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    Tokyo Games: PV Sindhu loses semi-final, to fight for bronze on Sunday

    Sindhu lost to top seed Ying in straight games – 18-21, 12-21 – in the semi-final of the women’s single badminton event.

    Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu storms into semi-final in women’s...

    Sindhu is now just one more win away from ensuring a second consecutive Olympic medal, to add to the silver she had won at the 2016 Rio Games.

    Bhutjolokia – Nagaland’s king chilli exported to London

    This variety of chilli is considered to be one of the hottest chilies of the word measuring high in Scoville Heat Unit (SHU).

    Twitter Storm Against Assam: CM Sarma Suspects ‘Foreign Hand’

    A hashtag -Shame on Assam'  has been trending where netizens found to be expressing their anger against Assam police

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    Tokyo Olympics: Assam Pugilist Lovlina Borgohain enters quarter final

    Lovlina will face former world champion and 4th seed Chen Nien-Chin in the quarter-final of Women's Welter on July 30.

    With love from Assam: Gamosa with wishes sent to Lovlina Borgohain in Tokyo Olympics

    The state has been keeping its fingers crossed for Borgohain, who was just two matches away from winning a medal at the Tokyo Olympics

    Pegasus Spyware: APCC demand resignation of HM, SC monitored judicial inquiry

    The APCC members headed by its President Ripun Bora have staged a protest in front of the Raj Bhawan in Guwahati against the Pegasus spyware.

    Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wins silver; India’s 1st medal at Tokyo Olympics

    New Olympic record was registered by Mirabai Chanu with a successful lift of 115kg in clean and jerk.

    Most Memorable and Iconic Photographs in Olympic History

    Lets take a look at a few of the most notable instances that were captured on film and will forever be etched in the memory of those who were witness to it.

    From Baro Mukhia to Tokyo, Lovlina Borgohain’s long journey

    Lovlina has become the first woman boxer form Assam to qualify for the Olympics and will play in the 69 kg category in the Tokyo Games.

    Xi Jinping visits to Tibetan town bordering Arunachal Pradesh

    He visited the Nyang River Bridge, to inspect the ecological preservation in the basin of Brahmaputra river, known as Yarlung Zangbo there

    Pegasus snooping: Assam CM demands total ban on Amnesty International

    The CM asked Rahul Gandhi to send his phone to Assam if necessary to run a forensic test on it.

    Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui killed in Afghanistan clashes

    Danish Siddiqui was covering the situation in Afghanistan's Kandahar amid heightened tension where he had tagged along with Afghan Special Forces.

    13 killed, including 9 Chinese in Pakistan bus accident

    The bus was carrying around 40 Chinese engineers, surveyors and mechanical staff to a hydropower dam construction site.

    22 Afghan commandos killed by Taliban fighters after they try to surrender

    The abstract killings occurred on June 16 within the city of Dawlat Abad in Faryab province, near Afghanistan-Turkmenistan border.

    7 members of England squad tests COVID-19 positive ahead of Pakistan series

    ECB confirmed that the ODI and T20I series against Pakistan will go on as per schedule. The first ODI between the two teams is slated to be played at Cardiff on July 8.

    Hero Cycles delivers 1st batch of ‘Made in India’ e-bikes to Europe

    The shipment marks the start of the Indian bicycle major’s plan to become a leader in the European Union (EU) market.

    COVID Scare: Assam Gets 5000 Oxygen Concentrators From Canada

    These medical essential were brought to Assam in initiation by the International Committee of the Red Cross

    Indian-origin Journalist Megha Rajagopalan wins Putitzer Prize

    The prizes were announced by the Pulitzer board on Friday. Rajagopalan along with her two colleagues works at BuzzFeed News.

    ‘Forest Man’ Jadav Payeng to help build forest in Mexico

    Payeng has been provided a Mexican visa for 10 long years and he will be in the country for three months every year to work on his mission starting September.

