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Suspected NDFB(S) terrorists kill 14, injure 20 in Assam’s Kokrajhar

Suspected NDFB(S) terrorists kill 14, injure 20 in Assam’s Kokrajhar

Guwahati, Aug 5 – In Assam’s worst terror attack since 2014, gunmen dressed in military fatigues opened fire at a crowded market in Kokrajhar on Friday, killing 13 civilians. One of the attackers was also killed. The terrorists hurled a grenade and then opened indiscriminate fire after reaching the weekly market in Kokrajhar town, some […]

Fireworks in BJP as Rupani becomes Gujarat CM

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Fireworks in BJP as Rupani becomes Gujarat CM

Ahmedabad, Aug 5 – Gujarat’s ruling BJP saw fireworks on Friday as it picked Vijay Rupani as the 16th Chief Minister, dramatically edging out earlier favourite Nitin Patel who was named Deputy Chief Minister. Outgoing Chief Minister Anandiben Patel was at her aggressive best as she passionately opposed Rupani’s elevation but she lost out to […]

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Sonam Kapoor named ambassador of Word to Screen Market

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Sonam Kapoor named ambassador of Word to Screen Market

Mumbai, Aug 5 – Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor has been announced as the ambassador for the Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival and Star India’s Word to Screen Market. Curated by publisher and editor Arpita Das of Yoda Press, the initiative is a space where leading publishers and literary agents will meet with content creators. […]

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Mobile internet services suspended again in Jammu region

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Mobile internet services suspended again in Jammu region

Jammu, Aug 5 – Internet services on mobile phones were again suspended here on Friday to check the spread of rumours in the Jammu region, sources in the administration said. Mobile internet services had been restored in Jammu region 10 days back after two weeks of suspension. Administrative sources said protests in Doda, Bhaderwah and […]

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Kejriwal to announce AAP’s plans to contest Gujarat polls

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Kejriwal to announce AAP’s plans to contest Gujarat polls

New Delhi, Aug 5 – AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal will announce the party’s plans to contest the Gujarat assembly election at a rally in Surat on October 16, party sources said. Aam Aadmi Party leaders Sanjay Singh and Ashutosh will hold a public meeting in Surat on August 9, a party source told IANS. And […]

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GST in Lok Sabha on Monday, PM Modi likely to intervene

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GST in Lok Sabha on Monday, PM Modi likely to intervene

New Delhi, Aug 5 – The government is all set to table the amended GST bill in Lok Sabha for passage on Monday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi likely to intervene in the debate. The government has listed the bill for the next week’s legislative business in the lower house. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party […]

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Indian’s parasite twist to Khasi folk tale wins at international film fest

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Indian’s parasite twist to Khasi folk tale wins at international film fest

Kolkata, Aug 5 – How about a parasitic twist to a Khasi folktale from India’s scenic northeast hills? An Indian researcher has done just that and bagged the award at the maiden International Parasite Film Festival. Damanbha Lyngdoh from Meghalaya, who is pursuing a PhD on molecular taxonomy of liver fluke worm (Fasciola species), a […]

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Attack on Indian prisoner: India reiterates request for consular access

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Attack on Indian prisoner: India reiterates request for consular access

New Delhi/Islamabad, Aug 5 – Following reports of repeated attacks on an Indian prisoner lodged in a Pakistani jail, the government on Friday said it has reiterated its request to the Pakistan government for consular access to the victim. Hamid Nehal Ansari was attacked twice in the Peshawar Central Prison in the last two months, […]

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Chinese Foreign Minister to visit India next week

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Chinese Foreign Minister to visit India next week

New Delhi, Aug 5 – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit India next week for holding talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on various issues of mutual interest, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said on Friday. Wang will meet Sushma Swaraj on August 13, Swarup said at his weekly media briefing here. […]

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Bihar expels 8 government doctors for negligence

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Bihar expels 8 government doctors for negligence

Patna, Aug 5 – Eight government doctors were expelled from service in Bihar on Friday for negligence of duty, officials said. A decision to expel eight government doctors posted at hospitals in different districts across the state was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, an official of health department said. […]

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