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10 Goa Cong MLAs join BJP, swearing-in of ministers on Friday

GOA: Ten Goa Congress MLAs, who shifted allegiance to BJP on Wednesday night, joined the party here on Thursday ahead of induction of some of them in the state Cabinet. They joined BJP in the presence of its Working President…

Lata Mangeshkar urges Dhoni not to retire

New Delhi: In a series of tweets on Thursday, veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar urged cricket legend M S Dhoni not  to retire from the game. “Namaskar M S Dhoni ji. Aaj kal main sun rahi hun ke Aap retire hona…

Sonowal reviews flood situation

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Thursday reviewed the prevailing flood situation which has claimed three lives and affected 2.5 lakh people in 11 districts of the state, officials said. The chief minister interacted through video conferencing with deputy commissioners…

11th batch of 5486 pilgrims leaves Jammu for Amarnath

Jammu: The eleventh batch of 5,486 Amarnath pilgrims left a base camp here on Thursday for the 3,880-metre-high cave shrine in south Kashmir, officials said. They said over 1.31 lakh pilgrims have paid obeisance at the shrine in the South…

Govt committed to disinvestment of Air India

New Delhi: The government is committed to disinvestment of Air India but wants the national carrier to remain in Indian hands, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday. Responding to a series of supplementaries during Question Hour, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep…

Mary Kom inspires me, I’m her biggest fan, says Chhetri

Ahmedabad: Talismanic Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri Thursday said he draws inspiration from legendary boxer MC Mary Kom’s unbelievable story and is the six-time World Champion’s biggest fan.  The 34-year-old striker, who has been in peak form in the…

Mizoram gears up to prevent JE entry from Assam

Aizawl: The Mizoram government is planning mass awareness drives and screening of visitors from Assam to prevent an outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in the state, a senior health department official said Thursday. The steps are being taken after the…

Manipur: Oil tanker drivers on strike over ‘dilapidated condition of highway’

Imphal (Manipur): Drivers of oil tankers, who work along the Imphal-Dimapur highway, are on strike over safety concerns due to the dilapidated condition of the highway. The highway has been badly affected by the landslides in the area. Deepak Singh,…

Assam: One active ULFA(I) cadre apprehended in Udalguri

GUWAHATI: Indian Army unit apprehended one active ULFA (I) Cadre along with arms and ammunition at Kathalbari, Udalguri, here on July 8, Indian Army’s Eastern Command said in a tweet on Wednesday. “Indian Army unit apprehended One active ULFA (I)…

5 dead due to Japanese Encephalitis, 9 from AES in Dibrugarh

Dibrugarh (Assam): As many as 189 cases of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) have been reported in Assam’s Dibrugarh, out of which 14 people have died. “A total of 189 cases of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) reported…

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