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Coronavirus Outbreak: Assam handloom sector reels under lockdown; zero Rongali Bihu business cripples weavers
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Assam handloom sector reels under lockdown; zero Rongali Bihu business cripples weavers

For the handloom sector in Assam, the period prior to Rongali Bihu or the Bohag Bihu, which heralds the beginning of the Assamese New Year and the arrival of spring, is a major season to make the bulk of the business for the year.

Citizenship Amendment Bill comes into effect with President Ram Nath Kovind's nod amid violent protests in North East
India

Citizenship Amendment Bill comes into effect with President Ram Nath Kovind's nod amid violent protests in North East

As of Thursday, two persons were killed in police firing during protests against Citizenship Bill in Assam with thousands descending on streets defying curfew.

Meghalaya police arrests 14 foreigners, most with Nigerian passports, illegally crossing over into India through Bangladesh
India

Meghalaya police arrests 14 foreigners, most with Nigerian passports, illegally crossing over into India through Bangladesh

As many as 14 foreign nationals, 12 of whom are from Nigeria, have been arrested in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district for entering the country illegally via Bangladesh during the last four days, police said Tuesday

Russian film director and Vladimir Putin's lawmaker Stanislav Govorukhin dies at 82
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Russian film director and Vladimir Putin's lawmaker Stanislav Govorukhin dies at 82

Stanislav Govorukhin, a prominent Russian film director who made some of the nation's most iconic movies, has died at the age of 82.