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Most TMC leaders leave Silchar, Bengali groups slam TMC

The last two members of a Trinamool Congress delegation which arrived in Silchar in Assam’s Barak Valley on Thursday and were confined to the airport are likely to leave on Friday. Cachar Deputy Commissioner Lakshmanan S. on Friday said that while six of them had

If NRC is Congress’ baby, why is it opposing: Kiren Rijiju

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday attacked Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for opposing the NRC draft released on Monday despite claiming that the document was the “century-old party’s baby.” “Rahul Gandhi says that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is Congress baby and its implementation

Security tightened in Tripura over Assam NRC

Security was tightened across Tripura on Tuesday to maintain law and order following the publication of   (NRC). “No adverse report was reported from anywhere in the state. However, following the release of second draft of NRC in neighbouring Assam, security agencies in Tripura are closely

Australians involved in Thai cave rescue to receive honours

Two Australian divers who helped rescue 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in Thailand will receive civilian honours, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Tuesday. Turnbull confirmed that the unspecified honours would be awarded to Richard Harris, an anaesthetist, and Craig Challen,

Kabul announces ceasefire with Taliban

The Afghan government on Thursday announced an eight-day ceasefire with the Taliban in response to a historic ruling issued by hundreds of religious scholars. The ceasefire starting from the 27th day of Ramadan (June 13) will continue until the fifth day of Eid-ul-Fitr, President Mohammad

Mehbooba blames militants for trying to sabotage ceasefire

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday blamed militants for trying to sabotage the ceasefire announced by the central government. The Chief Minister said in a statement that the ongoing ceasefire, to mark the holy month of Ramadan, was yielding good results but