    “Myanmar based cartels involved in Assam drug rackets”: Assam Police

    Assam police have registered some 269 cases related to narcotics and drug rackets in May alone this year

    Asian Boxing Championships: Mary Kom enters finals; Shiva Thapa to face top-seeded Bakhodur Usmonov

    Mary Kom will now be gunning for her sixth gold medal at the continental event.

    Manipur: 6 players from state selected for FIFA World Cup for Indian team

    The 28-member Blue Tigers team left for Doha along with support staff on Wednesday and are in compulsory quarantine.

    BREAKING: Japan to install multiple Oxygen plants in NE states

    The hospitals, with a capacity of approximately 1,300 beds in total, have been identified in the region for these plants

    BREAKING: 100 million years old Dinosaur bones found in Meghalaya

    With the finding, Meghalaya became the fifth state in India after Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu

    Bangladesh’s Neo-JMB module busted in Dhubri: Firearms, FICN seized

    Investigation unearthed nexus between local Jihadi cadres and members across the borders that were trying to derail the peace and economic progress of the region

    COVID 2.0: Assam may seek Bhutan’s help for Oxygen supply

    Sarma said that Assam has installed eight oxygen generating plants (5.25 MT /day) after the Covid crisis hit last year

    Adil Hussain starrer ‘India Sweets and Spices’ to premiere at Tribeca Film fest

    The film will be part of the Spotlight Narrative section of the upcoming American festival, which will be held from June 9 to 20.

    British PM Boris Johnson cancels India tour due to COVID-19 situation

    Boris Johnson's visit was scheduled to begin from April 26 and it was expected that the UK PM would visit Mumbai and Pune.

    BREAKING: Three Myanmar journalists flee to Manipur

    Local communities in Moreh have been providing shelter to refugees on humanitarian grounds

    Assam Man Kidnaped & Taken to Bangladesh: Sources

    Villagers claimed that he was dragged into Bangladeshi side at Uppar Benani

    Rajkumar Rao, Priyanka Chopra starrer ‘The White Tiger’ gets ‘Oscar’ nomination

    The film was submitted in 14 categories for the Oscars, which is going to be held on April 26.

    Netflix is trialing a crackdown on password sharing

    Netflix and other streaming platforms have been grappling with how to handle password sharing – and whether to bother with trying to prevent it at all – for years.

    First consignments of Assam’s ‘red rice’ flagged off to the USA

    The rice variety is referred as 'Bao-dhaan', an integral part of food in this part of the world.

    Mary Kom to chair AIBA champions and veterans committee

    The 37-year old boxer, who hailed from Assam, was named for the position after voting by the AIBA’s board of directors.

    India and Bangladesh agreed for early completion of pending fencing along Indo-Bangla Border

    Both sides appreciated the cooperation between the two countries and the action taken to address the menace of terrorism and extremism in an effective manner

    CM Sonowal and Bangladesh Envoy hold talk on issues of mutual interests

    Bangladesh Envoy Imran said that his country is very eager to have more trade and cultural ties with Assam

    IN PHOTOS: World’s Biggest Motera Stadium all set to host Pink Ball Test

    The pink-ball Test between India and England will mark the ‘debut’ of revamped Motera in international cricket.

    Indian native Kaushik Barua conferred with Royal Order in Cambodia

    Kaushik Barua, a citizen of India, is currently the Country Director for Cambodia and Lao PDR, IFAD.

    Indian-American Swati Mohan leads NASA rover to land on Mars

    Swati Mohan has been associated with the Perseverance Rover since its inception, and was working on the project for over seven years.

    Two NE conservationists shortlisted for Whitley Awards 2021

    Every year six conservationists are felicitated with Whitley Awards for their innovative work in the respective field

    Wuhan institute carried out research on bats in Nagaland without govt nod?

    The provisions of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) were allegedly violated when the study was conducted

    China bans airing of BBC World News in country

    The move comes a week after Ofcom, the British media regulator, revoked the license of Chinese state-owned broadcaster China Global Television Network’s to broadcast in the UK.

    Oscar: 93rd Academy Awards unveils shortlists in nine categories

    Due to pandemic, this will be the first year since 2009 that the VFX list doesn’t have at least one Marvel movie in it.

