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Thursday, February 25, 2021


    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...

    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...

    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...

    Donald Trump: WHO Is Acting Like A PR Agency For China

    US President Donald Trump Thursday blasted the World Health Organization (WHO) and called it a " public relations agency for China" The Trump Administration has...

    Donald Trump Blames China For COVID-19 Spread, Says US Will Seek Damages

    US President Donald Trump blamed China and said the country could have stopped the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) before it swept the globe. Trump also mentioned...

    Germany, UK Begin Human Trials Of COVID-19 Vaccines

    The race to develop an effective vaccine against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) gathered pace this week, as the first human trial in Europe of...

    Singapore’s Partial Lockdown Extended By 4 Weeks Till June 1

    Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced on Tuesday that the partial lockdown that is in place to curb the spread of COID-19 would...

    Crude Oil Prices Bounce Back After Historic Crash

    US crude oil prices rebounded above zero on April 21st, 2020, a day after futures ended in negative territory for the first time in...

    Domes Of Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib Collapse In Thunderstorm

    The domes of the newly-constructed Kartarpur Gurudwara in Pakistan collapsed in a thunderstorm which hit both India and Pakistan on April 17th, 2020. According to...

    Bangladesh Executes Killer Of Its Founding Father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

    After four decades, a former army officer convicted of killing Bangladesh's independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975 has been executed. Abdul Majed was...

    China Lifts 76-Day Lockdown On Wuhan. Top 10 Points

    China has opened up the borders and ended the lockdown in Wuhan after 76 days but has still imposed certain restrictions. Wuhan was the epicentre of...

    ‘Really Blew It’: Trump Blasts ‘China-Centric’ WHO Over Coronavirus

    US President Donald Trump accused the World Health Organization (WHO) of being biased bias toward China during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Trump also threatened to cut US...

    Japan Declares State Of Emergency Over Coronavirus Pandemic

    Japan has declared a state of emergency on April 7th, 2020 amid a surge in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. The state of emergency will last...

    COVID-19: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Moved To Intensive Care

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (55), who was in the hospital due to persistent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, has been taken into intensive care...

    Trump Requests Modi To Release Anti-Malaria Drug For COVID-19 Treatment

    United States (US) President Donald Trump said that he has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release the amount of Hydroxychloroquine ordered by the...

    China To Mourn Coronavirus Victims On April 4

    China has decided to commemorate the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) victims declaring a day of national mourning on April 4th, 2020.  The country will hold mourning...

    German Minister Commits Suicide As Coronavirus Hits Economy, Body Found On Railway Tracks

    Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany's Hesse state, killed himself apparently after being not able to "cope with the economic fall due to...

    Pornhub Premium Made Free To Cure Your Lockdown Blues

    A ‘StayHomeHub’ page was made for users who want the free service

    Kabul Gurdwara Seige: India Condemns Terror Attack; Islamic State Group Claims Responsibility

    India strongly condemned the terror attack on a gurdwara in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul. India said targeting of a religious place in the midst...

    Tokyo Olympics Deferred Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

    The COVID-19 has infected a total of 4,23,898 people and claimed 18,926 lives across the world so far

    China Man Dies Of Hantavirus. Everything You Need To Know About The Virus

    As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to wreak havoc in the world, now a man from China has tested positive for hantavirus. China’s Global...

    Now, ISIS Asks Terrorists To Avoid Coronavirus-Hit Countries

    In Iraq, at least 110 people have been infected with the novel coronavirus so far

    Coronavirus Pandemic: Canadian Company Claims To Have Found Vaccine

    Coronavirus has infected more than 125,000 people worldwide

    Watch: Tokyo Olympic Flame Lit In Greece Amid Uncertainty Over Coronavirus Pandemic

    The Tokyo Olympic 2020 is scheduled to be held from July 24th to August 9th, 2020

    US Commission On International Religious Freedom Releases ‘Fact Sheet’ on CAA

    The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom(USCIRF) recently released a new ‘fact sheet’ on India’s Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA). Amid internal challenges and international...

    UN Chief Antonio Guterres Expresses Concern Over Muslims Turning ‘Stateless’ Due To CAA

    Ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, UN’s Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed concern for the Muslims in India. https://twitter.com/antonioguterres/status/1229935127850938368?s=20 The UN Chief who...

    Hospital Director Fighting Coronavirus Outbreak Dies In China

    The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in mainland China has reached at least 1,868 with 72,436 infections confirmed

    Coronavirus Outbreak: Death Toll Surpasses 1,000 In China; WHO Warns Of ‘Very Grave’ Global Virus Threat

    The death toll from the coronavirus crossed 1,016 in China. According to the country's National Health Commission, 2,478 confirmed new cases have been reported...

    Oscars 2020: Here Are The Complete List Of Winners

    The 92nd Academy Awards took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night. The prestigious award ceremony is held every year to honour...

