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A child in traditional attire taking part in a cultural rally on the eve of the 567th birth anniversary of Srimanta Sankardeva, at Duliajan on Tuesday. – UB Photos
Accords on terrorism to space cooperation set stage for Modi's US visit
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS): India and US have set the stage for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's third summit with President Barack Obama with agreements to expand counter-terrorism cooperation to support for India's permanent membership of the Security ...

Owaisi plays Muslim card with Digvijaya
Hyderabad, Sep 23 (IANS): MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday described a picture posted by Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Twitter, showing his (Owaisi's) half face with the other half of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat as an insult to Muslims. ...


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Indian sailors stranded off Sharjah coast for eight months
Abu Dhabi, Sep 23 (IANS): Seventeen Indian sailors and their captain have been stranded on a ship anchored off the Sharjah coastline for the past eight months, a media report said on Wednesday. ...

Govt withdraws draft of encryption policy
NEW DELHI, Sept 22 - Beating a hasty retreat amid a massive public outcry, the government today withdrew the controversial draft policy that sought to make it mandatory for everyone to store all mobile and social media messages, including on WhatsApp ...

State-based NDFB(S) ultras want to surrender
GUWAHATI, Sept 22 - Under tremendous pressure due to sustained operations by police and security forces, the leaders and cadres of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (Songbijit), who are in Assam, sought permission from the headquarters of the ...

Portfolios of 13 Parliamentary secys allocated
GUWAHATI, Sept 22 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today allocated the portfolios of the 13 Parliamentary Secretaries, who were sworn in on September 16. ...

Sensation over ‘witch-killing’ in Salonibari
TEZPUR, Sept 22 - Sensation prevails here after an old woman was lynched by some villagers last night at Borghuli under Salonibari police outpost on suspicion of practising witchcraft. ...

Another expansion before Durga Puja
GUWAHATI, Sept 22 - The Tarun Gogoi ministry will have another expansion before Durga Puja, APCC president Anjan Dutta said today. ...

Gogoi expands ministry; Roy, Ahmod take oath
GUWAHATI, Sept 22 - With only around six-seven months to go before the next Assembly polls in the State and attempting to launch a rearguard action against aggressive politicking by the BJP and the AIDUF, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today expanded his ...

Centre clears USD 2.5 bn deal for military copters
NEW DELHI, Sept 22 - Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) today cleared a nearly USD 2.5 billion dollar deal for 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy-lift choppers with American ...

New finding on thunderstorm activities in NE
GUWAHATI, Sept 22 - Between 1995 and 2000, thunderstorm activities in Northeast India were high during the April-May pre-monsoon period. But now, these phenomena seem to have lingered in the region up to the month of September. This is a finding of a ...

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