    ‘Act Tough’: NESO tells Centre on Chinese village in Arunachal Pradesh

    Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of national security after reports that China has built a village in Arunachal Pradesh

    Naga flag unfurled atop Great Wall of China

    MHA recently has declared the entire Nagaland state a “disturbed area” for six more months under AFSPA

    Seven-day nationwide lockdown in Bhutan from Dec 23

    While only designated shops within the zones and essential services will be available, all schools, institutions, office and business establishments to remain closed.

    Indo-Bangla Border Talks Begins in Guwahati: Aims To Curb Transborder Crimes

    The meeting will also deliberate upon steps being taken to strengthen the security grid in a cohesive manner

    Over 250 Jews from Manipur, Mizoram Immigrated to Israel

    The Menashe tribe is one of the ten tribes pushed into exile by the Assyrians some 2700 years ago

    Nurse in New York among first in US to get COVID-19 vaccine

    Sandra Lindsay, received the vaccine just after 9 am on Monday at Long Island Jewish Medical Centre in Queens, New York City.

    Forest Man Jadav Payeng sings agreement with Fundacion Azteca at Mexico

    The agreement was signed during the Ciudad de las Ideas (CDI) at Puebla City with former Mexian Senator Ninfa Salinas Sada of Grupo Salinas.

    Breakdancing named official Olympic Sport for 2024 Paris Games

    The idea was proposed two years back when trials at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina, were a success

    Nepal, China announces revised height of Mount Everest

    Mount Everest isn’t the first peak to see its height revised but it’s probably the first to get taller rather than shrink.

    COVID-19 vaccine: UK approves Pfizer vaccine for use next week

    The vaccine has been given the go-ahead by the health regulator MHRA and will be rolled out from early next week in the country.

    UNESCO calls on Indian authorities to shed light on Assam journalist Parag Bhuyan’s murder

    Following the alleged murder of Parag Bhuyan, the Assam government ordered a CID probe

    Manas National Park receives award for doubling tiger population

    The tiger population increase in the Manas National Park to 25 in 2018 from nine in 2010

    FIFA cancels U-17 Women’s World Cup; India to host 2022 edition

    India will now host the 2022 U17 Women’s World Cup while Costa Rica will get the chance to host the 2022 U19 Women’s World Cup.

    Adil Hussain starrer ‘Saving Chintu’ qualifies for Oscar 2021

    The film has two Assamese actors, Adil Hussain as the older version of Chintu opposite Dipannita Sharma, who portrays the character of ‘Mira’

    The Umrangso Story: How an Assam village turned from hunting ground to a paradise for Amur Falcons

    Two Amur Falcon birds radio-tagged last year have come back for roosting after traversing over 29,000-km migratory route from Siberia

    Oxford Dictionaries amends ‘sexist’ definitions of the word ‘woman’

    This petition aimed at removing synonyms of the ‘woman’ such as “bitch, besom, piece, bint, wench, biddy, baggage” from the dictionary.

    Joe Biden wins White House; Kamala Harris becomes 1st VP of Indian origin

    Kamala Harris has made history by becoming the first person of Indian descent to hold the national office in the United States.

    BREAKING: First shipment from Bangladesh reached Assam via river route

    It was for the first time that Bangladesh allowed its ports to be used as a transit for cargo movement to India's north-eastern states

    US Elections: Jr Trump left Northeast out of India in world map

    The map showed Northeast and Kashmir not to be a part of the Indian Territory

    Priyanca Radhakrishnan becomes New Zealand’s first-ever minister of Indian origin

    Radhakrishnan has also become the Minister for the Community and Voluntary sector and Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment.

    Assam invites Israeli tech to boost agro-economy

    CM lays foundation stone of Agri Centre of Excellence set up with Israeli support

    Assam’s Adil Hussain to feature in British-Indian film ‘Footprints On water’

    Hailing from Assam, Adil Hussain will be seen playing the role of the father, while Aakeel will play the role of an Afgani refugee.

