illegal immigrants will be thrown out of the country through legal means. ...

Man, wanted in fake currency case, nabbed after 35 years
MUMBAI, Sep 18 (PTI): Mumbai Police's crime branch has arrested a 63-year-old man who was on the run for 35 years for alleged involvement in a fake currency case. ...

Day 45: Some semblance of normalcy in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Sep 18 (PTI): The situation in Kashmir showed some signs of normalcy on Wednesday with more private vehicles plying on roads and street vendors resuming their business though markets and commercial establishments remained shut and students ...

New documentary on village split by India-Bangladesh fence
MUMBAI, Sep 18 (IANS): Subimal Bhattacharjee, who had produced director Utpal Borpujari's documentary "Memories Of A Forgotten War", is coming up with "In Spite Of The Fence", a short documentary film made in a village called Mahadevpur part 3 in Kat ...

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