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Indo-Bangla land pact: 68 yrs after Independence, another freedom at midnight
01 Aug 2015 05:00 - News Post

At midnight, the Tricolor would have been unfurled in these enclaves, at half-mast because India is mourning former President APJ Abdul Kalam....

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Indo-Bangla pact: 68 years after Independence, another freedom at midnight
01 Aug 2015 04:00 - News Post

At midnight, the Tricolor would have been unfurled in these enclaves, at half-mast because India is mourning former President APJ Abdul Kalam....

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Petrol price cut by Rs 2.43; diesel by Rs 3.60
31 Jul 2015 23:00 - News Post

Petrol and diesel prices were revised on Friday - petrol rates were cut by Rs 2.43 per litre and diesel was slashed by Rs 3.60 per litre....

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Why the west may miss Mullah Omar
31 Jul 2015 22:00 - News Post

Reports on Wednesday that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar had died will be rightly hailed by some as the demise of an American nemesis....

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Non-subsidized LPG rates cut by Rs 23.50
31 Jul 2015 22:00 - News Post

Price of non-subsidized LPG, which consumers buy after exhausting their quota of subsidised cooking fuel, was on Friday cut by Rs 23.50 per 14.2kg bottle, in sync with international rates....

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Why the west may miss reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar
31 Jul 2015 20:00 - News Post

Reports on Wednesday that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar had died will be rightly hailed by some as the demise of an American nemesis....

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Govt to sell on priority 27m tonnes of wheat
31 Jul 2015 19:00 - News Post

The government will on priority distribute nearly 27 million tonnes of wheat it procured this year under the relaxed quality norms through ration shops, welfare schemes and open market sales....

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Sensex surges 409 points; closes at 28,114
31 Jul 2015 18:00 - News Post

The stock market on Friday continued its rally for the third straight day as the benchmark BSE sensex surged by 409.21 points to 28,114.56 led by gains in banking stocks after the government announced [ ... ]

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Hong Kong fines SBI branch for 'lapses'
31 Jul 2015 17:00 - News Post

The Hong Kong central bank said on Friday it has fined State Bank of India's Hong Kong branch HK$7.5 million ($1 million) for breaching the city's anti money-laundering and counter terrorism financing [ ... ]

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Uber to invest $1bn in India in next 9 months
31 Jul 2015 13:00 - News Post

Uber Technologies Inc will invest $1 billion in India in the next nine months as the online ride hailing company is bullish on the Indian market....

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Live: Opposition disrupts Parliament again
31 Jul 2015 12:00 - News Post

An all-party meeting is likely to discuss the ways to break logjam in the Parliament over former IPL chief Lalit Modi controversy and the Vayapam scam....

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Australia 'increasingly confident' on MH370 debris
31 Jul 2015 12:00 - News Post

The two-metre (six-foot) long piece of wreckage is to be sent to France for analysis, with hopes high that it could turn out to be the first tangible proof the plane went down in the Indian Ocean....

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Asian Highway 1 to greet commuters from 2016
26 Jul 2015 06:00 - News Post

From 2016, if you are travelling from Guwahati to Imphal and Moreh, via Dimapur, by road, you will actually be driving on the Asian Highway (AH-1), which is a part of the India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway that will connect Moreh to Mae Sot in Thailand, via Mandalay and Yangon in Myanmar.. [ ... ]

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‘Cultural events in NE confined to urban centres’...
26 Jul 2015 05:00 - News Post

Identifying himself as an ambassador of culture, instead of a bureaucrat, NEZCC chief Lipokmar Tzudir talks to TOI’s Abdul Gani about the challenges of preserving the region’s traditional art & culture...

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Adivasi children start crusade against illiteracy
26 Jul 2015 05:00 - News Post

Thirteen-year-old Ajita Kullu fought against all odds to attend school regularly in Tinkhuria tea estate of Sonitpur district. Born to tea garden labourers, the Class VIII student, along with her classmates from the adivasi community to which she belongs, is now motivating other children to attend s [ ... ]

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Relief for Swamy as HC issues stay on arrest
25 Jul 2015 06:00 - News Post

The Gauhati high court on Friday issued an interim stay order against an arrest warrant issued by a Karimganj court against senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy...

