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    Assam: Flautist-musician Prabhat Sharma passes away

    Prabhat Sharma, a renowned folk exponent, flautist and musician of Assam, passed away in Guwahati in the early hours on Tuesday. He was 86. Family sources said the music legend's end came suddenly and unexpectedly in his sleep. He breathed his last around 6 a.m. at his residence in the city's Ambikagiri Nagar area. The maestro managed a folk music troupe- Debogandhar - which performed...

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    Assam: Low intensity earthquake hits Morigaon, Sonitpur

    An earthquake of magnitude 2.9 on the Richter scale hit central Assam's Morigaon and Sonitpur district at 1.32 am on Tuesday. As per National Center for Seismology, the epicentre of the earthquake was 56 kilometres southwest of Tezpur. The quake struck at a depth of 15 km from the surface. No report of loss of life or damage to property has been received yet. A similar quake of...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Hot day ahead in Northeast, temperature likely to be above normal from March to May

    Day temperatures are likely to be above normal in north, Northeast, parts of east and west India, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said. The IMD on Monday in its summer forecast for March to May said that it has forecast a likelihood of below-normal temperatures in the south and adjoining central India. "During the upcoming hot weather season...

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    Assam: HSLC practical exam on March 4, 5

    The HSLC practical examination, 2021 will be held from 9 am onwards on March 4 and March 5 in 651 centres across the State. The practical examinations are being held for 14 subjects out of total 27 subjects under the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA). This year around 35,000 students will appear for their HSLC practical. The exams of all practical subjects would be held in the same exam centres,...

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    Dibrugarh University exams postponed due to Assam Assembly elections

    In view of the ensuing Assam Assembly elections, Dibrugarh University has decided to postpone the several semester (Non-CBCS) examinations, 2021. The BA/BSc./B.Com 1st, 3rd semester (Non-CBCS) examinations scheduled from March 5, 2021 onwards, BA/BSc./B.Com 5th semester (Non-CBCS) examinations, 2020 scheduled from March 9, 2021 onwards and the BA/BSc./B.Com 1st semester (CBCS)...

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    Chinese hackers target Indian vaccine makers: Report

    Chinese and Russian-linked hacking campaigns in recent weeks targeted Indian vaccine makers-Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech. Both SII and Bharat Biotech are involved in producing the Covid-19 vaccine. Hacking campaigns believed to be originating from North Korean-targeted yoga guru Ramdev's Patanjali group, Cyfirma, an intelligence and threat discovery platform, said on...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Hollongi Greenfield Airport work slowed down due to Covid-19, says Arunachal governor

    Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) B.D. Mishra has observed that the work on the Hollongi Greenfield Airport has slowed down substantially due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in the state. He visited the airport on Monday and was briefed on the progress of work by Swapnil Naik, state Civil Aviation Secretary, Dilip M. Sajnani, General Manager of...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Chinese cyber-attack behind Mumbai blackout, says Maharashtra govt

    The Maharashtra government said on Monday that the massive and unprecedented blackout that paralysed Mumbai and its surrounding areas on October 12 last year was caused by a suspected cyber-attack originating in China. "I feel the media reports that have emerged in the matter are true," Energy Minister Nitin Raut told the media with Home Minister Anil Deshmukh by his...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Meghalaya: Study suggests use of public transport vehicles, cable cars to reduce traffic congestion in Shillong

    With traffic snarl taking a toll on people's lives every day in Shillong, the need to operate cable cars and increase the use of public transport vehicles and school buses have been suggested to the Meghalaya government. A global consulting firm, Dalberg was entrusted by the Meghalaya government to undertake a study by focussing...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Meghalaya: Garo Hills teachers boycott classes

    Several schools in Meghalaya's Garo Hills districts remained closed on Monday as the SSA teachers boycotted classes demanding fulfillment of their various demands. The All Garo Hills SSA School Teachers' Association has announced a week-long boycott of classes from Monday. The teachers' body has been demanding the release of their eight months' arrear salary as per the Project...

    • 14 hrs ago

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