    World Bank to fund 120 Million Dollars for Meghalaya Integrated Transport Project

    Meghalaya Integrated Transport Project will improve about 300 km of strategic road segments and stand-alone bridges

    Bomb blast at Madrassa in Pakistan: 7 killed, 70 wounded

    The bombing happened while a cleric was delivering a lecture about the teachings of Islam at the main hall of the Jamia Zubairia madrassa.

    Durga Temple in Pakistan vandalized: PPFA urges PM Modi to take it up with Islamabad

    Miscreants allegedly vandalized the temple and even desecrated the idol of Maa Durga

    Star footballer Christiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus

    Portugal captain and one of the biggest football stars Christiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

    Indian artist Sudarshan Pattnaik dedicates sand art to Donald Trump, Melania; wishes speedy recovery

    Renowned artist Sudarshan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture of US President Donald trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Saturday, wishing them a speedy recovery

    Australian cricket legend Dean Jones dies in Mumbai

    Dean Jones was in India to fulfil his commitments for the host broadcasters of the Indian Premier League

    Pangolin Smuggling Thriving in NE: Know How & Why

    Pangolin are being trafficked to China’s Yunnan province via Burma, which shares a porous border with several NE states

    Kevin Pietersen busts ‘Myth’ about Rhino Horn’s medicinal properties in Kaziranga

    A NatGeo documentary featuring Kevin Pietersen into the deep jungles of the park will have its premiere on Tuesday

    BREAKING: China returns five Arunachal Pradesh youths ‘Safely’

    Three such incidents took place in the current year in Upper Subansiri and West Siang District including the latest one

    Indian Author Prajwal Parajuly’s book nominated for France’s first Novel Prize

    Indian author Prajwal Parajuly’s book “Land where I Flee” has been nominated for France’s First Novel Prize

    BREAKING: Missing Arunachal Pradesh youths found in China

    Indian Army had sent a hotline message to the counterpart PLA establishment at the border point in Arunachal Pradesh

    Three Chinese nationals lost way: Rescued in Sikkim

    As per Army sources, the Chinese nationals lost their way in the Plateau area of North Sikkim at an altitude of 17,500 feet

    Arsenal’s Mesut Özil sends gift for Assam prodigy Pritam Brahma

    Pritam played a deciding role in the victory of his team in the second season of Golden Baby Football League ‘Greater Guwahati Baby League’

    Japan PM Shinzo Abe to resign after 7 consecutive years; cites health concerns

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to step down from his post citing his ill-health, reported several local media outlets on Friday.

    Her&Now film campaign launched in the North Eastern Region

    Due to the COVID-19 restrictions at the moment, the project will provide digital options to watch the short films over the next months

    BREAKING: Russia claims world’s first Covid-19 vaccine; Putin’s daughter vaccinated

    Earlier, Russia said it hoped to launch mass production within weeks

    Bhutan King thanks Assam CM Sonowal for helping in tackling COVID 19

    The King termed the gesture as a true reflection of the close ties of friendship and brotherhood between the people of Assam and Bhutan

    Ten Broad Gauge Locomotives handed over to Bangladesh

    India and Bangladesh have stepped up their rail cooperation in mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, as trade via land border faced disruptions

    Prince William expresses grief over Assam Flood

    Royal couple Prince William and Kate visited the Kaziranga National Park in Assam in 2016

    The BTS Fans Raised over Rs 5.8 Lakh for Assam Flood

    At least 81 people have died and over 54 lakh people have been affected by the people in the state so far this season

    Arsenal FC expresses Solidarity with Assam Flood

    Actor Adil Hussain questioned why Indian Celebrities, Mainstream Media, Cricket Stars are not raising their voices in support of Assamese people

    Planning a trip after COVID19? Bhutan readies for Tourists

    Tourism Council of Bhutan to build an integrated system of online VISA processing, bookings, information sharing and payments

    Bhutan Rejects Reports On Water Stoppage To Assam

    Bhutan government said that it might be a “deliberate attempt” to cause misunderstanding between the two friendly nations.

