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    Dengue cases reach 7,928 in Laos

    VIENTIANE: The dengue cases in Laos have reached 7,928 since January, along with 12 deaths, the Ministry of Health said. According to a report from Center of Information and Education for Health under Lao Ministry of Health on Thursday, the highest number of dengue patients were reported in Lao's capital Vientiane at 1,823. A total of 921 cases was reported in Bolikhamxay province, while 740 cases were...

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  • Regional

    Mixed response in north-east to nationwide trade union strike

    GUWAHATI/AGARTALA: The 24-hour nationwide trade union strike called on Thursday by ten central trade unions evoked a mixed response in the northeastern states. Banking operations across the northeastern region were hit as a majority of the bank employees joined the countrywide shutdown. According to officials, train and flight services in most northeastern states remained unaffected...

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  • International

    Harris shares family's Thanksgiving recipe to bring cheers

    WASHINGTON: US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has time and again spoken of her inherent love for cooking. Day ahead of Thanksgiving, Harris took to social media to reveal one of her family's favourite holiday recipes - cornbread dressing. The pictures she posted had a warm hue as she rang in the merry cheers amid Covid-hit celebration over the weekend.

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  • International

    Indian Foreign Secretary arrives in Kathmandu for 2-day visit

    KATHMANDU: In a bid to repair ties with Nepal that have hit all time low following the boundary dispute, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has arrived in Kathmandu on Thursday morning for a two-day visit. The announcement of the visit, as already made by Kathmandu and New Delhi, will see Shringla meet the top political leadership of Nepal and hold delegation level talks...

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  • National

    PM pitches for 'One Nation, One Election' as need of India

    NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday again emphasised the need to introduce the "One Nation, One Election" formula to save time and money of the country. Reiterating his idea for simultaneous elections across India, the Prime Minister said that "One Nation, One Election" is not a matter of debate only, but this is the need for India. The Prime Minister...

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  • International

    Australian state warns of severe fire danger as temperatures soar

    NEW DELHI: Residents in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) were warned on Thursday to prepare for a weekend of unusually high temperatures with a "severe" chance of bushfires. Maximum temperatures were forecast to be over 40 degrees centigrade in some places, with maximum temperatures 15 to 18 degrees hotter than the November average, Xinhua reported....

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  • Home

    MeECL employees stage an all India protest

    SHILLONG: MeECL employees take part in the all India protest by observing a black flag day against the Centre's decision to privatise the power sector in the country on Thursday.

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  • Meghalaya

    Meghalaya HC grants bail to former Mawhati MLA on medical grounds

    SHILLONG: The Meghalaya High Court on Thursday granted bail to former Mawhati MLA Julius Kitbok Dorphang on medical grounds. His bail plea was taken up by the single bench of the Meghalaya High Court, Justice W Diengdoh. The Court order is however awaited. Dorphang was booked under the POCSO Act in 2017, for alleged sexual assault on a 14-year-old girl, who was rescued from a sex...

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    India calls Pak 'dossier' to UN 'pack of lies with no takers'

    UNITED NATIONS: India's UN Mission has dismissed as "a pack of lies with no takers" the dossier that Pakistan gave UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres alleging that India was fomenting terrorism against it from Afghanistan. The dossier given audaciously on the eve of the anniversary of the 2008 26/11 Mumbai attack by Pakistani terrorists had "zero...

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    Nepal to announce new height of Mt Everest soon

    KATHMANDU: Nepal is going to announce the new height of Mt Everest, the world's tallest peak, very soon. A Cabinet meeting on Wednesday evening gave nod to Nepal's Ministry of Land Management to announce the height of Everest and according to some media reports, as the peak has appeared taller than it was but no official confirmation yet. Minister for Land Management of Nepal, Padma...

    • 3 hrs ago

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