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An army convoy carrying military supplies on its way to Ladakh amid border tension with China, at Manali-Leh highway, on Saturday. – PTI
Taj Mahal, Agra Fort to reopen on Monday after 6 months
AGRA, Sept 20: India's star tourist attraction, the 17th-century monument of love, the Taj Mahal, and the Agra Fort, are all set to reopen on Monday, after an unprecedented closure for six months, due to Covid-19 pandemic. ...

UP Police constable suspended for beating 'Divyang' man
KANNAUJ (Uttar Pradesh), Sept 20: An Uttar Pradesh Police constable was suspended late on Saturday night after a video clip showed him thrashing a differently-abled man in Kannauj. ...

Two Maoists killed in Telangana encounter
HYDERABAD, Sept 20: Two Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire with police in Telangana's Komaram Bheem Asifabad district, police said on Sunday. ...

Daily coronavirus cases in UK hit 4-month high
LONDON, Sept 20: With 4,422 fresh cases, the number of single-day coronavirus infections in the UK has hit a four-month record high since May, taking the overall tally to 390,358, official statistics showed. ...

Indian Army cares for its bravehearts
GUWAHATI, Sept 20: As part of its humanitarian act, the Indian Army has released a one-time grant of Rs 5 lakh from the Army Central Welfare Fund (ACWF) to the family of one of its bravehearts Subedar Gandhi Ram Rajbongshi, who lost his life while se ...

Man arrested for duping 600 people of Rs 60 crore
LUCKNOW, Sep 20: The Uttar Pradesh policearrested a man for allegedly duping over 600 people of around Rs 60 crore on the promise of a 60 percent return on their investments. ...

Poultry farms cause pollution, can't be exempted from regulation: NGT
NEW DELHI, Sep 20: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to revisit the guidelines for classifying poultry farms as Green category industry and exempting their regulation under various laws. ...

Indian among six indicted in Amazon bribery case in US
WASHINGTON, Sep 20: Six people, including an Indian national and an Indian-American, were indicted by a US grand jury with conspiring to pay over USD 100,000 in commercial bribes to employees and contractors of Amazon for unfair competitive advantage ...

No decision to discontinue printing of Rs 2000 note: Finance Ministry
NEW DELHI, Sep 20: The Finance Ministry informed the Lok Sabha that no decision has been taken to discontinue the printing of Rs 2,000 denomination currency notes. ...

Centre rejects study which claims India is world's largest emitter of anthropogenic sulphur dioxide
NEW DELHI, Sep 20: The Environment Ministry on Saturday rejected the findings of a study which claimed that India is the world's largest emitter of anthropogenic sulphur dioxide (SO2) and informed the Rajya Sabha that 18 units for flue-gas desulphuri ...

Defer BTC polls, govt tells poll panel
GUWAHATI, Sept 19 - The State government has written to the State Election Commission to defer the BTC polls in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

NIA busts al-Qaeda terror module; 9 held
NEW DELHI/KOLKATA/KOCHI, Sept 19 - The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday said it has unearthed a Pakistan-sponsored al-Qaeda terror module in India and arrested nine people planning to undertake attacks at vital installations at multipl ...

Parliament session likely to be curtailed
NEW DELHI, Sept 19 - The ongoing monsoon session of Parliament is likely to be curtailed and may end by the middle of next week in view of the threat of the COVID-19 spread among parliamentarians, official sources said on Saturday. At a meeting of th ...

Govt announces free critical treatment for children
GUWAHATI, Sept 19 - To mark the 70th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the State health department is facilitating free treatment to 70 children, in need of either cardiac surgery or bone marrow transplant. ...

BSF, BGB to share info on illegal activities
NEW DELHI, Sept 19 - The Border Security Force (BSF) and the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) have agreed to share real time information on illegal activities across the international border with each other expeditiously through formal and informal cha ...

Gaining people’s faith biggest challenge for AJP, says Bhuyan
GUWAHATI, Sept 19 - Gaining faith of the people will be the biggest challenge for Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP), admitted Jagadish Bhuyan, the State coordinator of the new regional party. He also said that the party would have to chalk out a detailed a ...

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