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CITU activists staging a protest for fulfilment of their demands at Dergaon in Golaghat district on Tuesday. – UB Photos
UN chief calls for fighting misinformation to tackle COVID-19
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged joint efforts to address the infodemic, mitigating the harm done to people by misinformation and disinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

PIL in HC seeks action against Twitter for promoting Khalistan
NEW DELHI, Sept 24: A PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking action against social media giant Twitter for being allegedly involved in a conspiracy to promote the separatist Khalistan movement. ...

Russia condemns US calls for coalition against Nord Stream 2
MOSCOW, Sept 24: Russia condemns US calls for the creation of a coalition against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said. ...

Father beaten to death for protesting daughter's harassment
MORADABAD (Uttar Pradesh), Sept 24: A 45-year-old father was allegedly beaten to death by friends and family members of a man, who had been harassing the victim's minor daughter. ...

Over 57L Covid cases, above 91K deaths in India
NEW DELHI, Sept 24: With a spike of 86,508 coronavirus cases in 24 hours India's tally on Thursday reached 57,32,518 and there were 1,129 deaths in one day. ...

Batting at number 7 is not leading from front: Gambhir lashes out at Dhoni
NEW DELHI, Sep 24: Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not lead from the front by dropping himself down the batting order during a mammoth chase, opined former India batsman Gautam Gambhir, tearing into CSK captain's decision to bat at number seven against Raja ...

Pakistani-American arrested for illegally exporting computer equipment to Pak's atomic body
WASHINGTON, Sep 24: A 65-year-old Pakistani-American has been arrested for allegedly exporting high-performance computer equipment and software application solutions from the US to Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission without necessary government approv ...

Kamala Harris 'grossly incompetent'; surprised after she was chosen vice president nominee: Trump
WASHINGTON, Sep 24: US President Donald Trump has termed Senator Kamala Harris as "grossly incompetent," saying he was surprised when his Democratic rival Joe Biden picked her as his running mate in the November 3 presidential election. ...

CRPF jawan injured in militant attack in J-K
SRINAGAR, Sept 24: A CRPF jawan was injured and his service rifle taken away by militants in an attack in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, police said. ...

Militant killed in encounter in J&K's Pulwama
SRINAGAR, Sep 24: An unidentified militant was killed on Thursday in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. ...

Border Police drive to detect foreigners remains suspended
GUWAHATI, Sept 23 - Foreign nationals living illegally in Assam are getting a breathing space as the drive by Border Police personnel deployed in different districts to detect them remained suspended, while, the Foreigners Tribunals have also not bee ...

Opp urges President not to sign farm Bills
NEW DELHI, Sept 23 - Stepping up the offensive against the government over the passage of farm bills, 18 Opposition parties on Wednesday urged President Ram Nath Kovind not to sign the contentious bills and alleged that they were passed “unconstituti ...

MoS Railways Suresh Angadi dies of COVID
NEW DELHI, Sept 23 - Minister of State for Railways and Karnataka BJP MP Suresh Angadi passed away on Wednesday, days after he tested positive for COVID-19. The 65-year-old passed away at around 8 pm at the AIIMS trauma centre which has been converte ...

SI recruitment case: several persons held
GUWAHATI, Sept 23 - The crime branch of Guwahati police on Wednesday arrested one Kushal Das and apprehended around five persons in connection with the Assam Police SI (Unarmed Branch) recruitment case. ...

State to go for targeted COVID testing
GUWAHATI, Sept 23 - The number of COVID-19 tests conducted in the State may go up soon as the State Health authorities are planning to carry out targeted testing of people. ...

Parliament passes 3 labour reform Bills
NEW DELHI, Sept 23 - Parliament today approved three key labour reform Bills that will remove impediments to winding up of companies and allow firing of staff without government permission in firms with up to 300 workers from the existing 100, a move ...

NCB summons Deepika, Sara, Shraddha in drugs case
MUMBAI, Sept 23 - The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), which is probing an alleged Bollywood-drugs nexus, has summoned actors Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh for questioning, an official said on Wednesday. The NC ...

Centre urged to expedite Trilateral Highway project
NEW DELHI, Sept 23 - Asom Gana Parishad MP Biren Baishya on Wednesday urged the Centre to complete the Trilateral Highway project connecting North East India with Myanmar and Thailand immediately. Making a Special Mention in the Rajya Sabha today, Ba ...

CM launches rural connectivity scheme
GUWAHATI, Sept 23 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today launched the Mukhyamantrir Grammya Paribahan Achoni and distributed vehicles under the scheme to beneficiaries at a programme here. ...

Mental health facility for Central jails in State
GUWAHATI, Sept 23 - Jails in Assam, where the prevalence rate of psychological disorders has always been on the higher side, will soon have a first-of-its-kind full-fledged mental care hospital, a facility which very few jails in India can boast of. ...

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