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US, Pakistan, Bangladesh other countries express condolences over tragic death of Gen Rawat, others

Guwahati: Pakistan’s top military brass on Wednesday expressed condolences over the “tragic death” of India’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 others who died in a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu. Pakistan Army’s spokesman in a…

India, Russia discuss Afghanistan, condemn cross-border terrorism; ink deal on AK-203 rifles, 28 pacts

Guwahati: India and Russia on Monday discussed the evolving situation in Afghanistan, especially the security situation and its implications in the region, as they condemned the cross-border movement of terrorists and inked a deal for joint production of over six…

Nepal reports first two cases of Omicron variant

Guwahati: First two cases of people infected with the Omicron variant have been detected in Nepal. The Ministry of Health and Population’s assistant spokesperson Sameer Kumar Adhikari says the new variant that is terrorising the world of late has been…

New Covid Strain Named Omicron, Classified As “Variant Of Concern” By WHO

Guwahati: The World Health Organization on Friday declared the recently-discovered B.1.1.529 strain of Covid-19, first detected in southern Africa, to be a variant of concern and renamed it Omicron. The classification puts Omicron into the most-troubling category of Covid-19 variants,…

Canada to allow travellers vaccinated with Covaxin from November 30

Canada has approved the entry of travellers fully vaccinated with Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin from November 30. Recently, the Canadian government said, “…three additional Covid-19 vaccines approved for use by the World Health Organisation (WHO) will be accepted for travel to…

Several dead, 20 injured in US as SUV rams Christmas parade

In a sad incident, nearly five individuals were killed and more than 20 were injured when an SUV rammed into a Christmas parade in the US state of Wisconsin on Sunday. The spectators watched in horror as a vehicle plowed…

China downgrades diplomatic relations with Lithuania over Taiwanese Embassy

In a move that display’s China’s no-tolerance policy about its position on Taipei’s ‘territorial’ status, Beijing downgraded diplomatic relations with Lithuania on Sunday. The Chinese move comes after Lithuania allowed Taiwan to construct a de facto embassy in the Baltic…

Taliban begin paying salaries to govt. staff

Afghanistan’s Taliban authorities said Saturday they had begun paying government employees who had not received a pay cheque since the Islamists seized power and triggered a major financial crisis. Most government employees have yet to return to work and many…

Indian origin Kamala Harris became first woman to get presidential power in US

Washington : US Vice President Kamala Harris became the first woman with presidential power in the US on Friday, when President Joe Biden temporarily transferred power to her The power transfer took place while Biden was under anaesthesia for a…

Happy International Men’s Day: History, Significance and celebrations

Guwahati: Every year on November 19, International Men’s Day is celebrated across the world to appreciate men and boys for their contribution to the nation and society. International Men’s Day is celebrated to honour the men who are making positive…

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