    Coronavirus Outbreak: China Returns To Work, Death Toll Climbs To 908

    Millions of people across China were seen heading back to work on February 10th, 2020 after the Lunar New Year break turned into an...

    Oscars 2020: Parasite Creates History, Wins Best International Feature Film

    South Korean satire Parasite swept the Oscars 2020 last evening by taking home four big prizes. The 2019 South Korean black comedy thriller film...

    Watch: 20-Year-Old Swedish Athlete Armand Duplantis Breaks Pole Vault World Record

    US-born Swedish athlete Armand Duplantis has set a new world record of 6.17 metres(m) in men's pole vault on February 8th, 2020 at an indoor meet...

    Coronavirus Outbreak: Death Toll Crosses 811 In China, Over 37,000 Infected

    The death toll due to the deadly novel coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak in China has increased to 811, while the number of confirmed cases have...

    Rogue Soldier Killed After Shooting At least 20 In Thailand

    The Thai security forces on February 9th, 2020 gunned down a rogue soldier who went on a rampage inside a shopping mall killing at least 20...

    Coronavirus Outbreak: Death Toll In China Soars To 722; 80 Indian Students Still In Wuhan

    The death toll from China's coronavirus outbreak soared to 722 on February 8th, 2020. A total of 34,500 confirmed infection cases have been...

    Death Toll Approaches 500 In China, Attempts To Patent Anti-Coronavirus Drug

    The death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak has only continued to climb in China and rose to 490 on February 5th, 2020. According...

    Assam Doctor Shares Her First-Hand Experience On Coronavirus Outbreak In China. Read Her Story

    A doctor from Guwahati, Assam, who is working on cancer cells along with her husband in Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan...

    China Builds New 1,000-Bed Hospital In 10 Days To Combat Coronavirus

    China made 'Mission Impossible' possible by building a makeshift hospital in record 10 days to battle against the novel strain of coronavirus in Wuhan,...

    Watch: Pakistani Students In Coronavirus-Hit China Cry For Help, Post Videos Slamming Imran Khan

    Amid the Indian evacuation, Pakistani students have put up videos, calling for help to evacuate them from China in wake of the outbreak of...

    Coronavirus Outbreak: Death Toll Hits 259 In China; 324 Indians Evacuated From Wuhan

    At least 259 people have died in China with 2,102 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus recorded as of February 1st, 2020. The World Health...


    Understanding China’s Border Hegemony

    Beijing is acutely aware that a war with China may well be the final nail in the coffin for India’s conception of strategic autonomy

    Opinion: Taking a cue

    The better we cooperate and coordinate, the better we fight the evils in society

    Government must amend India’s Tobacco Control Act

    India has the second-largest number of tobacco users (268 million adults) in the world – of these at least 1.2 million die every year from tobacco-related diseases

    Method to the Madness

    The breaks can be a mid-day snooze or a workout regime, it can be a good movie hour or reading escapade

    About ‘Coronavirus’ & it’s Recommendations

    There are two domains in the S1 subunit which Coronavirus recognize as a variety of host receptors, leading to the viral attachment

    Communication and ‘Mitigated Speech’ in COVID affected World

    “Mitigated speech” is inherent in communication between subordinates and the superiors, especially in Asian cultures like ours

    Turning Crisis into Opportunity: Kanyaka, Pabhoi Greens way

    Pabhoi Greens also produces around 300 metric tonnes of pure organic vermicompost manure along with neem-based biopesticides


    ‘My son was not a terrorist’: Sam Stafford’s mother gives Gamosa for Martyrs’ Memorial

    The Assam Congress to collect 50 lakh Gamosas from the state which will be displayed at the CAA Martyrs’ Memorial if the party comes to power

    Assam Polls: Congress tossed six CAA questions for PM Modi

    APCC started its anti CAA gamosa collection drive starting from the family of 17 years Sam Stafford who was the youngest to be killed during the anti CAA protests in the state

    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.

    Assam: PDCK, 6 other rebel outfits to lay down arms

    PDCK has submitted a memorandum addressed to Shah demanding a autonomous state for the Karbi tribal community.

    ‘Talks for negotiation with Quippo failed’: Ulfa (I) to threatened take action on abducted employees

    The outfit also banned the operation of Quippo Oil and Gas Infrastructure Limited in the west Southeast Asia region and asked all the employees to look for alternatives

    PM Modi to launch a slew of projects in Assam, West Bengal on Feb 22

    PM Modi will dedicate to the nation important projects of oil and gas sector at an event in Assam’s Silapathar in Dhemaji in the morning.

    Assam: 5 killed, several injured in two separate accidents

    At least five people were killed and several left injured in two separate accidents that took place in Cachar and Kaziranga in Assam.