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Song on Koch Rajbongshi of Assam

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Song on Koch Rajbongshi of Assam

Mumbai, August 21 (IANS): Assamese musician Joi Barua will soon unveil a song which is a tribute to Koch Rajbongshi, an indigenous community of Assam. The song, “Na Jujor Ronuwa – the rebirth of the Koches”, and its video will be out by mid-September. “The contribution of the Koch dynasty towards Assamese history has been […]

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Muguruza destroys Halep, Dimitrov downs Kyrgios in Cincinnati finals

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Muguruza destroys Halep, Dimitrov downs Kyrgios in Cincinnati finals

Ohio, August 21 (IANS): Spanish tennis star Garbiñe Muguruza, the fourth seed, blasted past Romania’s Simona Halep in the final at the Premier 5 tennis tourney in Cincinnati, wiping her rival from the court with back-to-back 6-1, 6-0 set wins. Muguruza needed only 56 minutes to grab her second title so far this year, after […]

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Australia winner of 2017 FIBA Asia Cup

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Australia winner of 2017 FIBA Asia Cup

Beirut, August 21 (IANS): Australia was crowned the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 basketball champions following a 79-56 victory over Iran in the final, while South Korea clinched the third place with a win over New Zealand 80-71. Australia started the game as they meant to go on, jumping out to a 12-2 lead and convincingly […]

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‘352 km Mizoram NH to boost ties with Myanmar; provide new trade route’

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on ‘352 km Mizoram NH to boost ties with Myanmar; provide new trade route’

New Delhi, August 21 (IANS): Aiming to strengthen India’s geo-strategic stand and transform the northeastern region into an economic powerhouse, the Centre has cleared a Rs 6,167 crore upgrade of a 352-km National Highway (NH) in Mizoram that will improve economic connectivity to Myanmar as also create an alternate trade route for mainland traders doing […]

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Spain twin attack toll reaches 15, suspected van driver named

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Spain twin attack toll reaches 15, suspected van driver named

Madrid, August 21 (IANS): The death toll in the Spain double attacks climbed to 15 on Monday as authorities confirmed the identity of the suspected driver of a van that ploughed into pedestrians in Barcelona. The manhunt for the attacker was extended across Europe, a government official said. Officials said that Younes Abouyaaqoub, a 22-year-old […]

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10 sailors missing after US destroyer collision near Singapore

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Singapore, August 21 (IANS): Ten US Navy sailors were missing and five were injured after a US Navy guided missile destroyer collided with an oil tanker near Singapore on Monday, officials said. The destroyer USS John S. McCain was sailing towards east of Singapore for a routine visit and preparing to stop in the port […]

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Supporting Trump a ‘suicidal act’, N. Korea tells Australia

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Supporting Trump a ‘suicidal act’, N. Korea tells Australia

Pyongyang, August 21 (IANS): North Korea has warned Australia that it has committed a “suicidal act” by committing its troops to help the US in any conflict over Pyongyang’s nuclear programme and by joining military exercises with US and South Korean forces. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull earlier this month vowed that his country’s military […]

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Nigeria to intensify fight against Boko Haram: President

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Abuja, August 21 (IANS): Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said his government will work to reinforce and reinvigorate the fight against terror group Boko Haram, which is attempting attacks on soft targets. Buhari, in his first official broadcast to the nation since returning from a 104-day medical vacation in London, urged security agencies not […]

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Protest in Hong Kong against jailing of pro-democracy leaders

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Protest in Hong Kong against jailing of pro-democracy leaders

Hong Kong, August 21 (IANS): Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong to protest against the jailing of three pro-democracy leaders for their involvement in the 2014 anti-government occupation known as the umbrella movement, the media reported. Last week a Hong Kong court sentenced Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow — […]

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Sonic attacks in Cuba hit more US, Canadian diplomats

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Sonic attacks in Cuba hit more US, Canadian diplomats

Washington, August 21 (IANS): A higher number of US and Canadian diplomats along with their families are believed to have been attacked by a mystery sonic weapon in Havana, Cuba, than initially believed, the media reported. More than 10 US diplomats and family members have received treatment after months of harassing attacks, which began in […]

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