    Indo-China Tension: Sikkim on Alert

    There was a standoff with blows exchanged at the Naku La pass in North Sikkim between Indian and People's Liberation Army soldiers in May

    Earthquake in Assam and NE states

    The earthquake of magnitude 5.1 was recorded with the epicentre being in Mizoram's Aizawl district.

    Glenmark Gets Approval For Favipiravir As COVID-19 Treatment

    The drug will be available as a prescription-based medication for around Rs 103 per tablet, with recommended doses up to day 14

    Air Force moves its frontline Fighters and Helicopters as India-China Border Tensions Peak

    Chinese have been patrolling inside Arunachal’s boundary, time for action: BJP MP Tapir Gao

    India to send Tri-Service contingent to Victory Day Parade in Moscow

    On the 75th anniversary of the victory in the World War II, there will be a military parade in Moscow to honour the sacrifices made by the Russian and other friendly people

    ‘Lord Jagannath will not forgive us if we allow it’: SC stays Puri’s Jagannath Rath Yatra

    Guwahati: The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed India’s biggest chariot festival- the Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra held annually at Puri in Odisha scheduled from June 23.

    India China Tension: Modi calls all-party meet to discuss Ladakh face-off

    In Assam also, various organisations torched the national flag of China in protests of the violence against Indian soldiers

    Patriotic People’s Front Assam bats for befitting reply to ‘imperialist’ China

    PPFA advocates the appeal by innovator and social engineer Sonam Wangchuk to boycott all kinds of Chinese products including their software like Tiktok

    For the first time in history Ambubachi Mela to have no Devotees and Pilgrims

    Unlike previous years, this year the devotees, sadhus and sanyasis will not be allowed to enter Kamakhya Devalaya or the nearby places

    Alert in Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur over Ladakh Face-Off

    With the clashes between the Indian Army and the Chinese Troops in Galwan Valley, the Police has now issue alert in the Spiti-Lahaul and Kinnaur Districts.

    Tension Rises along India-China border: ‘Casualties on both sides’

    A large number of Indian and Chinese troops were engaged in an eyeball-to-eyeball situation in Galwan Valley for the last five weeks

    55 journalists targeted during lockdown In India

    By Debananda Medak Guwahati: The Rights and Risks Analysis Group, an independent think-tank based in New Delhi, in its report, “India: Media’s Crackdown During COVID-19...

    200 Assam students remained stuck in Kyrgyzstan

    Guwahati: Around 200 medical students from Assam and other northeastern states remained trapped in Kyrgyzstan and waiting to return home. The students waiting for...

    Coronavirus May Never Go Away: WHO

    The new coronavirus "may never go away", the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned as the number of cases and fatalities continue to surge...

    North Korea’s Kim Jong-un Resurfaces In Public Amid Health Rumours

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who vanished from public view and was rumoured to be critically or even dead, resurfaced in public, North Korean...

    OPINION

    COVID restrictions and importance of separate Time Zone for Northeast

    During this period, we have observed many changes in society, especially in time management

    Time8 Column: Kharchi Puja and the ‘Risha’ of Tripura; Celebrating Omnipresence

    An article by Deputy Chief Minister of Tripura, Jishnu Dev Varma

    Dog meat trade – a menace that goes unnoticed!

    Dogs are smuggled in a very pitiful condition; they are drugged and beaten badly on their head, alleged animal activist Fowzia Rahim from New Delhi

    An Eviction Drive near Dhalpur temple in Assam – The Untold story

    Since the year 2016, the villagers have been evicted three times, first in November 2016, second in January 2021 and for the third time in June, 2021

    Shifting the Focus: From Infiltration to Population

    If birth control were the sole means to restrict population growth, there was no need for the 6 years old Assam movement, NRC etc.

    Restrictions on certain activities led to lockdown like situation in Guwahati

    The state government had issued fresh guidelines on last Tuesday in the districts where the number of active COVID cases rises to 100 or more

    The Identity Quotient

    Of the most valuable contributions to the cultural richness of Assam are the religious and philosophical Zikir and Zari songs

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