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Europe: Hundreds of flights, train services hit by Storm Ciara

GUWAHATI: Hundreds of flights and train services were cancelled across northwest Europe on Monday as Storm Ciara swept in packing powerful winds after lashing Britain and Ireland, where tens of thousands of homes were left without power. Britain, which bore…

Nirmala Sitharaman to move Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Bill in Lok Sabha

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is scheduled to move the Direct Tax Vivad Se Vishwas Bill, 2020 in Lok Sabha on Monday. Sitharaman had earlier on February 5 introduced the bill which provides for a mechanism for resolution of…

Barack Obama’s production debut ‘American Factory’ wins Oscar

California: Former US President Barack Obama’s production debut ‘American Factory’ won the Academy Award for the Best Documentary feature on Sunday (local time). The film’s directors Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar and Jeff Reichert were all smiles as they lifted the…

Assam: Over 3.5 lakh students appear for HSLC 2020, Sec 144 imposed at exam centers

GUWAHATI:  A total of 3,58,446 students are appearing in the 2020 HSLC (matriculation) examination that started from today across 860 centers in Assam. This session’s examinations are being conducted under strict rules and regulations and section 144 (prohibits the assembly…

CM Sonowal inaugurates state-of-the-art swimming pool at Sainik School

GOALPARA: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday inaugurated a state-of-the-art Katari Swimming Pool at Sainik School, Goalpara. On the occasion, CM Sonowal was accorded a guard of honour by young cadets of the school. The official handle of CM…

BTC polls: Will tie up with ABSU if there is understanding over seat sharing says Hagrama

GUWAHATI: Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) chief Hagrama Mohilary on Sunday said that an understanding over seat sharing can result in a coalition with ABSU (All Bodo Students Union) for the upcoming BTC polls. The Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) is an…

‘Toy Story 4’ wins best Animated Feature Film at Oscars

California: ‘Toy Story 4’ took home the Best Animated Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday (local time). With this, the ‘Toy Story’ franchise has become the first to win two Oscars in the best-animated category. Back in…

Oscars 2020: Brad Pitt wins Best Supporting Actor for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

California: Suited up in a black tuxedo, Brad Pitt on Sunday (local time) won the Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of ‘Cliff Booth’ in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’. This award is Pitt’s first Oscar win…

Priyanka Chopra skips Oscars 2020, shares throwback photos of past Academy Awards

New Delhi: As the doors to Hollywood’s most glitzy gala event — the 92nd Academy Awards — threw open on Sunday (local time), actor Priyanka Chopra announced that she will not be making it to the red carpet this year.…

151 passengers screened for coronavirus at airports in Assam

Guwahati: As many as 151 passengers have been screened at various airports in the state for coronavirus till Sunday, informed Health and Family Welfare Department, Assam. “The state has strengthened the surveillance and control measures against the disease. Till date,…