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‘India needs a change’ says Javed Akhtar after meeting Mamata Banerjee in Delhi

New Delhi: Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar said on that there should be a change in the country given the tensions and issue of polarisation. Akhtar and actor Shabana Azmi met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who is on a…

Underworld don Chhota Rajan admitted to AIIMS-Delhi

Guwahati: Jailed underworld gangster Chhota Rajan was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here after he complained of a stomachache, officials said Thursday. A senior jail official said, “Rajan was having a stomachache and was admitted…

Tokyo Olympics archery: Atanu Das defeats Olympic champion Oh Jin-Hyek to progress to round of 16

Guwahati: Indian archer Atanu Das stunned Olympic champion Oh Jin-Hyek of South Korea 6-5 and progressed to the men’s individual round of 16 at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. Oh Jin-Hyek had won the men’s individual gold at London 2012 – the first South Korean to…

Tokyo Olympics: P.V. Sindhu enters quarterfinals

Guwahati: P V Sindhu sailed into the women’s singles quarterfinals after beating Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt in straight games at the Tokyo Olympics badminton competition here on Thursday. The 26-year-old Indian, who won a silver in the 2016 Rio Olympics, notched…

India reports 43,509 fresh COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

Guwahati: India reported 43,509 fresh COVID-19 infections, 38,465 recoveries in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday. With this, the total recoveries have reached 3,07,01,612 and the recovery rate now stands at…

Mumbai court rejects bail plea of Raj Kundra in pornography case

Guwahati: A Mumbai court on Wednesday dismissed Raj Kundra’s bail application in the case of producing and distributing pornographic content. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sudhir Bhajipale has rejected the bail plea of Raj Kundra. Mumbai police had objected to Raj…

6 dead, over 30 missing after cloudburst in J&K’s Kishtwar

Guwahati: At least six people died and more than 30 were reported missing after a cloudburst hit a remote village in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said. The incident took place on Wednesday morning at Honzar…

India reports 43,654 fresh COVID-19 in last 24 hours

Guwahati: India recorded more than 40,000 fresh COVID-19 cases, while its active caseload fell below 4,00,000 today, according to Union health ministry data. India recorded 43,654 new coronavirus infections that pushed its tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,14,84,605 while the number…

Basavaraj Bommai takes oath as Karnataka chief minister

Guwahati: BJP leader Basavaraj S Bommai took oath as the 23rd chief minister of Karnataka on Wednesday. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) legislature party elected Basavaraj Bommai as the successor of BS Yediyurappa who resigned from the top post on Monday.…

World Nature Conservation Day: History and significance

Guwahati: World Nature Conservation Day is observed on July 28 every year. The day marks the importance of nature and the environment. Special awareness campaigns are organized worldwide to acknowledge that a healthy environment is a foundation for a stable…

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