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Sonia, Mandeep, Lovlina in final; Shiva grabs bronze at Ulaanbaatar Cup

    Updated On : Jun 23,2018   3:00 pm
Ulaanbaatar, June 23 (IANS) Indian boxers continued to impress in the Ulaanbaatar Cup with Sonia Lather (57kg), Mandeep Jangra (69kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) advancing to the final of their respective categories even as seasoned Shiva Thapa had to settle for the bronze medal in a mixed first session here on Saturday. View More..

Healthy tea, gourmet jams: Gifts to give with wedding invites

    Updated On : Jun 23,2018   2:12 pm
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Ditch the typical sweet boxes which are heavy and unhealthy and replace them with healthy varieties of tea, gourmet jams or gold plated idols of gods alongwith your wedding invites, experts suggest. View More..

Assam flood: Death toll reaches 21, situation improves

    Updated On : Jun 22,2018   8:42 pm
Guwahati, June 22 (IANS) Three more persons died due to floods in two districts of Barak Valley in Assam, taking the death toll in the first wave of floods this year to 21, even as the overall flood situation improved in the state on Friday. View More..

Bengal cyclist to travel across India on cycle sans break, seat to promote Swachh Bharat

    Updated On : Jun 22,2018   8:18 pm
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) Speeding cars pulled over and pedestrians stopped by on a busy central Kolkata street on Friday afternoon seeing a middl-aged man strangely bending forward on his bicycle and spinning the front wheel with his hands. But while the cyclist's incredible balance impressed many, his aim to achieve the near-impossible seems more stunning. View More..

Congress forms screening committees for five states

    Updated On : Jun 22,2018   6:00 pm
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Congress on Friday set up screening committees for Assembly polls later this year in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram and also for Odisha which will go to the polls next year. View More..

Year-long 'Healthy Mizoram Campaign' ends

    Updated On : Jun 22,2018   4:40 pm
Aizawl, June 22 (IANS) The year-long "Healthy Mizoram Campaign" organised by the Assam Rifles to promote a natural, healthy and disease free lifestyle through exercise and naturopathy has ended. It saw the participation of over 10,000 people, an official said here on Friday. View More..

Sahitya Akademi announces Bal, Yuva Puraskar for 2018

    Updated On : Jun 22,2018   3:56 pm
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India's national academy of letters, the Sahitya Akademi, on Friday announced the names of 21 winners of its Bal Sahitya Puraskar and 21 receipients of the Yuva Puraskar for this year. View More..

Low-key Yoga Day celebration in Mizoram

    Updated On : Jun 21,2018   11:50 pm
Aizawl, June 21 (IANS) When seven northeastern states observed the 4th International Yoga Day in an impressive manner on Thursday, its celebration was very low key in Christian-dominated Mizoram. View More..

Boxers Lovelina, Sonia, Himanshu, Ashish enter Ulaanbaatar Cup semis

    Updated On : Jun 21,2018   9:52 pm
Ulaanbaatar, June 21 (IANS) Indian boxers Sonia Lather (57kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) assured themselves of a medal after advancing to the semi-finals of the Ulaanbaatar Cup here on Thursday. View More..

Tripura Assembly lauds man, daughter for averting train accident

    Updated On : Jun 21,2018   5:02 pm
Agartala, June 21 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, members of the Tripura Assembly on Thursday praised Swapan Debbarma, 45, and his teenage daughter who last week averted a train accident saving the lives of over 2,000 passengers. View More..

Flood situation shows improvement in Assam

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   9:26 pm
Guwahati, June 20 (IANS) Flood situation in Assam showed slight improvement on Wednesday even as one more person died in Karimganj district of Barak Valley taking the death toll of first wave of flood to 18. Over five lakh people in five districts of the state are, however, reeling under floods. View More..

L&T Finance to venture into new geographies for micro loan growth

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   7:24 pm
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) L&T Finance, a subsidiary of L&T Finance Holdings, is focusing on venturing into "new geographies" to propel growth in its micro loans book, an official said on Wednesday. View More..

Assam gears up for Ambubachi mela at Kamakhya temple

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   7:00 pm
Guwahati, June 20 (IANS) With devotees from across the country and abroad thronging the historic Kamakhya temple here for the annual Ambubachi mela, the temple authorities are gearing up to play host to lakhs while police has beefed up security. View More..

Keralites, urban Indian males more at cardiovascular disease risk: Study

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   12:08 am
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) People living in Kerala and males living in urban areas in India are more at the risk of cardiovascular Disease (CVD) risk than those in the rural areas, finds a study of nearly 800,000 people. View More..

Six more die in Assam floods, over 5.5 lakh still marooned

    Updated On : Jun 19,2018   8:40 pm
Guwahati, June 19 (IANS) With six more deaths reported from Cachar and Karimganj districts on Tuesday, the death toll in the first wave of floods in Assam has reached 17 as 5,64,074 people continued to be affected by the deluge in five districts on Tuesday. View More..

Tax free, deficit less Rs 16,387 cr budget presented in Tripura

    Updated On : Jun 19,2018   7:14 pm
Agartala, June 19 (IANS) Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma on Tuesday presented a Rs 16,387.21 crore tax-free budget for financial year 2018-19. View More..

Assam flood toll is 11, over 5 lakh affected

    Updated On : Jun 18,2018   9:20 pm
Guwahati, June 18 (IANS) The flood fury continued in Assam on Monday with two more deaths reported from Barak Valley, taking the flood-related death toll to 11, even as over five lakh people were affected in six districts. View More..

CTET to be held in 20 languages, including Tamil: Javadekar

    Updated On : Jun 18,2018   5:50 pm
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) will be held in 20 languages, including Tamil, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday. View More..

Assam flood toll now nine, over 4 lakh affected

    Updated On : Jun 17,2018   11:00 pm
Guwahati, June 17 (IANS) The flood situation continued to be grim across Assam on Sunday, affecting over four lakh people in six districts as five more persons were killed in last 24 hours, taking the toll to nine. View More..

Ratan Tata launches North East Small Finance bank

    Updated On : Jun 17,2018   10:02 pm
Guwahati, June 17 (IANS) Tata Trusts Chairman Ratan Tata and Assam's Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday launched the first 28 branches of the North East Small Finance Bank (NESFB), the region's first small bank. View More..