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Monsoon to be normal this year: IMD

New Delhi, April 16: The Southwest monsoon, which brings nearly 75 percent of rainfall to the country, is expected to be normal this year, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday. The Long Period Average (LPA) will be 98

Debabrata Saikia: Assam Cong has a leadership pool and party will decide on the CM's post

Guwahati, April 16: Former leader of opposition in Assam Assembly Debabrata Saikia is the son of former Assam chief minister Hiteshwar Saikia, who was instrumental in the signing of the

In quest of pithas

Assam has a treasure trove of recipes for a wide variety of pithas.

Why is Bihu, essentially, a celebration of nature?

By Krishanu Kashyap From a spontaneous outburst of celebration (“Mukoli Bihu”) in open fields to organised celebration of “cultural nights” in the cities— Bihu has come a long way. But

Then and now

By Parismita Singh In this fast changing world, it is time to rediscover Bihu through the eyes of the young.There are a few memories of childhood that feel indelible,

Social media blackout in Pak amid anti-France protests

Islamabad, April 16: Pakistan on Friday blocked social media platforms amid fears that activists of a radical Islamist group might use the technology to stoke violent protests against last year's

Israel to lift outdoor mask mandate

Tel Aviv, April 16: The rules to enforce wearing of masks outdoors in Israel will be lifted starting Sunday, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said. Edelstein said in a statement on

US imposes fresh sanctions on Russia

Washington, April 16: The US has launched diplomatic and financial offensives against Russian officials and businesses in retaliation for election-meddling and Moscow-linked hacking that compromised major federal agencies. The move

New insect species from Kosovo named after coronavirus

London, April 13: A team of scientists have named a small caddisfly -- native to a national park in Kosovo -- after the Coronavirus pandemic. The Potamophylax coronavirus was collected