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Only 1/4th of 68L families applied for NRC update
25 Jul 2015 05:46 - News Post

Only a little over one-fourth of the state’s estimated 68 lakh families have applied for inclusion of names in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) so far, compelling the authorities to extend the last date of submission of forms by one month till August 31....

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Flash flood hits Dibrugarh
24 Jul 2015 06:31 - News Post

Dibrugarh: A few hours of downpour on Thursday morning crippled the 174-year-old Dibrugarh town with all 22 wards under water.Floodwaters inundated Milannagar, Grahambazar, Khalihamari, KP Road, Padum Nagar, Amolapatty, Naliapool, Santipara, Chowkidinghee, Ganagapara, Bansbari, Gabharupathar and Seu [ ... ]

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Govt mulls facelift for houses of state icons
24 Jul 2015 06:00 - News Post

No Plans For Other Heritage Structures Yet, Says Culture Minister...

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Untested food chokes state
23 Jul 2015 07:00 - News Post

Even though it is mandatory to test samples of edible oil and gram that enter the state from outside, reports of food poisoning following consumption of adulterated gram continue to plague Assam...

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US company used slush funds to bribe officials’
23 Jul 2015 05:36 - News Post

Guwahati: How did Louis Berger International Inc (LBI) bribe government officials to win the Japan-funded Guwahati water supply project as consultant? The 'statement of facts' in the Detailed Prosecution Agreement (DPA) that LBI signed with the fraud section of criminal division of US department o [ ... ]

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Nobel laureate reaches out to trafficking victims
22 Jul 2015 04:00 - News Post

The state is going to be the first in the country to get a rehabilitation and welfare fund under the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation for the rescue and rehabilitation of victims of child trafficking and slavery...

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Blind actors to take the stage by storm
21 Jul 2015 06:28 - News Post

For this troupe of visually-impaired amateur actors, all the world’s a stage and blindness is no impediment to talent...

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CBI probe only after prima facie evidence: Gogoi
21 Jul 2015 05:51 - News Post

Guwahati: Amid a raging controversy over the alleged bribery scam in the city's water supply scheme, Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday said here that he will go for a CBI investigation only if the state government probe finds any prima facie evidence of the allegation.With different organi [ ... ]

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Ulfa-I ‘bans’ 2 Bhojpuri groups for staging stir...
21 Jul 2015 05:49 - News Post

Guwahati: The Paresh Baruah-led Ulfa (Independent) has 'banned' two Bhojpuri organizations that staged protests against the outfit following the killing of two Hindi-speaking people in Assam's Tinsukia district last week.The outfit has also asked people to stay away from these two organizations —  [ ... ]

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Tripura accuses Cong of misleading govt staff
19 Jul 2015 06:38 - News Post

The ruling Left Front government in Tripura on Saturday accused leader of the opposition, Sudip Roy Barman, of misleading the government employees referring to the Controller and Auditor General (CAG) report....

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Low yield turns bitter pill for Sohra’s orange hon...
18 Jul 2015 05:31 - News Post

The land of mists and mellow fruitfulness is also home to the ‘orange’ or ‘orange blossom’ honey; an item highly sought after by connoisseurs of organic products...

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Charles in fund ‘racer’ for Assam jumbo corridor...
17 Jul 2015 06:35 - News Post

Guwahati: A fleet of 40 aesthetically designed auto-rickshaws will be racing through Madhya Pradesh in November this year to raise funds for a critical elephant corridor in Assam. Elephant Family, a charity set up by the late Mark Shand, writer and elephant lover, and brother of Camilla, Duchess of [ ... ]

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5 Congress CMs from NE skip NITI Aayog meet
16 Jul 2015 06:56 - News Post

Five Congress chief ministers from the northeast on Wednesday skipped the second meeting of the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog in New Delhi....

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Clinging on to Assamese identity in Mandalay
15 Jul 2015 06:18 - News Post

Thant Zin, an Assamese, is the drummer of a popular music band here. Though he can’t speak his mother-tongue, Siba Sandra (Zin’s Assamese name) is proud of his identity...

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Facebook's solar-powered data-beaming drone set to...
31 Jul 2015 17:30 - News PostFacebook's solar-powered data-beaming drone set to take off

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the social-networking site Facebook, on Friday announced the completion of its first full-scale drone, the 'Aquila'. A solar-powered unmanned plane to beam down internet connectivity from the sky, the Aquila has the ......

