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    Maskup, appeals actor Vicky Kaushal to fans

    Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal, who has wooed the audience in several movies including Uri: The Surgical Strike, has urged everyone to mask up amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The talented actor on Friday was seen with his face covered with a cloth and a cap on an Instagram post, alongside which he wrote "#Maskup". The Manmarziyaan star recently treated his fans with a picture showcasing his...

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    Assam: Joor Baruah's 'Voice of Siang' at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

    Assamese filmmaker Joor Baruah's documentary Voice of Siang has been selected for the 11th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2020. The film is about the beautiful Adi people of Arunachal Pradesh and their resilience amidst issues related to their land, water and identity. Voice of Siang recently won the Best Documentary award at the DC South Asian Film...

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    89% Sonagachi sex workers reeling under debt trap: Survey

    Disruption of the business of the sex workers during lockdown has pushed them into penury with a survey of the current situation stating that a huge number of them have fallen into the debt trap. Around 89 per cent of the sex workers in Sonagachi have fallen into debt trap during the COVID-19 pandemic as most of them have taken loan during the lockdown as they were out of business....

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    COVID-19: Assam reports 380 new cases; tally reaches 2,06,015

    Assam on Friday reported 380 new COVID-19 cases, taking the state's overall tally to 2,06,015. These cases were detected from a total of 25,672 tests conducted in the state in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate of Assam on Friday was 1.48 per cent. Meanwhile, 1094 patients were discharged from various COVID-19 hospitals and care centres of Assam on Friday. Assam now has a...

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    Assam: Disfigured body of a woman recovered in Bokakhat; rape and murder suspected

    The recovery of a mutilated body of a woman in Bokakhat has left both the police and the locals in a state of shock and a panic-like situation has been created in the area. The body was recovered late on Thursday night from Sapjuri area of Bokakhat. Even though it looks like a case of hit-and-run, police, however, have not left out murder suspicion. The body has...

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    Turkey earthquake: Four killed, 120 injured

    At least four persons were killed and 120 others injured in an earthquake that struck Turkey's Aegean coast on Friday. Authorities informed that those killed were drowned and tremors were also felt in Greece as well. Some buildings collapsed in the coastal province of Izmir in Turkey, the authorities informed. The quake recorded 7.0 on the Richter scale. Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu...

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    COVID-19: Manipur reports four more deaths

    Manipur on Friday reported four more COVID-19 deaths, taking the state tally to 164. The deceased are from Churachandpur, Imphal (West), Kangpokpi and Imphal (East). Meanwhile, the state further recorded 221 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, of which 207 are from the general population and 14 from the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). The state so far has recorded a total of 18,272 COVID-19...

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    Nagaland Covid-19 tally reaches 8,945

    The Covid-19 positive cases in Nagaland reached 8,945 with the detection of 51 new cases on Friday. There have been 33 deaths due to the virus. "A total of 51 Covid-19 positive cases have been detected today - 32 in Dimapur, 16 in Kohima, two in Mokokchung and one in Tuensang," principal secretary (home) Abhijit Sinha said in his briefing. He said out of the 8,945 positive cases, 7,229 people have...

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    Assam: Miya Museum is a passé, Congress MLA demands for Bengali Museum at Kalakshetra

    A couple of days after Baghbar MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed's demand for Miya Museum at Sankardeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati created immense controversy in the state, another Congress MLA has now come up with a demand for a Bengali Museum. The demand has been made by Karimganja (North) MLA Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha, who said that a Bengali Museum at Srimanta...

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    Assam: Dibrugarh to get 500 solar lights, declares CM Sarbananda Sonowal

    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday inaugurated newly installed High Mast LED Lights in Dibrugarh. The Dibrugarh Municipality Board has installed 30 LED High Mast Lights under a scheme of the Urban Development department for which the government has sanctioned an amount of Rs 1.5 crore. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the...

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