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A brown heron perched on a tree, in Guwahati on Sunday afternoon. – UB Photos
Thane building crash: 10 dead, 25 rescued
THANE (Maharashtra), Sept 21: Ten people were killed, several injured and more than two dozen were feared trapped after a three-storey building crashed in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi, around 60 km north of Mumbai, early on Monday, officials said. ...

Opp forces 2 RS adjournments after suspension of 8 MPs
NEW DELHI, Sept 21: The opposition forced two adjournment of the upper house after the suspension of its members on Monday. ...

Top Indian and Chinese military commanders to meet today
NEW DELHI, Sept 21: Top Indian and Chinese military commanders will meet on Monday at Moldo to discuss the border dispute, especially in the Pangong Lake area, in eastern Ladakh, sources said. This would be the sixth meeting between two military comm ...

New Zealand relaxes Covid-19 restrictions
WELLINGTON, Sept 21: New Zealand's largest city Auckland will ease restrictions on gatherings at midnight Wednesday, moving down from Covid-19 Alert Level 2.5 to 2, with the rest of the country moving down from Alert Level 2 to Level 1 from Monday mi ...

TikTok rival Chingari claims 30 million downloads in 3 months
NEW DELHI, Sept 21: Short-video sharing platform Chingari on Monday claimed it has garnered more than 30 million organic users on its platform in just three months. ...

Assam musician Bibhuranjan Choudhury dies at 71
GUWAHATI, Sep 21: Renowned music composer Bibhuranjan Choudhury died on Sunday after a prolonged battle with cancer, coupled with other complications, his family said. He was 71. ...

Pakistan denies visa to Indian diplomat
NEW DELHI, Sep 21: Pakistan has denied visa to senior diplomat Jayant Khobragade who was set to be appointed as acting head of Indian High Commission in Islamabad, people familiar with the development said on Sunday. ...

7 new cases push Mizoram's COVID-19 tally to 1,585
AIZAWL, Sep 21: Seven more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking the northeastern state's caseload to 1,585 on Monday, a health official said. ...

Actor Payal Ghosh alleges Anurag Kashyap sexually harassed her, director calls the claims baseless
MUMBAI, Sep 21: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Sunday said the sexual harrassment allegations levelled against him by actor Payal Ghosh are baseless . ...

Overall COVID-19 deaths per million population in India low compared to other countries: Govt
NEW DELHI, Sep 21: The overall number of cases and deaths per million population due to COVID-19 in the country is low compared to similarly affected countries, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey told Rajya Sabha. ...

Schools in State to reopen from today
GUWAHATI, Sept 20 - Schools in the State will reopen tomorrow, six months after they were closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, formal classes will resume only for Class IX, X, XI and XII standard students from tomorrow. While the Centra ...

Centre wants Clause 6 report examined by legal experts
NEW DELHI, Sept 20 - The Centre on Sunday asked the Assam government to have the Clause 6 committee’s report examined by constitutional experts even as it conveyed its decision to support the State government in the Supreme Court calling for partial ...

RS passes 2 farm Bills amid ruckus
NEW DELHI, Sept 20 - Rajya Sabha on Sunday passed two key farm Bills amid a bedlam as opposition members charged towards the podium of the presiding officer, flung the rule book at him, tore official papers and heckled him over their demand for a div ...

3 killed in car-train collision
GUWAHATI, Sept 20 - In a tragic incident, three persons belonging to the same family lost their lives when a car they were travelling in was hit by a goods train at an ‘unauthorised’ crossing near Boko this afternoon. ...

Call to revamp bus network in NE
NEW DELHI, Sept 20 - BJP Rajya Sabha MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa on Sunday underscored the urgent need to revamp the bus network transportation system in the North East. ...

Centre rejects NSCN(I-M)’s flag, constitution demand
GUWAHATI, Sept 20 - The Government of India is ready to sign peace accord with the rebel groups of Nagaland but it will depend on the leadership of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (I-M) as the outfit is insisting on separate flag and consti ...

Assam Police recruitment paper leaked, probe ordered
GUWAHATI, Sept 20 - The question paper of the written exam for 597 posts of sub-inspector in the Assam Police was leaked and authorities cancelled the test on Sunday minutes after it had commenced across the State, officials said. ...

KMSS to form political party within September
GUWAHATI, Sept 20 - Unable to garner support from the AASU, AJYCP and newly-formed AJP in formation of a common platform to oust the ruling BJP in the coming Assam Legislative Assembly election, the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) and 70 other or ...

Temperatures soar across State
GUWAHATI, Sept 20 - Mercury shot up abnormally across the State since Saturday, but the weather office said that the temperatures are expected to fall due to thunderstorm activity forecast from Monday. ...

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