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Google to offer visual translation for English sig...
31 Jul 2015 00:36 - News Post

Previously, Google had the visual translation available for seven languages - English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish...

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Windows 10 launched: A fresh start, and a few bugs
30 Jul 2015 14:06 - News Post

Microsoft's much-awaited Windows 10 operating system was finally released on Wednesday, and the first impressions suggest it might be here to stay for quite some time. Billed as the final version of Microsoft's Windows OS, Windows 10 (W10) has been ......

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Facebook used by half of world's online population
30 Jul 2015 12:56 - News Post

Half of the world's estimated online users log on to Facebook at least once a month, the social networking site has claimed. According to the company, the number of people who use Facebook at least once in a month grew 13 per cent to 1.49 billion ......

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Microsoft debuts Windows 10 in India and globally
29 Jul 2015 20:44 - News Post

All users who are using Windows 7 and above will get a one-year free upgrade to the new operating system...

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Facebook teaches how to improve workplace diversit...
29 Jul 2015 15:02 - News Post

Facebook has designed a training course for improving diversity in the workplace and is willing to share this with others as long as it helps eliminate biases in the hiring process....

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Download Microsoft's game changer Windows 10 today
29 Jul 2015 00:40 - News Post

Indians may adopt wait-and-watch policy in first year: Analysts...

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Subir Roy: Another challenge for Indian IT
28 Jul 2015 21:44 - News Post

The Indian software industry is again at an inflection point; and, going by its history, it will successfully evolve. It is grappling with dramatic changes in response to the latest challenges posed by clients going "digital", of which cloud ......

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First Impression: OnePlus 2
28 Jul 2015 18:46 - News Post

OnePlus has at last launched the successor to OnlePlus One, in the form of OnePlus 2. The new handset does not deviate much from the earlier one but has a few impressive upgrades....

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With a slew of launches InFocus enters Indian mark...
28 Jul 2015 16:45 - News Post

InFocus , the US based technology company on Tuesday launched of a slew of Smartphones, Tablets & LED TVs. The Foxconn-backed company is eyeing to expand in the Indian Market. Foxconn, the world's largest electronics contractor manufacturer, ......

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UST Global set to boost its Bengaluru workforce
28 Jul 2015 14:32 - News Post

UST Global, a digital technology services company that provides powerful solutions for Global 1000 companies, said today that its delivery centre in Bengaluru has expanded its workforce to over 2,000 to become the second-largest facility of the ......

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UST Global to increase Bengaluru headcount to 3,00...
28 Jul 2015 13:23 - News Post

Its delivery centre in Bengaluru has already expanded its workforce to over 2,000, making the site its second-largest globally...

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OnePlus unveils its latest flagship, the OnePlus 2
28 Jul 2015 12:45 - News Post

A year after OnePlus managed to conquer the smartphone market with its very first offering - the mid-range priced flagship smartphone OnePlus One, the Chinese company is unveiling its second product today. The OnePlus 2 has a lot of expectations to ......

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OnePlus aims to sell 1 million smartphones by year...
28 Jul 2015 11:57 - News Post

Chinese handset maker OnePlus today said it expects to sell one million units of its two devices -- OnePlus One and Two -- in five months as it eyes a bigger play in the multi-billion Indian smartphone market....

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Micromax Unite 3 fails to impress
28 Jul 2015 11:15 - News Post

Micromax Unite 3, the third handset in the Unite series, was kind of a life-saver for me.. My long-time partner Samsung, had breathed its last and I was on the lookout for the handset when I was given this for review. Thus, I jumped at the chance....

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Micromax Canvas Doodle 4: A few years too late
28 Jul 2015 10:56 - News Post

The first thing you notice about Micromax Canvas Doodle 4 is the mammoth screen. While sporting a 6-inch display, the phone is surprisingly light and sleek; this is easily the phone's USP. A big screen had always been the USP fort the Doodle series....

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Microsoft's Win10 a game changer
27 Jul 2015 19:55 - News Post

On July 29 Microsoft will launch Windows 10 operating systems, one of its most ambitious upgrades ever. This will not only be the last 'version upgrade' from Microsoft but Windows will become Windows-as-a-service segment....

