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Wetland conservation: HC directs Assam govt to file affidavit

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Wetland conservation: HC directs Assam govt to file affidavit

Guwahati, Feb. 23: The Gauhati High Court today directed the Assam government and civic authorities here to file affidavits on protection and conservation of wetlands in the city. A division bench of justices Hrishikesh Roy and Nelson Sailo, after hearing a public interest litigation filed by eminent journalist and author Homen Borgohain and three others, […]

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NRL inks pact with technology partner Chempolis Oy of Finland

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on NRL inks pact with technology partner Chempolis Oy of Finland

Guwahati, Feb 23: Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has signed a framework agreement with its technology partner Chempolis Oy of Finland. The framework agreement undertakes to implement the Bio Refinery Project in two phases, a release issued by NRL today said. Phase-I of the project, scheduled to be completed within six months, would involve basic engineering […]

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TMC will not allow anti-Left votes to split in Tripura: Sudip

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on TMC will not allow anti-Left votes to split in Tripura: Sudip

Agartala, Feb 23 : Tripura Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Roy Burman today said his party will not let anti-Left votes to split in next year’s Assembly elections. “We have to oust the Left Front government from the helm of affairs in the 2018 Assembly elections to give relief to people. We will not let the […]

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New-look Indian shooting team seeks change in fortunes

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on New-look Indian shooting team seeks change in fortunes

New Delhi, Feb. 23: Banking, besides form and talent, on their familiarity with the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range and their fancied opponents’ lack of the same, it will rather be, in a departure from the norm, three unheralded trios that will begin India’s campaign in the season’s first ISSF World Cup beginning here tomorrow. […]

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Sonia stayed away from UP campaign fearing defeat, says Venkaiah Naidu

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Sonia stayed away from UP campaign fearing defeat, says Venkaiah Naidu

Ballia (UP), Feb. 23: Congress president Sonia Gandhi stayed away from electioneering in Uttar Pradesh as she feared electoral reverses, Union minister Venkaiah Naidu said today. Addressing an election meeting here, he said Gandhi is “aware that her party is not in a position to win”. “Sonia Gandhi is not coming for electioneering as she […]

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Akhilesh Yadav scared of donkeys of Gujarat: PM Narendra Modi

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Akhilesh Yadav scared of donkeys of Gujarat: PM Narendra Modi

Bahraich (UP), Feb. 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said he was amused that Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was “afraid” of the donkeys of Gujarat but he on his part takes inspiration from the “loyal” and “hard working” animal. Responding to the donkey remarks made by the UP chief minister at a poll meeting in […]

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Donald Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Donald Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance

LGBT activists hold a protest outside Trump Tower in protest against President Donald Trump’s policies

AP/PTI Washington, Feb 22: Transgender students on Wednesday lost federal protections that allowed them to use school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, as the Donald Trump administration stepped into a long-simmering national debate. The administration came down on the side of states’ rights, lifting Barack Obama-era federal guidelines that had been characterized […]

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BBC journalist faces five years jail for Thailand reporting

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on BBC journalist faces five years jail for Thailand reporting

AFP/PTI Bangkok, Feb 23: A British journalist with the BBC faces up to five years in a Thai jail after a lawyer brought a criminal defamation case against him over an investigation into fraud on a popular tourist island. Rights groups say the case is the latest example of how Thailand’s broad defamation and computer […]

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Seven new Earth-like planets discovered, may host life: NASA

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Seven new Earth-like planets discovered, may host life: NASA

Washington, Feb 23: Astronomers have discovered the first known system of seven Earth-sized planets around a single star – located a mere 40 light years away – that could have liquid water, and possibly host alien life. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where […]

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Indians largest group of foreign skilled workers in UK

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Indians largest group of foreign skilled workers in UK

London, Feb 23: Indians were the largest group of skilled workers granted visas to live and work in the UK last year at 57 per cent, according to official figures released here today. The Home Office said Indians accounted for 53,575 skilled work visas granted in 2016, and US nationals were the second largest group […]

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