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Lava launches Pixel V1 Android One Smartphone at R...
27 Jul 2015 19:52 - News PostLava launches Pixel V1 Android One Smartphone at Rs 11,350

Lava on Monday launched of a new series of smartphones, the Pixel Series....

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Monday, 10 June 2013 17:27
Priyanka Chopra's father passes away, celebs condole his death
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Tuesday, 04 June 2013 12:12
Bollywood mourns Jiah Khan’s untimely death
Calling her “full of life” and “high-spirited”, Bollywood celebrities expressed their grief and...
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Monday, 03 June 2013 13:57
Amitabh remembers his 'no fuss' wedding on 40th anniversary
Recalling his wedding 40 years ago, megastar Amitabh Bachchan today said that it seemed like...
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Thursday, 30 May 2013 17:44
Rituparno Ghosh's sudden death comes as 'shock' for industry
KOLKATA: Calling him a 'great genius', 'torchbearer of new wave Bengali cinema' and 'true...
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Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:36
Renowned Filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh passes away
Acclaimed filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh, who charted a new wave in Bengali cinema with his thought...
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Saturday, 25 May 2013 12:50
Mumbai bomb blast inspired me to make 'D-Day', says Nikhil Advani
Mumbai: Filmmaker Nikhil Adwani, who is gearing up for his film ‘D-Day’ says Mumbai bomb blast...
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Wednesday, 22 May 2013 11:48
Sanjay Dutt shifted to high security Yervada jail in Pune
MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was today shifted to high security Yervada jail in Pune from...
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Monday, 20 May 2013 17:09
Aishwarya Rai stuns in flowy gown, saree at Cannes
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looked slim and elegant as she made her much awaited entry to the Cannes...
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Friday, 17 May 2013 08:08
Amitabh Bachchan impresses Cannes audience in Hindi
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who opened the 66th Cannes International Film Festival with his The...
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Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:49
Don't see 'The Great Gatsby' role as Hollywood debut: Amitabh Bachchan
New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan has called his belated Hollywood debut in 'The Great Gatsby' "just a...
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Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:20
Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh denies divorce reports
Reports of Chitrangada Singh and her golfer husband of 12-years Jyoti Randhawa filing a mutual...
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Sunday, 12 May 2013 13:53
Sanjay Dutt finishes work on some films, few still pending
Mumbai: With a few days left for actor Sanjay Dutt to surrender in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts...
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Thursday, 09 May 2013 17:12
Voices in raunchy MMS clip are tampered, scenes original: Veena Malik
Claiming that the voices in a leaked MMS clip featuring her in a compromising position with a...
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Thursday, 09 May 2013 17:05
DDLJ voted favourite Indian film of the past 100 years
London: Cinema lovers have voted Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) as their most favourite...
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Thursday, 09 May 2013 08:51
'Shootout At Wadala' going strong at the box office
Mumbai: Crime thriller ‘Shootout At Wadala’ has collected approximately Rs.33 crore till Tuesday,...
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Thursday, 09 May 2013 08:37
Hrithik Roshan feels he is blessed with the best body in Bollywood
Actor Hrithik Roshan, who has been working on his physique for a distinct look in 'Krissh 3',...
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Wednesday, 08 May 2013 19:00
Verdict in Salman's hit-and-run case on June 10
Mumbai: A Mumbai sessions court will deliver its verdict on June 10 on the admissibility of an...
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Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:07
I am not a porn star, says Veena Malik
New Delhi: Veena Malik – who makes headlines for her bold acts on and off screen – has openly...
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Saturday, 04 May 2013 17:24
Ranbir Kapoor detained, fined 60k for customs violation
Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor was on Saturday detained and fined about Rs 60,000 on undeclared...
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Friday, 03 May 2013 17:57
Aishwarya, Sonam, Freida to walk Cannes red carpet
New Delhi: Aishwarya Rai, Sonam Kapoor and Freida Pinto will sport Bollywood inspired looks as...
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Friday, 03 May 2013 17:32
Deaf Nehal Bhogaita crowned Miss India Worldwide
Britain's Nehal Bhogaita has won the title of Miss India Worldwide, making her the first deaf to...
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Friday, 03 May 2013 17:29
Salman's NGO comes to aid of drought-hit Maharastra districts
Bollywood star Salman Khan's Being Human foundation has come forward to offer help in the...
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